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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

Davisville Neighbourhood Survey Results (2019)

In September 2019, with the help of Terry Mills, Arris Strategy Studio, our SERRA Tall/Mid-rise WG team prepared a Davisville Neighbourhood Survey. The survey was our way of gathering information from residents about various services and facilities and if they view them as a “Must Have” or lower priority. The survey questions and graphics prepared by Terry Mills were used on the survey boards we had provided at the SERRA Annual General Meeting, in May … Read more Davisville Neighbourhood Survey Results (2019)

City to launch pilot to enhance safety and mobility around construction hot spots

City of Toronto Media Relations has issued the following: ========================================== News Release November 15, 2019 City to launch pilot to enhance safety and mobility around construction hot spots On December 2, the City of Toronto will launch a new pilot project to reduce the impacts of construction, improve road safety and keep traffic moving around “construction hubs” – areas in the city with a dense concentration of construction activity. The Construction Hub Coordination Pilot is … Read more City to launch pilot to enhance safety and mobility around construction hot spots

Tragic traffic accident at Yonge Street and Erskine Avenue on September 10, 2019

On Tuesday September 10, 2019 a traffic accident involving a cement truck claimed the life of a 54 year old woman who was crossing the street at Yonge Street and Erksine Avenue in Toronto. Our community was shocked and saddened, but unfortunately, not surprised that this tragedy happened so close to home due to the heavy construction activity on our local streets. . The victim of this tragic accident is Evangeline Lauroza. A growing memorial … Read more Tragic traffic accident at Yonge Street and Erskine Avenue on September 10, 2019

Davisville Apartment Neighbourhood Survey

WHAT DO WE NEED TO KEEP THIS A GREAT COMMUNITY? WE NEED YOUR INPUT! 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. Those projects might not all proceed as currently proposed, but it is very likely that something tall will be built at each of those locations, especially with the response of … Read more Davisville Apartment Neighbourhood Survey