The following public consultations and open houses will take place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Public Consultations on Strong Toronto Neighbourhoods Strategy 2020

As part of the development of the Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy 2020, the City of Toronto is conducting public consultations to determine how to choose the next generation of Neighbourhood Improvement Areas – formerly known as Priority Neighbourhoods.

  • By partnering with residents, businesses and agencies to invest in people, services, programs and facilities in Neighbourhood Improvement Areas, the strategy is designed to
    • strengthen social, economic and physical conditions of neighbourhoods,
    • support healthy communities across Toronto, and
    • deliver local impact for city-wide change.
  • In 2005, City Council identified 13 Priority Neighbourhoods (a.k.a. Neighbourhood Improvement Areas in the Strategy 2020).
    • The Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy 2020 includes important updates, updated goals, new criteria for choosing Neighbourhood Improvement Areas, a new monitoring and evaluation process, and the development of a new plan to ensure broader regional, provincial and national policies and programs to help strengthen all neighbourhoods.

All Toronto residents are encouraged to participate and provide the City with feedback about this important strategy via the following ways.

Please click here for more info about the Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy 2020.

Eglinton Avenue (Photo: City of Toronto)

Eglinton Avenue (Photo: City of Toronto)

Three Open Houses to Present Planning Recommendations for Eglinton Avenue

This is an update to the following previous blogs:

Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) line map

Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) line map

The City of Toronto is currently conducting a planning study of Eglinton Avenue from Jane Street to just beyond Kennedy subway station, called the Eglinton Connects Planning Study.

  • The objectives of the Eglinton Connects Planning Study are to intensify, beautify and improve mobility along Eglinton Avenue.
  • These objectives will help to realize the full potential of opportunities presented by the construction of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT.
Eglinton Connects Project's image: An artist’s conception of what the Eglinton streetscape may be like in the future.

Eglinton Connects Project’s image: An artist’s conception of what the Eglinton streetscape may be like in the future.

The upcoming open houses will include the following highlights.

  •  Resulting recommendations of the May and June workshops on each of the following three themes
    • Building Eglinton: Looking at opportunities for mid-rise and taller buildings along Eglinton Avenue, and promoting true mixed-use development and employment growth along the line (building design criteria, etc.)
    • Travelling Eglinton: Achieving a mobility mix that accommodates all users – pedestrians, motorists, cyclists, transit users, deliveries and servicing, as well as parking – safely and comfortably (safe cycling, efficient movement of vehicles, vibrant pedestrian space, etc.)
    • Greening Eglinton: Identifying opportunities for street greening, and getting more open space with new development, and strengthening connections to Toronto’s ravines (street trees, new park space, etc.)
  • Demonstration plans for the six focus areas that were discussed in the earlier rounds of consultation.
  • A key feature of the open houses will be a 40-metre map of the Eglinton corridor.

The three open houses will run between 6:30 and 9 p.m.

Please click here for more info about the Eglinton Connects Planning Study.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

NEWS RELEASE

October 1, 2013

Open houses to present planning recommendations for Eglinton Avenue

The City of Toronto is currently conducting a planning study of Eglinton Avenue from Jane Street to just beyond Kennedy subway station, called the Eglinton Connects Planning Study. The planning study will present recommendations for the future of Eglinton Avenue at three open houses planned for next week. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Planning concepts and options for the future of Eglinton Avenue were developed through research and analysis conducted by the City Planning division and a team of consultants beginning in January 2012. These concepts and options were evaluated and advanced with the assistance of the public through a series of workshops.

The most recent workshops took place in May and June of this year. The resulting recommendations to be presented at the upcoming open houses include new streetscapes and new types and sizes of buildings, as well as demonstration plans for the six focus areas that were discussed in the earlier rounds of consultation.

Attendees can expect to view recommendations on each of the following three themes:
• Building Eglinton: Looking at opportunities for mid-rise and taller buildings along Eglinton Avenue, and promoting true mixed-use development and employment growth along the line (building design criteria, etc.)
• Travelling Eglinton: Achieving a mobility mix that accommodates all users – pedestrians, motorists, cyclists, transit users, deliveries and servicing, as well as parking – safely and comfortably (safe cycling, efficient movement of vehicles, vibrant pedestrian space, etc.)
• Greening Eglinton: Identifying opportunities for street greening, and getting more open space with new development, and strengthening connections to Toronto’s ravines (street trees, new park space, etc.)

A key feature of the open houses will be a 40-metre map of the Eglinton corridor.

The open houses will run between 6:30 and 9 p.m. A comprehensive presentation of the recommendations will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. at each open house. The schedule follows.

West open house: Monday, October 7
George Harvey Collegiate Institute, 1700 Keele St. (just south of Eglinton)

Central open house: Tuesday, October 8
Forest Hill Collegiate Institute, 730 Eglinton Ave. W. (Chaplin and Eglinton)

East open house: Wednesday, October 9
Jean Vanier Secondary School, 959 Midland Ave. (just north of Eglinton)

The objectives of the Eglinton Connects Planning Study are to intensify, beautify and improve mobility along Eglinton Avenue. These objectives will help to realize the full potential of opportunities presented by the construction of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT.

More information is available at http://www.toronto.ca/eglinton.

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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