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Please support the growth plan for our community and write to Queen’s Park – Until November 29, 2018

Write to the Minister in support of (OPA 405) Midtown In Focus.

 

Our community deserves responsible growth!

In July, after 3 years of consultations, workshops and reviews, City Council approved a new planning blueprint for our Y-E area called “Midtown In Focus” (MIF).

As we learned with the redrafting of our city ward boundaries, the provincial government has almost total power over municipal matters and so, the MIF Proposal has to be approved by the provincial Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. The MIF was submitted to the province as Official Plan Amendment (OPA) 405.

The province has its own processes and is now conducting public consultation on OPA 405 until November 29, 2018 through a posting on the Ontario government’s Environmental Bill of Rights registry. The good part is that your voice will be heard.

It is very important that you demonstrate your support for our community. Tell the Minister that for too long, provincial rules have favoured developers over people. Please let him know that this plan needs to be approved so that growth occurs much more responsibly and to ensure that:

  • Social services such as childcare, seniors’ supports, and youth recreation programs are in place to support residents’ quality of life
  • Green space, public squares, community centres, are provided to make Yonge-Eglinton a more liveable neighbourhood
  • Hard infrastructure, such as pipes and wires, are adequate to make our community work in the long term
  • New transit options, including single-fare express buses on major north-south routes, are created to relieve pressure on the overcrowded Yonge subway line

 

To read our letter the the Minister please click on this link.

How to have your voice heard:

Please submit your comments online by following the directions provided here: Please click here … Support your Community!

You can then email the same comments directly to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Steve Clark, at minister.mah@ontario.ca

You may also submit your comments by writing directly to:

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
Municipal Services Division
Municipal Services Office – Central Ontario
777 Bay Street, Floor 13
Toronto ON, M5G 2E5

Town Hall and panel discussions on community safety – November 25, 2018

There are two community safety meetings being held on Sunday November 25th, 2018; one for Toronto St. Paul’s and one for Don Valley West. Please refer to the posters below for details . St. Paul’s panel discussion Holy Blossom Temple, 1950 Bathurst Street Sunday November 25, 2018 from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Don Valley West Town Hall Agricola Finnish Lutheran Church, 25 Old York Mills Road Sunday November 25, 2018 from 3:00 PM – … Read moreTown Hall and panel discussions on community safety – November 25, 2018

November 12, 2018 – Newsletter

There is lots going on in our neighbourhood! Dear Resident, President’s message After much drama and concerns whether the City Clerk would be ready to organize an election on October 22, the election did finally take place without incident. Congratulations to Josh Matlow for being re-elected as councillor in Ward 12, Toronto-St. Paul’s, and Jaye Robinson as councillor in Ward 15, Don Valley West. We also thank incumbent councillors Jon Burnside and Joe Mihevc for their past … Read moreNovember 12, 2018 – Newsletter

October 22nd election to be held according to the 25 ward model – September 19, 2018 update

The municipal election will be administered according to the 25 ward structure. For up to date information about the election and ward boundaries, please click here to visit the City of Toronto elections webpage. To view the ward map for St. Paul’s click here. To view the ward map for Don Valley West, click here. To see the TDSB ward boundaries click here. If you live on the west of Mount Pleasant: Your ward is … Read moreOctober 22nd election to be held according to the 25 ward model – September 19, 2018 update

Toronto City Council and TDSB ward boundaries based on the 47 ward structure – September 15, 2018 update

As of September 10, 2018 the City Clerk will commence preparations to administer the October 22 election under the 47-ward model. The City of Toronto elections information can be found here: https://www.toronto.ca/city-government/elections/general-information/update-on-the-2018-election/ The City of Toronto 47 Ward Boundaries can be found here: https://www.toronto.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/9834-2018_City-Wards.pdf SERRA is in Ward 26.   Above is a map of the TDSB ward boundaries based on the City of Toronto 47 ward model. Local TDSB schools within the SERRA area … Read moreToronto City Council and TDSB ward boundaries based on the 47 ward structure – September 15, 2018 update