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September 16, 2008
Future of Downsview Area requires community input
The City of Toronto is reviewing and updating the Downsview Area Secondary Plan which was approved in 1999. The review will ensure that the planning policies for this area in Ward 9 York Centre are current or have been updated to guide future development in this area.

Community participation is important to the success of the review. The City is hosting three community meetings this fall to gather public input.

The first meeting will identify key community interests and potential alternative land use and development options for the area. This meeting will take place:

Date: Wednesday, September 17
Time: 6:30 - 9 p.m.
Location: Parc Downsview Park, #1 - 35 Carl Hall Rd.

The Secondary Plan Review will include a Transportation Master Plan and a Servicing and Stormwater Management Master Plan to support and guide the land use planning process. The Master Plans will complete phases 1 and 2 of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Process.

At the second community meeting City staff will report back on comments and feedback from the first meeting and present different alternatives that will be reviewed in detail over the fall. At the third community meeting, the results of the detailed review will be presented.

Community Meeting 2
Identifying Alternatives for Evaluation
Tuesday October 7
6:30 - 9 p.m.
Parc Downsview Park
#1 - 35 Carl Hall Rd.

Community Meeting 3
Directions for a Preferred Alternative
Monday December 8
6:30 - 9 p.m.
Downsview Secondary School
7 Hawksdale Rd.

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Media contact:
Neil Cresswell, Manager, Community Planning, North District, 416-395-7121,



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