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As we embark on the public consultation process for East Harbour, we want to get to know more about you and hear your thoughts! Let us know more about you and your thoughts on the future of East Harbour by filling out the following polls:

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Now that residential uses are being introduced into the East Harbour Master Plan, I think other themes that need to be discussed are…

Parks, restaurants, cafes and a grocery store will all attract people to the area and inject life and local energy into the new development. Do not repeat city place, where uninteresting, chain stores... Read more...

Thank you for sharing your ideas and comments. These are all great additions as we start to think about topics to present and discuss at Open House #2 this fall.

While I agree, a grocery store is not going to 'inject life' into this future world-class development. It will certainly be convenient and important, but it is galleries, venues, museums or lake cultural... Read more...

I offer three real-world examples of what draws our family to a destination neighbourhood, for East Harbour to copy or surpass (using nearby Corktown for this example):<br>1. An Indoor Attraction (the... Read more...

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Now that residential uses are being introduced into the East Harbour Master Plan, I think other themes that need to be discussed are…

Nightlife. Young people in Toronto want more options that don't close so early. A way to keep East Harbour afloat past 5pm is to bring in a wide range of bars, clubs and cultural options that go through... Read more...

Nightlife and cultural/entertainment/artist spaces are something that is very important to consider as we continue to plan and design for the Mixed-Use community at East Harbour. We have noted your feedback... Read more...

Agree here. Noise complaints are what set up these districts to fail, we need strategies to mitigate that, because culture and nightlife is important to a bustling new district in Toronto

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Now that residential uses are being introduced into the East Harbour Master Plan, I think other themes that need to be discussed are…

Being the size that it is, this is a once in a generation kind of development for Toronto and there is only one shot to make it right. Adequate cultural facilities, entertainment, and year-round amenities... Read more...

An identity of a city is formed through cultural industries. New York & London are known for their cultural scene but Toronto is just known to be a 'business city' with an arts scene that is not on the... Read more...

We look forward to delving deeper into the topics you have raised at our future consultation events. Thank you for taking the time to submit your thoughtful feedback. All of the above are topics which... Read more...

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Now that residential uses are being introduced into the East Harbour Master Plan, I think other themes that need to be discussed are…

Architecture: It would be great to see a core of skyscrapers that look visually contrasting to the bland glass condos and towers we already see downtown. Future-oriented and ambitious design has an ability... Read more...

We look forward to delving deeper into the topics you have raised at our future consultation events. Thank you for taking the time to submit your thoughtful feedback.

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Now that residential uses are being introduced into the East Harbour Master Plan, I think other themes that need to be discussed are…

I hate to keep beating a dead horse but look to Montreal on how they bring community, business & after 5pm crowds together, we need walkable streets no cars, with cafes, restaurants, retail & entertainment.... Read more...

I completely agree with you, Joe. Montreal has the upper hand when it comes to entertainment, culture and fun. Streets in Montreal that are mostly pedestrian scaled accommodate circus arts, performers,... Read more...

We look forward to delving deeper into the topics you have both raised at our future consultation events. Thank you for taking the time to submit your thoughtful feedback.

Fully agree. Include pedestrian and cycle only street spaces, and let those spaces be vibrant and mixed-use.

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Now that residential uses are being introduced into the East Harbour Master Plan, I think other themes that need to be discussed are…

Ensure the built form respects the vernacular of the immediate area. Don't build generic condos with glass spandral, instead use brick and other 'home' elements. The public realm is key as is a zero carbon... Read more...

I agree. No more ugly bland glass towers in East Harbour! I would also like to see lumber, wood, timber and make Canada a known place for this kind of architecture as well as exploring those kinds of... Read more...

Details of the built form and sustainability considerations are both things that will continue to be worked out as we continue to move through the process. Thank you for sharing your ideas and feedback.

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Now that residential uses are being introduced into the East Harbour Master Plan, I think other themes that need to be discussed are…

How to make this site arts and culture destination rather than just employment. Should come alive at night, as well as day. Year-round events, festivals, night life, music and multi-season events are... Read more...

Something we’ve heard a few times, added to the list of topics for future consultation! Hope you will be able to join us at our next open house on September 21!

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Now that residential uses are being introduced into the East Harbour Master Plan, I think other themes that need to be discussed are…

Community Arts and Culture are very important. One of the most driving factors of living in Toronto is the amazing culture and art we have in the city. This development needs to consider this an a important... Read more...

We look forward to delving deeper into things like community arts and culture at our future consultation events. Thank you for taking the time to submit your thoughtful feedback.

Completely agree. We need more options for artists in this amazing city, as well as DJs and venues

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Now that residential uses are being introduced into the East Harbour Master Plan, I think other themes that need to be discussed are…

Housing affordability, small independent retail, and public services to make it a complete community. It won't work to just have residential if we don't also think about necessary things like schools,... Read more...

Thank you for sharing your ideas and comments. These are all great additions as we start to think about topics to present and discuss at Open House #2 this fall.

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Now that residential uses are being introduced into the East Harbour Master Plan, I think other themes that need to be discussed are…

I am worried considering Adamson's portfolio that we will see a lot of the same kinds of buildings like we have seen in Canary Wharf and Hudson yards where all of the buildings are glass but slightly different... Read more...

World class design and how it interacts with the public realm is something that is very important to consider as we continue to plan for the Mixed-Use community at East Harbour. We have noted your feedback... Read more...

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Now that residential uses are being introduced into the East Harbour Master Plan, I think other themes that need to be discussed are…

coming from London, Uk and echoing the comments below I would care to see more support for arts. I feel like there aren't enough quirky districts in this city that celebrate and promote the creative community.... Read more...

I'd like to see more 'offbeat' shops and eccentricity in East Harbour too.<br>I'm genuinely so tired and fed up with the cookie-cutter Rexall pharmacies, weed stores and overall dreariness all over Downtown... Read more...

Thank you both for sharing your feedback on the arts & culture, retail uses, and nightlife. It will be shared with the project team. We hope you will be able to join us this Thursday at our third open... Read more...

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Now that residential uses are being introduced into the East Harbour Master Plan, I think other themes that need to be discussed are…

Ensure there are new Shopping options that current retail streets do not offer. Think of this site as a mix, but there needs to be a uniqueness so that East Harbour isn't just a Yorkville 2.0 (think Kensington... Read more...

Something we've heard a few times. Thank you for taking the time to submit your thoughtful feedback. We hope you will be able to join us tomorrow at our second Open House!

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Now that residential uses are being introduced into the East Harbour Master Plan, I think other themes that need to be discussed are…

The pedestrian experience. This is a large part of what would make the area pleasant to be in. A functional and human-friendly neighbourhood would benefit from the following: - Ample public seating. -... Read more...

We look forward to delving deeper into the topics you have raised at our future consultation events. Thank you for taking the time to submit your thoughtful feedback. We hope you will be able to join us... Read more...

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Now that residential uses are being introduced into the East Harbour Master Plan, I think other themes that need to be discussed are…

Artists need a place to work. People in the fashion industry need to leave Canada in order to find resources, people in Toronto's rapidly growing music sector are making a name for Canada but there is... Read more...

We look forward to delving deeper into the topics you have raised at our future consultation events. Thank you for taking the time to submit your thoughtful feedback.

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Now that residential uses are being introduced into the East Harbour Master Plan, I think other themes that need to be discussed are…

An aesthetic charm that feels less "metropolitan" and more European. Pedestrian friendly and focus on trees, and green spaces.

Thank you for sharing your feedback and ideas around animation and public realm. It will be shared with the project team. We hope you will be able to join us this Thursday at our third open house!

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