Archive for the ‘VIVA Next’ Category

Yonge Subway Extension Public Consultation

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

September 18 update: I just received my email invitation to this, sent at 2:21 pm this afternoon.

Another public workshop is being held on September 25.  Fortunately, this one is being announced well in advance and unlike the previous workshops, there is no requirement to register ahead of time (at least neither their print ad over the weekend nor their website say anything about registering - I am still waiting for my emailed invitation). From their website:

we invite you to attend an interactive presentation on the yonge subway extension as part of our ongoing public consultation process. we will discuss the preferred alignment, stations and other details of this project.

the feedback we received over the summer was invaluable to our ongoing technical evaluation. come see how this important project is progressing and have your say.

can’t make it? see our live online webcast.

details: thursday, september 25, 2008, from 7 - 9 pm at premiere ballroom and convention centre, 9019 leslie street, richmond hill

Public Workshop for Yonge Street Subway and Highway 7 Rapidways

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

August 21 update: I only received word today that another workshop will be held next Tuesday, August 26 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Again, it will be held at the Premier Ballroom and Convention Centre at 9019 Leslie Street (one block north of Highway 7). This workshop will be only for the subway extension. The VIVA website states:

At this session, we will present our draft recommendations for station locations and crossing the East Don River with the Yonge Subway extension. You will also participate in small groups with our planners and engineers to discuss station configuration alternatives at Steeles Avenue and the Richmond Hill Centre.

NOTE: You must reserve a space by either phoning 416-989-6186 or emailing by Thursday, August 21.

August 22 update: Do the folks at YRT/VIVA really want public input?!? I received an email invitation today that was dated today, August 22, at  1:32 PM. It was inviting me to this workshop, but stated that I had to reserve a space by phone or email by August 21.

Original post and updates follow…

In June, VivaNext presented information about the Highway 7 rapidways and the Yonge Street subway extension at two Open House events. The feedback received - over 600 responses - has been invaluable in helping to shape planning for these important projects.

The public is invited to join an upcoming public workshop as they continue to work together and share information. At this session, you can participate in small groups with their planners and engineers to explore key topics.

This workshop will be held on Thursday July 31 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Premiere Ballroom and Convention Centre, 9019 Leslie Street in Richmond Hill just north of Highway 7.

July 31 update: Sorry I missed this in the original announcement, but it was asked that seats had to be reserved by July 24 (never mind the notices went out July 22). I suspect that there will likely be seats available, so you won’t be turned away at the door - unless you show up with about a thousand friends!

Yonge Subway and Highway 7 Rapidways Information

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

Thanks go out to Raffi Derharian for providing me with information to post here from the information sessions held while I was out of town. This post is mostly his words, with a bit of formatting and some other bits (like comparisons to some of the Transit City presentations).

At some point, hopefully soon, there will be soft copies of the presentation material. I will update this post to add links when they become available. In the meantime, Raffi has been kind enough to provide a couple of photos of the drawings. Click on the thumbnails to see them in greater detail.