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Public Space

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.