Investing in Bathurst-Finch
James Pasternak Ward 10 Councillor
Since coming to office in 2010, I have promoted the need to invest in our local communities. The Bathurst-Finch neighbourhood is one of those neighbourhoods.
Investments in Bathurst-Finch include the 20,000-square-foot, $10 million hub operated by Unison Health and Community Services. After supporting this project as a trustee and now as a city councillor, it has been great to see this facility flourish with a new community space and a garden along with medical and social services resources for all adults, seniors, veterans and new Canadians.
We have also invested in numerous outdoor facilities, such as building new playground sets at Robert Hicks Park and Ailsa Craig Park, a new bike trail along the Finch Hydro corridor and new track and field investments at Esther Shiner Stadium.
We are building a new daycare centre near the North York General Hospital Urgent Care Centre, and we are working on plans to build a newly expanded Centennial Library (now with Sunday hours). The city remains committed to funding the swimming pool inside Northview Heights Secondary School, and we are looking to build new tennis courts at the school as well.
My office continues to protect homes and people through major investments in storm water and sewer modernization, tree plantings, electrical and road upgrades. Bathurst-Finch was also a major beneficiary of the Bell Box outdoor mural program.
Although there is still work to be done, the progress being made in the neighbourhood is making an enormous difference.
The Unision Health and Community Services Hub on Finch Avenue West