Civic Improvements Projects
The Civic Improvement Program is a modest but high value-added capital program administered by Urban Design, City Planning that significantly enhances the on-going capital programs of other departments as well as Business Improvement Areas' initiatives and private sector city-building activities. Broadly speaking, civic improvement projects can be grouped into three general categories:
- Places - "Places" is a Project Theme defined by opportunities to create outdoors "rooms" or distinctive "locations" in the public realm that enhance the quality of the pedestrian environment.
- Routes - "Routes" is a Project Theme that focuses on the opportunities for urban design improvements to the major elements of the City's street system where vehicular and pedestrian volumes are greatest.
- Districts - "Districts" is an integrated Project Theme comprised of interconnected and interrelated areas and neighbourhoods. Many Districts are areas being revitalized through major planning and development initiatives that often include streetscape enhancement.
Strategic Opportunities for Civic Improvement:
- Streetscape Manual
- Civic Improvement Program and its Relationship to the City Beautification Initiative - September 16, 2004
- Staff Report - Civic Improvement Program - September 7, 2004
- Strategic Opportunities Report - Appendix A - September 21, 2004
Strategic Opportunities for Civic Improvement: Maps
- Strategic Opportunities - North District
- Strategic Opportunities - South District
- Strategic Opportunities - East District
- Strategic Opportunities - West District
- Strategic Opportunities - City-wide
Examples of Civic Improvement:
Places: Browns Line at Lakeshore Blvd. - Before
Places: Browns Line at Lakeshore Blvd. - After