Paula Virany



September, 2021

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Supported a comment by Cairns Deleway on Engage East Harbour 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Cairns Deleway
Maybe something emulating Borough market in London can exist at east harbour station (as borough is also underneath a junction of a railroad). The marketplace could be underneath the Ontario line overpass and be an all-in -one marketplace of greenery, arts, clothing, music, and food! There are many smaller format retailers selling vintage clothing and doing pop-up markets in the summer with mixed fare such as live music, food events and cultural events. Many of these organizers are on social media and connecting to young audiences, but we also see many pop-up events catering to everyone in the summer in areas like vacant parking lots. This kind of contribution would create a vibrant public realm/walkable district and also be a contribution to the community.
Supported a comment by David V on Engage East Harbour 7 months, 2 weeks ago
David V
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 anchors, sports, shopping, bars etc that will inject life here. These social anchors will draw a crows past 5pm and inject more of a work/live balance in toronto
Supported a comment by Claire McLeod on Engage East Harbour 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Claire McLeod
A mix of small locally owned businesses are key!
Supported a comment by Jason Paris on Engage East Harbour 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Jason Paris
Cadillac Fairview just doesn't get it. Saving the soap factory would at least be a gesture that they understand why people want this area (THEIR AREA) to be successful.
Supported a comment by GERRY BROWN on Engage East Harbour 7 months, 2 weeks ago
The project moved in the wrong direction when Cadillac Fairview bought it.
Supported a comment by Roger B. on Engage East Harbour 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Roger B.
I'm going to be unpopular and NIMBY... but I just moved from living beside a Toronto housing project and it did nothing but bring down the value of the area. No cultural, social, economic contributions... just noise, unkept homes, frequent fire alarms, etc. etc. Homelessness (and under housing) is a serious problem in TO. IF EH is planning to become residential (which I'm not thrilled about) and IF they are going to include affordable housing (which ethically is probably the right thing to do)... there should be a LOT of attention paid to make sure that it's done in a balanced/mixed way and doesn't become a blight on the Leslieville/Riverdale area.