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.