Beginning June 6, Burkholder Street will be closed indefinitely through Memorial Park.
The street will be gated at its eastern limit, the four-way intersection with Park Drive and Booth Drive and at the driveway to the Leisure Centre, just east of Market Street. Vehicular traffic will not be allowed to travel the gated section of Burkholder Street. The driveway to the leisure centre is currently closed to assist with ongoing construction at the nearby centre and library.
Whitchurch-Stouffville council approved the closure after hearing from a delegation of citizens living in the area who are concerned about pedestrian safety. Town staff will be reporting back to council in the coming months regarding further safety measures in the neighbourhood.
Access will continue to be allowed on Burkholder Street by first-responders in the case of emergencies in the area.