We would like to acknowledge the work of the Toronto Aviation Noise Group (T.A.N.G) and encourage residents to get involved and support their efforts. T.A.N.G. is tirelessly advocating on your behalf. Please click here to visit the TANG website.
Starting in March 2018 there will be several public consultation and information meetings where NAV Canada and the GTAA will provide information and ask for feedback about changes to the night-time flight paths, preferred runway plans and summer runway plan. There are 2 daytime sessions scheduled for March 3rd and April 7th, 2018. In addition, the same information will be available during evening sessions at a number of other locations. There is a session in Leaside scheduled for April 12th, 2018, however residents are welcome to attend any of the public meetings, regardless of the location. Please note: Registration for these meetings is recommended.
For more details on what will be presented at the meetings and to see a list of dates, times and locations, please click here to visit the Toronto Pearson website.
To read about the 6 ideas regarding noise mitigation, click here.
To see what is flying overhead in near realtime (using software called WebTrak) and / or to register an aviation noise complaint click here.
The following notice is from the Toronto Star (Saturday February 17, 2018).
Thanks to Cathie Macdonald, Co-Chair of the Federation of North Toronto Residents Associations and Member, Toronto Noise Coalition for providing this update.
The Noise Bylaw Review Update report will be on the agenda at the next meeting of the Licensing and Standards Committee, April 10, 2018.
The agenda for this meeting, and the Staff Noise report will be available on April 3, 2018 at this link. Please check back on April 3rd the see the agenda and to read the report.
Respond to the staff report, if possible, but also let the Licensing and Standards Committee know the noise problems you encounter and demand a new noise bylaw for Torontonians that protects our health from excessive noise. Best practices, such as the New York City Noise Code, show how this can be done.
We recommend that you:
· PLAN TO ATTEND THE APRIL 10 MEETING – Committee Room 1 at City Hall starting at 9.30. The agenda, available May 3, may provide a specific time slot for the item.
· MAKE A DEPUTATION – advise the Committee Clerk that you wish to speak to the item, by noon on Monday, April 9 by email: email@example.com or phone 416-397-4592), or
· EMAIL A LETTER TO firstname.lastname@example.org addressed to the Committee Chair, Cesar Palacio, and members Jon Burnside, Glenn De Baeremaker, Frank Di Giorgio, Jim Karygannis and Frances Nunziata.
For More Information: Read the brief PRESENTATION (June 26, 2017) that the Toronto Noise Coalition made to the City’s Noise Working Group. This presentation provides our Action Plan for effective noise regulation.
As of February 16, 2018 – SERRA has been advised that this meeting (see below) has been cancelled. We will provide an update once more information is made available. Please visit the Toronto Noise Coalition website to find out more about this important initiative.
Feb 17, 2017 update: (Please see the note above – this meeting has been rescheduled to April 10, 2018)
More information from the Toronto Noise Coalition:
We have just learned that the City has cancelled the February 26th Licensing and Standards Committee meeting that was to consider changes to the Noise By-law. No reasons have been given and we have no information about the re-scheduling but expect it will not be until April.
We will notify you when we have more details.
We have received many responses, from across the City, to our February 12th email detailing many noise problems disrupting peoples lives, studies, and businesses.
We encourage you all to write City Council detailing your complaints.
Ask them for better noise control and enforcement! If you address your comments to “the Mayor and Members of Council” and send it to email@example.com it will be distributed to all Council Members. They need to hear about the problems!
Read the brief PRESENTATION (June 26, 2017) that the Toronto Noise Coalition made to the city’s Noise Working Group.
This presentation provides our Action Plan for effective noise regulation.
If you want more details, read the TNC RESPONSE to the city’s report of the Noise Working Group (January 31, 2018).
Join the Toronto Noise Coalition Mailing List
Feb 12, 2018 update:
A notice from the Toronto Noise Coalition:
I If you care about noise levels in Toronto, please be aware and save the date
February 26, 2018 ( Note: this meeting has been cancelled) Please see the note above – this meeting has been rescheduled to April 10, 2018
Licensing and Standards Committee meeting
Toronto City Hall
Toronto’s antiquated and inadequate regulations are being revised. Progress reports will be provided 10 days before the meeting.
Instead of addressing the real problem and the real issues with new approaches, the City is proposing to tinker with the existing by-law and to do away with needed safeguards. Noise complaints have increased over 300%. For example, the latest proposal permits amplified sound of 85dB (like a diesel train) in your home and unlimited daytime construction noise.
WHY SHOULD YOU CARE?
Reports of the Toronto Board of Health and World Health Organization that show the evidence of the health risk of excessive noise is clear! Leading cities like New York have shown that effective noise regulation improves economic development while protecting health.
WHAT DO WE NEED TO DO?
On February 26, we need to ensure that the City will change its bylaw development process to:
Stop tinkering with out of date thinking!
Abandon the proposed 2016 by-law as a base!
Learn from applicable forward thinking best practice!
Hire experts in the field to help get this important work done!
Allocate sufficient budget!
Did you miss this open house? You can still submit your input by taking this survey. Click here for the survey.
YOUR MIDTOWN URBAN VISION FOR THE NEXT 30 YEARS
City Planning MIDTOWN IN FOCUS (MIF)
OPEN HOUSE with WORKSHOPS (to read the notice click here)
WE NEED YOU!
SATURDAY, FEB. 10 – 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
NORTH TORONTO COLLEGIATE, 17 Broadway Ave.
10:30-11:30: Proposed Secondary Plan / Parks and Public Realm
11:45-12:45: Community Services and Facilities / Transportation
1:15- 2:15: Proposed Secondary Plan / Parks and Public Realm / Community Services and Facilities / Transportation
If you would like more information click here.
We are a growing community! Y-E Centre alone is expected to grow by 100%+ and the surrounding area by 50%+.
City Planning, along with Councillor Josh Matlow and groups like SERRA have spent the last few years crafting a comprehensive and detailed new planning blueprint, including all the SERRA neighbourhoods.
LAND-USE AND BUILT FORM
(what can be build and where)
– Residential, office and retail
(enough pipes and wires?)
(schools, recreation centres, daycare, libraries, social and cultural services)
– parks, open spaces, streetscapes
MOBILITY / TRANSPORTATION
(recognizing our past)
The new plan recognizes 23 distinct character areas
(but with no changes planned to residential low-rise neighbourhoods).
What’s YOUR VISION for your “neighbourhood”? Here is your chance to tell City Planning.
Click here to read the full city of Toronto Midtown in Focus (MIF) report.
To see the City of Toronto background documents click here
Feb 4, 2018 Update:
More than 100 people attended the community meeting to share ideas on how to save the Regent Theatre. Thanks to Councillor Matlow for taking the lead on this important initiative and for his support. Click here to read the Streeter.ca article about the community meeting. We will share more information once it is made available.
The Regent Theatre on Mount Pleasant is for sale and there is concern about the future of this historic building. Councillor Josh Matlow is hosting a community meeting on January 22 to explore some creative options to preserve this iconic site. Please come and help Save the Regent Theatre. Together we can make a difference.
Click here to read the CBC Toronto news article from January 22, 2018
Thanks to everyone who came out to the public consultation meeting.
Read the South Bayview Bulldog article by clicking here.
Note: This revised application is for 174-188 Soudan Ave and 71-73 Redpath Ave.
18 BROWNLOW DEVELOPMENT PUBLIC MEETING
We need your voice. Your opinion counts!
There’s a new proposal – ONE HUGE TOWER OF 24 STOREYS!
Date: Wednesday January 17, 2018, Time: 6:30 PM, Location: BEST WESTERN HOTEL, (808 Mt Pleasant Rd, north of Eglinton)
ONE TOWER, BUT MAX 14 STOREYS (PER NEW CITY PLANNING RULES + TO SET PRECEDENT FOR A NEW 25 STOREY TOWER NEXT BLOCK)
NO DEALS LIKE HEIGHT for other CONCESSIONS
(11 LILLIAN DEVELOPMENT SACRIFICED HEIGHT FOR A GREEN STRIP)
NO FUTURE APPLICATION for a 2ND TOWER on this SOUDAN BLOCK
Tower SETBACK at Redpath of 12.8 metres MAINTAINED (to create a green, open space at the corner of Redpath/Soudan)
Minimum 5 metres separation between 83 REDPATH TOWNHOMES & DEVELOPMENT (garage)