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Thanks for attending our 2018 SERRA AGM

This year’s Annual General Meeting took pace on Monday May 14, 2018 at Greenwood College School. Over 100 residents came out to browse information booths, enjoy some refreshments, and hear guest speakers talk about matters related to high growth Midtown neighbourhoods such as ours.

We were very honoured to have Ms. Juanne Hemsol attend this year’s AGM. In 1965, Ms Hemsol was one of the founding members and the first president of The South Eglinton Ratepayers’ and Residents’ Association (SERRA).

Guest speakers, Councillor Josh Matlow, TDSB Trustee Shelley Laskin, City of Toronto Senior Planner Paul Farsh, and City Hall reporter with the Toronto Star, Jennifer Pagliaro discussed a variety of current issues including how growth and development impacts communities if social services, school capacity, transit and other infrastructure cannot keep pace. Trustee Laskin’s update from the AGM can be found on this link SERRA AGM 2018-05-14.

There were nine information booths, on topics including tree protection, heritage, tall homes, waste management and recycling, Tree for Me and connected pathways (green initiatives) and tall mid-rise developments. Senior Planners Paul Farish and Cassidy Ritz were on hand to answer questions about Midtown In Focus. Greg Riussell and Ken Burford from the Toronto Aviation Noise Group (T.A.N.G.) were at the aviation noise booth offering information about flight paths over Davisville Village.

A special note of thanks to our volunteers and to the staff at Greenwood College School, who’s efforts contributed to making this year’s AGM a great success! Thanks also to the Solid Waste Management team for settting up an information booth about the City’s recycling program.

Read more in this South Bayview Bulldog article.

Community Consultation – 537 Eglinton Avenue East

This application proposes to amend City of Toronto Zoning By-law to permit a 23-storey (72.6 metre) high residential building with a 7-storey base building that measures 23.1 metres in height. The proposal contains a total of 128 dwelling units and a total gross floor area of 9,073 square metres, resulting in a density of 16.58 times the lot area. A total of 37 vehicular parking spaces are proposed in two levels of underground parking. City … Read more

The Midtown Working Group asks local residents to support the new vision for Canada Square development.

A new Midtown Town Centre vision for the Canada Square site at Yonge and Eglinton has been developed by the Midtown Working Group and endorsed by Midtown Councillors Josh Matlow, Mike Colle and Jaye Robinson. This vision is a once-in-a-century legacy city-building opportunity on City-owned land, for what will soon be the second most significant transit hub – right in the middle of Toronto. The Town Centre will provide sorely needed education, childcare, affordable housing, … Read more

How to make a submission to City Council and Committees – Instruction Guide

We have had many questions related to how to make a submission to the scheduled meetings for Canada Square. Council and committee meetings are scheduled with a system called TMMIS that can be found on the City’s website or just type ‘TMMIS’ into Google search. So we have prepared a quick tutorial. Read the instruction Guide here  

The Future of Yonge and Eglinton’s Canada Square: Supporting Midtown Existing and Future Residents’ Quality of Life

City Planning has completed its Special Study Area Report with Guiding Principles following working group meetings with residents’ groups supported by an inter-Divisional staff team.   You can find a copy of the planning department’s report at this link: Get Report For Action   Next Steps The Zoning By-law Amendment application for the Canada Square site was submitted to the City on December 21, 2020. The community consultation process with the broader community was put … Read more