We need you to Show Your Support to ensure this remains a priority project for our diverse neighbourhood.
Get your keychains at:
- Joe’s Cafe, corner of Sorauren and Fermanagh
- Scooter Girl Toys, 187 Roncesvalles Avenue
We also sell the custom keychains at our booth at various events during the year. Buy your keychain (suggested $5 donation) and place it on the fence outside the old linseed oil mill on Wabash Avenue at Sorauren Park… joining the other keychains already there.
Funds raised support the continued efforts of the non-profit, all-volunteer Friends of Sorauren Park to enhance the Sorauren Park experience including Movie Nights in the Town Square, construction of a Pizza Oven (permit submitted), operation of the Natural Ice Rink and much more.
Big thanks to Sorauren Park donor Rob Moffat, who has donated 1,000 keychains for local school kids to hang on the fence. Students from Fern Avenue PS and Howard PS have participated and added their customized keychains to the fence, with more to come.
- The dream for a community centre by Sorauren Park goes back to the late 1980s, prior to the opening of the park itself in 1995.
- A 2003 feasibility study was conducted following several years of community advocacy and needs assessments. The project has been a line item in the city’s capital plan since 2000, continuously delayed until recently.
- Today, thousands of new people have moved into the area through redevelopment, with thousands more expected in coming years.
- In the city’s 2004 Recreation Facilities Report, the Wabash Community Centre was listed as the No. 7 priority, with a proposed completion “in the 2005-2009 timeframe.”
- Of those seven projects, four have been completed and two are under way, leaving Wabash as the last.
- Join the “visual petition” on the fence before the crucial city budget vote expected February 2017.
Here’s the timeline of activity since the beginning of the “baby steps” campaign in 2008 (click on image for larger view):