Yonge Love

In February 2017, we hosted Yonge Love for nearly 200 attendees, with moderator Steve Paikin of TVO's The Agenda. This meet-up explored the ideas of a recent campaign findings report from the Downtown Yonge BIA, and discussed how Toronto can revitalize Yonge Street to accommodate more pedestrians, improve the public realm, and balance higher density with the public needs of the neighbourhood.


Advancing a bold vision for Yonge

  • Jennifer Keesmaat, (Former) Chief Planner, City of Toronto
  • Mohamed Lachemi, President and Vice-Chancellor, Ryerson University
  • Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, Ward 27 Toronto Centre-Rosedale
  • Mark Garner, Downtown Yonge BIA
  • Gary Switzer, MOD Developments
  • John Archer, 360 Collective
  • Derek Lee, PWL Landscape Architects (Granville Street, Vancouver)
  • Anjali Mishra, Infrastructure, Roads and Transport Services, City of Montreal (rue Sainte Catherine, Montreal)


Yonge Love in the news

  • Forever Yonge: Main thoroughfare thrives amidst Toronto’s condo boom
  • Is there enough Yonge Love to go around?: Micallef
  • Reallocating Rights-of-Way
  • The future of Yonge Street
  • Yonge St. pedestrian-friendly transformation in the works
  • Yonge Loves Pedestrians
  • Public meeting discusses future of Yonge Street
  • Planning the future of pedestrians on Yonge Street
  • Toronto leaders want to think big on Yonge Street


Walking Tour with Mark Garner

CBI’s executive director Cherise Burda went on a walking tour with Mark Garner, leader of the Downtown Yonge Business Improvement Area. In this video, Garner points out several things you might not know about this unique neighbourhood.

Livestream Recording