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Y-E Secondary Plan Update – Midtown in Focus

 Panoramic Overview Picture of the Yonge – Eglinton Area

The aerial view in the picture below shows the change the area surrounding the Y-E intersection is undergoing (coloured buildings are future additions)

Y-E Secondary Plan Update – Midtown in Focus

Midtown in Focus is an initiative led by City Planning as a response to the rapid intensification and change underway in the Yonge-Eglinton Secondary Plan area, which encompasses all of SERRA. The study includes a review of the Growth, Built Form and Hard/ Soft Infrastructure (pipes and wires, parks, social services, schools, etc) in our area. The final report will be a planning blueprint for the next 20 years or so. It is also intended to identify capital upgrades needed to ensure local transportation, municipal servicing and community infrastructure keeps pace with development.

It’s probably the most impactful planning activity in our area and SERRA is front and centre to ensure our views are heard. The study has been ongoing since 2014 and is expected to wrap up this year! 
 
Read more about the City’s Midtown in Focus initiative, click here

The current phase of Midtown in Focus deals with Parks and Open Spaces in the SERRA area.  

 Parks and Open Spaces Update:

Paul Farish, the Senior City Planner, responsible for leading the Midtown in Focus initiative arranged a workshop on green infrastructure for our area. The Yonge-Davisville neighbourhood is the latest to be singled out, and through Mr. Farish the City of Toronto sought public input into the future of the area’s parks and public spaces. The meeting was well attended despite the cold, rainy weather and groups of attendees walked the streets of Davisville with a city planner, looking for opportunities to preserve and enhance green space. We await the results of that consultation, which should arrive early in the New Year.

In planning for this event SERRA had mapped out a potential route on side streets and lanes which would allow pedestrians and cyclists to move from the Yonge-Eglinton area to the beltline and Mt. Pleasant Cemetery without having to use major roadways. We would like to see the city develop a number of inside neighbourhood routes which would be a quiet oasis and passageway in Davisville. With the planned arrival of 35,000 new residents in the Y-E area over the next 15 years, green spaces and parks will become ever more precious.

 

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