In this increasingly dense downtown area with more of our residents living in high-rise buildings open space is critical. Not only do parks provide a needed place to find tranquility from the busy city, studies show that in urban environments, trees and green areas can yield a host of benefits including: providing shade, reducing storm water runoff, improving air quality, reducing electricity use, and improving residents’ health and quality of life.
ABCRA expects and advocates for:
- Existing parks to be better maintained.
- New parks and green space to be added in proportion to new residential units being approved.
- Park Levies and Section 37 development fees to be directed to improvements to the public space in the area of the development.
- New developments to contribute responsibly beyond what City rules require to the public space in the neighbourhood.
- Tree canopy to be sustained and re-planted.