On November 30, 2016 I held a community meeting to discuss with you the possibilities and our community's priorities for the redevelopment of the vacant TTC lands at 640 Lansdowne Ave. This site was put forward as one of 15 sites across the city through Toronto's Open Door Program which seeks to partner with non-profit and private developers to construct affordable housing in our city.
The development of the lands a 640 Lansdowne is an important opportunity to address some of the needs in our community. At the meeting, many of you indicated the importance of including housing for seniors who want to continue living in the community where they have made their lives and have created friendships and support networks. In addition I heard from many of you that you would like to see community services on the site, artist spaces and greenspace for our community to utilize.
Thank you to the many of you who took the time to participate in this important discussion. All of the comments and feedback you provided will help to inform the next steps for this important site. I look forward to continuing this conversation with you as we work towards a community-led vision and plan for the redevelopment of this site.