Eric Wright



August, 2021

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Supported a comment by Jonathan Brown Gilbert on Engage East Harbour 2 years, 1 month ago
Jonathan Brown Gilbert
Also, significant investments in cycling infrastructure that connect the neighbourhood to adjacent nearby transit connections and adjacent areas of the city.
Commented on Engage East Harbour 2 years, 1 month ago
Fully agree. Include pedestrian and cycle only street spaces, and let those spaces be vibrant and mixed-use.
Supported a comment by Joe Senc on Engage East Harbour 2 years, 1 month ago
Joe Senc
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. Some form of access to the river would nice if possible, use Chicago as the example. You have a blank canvas here use it. People in Toronto continually mention on how great & fun Montreal is well here is our chance lets get it right.
Supported a comment by Garrick McIntosh on Engage East Harbour 2 years, 1 month ago
Garrick McIntosh
integrated transit and public artwork.
Supported a comment by mike gohl on Engage East Harbour 2 years, 1 month ago
mike gohl
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 and events will contribute to a successful development. Consider East Harbour as part of the 'city of neighbourhoods' identity that Toronto is most proud of. East Harbour should be distinct & should rival popular central business districts across the world and be a central spine for the east-end. Consider hosting an international design competition for buildings (being that once these are built, there is no way to go back and change it so let's aim high, be creative and perhaps a little edgy). the 2150 lakeshore development is inspiring in colour, built form and pedestrian scale.. see design as something of value and something that needs to be strongly considered. I'm trying to fit everything into 250 words here, but world-class cities have an 'it' district where all of the most exciting and groundbreaking industries, nightlife, shopping action happens. In London, you have Oxford street as well as 'shoreditch' which proves how culture can revitalise neighbourhoods and New York you have Tribeca or soho, in Seoul you have gangnam, in Tokyo you have Shinjuku or shibuya... Toronto will and can benefit from a major cultural district that will bring Toronto off of the national stage to the world stage. I like to dream big, I know.
Commented on Engage East Harbour 2 years, 1 month ago
Fully agree. As more and more people live downtown, green spaces can't be just the left over land. It needs to be the hub of the space.