NEWS RELEASE FROM SIDEWALK TORONTO:
Includes 40% below-market housing and 9,000+ construction jobs
TORONTO — Sidewalk Toronto revealed today a detailed plan for a new neighbourhood at Quayside that will improve the quality of life for Torontonians. The plan combines the latest in urban design and emerging technology to achieve unprecedented affordability and economic growth. Quayside will have 40% below-market housing, create 9,000 new jobs in construction and house 3,900 jobs upon completion. The plan is based on extensive consultation with government, experts and the public.
“We know how important the revitalization of Quayside is for the city and everyone who lives here. Torontonians want more affordable housing, faster ways to get around the city, safer streets for pedestrians and cyclists, a cleaner and healthier environment. That’s what we are aiming to do by creating this new neighbourhood,” said Jesse Shapins, Director of Public Realm “This draft site plan released today demonstrates what we are envisioning for Quayside and how we aim to address these critical challenges facing Toronto.”
Key features of the plan include:
The Site Plan released today will be presented to the public at the 4th Public Roundtable, taking place on Saturday, December 8th. Public feedback will be incorporated into a detailed Master Innovation and Development Plan to guide future work at Quayside, which is expected to be released in early 2019. It will be reviewed by Waterfront Toronto and all three levels of government based on a stringent criteria released last week.
Sidewalk Toronto is a project by Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs to create a new kind of mixed-use, neighbourhood on Toronto’s Waterfront, beginning with the creation of Quayside. Sidewalk Toronto will combine forward-thinking urban design and new digital technology to create people-centred neighbourhoods that achieve precedent-setting levels of sustainability, affordability, mobility, and economic opportunity.
We had a packed agenda and room at our Nov. 28 SLNA Monthly meeting.
In addition to discussing our important SLNA traffic audit highlighting the most dangerous intersections in our neighbourhood (thank you SLNA Director Sabina Soromova and all volunteers) we also welcomed to our meeting one of our two new Councillors - Ward 13 Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam who shared her depth of knowledge on a number of our priorities from parks to heritage preservation.
We look forward to working with our Councillor who definitely has a clear and amplified voice on Toronto’s City Council.
Waterfront Toronto Presentation
At the recent November meeting of Waterfront For All, Chief Development Officer of the Waterfront Toronto organization, Meg Davis delivered a presentation that outlines the goals, objectives and projects led and implemented by the organization. Click on the link below to view the slide presentation:
Realizing the Waterfront's Potential
Dominion Building Redevelopment Project
Earlier this fall, SLNA members were given the opportunity to share feedback on the planned redevelopment of One Front Street W. by Larco Investments Ltd. Lura Consulting with Larco, Architect Alliance and Bousfields hosted a consultation as part of the September 26th SLNA meeting. Feedback from that session has been captured in the following report prepared by Lura Consulting:
One Front St. W. Redevelopment Consultation with SLNA
The next St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association Delegates and Community Meeting will happen on Wednesday, November 28, 7 p.m. at 115 The Esplanade.
We are pleased to announce that one of our new councillors, Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam of Ward 13 will be attending this meeting and addressing residents.
We hope all designated delegates will be in attendance and we also encourage as many residents to attend as possible as the meeting is open to all in the neighbourhood.
Refreshments will be Served
We will be returning to our previous tradition of providing at this meeting tasty refreshments from the St. Lawrence Market to celebrate the Holiday Season.
Please download the Agenda and share locally.
Waterfront for All Meeting - November 21
All St. Lawrence Neighbourhood residents are invited to attend the Waterfront for all Members Meeting on Wednesday November 21st from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for the very first Annual General Meeting and to get an update from Waterfront Toronto.
Waterfront for All AGM*
WHERE: Lucie and Thornton Blackburn Conference Centre
George Brown College Residence
Cooperage St (Front St. E & Cherry, 504 Streetcar), Toronto, ON M5A 1H7
WHEN: Wednesday, November 21, 7-9 pm
Special Guest – Waterfront Toronto Update and Guest Presentation
RSVP NOW to Suzanne Kavanagh: firstname.lastname@example.org
Agenda to follow
Invitation to Local Film Premier
Message from Local Cultural Organization Jamii:
Jamii is very excited to announce the Film Premiere of At Heart, Citizens of The Esplanade, a docu-film made by over 150 Esplanadians. It was a beautiful 9-month journey with the community and we are grateful that you were part of it!
You shared your stories, you contributed ideas, you joined the production team, you were in front of the camera, you participated in finding a title, and you gave feedback on the editing process. Every single one of your contributions helped make this film the film it has become.
At Heart, Citizens of The Esplanade shines a spotlight on our beloved neighbourhood. We hope you will like it and will be as proud as we are of the end result of this creative process. Most importantly, because this is a film you had a part in making, we really want you to see it!
Join us for the premiere of At Heart, Citizens of The Esplanade, on Monday, November 26th at 6pm at the Berkeley Street Theatre.
Capacity is limited to 120 people, so please book ASAP your free tickets HERE.
Venue is accessible.
The evening will start at 6pm. Following the film will be a Q&A with film directors Ayelen Liberona and Joseph Jonhson-Camí, and a screening of the "Behind-the-Scenes" video.
We are very much looking forward to seeing you on the 26th!
Isorine and the Jamii Team
Storytelling Workshop - November 23
The Creative Aging Circle presents a free seniors workshop on "Storytelling" led by award winning Storyteller, Dan Yashinsky.
The presentation will happen on Friday, November 23, at 2:00 p.m. in the OWN co-op, 115 The Esplanade.
For more details, please download this flyer.