Monday, March 31, 2008

Mouth of the Don Plan Aired

Mark Wilson, chair of Waterfront TO speaks to the gathering

I attended the meeting held on Saturday at St. Lawrence Hall for the Mouth of the Don River EA. There were about 200 attendees which was more than what they expected because they quickly ran out of chairs. Presenters included Mark Wilson (see picture), City Councillor Paula Fletcher, and architect Michael Van Valkenburgh. Based on the presentation, they are pretty much headed toward using the MVVA design which translates to option 4WS in the EA planning process. Over the next six months the TRCA will be analyzing data and creating reports on technical details such as sediment entrapment and collection, flood modelling for the current channel design, soil remediation and impact on current buried utilities.

They expect to present these details some time this fall and then submit the completed EA late 2008 or early 2009.

The gathered crowd at St. Lawrence Hall

Diorama of Toronto's waterfront

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