Tall Homes

Residents Achieve First Win at TLAB!

Homeowners wishing to develop a residential property may request a minor variance from the city’s planning bylaws through the Committee of Adjustment. In the past, if the application was refused, the owner would appeal this decision to the OMB. As of this summer the OMB no longer acts as the

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Just Published! City of Toronto Good Neighbour Guide

SERRA and other resident association volunteers have worked with the City of Toronto to help create a new reference guide for residents to use when they have questions about nearby infill (new home or renovation) construction projects in their neighbourhood. The Good Neighbour Guide will help answer many questions. Here

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Construction Initiatives

Each year, SERRA residents and members are asked to fill in a survey at Annual General Meeting, and construction always appears near the top of the list of key concerns. Early in 2016, SERRA administered an electronic survey with our active members to help us to gather more information on

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Getting to Know the City of Toronto – Committee of Adjustment

The City of Toronto recently produced a short 8 page brochure that provides an excellent introduction to the Committee of Adjustment process. The brochure has been printed in a glossy fold-out format and is not yet available on-line. You may contact the councillor or visit the Committee of Adjustment to get a

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Getting Ready For Your First Committee of Adjustment Hearing

The  SERRA region is experiencing rapid infill residential development and nearby neighbours may receive an invitation to participate in their first Committee of Adjustment hearing. Al Kivi, a member of the SERRA board has attended many Committee of Adjustment hearings and has assisted SERRA residents to prepare to participate in these hearings.

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585 Hillsdale Ave. project stopped for now

SERRA supported a group of 50 well-organized residents to support their win at 585 Hillsdale. The proposed development application was to tear down a small apartment building, sever the lot and build two very large Tall Homes. The Committee of Adjustment disapproved the proposal. We just learned the developer is

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Tall Homes Comparison

GROSS FLOOR AREA IS INTENDED TO LIMIT THE SIZE OF BUILDINGS However, by positioning the main floor on top of an integral garage, you get a much larger building with the same official amount of Gross Floor Area as a smaller house without the extra floor. BOTH TOP AND BOTTOM

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