Marie Curtis Park – Bike Skills Park – September 11, 2013 Public Information Meeting

Information about the proposed Bike Skills Park is available here.

The text from the latter Canadian Cycling Magazine site reads as follows:

City officials are looking for input on the design of a new bike park in the southwest corner of Toronto.

Marie Curtis Park is located at the mouth of Etobicoke Creek, where the small river drains into Lake Ontario. Home to mature forest that includes oak, maple, pine and butternut trees, the park is soon to be home to a bike skills park.

The skills park is meant to replace a series of informal jumps and bridges that have been built in the forest, an environmentally sensitive area. Unlike decades past, city staff now work closely with mountain bikers to create new riding opportunities, rather than simply tearing out old features.

“This park will offer skill building opportunities for off-road cyclists, while reducing impacts to an ecologically sensitive area,” read an email from Janette Harvey, a Natural Environment Specialist with the City of Toronto.

Those interested in having a say in how the park develops can attend a public meeting at the Assembly Hall, in Etobicoke’s Lakeshore neighbourhood.

Date: September 11, 2013
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Presentation at 7:00 pm
Location: Assembly Hall, East Room

Contact:
Janette Harvey, Natural Environment Specialist
Email: jharvey3@toronto.ca
Phone: 416-392-1339

4 replies
  1. Daryl Pantel
    Daryl Pantel says:

    I thought I had been paying attention to all changes & improvements to Marie Curtis Park, but today is the first time that I’ve heard of this Bike Skills Park. it’s obvious that this item is not a new one; I’m wondering if I’ve missed an information source regarding this park, and the various additional changes being made to it.

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  2. Jaan Pill
    Jaan Pill says:

    I was fortunate to receive an email today regarding the Bike Skills Park.

    It’s great when people circulate such information regarding Marie Curtis Park. Without help from other people, I would not be able to keep up with such information.

    If anyone else comes across information, please let me know.

    Best,

    Jaan

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  3. Mike Hession
    Mike Hession says:

    I think a bike park would be an awesome thing for the neighbourhood .These parks reach out to the kids that team sports aren’t there favourite .Maybe the video game controller will be put down and we can get the kids outside again .A bike skills park can be a safe fun thrill a Minute activity for these kids that they can call there own . Design the park for the local riders of all abilities and an area for those bikes with no pedals I think they are called strider bikes .

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