Yonge Eglinton Square Coalition

City says yes to RioCan, no to square

In Uncategorized on April 1, 2010 at 9:54 pm

After three hours of debate and several motions, city council this afternoon voted in favour of Councillor Karen Stintz’s motion to approve RioCan’s re-development application, which includes covering over most of the Yonge Eglinton square with retail. Councillor Michael Walker moved a motion of refusal and Council Cliff Jenkins moved a motion to have the decision deferred, neither of which carried.

The Yonge Eglinton Square Coalition — a group of residents representing the four quadrants of the Yonge Eglinton intersection — wants to thank all the volunteers who attended meetings and rallies, handed out flyers, made placards, wrote letters to council and called individual councillors in an effort to protect open space and save Yonge Eglinton square. Unfortunately the majority on council didn’t share our view.

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Council votes tomorrow Apr. 1 at 9:30

In Uncategorized on March 31, 2010 at 3:48 pm

City council will consider RioCan’s re-development application for the Yonge Eglinton Centre including the square tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. in Council chambers, Queen and Bay.  Come out and watch the debate and vote. And show your support for the square by wearing green (but please, no hooting and hollering — against the rules 🙂

Yonge Eglinton square on sunny afternoon

Monday’s rally on video

In Yonge Eglinton square on March 30, 2010 at 12:55 pm

Here’s Yonge Eglinton Square Coalition organizer Ben Daube’s speech to the crowd at Monday’s noon hour rally. And click here for  SunTV’s segment.  The SunTV poll shows that 79 per cent want city council to save the square.

And finally a video that makes the point that the square is well used on a warm spring day.