Tall/Midrise Development

18 Brownlow – Notice of Public Meeting January 17, 2018

January 19. 2018 update: Thanks to everyone who came to the public consultation meeting. Read the news article in the South Bayview Bulldog by clicking here. Note: This revised application is for 174-188 Soudan Ave and 71-73 Redpath Ave.

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Tall/Mid-Rise development; How big a deal is development in our area? (Nov 2017)

City planning stated that the Y-E Centre ranks among the densest communities in Canada. At the Y-E centre the population (from a 2016 base)  is expected to grow by more than 100% (from 20K to 44K) and in the Y-E Secondary Plan area by more than 50% (from 61K to

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Midtown in Focus Study – A 25-year plan for our neighbourhoods

In response to the significant growth and intensification in our area, in 2015 city planning initiated a comprehensive planning review of midtown. The initiative was sponsored by the three area councillors, including terrific support from our councillor, Josh Matlow. The proposed plan sets out a 25-year vision for midtown and

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SERRA in the News

“The OMB’s Reign is over” – June 2017 North Toronto Post, Post City Magazine Post City Magazines asked a panel to comment on the announcement of the OMB reform. To read the feature on the digital North Toronto Post Magazine, click here  and turn to page 17.

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Midtown In Focus Update – June 2017

Many residents attended the June 3, 2017 Midtown In Focus workshop. Read about it in the June 8, 2017 article in the Town Crier. The Midtown In Focus Study is a City of Toronto initiative with the goal of proactively looking at how growth can be achieved and positively contribute to the vitality and

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SERRA’s Legal Defence Fund

Would you consider supporting our efforts? In the SERRA area alone over the last few years there have been 18 large scale development applications (20 tall towers, 3 mid-rise and 2 schools). 4 developments are completed (5 towers and 1 school) 4 developments are under construction process ( 3 towers and

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DAVISVILLE SCHOOL AREA – HUGE NEW DEVELOPMENT PLANNED

A huge new development by The Times Group is planned for 1951 Yonge Street (NE corner Yonge-Davisville) next to the Davisville School. ARE WE SEEING A REPEAT OF THE DEVELOPMENT ISSUES FACED BY THE PARENTS OF THE JOHN FISHER SCHOOL, where a 35-storey tower is planned right next to a

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18 Brownlow – SERRA takes aim at this inappropriate development

It’s Official! SERRA and TSCC2120 (aka 83 Redpath and the Redpath townhomes) have now joined forces as one (strong) PARTY at the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB). We have hired a municipal lawyer and an urban planner with extensive experience at the OMB. In fact, our lawyer recently opposed the developer

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Update on the Condo Development at 1674-1684 Bayview Avenue

A win for the community! For the past two and half years, SERRA has been working hard to get the best possible development for this site. The original proposal called for a 9-storey building that we felt represented over-development of the site and serious and potentially precedent-setting encroachment into the

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January 2017 Update on Tall & Mid-Rise Developments

Unprecedented development and growth in the SERRA area are continuing with 12 large developments under construction and 6 in the approval or pre-approval stage, of which 3 have been appealed by the developers to the OMB. If all are completed, they will add about 6,500 residential units to the SERRA neighbourhood

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