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May 28, 2013
City Planning hosts workshops to advance planning concepts for the future of Eglinton Avenue
  
The City of Toronto's City Planning division is currently conducting a planning study on Eglinton Avenue from Jane Street to just beyond Kennedy Station, called the Eglinton Connects Planning Study. A series of public workshops is planned for the end of May and early June, and the public is welcome to attend.

Input from previous public consultations has assisted with the development of planning concepts for the future of Eglinton Avenue, including new streetscapes and new building regulations. At these workshops, the public will be asked to comment on these elements and offer additional insight. Attendees will have the opportunity to rate how well each concept works - in terms of providing safe cycling and moving vehicles - and providing a vibrant pedestrian space.

City Planning is also looking for comment on two options that have been developed for the six focus areas. Attendees will have the opportunity to comment on issues such as the proposed building heights, conceptual park space, new connections, and new streets and blocks.

Both upcoming workshops are similar in content and format, although certain aspects will be location specific. The workshops will run between 6 and 9 p.m., with a presentation that will take place at 6:30 p.m. followed by a workshop.

Tuesday, May 28, Forest Hill Collegiate Institute, 730 Eglinton Ave. W. (Chaplin and Eglinton)

Tuesday, June 4, York Memorial Collegiate Institute, 2690 Eglinton Ave. W. (Keele and Eglinton)

The objective of the Eglinton Connects Planning Study is intensification, beautification and mobility along Eglinton in order to realize the full potential of opportunities presented by the construction of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT.

The study is organized around three themes:

Building Eglinton: Looking at opportunities for mid-rise and taller buildings along Eglinton, and promoting true mixed-use development and employment growth along the line.

Greening Eglinton: Identifying opportunities for street greening, getting more open space with new development, and strengthening connections to Toronto's ravines.

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.

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

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Media Contact
Lorna Day, Project Manager, Eglinton Connects
416-392-2691
lday@toronto.ca

Bruce Hawkins, Senior Communications Coordinator
416-392-3496
bhawkin@toronto.ca

 

 

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