Toronto Tuesday: Garbage bins, Gardiner e-consultation and grumbling North York residents

20311927_bd228392b0.jpgEach Tuesday, Spacing Montreal will share some posts from our sister blog, Spacing Toronto. We hope it will fuel constructive dialogue on the urban issues faced by both cities.

How not to place a garbage can
Clear way on the sidewalk! Dylan Reid and the Toronto Pedestrian Committee take issue with the placement of the city’s new street furniture, citing concerns over the bins visual and spatial intrusiveness. (Perhaps there may be concerns surrounding unrestricted wheelchair accessibility too.)

eConsultation: another way to inform Waterfront redevelopment
Read about how waterfront redevelopment has gone cyber-tech in Toronto: public consultation about the eastern end of the Gardiner Expressway is being undertaken via a website created by Waterfront Toronto. What are the benefits and drawbacks of an online consultative process?

Two follies don’t make a right, say North Yorkers
A political point from a city councillor gone a little too far? Take a look at how a street in the suburb of North York got named “OMB Folly” after a vote at Community Council yielded unexpected results.

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