Midtown In Focus – Update

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Update – February 2014

Midtown in Focus just released a framework Parks, Open Space and Streetscape plan. Based on the feedback from public meetings last fall and consultation with the Midtown Planning Group and local residents’ associations, the team has come up with five key initiatives that make up the plan. The initiatives include developing a master plan for Eglinton Park, creating and improving public squares along Yonge, planting a greenline of trees along Eglinton, connecting Broadway and Roehampton a park street loop and more. You can see the full report here.

I encourage you to learn more and get involved at a public meeting hosted by the Midtown in Focus team on February 4, from 6-9 p.m. at the Salvation Army (7 Eglinton Avenue East). For more information, visit the Midtown in Focus website.

Midtown In Focus is a city-led project looking at how to improve the public realm in and around Yonge and Eglinton, an area facing significant development pressure.

With significant input and guidance from the Midtown Planning Group, a coalition of local residents’ associations, the aim of the project is to develop a Parks, Open Space and Streetscape Master Plan for the area.

I am happy to report that work is well underway and an initial public meeting was held in late September.

Check out of the project’s website, www.midtowninfocus.com, for the latest updates as well as information about upcoming public consultations.

An online engagement tool is expected to go live on the website later this week and I encourage you to get involved!