On February 27, 2018 the Toronto Society of Architects, in fulfillment of of its traditional role of ensuring that architecture and urban design are key considerations in public discussions, made an official submission to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee regarding REimagining Yonge (Sheppard to Finch) Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Study (Ward 23, 24). The TSA strongly supported the City of Toronto’s Transportation Services endorsement of OPTION 1 “Transform Yonge” as the only option that recognizes Yonge Street’s potential to be a vibrant main street and focal point for the mixed use community around it.
Our official submission was followed by a deputation before the Commmittee where TSA Chair Maria Denegri further elaborated on the TSA’s support of Option 1.
You can read the TSA’s official submission here.
Our position was further supported by by a submission by the Ontario Association of Architects also endorsing Option 1. You can read their submission on their Government Relations Portal.