Pointe Claire invites input on the future of Proudfoot park

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The city of Pointe Claire is inviting  residents to take part in the development of Tony-Proudfoot Park by answering online polls on Pointe-Claire, It’s Who We Are and by attending a public consultation in February.

“The park was named after Tony Proudfoot last year after we received 60 suggestions for names from residents. With this vision in mind, we are continuing this unique collaborative and democratic process by encouraging the community to participate in the development choices for the new park,” stated Mayor Belvedere.

Tony-Proudfoot Park will be developed at the intersection of Gendron and Des Frênes Avenues in the Greenwich neighbourhood located in District 6 – Seigniory. It will include universally accessible equipment for playgrounds and rest areas for children aged 2 to 12, as well as walking paths.

Born in Winnipeg, Tony Proudfoot moved to Pointe-Claire as a child and graduated from John Rennie High School in 1966. Winnipeg  He went on to play for the Montreal Alouettes and the BC Lions in the Canadian Football League (CFL). He won the Grey Cup with the Alouettes in 1974 and 1977. He was also involved in the community as a journalist, teacher, and coach. After he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in 2007, he created the Tony Proudfoot Fund to improve the living conditions of people with the disease and provide support for medical research. He died in 2010 at the age of 61.

Online polls

From January 31 to February 18 inclusively, vote for your favourite tribute among the three options available.

From February 8 to 18 inclusively, vote for the playground equipment options.

Public consultation

Following the two online polls, the community’s first choices will be included in the development plans in order for them to be presented during the public consultation on February 28, starting at 7 p.m. at Pointe-Claire City Hall. Confirm your presence now at 514-630-1220 or at communications@pointe-claire.ca. Everyone is invited to participate!

Work on the park will begin in the summer and fall of 2019, and the park will be inaugurated in the spring of 2020.

Visit itswhoweare.pointe-claire.ca.

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