Lorne Avenue Park

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Construction Update: Park amenities including the playground, central plaza, stage, insect hotel, trees and asphalt paths have been installed at Lorne Avenue Park.

The City will be reopening this park to the public later in the year once the grass has grown and the site furniture — including benches and bike racks — has been installed. More information will be shared to the public later in the fall. Thank you for your patience. We are excited to open this great park space for public use.

Photograph courtesy of Twisted Vision Designs Inc.


To meet the available budget for this park and to consider future adjacent projects (such as the housing development and the infrastructure renewal of English Street), the park construction has been divided into two phases:

Phase 1 (2020)

The revised neighbourhood park plan includes accessible walkways with benches, an entry plaza at the corner with English Street, a playground made of wood with a sensory garden, a central plaza with a community stage, rain gardens and an ecolawn. Bike rack, waste receptacles and new trees are also being installed as part of this project.

As unique features for this park, an insect hotel and lounge chair seating are also included. Artifacts from Lorne Avenue School, including the old school bell and modern school letters, are integrated into the park design.



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Phase 2 (Future)

As stated on the concept plan, some items have been deferred to a future phase 2 plan, subject to additional budget being available and English Street Infrastructure work completion. These items include the multi-use court, the porch seating and gardens along English Street and park lighting. Additionally, the pathway connecting to future Queen’s Place and relating trees will be added once the new housing development is complete.

The Old East Village neighbourhood was identified as an area in need of more parkland, which led the City to acquire the former Lorne Avenue Public School site. Working closely with the community, a preferred land use concept was prepared and the site is planned to be redeveloped with a combination of single-detached houses and a neighbourhood park space.

Thank you to all the engaged residents who shared their feedback on this plan.



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Lorne Avenue Park Concept Plan


Impacts of COVID-19

Following Provincial orders to slow the spread of COVID-19, the construction of this project 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 will resume all park construction, including the construction of Lorne Avenue Park.

Construction for this project is expected to start June 15, 2020. Please note that the schedule is dependent on weather conditions. At this time, playgrounds are still “closed” for use by the Province. This project is proceeding so that the playground is upgraded and ready for full use once playground are reopened for public use.

All measures taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among contract workers will be 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.

Construction Update: Park amenities including the playground, central plaza, stage, insect hotel, trees and asphalt paths have been installed at Lorne Avenue Park.

The City will be reopening this park to the public later in the year once the grass has grown and the site furniture — including benches and bike racks — has been installed. More information will be shared to the public later in the fall. Thank you for your patience. We are excited to open this great park space for public use.

Photograph courtesy of Twisted Vision Designs Inc.


To meet the available budget for this park and to consider future adjacent projects (such as the housing development and the infrastructure renewal of English Street), the park construction has been divided into two phases:

Phase 1 (2020)

The revised neighbourhood park plan includes accessible walkways with benches, an entry plaza at the corner with English Street, a playground made of wood with a sensory garden, a central plaza with a community stage, rain gardens and an ecolawn. Bike rack, waste receptacles and new trees are also being installed as part of this project.

As unique features for this park, an insect hotel and lounge chair seating are also included. Artifacts from Lorne Avenue School, including the old school bell and modern school letters, are integrated into the park design.



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Phase 2 (Future)

As stated on the concept plan, some items have been deferred to a future phase 2 plan, subject to additional budget being available and English Street Infrastructure work completion. These items include the multi-use court, the porch seating and gardens along English Street and park lighting. Additionally, the pathway connecting to future Queen’s Place and relating trees will be added once the new housing development is complete.

The Old East Village neighbourhood was identified as an area in need of more parkland, which led the City to acquire the former Lorne Avenue Public School site. Working closely with the community, a preferred land use concept was prepared and the site is planned to be redeveloped with a combination of single-detached houses and a neighbourhood park space.

Thank you to all the engaged residents who shared their feedback on this plan.



0
Advanced issue found


Lorne Avenue Park Concept Plan


Impacts of COVID-19

Following Provincial orders to slow the spread of COVID-19, the construction of this project 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 will resume all park construction, including the construction of Lorne Avenue Park.

Construction for this project is expected to start June 15, 2020. Please note that the schedule is dependent on weather conditions. At this time, playgrounds are still “closed” for use by the Province. This project is proceeding so that the playground is upgraded and ready for full use once playground are reopened for public use.

All measures taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among contract workers will be 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.

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