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Two Important Developments for our Community

03 May 2017 12:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

One Day Left for a Crucial Vote

There is only one-day left to fill out the online survey on Bloor Street Bike Lanes. Participation in Feedback Survey#2 will close at midnight on Thursday, May 4.

If you have not done so already, the Annex Residents’ Association City encourages you to complete the onlinesurvey before it closes tomorrow night.

A parallel study on the local economic impact of bike lanes on Bloor Street is being led by the Toronto Center for Active Transportation (TCAT), in partnership with University of Toronto, and sponsorship from Metcalf Foundation, Bloor Annex BIA, and Korea Town BIA. University students with an iPad are visiting store front businesses to interview merchants directly.
  

More Business Consulation in  Progress
A new business-focused online Feedback Survey#3 will be asking more in-depth questions this summer to better understand how different kinds of businesses along Bloor Street from Ossington Avenue to Bay Street have been affected in different ways.  If you have suggestions for the kinds of questions you think we should be asking, please let JasonDiceman at the City of Toronto know.

Public Drop‐In Event #3 – June 5, 2017
A third public information event is scheduled for Monday, June 5, between 4 and 8p.m., at Trinity-St. Paul's Centre. Members of the public will get the latest traffic analysis, results from the online feedback survey, and hear about the next steps for minor design modifications and overall evaluation of the project.

City Consulting on U of T Expansion

The U of T’s proposal to change its Secondary Plan is undergoing a series of public consultations. The second community consultation will be held on May 8 from 7-9 p.m. in room 3201of the Sandford Fleming Building at 10 King's College Road.

The southwest sector between St. George,Spadina, Harbord and College could see massive redevelopment under the proposed plan. Following a walkabout, HVRA and other RAs on the Liaison Committee expressed their concerns there were not enough specifics on building heights and massing, on shadowing, on potential encroachment on heritage. The University’s plan emphasizes greening and improvements at grade.

The meeting on May 8 will focus on heritage, public realm and movement policies for the Secondary Plan area. For more information on the proposal, please visit the city site for this project


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