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Engaging thousands to fight for the ‘heart’ of their community

Engaging thousands to fight for the ‘heart’ of their community

By CYNTHIA REASONcreason@insidetoronto.comStaff photo/IAN KELSOHow does Etobicoke’s Humber Valley Village neighbourhood define community engagement?When it comes to the fight for the “heart” of their community – Humbertown Plaza – what that term has translated into over the past two years has been: a “Save Humbertown” lawn sign campaign that has reached 2,350 households; two overflowing community meetings that drew more than 1,500 residents late last year; tens of thousands of dollars out-of-pocket spent towards an alternative design for the site;…
 
HVVRA members pay for alternative design to controversial Humbertown Plaza plans

HVVRA members pay for alternative design to controversial Humbertown Plaza plans

Etobicoke Guardian by Cynthia Reason   Humber Valley Village residents have put their money where their mouths are – investing “tens of thousands of dollars” toward an alternative design for the controversial redevelopment of Humbertown Plaza. After many months of calling on First Capital Realty, the owners of the site at 270 The Kingsway, to produce a scaled back version of the mixed-use development proposal they’ve repeatedly called “too big, too dense, and too tall”, the Humber Valley Village Residents…
 
DEVELOPMENT Leave us alone, Humbertown residents say

DEVELOPMENT Leave us alone, Humbertown residents say

Article from the Globe And Mail, Friday Oct 19th, 2012 STEPHEN SPENCER DAVIS Special to The Globe and Mail Published Friday, Oct. 19 2012, 8:40 PM EDT Last updated Friday, Oct. 19 2012, 8:46 PM EDT In the affluent Humber Valley Village neighbourhood, density is a dirty word. A proposed development at the site of the Humbertown Shopping Centre has met with furious opposition from local residents, who have staked their lawns with “Save Humbertown” signs and flooded two community…
 
Ford brothers pan Etobicoke condo development

Ford brothers pan Etobicoke condo development

Posted By: Siobhan Morris smorris@astral.com · 9/16/2012 6:49:00 PM Toronto’s mayor says there’s “no way” he’ll allow an Etobicoke mall to be converted to 700 unit condo development. Speaking on Newstalk 1010’s The City, Rob Ford re-affirmed his opposition to the redevelopment of Humbertown Plaza near Royal York Rd & Dundas St W. The plan is to add 5 condo buildings, retail & office space plus parking. Neighbours say the area can’t handle all the extra traffic the build would…