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Davenport Diamond Greenway Engagement – November 29 to December 13

The Davenport community will have two upcoming opportunities to engage on the Davenport Greenway project. 

The first will be during a 2 week period between November 29 – December 13, where community members will be able to download a PDF presentation, read about the updates for the design development work on the Davenport Greenway project and post your questions. View the December 13th live event page.

Presentation Materials

View of the Greenway looking north at the connection to Campbell Park showing the upper Guideway, the Multi Use Trail, pollinator landscape gardens, pathways and seating ‘rafts

A typical cross-section view of the Greenway looking south, showing the upper Guideway, and paths, Multi-Use Trail and pollinator gardens. Trellis screens with vines and signage beacon are shown in the distance, along with the exit stair for the upper Guideway.

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This rendering is missing much of what was originally promised to the community. Will there be swings, a play area for kids, dog park, wooden seating areas, tables, grafitti coating on pillars, or metal cladding on the pedestrian bridge at Dupont?

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Nov 29, 2021 - 23:01

Will the ramps to Dupont be designed to accommodate cyclists as well as pedestrians? This is an important connection, especially given that there will be no access at Lappin.

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Are there plans in the works to connect the Davenport Diamond Greenway with the West Toronto Railpath and with the Bloor bike lanes? The current proposal doesn't show anything south of Bloor nor how people will access the start of the trail.

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The explanation provided is unclear in terms of how the construction will affect Davenport Village Park and the surrounding community? From the little information available, it seems like it could be immensely detrimental in terms of noise, visual pollution and security.

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One of the beautiful things about the West Toronto Railpath is that it creates a safe route for cyclists and pedestrians to cross major streets, via bridges. This path ends abruptly at Davenport (I think...). It would be wonderful to span Davenport to encourage future northward expansion of this trail and safer passage to Earlscourt Park.

Anonymous's avatar
Nov 29, 2021 - 23:08

The presentation only shows the plans for the Campbell Park to CP bridge segment. Has the remainder of the greenway been designed as well? Can designs be shared for the southern segment (Wade to north of Wallace) and the segment north of the CP bridge?

Anonymous's avatar
Dec 1, 2021 - 11:06

Is there an opportunity to incorporate the ideas from the community consultations? All of the public art is gone, plus the seating and gathering spaces. Proper lighting is a huge concern for safety at night. I know the Metrolinx team wanted all of this too. What are some steps to get back there?

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Nov 29, 2021 - 20:16

This area is rife with graffiti. Why are the columns and benches made of cement? This building material is just about the worst thing you could use here.

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Will the issue with the landowner on the east side of the tracks be resolved before work begins? A recent letter from our MPP indicated that the landowner would welcome this connection.

Anonymous's avatar
Dec 1, 2021 - 12:03

A square at Wallace Avenue was previously proposed on both beside and below the Guideway, to enable community-building and social engagement year-round. The cross section at Wallace in the presentation does not show this. Why has this been removed?

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Anonymous
Dec 1, 2021 - 11:07

Metrolinx greed is on full display here. They're trying to squeeze every last drop of public funds out of the city for their land that is crucial for the expansion of the West Toronto Railpath nextdoor. Now they're presenting a version of the Davenport "Green"way that drastically reduces promised community benefits. Our community sees the lies.

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Anonymous
Dec 1, 2021 - 14:23

Given the Tetris style building blocks of the north and south MSE wall, what considerations are being made to turn this into a "green" wall? Ivy would easily and quickly grow in the cracks and would significantly enhance the ascetic appeal on the otherwise blunt and mundane wall. It will also act as a deterrent to the inevitable tagging.

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Dec 2, 2021 - 15:09

Nice so far, but the deck does not depict certain parts of the greenway, e.g., the Paton Rd crossing and its link to Erwin Park, the vital corridor at Wallace (except in section), and the Wade Ave. connection. The path seems to stop at Wade. Also, how will the multi-use path look astride the MSE wall? I assume these are still on the drawing board?

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Who will manage the long term care for the landscaping?

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The overhead electrical wires will be another important visual cue along the entire stretch.

Anonymous's avatar
Dec 6, 2021 - 21:58

Will there be a connection to Davenport Village Park? This is an important connection I believe it would be beneficial for the community.

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The design images only shows stairs. Is there an actual ramp for cargo bikes and baby strollers?

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There is nothing green about the bridge. All concrete surfaces that will be sprayed and tagged before the first diesel train runs on it. What is preventing Metrolinx from planting Boston Ivy or Virginia Creeper to grow and cover the underside of the bridge?

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In previous discussions regarding the new Lansdowne/Bloor station (in what is now the new condo proposal on the Value Village site), there was discussion of a pedestrian bridge over Bloor Street alongside the Barrie GO line tracks. Is this party of the Greenway development? If not, is space being saved for building that eventual connection?

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Anonymous
Nov 29, 2021 - 20:47

These plans are consistent with the first set. Why we needed another study is beyond me, but I digress.

If you’re a resident planning on complaining (or already have) about what they’ve presented us, tread lightly because you’re probably going to get nothing in the end. Just a big looming bridge over your backyards.