Outcroppings: Creating an entry to the community
Newest public art along the Waverley Underpass
Have you noticed the new illuminating public art south of the Waverley Underpass, along the active transportation path?
Outcroppings is an installation by Jyhling Lee, a local artist committed to socially enabling the role of public art and design in placemaking within the built environment.
With her regional and national experience, Lee was inspired by the region’s geologic and cultural history to create these seven large, powder-coated aluminum, projective sculptural forms. They range in height from five to ten feet and span 165 feet as an acknowledgment of the mineral abundance and heritage of this land.
Anticipated to be completed this year, the installation will be surrounded by freshly seeded natural grasses, to be appreciated from a distance by car, but also up close by pedestrians and cyclists.
Reinvestment into our community centres and neighbourhood places
Reinvestment into our community centres and neighbourhood places is needed to help them be sustainable and continue to serve our community. This past year, I was proud to contribute $12,290.32 in grants to the Linden Woods Community Centre for HVAC control upgrades, security camera replacement, and window replacement.
I also contributed $5,343.81 in grants to the Caboto Centre for trees, planters, and benches for the Remembrance Garden. This creates a place for seniors and families who come to the Remembrance Wall to sit and reflect on loved ones who have passed.
In addition, $20,000.00 in grants went to the Caboto Centre for their Calcetto Field Revitalization. Calcetto is Italy’s popular 5 vs 5 soccer game.