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.

  1. time for a worthy good bye to this space- a memorial plaque and a final gahering to remind future generations of what yonge eg used to be-mommy what was here before all these tall buildings?

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