Our situation is CRITICAL! The final Environmental Assessment, with recommendations for a four lane bridge through the heart of Jackson Park intact, is going to City Council committee of the whole on November 13.  This will be followed a week later by a special City Council Meeting, for APPROVAL of the EA, November 20!  Both will be held at the Evinrude Centre at 6:30 PM.

“Both of these dates are still tentative”, the City Clerks office said on Friday.  I will let you know when they are confirmed.

The most important things you can do to impede this rush to judgment by City Council are listed below:

1. CONTACT ~ Write, phone, or e-mail, your councillors and tell them what you think.  You elected them and they are there to represent you!  They have an important decision to make and they need to hear your opinion.  Use the information in the attached brochure as talking points.  Or read more background on our website:


If you don’t know your councillors contact info go to :


2. PARTICIPATE ~ Find five friends who are opposed to the Parkway and bring them to both meetings at Evinrude, especially the one on Nov. 20th and prepare a speech!

3. SIGN OUR PETITION ~  If you know anyone who has not signed our petition to stop this bridge go to change.org and search Jackson Park. Or click the link below:

4. DONATE ~ Our Fundraising is going well, but the more we raise the more media we can produce visit our online donation site at:

Or send a cheque to:
Peterborough Greenspace Coalition
739 Weller Street, Peterborough, ON
K9H 4X4

If you have a piece of art work or skill you would like to donate for a SILENT AUCTION  respond to this e-mail.

5. VOLUNTEER ~  We need people power if you would like to help distribute brochures, staff an information booth, or help staff our other fundraising events contact us at:   mailto:info@parksnotparkways.ca


Order a LAWN SIGN they will be available this week for a donation of $5.

Green Up Expo  ~ This Saturday, October 19, we will have a booth at the Green Up Expo at Landsdowne Place 9:30 AM– 6:00 PM come and say hello, or to volunteer see above.

Fundraising Benefit Concert and silent auction (tentatively at Market Hall). More information to follow soon as details are confirmed.

To join Peterborough Greenspace Coalition’s e-mail list send an email  to:

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Drew Monkman

I am a retired teacher, naturalist and writer with a love for all aspects of the natural world, especially as they relate to seasonal change.