Midtown residents say Canada Square should be redeveloped as a ‘town centre’

Working group says redevelopment should include a school, public and community space, and an institute for higher learning NEWS JUN 28, 2021 BY DAVID NICKLE  CITY CENTRE MIRROR Andy Gort, President of the South Eglinton Residents and Ratepayer Association, said an application to redevelop Canada Square won’t fill the community’s needs. – David Nickle / Metroland File Photo A … Read more

In Toronto, a huge new development plan has some big flaws

ALEX BOZIKOVIC ARCHITECTURE CRITIC PUBLISHED JANUARY 8, 2021 In 1958, the critic Jane Jacobs complained about the “urban renewal” projects that were remaking American downtowns. “They will be spacious, park-like, and uncrowded,” she wrote. “They will be clean, impressive, and monumental. They will have all the attributes of a well kept, dignified cemetery.” Her contrary wisdom … Read more

1 Eglinton Ave. East – Zoning Amendment Application – Final Report (TE27.4)

We wish to express our support for the city planning recommendations aspresented in the 1 Eglinton Ave. East – Zoning Amendment Application –Final Report. We applaud the willingness of the developer, DavPart, to consult with ourcommunity group. This consultation resulted in a re-submission of the applicationin late 2015. Between the original submission and the version … Read more

Toronto neighbourhood group needs $65K to fight against developers … so it’s holding a yard sale

South Eglinton Ratepayers’ and Residents’ Association needs at least $65K to go to OMB Lisa Xing · CBC News · Posted: Sep 22, 2017 5:00 AM ET | Last Updated: October 5, 2017 A neighbourhood group in north Toronto is organizing a yard sale on Saturday hoping to raise the tens of thousands of dollars it needs to help pay for its … Read more

The OMB’s reign is over – input from six stakeholders

Stakeholders offer their input on the long-criticized Ontario Municipal Board and its new, less powerful replacement: the Local Planning Appeals Tribunal by Post City Staff for Streets Of Toronto Posted: June 8, 2017 Tim Hudak, CEO, OREAOntario Realtors are concerned that the OMB reform may jeopardize sustainable home ownership for the next generation. We get that the OMB … Read more

Out of Control Development – Read the three part Toronto Star series!

Our concerns are being heard! Toronto Star City Hall reporter Jennifer Pagliaro has written a 3-part series on out-of-control development in the Yonge-Eglinton area (and other neighbourhoods).  The proposed development at 18 Brownlow is prominent. OMB Reform | Toronto Star Feb 2017, articles: Part One: http://projects.thestar.com/ontario-municipal-board-reform/contested-development/ Part Two: http://projects.thestar.com/ontario-municipal-board-reform/planning-power-politics/ Part Three: http://projects.thestar.com/ontario-municipal-board-reform/onward-upward/