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City planning staff held a second public meeting on Nov. 30 about the future of Norwood Boulevard from 109 to 82 Street.
The first public meeting on June 22 provided city planners with feedback in areas which would enhance the quality of this neighbourhood slated for revitalization. Both meetings were well attended.
Terry Protz is a lifelong resident of Norwood. Walking with me along Norwood Boulevard east of Norwood School, Protz provided fascinating details on local history.
Today these city blocks are victims of urban blight. “It used to be a good neighbourhood,” said Protz.
Norwood Boulevard was a lively mixed use area during the Second World War and the years following the war. This working class district contained several businesses, a church, and modest homes.
A public meeting held by city staff on June 22 discussed the future of Norwood Boulevard from 109 to 82 Street.
Urban planners have never holistically studied this area identified as needing revitalization because it is crossed by several ward, neighbourhood, and plan boundaries.
“Nobody’s ever looked at Norwood Boulevard, both sides of the street, in one shot,” said Robert Lipka, principal planner and project leader.