The 101 Avenue Vision and Corridor Study project team has involved the local community with a range of public engagement activities.
Public Engagement Schedule
Urban Planning Committee
June 5, 2018 Council Chambers, City Hall
Public Open House #2
January 31, 2017 - Forest Heights School
Public Open House #1
September 29, 2016 - Forest Heights School
Pop-up Design Studio
June 21, 2016 - Forest Heights School
The 101 Avenue Vision and Corridor Study was presented to the Urban Planning Committee on June 5, 2018 to provide City Councillors with an update on the project status. The meeting minutes include a video of the meeting and Q&A session.
At the meeting Councillors passed a motion to direct administration to:
Bring forward a capital profile for consideration to advance the planning and design, in accordance with Capital Governance Policy C591, as part of the 2019-2022 Capital Budget, and include the incremental costs above the arterial renewal investments related to the proposed infrastructure improvements included in the 101 Avenue Planning Study.
Provide a report on opportunities to advance short-term actions to move the vision forward prioritizing active transportation including how the 101 Avenue Corridor could become a "main street" as part of the Complete Streets Policy.
Administration will work on responding to the motion over the summer. To support this work, the community will be asked to identify their priorities for short-term action on 101 Avenue. Information on how to get involved will be posted as details are available.
Previous Engagement Activities
Open House: Final Draft Concept
Over 200 people attended the drop-in Community Open House on January 31, 2017, at the Forest Heights School. The purpose of this workshop was to:
- Present the draft concept for 101 Avenue for feedback, with a focus on the following questions:
- Is there anything missing?
- Does the concept address my concerns with 101 Avenue?
- Will the ideas presented help realize my hopes for 101 Avenue?
- Does the concept achieve the community vision for 101 Avenue?
- Share the next steps in the 101 Avenue project and short, medium and long-term implementation actions
- Invite the community to stay involved as the project moves forward
Materials from the Open House
A summary of all the feedback received at the open house, organized into themes and answers to questions submitted at the open house.
Background information on the history of 101 Avenue, the work done by the community, and the scope of the 101 Avenue Corridor Study.
Existing land use/building form, zoning, mobility network, and areas of high redevelopment potential. Information about a potential surplus land site adjacent to Fulton Ravine.
The draft concept that will be refined and brought forward to Council's Urban Planning Committee. Details on public realm (12MB), land use and building form (10MB), sustainability (11MB), and mobility elements (13MB).
Open House #1: Draft Vision and Concept Options
Over 200 people attended the drop-in Community Open House on Thursday, September 29, 2016, at the Forest Heights school. The purpose of this workshop was to:
- Get your feedback on a draft vision, goals and strategies
- Present draft concept options for different sections of 101 Avenue and get your feedback on:
- How we can design the street and adjacent development to make 101 Avenue more walkable and vibrant (activating the street)
- What types of building forms and land uses are appropriate along 101 Avenue (options for new development)
- How we can make it easier for pedestrians and cyclists along 101 Avenue (mobility options)
- How we can make 101 Avenue more interesting and beautiful, and provide spaces for people to gather (creating a sense of place)
Open House #1 Feedback
A summary of all the feedback received at the open house organized into themes.
The boards which were on display seeking feedback on the draft vision and concept options, including the feedback from participants.
Where Participants Live, Work, and Go
We asked everyone who attended to participate in a mapping activity. At the sign-in table participants placed stickers on a map showing where they lived and where they worked, and later at the transit station people were asked to identify where their local destinations.
This map brings all that information together.
- Blue shows where participants live
- Yellow shows where participants work
- Red shows where participants are going (destinations)
Pop-up Public Engagement
We had a series of pop-up events throughout the summer. Our staff members set up shop around the community, at public spaces, shops, and events. We chatted with a range of people about the possibilities for 101 Avenue.
The feedback we heard at the pop-up events was shared, along with the Workshop 1 feedback, at our Open House on September 29.
Workshop 1-June 21, 2016
Over 200 people attended the drop-in Community Workshop, which was held the evening of June 21, 2016, at the Forest Heights school. The purpose of this workshop was to kick-off the 101 Avenue Vision & Corridor Study and to gather input from the community about:
- Opportunities and constraints - What is the potential for 101 Avenue? What is/isn’t working now?
- Vision and Values - What is important to you about how 101 Avenue develops in the future?
- Desired facilities and amenities - What do you wish was available on 101 Avenue?
Workshop 1 Feedback
A summary of all the feedback received at the workshop organized into themes.
The boards which were on display explaining the project background, history and context of the corridor, and the different stations and activities at the workshop.
The information handout provided.
Where Participants Live and Work Map
We asked everyone who attended to place a sticker on our map- Green for where they live, and Yellow for where they work.
101 Avenue Map and Comments
A large map of the avenue was available for participants to write and draw their concerns, comments, ideas, and visions. We've transcribed the comments for clarity, and the arrows show where the comment was written on the map.
Participants were able to show and link their thoughts on the avenue through an illustrated mind map, thanks to our project artist.
101 Avenue Question and Answers
We are able to answer some questions which we received at the workshop.
Corner Stores Display Boards
The poster boards which were on display at Workshop 1 in June 2016.
Corner Stores Survey Responses
Responses to the survey questions, and other comments received regarding the strip mall site at 79 Street and 101 Avenue.