Please join your community members and Earth Day Canada for the first Seaton Village StreetPLAY event on Markham St (north of Barton Ave) and Follis Ave (from just west of Markham)
Friday, June 2, 2017 from 4:00 – 8:00pm
It’s a simple idea – open up our local neighbourhood streets to children and youth so they can connect with friends and play right outside their front door.
The Toronto StreetPLAY Pilot Project (TSPP) will test regularly scheduled, partial closures for street play on 6 residential blocks between June and November 2017. The purpose of the project is to test a permit program for regularly occurring street closures to support neighbourhood outdoor play. The
The first phase is being rolled out TODAY – June 2
All kids from the neighbourhood are welcome to play on these streets!
Please go to the StreetPLAY website to view the schedule and for more info
Bloor Street Bike Lanes Shaw Street to Avenue Road Project Update
The Bloor Street Bike Lane Pilot Project was approved by City Council in May 2016. The installation of the separated bike lanes (cycle tracks) on Bloor Street West from Shaw Street (east of Ossington Avenue) to Avenue Road was completed in late August 2016.
The pilot project will allow us to demonstrate and study the impacts and benefits of bike lanes on Bloor Street. Extensive monitoring and evaluation is being carried out and will be reported to Council later this year.
Public Drop-in Event
Join us for our third public event to learn about the technical evaluation completed to date, review summaries of on-going public feedback, and discuss your experience and suggestions for the future of these cycling facilities.
Date & Time: Monday, June 5, 2017, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre – Gym 427 Bloor Street West
Local Councillors Mike Layton and Joe Cressy will be in attendance. All information materials presented will be posted online shortly following the event.
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Contact: Jason Diceman Sr. Public Consultation Coordinator Public Consultation Unit City of Toronto, Metro Hall, 19th Fl., 55 John St. Toronto, ON M5V 3C6 Tel: 416-338-2830 Fax: 416-392-2974 Email: email@example.com toronto.ca/bloorbikelanes
From Councillor Cressy
As the 1-year Bloor Street bike lane pilot project continues, join me, Councillor Layton, and City staff on June 5th for a mid-pilot public consultation.
The City has been working hard on the extensive monitoring, evaluation, and consultation program since the project’s installation. Come out on June 5th to learn about the technical evaluation completed to date, review of summaries of ongoing public feedback, and discuss your experience, feedback and suggestions for the future.
You can find more information on the City’s website, or by viewing the meeting flyer here. Earlier this year, the City also released preliminary portions of data (collected 6 weeks after installation) that has been collected on the project. You can find more information here.
NOTE: Stay tuned for details regarding a June SVRA meeting with City staff to discuss a very helpful set of updates and further information about the Bloor St Bike Lane Project that staff and the Councillor want to ensure is shared with the Seaton Village community.
June 1, 2017 – Toronto Star: Bloor St. bike lanes working, cyclists say, though drivers may not agree
June 2, 2017 – Dandyhorse Magazine: Schools for bike lanes on Bloor
SVRA Special Presentation + Meeting Residential/Neighbourhood Planning and the Committee of Adjustment
A friendly reminder of the Seaton Village Residents’ Association meeting and special presentation with Robert Brown – TONIGHT!
- an update on traffic and safety initiatives underway;
- an update on the Dupont St corridor development following the May 4 meeting with developers, the City Planning Staff and Councillors Cressy and Layton + next steps with Mirvish Village
- April 12 SVRA Meeting minutes – for approval. Attached.
SVRA Meeting Wednesday, May 17 Focus: Residential development and the Committee of Adjustment process
Please join the SVRA and special guests, including Robert Brown, former Chair of the ARA and Committee of Adjustment to learn about residential home development and the Committee of Adjustment process and the new Toronto Local Appeals Board.
This meeting will also provide an opportunity to begin discussing our Seaton Village neighbourhood “Vision Plan”
Date: Wednesday, May 16th
Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm
Location: Vermont Square Long Term Care Home in the basement (914 Bathurst St) – this is a fully accessible site
The complete meeting agenda will be posted Monday, May 15, 2017. Please forward agenda item suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Read the meeting SVRA Meeting Minutes April 12 2017 (Final) from April 12 SVRA Meeting
Due to the extreme weather we are experiencing, tomorrow’s Community Compost Day at Vermont Square has been postponed to Sunday, May 28th, 2017.
Sunday, May 28
(pick-up: Olive and Palmerston intersection)
We’ll be providing the compost, but please remember to bring your own shovels and containers. For more information, you can visitwww.toronto.ca/compost.
Bloor St Bike Lanes – Last day to complete survey #2!
The online Bloor Street Bike Lanes – Feedback Survey #2 was launched by the City in December 2016 and will close at midnight – TONIGHT – Thursday, May 4, 2017
Feedback Survey #2: http://cityoftoronto.fluidsurveys.com/s/bloor2016/
FYI for those concerned about local business input in the process:
150 Unique businesses submitted responses to the City’s 1st survey and extensive outreach from the City/project lead Jason Diceman continues to ensure local business participation in the study. A parallel study on the local economic impact of bike lanes on Bloor Street is being led by the Toronto Center for Active Transportation (TCAT), in partnership with University of Toronto, and sponsorship from Metcalf Foundation, Bloor Annex BIA, and Korea Town BIA. University students with an iPad will be visiting store front businesses again this spring to interview merchants directly.
MORE BUSINESS CONSULTATION IN PROGRESS
So far the TCAT/ UofT Economic Impact Survey has interviewed 248 store front merchants in the Economic Study Area on Bloor Street between Christie Street and Robert Street:
Once prior to bike lane installation in October-November 2015;
Again shortly after bike lane installation in October-November 2016; and will again this spring 2017.
City staff will continue to reach out to business over the coming weeks through the local BIAs and directly. Businesses are being encouraged to contact the City to discuss the project and impacts to their businesses.
A new business-focused City online Survey #3 will be launched this summer, to gather more feedback on the pilot bike lanes from local business operators along Bloor Street from Ossington Avenue to Bay Street. We will be asking more in-depth questions to better understand how different kinds of businesses have been affected in different ways.
COMMUNITY CONSULTATION – the SVRA asked for this and the City is delivering!
PUBLIC DROP‐IN EVENT #3 – JUNE 5, 2017
A third public information event is scheduled for Monday, June 5, 4-8pm, at Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre. Members of the public are invited to speak directly with the project team, to ask questions and share comments about the pilot bike lanes on Bloor Street. Information will be provided on the latest traffic analysis, online feedback survey results, and next steps for minor design modifications and overall evaluation of the project.
Local Councillors Mike Layton and Joe Cressy will be in attendance. A formal event notice will be distributed in the coming weeks.
Learn more about the project history and latest update (February 24, 2017) at: http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly…
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Public Consultation Unit, PPF&A
City of Toronto
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