Public Consultation Meeting for 45 Balliol St (with 57-93 Balliol St)

On Tuesday May 10, 2022, from 6:00 to 9:00 P.M., the City of Toronto will be holding a virtual meeting to discuss a Zoning By-law Amendment and Rental Housing Demolition Application for 45, 57-93 Balliol St. Toronto City Planning has submitted their Preliminary Report January 25, 2022, to Toronto and East York Community Council. Summary … Read more

Tall and Mid-rise developments in the SERRA region

SERRA has been actively engaged since 2016 in working with local residents to help address their concerns with respect to Tall and Mid-rise developments in our region. We reached a milestone recently as the 45th large development was added to our list. SERRA needs the active support of all our residents as we address each … Read more

Davisville Apartment Neighbourhood Survey

WHAT DO WE NEED TO KEEP THIS A GREAT COMMUNITY?WE NEED YOUR INPUT! As you are likely aware, the neighbourhood is currently facing 8 new developments at 265 Balliol, 155 Balliol, 22 Balliol, 30 Merton, 140 Merton, 274 Merton, 141 Davisville and 1951 Yonge. Those projects might not all proceed as currently proposed, but it … Read more

Midtown in Focus: Final Report – City Council approved Amendments

November 2018 Update / Report by South Eglinton Ratepayers’ and Residents’ Association (A. Gort) When adopting the MIF: Final Report, City Council asked for a series of reports and actions from City staff that are relevant to the effective implementation of the MIF Plan (in the form of amendments). Here is a link to the City … Read more

Settlement Agreement reached for 18 Brownlow (Now known as 71 Redpath)

Together we can make a difference! After nearly 3 years and countless hours, we finally reached a settlement for the 18 Brownlow (71 Redpath) development.It was a team effort involving our councillor, Josh Matlow, city planning and legal staff and the community. After 5 Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) pre-hearings and 2 years, we obtained a number of major concessions … Read more

Midtown in Focus Study – A 25-year plan for our neighbourhoods

In response to the significant growth and intensification in our area, in 2015 city planning initiated a comprehensive planning review of midtown. The initiative was sponsored by the three area councillors, including terrific support from our councillor, Josh Matlow. The proposed plan sets out a 25-year vision for midtown and the SERRA area that emphasizes … Read more

SERRA’s No To Brownlow Yardsale on CBC News

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 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 … Read more

Construction Liaison Committee (CLC)

Metrolinx and Crosslinx Transit Solutions Construction Liaison Committee (CLC) Construction activities at the 15 underground Eglinton Crosstown LRT station sites are underway. Many of the new turning restrictions on the main north-south arterial roads have made getting around our neighbourhood even more challenging for local residents and drivers taking side streets to avoid the traffic. The … Read more

Yonge St. corridor can’t handle more development

Toronto and Ontario need to halt further projects until transit and other infrastructure are radically upgraded. Photo courtesy of cbc.caBy John Bossons and Geoff Kettel Transit in the Yonge St. corridor is at a crisis point. The Yonge subway line, opened in 1954 to serve a city of just over 1 million people, cannot handle … Read more