For Immediate Release
December 5, 2016
City-Wide Laneway Suites Consultation Taking Place
This Evening at the Evergreen Brickworks
Evergreen, Lanescape, Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon (Ward 32, Beaches-East York) and Councillor Ana Bailão (Ward 18, Davenport) are hosting a city-wide consultation about laneway suites this evening at the Evergreen Brick Works.
Date: Monday, December 5, 2016
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Location: Evergreen Brick Works, BMO Atrium, 550 Bayview Avenue
The consultation will feature short presentations from Michelle Senayah (The Laneway Project), Mike Collins-Williams (Ontario Home Builders’ Association), and Brigitte Shim (Shim-Sutcliffe Architects). Participants will have an opportunity to contribute their ideas to help shape the future of laneway suites in Toronto through an interactive clay modelling session co-facilitated by Crazy Dames.
Due to a large amount of interest, tickets are now sold out. However, residents can still participate in a city-wide survey to tell us what laneway suites should look like in Toronto at: http://www.lanescape.ca/survey
The team has already received over 1,000 survey responses and have hosted two well attended local community conversations in Wards 18 and 32. The expert team are currently gathering the inputs needed to craft resident-informed design guidelines that address the aspirations, sensitivities and needs of residents to support the City of Toronto, City Planning and the Toronto and East York Community Council to take action and enable the development of laneway suites.
What are laneway suites and why are they important?
Laneway suites take advantage of underused laneway spaces, like garages and parking pads, to construct additional housing, sensitively increasing housing supply while respecting the existing character of our neighbourhoods.
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