Alder Road residents will soon have a new set of stairs to access Taylor Creek Park.
After a two year period, a new set of concrete stairs will replace the worn out steps made from wood and asphalt, which according to Beaches-East York Councillor Janet Davis were in a “significant state of disrepair” and posed a safety hazard.
Davis said she has worked since 2003, the year she was first elected, on replacing all of the approximately six sets of stairs leading into the park.
She believes the new Alder steps, which will also have a bike track, will encourage residents to make use of Taylor Creek Park throughout the year.
“Taylor Creek Park is a green jewel for our community and without those staircases there simply wouldn’t be much access or use made of the park, particularly in the winter,” said Davis Tuesday, Nov. 6.
She said the process took two years to complete from design to construction.
This Saturday, Nov. 10, at 10:30 a.m. Davis and representatives from the Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation Department will take part in a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the new stairs. The ceremony will take place at the Alder Road entrance to Taylor Creek Park.
Also, Davis and parks staff are also encouraging residents to attend a community meeting regarding a planned makeover for Maryland Park.
The meeting takes place on Tues. Nov 13, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Dentonia Park Clubhouse, located at 80 Thyra Ave. near Danforth Rd. and Victoria Park Ave.
For more information contact Davis’ office at 416-392-4035.