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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 the province to the Midtown in Focus Plan (allowing much higher towers and at more locations). If and when those 8 developments were to be completed, we forecast the neighbourhood to grow to 15,000 residents (2016 Canada Census was 9.000 residents).

In addition we have identified another 16 locations in that neighbourhood, where tall buildings could be proposed and we are aware that a number of those locations will see applications in the near future.

SERRA has opposed most of these developments as currently proposed and has registered as a “party” at the OMB appeals for 5 applications (along with the TDSB). Our strategy has been to 1) request that the OMB review the cumulative impact of the concurrent applications in the neighbourhood (vs only the “site specific impacts”) and 2) to request that additional community services and facilities be provided directly by the developer, via Section 37 and 42 provisions or as part of the City capital budget.

We would like to make sure that we receive input from the residents in the community about what they perceive as the community “needs” and for that purpose have developed a short survey:

Click here for the Davisville Apartment Neighbourhood Survey

 

SERRA’s 2020 AGM postponed

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

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