FROM COUNCILLOR JOSH MATLOW'S COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER
SAVE THE DATE: Yonge & Eglinton Town Hall on Improving Traffic Safety and Livability
Traffic safety in Midtown, and across the city, has been of increasing concern. Local roads and sidewalks designed for small-scale residential homes are now serving areas of large condominium developments that bring large construction vehicles. As well, additional traffic is brought to neighbourhoods once new residents move in. Recent provincial initiatives to increase density in the City’s Midtown in Focus plan will only increase the potential for conflict between heavy construction vehicles and crowded streets which led to the recent tragedy at Yonge and Erskine.
The increased density and other provincial planning changes, including a potential reduction in community benefits, has affected the neighbourhood’s vision for a livable community. For instance, the Ford government has removed the City’s ability to require a parkland dedication from certain developments.
Please join us at a Town Hall I am co-hosting with my local Council colleagues to hear from City of Toronto experts on the problems and potential solutions to best protect residents on our roads, sidewalks and bike lanes. The meeting will also look at providing and improving community spaces and services in light of recent provincial planning changes.
When: Monday November 25th
Where: North Toronto Collegiate Institute (17 Broadway Ave) in the Auditorium