A former Toronto mayor and the man who headed a royal commission in the 80s on the city’s waterfront is calling for a public consultation before any changes are made along the lake.
On Newstalk 1010’s The City, David Crombie told Josh Matlow considering changes are fine, but the work that has gone into plans for the waterfront have been supported by past administrations and therefore deserves public consultation before moving in a different direction.
On Tuesday the Executive Committee will consider a recommendation to remove control of the Port Lands from Waterfront Toronto, the agency in charge of development there.
Councillor Doug Ford is pitching a plan to revamp the area with a massive mall, a huge ferris wheel, a monorail, and ritzy hotel.
Crombie says there is nothing wrong with that vision, so long as the public is able to weigh in on possible changes before they happen.
“If you are going make any significant changes it’s simply a common sense, practical, and democratic way to make sure the public has a run at it,” Crombie told Matlow.
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