Artist’s rendering of gym and first floor of community centre, from 2009 concept plans
As you may already be aware, the Wabash Community Centre to be located in Sorauren Park will soon be a reality. The City of Toronto approved the $40M in funding as part of its 2017 capital budget and is preparing for the preliminary design phase to begin in early 2019 – with shovels in the ground planned for 2020 and doors opening as early as 2022.
With momentum building, the FOSP board thought it important that we lead our own strategic initiative to engage directly with the community to seek interest and participation in planning your ideal community centre.
Our independent initiative is to be complementary to the public consultation process led by the City of Toronto. Our goal is to align to their process and consultation timeline, and to submit a formal FOSP document that has been developed with direct community input.
Over the past couple of years, we’ve heard from many in the community who have expressed a want to “have their say” in shaping how the community centre is designed and built, and how it will serve the people once opened.
So, if you are interested in contributing your time, energy, talents and ideas, please review our strategic framework online and sign up.
Our committees will form around the following paths. Design Excellence, Heritage, Town Square, Aquatic Facilities, Programming, Governance/Operations and Centre/Park Integration. We expect to have our key committees up and running early in the new year.
If you would like more information, feel free to contact us.
Wishing you and yours a very Happy Holiday season.
Board of Directors,
Friends of Sorauren Park