Monday, June 19, 2017

Consider the Scarborough Waterfront on June 28









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On Wednesday June 28, 2017, there will be a public presentation of the proposed alternatives for the Scarborough Waterfront Project. 

If you love Toronto's waterfront and enjoy the outdoors, then this meeting is for you! 

Come celebrate your connection to the beaches, bluffs and natural areas along the Scarborough shoreline and provide your feedback at this meeting.


MEETING DETAILS
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority Public Information Centre #3 (PIC #3)
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cardinal Newman High School
100 Brimley Road Scarborough

Agenda 
6:30 Open House
7:00 Presentation
7:30 Panel discussion
8:30 Q&A
Comments: waterfront@trca.on.ca
If you can not make this meeting, please email your comments before July 12, 2017.






A LOOK AT THE EASTERN SEGMENT OF THIS PROJECT. 

The eastern segment of this shoreline is a 4 km natural area with wildlife, beaches, bluffs and places of beauty. This area is well utilized by many people that would like to see the natural features of this open coast preserved. 



Beaches east of Guild, along the shoreline at Morningside



East Point and Grey Abbey, looking west from East Point



Quiet beaches of East Point Park



























PAVED SURFACES ARE NOT THE BEST APPROACH.

Fluctuating water levels and eroding bluffs occur often in this area. Why are we even considering paving a dynamic open coast. These images are from the new bike path along eastern sections of the waterfront and they show how the paths have not held up against the test of time. Some of these paths are only a couple of years old. 


Ajax bike path, image May 2017





Highland Creek path, image June 2017


Rouge Waterfront path, image June 2017






HERE'S WHAT OTHER CITIES ARE DOING.

Can the Scarborough Waterfront Project consider designs that work in harmony with the natural landscape, rather than destroy it? 


Seoul Busan raised bike path, image Nicolas Marino


Fort Siloso skywalk in Singapore, image Wayne Hopkins


Bicycle Snake Trail in Coppenhagen





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NEW IDEAS WITH PONTOON FLOATING PATHS.

Let's celebrate our connection to the waterfront. Can we look at some new and exciting ways to link people along the waterfront without compromising the beauty of the area?




Floating bike paths in South Africa

The Floating Piers, Christo and Jeanne Claude,  Lake Iseo, Italy





THE 4 KM NATURAL SHORELINE OF THE EASTERN SEGMENT IS AN ASSET TO THE CITY OF TORONTO.

The estimated cost of the Scarborough Waterfront Project is over $80 million. If this project is going to happen, then let's be sure it is done right. We would like a waterfront that can be celebrated by everyone. We would also like a waterfront than respects the natural features of this shoreline and allows for a place that wildlife can continue to have as their home. 

Come to the public meeting (PIC#3) on Wednesday June 28 at 6:30 pm and have your voice included in this project. This is your opportunity to help shape the outcome of this remarkable natural area. 




Walking the trails along the Guild shoreline




Thank you from Friends of the Bluffs!