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Invitation to Minister Clark to join us for a walk around our neighbourhood – May 2019

The following letter was sent to Minister Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. We are inviting Minister Clark to join us for a walk in our nieghbourhood, to witness the impact development has had in our community.

 

May 23, 2019

Dear Minister Clark,

We are representatives of a group of Residents’ Associations located in the greater Yonge-Eglinton area of Toronto.

We urge you to accept this invitation to join us for a walk around our neighbourhood to witness the real-life impacts of the rampant development that has/is taking place in our community.

This would give you an opportunity to experience, first-hand, what tens of thousands of Ontario residents experience every day – before you make your decision regarding OPA 405 Midtown in Focus.

What you will see here will show you why we residents so sorely need the good planning principles Midtown in Focus has put in place and why local voters are so keen to see it become law.

The decision date (June 6) is looming but we will do everything possible to accommodate your schedule.

To arrange this vital community tour, kindly respond to Geri Berholz at geriberholz@rogers.com or by calling 416-720-1638.

 

Respectfully,

Geri Berholz and Terrence O’Sullivan, Co-Chairs Republic Residents’ Association (RRA)

Meraj Ahmed, President, Quantum Owners & Residents Association (QuORA)

Andy Gort, President, South Eglinton Ratepayers’ and Residents’ Association (SERRA)

Tom Cohen, Chair, Eglinton Park Residents’ Association (EPRA)

David Dumoulin, 900 Mount Pleasant Condo Corporation: Northeast Quadrant Alliance

Jane Fitzwilliam, West Keewatin Neighbours

Ronni Bharadwaj, 14-16 Elvina Gardens

Renée Sylvestre-Williams, 7 Broadway Ave. Residents’ Group

David McMahon, President, The Oriole Park Association

Maureen Kapral, Vice-President, Lytton Park Residents’ Organization (LPRO)

Jim Baker, President, Avenue Road Eglinton Community Association (ARECA)

 

OPA 405 and Bill 108 Background information and recent news articles – June 2019

Below are some links to recent news articles. Please note that subscription to the news source may be required:   Toronto Star Article by Jennifer Pagliaro, June 5th, 2019:  Province overrules Toronto on plans for midtown, downtown to allow taller, denser towers   Toronto Star Article by Jennifer Pagliaro, June 7, 2019 Province’s planning changes leave future of Toronto community building up in the air   Gregg Lintern’s Report: Ministry’s Approval with Modifications of Official … Read moreOPA 405 and Bill 108 Background information and recent news articles – June 2019

SERRA Residents – ACT NOW! Ontario Bill 108

More Homes, More Choices? Instead it’s RESTORING THE OMB AND MUCH WORSE   The Ontario Government introduced Bill 108, an omnibus piece of legislation, that is really 13 bills in one, which threatens existing and well considered municipal and provincial planning acts. Here are the major changes that will hit cities like Toronto and especially neighbourhoods like Yonge Eglinton and Davisville very hard! 1) The OMB is back (but made even worse)! With the return … Read moreSERRA Residents – ACT NOW! Ontario Bill 108

Invitation to Minister Clark to join us for a walk around our neighbourhood – May 2019

The following letter was sent to Minister Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. We are inviting Minister Clark to join us for a walk in our nieghbourhood, to witness the impact development has had in our community.   May 23, 2019 Dear Minister Clark, We are representatives of a group of Residents’ Associations located in the greater Yonge-Eglinton area of Toronto. We urge you to accept this invitation to join us for a … Read moreInvitation to Minister Clark to join us for a walk around our neighbourhood – May 2019

CALL TO ACTION – New Plan for Midtown needs your help

SERRA Area Residents … CALL TO ACTION!! Whether condo, apartment or low-rise residents, all of us have been watching in horror the never-ending development and construction in the Yonge & Eglinton area … some 21,000 new apartments/condos. Now development is spreading to Davisville and along our main streets of Bayview, Yonge and Mount Pleasant. We are all worried about subway overcrowding, schools overcapacity, loss of green space, lack of community amenities such as affordable daycare and … Read moreCALL TO ACTION – New Plan for Midtown needs your help