Meet the 25 new City Council wards – August 19, 2018 Update

We wanted to thank the many residents who responded to our survey about reducing the size of City Council to 25 members, and in particular, for offering the many comments to explain your position. A large majority of respondents objected to the reduction in the number of Council members, mostly because they felt that the new size of the wards would significantly impact the level of representation needed in the city. They also felt that Premier Ford’s claim of “for … Read moreMeet the 25 new City Council wards – August 19, 2018 Update

TDSB Announced New Trustee Ward Boundaries

August 19, 2018 Update: The map of the new TDSB ward boundries is now available online. Click here to see the map. Click here to see a list of candidates. August 18, 2018 Update: **NOTE Bill 5, the Better Local Government Act, 2018, was passed by the Government of Ontario and received Royal Assent on August 14, 2018. More details about TDSB Trustee candidates and wards will be posted to the City of Toronto elections … Read moreTDSB Announced New Trustee Ward Boundaries

City Council, the Municipal Election and Ward Boundary Changes – August 2, 2018 Update

August 19, 2018 Update: The map of the new 25 wards is now available online. Click here to see the map. August 18, 2018 Update: Bill 5, the Better Local Government Act, 2018, was passed by the Government of Ontario and received Royal Assent on August 14, 2018. City Council has been reduced to 25 wards. To read a list of names for the 25 wards, click here. There is a special City Council Meeting scheduled … Read moreCity Council, the Municipal Election and Ward Boundary Changes – August 2, 2018 Update

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.

Get your free trees or shrubs – at our next Tree for Me event – Saturday October 13, 2018

Once again, SERRA will be hosting a Tree for Me event. Date: Saturday October 13, 2018 Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Location: The Church of the Transfiguration, 111 Manor Road East, Toronto. Please visit the Tree for Me website for information about the species that are available, take the quiz to determine the best trees or shrubs for your property and get ready to register for our event in October. Registration will be available … Read moreGet your free trees or shrubs – at our next Tree for Me event – Saturday October 13, 2018

Public Forum -THE FUTURE OF TORONTO’S PAST: STATE OF HERITAGE

Many thanks to the Federation of North Toronto Residents’ Associations FoNTRA for providing this information about this Toronto Heritage event: Heritage Toronto wants to amplify your voice to the incoming City Council. How can heritage be prioritized within an ever-growing city? Which stories from our past need to be shared? How can the city better preserve the things we care about, whether they’re cultural spaces or physical structures? The creation of a Toronto Museum has been … Read morePublic Forum -THE FUTURE OF TORONTO’S PAST: STATE OF HERITAGE