TOcore Parks and Public Realm Study: Making Cities for People
On November 15, 2016, the TOcore team reported out to Toronto and East York Community Council with its Proposals Report.
Community Council is video taped and archived on YouTube. You can now watch the entire November 15, 2016 Community Council event by clicking the link below. The presentation on TOcore, presented by Gregg Lintern, Director of Community Planning, Toronto and East York District, begins at the 5:41:00 time spot.
In addition to the Proposals Report, Swerhun Facilitations and Studio Jaywall, a team of consultants retained by the City to work on the TOcore Communications and Engagement Strategy have published a comprehensive report summarizing the wide range of engagement that took place between April and September, 2016. Thanks to everyone who has participated so far!
The June 21st Stakeholders meeting at the Bluma Appel Salon at the Toronto Reference Library included discussions around visions for Downtown Toronto and review of priority retail streets and mixed use policy in the downtown. For more information, see the presentation materials below.
The TOcore Expo was a three-day open house where the community was invited to talk to City staff about the directions for the Downtown Plan. See the presentation boards from the Expo below:
King Street Visioning Study Presentation
Missed the it? Watch it on Periscope.
Toronto’s Chief Planner Jennifer Keesmaat and CBC Radio One’s Mary Wiens talk about the future of Downtown places and spaces. A series of ‘pecha kucha’ talks provided snapshot perspectives on public space and public life in Toronto, with speakers including landscape architect Adam Nicklin, Gehl Studio’s Geoff Dyck, urban designer Ken Greenberg, Evergreen’s Geoff Cape and senior staff from the City of Toronto’s City Planning, Parks Forestry & Recreation, and Transportation Services Divisions.
Wednesday April 6, 2016
6:30 - 8:30 PM
Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex AveToronto
TOcore is hosting a community meeting to speak specifically to tower separation in the Downtown. This work was part of a recommendation in the Phase One TOcore Report that went to City Council on December 9, 2015.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
City Hall, 100 Queen Street West
Committee Room #1, Second Floor
On November 10, 2015, the TOcore team reported out to Toronto and East York Community Council with its Phase 1 Summary Report and Phase 2 Directions. You can read the report and follow Council's decision at the link below:
Community Council is video taped and archived on YouTube. You can now watch the entire November 10, 2015 Community Council event by clicking the link below. The presentation on TOcore, presented by Gregg Lintern, Director of Community Planning, Toronto and East York District, begins at the 9:25:00 time spot in the video and continues until the end of the video.
On September 28, 2015, the City held a stakeholder roundtable discussion with organizations that provide community services and facilities in the downtown. The purpose of the roundtable was to share and seek feedback on the findings of Community Services and Facilities for the TOcore study.
"PiPS" stands for Planners in Public Spaces, which is a public engagement initiative started by City Planning in 2013 in order to advance actionable items of its Strategic Plan, under the Strategic Director for Clear, Consistent and Compelling Communication.
The basic purpose of Planners in Public Spaces is to bring planners to the people and provide opportunities for the public to engage with City Planners, one-on-one, on issues that affect the City and specific concerns they may have about development and policy in the city.
The TOcore team would like to thank everyone who made it out to the PiPS events. More events will be forthcoming as the study progresses.
TOcore hosted three separate community meetings over the month of June in the three downtown wards (Wards 20, 27, and 28).
| Thursday, June 18, 2015 | Tuesday, June 23, 2015 | Monday, June 29, 2015 |
6:30-7:00 Open House
7:30-9:00 Breakout Session with City Staff
June 18, 2015 - Wellesley Community Centre
June 23, 2015 - Metro Hall, Room 308
June 29, 2015 - Jarvis Collegiate Institute
Two focus group sessions were held June 15 and June 22, 2015. The following minutes document the combined input received from representatives attending the meetings.
On February 9, the City held a stakeholder roundtable discussion with organizations that provide community services and facilities in the downtown. Participants were provided with an overview of the community services and facilities component and offered their insights on how growth has impacted the downtown's social infrastructure. The presentation and hand-outs provided to participants are displayed below.