Have Your Say

Yonge Eglinton Secondary Plan Update

UPDATE: I'm pleased to announce that the Planning and Growth Management Committee voted unanimously in favour of my motion to adopt Option #3 – 20 and 15-storeys.
 
Thank you to everyone who wrote letters and attended the Committee meeting on July 5. I'm so impressed by how quickly the community mobilized around this issue—the Committee received almost 100 letters in support of Option #3. This an unprecedented victory for the Yonge-Eglinton neighbourhood that I will continue to fight for at City Council on July 23-25. 
 
I've included my letter asking the Planning and Growth Management Committee to support Option #3 below.

Have Your Say: TLAB Public Consultation

I am pleased to advise that after almost a year in operation the Toronto Local Appeal Body (TLAB) will be hosting a public consultation meeting on Wednesday, April 18 for members of the public to review the TLAB Rules of Practice and Procedures.
 
During my time in office, I have worked with the residents of Ward 25 toward local planning reform. As many of you know, contested Committee of Adjustment (CoA) appeals to the OMB have resulted in too many disappointing outcomes for the neighbourhoods of Ward 25.
 
In 2014, I successfully moved motions recommending concrete improvements to the CoA. These motions initiated a wide range of advancements to the City’s planning processes, from increased transparency through the introduction of audio-visual recordings, to the establishment of Toronto's very own Local Appeal Body, created to replace the OMB as an arbiter of CoA appeals. While the TLAB is far from perfect, the introduction of this body was a step towards a fairer community-based planning review process.
 
This meeting is an important opportunity to voice your concerns and share your experiences with TLAB representatives. Your commentary will contribute to an ongoing procedural review that will culminate in a recommendations report submitted to TLAB officials by the end of 2018. Be sure to visit the TLAB website for further details on how to participate in this important public consultation event.

Ward 25 Crime and Safety Meeting

Over the past few months, I've been contacted by several neighbours concerned about crime and safety in Ward 25. Toronto is currently ranked the safest city in North America, but I want to ensure that residents continue to feel safe and secure in our neighbourhoods. For this reason, I organized a forum to address local incidents and learn more about the long-term action plan for the Toronto Police Service (TPS).
 
More than 300 residents gathered at the Lawrence Park Community Church in February to voice their concerns to the TPS officials in attendance, including Chief Mark Saunders, Superintendent Rob Johnson, of the 32 and 33 Division, and senior officials from the 53 Division.  
 
Chief Saunders highlighted the new strategy to modernize policing in the City of Toronto. For example, TPS division boundaries are currently being reconfigured to align with neighbourhoods and streamline resources. In Ward 25, the divisions bordering Bayview Avenue will be consolidated to better serve our community.
 
The overarching concern expressed by the neighbours during the concluding question period was the high number of break-and-enters in Ward 25. In response, TPS officials suggested several preventative tips and strategies, including:

  • Make your home look "lived in" while you are away for an extended period of time by:
    • arranging for a neighbour to park in your empty driveway;
    • using timers to maintain normal lighting patterns;
    • temporarily halting mail delivery; 
    • asking a neighbour to put a garbage bin in front of your house on collection day. 
  • Contact your respective divisional Crime Prevention Officers for assistance in developing a customized home security strategy. You can find your local police division contact, here.

Above all, the TPS representatives emphasized the importance of community cooperation and reiterated their commitment to proactive policing in our neighbourhoods. I would encourage you to report any suspicious activity you observe, as the police use reporting data to direct resources.
 
All non-emergency situations and suspicious activity can be reported to 416-808-2222, or online

 I was pleased to host a community safety meeting with Toronto Police officials, including Chief Saunders, to discuss local policing initiatives with Ward 25 residents. 

I was pleased to host a community safety meeting with Toronto Police officials, including Chief Saunders, to discuss local policing initiatives with Ward 25 residents. 

The Future of Waste Management in Toronto: Open House and Consultation

Join the City of Toronto on March 21, 2018 at City Hall for an update on the City's Waste Strategy!

Learn more about what will be considered when determining whether or not to accept new materials into the Blue Bin recycling and Green Bin organics streams and provide feedback that will help inform future policies.

The event will also provide a look at what the new provincial Waste Free Ontario Act and current market changes could mean for Toronto.

Open House: 2-3 p.m. City Hall, Member's Lounge. 100 Queen Street West
Presentations: 3-5 p.m. City Hall, Council Chambers. 100 Queen Street West

Hear from City staff, provide comments and ask questions during presentations on:

  • Waste Free Ontario Act - Jim McKay, General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services

  • Long Term Waste Management Strategy - Charlotte Ueta, Acting Manager, Waste Management Planning

  • Policy for Addition of New Materials to the City's Waste Diversion Streams - Vince Sferrazza, Director Policy, Planning & Support & Annette Synowiec, Acting Manager, Unit for Research, Innovation & a Circular Economy

Attend the Open House and learn more about City programs including: 3R's AmbassadorsWaste Reduction Community Grants, and more. 

RSVP via Eventbrite by March 18, 2018.

Additional Information: www.toronto.ca/wastestrategy

COMMUNITY CONSULTATION MEETING 110, 114, & 120 Broadway

City Planning is hosting a community consultation meeting to discuss the proposed development at 110, 114, and 120 Broadway Avenue.

Date: Monday, February 26, 2018
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm Presentations, Questions and Answers
Place: Northern District Library, 40 Orchard View Boulevard, Room 224

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About the Proposal

The application proposes the development of a 28-storey (92 metre high) tower and 35-storey (112 metre high) tower connected by a six storey base building on the lands at 110-120 Broadway Avenue. The development would consist of 822 residential units, including 121 rental replacement units and 261 parking spaces in two levels of underground parking.

City Planning presented a Preliminary Report at the December meeting of North York Community Council (NYCC). I moved a motion to extend the notice area for the meeting. You can read the complete recommendations here.

Contact Information

Cynthia Owusu-Gyimah, City Planner

(416) 395-7126

Cynthia.Owusu-Gyimah@toronto.ca

Community Consultation Meeting - 2908 Yonge Street

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Dear Friends and Neighbours,

As you may be aware, the City recently received an application to construct a 13-storey mixed-use building at 2908 Yonge Street, at the corner of Yonge and Chatsworth, currently occupied by a gas station. The proposed development contains 85 residential units, 421m2 of at-grade retail, and 87 underground parking spaces with access from Chatsworth Drive. The total proposed floor area will be 8,559m2, with a proposed floor space index of 7.8.

A community meeting will be held on February 28, 2018 at Glenview Presbyterian Church Sanctuary, 1 Glenview Avenue, from 6:30-8:30pm. Although this development technically falls within the boundaries of Ward 16, the proposed building would be precedent-setting on this stretch of Yonge Street and would impact the Old Lawrence Park neighbourhood.

For more information on this application, please see the City's Application Information Centre page.

I would encourage you to share your comments and concerns directly with Cathie Ferguson, the City Planner with carriage of this file. You can reach Cathie by email at Cathie.Ferguson@toronto.ca, or by phone at (416) 395-7117.

To recap:

Date: February 28, 2018

Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Location: Glenview Presbyterian Church Sanctuary,1 Glenview Avenue

I will be attending next week's meeting in support of the community. I hope to see you there.

Warm regards,

Jaye

Ward 25 Community Safety Meeting

I would like to invite you to a community meeting that will be held at the Lawrence Park Community Church (2180 Bayview Avenue) on February 20th, from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM for all of Ward 25 residents.

Over the past few weeks, several residents have contacted me about crime and safety in Ward 25. In response to these concerns, I reached out to the Chief of Police, Mark Saunders, and asked him to attend this event. Chief Saunders will be accompanied by the Superintendents of Divisions 32, 33, and 53—the three police divisions in Ward 25. This meeting is a rare and important opportunity to voice your concerns directly to top officials at Toronto Police Services and learn more about local policing initiatives.

Please share this information with your neighbours and any members of the community.

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Community Consultation Meeting - 4155 Yonge Street

City Planning is hosting a community consultation meeting to discuss the proposed development at 4155 Yonge Street.

About the Proposal

Goldberg Group is proposing a 14-storey residential building on the western portion of the subject site, constructed over the existing TTC subway tunnel. You can find out more about this application here.

City Planning presented a Preliminary Report at the January meeting of North York Community Council (NYCC). I moved a motion to extend the notice area for the meeting. You can read the complete recommendations here.

Contact Information

Valeria Maurizio, City Planner

416-395-7052

Valeria.Maurizio@toronto.ca

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