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Just Published! City of Toronto Good Neighbour Guide

SERRA and other resident association volunteers have worked with the City of Toronto to help create a new reference guide for residents to use when they have questions about nearby infill (new home or renovation) construction projects in their neighbourhood.

The Good Neighbour Guide will help answer many questions. Here are some examples of information in this new guide:

✅ What types of permits need to be displayed at the renovation site?
✅ How are trees protected and who is responsible for their protection?
✅ When do the owners / builders communicate information to nearby residents?
✅ How are the construction sites maintained to ensure safety, cleanliness and minimal disruption and inconvenience to neighbours?
✅ Where do residents report safety, traffic, nuisance, noise or other concerns?

The City of Toronto’s Good Neighbour Guide is now available online. By using the digital version of the guide, residents will be able to click on links for additional resources and bylaw information.

Brochures of the Good Neighbour Guide will be available at City Hall and each of the civic centres. The online version and the paper version of the Good Neighbour Guide will be translated into other languages based on the needs of each ward ( determined by the most Infill projects by ward & specific languages spoken in the community). The approved languages for the guide are as follows: French, Farsi, Korean, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Russian.

Pottery Playground under construction – remove your toys

A City of Toronto notice has been placed on the Pottery Playground sign at 601 Merton St.  which reads, “Due to park improvements scheduled to begin May 22, 2018 all toys left in the pottery playground will be removed.” You have been warned.  

Development Update – (April 12, 2018) : Infrastructure, schools, transit are BIG concerns! 

By Andy Gort, SERRA President The opposition to overdevelopment in our neighbourhood is growing.  We enjoy a strong patrnership with our councillor, Josh Matlow and City Planning/Legal staff, in efforts to work for more appropriate development. Now the TDSB and Shelley Laskin, the TDSB school trustee for Ward 11, are adding their voices. Concerns have been expressed for some time about the wider impacts of development on “hard” infrastructure such as water and sewers, and … Read moreDevelopment Update – (April 12, 2018) : Infrastructure, schools, transit are BIG concerns! 

GTAA & NAV CANADA Community Open House, Leaside Gardens (William Lea Tea Room), April 12, 2018, 7:00 to 9:00pm

A note from the Toronto Aviation Noise Group (TANG): It has been six years since we began our advocacy on the issue of aircraft noise in our neighbourhoods and we’re still at it! There have been countless meetings with elected officials at all levels and a number of independent studies, third party reviews and consultations initiated by NAV CANADA and the GTAA. TANG has been a respected, full time participant at all these events and continues to lend … Read moreGTAA & NAV CANADA Community Open House, Leaside Gardens (William Lea Tea Room), April 12, 2018, 7:00 to 9:00pm

April 10, 2018 City of Toronto Meeting – Noise Bylaw Review – Have your Say!

Important information from the Toronto Noise Coalition: The City of Toronto is looking at changing the Noise Bylaw: Watch the April 4 CityNews coverage here:  City looking to overhaul noise bylaw – CityNews Toronto There is a meeting about the NOISE BYLAW REVIEW REPORT at: 9.30 am, Tuesday, April 10 Licensing and Standards Committee – Committee Room 1 at City Hall Here is how you can get involved: ATTEND, DEPUTE, WRITE A LETTER We are making … Read moreApril 10, 2018 City of Toronto Meeting – Noise Bylaw Review – Have your Say!