Save Duke's Pool Campaign
This page is here to help pull several resources together to make it easier for those in the Duke community to get informed and take action.
SH Armstrong is not yet part of the permanent City budget but there is a motion to include it on a permanent basis and the staff is highly supportive of this after the outstanding registrations from the community!
Please copy and send the email template we've prepared, below. If you'd like to personalize it or write your own, even better! These need to be sent this week, please! (Councillor Fletcher's letter appears in the resources on the right.)
Some people are making (hopefully) final deputations at the budget meetings this week at City Hall at 6PM ... if you'd like to join them to show your support, please email. Thank-you!
Your email of support should be sent to:
and CC members:
Pool Letter Template
To: Chair and Members of the Budget Committee
Subject: Funding for S.H. Armstrong pool in 2018 Budget
In December, Councillor Fletcher wrote to the Budget Committee asking that you "reinstate funding for the SH Armstrong Pool in the 2018 budget" and today, I am writing to encourage your support of this request.
As you know our community has clearly demonstrated our commitment to preserving the pool, our capacity to boost registrations and our ability to collaborate effectively with both PFR staff and the TDSB.. Over the past year working in collaboration with city staff, the SH Armstrong Pool has been transformed by programs that meet local needs which has resulted in more people than ever before registered to participate!
[feel free to insert a personal story here about how you or your family use the pool ]
Learning to swim is an essential life skill and the city's learn-to-swim programs are an essential community service, especially given our neighbourhood's proximity to the lake and the number of young families moving into the area.
I am asking that you please support this vital community service and vote to reinstate funding for S.H. Armstrong Pool in the 2018 budget.
[your name here and address]
Hope Shelter Background Report
How to Make a Deputation at CDRC
Save SH Armstrong / Duke's Pool Facebook Page
Pool Summary Presentation slides
(updated Jan 25) [pdf]
Community Perspective on PFR Engagement Strategies for SH Armstrong [pdf]
Pool Survey [pdf]
Need-to-Read summary and email template
Pool letter from councillor Paula Fletcher [pdf]
Why SH Armstrong has been chosen [pdf]
On Wait Lists [pdf]