On Thursday, September 1st, residents of Rivertowne came together to celebrate the beginning of construction on their new community park.
Councillor Paula Fletcher and members of the City�s Parks, Forestry and Recreation department were on hand for the groundbreaking, as were some of the architects, designers and landscapers involved with the project.
The park is a welcome green space for the neighbourhood. It will be a hub for the community�s diverse residents, which include Toronto Community Housing tenants, new condo owners and renters, as well as Hamilton Street homeowners.
The groundbreaking was followed by a community celebration to welcome new residents and mark back-to-school through the distribution of school supplies generously donated by Sapient Canada.
�I thought the event was good,� said resident Clover Woods. �The kids had a good time and I got to meet my neighbours. We came together. You know who�s in your community. I feel safe here because everyone knows my kids.�