August 18, 2011
I was thrilled to announce today that the Ontario Trillium Foundation will provide a grant of $500,000 to upgrade the cricket field surrounding Valley Park Middle School in Toronto! The Flemingdon Park Parent Association will receive $500,000 over 15 months to upgrade the cricket field and surrounding lands of Valley Park Middle School to create a multi-use sports, recreation and community activity space. Flemingdon Park is a high needs area of Toronto populated by thousands of new immigrant families. The Flemingdon and Thorncliffe neighbourhoods have advocated for a new community space that children, adults and families can enjoy, and I have worked with them along the way to reach their goal. I am so happy to see this come to fruition! Congratulations to everyone involved!