Have you ever noticed how HUGE the intersection of Regal and Springmount is? A few neighbours have gotten together to discuss how the space could be used differently and we’ve come up with a proposal that would slow down traffic, make the sidewalk crossing safer and add some green space! The design creates a traditional 3-way intersection, while maintaining the existing road width for both streets and even adds about six parking spots.
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April 15 Update: Lend you Support for the Reconfiguration
April 14 Update: City staff have released a preliminary design for a “temporary configuration” while full implementation awaits street reconstruction.
March 12, 2018 Update: Councillor Palacio hosts a public meeting
January 17, 2018 Update: The Springmount Parkette initiative has won a “Streetsie Award”
December 1 Update: Lots of mainstream media cover of the parkette proposal!
- Blog.to coverage
- Read the front page story (pictured below) in the Toronto Star
- CTV television coverage
- CBC coverage
- CityTV coverage
- Global News
- Jalopnik News
Front Page Toronto Star Article
November 23rd Update:
The following motion was adopted, unanimously, by all local residents present at the 2017 Regal Heights Residents’ Association annual general meeting held on November 22nd, 2017:
The Regal Heights Residents Association requests our City Councillor to prepare and move a motion asking City Staff to report on the feasibility of transforming the surplus pavement area at the intersection of Regal Road and Springmount Avenue, allowing for a traditional three-way intersection, new green space and enhanced sidewalk connectivity. The report should include any anticipated impact on safety, street parking, storm water absorption, garbage collection and snow removal.
If new green space is created, we propose that this space be named the “Florence Watts Parkette”.
What do you think of this initiative? Send us a note by email (email@example.com) with your thoughts!