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James N. Parakh

Urban Design Manager

Toronto Transit Commission

HQ Phone:  (416) 393-4000

Direct Phone: (416) ***-****direct phone

Email: j***@***.ca

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Toronto Transit Commission

1900 Yonge Street

Toronto, Ontario,M4S 1Z2

Canada

Company Description

The TTC continued to make an operating profit until 1972 when, under political pressure from the suburban majority on council, the TTC eliminated its fare zone system which previously obliged suburban residents to pay an additional fare. By the late 1980s, the...more

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Employment History

Toronto Public Health


Affiliations

City of Ottawa's

Member of the Urban Design Review Panel


American Institute of Architecture Students Inc

Jury Member


Web References(46 Total References)


City of Toronto: Yonge-Eglinton Centre Review

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James Parakh, Senior Urban DesignerEmail: jparakh@toronto.caPhone: 416-392-1139


Speakers' Biographies

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James Parakh - Urban Design Manager, City of Toronto Planning Division, Canada
James Parakh is a Licensed Architect and the Manager of Urban Design for Toronto and East York District, City of Toronto Planning Division. During the past decade, Mr. Parakh has led the urban design studio that has helped guide the review of all development in Downtown Toronto and surrounding urban areas. Mr. Parakh also has experience working in the private sector as an urban designer, project designer and project architect for both national and international projects. He is the recipient of numerous awards and has received an Ontario Association of Architects Award in 2008. He has recently led the initiative to launch Toronto's Privately Owned Public Spaces (POPS) branding.


CTBUH New York 2015 | CTBUH New York 2015

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James Parakh
Urban Design Manager City of Toronto Planning Department


Private Parkettes Are No Substitute for Real Public Space

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The owner of the space is permitted to hire private security to monitor the POPS, but it is not required by the City, according to the City's urban design manager, James Parakh.
"We do believe that they do add a lot of value to urban living," Parakh told Torontoist. "They augment our Parks system by adding much needed additional green space in our urban areas," Parakh wrote in an email. "The way they are designed is reviewed by the planning department at the time of site plan application. They are often designed with added greenery and outdoor seating to be used by the general public." There are instances where POPS add to the City's parkland. Clover Hill Park, which is currently under construction, will be a public park and a POPS, Parakh said. "The reason we added older POPS (not signed) on the map is so the public can know that they are publicly accessible," Parakh said. "When it comes to demonstrations and protests taking place on POPS in Toronto, there are specific instances when a group or individual can be removed from the space, according to terms of many POPS agreements, which includes unlawful activity causing damage to property, noise, etc.," Parakh said. Surveillance cameras are something that a condominium corporation or office building may choose to use, which is something that "varies," Parakh said. There is nothing in the POPS guidelines that says surveillance cameras are not permitted on site, he said. Matlow says he has never heard a single concern from residents about surveillance at POPS in the city. "If there is private security by the adjacent condo, they would simply just be addressing whether it be criminal activity or behaviour that I think any reasonable person would object to, just like you would in a public park," he said. Filed under josh matlow, St. James Park, accessibility, Angela Robertson, gentrification, harm reduction, homelessness, James Parakh, Jennifer Keesmaat, Occupy Wall-Street, opioid crisis, Parkdale, POPS, poverty, Privately Owned Publicly Accessible Spaces, surveillance, Toronto Public Health


Industry Endorsement | CTBUH 2017 Conference

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James Parakh,Urban Design Manager, City of Toronto Planning Department


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