On Thursday February 13, Waterfront Toronto and the City of Toronto is inviting citizens to attend a public meeting about the Port Lands Planning Framework & Transportation and Servicing Master Plan. Specifically, the meeting will discuss various options regarding land use, transportation and municipal services for the Port Lands.

Port Lands, Revitilization, Master Plan, Environmental Assessment, Waterfront TOMap of the area examined for the Transportation and Servicing Master Plan. Courtesy of Waterfront Toronto

Waterfront Toronto and the City of Toronto, are developing a comprehensive long-term plan to guide the revitalization of the Port Lands. The plan will include direction for the conversion of the Port Lands into new districts with a variety of uses including residential, commercial and green space. This plan will expand on the Port Lands Acceleration Initiative that was adopted by City Council in October 2012.
 
Additionally, a Master Plan under the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process is under development to determine the infrastructure demand on the area. Street and transit network along with water, wastewater and stormwater needs will all be considered in this Master Plan.

The Master Plan applies to most of the Port Lands and to the area referred to as "South of Eastern" (located north of Lake Shore Boulevard East, south of Eastern Avenue, between the Don River and Coxwell Avenue). The Master Plan will supply a coordinated transportation and servicing strategy between the two areas.

For those interested in attending the public meeting, it will be held next Thursday, the 13th of February at the Toronto Fire Academy EMA Training Centre at 895 Eastern Avenue.

To learn more about the Port Lands studies visit http://www.portlandsconsultation.ca