Basement Flooding and Water Quality Improvements Study – Community Consultation on Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Study Area 40 (Eglinton & Yonge Area) A study is underway to determine the contributing factors for surface and basement flooding in the City of Toronto and recommend solutions to improve the City’s sewer system and overland drainage routes in order to mitigate flooding problems. Study Area 40 location in Yonge-Eglinton area has experienced recurring basement and surface flooding during extreme storms in the past. Residents are invited to attend a drop-in consultation event to … Read moreBasement Flooding and Water Quality Improvements Study – Community Consultation on Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Tall Tower / Mid-rise Development in the SERRA area – June 2018

By Andy Gort What tall/mid-rise developments are currently cooking in SERRA land and how are we doing on capacity of our “pipes and wires” infrastructure and needed Community Services (schools, libraries, daycares, rec centres, etc.)?   We could have 14,500 more residents in SERRA neighbourhoods! Capacity Pressures Continue We thought things would have gone quiet after the rush of development applications last year, with developers scrambling to have their applications grandfathered under the permissive Ontario Municipal Board … Read moreTall Tower / Mid-rise Development in the SERRA area – June 2018

Capacity Pressures Continue – Infrastructure and Community Services

The SERRA area is just one quadrant of the Y-E area and when you drive around and see all the construction, one wonders about the impact on our community services such as schools, on the Yonge subway Line (at rush hour) and on our physical infrastructure (water, sewage, electricity, etc). Well, we think the cat is out of the bag .. there isn’t enough! On school capacity, the TDSB has been communicating loud and clear … Read moreCapacity Pressures Continue – Infrastructure and Community Services

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 from the developer. Throughout all of this we enjoyed Josh’s very active support. The development was scaled back from two towers … Read moreSettlement Agreement reached for 18 Brownlow (Now known as 71 Redpath)

Neighbourhood Character Guidelines

A pilot project to establish design guidelines for a mature urban neighbourhood has been recently completed in the Long Branch area. This area faces many similar challenges to those in SERRA. To find out more about the results of this study, click here. The Long Branch Neighbourhood Character Guidelines aim to ensure that future development within this community is undertaken in a manner which is sensitive and generally consistent with the existing physical character of … Read moreNeighbourhood Character Guidelines

Community Consultation – Wednesday May 2, 2018 – Regarding the development application for 141 Davisville Ave.

Planning application concerning 141 Davisville Avenue: SERRA is strongly opposed to yet another tall tower infill project in the Davisville apartment neighbourhood. Please come out to the meeting and make your opposition known! There is even some original city council documentation, specifically stating that this location is to remain as an open area! The following notice has been provided by The City of Toronto Planning Group. The City is holding a Community Consultation meeting where you … Read moreCommunity Consultation – Wednesday May 2, 2018 – Regarding the development application for 141 Davisville Ave.

Grand Opening of Manor Community Green

Doubling the Fun on Manor Road   Councillor Josh Matlow worked with the neighbourhood to retain most of the Glebe Manor Bowling Club’s green space from development and consulted with the community to make this park a reality. On Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 Councillor Matlow invited the community celebrate with a game of Bocce Ball! SERRA is looking for volunteers to help set up a Bocce league for our local residents. Please contact us at serra@southeglinton.ca if … Read moreGrand Opening of Manor Community Green

Heritage Fun Facts – Where is Joseph Avenue?

The western part of Millwood Road was originally named Joseph Avenue after Joseph Davis as seen on the Goad map from 1913. The name of this portion of the street was changed to Millwood Road with the amalgamation of the Village of North Toronto with the City of Toronto.