This page contains an archive of past Keele Finch Plus News and e-updates.

The City’s website was transitioned to a new web platform during the Study, and this page does not contain all previous e-updates. If you would like a copy of any of the previous e-updates, please contact Matt Armstrong at matt.armstrong@toronto.ca or by phone at 416-392-3521.

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.

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“.

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.

The materials from the March 7 open house and public workshop are now online. A consultation summary is also available. More details under “Get Involved“.

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.

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“.

The Phase 1 Staff report was adopted by Community Council. Full details under “Information and Reports“.

A milestone for the Study has been achieved! Phase 1 work is now available to view, including the Staff Report. Click on the the “Information and Reports” tab.

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.

On Tuesday September 13th, City Staff visited Teknion in the DUKE Heights BIA to attend the Mayor’s breakfast on the state of manufacturing.

A summary of the First Open House and Public Consultation is now online. See “Event Summaries” under the “Get Involved” tab.

Consultation materials presented at the first consultation are online now. See “Event Materials” under the “Get Involved” tab.

The first Open House and Public Consultation is tomorrow at James Cardinal McGuigan School (1440 Finch Ave. W.) cafeteria between 4:30 and 8:30 p.m. Presentations at 5 p.m. and on the hour to give you a chance to come at time that is convenient for you.

On Thursday June 16th, City Staff visited the Grandravine Community Centre to speak to the Neighbourhood Action Partnership.

Join us on June 21 between 4:30 and 8:30 p.m. for the First Open House and Public Consulation at James Cardinal McGuigan School (1440 Finch Ave. W.). Presentation at 5:00 p.m. and repeated on the hour.

 

The newly named Keele Finch Plus Study launches. How should the area grow with a new subway station, and coming light rail transit (LRT)?

On May 3rd, Grade 9 and grade 11 Geography students at James Cardinal McGuigan Secondary School chose the Study name: Keele Finch Plus.

Keele Finch Plus graphic treatment wordmark "Keele Finch Plus - Encouraging Growth and Community Building"

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.

This map shows the location of community services and facilities in the Keele and Finch area.
This map of the Keele and Finch area shows the location of community services and facilities.
Cycling Consultation

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.


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.
On Twitter? Just use the hashtag #keelefinchplus. From time to time, we will post information from the Official City Planning account @CityPlanTo.

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Keele Finch Plus graphic treatment wordmark "Keele Finch Plus - Encouraging Growth and Community Building"

E-update 14 – October 17, 2017. Toronto City Planning Division

Thank you!

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 at the September 28, 2017 public meeting.

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 working at one of the workshop tables during the September 28, 2017 public meeting.

 

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.

Photo of the audience watching a presentation at the September 28, 2017 public meeting.

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.

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.

A photo of a workshop table result example from the Septmber 2017 public meeting.

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.

On Twitter? Just use the hashtag #keelefinchplus. From time to time, we will post information from the Official City Planning account @CityPlanTo.

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