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February 15, 2013
City of Toronto hosting workshops on future of Eglinton Avenue
Toronto's City Planning division is currently conducting a planning study on Eglinton, called the EGLINTONconnects Planning Study. A series of workshops about the future of Eglinton Avenue is planned for this month. Everyone interested is welcome to attend.

The EGLINTONconnects Planning Study is about planning for the future Eglinton Avenue, including how to best leverage investment in rapid transit for the benefit of communities along Eglinton and across Toronto. This comprehensive planning study is being undertaken along the length of the Eglinton Avenue corridor (roughly between Jane and Kennedy) to realize opportunities and to address potential challenges.

Representatives from Metrolinx will attend the workshops to present preliminary designs for stations, including some that were not part of previous consultations. Designs for LRT surface stops and alignments will also be shown. The Kennedy Mobility Hub and parts of the line that are not currently under review by Metrolinx will not be discussed at these events.

The three workshops are all similar in content and format, though certain aspects will be location-specific. For convenience, three sessions are offered on separate dates and locations. The public is welcome to drop in at any session between 5:30 and 9 p.m. A presentation will take place at 6:30 p.m. followed immediately by a workshop.

When: Tuesday, February 19
Where: York Memorial Collegiate Institute, 2690 Eglinton Ave. W. (Keele and Eglinton)

When: Tuesday, February 26
Where: Noor Cultural Centre, 123 Wynford Dr. (Wynford and Eglinton)

When: Thursday, February 28
Where: Forest Hill Collegiate Institute, 730 Eglinton Ave. W. (Chaplin and Eglinton)

Input from previous consultations has fed into the development of initial ideas for the future Eglinton Avenue. At the three workshops, the public will be asked to refine these ideas, determine if the ideas should move forward, and offer alternatives.

The sessions will focus on three themes: Greening, Building and Travelling Eglinton.

The following questions will be used to guide the conversation at the consultations:
• How can we encourage significant mixed-use growth through well-designed, right-sized buildings that are predominantly mid-rise in scale?
• How can we create a beautiful, vibrant public realm and streetscape that offer a high quality of life for neighbourhoods as well as the many people who will live, work, shop and travel on Eglinton?
• How can on-street uses interact with the new Eglinton-Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) stops and stations?

More information is available at

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Media Contact
Lorna Day
Project Manager, Eglinton Connects

Bruce Hawkins
Senior Communications Coordinator



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