Public Consultation re: closure of Golden Avenue

29 11 2007

Councillor Leadman is hosting a public consultation meeting with regards to
the closure of Golden Avenue between Richmond Road and Byron.

The meeting will be held on December 5th from 6:30 to 8:30pm at the
Churchill Senior Centre located at 345 Richmond Road.

(Please note, the following information is from the office of Councillor Leadman.)

Background Information:

The idea behind the road closure is to create a unique concept for the Richmond Road corridor to benefit the community and its residents. The portion of Golden Avenue in question was never intended as a roadway, it was originally a bus turnaround point until the 1990s. Closing this small portion of road will result in the extension of the Byron Linear Park for public use. It will connect Golden Avenue to the Mainstreet by extending the sidewalk and will create a gateway into the Richmond Road corridor.

As well this concept speaks to many important components of the Official Plan, such as the need to keep the movement of traffic on the arterial roadway or major collectors and the need to promote pedestrian and cycling activities. It will make our community much more attractive, unique and green.

The above sets the tone for the growth of communities within the urban core and particularly along the mainstreets that has experienced the highest level of intensification. This measure is put in place to promote growth but at the same time provide compatibility with the neighbouring community. It’s intended to promote people, not cars.

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4 responses

1 12 2007
Jean-Philippe

I’m pleased to read this! When I first saw the sign go up, I read it as the planning of a condo building right at Golden/Richmond. It seems, however, that the condo building will be confined to that empty parking lot and won’t be blocking Golden.

5 12 2007
Anonymous

The Road closure of Golden needs to be evaluated for its impact on the residents of Berkley, Dominion and Tay street. If Golden is to be closed, then the exit for the Westboro exchange should be off Byron – NOT RICHMOND/CLOSED-GOLDEN.
The exit off Byron was in the origional plan for the building, so in the spirit of “promoting pedestrian and cycling activities” – Byron can be for cars – Richmond is for pedestrians.

Stick to the origional plan for all projects, not just a select few.

WE ARE A PART OF WESTBORO TOO!!

5 12 2007
Anonymous

Correction … Westboro Station

The Road closure of Golden needs to be evaluated for its impact on the residents of Berkley, Dominion and Tay street. If Golden is to be closed, then the exit for the Westboro Station should be off Byron – NOT RICHMOND/CLOSED-GOLDEN.
The exit off Byron was in the origional plan for the building, so in the spirit of “promoting pedestrian and cycling activities” – Byron can be for cars – Richmond is for pedestrians.

Stick to the origional plan for all projects, not just a select few.

WE ARE A PART OF WESTBORO TOO!!

10 12 2007
The Westboro Biker

I love this idea… The new plans make sense, and would certainly promote the great park that runs along Richmond from Golden! People can now bike along the park right into Westboro without stoppig for cars.

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