D. Bowes



September, 2021

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Supported a comment by Jason Paris on Engage East Harbour 1 week, 6 days ago
Jason Paris
Grocery stores. Maintaining the soap factory to anchor the community to its history.
Supported a comment by Bram W on Engage East Harbour 1 week, 6 days ago
Bram W
Prioritizing public green spaces and seamless area access.
Commented on Engage East Harbour 1 week, 6 days ago
I offer three real-world examples of what draws our family to a destination neighbourhood, for East Harbour to copy or surpass (using nearby Corktown for this example):
1. An Indoor Attraction (the Cherry St. YMCA, with great family programming, draws us in one day a week, every single week);
2. An Outdoor Attraction (Corktown Common quickly became the trendy location for local Birthday Parties, and a regular waypoint on our family cycling route through Cherry Beach and the Leslie Spit);
3. Food (we always stop at the little restaurant area in the Canary District after our trip to the YMCA or Corktown Common).
Supported a comment by David V on Engage East Harbour 1 week, 6 days 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 1 week, 6 days ago
Claire McLeod
A mix of small locally owned businesses are key!
Supported a comment by Oliver Turner on Engage East Harbour 1 week, 6 days 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).