Based on feedback from parents and the community, I am excited to share with you that this summer, in collaboration with Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam and the City of Toronto, we are moving forward with replacing the fencing surrounding Church Street Public School. This finishing touch will create a safer, more vibrant public space for the school and surrounding community.
After several stakeholder workgroup meetings and two community consultations, we will also be moving forward with a lit up glass wall. The materials is currently being stress tested in the lab to ensure it isn't easily breakable and to ensure that if a piece of it is damaged or broken that it can easily be replaced and operated by TDSB staff.
The current grey chain link fence is being replaced by a black metal fence. Here is a detailed breakdown of the changes we are looking to make:
|A||1.2m high Black Chain Link Fence and Single Gate||To remain|
|B||1.0m high Black Metal Fence||Replace metal fence with new 1.2m high Black Metal Fence; New Concrete Curbing to replace the existing concrete work|
|C||No fencing||New Black Metal Fence to match concrete height at glass wall ‐ est. 1.8m high|
|D||No gate||New 1.8m high x 1.5m wide Black Metal Gates ‐ 3.0m wide to accommodate vehicles|
|E||Various height, grey painted Chain Link Fencing||Replacement with new Glass Fence and Retaining Wall|
|F||2.4m high, grey painted Chain Link Fence||Replace chain link fence with new 1.8m Black Metal Fence|
|G||1.8m high, grey painted Chain Link Fence||Replace chain link fence with new 1.8m Black Metal Fence|
|H||1.8m high, grey painted Chain Link Fence||New 1.8m high x 1.5m wide Black Metal Gate|
|I||1.2m high Black Chain Link Fence (some elevated footings)||Replace with new 1.8m high Metal Fence and Replace post footings and grade supports with cast in place concrete curb and footings|
|J||Two ‐ 1.2m high x 3.0m wide Black Chain Link Gates (vehicle access)||Replace with new 1.8m high Metal Gates ‐ two 1.8 m x 3.0m gates|
|K||Two ‐ 1.2m high x 1.5m wide Black Chain Link Gates (pedestrian access)||Replace with new 1.8m high Metal Gates ‐ two 1.8 m x 1.5m gates|
|L||1.2m high black chain‐Link fencing||To remain|
|M||1.2m high black chain‐Link fencing||To remain|
Fence project aerial view site plan
Glass Wall Design Concept
The project is expected to be completed by Fall 2018. Please contact my office with any questions, comments, or concerns.
Student Ideas & Concepts