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June 10, 2005
City seeks resident input on Designing Toronto’s Future Streets
The City of Toronto wants to hear from residents, members of the development
industry and other interested parties to get their feedback on a range of
standardized designs for new residential streets and lanes. The City will be
hosting a series of workshops to find out what Torontonians think about the
design of their streets.


West Public Workshop
Tuesday, June 14
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Assembly Hall, North Room
1 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive

East Public Workshop
Wednesday, June 15
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Scarborough Civic Centre, Cttee Rm. 1 & 2
150 Borough Drive

North Public Workshop
Tuesday, June 21
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Fairview Library, Room A
35 Fairview Mall Drive

South Public Workshop
Thursday, June 23
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Metro Hall, Room 310
55 John Street

Residents interested in attending are encouraged to register by calling 416-392-9365.

The design of new residential streets must satisfy a broad range of objectives
established to improve the quality of life for all its residents and visitors
and make Toronto a clean and beautiful city. These objectives include:
  • Creating a safe and comfortable pedestrian environment;
  • Allowing adequate access for emergency vehicles, as well as cars and bicycles;
  • Improving access for persons with disabilities;
  • Increasing the number of trees in the city;
  • Allowing for clean and efficient waste collection services;
  • Providing sufficient space to accommodate telecommunications, energy and water infrastructure provided by utility companies and the City, and creating maintenance and servicing efficiencies.

Once finalized and implemented the new standards will provide certainty and
clarity for developers, while ensuring the City achieves the quality required
by its existing and future residents and businesses.

In addition to attending a workshop, residents can submit their comments to the
project team through the project web site at and clicking
on the Designing Toronto’s Future Streets icon. The Web site also features
detailed information about the project, staff reports and proposed street
cross-sections, an online survey for the public and members of the development
industry and more. The project team will also be inviting residents of selected
areas throughout the City to participate in walking tours of their
neighbourhoods to discuss the features of their streets.

Media contacts:

Brian Lee
Project Manager

Louis Tinker
Public Consultation Co-ordinator



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