The Mt. Hope - Breithaupt Park Neighbourhood Association would like to wish all community members, friends and partners a warm season's greetings and a happy new year! This past year has been a busy one, with lots of developments taking place in our neighbourhood - the Region agreed to move ahead with the Spur Line trail, the widening of Weber Street began, the Margaret Street bridge remains closed (but the City has finalized its plans for it), and the Victoria Commons housing development continues to move forward, despite some unfortunate setbacks.
What's more, volunteers in our community have organized and held lots of great, fun events for people of all ages. On Dekay St. alone we had the Bike Rodeo in the summer and the Dekay Street party on Labour Day weekend. On December 21st, the very well-attended Lantern Walk took place around the Blucher / Wilhelm Street area. Earlier in the year, the Neighbourhood Association organized a Much Music Dance Party for kids that was a lot of fun. And these are only a few of the exciting events that took place in our neighbourhood in 2014!
We are really excited about 2015 too. We are organizing a Winterfest for February, another Bike Rodeo in early summer, a Margaret Street Bridge reopening party for June, and a soapbox derby racing competition for late Summer. Construction on the ION light rail system on King Street should begin ramping up as the Weber Street construction (hopefully!) winds down. As always, we are open to ideas from the community about other events or programs we could hold, and are especially interested in finding volunteers in the community who would like to spearhead an event of their own (with our support, of course!).
Keep your eye on our website, Facebook or Twitter feed to keep up with current news about all the issues and events taking place in our neighbourhood, or sign-up to receive periodic email updates using the form on the left. Feel free to contact us at any of the contact email addresses on the list of Board members too.