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A DEEP DIVE INTO
THE PLANNING & ENGAGEMENT PROCESS

Understanding the components of the Application

On September 27th, 2021, following 18 months of engagement, an application was submitted to the City of Toronto to amend the Official Plan and change how development might happen on these lands in the future. The application is a massive series of technical documents, which are all publicly available. Here, we walk you through the components of the application and explain why the application matters and what it seeks to change.

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Fieldnotes staffer interviewing a Downsview local

Learning on the Ground through Fieldnotes

In August 2020, we put on our masks and hit the streets of Downsview. Our Fieldnotes crew is connecting with locals to get on-the-ground perspectives, which is vital as our design team plans for the future. We meet people where they’re at—in parks, on street corners, in plazas, and at bus stops—to ask how they experience, use, and move around their neighbourhoods. 

Fieldnotes staffer interviewing a Downsview local