An old Victorian neighbourhood in London is getting national recognition.
Woodfield, which is bordered by Richmond, Adelaide, Dundas and the train tracks south of Oxford Street, was chosen out of 37 entries as this year’s Great Neighbourhood in the Canadian Institute of Planners’ annual Great Places In Canada contest.
— GreatPlacesInCanada (@GreatPlacesCA) November 8, 2016
Councillor Tanya Park tells AM980 the neighbourhood is very engaged and passionate. “Woodfield in Ward 13 is one of our most engaged neighbourhoods. It’s got a really strong community association that’s been around for a good, long time. It’s really interesting just to go around the neighbourhood; there’s this porch culture where neighbours congregate on front porches, talk about their days and those sorts of things, and everyone’s children play along the front yard. It really is an exceptional neighbourhood.”
The contest named other great places including Water Street in St. Andrews, New Brunswick as the Great Street 2016 and St. Patrick’s Island in Calgary, Alberta as the Great Public Space 2016.