OPA 405 and Bill 108 Background information and recent news articles – June 2019

Below are some links to recent news articles. Please note that subscription to the news source may be required:   Toronto Star Article by Jennifer Pagliaro, June 5th, 2019:  Province overrules Toronto on plans for midtown, downtown to allow taller, denser towers   Toronto Star Article by Jennifer Pagliaro, June 7, 2019 Province’s planning changes leave future of Toronto community building up in the air   Gregg Lintern’s Report: Ministry’s Approval with Modifications of Official … Read moreOPA 405 and Bill 108 Background information and recent news articles – June 2019

SERRA Residents – ACT NOW! Ontario Bill 108

More Homes, More Choices? Instead it’s RESTORING THE OMB AND MUCH WORSE   The Ontario Government introduced Bill 108, an omnibus piece of legislation, that is really 13 bills in one, which threatens existing and well considered municipal and provincial planning acts. Here are the major changes that will hit cities like Toronto and especially neighbourhoods like Yonge Eglinton and Davisville very hard! 1) The OMB is back (but made even worse)! With the return … Read moreSERRA Residents – ACT NOW! Ontario Bill 108

Davisville Apartment Neighbourhood Survey

WHAT DO WE NEED TO KEEP THIS A GREAT COMMUNITY? WE NEED YOUR INPUT! If you are in the Davisville area, SERRA has asked me to include a survey for you to fill out related to the proposed developments in the Davisville Apartment Neighbourhood. As you are likely aware, the neighbourhood is currently facing 8 new developments at 265 Balliol, 155 Balliol, 22 Balliol, 30 Merton, 140 Merton, 274 Merton, 141 Davisville and 1951 Yonge. … Read moreDavisville Apartment Neighbourhood Survey

Invitation to Minister Clark to join us for a walk around our neighbourhood – May 2019

The following letter was sent to Minister Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. We are inviting Minister Clark to join us for a walk in our nieghbourhood, to witness the impact development has had in our community.   May 23, 2019 Dear Minister Clark, We are representatives of a group of Residents’ Associations located in the greater Yonge-Eglinton area of Toronto. We urge you to accept this invitation to join us for a … Read moreInvitation to Minister Clark to join us for a walk around our neighbourhood – May 2019

Neighbourhood Character Guidelines

A pilot project to establish design guidelines for a mature urban neighbourhood has been recently completed in the Long Branch area. This area faces many similar challenges to those in SERRA. To find out more about the results of this study, click here. The Long Branch Neighbourhood Character Guidelines aim to ensure that future development within this community is undertaken in a manner which is sensitive and generally consistent with the existing physical character of … Read moreNeighbourhood Character Guidelines

Community consultation meeting for 1408-1420 Bayview Avenue – Monday, May 6, 2019

The City of Toronto is hosting a Community Consultation meeting for the planning application regarding 1408-1420 Bayview Avenue. Everyone is invited to attend.  Come to the meeting to see the plans and get information about this development on Bayview Avenue.  Have your voice heard.  Bring neighbours and interested friends. Please click here to read the notice.   Meeting details:  Date: Monday, May 6, 2019 Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Location: Greenwood College School, 443 … Read moreCommunity consultation meeting for 1408-1420 Bayview Avenue – Monday, May 6, 2019

Get your free tree or shrub at our Tree for Me event – Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Keeping it green Time to start thinking about our gardens! Register now to receive up to two free trees or shrubs and then come to the SERRA Tree For Me event on May 28 at the Davisville Farmers’ Market to pick them up. Register and review the online tools to help you select the trees or shrubs that will fit the conditions of your property. Residents living in an apartment or condo building can receive … Read moreGet your free tree or shrub at our Tree for Me event – Tuesday, May 28, 2019

The North Toronto Historical Society – Guest Speaker Series

The North Toronto Historical Society has guest speakers every month. Meetings are held on the last Wednesday of the month at Northern District Library, 40 Orchard View Blvd., 2nd Floor.   Please click here for details as dates and events may change. North Toronto Historical Society Monthly Meetings / January to May 2019 January 30, 2019 – Memories of the Womens College Hospital School of Nursing Womens College Hospital (WCH) archivist, Heather Gardiner, will introduce the history of nursing education in … Read moreThe North Toronto Historical Society – Guest Speaker Series