In February, Toronto wants your input at public consultation meetings in Ontario, Canada, regarding:

  • Toronto’s electronic and illuminated signs and billboards.
  • The future of the Gardiner Expressway East.
Photo: City of Toronto

Photo: City of Toronto

Toronto’s Electronic and Illuminated Signs and Billboards

This is an update to the previous blog, Your Input: Toronto’s Employment Lands Sept.19 + Electronic & Illuminated Signs Sept.23-26, 2013.

  • Based on the study findings, changes to Toronto’s sign regulations have been proposed and were introduced at the December 4, 2013 meeting of the City’s Planning and Growth Management Committee.
  • City of Toronto wants your public input on proposed changes to regulations for electronic and illuminated signs and billboards at the following public consultation sessions, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., which include a staff presentation at 7 p.m.:

    • February 11: North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., Council Chamber
    • February 12: Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Dr., Committee Rooms 1 and 2
  • Attendees will also be able to speak with staff and ask questions or provide feedback and suggestions.
  • For those unable to attend in person, comments can also be emailed to the City at signbylawunit@toronto.ca.

Please click here for more info.

Contact info:

Ted Van Vliet, Manager
Call 416-392-4235
Email tvanvli@toronto.ca

Gardiner Expressway and Lake Shore Boulevard, approximately east of Jarvis Street. (Photo: City of Toronto)

Gardiner Expressway and Lake Shore Boulevard, approximately east of Jarvis Street. (Photo: City of Toronto)

Help Decide the Future of the Gardiner Expressway East

This is an update to the previous blog, Future of Gardiner East (Expressway & Lake Shore Blvd.): Give Your Input Online Until Oct.31, 2013.

Gardiner Expressway East Public Meeting – Public Forum #3

February 6, 2014
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Open house will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by presentations at 7:00 p.m.)

The Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge Street, Toronto (Bloor Street subway station)

Please click here to register for this event.

  • You are invited to the third public meeting where you can comment on the results of the evaluation of the alternative solutions for the future of the Gardiner Expressway East.
  • Contribute to the third phase of public and stakeholder consultations on the Gardiner Expressway/Lake Shore Boulevard East Reconfiguration Environmental Assessment (EA) and Integrated Urban Design Study.
    • The EA will determine the future of the Gardiner Expressway East and Lake Shore Boulevard East, from approximately Jarvis Street to approximately Leslie Street.

     

  • The four alternative solutions that have been considered are:
    1. Maintain the elevated expressway;
    2. Improve the urban fabric while maintaining the existing expressway;
    3. Replace with a new above-or-below grade expressway; and,
    4. Remove the elevated expressway and build a new boulevard.

If you can’t attend the meeting in person, you can participate and watch the meeting online through the project website.

  • To learn about the project or contribute your insights and views, please visit www.gardinereast.ca
  • You can participate on twitter using #gardinereast or @gardinereast.

For more information or to be added to the project mailing list, contact info@gardinereast.ca, or call (416) 479-0662.

“Information will be collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record.”

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

NEWS RELEASE

January 23, 2014

City of Toronto seeks input on proposed regulations for electronic and illuminated signs

The City of Toronto is holding a series of public consultation sessions from February 3 to 12 to gather public input on proposed changes to regulations for electronic and illuminated signs and billboards.

In 2013, the City of Toronto initiated a comprehensive research project that included a planning and design review, an update of traffic safety implications and a poll to assess public opinion in Toronto on electronic and illuminated signs.

Based on the study findings, changes to Toronto’s sign regulations with respect to the location, size, and brightness of electronic and illuminated signs have been proposed, and were introduced at the December 4 meeting of the City’s Planning and Growth Management Committee.

The staff report and background material are available at http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2013.PG29.4

Public consultation is an essential element of this process. All Toronto residents and businesses are encouraged to participate and provide the City with feedback about this important issue. Members of the public are invited to attend one of the workshops for a brief presentation and to speak with City staff to share thoughts and ideas on this subject.

Public consultation sessions will be held from 6:30 to 8:30p.m. on the following dates and include a staff presentation at 7 p.m.:
-Monday, February 3: Etobicoke Civic Centre, 399 The West Mall, Council Chamber
-Tuesday, February 4: York Civic Centre, 2700 Eglinton Ave. W., Council Chamber
-Wednesday, February 5: City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., Council Chamber
-Monday, February 10: East York Civic Centre, 850 Coxwell Ave., Council Chamber
-Tuesday, February 11: North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., Council Chamber
-Wednesday, February 12: Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Dr., Committee Rooms 1 and 2

For those unable to attend in person, comments can also be emailed to the City at signbylawunit@toronto.ca. More information is available at http://www.toronto.ca/signbylawunit.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities. Toronto is proud to be the Host City for the 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit http://www.toronto.ca, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us @TorontoComms.

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