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15 Point List of Traffic Safety Action Items for the Y-E Area

On November 25, 2019 Councillors Jaye Robinson, Josh Matlow and Mike Colle hosted a Midtown Town Hall meeting about road safety in the Yonge and Eglinton area.

SERRA created a 15 point list of traffic safety action items for the Y-E area. The list was created with input from the local residents’ associations and was sent to each Councillor.

Click here to read the 15 Point Y&E Road Safety Plan.

In addition, we are opposing the recent provincially mandated increases in midtown tower heights and densities (under Official Planning Act 405 and Bill 108), since it will prolong construction mayhem till the latter part of the twenty-twenties.

Since the 2016 Canada Census, our midtown area has witnessed 21,100 new housing units for approximately 35,000 new residents within a 1 1/4 km radius of Y-E (completed, approved but not yet completed and in the final approval cycle). As a result of these newly announced provincially permitted heights and densities, we expect another major push for yet more development, which will lead to one of the densest communities in North America and one that is not matched to our transportation infrastructure, so creating worsening long-term community safety and livability issues. There are also issues with school capacity, etc. leading to extensive school busing, further creating unsafe conditions.

We absolutely need our Honourable Provincial Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Steve Clark visit Midtown, to view our condition and to modify the provincial Official Planning Act 405 and Bill 108.

Recent media coverage can be found here:

Angry Midtown residents demand action from city in making streets safer

Community discusses LRT, high-rise assault on safe roads

MIDTOWN RESIDENTS CALL FOR SAFER ROAD CONDITIONS AT YONGE AND EGLINTON – NOVEMBER 26 2019 Posted on November 26, 2019 by Zoomer Radio Podcast

Community Bulletin #1 – The Roehampton Residence and 55 – 65 Broadway (Temporary Shelters in Midtown)

  From: Roehampton Residence <clc.roehampton.residence@gmail.com> Subject: Community Bulletin 1 on The Roehampton Residence and 55-65 Broadway Date: August 11, 2020 at 7:44:27 PM EDT To: Roehampton Residence <clc.roehampton.residence@gmail.com> Cc: SSHA Homeless <SSHA.Homeless@toronto.ca>   Hello, Thank you for submitting your comment and/or questions regarding the Roehampton Residence (the temporary shelter activated to support physical distancing in response to COVID-19 at 808 Roehampton Avenue and the interim housing site at 55/65). You are receiving this email because … Read more Community Bulletin #1 – The Roehampton Residence and 55 – 65 Broadway (Temporary Shelters in Midtown)

August 19, 2020 Important Community Update

The Roehampton Hotel is now being used as a temporary homeless residence. What does that mean for the community? Residents are invited to join a Community Engagement Session on August 19 from 6-8 p.m. to discuss the opening of the Roehampton Residence with City Staff. Below is the flyer with information about the Meeting, which will be held via phone call. The link to the online session and the call-in number will be available at … Read more August 19, 2020 Important Community Update

Spring Newsletter (April 2020)

Read our Spring 2020 newsletter by clicking on this link:  Spring 2020 Newsletter

SERRA’s 2020 AGM postponed

Due to COVID-19 we have postponed our 2020 AGM. The SERRA AGM was originally scheduled for May 11th, 2020, however due to social distancing requirements we cannot accommodate a meeting at this time. The new date for our AGM will be announced as soon as possible.