WALLACE EMERSON Park, COMMUNITY CENTRE AND child care centre
As part of the Reimagine Galleria project, Wallace Emerson Park will flourish and undergo an expansion from 6.58 acres to 7.81 acres. A larger, vibrant park will offer greater opportunities to create a more usable, functional and inviting public space where families can gather for fun and play.
The Reimagine Galleria project also includes the renewal and revitalization of the Wallace Emerson Community Centre. A new Community Centre, double the size of the existing centre, will be built at the Dupont entrance of the site. The new 75,000 sq. ft. centre will boast a child care centre and will feature a colourful calendar of community events.
Two visioning Open Houses were held on April 26, 2018 and May 22, 2018 to gather the community’s feedback, ideas and aspirations. The presentation and panels from these Open Houses can be downloaded here. A summary of the feedback received in these Open Houses can be viewed here. The design team is using this feedback to prepare a draft Park Master Plan and concept for the community centre and child care centre.
Another Open House was held on July 18, 2018 to present the draft Park Master Plan and concept for the community centre and child care centre. This Open House included detailed roundtable discussions and a variety of feedback was received on the concepts presented. The presentation and panels from this Open House can be downloaded here.
Over the remainder of Summer, we will be meeting with several focus groups to gather more feedback and ideas. A summary of all feedback will be posted on this page once these focus group discussions are completed.
We also encourage everyone complete the questionnaire on the draft Park Master Plan here and concept for the community centre and child care centre available here. We ask for all feedback to be completed by September 3, 2018.
The design team will continue to refine the Park Master Plan and community centre and child care centre concept over the coming months, incorporating your feedback.
A further Open House will be held in Fall 2018 once a more refined Park Master Plan and community centre and child care centre concept is prepared. Keep informed of project updates by emailing [email protected] or regularly checking back here.