Facilitated Community Engagement

Arts-Based Engagement

Four public meetings were held in September 2018 to provide opportunities to discuss the EELRT project with local residents.

These public meetings included an interactive arts-based activity, led by team members from Crazy Dames, in which local residents were invited to draw their ideas for public spaces and communities along the LRT route, from Kennedy Station to Malvern Town Centre. This resulted in a series of drawings at four key locations from which key themes were extracted and used to inform the planning study Beyond Light Rail: Supporting a Corridor of Opportunity in Scarborough.  The four key locations are: Eglinton-Midland Area; Eglinton, Markham and Kingston Road Area; Kingston, Lawrence and Morningside Ave Area; and Malvern Town Centre Area.

The drawings have also been combined into a stop-motion video, to provide participants the opportunity to see their drawing reflected in an alternative summary format. Over 400 drawings were submitted by residents, community leaders, business owners and passersby at the public meetings. The video describes the Eglinton East LRT project as Scarborough’s transit corridor connecting people and places and mentions the four public meetings that were held in September. The video shows images of the drawings created by participants at the public meetings.

 

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Key themes for the Eglinton and Midland Avenue area:

  • More trees and greenery
  • Add bike lanes and widen sidewalks
  • Make the corridor accessible
  • Provide more seating and places to hang out
  • Increase mixed-use development (residential and commercial)
  • Integrate parking and cars
  • Support local businesses
  • Improve public transit
  • Add garbage and recycling bins

Key themes for the Eglinton, Markham and Kingston Road:

  • Widen sidewalks
  • More trees and greenery
  • Support local businesses
  • Increase mixed-use development (residential and commercial)
  • Make the corridor more accessible
  • More seating and places to hang out

Key themes for Kingston, Lawrence and Morningside Road area:

  • More trees and greenery
  • Add public art and culture
  • Make the corridor more accessible
  • Improve street lighting
  • Increase mixed-use development (residential and commercial)
  • Enhance public transit
  • Add garbage and recycling bins

Key themes for the Malvern Town Centre area:

  • More trees and greenery
  • More seating and places to hang out
  • Support local businesses
  • Increase mixed-use development (residential and commercial)

Corridor-Wide Key Themes along the Eglinton East LRT Route:

  • More trees and greenery
  • Increase mixed-use development
  • Widen sidewalks
  • Support local businesses
  • More seating and places to hang out
  • Make the corridor more accessible
  • Add bike lanes
  • More public art and culture
  • Enhance public transit
  • Improve street lighting
  • Incorporate parking/space for cars
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