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Yonge and Eglinton is for people

Colleen Bailey

Join More Neighbours Toronto for a walk and discussion of what growth and change have meant to the Yonge and Eglinton neighbourhood. Despite covering only a few blocks, we will journey through three different land use designations and too many city zones to count, three provincial ridings represented by three different political parties, and a variety of building types and tenures.

From high-rise to missing middle, from co-ops on libraries to condos atop schools, from the heritage preservation of Postal Station K to those weird alien sculptures. Collectively, this area has the variety that Jane Jacobs often admired, but adherence to the "blind superstition" of some planning rules have also created divisions within it, attempting to dictate what (and who) belongs where. The result might not be the Jacobsian ideal of organic change but, as Jacobs herself noted, communities often thrive despite our expectations about what ought to be. Vibrant city sidewalk ballets of all sorts can be found amongst the condos for those who care to look.

Feel free to join us afterward for a post-walk gelato and discussion of upcoming housing advocacy opportunities.

Details: More Neighbours t-shirt and a light blue umbrella on the Northwest corner of Yonge and Eglinton.

Walk Start:

Yonge and Eglinton, Northwest corner.

Redpath and Eglinton (about 3 blocks East of Eglinton station, on the Eglinton bus route).

Walk End:

Colleen Bailey

Date: May 4

1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.




Advocacy and Politics, Architecture and Urban Planning, People and Communities.


Busy sidewalks, Dog-friendly walk, Family-friendly walk.

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