CSL Corner: Lots going on in District 6

by Councillor Glenn J. Nashen

The Free Press, February 15, 2012

District 6 is not only the geographic centre of the City of Côte Saint-Luc, but has become a major hub of activity with recreation facilities, education possibilities and development opportunities.

The new Aquatic and Community Centre (ACC) on Parkhaven Avenue is midway through its highly successful inaugural year.  The Wagar Tennis Courts on Caldwell Avenue are receiving a total upgrade this year.  And this summer the most exciting and innovative park in the west end will open behind the ACC. Imagination Park, the first new Côte Saint-Luc park of the 21st century, is a $600,000 investment and will be a major attraction for local residents as well as users of the outdoor pool, gymnasium and ACC.

A task force has been appointed to propose the launch of a new mainstream, English-language public high school at the EMSB’s Giovanni Palatucci Facility on Parkhaven Avenue.  Once home to Wagar High School, the site is ideally located to offer Côte Saint-Luc and west end residents a high calibre, affordable educational option.

The Griffith-McConnell Residence, also on Parkhaven Avenue, closed down last year and was recently sold to new owners. What does the future hold for this valuable site? Only time will tell.

Also, the volunteer Citizens on Patrol (VCOP) and Emergency Medical Services rely on the generosity of our volunteers who serve our community with great dedication. VCOP is now recruiting for its spring class of new patrollers and EMS will follow this summer. For more info visit CoteSaintLuc.org or call 514-485-6800.

I am working with the Transportation Committee to expand the CSL Cycles network.  Our goal this year is to connect to our neighbouring municipalities.

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Glenn J. Nashen is city councillor for District 6 and responsible for Public Safety and Transportation.