Rob Hatton

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Commented on Engage East Harbour 5 days, 11 hours ago
blame our provincial government, which has taken usurped planning powers from the city near any transit expansion.
Commented on Engage East Harbour 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Good luck. Province under Ford did a secret deal - no info on what we get, or he gets.
Supported a comment by Paul Klaassen on Engage East Harbour 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Paul Klaassen
I'm frankly a little surprised that First Gulf or Great Gulf (whichever it was) was able to negotiate with the city and province for the billions in infrastructure changes based on the jobs that would come from the commercial development, then sell the property to a developer who changes the plan without those concessions needing to be renegotiated. Furthermore, I'm disappointed that we are planning to build at the heights being planned. The neighbourhood has condominium projects capping out at around 15 stories and this will dwarf all of those, changing the character in an unpleasing way. I can only hope that there is consideration given to adding value to the neighbourhood by providing spaces appropriate to businesses like grocery stores, dry cleaners, restaurants, cafes, medical and dental offices, bicycle stores and other such day to day necessities.
Commented on Engage East Harbour 3 months ago
Good luck with that. They are going 10 - 20 stories higher to squeeze in the extra residential units. Maybe there will be red brick planters.
Commented on Engage East Harbour 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Cassidy.. I get you. When theEast Harbour transit hub (your tax dollars) was planned it was for union station east - a financial district hub serving land zoned for employment-only by the city. There are 300 acres of residential available one block south. Adding residential to east harbour (cad Fairview still says they will build the full office too) is an $800m profit gift to the developer - they paid for office-only land. And it is an added density burden on the community (traffic, etc). What do we get in return? Ask mr. Ford but I bet he gets paid first. I agree it will likely be sterile, because that what business does.
Supported a comment by Paul Y on Engage East Harbour 5 months, 1 week 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