Why Care About the Promised Park at Bathurst Quay, Waterfront Toronto?
On Tuesday, Jan. 10th, during the evening session, PARKSnotCondos has been granted the opportunity to address the budget committee so that we can bring attention and urgency to the Bathurst Quay park. It was gifted by Harbourfront 30 years ago for that purpose, and it’s time to make it happen. Many people, including our own Councillor Joe Cressy, have called this area a wasteland, and it’s really too bad, especially when…Read More
Hey Neighbours, and ALL TORONTONIANS, it’s time to take action. With all the excitement of a proposed Rail Deck over the train tracks, it may be that the Bathurst Quay Neighbourhood Plan got derailed, or, it is happening in the background without drawing attention to the flaws in the plan, and could be passed, as is, without our awareness. That’s the danger right now and we can’t let that happen. If…Read More
ACT NOW. There’s an important meeting on Saturday, Nov. 25th from 2-4pm at the Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre (627 Queen’s Quay W) Some notices are calling it the “FINAL MEETING” for the Bathurst Quay Neighbourhood Plan. This is a Community Meeting, with officials from City Hall are presenting new plans for Bathurst Quay. It’s been a journey. We won the first battle, and finally got buildings and hotels taken…Read More
Rail Deck Park: The City of Toronto has an online page for the new Rail Deck Park with photos and it is very easy to understand. Bathurst Quay Park: The City of Toronto has just released (June 8/17) a new 41 page “Interim Report” on the progress of Bathurst Quay Park. “The City Planning Division recommends that: (Item #2) “City Council request the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District…Read More
In 2011 the population of Toronto was 50,000 residents. That escalated to 250,000 by 2016 and is expected to double in the next 15-20 years. In a series of blog posts about “Dense City“, Urban Toronto identifies many of the infrastructure weaknesses and the city’s inability to keep pace with densification. “It is mainly the job of the City to ensure the coordination of development, but the recent surge in…Read More
In our continued promise to keep residents up-to-date on what’s happening and the history of Bathurst Quay, we are publishing the diagrams (below) of the Official Plan and the Central Waterfront Secondary Plan, the plan clearly shows that Bathurst Quay is intended to be all park. The following document as part of the new plan shows it labelled differently. These documents where part of the June 8/17 report from Gregg…Read More
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