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Save Frankland Pool

The City is proposing to withdraw funding from the pool at Frankland CC.  Though located in Ward 30, the Frankland pool is used by many families in Ward 29.

Given that our budget surplus from 2011 is projected to be greater than $139 million, we should not be closing down pools and eliminating recreation programming in community centres. The rationale that these pools were selected based on low annual visits doesn’t hold water. The Frankland pool is busy from morning til night; it features lessons for younger children and plays a vital role in the lives of hundreds of families in our community.

The Frankland Working Group has a petition here   and a Facebook group here.

The City is considering cuts to 6 other school pools at Bedford Park CC, Gordon A. Brown MS, Hillcrest CC, Runnymede CI, S.H. Armstrong CRC and Sir Wilfred Laurier CI.

I am committed to working with the community to keeping these pools open.  I am in discussions with Councillor Paula Fletcher, Trustee Cathy Dandy and community groups.

One community group working on this issue is the Aquatic Working Group  is  meeting from 5:00 to 6:00 on December 15th in the Auditorium at the Metro YMCA, 20 Grosvenor (Grosvenor & Yonge).   They have a petition here.

These closures will be reviewed and discussed at Budget Committee, Executive Committee and by City Council. The budget will not be finalized until City Council approves it at its meeting on January 17, 18 and 19, 2012 and changes may occur during that time.

Full details on the City’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation budget are posted here.

You can find the Parks Forestry and Recreation Services Change descriptions here .

Full details on the City’s 2012 Budget are posted on the City’s website.

We need to work together to save our pools.  Please contact me at councillor_fragedakis@toronto.ca to add your voice to the list of support for Frankland and the other 6 TDSB pools.

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