Tunney’s Pasture redevelopment plans have been in the works for some time. This is a massive federal government project which has been developed under a cone of silence.
Plans are now at an advanced stage, and have been done with no community consultation or input, nor the input or knowledge of city staff and elected officials. Whatever the outcome, this will have a major and direct effect on anyone who lives near Tunney’s Pasture, works at Tunney’s Pasture, or enjoys the river, roads and greenspaces in and around this large campus.
The Wellington Village Community Association recently completed a survey of area residents regarding their knowledge and concerns related to the redevelopment, and are using this data to make a difference before it is too late. Step one is we need to push for the release of the detailed plans, and to push for the federal government to meet with local residents to ensure our input is taken into account, and taken seriously.
The community associations representing Wellington Village, Champlain Park, Hintonburg and Mechanicsville have formedNeighbours for Tunney’s to focus on these and other Tunney’s Pasture redevelopment-related issues.
A preliminary web page has been launched (www.neighboursfortunneys.ca) and a mailing list has been created so that everyone can stay apprised of updates, and have continued input into the work your community associations are doing on your behalf.
Even if you live outside of these four neighbourhoods, you can still sign up. You can join the mailing list by sending a request to firstname.lastname@example.org