By Laura Mueller, EMC News
Council's approval of preliminary Lansdowne Park reconstruction work on May 8 marked the first time the city councillor for Capital Ward, where the park is located, didn't cast a dissenting vote.
That doesn't mean David Chernushenko is suddenly onside with the project, it's just that he has no opportunity left to withhold his support for the plans, since council has already given the go-ahead.
Chernushenko still questions the need to move the Horticulture Building, but since council already voted to approve that move and remove the building' heritage designation to do so, there is no point in objecting on a vote now, he said.
"This isn't about 'Should we move it,'" he said. "It's about 'Should we move it now,' and make cleaning up the soil a more efficient and thorough job and allow the restoration of the building to go ahead."