Corktown Projects - how to spend development funds?
 
Your input will help the CRBA put together a priority list of projects and improvements in Corktown that would be a good use of Section 37 (property development) funds. *** Note that Section 37 funds are only generated when either height or density is exceeded compared with current zoning. MOST developments in our area do NOT bring Section 37 funds. ***

Keep in mind that these funds are ONE-TIME amounts received from developers when they build something that exceeds the City's plans and zoning. Generally, they are best used for projects that do not require additional ongoing funding for maintenance etc. Thanks for helping us prioritize what should be funded in our neighbourhood!
 
What types of projects are most important for Corktown? Please rate the importance of using Section 37 funds for projects in each of the following areas below.

RATE 1 for NOT Important / 2 for LOW / 3 for MODERATELY Important / 4 for HIGH / 5 for MOST Important.

We will look at specific projects for each area next. Keep in mind these are ONE-TIME funds from developments that EXCEED allowed zoning. We are not promoting or discouraging development, just planning what to do with development funds when they occur.
 
Canada's First Parliament Site

WHAT IS THIS? At Front and Parliament, the site of Canada's First Parliament, a project which could / will include a library, public square, interpretation centre and meeting place as well as archeological artifacts.
Choose 1 flag for NOT Important / 2 for LOW / 3 for MODERATELY Important / 4 for HIGH / 5 for MOST Important.





 
Heritage & Historical Preservation

Choose 1 crown for NOT Important / 2 for LOW / 3 for MODERATELY Important / 4 for HIGH / 5 for MOST Important.





 
Parks

Choose 1 dog for NOT Important / 2 for LOW / 3 for MODERATELY Important / 4 for HIGH / 5 for MOST Important.





 
Public Art

Choose 1 heart for NOT Important / 2 for LOW / 3 for MODERATELY Important / 4 for HIGH / 5 for MOST Important.





 
Streetscape Improvements

Choose 1 star for NOT Important / 2 for LOW / 3 for MODERATELY Important / 4 for HIGH / 5 for MOST Important.





 
PARKS - On a scale of 1 (NOT Important) to 5 (MOST Important) please rate the importance of EACH of these potential projects:

Note that there are already plans in place and funds set aside to update and improve Sackville Park, Sumach-Shuter Park and Little Trinity Park.
 
Create New Parkette(s) at Mark St. and/or Labatt St.

Create new parks at the east ends of Labatt and Mark Streets overlooking the Don Valley (this is the area between Shuter and Dundas, east of River).





 
Orphan's Green Park Improvements (dog park at Richmond / Power / Adelaide)

Improvements could include building a pedestrian link to King Street, extending the dog park east, adding people amenities at the west end.





 
Pedestrian Bridge to Don Trail - Feasibility Study

Assess the cost and feasibility of building a pedestrian bridge over Bayview to the Don Trail (somewhere south of Dundas and north of Queen - around Mark or Labatt)





 
Pedestrian Bridge to Don Trail Construction

Build a pedestrian bridge over Bayview to the Don Trail (somewhere south of Dundas and north of Queen - around Mark or Labatt)





 
Water Supply Added to Orphan's Green dog park

Orphan's Green is the dog park between Richmond and Adelaide east of Power Street.





 
Is there another parks project that should be added to our list?

 
STREETSCAPING - On a scale of 1 (NOT Important) to 5 (MOST Important) please rate the importance of EACH of these potential projects:

 
Benches & Seating

Place benches and seating along the streets around Corktown.





 
Bicycle Posts

Add more bicycle posts / bicycle rings around Corktown, perhaps ones that are specific to Corktown. Here's an example of a custom bike ring from Weston BIA (photo from TOGreenStreets on Twitter).





 
Build a Path to Connect St. Paul's to Richmond Street

Sometimes known as the Boulevard of Broken Dreams, there is an informal footpath south of St. Paul's School connecting to Richmond St. and Power St. This path could be cleaned up and made into a safer sidewalk or path for general use.





 
Corktown Street Signs

All street signs within Corktown would say "Corktown". Currently, some street signs say Corktown and some do not.





 
Greening of the Green P Parking Lots on King

At least 2 of the areas under the overpasses on King Street near Sackville will be turned into Green P parking lots. This project would "green" these lots with plants &/or a permeable surface or other enhancements.





 
Greenery - Street Planters

These are raised planters which would be filled with live plants, as opposed to trees which are planted at ground level.





 
Remove Overhead Wires

Remove overhead wires from our streets - wires for hydro, phone, and other utilities. Not streetcar wires.





 
Is there another streetscaping project that should be added to our list?

 
PUBLIC ART - On a scale of 1 (NOT Important) to 5 (MOST Important) please rate the importance of EACH of these potential projects:

 
Art in Sackville park

Sackville Park (on the north side of King Street) will be upgraded so there is an opportunity to add art to the new and improved park.





 
Orphan's Green heritage artwork

Public art near Orphan's Green Park (dog park between Richmond, Adelaide and Power).





 
Welcome to Corktown - EAST Gateway Art

A piece of artwork and signage to welcome people to Corktown at our eastern gateway - somewhere around Queen, King and River Streets.





 
Welcome to Corktown - WEST Gateway Signage

Signage or artwork to welcome people to Corktown at our western gateways (around Parliament / Berkeley at Queen and King and perhaps Front).





 
Is there another public art project that should be added to our list?

 
HERITAGE - On a scale of 1 (NOT Important) to 5 (MOST Important) please rate the importance of EACH of these potential projects:

 
Historical Plaques

Mark historic sites around Corktown with plaques. Sites would be identified through a separate heritage study. Examples could include Bright Street, Orphan's Green, lost breweries, etc.





 
Places of Interest Markers

Similar to Historic Plaques, this would involve identifying and marking special spots around Corktown. The sites could include contemporary points of interest as well as historic and be made of less expensive markers.





 
Heritage Study and Plan for Corktown

Conducting a study of Corktown's heritage and developing a plan for heritage conservation.





 
Heritage Conservation District (HCD) Study for KING STREET

A study to assess the heritage of King Street and to look at feasibility of establishing a King Street East Heritage Conservation District.





 
Heritage Conservation District (HCD) Study for BRIGHT STREET

A study to assess the heritage of Bright Street and to look at feasibility of establishing a Bright Street Heritage Conservation District.





 
Is there another heritage project that should be added to our list?

 
SMALLER PROJECTS. Help us narrow it down. If you had to choose ONE project from the following, which would you want Section 37 funds spent on first: *

These are what we see as the smaller and less complex projects.

 
BIG PROJECTS. If you had to choose ONE project from the following, which would you want undertaken first: *

These are what we see as the larger, more expensive, and more complex projects.

 
REALLY BIG PROJECTS. If you had to choose ONE project from the following, which would you want undertaken first: *

These are the really big, more complicated projects that would require additional sources of funds &/or cooperation from organizations besides City staff.

 
What is your connection to Corktown?

The area included in the CRBA’s mandate is generally defined by Shuter Street to the north (with the northern boundary extending to Dundas between River Street and the Don), the Don River to the east, the rail corridor to the south, and Berkeley Street to the west.

 
Do you have any other questions, comments or suggestions?

 
What is your name?

 
Thank you for your input! The Corktown Residents & Business Association board will use your and others' input to finalize the Section 37 development fund project list for our Councillor, Pam McConnell to take action on. Updates will be posted on our website: www.Corktown.ca

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