The Alternative Port Lands Vision, presented to City of Toronto Executive Committee on September 6, 2011, is a silent video showing the transformation of the Toronto Port Lands from a historical time to a futuristic time – about three decades from now:
This video shows Toronto Mayor Rob Ford talking to media reporters in regards to the Port Lands (Sept 21, 2011):
“Over 800 hectares of strategically located land in the heart of Canada’s economic engine – Toronto’s Central Waterfront – are mostly vacant and underused. About 70 per cent of this land is already in public hands.”
Central Waterfront Map
After much ruminations and discussions, the proposed Part II Plan for the Central Waterfront now requires public consultations in order to proceed towards City Council consideration and approval.
“Making Waves: Principles for Building Toronto’s Waterfront” is the proposed Part II Plan for the Central Waterfront, the City of Toronto framework for making Central Waterfront renewal happen.
Central Waterfront Part II Plan, by Paula M. Dill (Commissioner Urban Development Services) and Paul J. Bedford (Chief Planner and Executive Director City Planning Division), 2001 City of Toronto, is organized around four core principles that will steer the renewal of the Central Waterfront. This will be a multi-decade effort.
“On Monday Dec. 5th from 5:30 – 7p.m., the Dignity for Allcampaign for a poverty-free Canada is hosting “What’s Next: How Do We Address Poverty in Canada?” in Ottawa.
With an aim to encourage national conversation on poverty issues, the event will feature a panel discussion and Q&A with MPs, a person with lived experience of poverty, and a representative from the Dignity for All campaign.
The discussion will be moderated by CBC’s Laurie Fagan.
You can help make this event a success by encouraging your MP to attend!
Here is a letter from LEAF – Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests – urging Canadians in Toronto, Ontario, to let Councillors know before Tuesday, November 29th, that healthy trees are a priority in your neighbourhoods which require tree protection and planting:
Dear friends and supporters,
At the end of November 2011, Toronto City Council will begin reviewing the 2012 budget that will affect many of our city services. There will be urban forest items on the City Council meeting agenda scheduled for November 29th and 30th. Please let your Councillor know today that healthy trees are a priority in your neighbourhood! Here are some points to consider: