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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

Mark your calendars! Important community consultation on January 20, 2021.

The hugely busy Davisville area is seeing another development proposal, this time at 185 Balliol. Come to a virtual community consultation on January 20, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. to learn more.     185 Balliol Public Notice (002)

Davisville Village Planning – Town Hall Meeting

HOSTED BY COUNCILLOR MATLOW (Tuesday, Dec 8 at 6:30 pm)   Please find below an invite from City Councillor Matlow to all residents in the Davisville apartment neighbourhood and the immediate adjacent area to attend an important DAVISVILLE VILLAGE PLANNING meeting. In addition to our Councillor and his staff, various City Planning groups will attend (Community Planning, Parks). City Transportation Services staff, who can answer questions about future construction will be there as will SERRA. … Read more

November 2020 Newsletter

  Read about what is happening in our neighbourhood in our latest newsletter.   Please click here: November 2020 Newsletter  

Virtual Town Hall 2020 – Invitation to Non-Members

If you are not a current member of SERRA, we would ask you to pre-register for the Town Hall at the following link. When: Nov 19, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Topic: SERRA AGM/Town Hall Virtual Meeting Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_caSK-6VcSomoxS3inZcv_A If you are unable to pre-register, you may join the Town Hall meeting at 7:00 p.m. Here is the link to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82387651823 Questions related to … Read more