Kew Gardens Public Workshop Summary

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The Kew Gardens Streetscaping Public Workshop was held at the Beaches Rec. Centre on March 18th. Residents from across the neighbourhood shared their ideas for the north end of the park and the stretch of Queen Street East immediately adjacent. Attached is a visual and written summary of the Workshop prepared by PLANT Architects.

Take a look at the Summary HERE.

Permit Parking ‘Switchover’ has been Delayed to April 15th

On-Street parking regulations are being slightly altered this spring. Residents with Permit Parking permits are being asked to delay switching their vehicles to the other side of the street until April 15.

For more information please take a look at the City of Toronto`s official statement on this topic.

 

 

Scarborough Rapid Transit

I supported constructing an LRT in Scarborough rather than a Subway.

In the summer of 2013, I agreed to explore the possibility of a Scarborough Subway as long as certain conditions were met. These conditions included a substantial Provincial contribution, and a financing plan that would not jeopardize other transit priorities for our City. These conditions were not met, and therefore, I voted for the fully-funded LRT plan.

I was very concerned that the cost of a subway extension would become a financial burden for the citizens of Toronto and, would not serve enough residents. Furthermore, the LRT plan could have been constructed much faster ensuring that residents of Scarborough would not be stranded without rapid transit for an extended period of time.

Unfortunately, City Council voted 24-20 for the Subway extension plan. Although I did not support the decision I respect the will of Council.

Thank you,

Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon

Kew Gardens Plans

Hello All,

I just wanted to let you know that on Tuesday March 18th, at 7 p.m, the Beaches Recreation Centre will host a meeting where interested parties can hear about plans to improve the park’s north edge along Queen Street. I will be there, along with city staff, the Beach Village BIA, and consultants from Plant Architect Inc.

For any additional information, please contact my office at 416-392-1376, or call Trevor Schmidt with Toronto Parks at 416-395-7898.

Have a great day!

The Gardiner Expressway East Environmental Assessment and Public Forum

Hello All,

I just wanted to let everyone know that The City of Toronto and Waterfront Toronto held a media briefing yesterday regarding the Gardiner Expressway East Environmental Assessment (EA). The media briefing presentation can be viewed in full by clicking here: Gardiner East Assessment

This evening the public will have an opportunity to comment on the presentation regarding four EA options: Maintain, Improve, Replace, and Remove. Details of the public meeting are:
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Thursday, February 6, 2014
6:30 to 9 p.m.
Toronto Reference Library
The Bram and Bluma Appel Salon
789 Yonge Street
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The open house will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by presentations at 7 p.m. Those who cannot attend the meeting in person may participate and watch the meeting online via the project website at: http://www.gardinereast.ca/.
The public notice can be viewed by clicking here: Public Notice