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MRA’s Mimico 20/20 Survey Results

In an effort for the MRA to be better informed about the Mimico 20/20 process we conducted a survey with our membership. We have just released the Survey Results Report: Read the Complete Survey Report

Report Summary

  • An overwhelming majority (91%) of respondents indicated that the Mimico 20/20 Plan should place height restrictions on new buildings.
  • 87% of respondents agree that current zoning bylaws should be revised to reflect maximum building heights for the area.
  • The majority of respondents (79%) disagreed with a possible increase in the density of 250-500% resulting from new development in the study area as proposed in the findings reports from the Mimico 20/20 Revitalization Charette, held on April 6 – 9, 2009.1
  • Nearly half (45%) of respondents believe that new housing built should include a more equitable split between 1-2 bedroom and 3-4 bedroom units.
  • Respondents are split between the need for more affordable housing in Mimico (41% in favour and 42% not in favour; with 17% ambivalent).
  • 46% of respondents who provided a comment to the open-ended question mentioned the importance of height and density, particularly as it relates to condos, within the Mimico 20/20 plan.
  • The majority of respondents (84%) disagree to strongly disagree that it is acceptable to have a strip of high-rise condos and apartments along our waterfront
  • 68% of respondents agreed that it is important to have shops or restaurants in the base of the high-rises along the waterfront trail.
  • The vast majority of respondents agree (96%) that it is important to increase the amount of parkland along the waterfront.
  • 98% of respondents agree that public access to the waterfront is important throughout the development area.
  • 20% of respondents who provided a comment to the open-ended question mentioned the importance of preserving and expanding the Waterfront public realm, to include both retail and recreational opportunities.
  • The vast majority of respondents (86%) agreed to strongly agreed that it is important to preserve and restore Mimico’s historic buildings.
  • 11% of respondents who provided a comment in the open-ended question mentioned the importance of preserving and/or restoring the historical features of Mimico, including the fire hall on Superior Avenue and the buildings in Amedeo Court. Several respondents indicated that they believe Mimico should be designated as a Heritage Conservation District.
  • 86% of respondents indicated that they do not believe the current roadways and public transit system in Mimico can support a 75-200% increase in density over what is currently at Humber Bay Shores
  • 15% of respondents who provided a comment in the open-ended section indicated that improving the underlying infrastructure, particularly as it relates to traffic, needs to have more consideration in the Mimico 20/20 plan.

Read the Complete Survey Report

1Page 11 of the 2009 Mimico-By-The-Lake Implementation Action Memo: “Specific density allowances will need to be identified on a proposal by proposal basis. It is anticipated that the range of density allowances will be between 3.5 and 6.0 times lot coverage.”  Implementation Action Memo 2009 PDF

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