David Hannah



July, 2021

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Supported a comment by Anuradha Puri on Engage East Harbour 2 years, 7 months ago
Anuradha Puri
Emphasis on developing year round activities like pedal boats, skating and introducing biodiversity.
Supported a comment by Cairns Deleway on Engage East Harbour 2 years, 7 months ago
Cairns Deleway
Love this. A bunch of towers aren't going to attract people to this site. We need significant commercial space to create a competitive neighbourhood in a growing city.
Supported a comment by Cairns Deleway on Engage East Harbour 2 years, 7 months ago
Cairns Deleway
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 to attract people to a place alone. Torontonians need a place they can look at and say "This is proudly, uniquely ours." All of the massing of the buildings look so uniform and boxy, please consider different colours, materials, shapes and perhaps a couple signature tall skyscrapers to make something appealing for Toronto's east-end skyline. Please also consider timber and sustainable options too, position Canada as a leading mass-timber design leader as talked about at the Toronto mass timber institute @ UofT. -Lastly, I want to talk about culture. Culture is a 'feeling in the air', that no bureaucratic document can recreate. It would be a major disappointment walking through the streets of East Harbour and not feeling inspired. Cities like Tokyo and Seoul have vibrant neon lighting and signs that echo a kind of uniqueness and boldness. The reality is, people in the cultural industries are leaving Toronto because it is no longer affordable to have a studio space as well as rents. Arts and Culture are the reasons why we visit cities: Paris, London, New York etc. The most touristic and vibrant neighbourhoods have a thriving arts/cultural scene — Not everyone works in a traditional office setting: i.e. People in music, design, art,, they need studios.
Supported a comment by John S on Engage East Harbour 2 years, 7 months ago
John S
Please create more variety in building height and massing - the master plan reads as one massive mass of buildings. Needs more variety to create visual interest in the skyline - perhaps shift densities from some towers to others to create more variability in tower heights.
Supported a comment by Oliver Turner on Engage East Harbour 2 years, 7 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).
Commented on Engage East Harbour 2 years, 7 months ago
How to prevent East Harbour from becoming another city place residential disaster.