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canopy, enhanced open spaces and green transit infrastructure. Greening. • Mid-rise buildings (4 – 11 storeys) are appropriate along the portions of Eglinton that are identified as an Avenue in the Official Plan. Along these portions of Eglinton, most properties are deep enough that there is room for a mid-rise building to be.
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Executive Summary March 2014

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APPROVED 2010 ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECT REPORT

Eglinton Connects: Executive Summary

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Introduction As one of the city’s traditional main streets, Eglinton provides a focus for local neighbourhoods, employment, and shopping, and it links some of the City’s major ravines. With the investment in the Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT), its role in the evolution of the city will shift. In the future, more people will live, work, shop, play, and enjoy nature along Eglinton. EGLINTONconnects is the City of Toronto’s comprehensive planning study for developing a vision and planning recommendations for the future of Eglinton from Jane Street to Kennedy Road. The Plan included a Municipal Class Environmental $VVHVVPHQW ($ WRJXLGHUHFRQÀJXUDWLRQRIWKH Eglinton right-of-way where the Crosstown LRT will run underground.

The study corridor extends 19 km from Jane Street to Kennedy Road, and crosses 12 Wards.

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The Crosstown LRT is a

$5 Billion Investment in city-building infrastructure

The Process The EGLINTONconnects Plan is the result of a two-year process involving more than 60 public and stakeholder consultation events and four surveys. Approximately 5,000 people participated in the study.

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The Study took place over 2 years, and included over 60 public and stakeholder consultations.

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Issues and Opportunities Travelling

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Greening ‡(JOLQWRQ$YHQXHFDQEHFRPHDJUHHQSXEOLF realm that connects seamlessly into the Humber and Don River valleys, including greater tree canopy, enhanced open spaces and green transit infrastructure.

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The Vision

Eglinton Avenue will become Toronto’s central east-west avenue – a green, beautiful linear space that supports residential living, employment, retail and public uses in a setting of community vibrancy. Its design will balance all forms of mobility and connect neighbourhoods and natural valley systems to the larger city and the region.