July 3 Workshop: Understanding Sidewalk/Google's Master Plan - and what we can do about it.

After several delays, Sidewalk/Google has submitted its 1500-page "Master Innovation and Development Plan" (MIDP) to build a section of Toronto’s waterfront “from the internet up." Hear an initial take on the Master Plan from subject matter experts, have a chance to discuss your concerns and find out how to get involved, both in formal consultations and community campaigns.

Over the last year and a half, Sidewalk/Google has market-tested potential products, while diverting attention from larger questions, such as:

  • The nature of Sidewalk/Google's business model,
  • The quasi-governmental role it envisions for itself,
  • Its desire for public land, infrastructure and funds,
  • Sidewalk/Google's track record on jobs, community safety, inclusion and equity.

Community priorities must not get lost in the intensive marketing and lobbying that will likely accompany the Plan’s release.  In this workshop, #BlockSidewalk organizers invite community members to help develop a set of critical questions to bring into upcoming public consultations on the Master Plan (MIDP) - not only the ideas it contains, but the questions and issues it omits. 


July 03, 2019 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Ralph Thornton Community Centre
765 Queen St E
2nd Floor auditorium
Toronto, ON M4M 1H3
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Janet Davis Monica Olvera Farima Sajadi Paul Backewich Michael DeForge Sean Nouch Hayley Easto Victoria Lernell Felicity Campbell Jack Poulson Brian Milani Zeesy Powers Kate Nelischer Claire Hill Thorben Wieditz Sean G Colin Brown Sam McGarva Yshmael Cabana Claire Blythe Richard Eriksson Robert Mcqueen Silvia Gonzalez Jon Alexander Lo M Diana Yoon Andrew Stubbs Sean Moore Zoe Cunningham Todd Howe Elize Shirdel Andrew Mindszenthy David White Bob Hanke Peter D'Gama Raad Seraj Alexandra Flynn Frans Prasetyo Michael Warren Bryson Masse Jessa Agilo Jonathan Dursi Julie Beddoes Mark Wilson christopher pandolfi Leslie Johnston Jim Parsons John Wunderlich

Will you come?