Board or the Toronto Lands Corporation (TPL) which currently manages TDSB
Closing down pools and eliminating recreation programming in community centres
makes no sense. The rationale that these pools were selected based on low
annual visits doesn't hold water. The Frankland pool is busy from morning till
night; it features lessons for younger children and plays a vital role in the
lives of hundreds of families in our community.
I am committed to fighting this with you. I am monitoring the situation very
closely and working with the Parent Councils, the Aquatic Working Group,
Trustee Cathy Dandy and TPL Chair, David Crombie. By working together we will
develop a winning strategy to save these pools and much needed swimming
I will keep you informed of any meetings and be happy to attend any that the
community sets up. Hopefully the Aquatic Working Group meeting on December
15th will be about these proposed closures.
The City's Budget Committee is meeting on December 7th and 8th
and will hear deputations. You
must register by 4pm on
Tuesday December 6 if you wish to speak. You can also send a letter to the
Budget Committee. The contact for both is Merle MacDonald, at
[email protected] or 416-392-7340.
These closures will be reviewed and discussed at Budget Committee, Executive
Committee and by City Council. The budget will not be finalized until City
Council approves it at its meeting on January 17, 18 and 19, 2012 and changes
may occur during that time.
Full details on the City's Parks, Forestry and Recreation budget are posted
You can link to the Parks Forestry and Recreation Services Change descriptions
Full details on the City's 2012 Budget are posted on the City's website at
Let's work together to save our pools. Please email me at
[email protected] to add your voice to the list of support for
Frankland and the other 6 TDSB pools.