Donna Hoffman



September, 2021

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Commented on Engage East Harbour 6 days, 3 hours ago
Mix of Uses
Commented on Engage East Harbour 6 days, 3 hours ago
Interested in living here
Supported a comment by Tyler Walker on Engage East Harbour 1 month ago
Tyler Walker
Architecturally please include red brick is as many as the buildings as possible and not just the feature building. Also not just square everywhere, triagle peaks, detail to the brick work. I love the industrial look you are going for on the street level but be sure to stay away from concrete industrial (grey) and stick to red brick the the community was founded on.
Supported a comment by Tyler Walker on Engage East Harbour 1 month ago
Tyler Walker
Is it possible to connect to the cocktown park through a walking trail and biking trail over the new subway bridge. This would help connect park spaces and neighboourhoods.
Supported a comment by Kay Barley on Engage East Harbour 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Kay Barley
CF - Please, no more repetitive and bland retail, I don't want to see any excessive McDonalds or chain stores. That does not make a district vibrant or create life past 5pm, try to think outside of the box for retail and showcase how a large commercial district doesn't have to feel all that commercial at all. Be a leader here, where Toronto has more local fashion, culture, restaurants and experiences that make us proud and excited to live here. A way to infuse this spirit is to make commercial rents deeply affordable for creative entrepreneurs.

Also a word on the public realm. Please ensure the central square isn't the only focus. A stage and some seating does not feel exciting or world-class to me. Think of vibrant cities around the world like Times Square, shibuya crossing in Tokyo, Covent Garden or Piccadilly Circus in London, these squares have a POP element with cool lighting where people are attracted to coming at nighttime to see neon lights, vibrant screens and glowing public art. Try to make something signature for Toronto, the kind of thing that is original but imposes a signature mark on our overall urban appeal. Perhaps the alleyway retail streets can have these neon lighting in signage, or string lighting to make them feel warm and appealing to walk around at. I would like to feel inspired to come to East Harbour - Simply a few glass towers and a square is just not enough. Be bold here
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