Update on the Old Orchard TDSB Property

I am pleased to share with you that pending a final vote by the Toronto District School Board of Trustees later this month, the Old Orchard property located at 375 Dovercourt Rd will not be sold off. This is good news and means that the West End Parents Daycare and the Orchard Montessori will be able to stay on the site to provide child care and educational services in our community.

Ever since it emerged that this site could potentially be sold off by the TDSB in 2014, I worked closely with neighbouring Councillor Mike Layton in order to retain the existing uses on the site. This included the motion I moved at Executive Committee which directed City staff to work with us, the Toronto Lands Corporation (the TDSB's real estate arm), and the current tenants in order to identify ways to secure increased parkland and preserve 200 child care and after school program spaces.

You can read more about the recommendation made by TDSB staff in their report by clicking here

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