Examples of Placemaking Proposals include:

  • Public Art
  • Laneway (Re)Naming
  • Street (Re)Naming
  • Heritage Plaques
  • Streetscape Improvements
  • Street/Park Furniture Requests

Add a gate to Montague parkette

James Wilkinson
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This small park is already used as a dogs of leash area by the surrounding 3 buildings. With Allan Gardens going under construction soon putting a gate here would make for a very easy new dog park.

Dr. Emily H. Stowe - Heritage Plaque (near Church Street and Queen Street East)

Dr. Emily H. Stowe (1831-1903) was Canada's first female physician and a founding leader of Canada's suffrage movement. Between the mid-1860s and the mid-1890s, Dr. Emily H. Stowe practiced medicine and resided on Church Street near Queen Street East in Toronto. During the 1860s and early 1870s, Dr. Stowe was located on the east side of Church Street just north of Queen Street East (near present-day 145 Church Street). Around the mid-1870s, Dr. Stowe and her family moved to the east side of Church Street just south of Queen Street East (near present-day 119 Church Street). Around 1894, the Stowes moved to Spadina Avenue. Alongside her medical practice, Dr. Stowe was a leader of Canada's suffrage movement, including being the founder and president of the Canadian Women’s Suffrage Association. Prior to practicing medicine, Dr. Stowe was also the first female principal of a public school in Upper Canada. While both of her former residences / practices on Church Street near Queen Street East have been demolished and replaced with other buildings, her connection to this area should be commemorated with a heritage plaque. Please note that the federal government has classified Dr. Stowe as a person of National Historic Person and erected a heritage plaque about her near Toronto's Women's College Hospital (where a portion of Elizabeth Street was renamed Dr. Emily Stowe Way). However, Dr. Stowe's long-time Church Street practices and residences have not been commemorated with any markers or plaques.

Re-imagining Wood St. East of Church.

Ian Kirkland
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Wood Street goes from Yonge street to Mutual street. The fist block from YUonge to Church is a very busy street with access to hotel and condo parking plus the essential access for Loblaws. The stub block from Church to Mutual ONly leads to a one way street (Mutual) and the lane between Axis and the Rentals on Mutual is almost redundant. Residents of Axis and the rentals on Carlton and Mutual can be accessed from Mutual Street. The north side of Wood is a school playground and a popular restaurant. The stub of Wood is mostly no parking.

It would make a wonderful enhancement to this dense neighbourhood to turn the space into space for people. Close the street at Church, leaving room for cars dropping people and goods off. Close the east end at the lane (if necessary). Make the space into a larger terrace/patio for the restaurant and a public space. It would only take some planters and potted trees and benches to make this a welcoming space. At least it would be worth trying this year with open streets.

I have included a drawing.