The Glebe Manor Lawn Bowling Club has decided to cease operations and sell off all assets. They want to sell the property located @ 194 Manor Road east to a Developer, who will construct house on one of the last remaining green spaces in our neighbourhood.
This club has been in existence since 1923, and while the sport is no longer as popular, the club has been used for many local not for profit groups for outings. This includes Boy Scouts, public daycares, schools, seniors groups, just to name a few. Adding new homes to open land will have no benefit to our community. What is more imprtant is maintaining space where children and local families can gather and play.
The City of Toronto would like to acquire this land and turn it into a public park for the community. The local councillor (Josh Matlow) has been quite supportive of protecting local greenspace as he sees the need far outweighs the avaiable land. He is working with city departments to move this forward. We need to show that we support him in this cause, and work together to ensure our neighbourhood keeps what little greenspace we have, for the benefit of everyone.
Please show your support by signing this petition. Josh Matlow (city councillor) is solidly behind this initative, and is working hard to make this situation right. He is an exceptional ally to this project.
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