First Gulf's development application is to approve office and retail use in the Eastern Employment Area with the addition of 50,000 jobs as a 'second downtown jobs hub'. A number of tall office buildings are suggested for the site. As well, a Smart Track /GO Regional Express Rail Station and a Downtown Relief Line Station have already been approved. Broadview Avenue will be extended through the site and the Broadview Streetcar will eventually run on the new street.
The planning approval will make way for this development over many years to come. Within the same environs, the Gardiner Expressway is set to be demolished, a new Lakeshore Blvd rebuilt and work has just started on the Don River flood protection of the Port Lands. As you can see, the whole area is undergoing a huge transformation.
There will be presentations by both City Planning and First Gulf and an opportunity to ask questions of presenters. Following the presentations and Q+A, interested participants can independently visit a series of interactive tables to workshop additional ideas on public spaces. Click here for the full meeting notice.
Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Time: 6:15 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Presentations begin at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Queen Alexandra Public School, 181 Broadview Avenue, Gymnasium
If you are unable to attend or for more information please visit the Unilever Precinct Planning Study webpage at toronto.ca/unileverprecinct. Information on the East Harbour SmartTrack Station is available at www.smarttrack.to. For technical information you can also contact City Planner Carly Bowman directly at [email protected] or 416-338-3788.
I look forward to seeing you there.