York Quay Neighbourhood Association covers Toronto’s iconic Central Waterfront, with members in every building. YQNA is actively engaged in what shapes our neighbourhood – traffic, transit, planning, cultural and social events, policing, environment, noise, businesses, and the great urban renewal transforming Queens Quay. YQNA welcomes all residents to participate, share their ideas and enjoy our events.
TAKE PART IN THE FUTURE OF OUR WATERFRONT. Waterfront Toronto is holding a public meeting to bring citizens up-to-date on the master plans for the revitalization of the Ferry Docks and Harbour Square Park. We encourage everyone to come out to this important meeting which will define the future of our Waterfront. NOTE: Included in this presentation will be the proposed changes to the Ring Road around the back of Harbour Square condos and to the parking lot now there. In lieu of an Open House, there will be an extended Q&A session.
DATE: TUESDAY, JANUARY 26
TIME: New Time: 6:30 – 8:30 PM
PLACE: Brigantine Room at Harbourfront Centre, 225 Queens Quay West
For more information, contact Waterfront Toronto at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ken Greenberg, Toronto’s great innovator of urban design, will give a unique presentation at YQNA’s next meeting with the title “City Building on the Waterfront.” For over three decades, Ken has shaped downtowns, waterfronts and regions across North America and Europe, in cities such as Toronto, Amsterdam, New York and Paris. He has a prominent role in our own Waterfront neighbourhood, where we enjoy the results of his holistic approach and long-term view of planning. Ken and his wife Eti are often seen here on their bikes or in kayaks. Ken’s book, “Walking Home: the Life and Lessons of a City Builder” expresses his philosophy that cities may be big, but they are enjoyed on a human scale.
We are honoured to welcome Ken Greenberg, and invite you to attend this free event:
Tuesday, September 9th at 7 – 9 p.m.
Radisson Admiral Hotel
249 Queens Quay West, Rain Dance Room
Hosted by NoJetsTO
Monday, December 9th
OISE Auditorium, 252 Bloor St. W.
Room G162 – ground floor
(Bedford exit of St. George station)
6:30-7:00 p.m. – registration
7:00-9:00 p.m. – main event
With the City Council vote on the dangerous jet proposal for the Island Airport looming on December 16, it’s time for high-profile Torontonians to discuss this vital issue.
Former Toronto Mayor David Crombie and former Chief Planner Paul Bedford are joined by renowned architect Jack Diamond, former Mayor David Miller, and Jane Fairburn, author of Along the Shore: Rediscovering Toronto’s Waterfront Heritage.
Moderator is journalist John Lorinc of Spacing Magazine.
Join NoJetsTO for this important event on the future of Toronto’s Waterfront. Please RSVP at their website.
Tai Chi cultivates both body and mind to restore and maintain good health through slow and graceful movements. This program will move beyond the beginner level to the intermediate stage. Tai Chi reduces tension, improves flexibility, and increases circulation. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing.
For more info:
HCC, 627 Queen’s Quay West Toronto, t: 416.392.1509, www.harbourfrontcc.ca
NOJetsTO is fighting to prevent jets at the Toronto Island Airport. Continuing the ban on jets at the Island Airport will confirm our Waterfront as our City’s prime recreational area.
Summary of issues:
1. The Tripartite Agreement that bans jets from the Island Airport allows a balanced life along the waterfront. Jets will tilt this balance for the benefit of Robert Deluce and the Island Airport
2. To allow jets, the runway will have to be extended 636 metres or 1400 feet into our Lake Ontario. This is a permanent change. The impact on Torontonians, marine life, communities and the environment would be tremendous.
3. Billions of public and private investment is being poured into revitalize the waterfront into a sustainable mixed work/life community. Jets will impact this investment and the growth of our city
4. Tourism will be affected. 12.5 million visit the Harbourfront each year. This does not include those who visit the Islands. Imagine jets flying by as you enjoy a boat cruise, or soak in the sun on HtO Park or Sugar Beach.
5. Noise pollution will increase along the waterfront affecting all the points mentioned above as well as those who have chosen to make the waterfront their home
6. Toronto already has a jet port ‑ Pearson. As of 2015 there will be a direct link from Union Station to Pearson. $1.4B has been spent on this to bring Toronto on par with other world class cities.
Join us in saying NOJetsTO and fight against Jets on the Toronto Island Airport.
The petition is linked here
No Jets TO is linked here