Paul Klaassen

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Supported a comment by Tyler Walker on Engage East Harbour 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Tyler Walker
I would also like to see a place built that people could grow old in. We need to move to condos where people can raise a family to keep with this family oriented community. If they are mostly one bedroom and small two bedroom condos, you create more of a transient community who are there a few years and leave without ever really taking care of the place or investing in it because they will move on to bigger and better. Futhermore, this would help with the housing problem as we would create a culture that is more interested in leaving in condos long term. We need that mix and the type of condos that are being proposed are not conducive to that and will not attract people who will care for this neighbourhood for years to come.
Supported a comment by Rob Hatton on Engage East Harbour 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Rob Hatton
Good luck. Province under Ford did a secret deal - no info on what we get, or he gets.
Supported a comment by Tony Whitaker on Engage East Harbour 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Tony Whitaker
Paul, you are right to be concerned. Look forward to another Hotel BnB just like Cadillac Fairview’s ICE Condos at York & Bremner.
Supported a comment by Paul Y on Engage East Harbour 2 months ago
Paul Y
It seems Mayor Tory is silent on this and is by default, siding with the Premier. If no one speaks up, there will be no planning - no public benefits, no affordability, minimal parks, no schools, etc. City staff and our elected reps have been pushed aside by the Province. Who is doing the negotiating for community and City benefits? Sadly, this is an developer-planned MZO according to staff, see pg 2 https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-168262.pdf
Supported a comment by Rob Hatton on Engage East Harbour 2 months ago
Rob Hatton
You have all gone for the bait and switch, discussing final design issues which will be ignored, while the addition of res to this development serves one purpose - to confer to the developer a gift worth close to $1 billion in future profits, without any disclosure of what the public gets in return, and without any regard for planning issues - especially traffic associated with 6,000 new residents (one new intersection at Broadview and Lakeshore and improvements at Don Roadway, but no new highway off ramps to the east, so nothing to cope with 6,000 residents and the 'promise' of 10 million square feet of office). Meanwhile the existing neighbourhood and City taxpayers will bear the brunt of this and the above ground subway, which facilitates a little extra space on the site for these residential units. Hired hacks are used to poison public meetings with comments like "don't worry about those entitled existing local residents". Who to consider then? The wealthy developer interests who live elsewhere? The only real issue here is why is the Ford Government dictating this neighbourhood design? Is the City government of Toronto irrelevant? Cornwall has more power.
Supported a comment by Oliver Turner on Engage East Harbour 2 months ago
Oliver Turner
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 and fast food did not create a culture people wanted to stay in (initially they all headed north to Queen/King).