What we heard
Over the course of the summer we have taken a couple opportunities both at community events and through canvassing the streets, to ask people about what they would like to see happen to the site of the Bell Tower and listened to any other insight or comments they may have had about the neighbourhood.
During this years Spring Clean-Up participants were asked to provide their ideas and insight for the upcoming renewal of the Bell Tower site. There was no shortage of input including more general comments and ideas for the overall neighbourhood. A Word Cloud was generated to provide a snap shot of the input received. The larger the word or phrase is, the more popular it was amongst participants .
Village Square Fundraiser
In June the Osborne Village Biz invited the neighbourhood to gather at the site of the old Bell Tower to raise money for upcoming renovations and to generate ideas for what that site could become. The biggest take away from the event was that people are willing to utilize the space right now. With simple interventions such as furniture and lighting, the site could be activated and ready to be enjoyed by everyone.
Thank you to all community and businesses who took time to openly share ideas, views and provide input. These ideas and suggestions will be considered by the Osborne Village Biz as part of upcoming planning.