How could anyone think that an area designed especially for seniors around Centennial Park (Confederation Park) would be a good place to attach a fire hall and possibly an ambulance service with their attendant blaring sirens and other frequent needed activities?
The area was designed by John Landysheff, a clever and valued employee of Canadian Sugar Factories (as it was then) who envisioned the beautiful Centennial Park as it is today.
Other fine minds with thoughts for the future created seniors residences so that The Villas, Signature Pointe Condo, Pioneer Place and Clearview Lodge would encompass the park, making it a very special area.
It is also a wonderful place for the youth who can skateboard, enjoy the spray park, baseball games, swings, slides and many pathways for cycling or walking.
An outdoor stage that gives great pleasure was also recently provided. The golf course and swimming pool are attractive adjuncts to the area.
Let us not put a fire station and/or ambulance service in this special area.