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Humber Bay for All

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On November 25 the West End Beaches Stakeholders Association (WEBSA) presented their Concept Plan for refurbishment of the breakwater and environment of Humber Bay, from Ontario Place to the Humber River. The presentation was given at the Argonaut Rowing Club. WEBSA, an independent, non-profit coalition, includes the Argonaut Rowing Club, The Boulevard Club, Sunnyside Paddling Club, and Toronto Sailing & Canoe Club, and aims at community engagement as a means to achieving positive changes to the waterfront of Toronto's western beaches.

WfA Letter on Portlands Planning

November 13, 2017
Mayor John Tory and Members of City Council
RE: PG 24.6 Port Lands Planning Framework 
Dear Mayor Tory and members of Council,
 
“Waterfront for All” represents a broad coalition of stakeholders across Toronto’s 46 km waterfront who support a shared long term vision for the transformation of the Port Lands. We believe that the Port Lands Framework Plan does not capture the vision, principles and policies contained in the Central Waterfront Secondary Plan that was unanimously adopted by city council in 2003. The “Regeneration” Official Plan Designation in that plan fully embraced the future potential of the Port Lands to successfully accommodate a diverse range of employment, mixed-use, institutional, community and industrial uses. The real challenge is one of managing the transformation of the Port Lands over an extended period of time while remaining true to that long term vision to realize the full potential of these valuable lands. 
 
After studying the city planning report in detail, we support the adoption of the Mixed Use Residential designation for Villiers Island but recommend that the draft Official Plan Amendment for the remaining lands be deferred as it does not represent the best way of achieving that goal. 
 
Our recommendation is based on the following key points.