At the beginning of September, HydroOne removed several old growth trees in Robertson Davies Park. Following community outcry, HydroOne has agreed to take steps to remedy the situation. On September 28, they hosted a community consultation and presented four options for new landscaping. You can review the options here. Potential solutions include replanting a row of trees, installing a green wall along the rail line and adding new trees throughout the park, adding shrubs along the rail line together with new trees throughout the park, and installing a trellis and planting large evergreens and shrubs along the rail line.
In addition to seeking community input on what should be done to replace the trees that were cut down, HydroOne is also accepting broader feedback pertaining to the landscaping in the park. Some of our neighbours have suggested, for example, that the cement path is crumbling and needs to be repaves and that an accessible path to Avenue Road needs to be added.
HydroOne circulated the following questions for feedback at the September 28 meeting:
- Which elements of the landscaping plans that were presented did you like?
- Which elements of the landscaping plans that were presented did you not like?
- Is there something you would describe as a "must see" for the park that you would like included in the plans?
- Is there anything else you'd like to tell us?
For further information or to weigh in, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 416-345-6799.