Deer Park is a vibrant neighbourhood and the DPRG has an active Development Committee, which monitors the progress of projects and updates our membership on issues that matter to them. Click here to find the latest development news.
Road safety, progress towards Vision Zero, Sidewalk snow clearing, and the latest reports about incidences in our neighbourhood – click to find out about the issues that matter to you and your family.
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March 2023 Development Status Report
Click here for the latest news on all of the various development projects planned in our neighbourhood.
Yonge and Davisville Yard Study – Next Stop Davisville
The Next Stop: Davisville Feasibility Study is examining the potential redevelopment of the large area including 1900 Yonge Street (the TTC office building at the south west corner of Yonge and Chaplin) and decking the Davisville TTC Yard both south of Chaplin and a block to the north. As our area abuts the TTC yard, Deer Park residents participated as community representatives in a visioning workshops for covering the area to look at options and in a session to review the emerging preferred option for this first stage of the feasibility study. This is option is to cover the works yard with an extension to Oriole Park and add commercial and residential development over the tracks for a block north and south of Chaplin. As this is City land, affordable housing will be included. It should also improve the strip of land abutting Yonge Street lands east of the tracks.
See the preferred option here:
Background information and a summary of engagement to date can be found on the study website: www.toronto.ca/nextstopdavisville.
A Public Information Session for the broader community is planned for the evening of Thursday, January 19th, 2023.
David A. Balfour Park
The David A. Balfour Park/Rosehill Reservoir, Midtown Toronto’s much-loved, largest green space has re-oped after a $35 million renovation that took more than four years.
You can find an interesting article about the history of the park and this project written by a DPRG member in Spacing magazine by clicking HERE.
The DPRG issues regular newsletters to its Members via email, but only posts older editions online. For the most recent community news, make sure you join the DPRG today!
To read our October newsletter, click here:
Have Your Say – Eglinton Avenue
While outside the boundaries of the DPRG, Eglinton Avenue is an important street in midtown Toronto and we wanted to make sure you are aware the City is consulting on its future design:
In 2014 City Council approved the Eglinton Connects Planning Study which articulated the long term vision for Eglinton Avenue following the introduction of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT. Eglinton Connects envisioned a complete street and was based on three integrated themes of Travelling Eglinton, Greening Eglinton and Building Eglinton.
The eglintonTOday Complete Street project is an interim strategy that will achieve elements of the Eglinton Connects Vision. The project aims to make travel on Eglinton Avenue safer, more inviting, and attractive for everyone.
The City is currently in Phase One which involves improvements along Eglinton Avenue between Keele Street and Mount Pleasant Road. The project will focus on the creation of a complete street by reassigning the existing road space to accommodate general traffic, parking, bikeways, seasonal patio extensions and parkettes, art installations and other streetscape improvements.
To assist with identifying appropriate and effective improvements along Eglinton Avenue, the City has launched a survey. Feedback received from this survey will contribute to the project development as well as enable the City to better plan the next phases of the project.
Have your say!
To review materials about this project, click HERE.
To participate in the survey, click HERE.
Development Status Report
Click below to find the latest development news in Deer Park as of June. Changes since the last report are highlighted in yellow.
Neighbourhood Survey Results
The DPRG recently conducted an opinion survey to gauge the priorities of residents in our neighbourhood. Thank you to everyone who took the time to participate!
If you are interested in seeing the results, please click below.
Development Status Update
Click below to find the latest development news as of May. Changes since the last report are highlighted in yellow.
Letter on 2022 Cycling Infrastructure Installation
There has been a lot of discussion in the neighbourhood about the current installation of bike lanes and CurbTO installations down Yonge St. Click below to review the DPRG’s recent letter to the City’s Infrastructure and Environment Committee.
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month
April is Distracted Driving Awareness month and we want to spread educational resources around this issue.
Below please find a research article comparing the dangers of drunk driving, drowsy driving, and distracted driving. The guide has great information, as many of us aren’t aware of the statistics and dangers behind distracted driving.
Check it out below:
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