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Bayview Friendship Park Improvements & Environmental Remediation Work

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As we noted in mid-September, the project at Bayview Friendship Park is moving forward. The project includes:

  • replacement of the sand surrounding the play structures with engineered wood fibre;
  • upgrades to the park accessibility including construction of an accessible pathway from Hilda Street to Bayview Road
  • improved park lighting
  • replacement of park furniture
  • replacement of the park perimeter fence; and
  • planting of new trees.


It is to be noted that the existing park play structures are not up for replacement at this time, and will therefore be re-installed into the improved play equipment area.


Environmental Remediation:

Environmental site assessments completed in support of the park project identified a layer of fill across the site containing concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and certain metals in excess of the applicable provincial standards for parkland. As a result of the findings, the City’s Environmental Remediation Unit will be implementing an environmental risk management program in conjunction with the park improvements and will be removing and isolating the impacted soil identified at the site. More information on the environmental remediation can be found attached below.


Additional details regarding the construction schedule will be available in the coming weeks.


If you have further questions regarding the project, please contact the applicable City staff listed below:


Jeannette Krabicka

Planner, Parks and Facilities Planning

Recreation, Cultural and Facility Services

Phone: (613) 580-2424 ext. 20047


Erin Tait                                                                     

Specialist, Environmental Remediation                    

Corporate Real Estate Office                                     

Phone: (613) 580-2424 ext. 12958                    

Posted October 5, 2018