Bill Hancox Park parking lot
By Rob Elbertsen
There have been several inquiries regarding the assortment of construction vehicles, equipment and material in the parking lot south of Bill Hancox Park on Bridgeport Dr. This parking lot is being deployed as a storage/depot area for equipment and material belonging to Powerline Plus, the firm contracted by Toronto Hydro to upgrade electrical services in the neighbourhood. This upgrade provides for the replacement of the existing underground electrical cables and transformers within city property in the area of Cockburn Dr., D’arcy Magee Cres., and sections of Centennial Rd., Charlottetown Blvd., Conference Blvd. and Haviland Dr. Toronto Parks provided permission to Toronto Hydro to use the parking lot as a storage/depot area. Once spring arrives and the park reopens, the storage/depot area will be relocated. Additionally, the lot will be restored and re-sodded.
0 Clemes Dr. (Clemes Dr. and Centennial Rd.)
Inquiries have been received regarding construction recently begun on Clemes Dr. and Centennial Rd., adjacent to St. Brendan’s School. This project consists of the construction of seven detached homes fronting onto Clemes Dr. The project was initiated in 2013, with an initial community consultation meeting held in 2014, and was subsequently approved in 2015. Two of the homes will be located west of the Centennial Creek ravine, with the remaining five homes located east of the ravine. Sufficient buffer has been allocated between Centennial Creek and the homes. All trees within the protected ravine area will be preserved and the developer has committed to planting a number of additional trees along Clemes Dr. and Centennial Rd., as well as in the rear yards of the new homes. All of the homes will have frontages ranging from slightly more than 44 feet to 48 feet. Prior to approval it was determined that this project was appropriate for the site and compatible with the surrounding neighbourhood. Note that this site and the site on Centennial Rd. north of St. Brendan’s School (the old apple orchard) are being developed by different builders.