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

Art Shoppe Development

Art Shoppe Development History Freed Developments purchased the Art Shoppe property within the past 2 years to develop the site for condominium and retail space. Since that time, Freed Developments has appealed to the OMB the denial by City Council for an application to build two condominium towers: 38 storey & 29 storey, connected by … Read more

Five Local Residents Win at the Committee of Adjustment

Yes, residents can be successful opposing developments near their homes. Five South Eglinton homeowners went to Toronto’s Committee of Adjustment with SERRA’s help. These South Eglinton residents didn’t want tall replacement homes beside them, with decks that overlook their backyards and blank walls that shade out the sun. Each time, the Committee agreed with the … Read more