UPDATE: The City has contacted us and told they plan to find a few more days between now and April 30th to display the models (april 30th is the executive committee meeting where the public can give some sort of input). Those dates are not confirmed yet.
The models will be displayed based on demand — so it is important for any of you concerned with the street furniture program to email email@example.com to let the City know its important for residents of this city to view these models. Hopefully, the models will be made available at the other civic centres in North York, Etobicoke, Scarborough, East York and York.
We will obviously post dates for the other showings when the information becomes available to us.
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We’ve confirmed that the street furniture models will be on display for one day only this Wednesday at City Hall from 8:30am-8:30pm.
Jonathan Goldsbie of the Toronto Public Space Committee has all the details you need to know on how to give your feedback on a Torontoist post from a few days ago.
I’m still trying to digest the submissions, but the one piece of street furniture I know we should be wary of is the info pillar (pictured above and right). It will appear more and more on our sidewalks in the coming years *just* to push ads. The maps will be nice, but if the City really wanted to provide pedestrians with maps, they could easily attach maps to traffic signal boxes at intersections like they do in Victoria.
I’m interested what kind of reaction the models will receive.