Crosswalk at Frederick St and Front St East

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Young People's Theatre
(January 7, 2022)
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A crosswalk running north/south at the corner of Front Street East and Frederick Street has become absolutely imperative. The SE corner is the home to Young People’s Theatre, which sees upwards of 85,000 young patrons a year. The company has expanded to include an education centre across the street at 161 Frederick, requiring children to cross Front to access both facilities during their visit. With greatly increased residential density over the past 20 years due to high condominium development, the traffic on Front Street East has risen dramatically – and will increase with the addition of a 30-story residential building on the NE corner of Front & Frederick, directly across from Young People’s Theatre. A crosswalk would allow children to cross directly (and safely) at Frederick Street. It is unlikely that young people will walk a block east to Sherbourne Street or west to George Street to cross at available lights. It should be noted that in the last 15 years, traffic lights have been installed at every intersection on Front Street East between Parliament and Church Streets – with the exception of Frederick Street where there has been a children’s theatre for 45 years.

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  • MP
    Maureen Parry
    (January 14, 2022)
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    Great idea to help ensure pedestrian safety.

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    Maureen Parry
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    Shanna Miller
    (January 13, 2022)
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    Safe access to expanding children’s minds and experiences is vital. Young People’s Theatre has influenced so many individuals in Toronto; creating safe access for people of all abilities would be an incredible service to this community.

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    Shanna Miller
    (Jan 13, '22)
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    Chris Pitts
    (January 13, 2022)
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    So many people cross here to get to the theatre. So important to increase safety for everyone

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    Chris Pitts
    (Jan 13, '22)
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    Racheal Awe
    (Jan 13, '22)
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    Wendy Tam
    (Jan 12, '22)
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    Timothy Wray
    (Jan 12, '22)
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    Evan VanDyk
    (January 12, 2022)
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    We cross here regularly with a toddler in tow. A crosswalk would be a massive improvement!

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    Evan VanDyk
    (Jan 12, '22)
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    Kathryn Cumming
    (Jan 12, '22)
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    Stacey Rodas
    (Jan 12, '22)
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    Kate Macdonald
    (January 12, 2022)
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    This is a busy intersection frequented by many families and children. A crosswalk would make the street safer for everyone in the neighbourhood.

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    Kate Macdonald
    (Jan 12, '22)
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    Dean Babula
    (Jan 11, '22)
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    Amanda N
    (Jan 11, '22)
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    Daniel Kinrys
    (Jan 11, '22)
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    Nj Webster
    (January 11, 2022)
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    It’s so important that this crosswalk is provided at this particular corner.

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    Nj Webster
    (Jan 11, '22)
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    Kristine Morris
    (January 11, 2022)
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    I think this is a great idea. I cross Front Street at that intersection all the time. usually on my to the Library. I witness many others crossing here as the lights at either George Street or Sherbourne are too far away. I support making this area more safe to walk for everyone.

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    Kristine Morris
    (Jan 11, '22)
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    Jenine Krause
    (January 11, 2022)
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    This a very important project for the safety of the children and families that visit Young People’s Theatre.

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    Jenine Krause
    (Jan 11, '22)
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    Joanna Poblocka
    (Jan 11, '22)
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    Elizabeth Sheffield
    (January 11, 2022)
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    So important to keep everyone in the YPT area safe!

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    Elizabeth Sheffield
    (Jan 11, '22)
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    Marjie Chud
    (January 11, 2022)
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    This is a safety issue above all. With the amount of children and youth accessing educational programming at Young People’s Theatre and the growing family-centred community (with three schools within a block or two!), this crosswalk is imperative.

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    Marjie Chud
    (Jan 11, '22)
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    Isabelle Siciliano
    (January 11, 2022)
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    This is so important and will help ensure safety for children and their families.