Mimico 20/20

This evening, Dec. 7, 2010, many people will be attending a meeting connected with the Mimico 20/20 Revitalization Study.

The term ‘revitalization’ is a source of endless fascination for me.

The interesting question will be:

What does this omnibus (serving several purposes at once) term mean in the contxt of the Mimico 20/20 process? The Canadian Oxford Dictionary, Second Edition (2004) defines the trasitive verb ‘revitalize’ as: ‘imbue with new life and vitality.’ Another word comes to mind, namely ‘preservation.’ The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2004) defines the transitive verb ‘preserve’ with terms that include:

– keep safe or free from harm, decay, etc.

– keep alive (in name, memory, etc.)

– maintain (a thing) in its existing state

– retain ( a quality or condition)

As a student of how language is used in everyday life, I will be observing this meeting with interest:

Wednesday, December 7, 2011
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Presentation at 7:00 p.m., followed by Q & A
John English Junior Middle School, 95 Mimico Avenue- Auditorium

The text and links which follow are in their entirety from the CCFEW email. I share them for your interest. The text begins with a message which I assume has been prepared by City of Toronto staff:

Toronto City Planning Division invites you to attend a Community Meeting regarding the
status of “Mimico 20/20”, an ongoing revitalization initiative for the Mimico-By-The-
Lake community.

Project Status: Since the last update in April 2011, the Project Consultant and City Staff Team have been working to gain a deeper understanding of the key policy issues that will influence future planning in Mimico:

1) Waterfront Access: expansion of waterfront, open space and street network
2) Housing: options for retention and replacement of rental housing
3) Density: appropriate built form and magnitude of development over the study area
4) Heritage: preservation of potentially significant built and cultural heritage features

It has become apparent that any future implementation strategy will require a balancing
of objectives in order to achieve the ultimate goal of revitalization in a manner that is
consistent with the vision and priorities defined to date, including the April 2009

Purpose of the Event: The purpose of this meeting is to provide a status update, and to hear from you at this critical juncture, prior to proceeding with a draft final policy framework.


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