Official Plan - Open Houses.
In August, 2014, Council approved, for the purpose of public consultation, draft revisions to the Official Plan policies for Neighbourhoods, Apartment Neighbourhoods, and the Environment. Open Houses are being held across the City between November 18th and 27th to hear what Torontonians have to say about these changes. The dates and times of these Open Houses are found on the attached flyer. The draft policy changes may be viewed on the Toronto Official Plan Review website at www.toronto.ca/opreview.
Council also approved draft policy directions for changes to the Urban Design policies of the Official Plan. A public forum on Urban Design is being held on November 3rd and Open Houses are taking place across the City between October 29th and November 6th. Details are found in the attached flyer.
Official Plan - Special Meetings for Residents' Associations
In addition to Open Houses the City Planning Division is holding a series of meetings dedicated to the views of Residents Associations regarding the proposed changes to the Neighbourhoods, Apartment Neighbourhoods, and the Environment policies. These meetings are:
Monday Nov. 10, 6.30pm to 9.00pm Metro Hall, 55 John Street Room 308-309
Wednesday Nov. 12, 6.30pm to 9,.00 pm North York Civic Centre, Committee Room 1
Thursday Nov. 13, 2.00pm to 4.00pm, Etobicoke Civic Centre, Committee Room 1 and 2
Friday Nov. 14, 2.00 to 4.00pm Scarborough Civic Centre, Committee Room 1 and 2
Growing Conversations - Special Meetings for Residents' Associations
Growing Conversations is a process aimed at improving Community Planning in Toronto through better, more effective engagement. There's lots of information and opportunities to provide feedback on our website: www.toronto.ca/growingconversations.
The Residents' Association Roundtables have been set up "in recognition of the fact that many of you are intimately familiar with the engagement process in Toronto, and therefore uniquely qualified to provide us with valuable insights on what works and what can be improved upon".
The Growing Conversations Roundtables will occur on the following dates and times:
North York District: Thursday, October 16th at North York Central Library (7-9 pm)
For details and to register: https://growingconversationsnorthyork.eventbrite.ca
Etobicoke District: Monday, October 20th at St Andrew's Presbyterian Church (7-9 pm)
For details and to register: https://growingconversationsetobicokeyork.eventbrite.ca
Toronto District: Tuesday, October 21st at the 519 Community Centre (7-9 pm)
For details and to register: https://growingconversationstorontoeastyork.eventbrite.ca
(Note - the Scarborough meeting was held on October 12th)
There is also an online survey and a new engagement platform called MindMixer, which blends engagement with social media.