Quayside Public Consultation - Round 2
In recent decades, under the leadership of Waterfront Toronto, we have finally begun to revitalize and reclaim our waterfront. We are returning to our original place as a waterfront city, and Quayside represents the next important step towards that revitalization. Quayside also represents an opportunity – an opportunity to build a twenty-first century neighbourhood that is truly affordable, liveable, and sustainable. It is critical that we get it right.
There have been many changes to the Sidewalk Labs proposal for Quayside since they first released their “Master Innovation and Development Plan” in June 2019. To put it simply, they asked for too much. They asked for too much land, too much control over data, and too much control over governance. Based on extensive public feedback and concerns raised by the Waterfront Toronto Board, Sidewalk Labs agreed to make significant changes this past October. Please see my October 31 update for the full details.
Waterfront Toronto has now completed their technical evaluation of Sidewalk Labs' revised proposal for Quayside. A second round of public consultation is being held to provide feedback on the outcomes of the evaluation and whether the proposal addresses the pressing urban challenges of the 21st century.
Two identical interactive public meetings will be held on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, 1 Harbour Square.
The morning meeting will run from: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
The afternoon meeting will run from:1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The first 30 minutes of both meetings will be a drop-in format with time to review display boards and talk to Waterfront Toronto staff. Presentations and discussions will start at 9:30 am and 2:00 pm. Consultation materials will be provided in advance of the meeting at QuaysideTO.ca. Recordings of the presentations and discussions will be available online following the meeting for those who are not able to attend.
More information on the event is available here.