We’re holding a depaving ceremony on Saturday, October 5th 2019 from 09:30 to noon. Come and grab a chunk of asphalt (already pre-scored into squares) from the section of Pontiac that we’re converting to park, and throw it out! This is literally a community effort. Equipment and safety gear will be provided.
The related Facebook event is at https://www.facebook.com/events/3047381141945530 though there’s no need to sign up. There are plenty of chunks of pavement for everyone!
It’s the latest step in our project to join Champlain Park to the Champlain Woods to the north. See https://champlainpark.org/park/pontiac-depaving-and-park-expansion/ for the back-story with photos.
Our city councillor Jeff Leiper has handled the city end of things and has a press release with testimonials on the depaving at http://kitchissippiward.ca/content/turning-pavement-parkland-kitchissippi-ward. EnviroCentre is doing the depaving preparation for the event.