I am pleased to announce, as your Councillor, that The Wabash Community Fieldhouse which will serve Sorauren Park can now go forward. With passage of the City’s Capital Budget, construction of the fieldhouse, a long-term dream of local residents, can begin this year.With assistance from Mayor Miller & Parks staff sufficient City funds have been found to start the project this year despite the financial challenges facing our city. As a Budget Committee member, I can assure you that the City’s financial challenges are real.
City funds will now be added to community donations collected by the Wabash Building Society, and monies secured from residential development in the area, to permit renovation of 50 Wabash Avenue. This modest two storey-building will serve as a fieldhouse for activities at Sorauren Park, providing a meeting space for the community and support for the many recreational activities at Sorauren Park. For the first time, when the building is complete, the park will have washrooms!
Once again, thanks to the dedicated volunteers from the non-profit Wabash Building Society, and previous elected officials, without whom nothing would have been possible.