G A R A

Grandview Area Residents Association 



South Central York Region-Congestion Relief Committee

Presents
A Public Transit Town Hall
Everything You Ever Wanted to Ask About
the Yonge Subway Extension & the 2 Fare Wall *
* … But Were Afraid to Know

Find out more, click here



Wednesday, May 2, 2018 – 7:30PM
Thornhill Community Centre – North Hall
7755 Bayview Avenue – Thornhill, L3T 4P1

Hard as it is to believe, Grandview Park improvements have begun. The first phase includes a storm water sewer upgrade designed to reduce flooding in our area.  Completion is planned for December 2017.  In the interim, we will still have restricted use of the park.

The original buildings have now been demolished and Devron Developments is ready to

begin work. Residents had a number of questions and so we got the answers:
Parking:

  • The developers  have leased the houses neighbouring their site on Grandview Avenue.
  • They have also arranged with Acura across the street to allow for parking, 
  • Some cars will be parked on Grandview for some of the busier months.

Construction Waste and Dust:
 The Developer's  are committed to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold accreditation, Construction will follow LEED’s guidelines regarding appropriate construction recycling and waste removal, along with construction dust control, measures which are more stringent than the typical construction standards.

Traffic Impacts:

  •  All construction traffic is to be directed via Yonge St., with no infiltration into the residential streets to the east.Construction traffic will be directed by flagmen to ensure  pedestrian access is safe and unobstructed.

  • The construction area has been optimized to accommodate the unloading of large construction deliveries eliminating the need for road closures on Yonge Street and Grandview Avenue.
  • The only exception will be during underground construction in Phase 2, when the excavated construction site cannot accommodate construction delivery staging. During this phase, a truck queuing area is required on Grandview. However since this small area is for queuing only, no physical work or unloading will be done in this area, and sufficient width is still maintained on Grandview Avenue to accommodate typical two-way traffic.   More details available  here.

The South Central York Region – Congestion Relief Committee (SCYR-CRC) represents 10 ratepayer and residents associations across York Region, from Woodbridge to Unionville. GARA is a founding member of this committee.

The SCYR-CRC’s mandate is to ensure that our community’s concerns and suggestions for transportation improvements are heard by elected officials at all levels of government.The top priority is to advocate for the Yonge Subway Extension from Finch Station to Richmond Hill Centre at Yonge/Highway 7.


 Many residents have asked what is happening at the South East Corner of Yonge Street and Grandview Avenue. .These photos show models of the planned building and parkette .


Construction is starting on a 25 storey building with 12,000 square feet of retail frontage on Yonge, office suites on the second floor and about 200 condominium apartments above, ranging from 522 to 1,379 square feet. Most parking will be below ground.  Frontage will be on both streets with traffic and site access from Grandview Avenue only. A small public parkette along the Grandview Avenue frontage will also be included. Target completion date is summer of 2019.

The second phase will bring the long awaited new facilities including a skateboard 'spot', washrooms with an adjacent shade area, an outdoor stage, play equipment and a splash pad.  These projects will follow the sewer work with completion planned for the summer of 2018. 

Upcoming Events


GARA Executive Meetings are held in the Henderson Public School Library beginning at 7:30pm.

For the coming year our meetings will be on:
September 18th; October 16th; November 13th; December 11th;
January 15th; February 12th;
March 19th; April 16th;
May 14th; June TBA
All are welcome.




Now Come to the Congestion Town Hall Meeting and Find Out More

What's Happening in Grandview Park?



Please take the time to make your voice heard by filling out:
·        Yonge Subway Extension Survey http://bit.ly/SCYR_CRC_YSE_Survey

If you want to get involved in the SCYR-CRC’s advocacy efforts, please reach out to them at scyr.congestion.relief@gmail.com.


Thank you for taking the time to participate in the survey and please forward this to your neighbours that may not be GARA members.Your input is important to make sure a community voice is heard at various stakeholder discussions.



The South Central York Region – Congestion Relief Committee (SCYR-CRC) is also lobbying to reduce the “2-Fare Wall” that exists between YRT and TTC users. Transferring from one transit system to another incurs an additional fare.


You have the opportunity to contribute to the discussion. Take the time to make your voice heard by filling out this survey.
 
 Fare Wall Survey
(http://bit.ly/2FW_Survey)

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