Following Provincial orders to slow the spread of COVID-19, all park construction was put on pause on April 13, 2020. Under the Ontario Government’s Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, construction in parks is now deemed an essential service.
As a result, the City of London has resumed all park construction.
All measures taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19 amongst contract workers is being done in compliance with requirements under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and associated regulations and public health directives issued by the Chief Medical Officer of Health.
It is also the responsibility of City staff during onsite visits to practice these protocols and ensure that contractors are practicing safety precautions at all times.
There is nothing more important than the health and well-being of our community and City staff members. We acknowledge the challenging times that you may be facing and thank you for your efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19.
The City of London Environmental and Parks Planning Division is planning to undertake several parkland projects ranging from upgrades to existing playgrounds to developing new district recreational parks.
We are inviting comments and suggestions regarding the accessible design feature(s) of projects, as required by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005.
More specifically, we would like to consult on the following items:
- Recreational trails
- Outdoor play spaces
- Exterior path of travel – Rest areas
- Accessible on-street parking
Projects’ names followed with “A” are inviting comments regarding accessibility. Alternative formats of any documents posted are available upon request. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on accessibility consultation.
The following provides links to anticipated projects:
View the Annual Parkland Reserve Fund Report: