We’re pleased to announce the return of Facebook Friday. Every Friday, Spacing profiles a Facebook group that is using the social network to articulate their experiences and share information about Toronto.
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The City of Toronto has been conducting a Class Environmental Assessment to return Jarvis Street to prominence. Facebook’s Jarvis Streetscape Improvement group gives you the opportunity to be part of the project. There is very little question that that Toronto’s oldest paved road needs an overhaul to enhance the public realm of this street. Historically, Jarvis was a street for Toronto’s elite families, but now features many run-down buildings and traffic congestion. This group is provided by the City of Toronto Public Consultation Unit and it’s where you can post any comments, questions or concerns which will be considered as part of the study. It is exciting to think that as something as simple as a Facebook group will potentially influence City policies. In addition to joining the group, you can also attend the next public meeting for the Jarvis Streetscape Improvement project on Thursday, January 22, 2009.
photo by Derek Tsang