There’s been a lot in the media as of late about transit in Toronto; be that public transit, roadways or walkways. Historically, there have also been on going issues and discussions about developing good regional/GTA transit.
With Chief Planner Jennifer Keesmat at the helm, the City of Toronto Planning Division is currently undertaking consultations with community members about an update taking place with the transportation policies within the City’s Official Plan. Updating these policies will help the City deal with congestion on streets, sidewalks, and transit. This consultation process has aptly been named ‘Feeling Congested?’ (Check out their website for more information).
Members of Ward 31 Beaches-East York (that would be us) are invited to participate in a focus group session to learn about and discuss some of the changes that Toronto City staff are proposing. (This is part of a series of focus groups that are happening across the city).
And it’s happening tomorrow, Oct 3rd (sorry for the late notice, I just found out about it myself…)
The session will focus on two things: 1) the concept of developing a transportation network, and 2) a proposed new structure for making decisions within this network (ie, how do we prioritize particular transportation projects over others?).
Not only will you have the chance to take a look at and comment on the proposed changes, but you’ll learn more about how things have come about through the process.
Interested? Here are the deets:
Ward 31 ‘Feeling Congested?’ Consultation
Thursday, October 3, 2013
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)
East York Civic Centre (Committee Rm A)
850 Coxwell Ave
Or you can contact Councillor Janet Davis for more information: 416-392-4035 or firstname.lastname@example.org