Lamport Stadium is a long-neglected jewel along King Street West, where Parkdale & Liberty Village meet. I support local residents who have asked for an opportunity to participate in plans to enhance the site and increase use by the immediate neighbourhood. A community meeting, organized by the Planning Department, will be held at 6:30 p.m. on February 27th at Marco Restaurant, just south of the stadium at 135 Liberty Street. Please join me and have your say about the future of the Stadium precinct.
Currently, Lamport Stadium is used by field hockey and Frisbee leagues, and for the Caribana King & Queen events. There are also occasional soccer camps and other activities, but the site is under-used. The facility is aging. The field is nearly invisible from King Street due to fencing and brickwork. Residents have asked for increased local recreational opportunities and enhanced green space in any redesign of the site. I will keep these requests on the table as discussions continue about the site.