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


Community Consultation – 537 Eglinton Avenue East

This application proposes to amend City of Toronto Zoning By-law to permit a 23-storey (72.6 metre) high residential building with a 7-storey base building that measures 23.1 metres in height. The proposal contains a total of 128 dwelling units and a total gross floor area of 9,073 square metres, resulting in a density of 16.58 times the lot area. A total of 37 vehicular parking spaces are proposed in two levels of underground parking. City … Read more

The Midtown Working Group asks local residents to support the new vision for Canada Square development.

A new Midtown Town Centre vision for the Canada Square site at Yonge and Eglinton has been developed by the Midtown Working Group and endorsed by Midtown Councillors Josh Matlow, Mike Colle and Jaye Robinson. This vision is a once-in-a-century legacy city-building opportunity on City-owned land, for what will soon be the second most significant transit hub – right in the middle of Toronto. The Town Centre will provide sorely needed education, childcare, affordable housing, … Read more

How to make a submission to City Council and Committees – Instruction Guide

We have had many questions related to how to make a submission to the scheduled meetings for Canada Square. Council and committee meetings are scheduled with a system called TMMIS that can be found on the City’s website or just type ‘TMMIS’ into Google search. So we have prepared a quick tutorial. Read the instruction Guide here  

The Future of Yonge and Eglinton’s Canada Square: Supporting Midtown Existing and Future Residents’ Quality of Life

City Planning has completed its Special Study Area Report with Guiding Principles following working group meetings with residents’ groups supported by an inter-Divisional staff team.   You can find a copy of the planning department’s report at this link: Get Report For Action   Next Steps The Zoning By-law Amendment application for the Canada Square site was submitted to the City on December 21, 2020. The community consultation process with the broader community was put … Read more