A Plan to support the evolution of a well-connected and well designed public space and streetscape network that will knit the community together
The City of Toronto Council approved the Etobicoke Centre Secondary Plan in November 2002. One of the primary objectives of the Secondary Plan is to transform the Etobicoke Centre into an attractive and lively pedestrian-oriented urban core that provides a wide range of shopping, recreation and entertainment opportunities. Through architecture, public art and common physical elements, the Secondary Plan aims to unify the large and diverse area, create a distinct character, foster a greater sense of community identity, and promote reinvestment.
In light of the recent development activity in the Etobicoke Centre, the Etobicoke York Community Council directed that a Streetscape and Public Realm Plan for the area be prepared to realize the vision of the Secondary Plan. City Planning, in consultation with Urban Strategies, MBTW Watchorn and GHD, initiated the study to formulate a strategy that will unify the Etobicoke Centre into a vibrant, healthy, pedestrian friendly environment. Once completed, the Plan will provide detailed guidance for public and private investments in Etobicoke Centre.
A Public Open House was held in June 1, 2011 at the Islington United Church to present the study findings and emerging ideas for the Etobicoke Centre Public Space/Streetscape Plan.
Etobicoke Centre Streetscape and Public Realm Plan - Community Open House
Etobicoke Centre Streetscape and Public Realm Plan - Public Open House
The Etobicoke York Community Council endorsed the Etobicoke Centre Public Space/Streetscape Plan at its meeting in November 2, 2011 and directed City Planning to extend the Plan recommendations on Dundas Street West up to Highway 427.
City Council adopted the Plan in November 29, 2011 and directed City Planning in the Etobicoke York District to pursue the implementation of incremental improvements identified in the Plan at every opportunity. While it is expected that improvements will be undertaken primarily in association with private development in the Centre, some will be implemented through regular sidewalk and roadway work undertaken by other Divisions and local Business Improvement Areas.
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