In February 2017, we hosted our Yonge Love meet-up for nearly 200 attendees, with moderator Steve Paikin of TVO’s The Agenda. This meet-up explored the ideas of a recent campaign findings report from the Downtown Yonge BIA, and discussed how Toronto can revitalize Yonge Street to accommodate more pedestrians, improve the public realm, and balance higher density with the public needs of the neighbourhood.
Advancing a bold vision for Yonge
- Jennifer Keesmaat, (Former) Chief Planner, City of Toronto
- Mohamed Lachemi, President and Vice-Chancellor, Ryerson University
- Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, Ward 27 Toronto Centre-Rosedale
- Mark Garner, Downtown Yonge BIA
- Gary Switzer, MOD Developments
- John Archer, 360 Collective
- Derek Lee, PWL Landscape Architects (Granville Street, Vancouver)
- Anjali Mishra, Infrastructure, Roads and Transport Services, City of Montreal (rue Sainte Catherine, Montreal)
Yonge Love in the news
- Toronto Storeys: Forever Yonge: Main thoroughfare thrives amidst Toronto’s condo boom
- Toronto Star: Is there enough Yonge Love to go around?
- Novae Res Urbis: Reallocating Rights-of-Way
- CTV News: The future of Yonge Street
- CBC News: Yonge St. pedestrian-friendly transformation in the works
- Torontoist: Yonge Loves Pedestrians
- CP24: Planning the future of pedestrians on Yonge Street
Watch our official trailer and the meet-up livecast
Watch the meet-up |
A walking tour with the Downtown Yonge BIA
CBI’s executive director Cherise Burda went on a walking tour with Mark Garner, leader of the Downtown Yonge Business Improvement Area. In this video, Garner points out several things you might not know about this unique neighbourhood.