Are you concerned about drugs and prostitution in our laneways?
A meeting will be held this coming Tuesday, May 29 at 7pm at GAS (corner of Woodfield/Gerrard) between community members and 55 Division – Toronto Police Services to discuss the issue of drugs and prostitution in the laneways around Gerrard St and in the neighbourhood in general. This is an open meeting for anyone wishing to attend.
If you cannot make it but have something you want to contribute to the conversation, feel free to email GECO and we will convey it. Outcomes from this meeting will be posted on the web site.
The Grid posted “Thirty-four big ideas to improve our city” today, including this…Interestingly,
#7 TURN OUR ALLEYWAYS INTO CULTURAL HUBS
Toronto has miles of hidden alleyways and laneways waiting to be reclaimed and transformed into lively public spaces. Here, when people think of laneways, they think, “Oh no, they’re dirty, there are drug dealers there.” But all you’d have to do is clean them up. We could hold weekly markets with vendors and even food stands. We could hold concerts, or film screenings, and would be perfect for pop-up restaurants. In Toronto, there’s almost no more land that you can actually develop. Why can’t we re-use underused space instead?—Jim Chan, manager, Toronto Public Health Food Safety Program