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Email: Community Council Meeting and OMB Appeal

posted Jan 22, 2014, 5:09 AM by Rishi Sharma
The developer of the Grenadier Square Redevelopment (GWL Realty) has appealed its application to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB). They will be trying to secure the approval for the construction of two 26-storey condominium buildings. To be kept up-to-date on the OMB proceedings, please contact the coordinator Sandra Chan (sandra.chan@ontario.ca or 416-326-6776). We encourage you to register as a participant at the OMB hearing -- numbers count.
 
The next critical date is the Etobicoke-York Community Council (EYCC) Meeting, scheduled for February 25, 2014. At this meeting, Gregory Byrne (the City Planner) will present City Planning's final report and recommendations to Council. It is imperative that the final report not support the developer's application. To ensure that the final report captures all views, please write an email to Mr. Byrne stating your concerns (since the resubmission is considered to be a new application it is important to provide your comments on the revised submission):
In addition to writing, the community must have a strong presence at EYCC. We need to fill the chambers with as many people possible. The High Park Coalition is organizing buses to provide transportation for those in need. Also, we will ask that you email written deputations to the Clerk (once the Agenda item is set). Even if you have previously sent a communication to the City Planning Department, it is important that Community Council receives a large volume of emails stating opposition to the proposal so the record will demonstrate the number of residents who are opposing the agenda item.
 
The desired outcome is that the final report rejects the application, Council votes against the matter and Council sends CIty Legal and City Planning to argue against the application at the OMB.
 
We want to thank everyone for their efforts in fighting for responsible development. The community has had an incredible impact on the process thus far.
 
Please let us know if you have any questions by emailing the High Park Coalition (info@highparkcoalition.ca). Visit www.highparkcoalition.ca for updates.
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