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Qayqayt school gets amenity money

Qayqayt elementary and park site will be the beneficiary of an amenity contribution from a high rise being built nearby.

Originally in 2006, most of the $115,000 in amenities from The Elliott being built across the street from the school was targeted to be spent on the Lower Elliott pedestrian connection. But that was taken care of by the developer of the Northbank high rise at 125 Columbia St.

So now the city has decided to use it for improvements to Qayqayt elementary which is expected to open in September.

The money will go toward upgrading the chain link fence around the childcare and kindergarten play areas ($30,000-$35,000), providing pathways through the site ($40,000), landscaping play areas ($35,000) and a commemoration to the QayQayt nation and/or St. Mary's Hospital ($7,000), the former occupant of the site.

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