Rossi pledges to turn under-utilized schools into neighborhood hubs


Mayoral candidate Rocco Rossi put out a pledge today to turn under-utilized schools into community hubs, incorporating activities such as intramural athletics, recreational programs, and literacy initiatives.

Under the plan, some closed schools will be opened and others will be used in the evenings and on weekends. And suddenly I'm distracted by the distinct sound of City Hall spending. Hmm.

"We have a surplus of schools and a shortage of community centres," Rossi said in a release. "It makes sense that we transform our under-used schools into spaces for the community. Unfortunately, the attitude at City Hall today is less about making sense and more about spending dollars."

Rossi says his plan will use "pre-existing infrastructure" to open these school-based community centres. Who's optimistic?


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