Posted by: HamptonIona | February 17, 2011

Statement from Councillor Hobbs

The following statement was released by Councillor Katherine Hobbs’ office with regard to the former La Soeurs de la Visitation Convent property.

Statement from Councillor Katherine Hobbs, Thursday February 17, 2011

This morning Councillor Hobbs met with city staff to discuss the appraisal value for a proposed piece of parkland at the former Les Soeurs de la Visitation site.

“I have spoken with staff and they are working on a number of fronts on this issue. They are getting an independent accurate appraisal for the parcel of land identified for the park.  In order to pay for the land, a potential local levy for residents and businesses based on property values is being considered.  As already directed, staff will be reporting in March.  I understand that this is taking some time, however this deals with Kitchissippi taxpayer dollars and we need to be diligent.  Once we have all the information we will be holding public meetings to get local feedback.”


Please click here to read the Hampton Iona Community Group’s response to her statement.



  1. We’ve been hobbled by Hobbs!

  2. My wife and I live on Windermere Avenue. We most strenuously object to the imposition of any specialclevy on ratepayers to payvfor any piece of land associated with the convent lands. As far as we can see the developer’s proposal complies with city development policy, is in line with densification principles and should be allowed to go ahead. Grant Reader and Marion Linka

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