News & E-update Archive – Keele Finch Plus
All previous news items and all previous e-updates that have been sent out are listed here.
Scroll to the bottom of the page for e-updates. Note that the City’s website is currently being transitioned to a new web platform, and this page will be updated shortly to include previously sent e-updates. For any information related to this project, please contact Matt Armstrong at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 416-392-3521.
The Community Services and Facilities Profile is now available. See “December 2017 – Community Services and Facilities Profile” on the “Studies & Reports” tab.
Posted January 18, 2018
Consultation materials presented at the September 28 consultation are online now. See “Event Materials” under the “Get Involved” tab.
Posted October 17, 2017
Approximately 100 people attended the Open House & 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.
Posted September 29, 2017
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“.
Posted September 12, 2017
The York University Heights Neighbourhood Action Partnership (a resident and community group led table organized by our partners in Social Development) met on Wednesday May 17 at Yorkwoods Library. The Keele Finch Plus Study was on the agenda.
Posted May 24, 2017
As part of Doors Open Toronto, the TTC is offering a preview of two subway stations (York University and Downsview Park). City Planning staff will be at the York University Subway Station between 1:00 and 4:30 p.m. on May 27, 2017. More details under “Get Involved“.
Posted May 17, 2017. Times revised on May 24, 2017.
Ryerson University Planning Students chose to examine Toronto’s ravines, with one group looking at connections to Black Creek related to the Keele Finch Plus Study. Their work is on display at the Urbanspace Gallery at 401 Richmond Street West until May 15.
Posted May 4, 2017
Over 60 people attended our March 7 open house & workshop. 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.
Posted March 8, 2017
Join us at the March 7 Open House and Public Workshop at James Cardinal McGuigan School (1440 Finch Avenue West). Workshop and presentation at 6:30 p.m. More details under “Get Involved“.
Posted February 21, 2017
The Phase 1 Staff report was adopted by Community Council. This video is a quick summary. Full details under “Studies and Reports“.
Posted December 8, 2016
A milestone for the Study has been achieved! Phase 1 work is now available to view, including the Staff Report. Click on the the “Studies and Reports” tab.
Posted November 3, 2016
On Thursday, October 20th, City Staff conducted a walking tour for York University Urban Studies students. Students made good observations and provided comments about walking conditions and connections to campus.
Posted October 24, 2016
On Tuesday September 13th, City Staff visited Teknion in the DUKE Heights BIA to attend the Mayor’s breakfast on the state of manufacturing.
Posted September 19, 2016
Consultation materials presented at the first consultation are online now. See “Event Materials” under the “Get Involved” tab.
Posted June 29, 2016
The first Open House and Public Consultation is tomorrow at James Cardinal McGuigan School cafeteria between 4:30 and 8:30 p.m. Presentations at 5:00 p.m. and on the hour to give you a chance to come at time that is convenient for you. More details
Posted June 20, 2016
On Thursday June 16th, City Staff visited the Grandravine Community Centre to speak to the Neighbourhood Action Partnership.
Posted June 17, 2016
Join us on June 21 between 4:30 and 8:30 p.m. at James Cardinal McGuigan School (1440 Finch Avenue West). Presentation at 5:00 p.m. and repeated on the hour. More
Posted May 31, 2016
The newly named Keele Finch Plus Study launches. How should the area grow with a new subway station, and coming light rail transit (LRT)?
Posted May 12, 2016
On May 3rd, Grade 9 and grade 11 Geography students at James Cardinal McGuigan Secondary School chose the Study name: Keele Finch Plus.
Posted May 10, 2016
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.
Know someone who might be interested in this Study? Help us spread awareness and knowledge by forwarding this message and by encouraging others to sign up for the email list. You can sign up on the website at http://www.toronto.ca/keelefinchplus.