544 King Street West
Since the April 30th Community Consultation Meeting, the Brant Street School and its parents have formed a strong advocacy group. They hosted a meeting at the School property on the morning of June 15th to which the Developers (Allied and Great Gulf), City Planning, the TDSB (Toronto District School Board), and GDNA representatives were invited to meet with the Principal, teachers, parents and LOTS of children.
We did a walkabout both inside and outside the school with discussions about light and greenery. But the highlight of the meeting was a presentation by the children who had built models of what was being proposed and then various models of what they thought would be preferable solutions … complete with a high powered lamp which could be raised up and down on a pole (thereby changing the light’s angle) to represent different seasons and time of day and thus to demonstrate the effect of shadow on each of their options.
One of the parents involved was also a contributor to NOW magazine … and this is her description of that same June 15th meeting.