Update about next steps
When communities come together to talk about shared priorities and discuss how we can shape the future together – and preserve what’s important – we make our neighbourhoods better for all.
As this project has the potential to positively benefit and shape the Downtown East for the next fifty plus years, we’ve have been taking the necessary time to understand, evaluate and plan.
Based on feedback from local communities and space users, we have been busy working on refining the original designs, developing governance structure, and incorporating local economic development, and environmental sustainability plans throughout the potential project.
What comes next?
Using your feedback, we have been revising the initial design that came out of the consultation process. We want to ensure that the redevelopment meets the social and recreational needs of local communities in a way that is financially and environmentally sustainable, is safe, inclusive and accessible, and meets the needs of communities, especially those who are most underserved.
In Spring 2019 there will be a public meeting for you to provide feedback to the project team on a revised site design.
Program & Partnership Development
We will continue to have local conversations about what new programming and service opportunities this project can bring to Moss Park, and how this space can be best programmed through sports and recreation, community-led initiatives, and partnerships with local service agencies.
Local Economic Opportunity
We believe that local communities should benefit and help build their community assets. The More Moss Park team is committed to providing economic opportunities to local communities throughout the planning, construction, and operation of this project. During this phase of the consultation we will be talking to local residents, service users and providers, and other partners such as employment and educational institutions, trade unions and social enterprises to explore how this project can:
- Provide residents of the Downtown East with training, apprenticeship, and career opportunities in the skilled trades and related fields during the construction phase;
- Develop opportunities for local procurement;
- Develop local hiring strategies for staffing and maintenance needs during operation; and
- Ensure that new facilities are designed in a way that support skills building, social enterprise, small business development, and other economic opportunities during operation.
We ask you to join us in this work. There will be a number of opportunities to be involved. If you haven’t already, please sign up for our mailing list by visiting http://www.moremosspark.ca/email-updates to keep up to date with what’s going on. You can also drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 416-355-6777