“A lot of trees fell in the tornado. But the white pines were emblematic of the neighbourhood,” Devine said.
The federal government is spending $102,137 for the legacy project through the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream, while Ontario is providing $85,105. The Trend Arlington Community Association is contributing $68,100.
The community has also applied to the city for a major capital partnership program grant. The total cost will likely be between $400,000 and $500,000.
There are no final architectural drawings of the project, and it’s still unclear if the pine will be used for structural or aesthetic purposes, Devine said.
The pavilion will be about 18 by 12 metres and will be used for hosting community barbecues and dinners, outdoor yoga classes, movie nights, public meetings and concerts. The pavilion’s suggested location will mean relocating soccer fields and an outdoor skating rink.
The goal is to start construction in the summer of 2022 and have the pavilion ready by Canada Day 2023.
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