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Overflowing crowds pack auditorium to discuss Humbertown redevelopment

Overflowing crowds pack auditorium to discuss Humbertown redevelopment

Sep 12, 2012 Cynthia Reason   Etobicoke Guardian Tempers flared at Martingrove Collegiate Tuesday night, as nearly 300 of the more than 1,000 residents who showed up at a heated Humbertown Plaza redevelopment meeting were turned away due to overcrowding. Police were on scene to direct traffic as cars spilled from the packed parking lot to line surrounding side streets, while security guards inside the school struggled to prevent the hundreds of overflow attendees from attempting to squeeze into the standing-room-only…
 
Humber Valley residents fight condo plans with robo-calls

Humber Valley residents fight condo plans with robo-calls

Posted By: James Moore james.moore@astral.com · 9/9/2012 9:23:00 AM A group of residents in the Humber Valley are determined to keep a proposed condo project out of their neighbourhood. The Humber Valley Village Residents Association is using automated calls to drum up support for their cause. The computer voice, which will call about 8,000 homes in the area, tells residents to attend a public meeting with the City on September 11th at Martingrove Collegiate to voice their concerns over the…
 

Humber Valley residents stake their claim against development

Reprinted  from the Etobicoke Guardian Sep 05, 2012   Cynthia Reason Etobicoke Guardian A group of Humber Valley Village residents have taken their opposition to the Humbertown plaza redevelopment away from the meeting table and into the streets – more specifically, onto their lawns. Over the Labour Day weekend, hundreds of “SAVE HUMBERTOWN” signs popped up around the neighbourhood surrounding the site of the contentious development proposal at 270 The Kingsway – which, if approved, could see a 660 per…
 
Humber Valley Village “main street” going vertical

Humber Valley Village “main street” going vertical

Residents Richard Morency, Gayle Christie, Niels Christensen and Joanne Pickard, who all live near Humbertown Plaza in Etobicoke, are going all out to oppose a proposed massive redevelopment of the ’50s-era shopping centre that would include five new highrises. Keith Beaty/Toronto Star Valerie Hauch   Published on Wednesday September 05, 2012 Reprinted from the Toronto Star  Staff Reporter Make no mistake, Humber Valley is not Happy Valley these days. Hundreds of Etobicoke residents who live around the 1950s-era Humbertown Shopping Centre …