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Socio-Economic & Land Use Characteristics - Corktown Station

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Key Findings

  • The project footprint, where early works activities will occur, is located within Regeneration Areas*.
  • Adjacent land uses, as per the City of Toronto Official Plan, include mixed use areas, parks, apartment neighbourhoods, neighbourhoods, and utility corridors.
  • The three notable public realm elements within the study area include St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood, the Distillery District and the West Don Lands.
  • According to the City of Toronto’s Open Data Portal, there are 12 institutional spaces, 11 recreational spaces, parks or open spaces, and 14 community groups and resources within the study area.
  • During the early works activities, there is potential for access disruptions, visual effects and nuisance effects (such as dust and construction noise). Potential effects will be temporary and will be minimized via appropriate mitigation measures (see Potential Effects & Mitigation Measures).

* Regeneration areas, according to the City of Toronto Official Plan, are primarily former manufacturing areas targeted for growth and development within Toronto and are encouraged to develop as mixed-use places.

Land Uses within the Corktown Station Socio-Economic and Land Use Characteristics Study Area

Land Uses within the Corktown Station Socio-Economic and Land Use Characteristics Study Area

Potential Effects & Mitigation Measures

Potential Effects:

  • Access disruption to adjacent lands to accommodate early works activities.
  • Nuisance effects (i.e., dust, noise, and vibration) to adjacent lands from early works activities.
  • Visual effects from early works activities.
  • Permanent and temporary property acquisition (property requirements will be confirmed as project planning progresses).
  • Light pollution effects.
  • Temporary relocation or removal of streetscaping materials, furniture and landscaping in the public realm.

Mitigation Measures:

  • Minimize property requirements associated with early works activities to the extent possible.
  • Maintain access to businesses during working hours.
  • Develop an Air Quality Management Plan to mitigate potential impacts of dust during early works activities (see Air Quality for further detail and more mitigation measures).
  • Use equipment with low vibration emissions where possible, provide smooth surfaces for trucks to travel to reduce noise and restrict construction hours where possible to minimize activities that generate the highest noise and vibration levels overnight (see Noise & Vibration for further detail and more mitigation measures).
  • Consider providing temporary landscaping and/or screened enclosures along the borders of the early works site, where space allows and necessary.
  • Temporary lighting and wayfinding signage around early works sites.
  • Clearly marked pedestrian and cyclist detours where required.

View of the Distillery District

View of the Distillery District.
Source: The Distillery District, n.d. Available: https://www.thedistillerydistrict.com/gallery/

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