Here’s the community survey for the parkette design on the southeast corner of the site:
A new park is coming to Portland Street! The park will be located on Portland Street, south of Richmond Street West. The City is engaging the community to help determine the park design. Project Timeline Fall 2021: Community engagement and design development 2022: Detailed design 2023...www.toronto.ca
If they build this, in this way, I see a future post in the Problematic Park Design thread..........
Edit to add: I may have bruised an ego or two in filling out the survey..........I think my comments would qualify as excoriation.
.... does Parks do anything right?
Some things; yes.
However, it's too sporadic. There are some good policies, some good plans, and some truly excellent staff; but this is offset by some bad policies, an officious culture, low institutional memory, high turnover, inconsistent project execution (I'm being nice here); and budgets, timelines and mandates that are overstretched, causing even good people, with good policies to under-deliver too often.