SLNA Newsletter - February 23, 2020
Editor: Sharon McMillan
One page PDF version of newsletter
Quayside Consultation - Feb. 29
Waterfront Toronto has completed the technical evaluation of Sidewalk Labs' proposal for Quayside and will now share and seek feedback on the outcomes of the evaluation, including whether the proposal addresses the pressing urban challenges we undertook to address.
The SLNA encourages residents of the St. Lawrence neighbourhood to join the project team for the second round of consultations on Sidewalk Labs' proposal for Quayside.
Two identical interactive public meetings will be held on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, 1 Harbour Square.
The morning meeting will run from:
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.The afternoon meeting will run from:
1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
For further details on the meeting and how to get there, visit the Eventbrite page.
The first 30 minutes of both meetings will be a drop-in format with time to review display boards and talk to Waterfront Toronto staff. Presentations and discussions will start at 9:30 am and 2:00 pm.
The discussion guide for this round of consultations, as well as the Quayside Evaluation Committee Report, are also available on our website. We encourage you to read through these materials in advance of the meeting; physical copies of these materials will also be available on the day of the consultations.
Recordings of the consultation presentations and discussions will be available online following the meeting should you not be able to attend either session.
Online consultations will be identical to information covered and sought through in-person consultations. These will run from February 24 – March 31, 2020 and can be found online at www.quaysideTO.ca.
SLNA Meet & Greet - Feb. 24
A reminder to those who have already submitted your RSVPs - Monday, February 24 at 7 pm is the SLNA Meet & Greet at the Novotel Hotel - Cafe Nicole (45 The Esplanade). We look forward to seeing you there!
SLNA Delegate and Community Meeting - Waterfront Toronto Motion
The next SLNA Delegates and Community Meeting will take place on Wednesday, February 26, at 7 p.m. (115 The Esplanade, enter code "246").
Motion: That SLNA Delegates support the unanimous decision of the Board of Waterfront Toronto to have WT staff complete the formal evaluation of the current proposals for the Quayside Precinct and make recommendations to the Board of WT as to whether WT should move forward with the creation of a Master Innovation and Development Plan (MIDP) for the Sidewalk Precinct.
Please read Motion Preamble
Open Letter from Waterfront Toronto Chair
Threshold Issues Resolutions Document
Threshold Issues - Realignment Overview
MEETING AGENDA (updated)
Call for Nominations
The SLNA is current accepting nominations for open positions on the SLNA board.
Click here for nomination form and more information
First Parliament Site Event
The City of Toronto has been working to recognize the First Parliament site, a historically significant property at the intersection of Front and Parliament Streets. The site represents the political, social, and industrial forces that helped shape the city.
The First Parliament Project is holding another Public Open House on March 31, 2020 at 6:15 p.m. at the St. Lawrence Market Tent.
The team has completed Phase 1 of the project, and Phase 2 is well underway. This open house will serve as an update on the current state of the project and will invite your feedback to inform the continued development of the project.
Phase 1 involved the preparation of a Heritage Interpretation Strategy for the site. Based on research and a robust public engagement program, the Heritage Interpretation Strategy sets out a framework and recommendations for the interpretation of the site’s heritage. An Overview Summary of the report can be found online here.
Phase 2 involves the development of a Master Plan for the First Parliament site. The first step was to develop a draft Vision with First Principles and a series of master plan explorations. This material was presented to stakeholders and the general public in October 2019 for review and comment. The presentations generated lively and productive discussion, which has guided work since.
At the upcoming public open house on March 31, the team will present the refined Vision and First Principles and a preliminary Demonstration Plan for the First Parliament site. Following a question and answer session, participants will be invited to provide comments, opinions, and ideas for the continued development of the Plan.
We hope you will join us on March 31, 2020 at 6:15 p.m. in the St. Lawrence Market Tent to continue to help us develop the First Parliament Site into a place that tells important stories and best serves the community.
—The First Parliament Team