I would like to inform the citizens Sudbury about the
proposed residential development in Lo-Ellen Park and the
transfer, sale and/or exchange of 4.6 acres of designated
parkland. This parkland is being used as leverage and could be
lost to this development. This property was zoned "P" (public
park), and has been so since 1964 as per an affidavit under the
Land Transfer Tax Act, which states that it was "conveyance of
lands for public purposes."
The current ratio of city parkland to population in the
South End only has 0.57 hectares of parks to 1,000 residents,
while the standard is three hectares to 1,000.
The City of Greater Sudbury's parks, open space and leisure
master plan states, "parks and open spaces bring beauty to an
area while giving people satisfaction and improve their quality
If Greater Sudbury is recognized as a leader in the "green
movement," we must strive to maintain and not dispose of our
parklands in order to appease developers/development.
If this can happen in my neighbourhood, it can happen in