The Lands are centrally located to provide close access to a largest number of residents, have frontage on two streets and potentially could connect directly to Queen Street West through the Bell Media lands to the north.
But is there any other place in the area that would be cheaper, or is that simply the cost of adding parkland in this general area?we're looking at $41 million or so. Add to that the Termination Allowance payable under the Expropriation Act, as the owners would not be able to relocate their parking business; this would/will not be cheap.
But is there any other place in the area that would be cheaper, or is that simply the cost of adding parkland in this general area?
I walked by the site and it's quite large seen up close. However, it's stuck between buildings with their backs faced to the lot. To counter act that, the city should get creative and opt for some interesting topography rather than the boring flat park with a few trees and benches. I'd like to see some hills. A woonerf on Nelson Street could be used to extend the park and provide it with an entrance off John St, which will itself see a revitalization with more trees, wider sidewalks and bike paths.