WESTON 2021: ULI Toronto’s First TAP Program
The ULI Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) was organized to provide advice and assistance to the City-wide Weston 2021 Initiative, and specifically to examine the economic feasibility of the charrette development proposals for the Village of Weston. The TAP Report was part of the Weston 2021 Initiative and was attached to the Weston 2021 Revitalization Report that was approved by City Council on March 5, 2012. The TAP recommended a series of community/City initiatives, that would promote the revitalization of Weston by positively enhancing the community’s image and attracting private investment. Since the TAP process was completed a number of Weston community initiatives have proceeded:
1. John Street
2. Community Arts Centre
3. GO/Metrolinx Station Master Plan and Air Rail Link (ARL)
4. The John Street Bridge
The ULI Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) is a high-profile industry program that brings together the finest expertise in the real estate, planning and development fields to collaborate on complex land use and redevelopment projects. Weston TAP 2.0 was organized by ULI Toronto with the aim of exploring the evolution and potential of the Weston neighbourhood and developing a vision for its retail environment. The panel was to follow-up and build on the findings of from the original 2011 Weston TAP.
Weston TAP 2.0 included a group of 9 planning, design, community and economic development experts from ULI Toronto’s membership. The 9 TAP members attended a full-day session on Saturday June 23, 2018 at Urban Arts in Weston. The session included a series community of panel discussions, a walking tour, and a working session, facilitated by Pru Robey and chaired by Paul Bedford. To read more on the TAPs findings, please see the report below.