Getting to Know the City of Toronto – Committee of Adjustment

The City of Toronto recently produced a short 8 page brochure that provides an excellent introduction to the Committee of Adjustment process. The brochure has been printed in a glossy fold-out format and is not yet available on-line. You may contact the councillor or visit the Committee of Adjustment to get a printed copy. SERRA has scanned … Read more

Getting Ready For Your First Committee of Adjustment Hearing

    The  SERRA region is experiencing rapid infill residential development and nearby neighbours may receive an invitation to participate in their first Committee of Adjustment hearing. Al Kivi, a member of the SERRA board has attended many Committee of Adjustment hearings and has assisted SERRA residents to prepare to participate in these hearings. In November 2016, … Read more

SERRA supports call for OMB Reform with a joint submission

SERRA is an active member of the Federation of North Toronto Residents’ Associations (see FoNTRA has drafted and submitted a briefing calling for OMB reform in response to the province’s request for input. Here are the highlights from the submission. FoNTRA’s submission is based on the principle that municipal councils should be responsible for … Read more

City of Toronto publishes new guide to the Committee of Adjustment

Residents now have access to a new resource guide to help with The Committee of Adjustment. SERRA board members met with the our Councillor, Josh Matlow, to discuss planning issues in our neighbourhoods. Our most recent meeting was on November 14, 2016, and Josh provided us with copies of a new brochure on the procedures for Committee … 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

Did you see the new MONSTER HOUSE down your street?

Residents of the Davisville/South Eglinton area continue to be “surprised” by the size of the new infill houses appearing in our neighbourhood. The current approval process for these houses is often described as the “Wild West”. SERRA members and residents will have an opportunity on June 29th to learn more and offer their opinions on … Read more

SERRA helping neighbours fight development applications

146 Manor Road East The owner of this property is proposing to renovate a vintage home that will be the tallest and longest dwelling on the local block. The adjacent neighbours asked for SERRA’s assistance to oppose the application at the Committee of Adjustment (CoA) and OMB hearings. The neighbours provided strong letters of opposition … Read more

December 2015 Newsletter

• Art Shoppe demolition is ongoing, asbestos safely removed, construction plan proposed. • Yonge-Eglinton Secondary Plan update is in full swing. • Two tall rental towers are proposed for north side of Soudan between Redpath and Brownlow. • Positive development changes have been made for 1 Eglinton E. • Discussions with developer for 1674-1684 Bayview … Read more

Our October 2015 newsletter

Enjoy our first update for the new season! Learn more about our activities to reduce air traffic noise. Also learn more about a new approach to working wit developers! Download PDF 2015-Oct-SERRA-newsletter -final2