Consultation for yongeTOmorrow has engaged a broad range of residents, businesses, and stakeholders over three rounds of engagement.
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|Round of Consultation||Content Focus||Consultation Activities||Consultation Summary Report|
|Round One||Identification of problems/opportunities, study objectives and the long-list of alternatives.||Read the Round One Consultation Summary Report|
|Round Two||Evaluation of alternatives and identification of the short-list and a preferred alternative solution.||Read the Round Two Consultation Summary Report|
|Round Three||Evaluation of design concepts and identification of the recommended design concept.||
||Read the Round Three Consultation Summary Report (Appendix 1: Public Event #3 Questions and Answers)|
The City hosted the last of three yongeTOmorrow public events on September 16, 2020, to receive public feedback on a recommended plan for Yonge Street (Recommended Design Concept – 4C: Pedestrian Priority Zones with One-Way Driving Access and Cycle Tracks) which prioritizes pedestrians, provides more protection for cyclists, and maintains access for transit, deliveries and parking garages. The event was attended by 206 people.
Read the Public Event #3 Questions and Answers submitted for the meeting.
The City hosted the second of three yongeTOmorrow public events on November 21, 2019, to receive public feedback on a short list of alternatives with a preliminary preferred alternative identified. The event was attended by 173 people.
View the Public Event #2 Display Boards.
The City hosted the first of three yongeTOmorrow public events on May 9, 2019, to introduce the study and provide a long list of alternatives for consideration and comment. The event was attended by 161 people.
View the Public Event #1 Display Boards.
Thanks to all who attended the launch at Yonge-Dundas Square on May 3, 2019, with a performance by Unity Break Dancers and speakers, including Donald Corbiere from the City’s Indigenous Affairs Office, local Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam and Barbara Gray, the General Manager of Transportation Services.
Stakeholder Advisory Group (SAG) members were invited by the City to represent local community associations, institutions and businesses with a diversity of opinions, perspectives and interests. The SAG provides a multi-stakeholder forum for identifying issues, approaches, concepts and alternatives.
The SAG is made up of property owners/operators, Business Improvement Areas, Residents’ Associations, research and advocacy groups and educational institutions.
Members meet throughout the Environmental Assessment (EA) process and are given the opportunity to review design options for Yonge Street with City staff.
The Project Team met virtually with the SAG on December 9, 2020, from 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. using Webex Meetings to provide an overview of Round Three of Consultation and an update on the Recommended Design Concept.
The Project Team met virtually with the SAG on July 9, 2020, from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. using Webex Meetings to provide a project update in light of recent events and to hear from participants about the effects of COVID-19 pandemic (i.e. physical distancing requirements, economic support & recovery) and other ongoing events and conversations (i.e. race & equity, crime prevention & policing, mental & physical health needs).
Read the SAG Meeting #6 Feedback Summary
The Project Team met with the SAG on February 25, 2020, to report on the study progress and present and receive feedback to inform refinements to the Emerging Preferred Alternative Design Concept.
Read the SAG Meeting #5 Feedback Summary
The Project Team met with the SAG on September 24, 2019, to receive feedback on the application of street design options (short-list) to different blocks of Yonge Street and the preliminary preferred alternative.
Read the SAG Meeting #4 Feedback Summary
The Project Team met with the SAG on July 18, 2019, to receive feedback on the evaluation criteria and recommendations of a short list of alternatives.
Read the SAG Meeting #3 Feedback Summary
The Project Team met with the SAG on April 1, 2019, to report on study progress, present draft long list of alternatives and provide opportunities for questions and feedback.
Read the SAG Meeting #2 Feedback Summary
The Project Team met with the SAG on July 30, 2018, to introduce the study, provide an update and receive initial stakeholder feedback.
Read the SAG Meeting #1 Feedback Summary
The project team met with property/business owners and managers on January 14, 2020, to receive feedback on the short list of alternatives, including the preliminary preferred alternative for the yongeTOmorrow study.