Meetings & Events: Dufferin Wilson Regeneration Study
The Planners in Public Spaces City Planning study team attended a Skating Party on Sunday January 17, 2016 from 2pm to 4pm at the Roding Community Centre. The event was hosted by the local area Councillor. Approximately 50 people participated in the engagement activity where the City Planning team presented panels on the study process, area history, guiding principles, and draft preferred. Overall, the response from the community was supportive of the draft options and plans, including the need for a larger local park, making pedestrian crossings visible and safer, encouraging more mixed use, and more family oriented local programs and services.
On the evening of Wednesday February 10th, 2016 the City Planning project team hosted a PIPS event at the TTC Wilson Station. Approximately 65 commuters participated in the engagement activity where the City Planning team presented panels on the study process, area history, guiding principles, and draft preferred land use and street and block option . Key messages from the public included: creating more walkable and safer streets; recognizing the ethnic and cultural diversity of the area; improve local community services and facilities; include more affordable housing; ensure smaller scale mixed use buildings closer to the subway.
On Thursday September 8th, the City Project team hosted a Public Open House at the Ancaster Community Centre, in the gymnasium. At the Public Open House, City Planning staff provided an update on the project work, presented potential height and massing options, and sought input on a preferred option for the study area.
On November 23rd, 2015 the City Planning team presented the draft preferred option for the study area, including: streets and blocks, land use, parks and open space opportunities, cycling and pedestrian connections and streetscape, to the Design Review Panel for their feedback and input.
The City Planning team hosted Working Group Meeting #2 on Wednesday February 4, 2015 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Ancaster Community Centre. The purpose of the meeting was to allow the working group the opportunity to provide input on a draft preferred option for the study area, including: streets and blocks, land use, parks and open space opportunities, cycling and pedestrian connections and streetscape. The working group was also canvassed with respect to their input on height for the study area.
The City Planning team hosted Working Group Meeting #1 on Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 from 7pm to 9pm at the Ancaster Community Centre. The purpose of the working group was to allow participants the opportunity to be involved in an interactive process to create a vision for the Dufferin and Wilson Regeneration Area, which will include area-specific planning policies, urban design guidelines, and a community services and facilities strategy. The working group discussed the following topics:
- establishing street and block patterns;
- creating cycling/pedestrian connections through the stury area;
- examining open space opportunities; and
- establishing appropriate land uses.
The City hosted an Public Information Session on the Dufferin/Wilson Regeneration Area Study on Thursday January 23, 2014. The purpose of this meeting was to introduce the study and the project team and hear your initial thoughts on opportunities and challenges that this study can address.