Community

Community Open House (November 2018)

  • Format: Open House to go over the revisions made to the Zoning By-law Amendment application by QuadReal through feedback received through the Working Groups and previous Open Houses.
  • Attendance: +/- 350 members of the local community
  • Feedback: Good comments/feedback on the revisions made to the project

UPDATE TO WORKING GROUP (OCT 2018)

  • Format: Owner’s presentation and Q&A session for working group members organized by the City of Toronto.
  • Attendance:: +/- 25 community stakeholders
  • If you would like further information on these working groups, please contact Marian Prejel, Senior Planner, 416-392-9337 marian.prejel@toronto.ca

Working Group Meetings (April to June 2018)

  • Format: Working group of stakeholders organized by the City of Toronto examine the community’s issues with the application in more detail.
  • Attendance:: +/- 25 community stakeholders

Key Take Aways

Site Access, Circulation, Parks and Development Areas

  • Enhance pedestrian and vehicular access
  • Additional park land; 2 or 3 potential options (N and S)
  • Animated open spaces desired
  • Community-centric meeting places and programming
  • Potential retail entrance off Hawksbury Drive
  • Development should be located primarily along Sheppard Avenue
  • Some development along northern frontage appropriate
  • Public Realm and Built Form
  • Public Realm should be focused on the pedestrian
  • Retail at grade along Sheppard desired
  • Density closest to transit makes sense (SW Zone)
  • Greater heights at Bayview / Sheppard
  • Density should transition down from west to east and south to north

Key Take Aways

Traffic

  • Bayview / Sheppard intersection – existing issues
  • Bayview Mews Lane – widening, additional programming for sidewalks, bike infrastructure
  • Hawksbury Drive – back of the house, improved pedestrian and vehicular access
  • Gaps in pedestrian network
  • Transit – improved connectivity
  • Pedestrian Access – safer access to the centre from all directions

Key Take Aways

Housing, Community Services and Public Art

  • Bayview Village Shops is a big part of community
  • Housing mix is important
  • Larger suites preferred
  • Ongoing infrastructure issues

Ward 23 Open House (Feb 2018)

  • Format: Open House organized by the City of Toronto to go over of the Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment application submitted
  • Attendance:: +/- 70 residents of Ward 23
  • Feedback:: Good comments / feedback on project and elements of specific concern to the neighbours

> Ward 24 Open House (Jan 2018)

  • Format: Open House organized by the City of Toronto to go over of the Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment application submitted
  • Attendance:: +/- 125 residents of Ward 24
  • Feedback:: Good comments / feedback on project and elements of specific concern to the neighbours

OFFICIAL PLAN AND ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT APPLICATION SUBMISSION (JULY 2017)

  • A copy of the application submitted to the City of Toronto can be found by clicking here.

Neighborhood Open House (July 2017)

  • Format: Open House targeted at immediately impacted neighbors of Bayview Village
  • Attendance: Well attended by +/- 100 residents in the immediate area
  • Feedback: Good comments / feedback on project and elements of specific concern to the neighbours More info
    • Traffic and transportation – encouraged to see new transit connection along Sheppard; traffic issues in the area should be addressed
    • Access – improved access from Bayview Village to surrounding properties should be improved; specific concerns with Hawksbury cross walk to Bayview Village
    • View Impact – concerns with residents of Arc Condo building directly facing the podium/SW Tower; though most condo owners feel the development will be positive to property values
    • Southwest – impressed to see quality of new store-front, architectural design etc.
    • North Expansion – happy to see pedestrian-oriented mixed-use expansion to the north
    • Landscaping – more greening of common areas and even roof tops would be preferred

Bayview Village Association Tour & Presentation (July 2017)

  • Format: Tour and presentation with exchange of ideas on the concept plans for rezoning
  • Attendance: Well attended by +/- 10 members of Executive Committee
  • Feedback: Good comments / feedback on elements important to the association and their constituents More info
    • Site planning – understood the constraints of the site relative to existing centre; some concern with density/height in the SW
    • Traffic and transportation – encouraged to see the new transit connection; traffic issues in the area should be addressed through the rezoning submission (including access south of Sheppard/Bayview from YMCA)
    • Landscaping – would like to see comprehensive plan
    • Community spaces – would like to discuss further in context of rezoning

Bayview Tenant Update (July 2017)

  • Format: Drop in session in management office to review concept plans for rezoning
  • Attendance: Well attended by 30+ tenants
  • Feedback: Generally positive feedback with questions related to timing and sequencing More info
    • Focus related to parking include ensuring adequate parking throughout the development horizon
    • Highlighted the importance of proper parking supply, ease of access, maintaining critical SE parking deck

Community Open House (June 2016)

  • Format: Blue sky brainstorm session with preliminary vision and aspirational images to community
  • Attendance: Well attended by 200+ members of the community
  • Feedback: Good feedback and comments on programming of uses, built-form, landscaping, and traffic More info
    • 5 stations set up around the room
      • Built form – retail
      • Built form – residential
      • Landscaping
      • Planning
      • Traffic and Transportation
    • Development zones makes sense – focus residential by transit, lower density to the north
    • Positive feedback on architectural team and landscaping team
    • Concerns regarding traffic, improved transit connectivity
    • Focus on community / entertainment spaces

Bayview Village Tenant Update & Feedback (May 2016)

  • Format: Presentation of preliminary vision and aspirational images to retail tenants
  • Attendance: Well attended by 30+ retailers
  • Feedback: Generally positive feedback regarding the future plans of the retail centre More info
    • Importance of maintaining functional parking for the customers (particularly the southeast parking deck)
    • Minimizing impact/disruption through construction is important




COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

The vision of Bayview Village will be shaped by local residents, business owners, and shoppers. This is a long-term plan, so it’s important for us to seek input and advice from those within the community at every step. A series of ongoing open houses will provide updates and seek feedback throughout the entire process. We invite you to participate.

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