City of Toronto's image: Living in Condominiums

City of Toronto’s image: Living in Condominiums

The purposes of the public consultation with condominium occupants are:

  • To identify possible changes to City policies as they relate to condo living in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, such as:
    • Access to parks and dog parks
    • Open Space
    • Recreational and community amenities
    • Parking and visitor parking
    • Infrastructure
    • Childcare options in the neighborhood
  • To engage condominium residents, condominium boards, businesses located in condominium buildings, property managers as well as other members of the public

The first round of meetings identified issues that condo residents are experiencing:

This second round of public consultation will be about testing ideas to address the issues.

Toronto is hosting four meetings wherein you can learn more about this study and share your thoughts in the following ways:

  • An overview presentation from the project team to share draft ideas to respond to issues raised during Phase One of the consultation (conducted in February/March 2013)
  • Facilitated discussion to seek feedback on the draft ideas (e.g. which draft ideas will work well, which may need refinements, any gaps, etc.) as well as to seek input
  • Toronto will also be launching a second survey in June 2013

You are invited to attend one of the following meetings – all meetings are from 7 to 9 p.m.:

North York – Thursday, May 30, 2013
Earl Haig Secondary School
100 Princess Ave
(At Yonge and Sheppard – Kenneth Ave and Hillcrest Ave)

Scarborough – Monday, June 3, 2013
Scarborough Civic Centre
150 Borough Dr
(At Ellesmere and McCowan)

Etobicoke – Tuesday, June 4, 2013
All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church
2850 Bloor St. W
(At Prince Edward Dr and Bloor St. W)

Central (Downtown) – Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Metro Hall: Room 308/309
55 John St

(At King St W. and John St)

Please click here for more info about the City of Toronto – Condominium Consultation.

Did You Know?

  • According to a City of Toronto Walking Habits Survey (2012), a majority of people in Toronto consider their neighbourhoods very walkable and they are satisfied with pedestrian services provided by the City of Toronto
    • Residents in the central core of the city were the most likely (97 per cent) to say their neighbourhood was either very walkable or somewhat walkable

    • On the matter of the municipal services that have the greatest impact on walkability, Torontonians said that the following issues were most important:

      • winter sidewalk snow removal (86 per cent)

      • lighting on pedestrian walkways/paths (78 per cent)

      • general sidewalk maintenance/repairs (78 per cent)

  • Mayor Rob Ford said Toronto’s skyline is currently undergoing an unprecedented and historic change. Toronto has never seen the kind of upward expansion that we are now experiencing. We are becoming a skyscraper city.
    • City Council recently updated City of Toronto Tall Building Design Guidelines to establish a unified set of performance measures for the evaluation of tall building development applications city-wide

    • The guidelines now include specific measures to ensure that, during the planning and design of tall buildings, greater consideration is given to:

      • contextual fit
      • quality of life
      • cumulative effects of tall buildings
      • sunlight/shadow impacts
      • the pedestrian realm

Contact Info:

Peter Moore
City Planning, City of Toronto
Tel: 416.392.8806
Email: pmoore@toronto.ca

Bianca Wylie
Independent Facilitator’s Office
Tel: 416.572.4365
Email: bwylie@swerhun.com

City of Toronto Contact Info

Phone within Toronto city limits: 311

Phone outside city limits: 416-392-CITY (2489)
(can be used within Toronto if you can’t reach 311)

TTY customers: 416-338-0TTY (0889)
Fax: 416-338-0685
E-mail: 311@toronto.ca

If your matter is urgent, please call them. They are open 24/7.

Always call 911 for emergencies.

City of Toronto's image: Living in a Downtown Condominium

City of Toronto’s image: Living in a Downtown Condominium

NEWS RELEASE

Toronot. Ontario, Canada

Second round of public consultation with Toronto condominium residents

The City of Toronto is holding a second round of public consultation with condominium occupants. Over the next week, residents can attend an in-person consultation to discuss ideas to address issues and situations that arise from living in a condo.

The first round of consultations, held in February, sought to identify issues experienced by those who live in condos. This second round seeks to develop ideas to address some of the issues identified, such as local parks and open space, facilities for pets, parking and infrastructure.

The consultations intend to engage condominium residents, condominium boards, businesses located in condominium buildings, and property managers. These stakeholders, as well as other members of the public, are invited to attend one of the following meetings. All meetings are from 7 to 9 p.m.

North York: Thursday, May 30, Earl Haig Secondary School, 100 Princess Ave. (in the Yonge Street/Sheppard Avenue area)
Scarborough: Monday, June 3, Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Dr. (at Ellesmere Road and McCowan Road)
Etobicoke: Tuesday, June 4, All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. (at Prince Edward Drive)
Downtown: Wednesday, June 5, Room 308/309 Metro Hall, 55 John St. (at King Street West)

Participants will be able to learn more about the condo study being conducted by the City, as well as have opportunities to share their thoughts. Each of the above meetings will include an overview presentation from the project team to share ideas about issues raised during phase one of the consultation, as well as facilitated discussions to seek input.

An online survey will follow these consultations in June. The survey will be available at http://www.toronto.ca/planning/condo_consultation.htm.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Toronto’s government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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