Dirt pile on Parkhaven at the corner of Trinity

Dirt pile on Parkhaven at the corner of Trinity

The unsightly pile of dirt at the construction site of the Parkhaven Courtyard townhouse project will finally be on its way. This eyesore was trucked over from the construction site on The Avenue many months ago much to the dismay of residents along the truck route that had to endure dirty streets and local residents on Parkhaven and Trinity avenues who’ve put up with the mess all summer long. Notwithstanding the half-hearted attempt to cover up the pile with ineffective strands of plastic and constant street washing nearby residents have endured dirty roads, windows and lawns from the constant dust.

While the dump on Parkhaven is legal in that the developer owns both construction sites, that is, on The Avenue and on Parkhaven, residents will be pleased to know that the city has received assurances that the pile will soon be carted back to The Avenue to fill in the excavation that has been prepped for the six-story building that is slowly proceeding.

Construction on The Avenue proceeds (Oct. 1, 2016)

Construction on The Avenue proceeds (Oct. 1, 2016)

Several new residents have begun moving into the Parkhaven Courtyards, a lovely project on the site of the former Griffith-McConnell Residence. This project has targeted young couples given its proximity to the Aquatic and Community Centre and the former Wagar High School (that the EMSB has twice hinted at converting back into a mainstream high school). Located in District 6, which I represent, I am looking forward to meeting my new constituents.

Meanwhile, the building across from the Cavendish Mall will hopefully soon be green-lighted for the next phase of construction. That project will see ground level retail businesses such as a cafe or restaurant with outdoor seating space out front with apartments located on the upper floors. The concept envisioned is to create a lively indoor and outdoor retail-dining experience along The Avenue, just steps away from City Hall and the public library, the Mall, new homes and several parks.

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