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NoToBrownlow.com website up and running

Have you been following the NoToBrownlow campaign?

SERRA has formed a Party to fight this development at the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB). Here are some of the key points:

  • The north side of Soudan and part of Redpath Avenue have been purchased by a developer who plans to put up two 24-storey rental towers on a four-story podium that will stretch along the north side of Soudan Avenue from Redpath to Brownlow Avenues – and abutting the townhouses on Redpath.
  • The development represents more than 360 rental units, but with insufficient provision of parking and little regard for traffic flow and shadow impact.
  • The City has designated part of the site for parkland dedication, which the development has not adequately addressed.
  • This development offers no appropriate transition to the low rise houses on the south side of Soudan and the townhomes on Redpath. On the Soudan side there will be a massive three-storey podium – almost a wall — across the street from modest two-storey homes. On Redpath, one of the towers will be directly abutting the townhomes. And on Brownlow one of the towers will directly block the existing rental building at 18 Brownlow, owned by the same developer.

The City is strongly opposed to this development and is a Party, along with SERRA, at the full 9-day OMB hearing beginning July 31st.

SERRA has had to hire a lawyer and planner to help us fight this development. Working with professionals at the OMB costs money – a lot of money!

We’ve set up a website with more information and encouragement to donate.

Go to our website notobrownlow.com and hit the Donate button.

 

Public Consultation Meeting – 18 Brownlow (January 17, 2018)

January 19, 2018 Update: 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! City planning wants COMMUNITY input Date: Wednesday January 17, 2018, Time: 6:30 PM, Location: BEST WESTERN HOTEL, (808 … Read more Public Consultation Meeting – 18 Brownlow (January 17, 2018)

18 Brownlow – Making progress but the fight continues ….

November 2017 Update with pictures included at the end of the update below: It’s hard to believe, but this development has been at the OMB for more than TWO years now and we aren’t even at a stage yet of a full Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) hearing, where both sides put forth their arguments about “good development” (now scheduled for May, 2018). Instead it has been about procedural issues of the developer NOT complying with city planning … Read more 18 Brownlow – Making progress but the fight continues ….

SERRA’s No To Brownlow Yardsale on CBC News

Toronto neighbourhood group needs $65K to fight against developers …so it’s holding a yard sale South Eglinton Ratepayers’ and Residents’ Association needs at least $65K to go to OMB A neighbourhood group in north Toronto is organizing a yard sale on Saturday hoping to raise the tens of thousands of dollars it needs to help pay for its three-year fight against a proposed condo development in the area. The South Eglinton Ratepayers’ and Residents’ Association … Read more SERRA’s No To Brownlow Yardsale on CBC News

More than 75 people turn out for June 6, 2017 NoToBrownlow Town Hall Meeting

More than 75 residents attended the NoTo Brownlow Town Hall Meeting at the Church of the Transfiguration on Tuesday June 6, 2017. Councillor Josh Matlow, SERRA president Andy Gort, SERRA Vice President Jane Auster, and NoToBrownlow “hood hawks” leader Barry Marshall provided an update on the development application at 18 Brownlow Ave / 200 Soudan Ave. The NoToBrownlow group shared information about how residents can stay informed: visit NotoBrownlow.com, Like their Facebook Page or follow @NoToBrownlow on Twitter. We would like … Read more More than 75 people turn out for June 6, 2017 NoToBrownlow Town Hall Meeting