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The Community Services and Facilities Profile is now available. See “December 2017 – Community Services and Facilities Profile” on the “Studies & Reports” tab.
Consultation materials presented at the September 28 consultation are online now. See “Event Materials” under the “Get Involved” tab.
Approximately 100 people attended the Open House and Public Workshop last night. Thank you for your participation! A summary, results and materials will be posted soon. Subscribe to the email list & we will let you know when this is posted.
You are invited to an Open House and Public Workshop at James Cardinal McGuigan School (1440 Finch Avenue West) on September 28. Open House starting at 5 p.m. with workshop and presentation at 6:30 p.m. More details under “Get Involved“.
E-update 15 – February 27, 2018. Toronto City Planning Division
What We’ve Been Up To
We last wrote to you on October 17, 2017. Since that time, we have been pouring over the comments and feedback we received at the September 28 public consultation. We’ve also had further discussions with stakeholders, students, business people, land owners and many others about Keele Finch Plus. Input from the consultations, plus input from our further discussions and technical assessment will help lead us to a preferred option.
Community Services and Facilities Profile Available
The Community Services and Facilities Profile was completed in December 2017, and published in January 2018. The goal of the Profile work was to provide a comprehensive inventory of existing community services and facilities serving the Study Area, including current service levels, utilization rates and capital plans. Read more about it on the Study website or download a copy.
The York University and Downsview Neighbourhood Cycling Connections Project is well underway. This project is parallel but separate from Keele Finch Plus. Consultations are taking place this week and you can find more details about them here.
E-update 14 – October 17, 2017. Toronto City Planning Division
Open House & Public Workshop Complete
It was a busy event with approximately 100 attendees! Thank you all who attended and assisted in the Open House and Public Workshop on September 28th. Attendees were eager and interested in the options presented and provided useful feedback. Most participants stayed involved to the end of the workshop activities.
Participants viewing display boards and discussing the public realm concept plan.
The community came out to this event! University students and retirees attended, as well as renters and homeowners, business people, community organizations, developers, and people of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
Participants worked at tables with the assistance of a facilitator. Most were as engaged as this group, leaning right into their work!
A presentation was provided and covered the reasons for the Study, work done to date (including results of the March 2017 public meeting), how feedback is used and an overview of the day’s workshop activities.
A short presentation was given to provide the context for the Study and set the stage for the workshop.
There was a wealth of feedback and useful information gained from the event. Comments, conversations and results of the workshop are valuable inputs for the Study and are summarized in the Consultation Summary.
A Summary of Participant Feedback is Now Online
We went through every comment sheet, every comment made and the results of each completed workshop from the September 28th event. Thank you for sharing your insight and knowledge with us! We have summarized results into a Consultation Summary.
This is one example of a completed workshop exercise.
In general, there was great interest at the consultation where participants were clearly eager to learn about the options and to be involved in making their community even better. The focus of comments and conversation was on community building, which made for healthy and useful discussion. Read more by downloading the Consultation Summary.
Materials Now Online
Consultation Materials are Available for Download
The Open House and Public Workshop materials are now available online. This includes the display panels, presentation, workshop materials and discussion guide. Review these at your leisure. Whether this is your first time reviewing them or you are reviewing again, please contact us if you have feedback. It would be helpful if you could provide your feedback by Monday, October 23rd.
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