St. Paul/Sackville & Power Street clean-up

CLEANER COMMUNITY: A mighty Corktown contingent in action at the September 22 neighbourhood clean-up of the path between St. Paul/Sackville Street and Power Street. Photo courtesy Bulletin Newspaper.

On Saturday, September 22, a very small but energetic group cleaned up the path between St. Paul/Sackville and Power Street in the hope that it will be kept cleaner and used by the community more often.  It is a very convenient walking link between the King/Sumach intersection and Queen/Parliament as well as for dog walkers going to the Power Street park.  And it is blessed with a splendid avenue of mature trees south of the St. Paul’s Basilica.  It really is a hidden treasure in Corktown, somewhat overshadowed by the adjacent Richmond Street ramp.

There were no regular members of the community on the cleanup, which was a disappointment, and the crew was all CRBA Board members with one notable exception (not in the photo) – Tom Davidson from Councillor Pam McConnell’s office.  Thank you Tom, who also arranged for the special garbage pick-up by the City; by the time we returned from a well-deserved and splendid pizza courtesy of The Magic Oven – thank you folks – the garbage was gone!

Thanks also to Board members Arthur Sinclair and Alex Bartlett, who organized the cleanup, Adam Holmes, Larry Webb and Sandra Iskandar with her special assistant daughter Siena.

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