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IMPORTANT WORKSHOP! Come out on November 19, 2016 to the Davisville Parks and Public Realm Workshop

We want your ideas!

This is your chance to help plan for a safer, better connected, more inviting and beautiful public realm.
The City of Toronto Planning Department is asking residents to participate in this workshop and to provide feedback about the developing parks and public spaces for the Yonge-Davisville area.

Councillor Josh Matlow has been advocating to secure extra green space and park lands to our Davisville Village and South Eglinton neighbourhoods. He is to be congratulated with the addition of two parks, both located just east of Mount Pleasant Rd. at Manor Rd United Church and the now defunct Manor Rd. Lawn Bowling Club, It’s a much welcomed park addition for this part of the neighbourhood.

SERRA sees the Davisville Parks and Public Realm Workshop as a significant opportunity to help shape the city’s plans for the green infrastructure of our area. Protecting and enhancing this infrastructure will ensure a vibrant, livable, healthy and safe neighbourhood for current South Eglinton and Davisville residents and those who choose to reside here in the future. We encourage resident participation and hope you will attend.

We propose that these four actions be encouraged by participants during discussion groups on November 19th:

Connecting Gateway: Develop a pedestrian/cyclist friendly route from Eglinton to the Beltline/Mt. Pleasant Cemetery/Oriole Park. This ‘gateway” would connect existing and new green spaces and mid-block walkways in Davisville and allow a more peaceable route for pedestrians and cyclists than streets like Yonge, Mt Pleasant, and Davisville which are increasingly busy.

Unique Designation: With the loss of green space in the Soudan and Davisville apartment neighbourhoods, designate the residential neighbourhood between those two areas as a ‘park’ providing all the ‘park’ amenities that other parks receive from the city.

New Park Opportunities: Encourage the city to exercise vigilance so that institutions whose properties could become parks/green spaces be slated for purchase and development as parks (e.g. property of The Church of the Transfiguration).  We are curious to see what park opportunities await within the Davisville TTC lands.

Tree Canopy: Protection and development of the tree canopy throughout the area.

Date and Location of Workshop: 

Saturday November 19, 2016 from 1:00 – 5:00 PM

Greenwood College School, 443 Mount Pleasant Rd (The Lodge)

RSVP by Nov 15, 2016 to Paul Farish at 416-392-3529 or pfarish@toronto.ca

This event will include walking tours and group activities.  Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable footwear.

This is a continuation of the Midtown in Focus Study. To learn more about the Midtown in Focus study, please visit http://www.toronto.ca/planning/yongeeglinton 

Event Details:

  • There will be background information and an overview presentation of the City’s objectives for this study, including area history and its present-day planning context.
  • Participants will walk part of the community and document existing conditions, opportunities and challenges.
  • Groups will return to Greenwood College School and present their observations.
  • The ideas generated by workshop participants will be documented by the City and used to inform the Midtown in Focus study underway in the area.


 

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