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Toronto Land Appeal Board decision

Dear HVVRA members: The Board of Directors announces the decision of a recent Toronto Land Appeal Board (TLAB) hearing where HVVRA had Party status and which ran for 6 days over the last 10 months. Background: In early 2017, a developer applied to Etobicoke Planning to sever his Humber Valley Village property into three lots, rendering two of them substantially smaller than zoning permits, and to build two houses on the newly created lots. His property is one of 163…
 

OMB Decision on Elia/St. Steven’s Court Re-development Proposal

It was a long, hard, and expensive fight. Now, we are pleased to share with you the results of the OMB decision for St. Stevens Court. While there still will be intensification, we were successful keeping out high rise buildings that the developer, Elia Corp., proposed, and thereby have also reduced the proposed density. Since Elia’s application pre-dated the SASP (which protects the remaining 38 buildings in the apartment neighbourhood), he is not limited to the 4 to 6 storeys…
 

Elia Corp/ St. Steven’s Court: Top 10 things you need to know

Top 10 things you need to know about the Elia/St. Stevens Court re-development proposal 10.  Elia Corp. is the developer who wants to demolish five, 3 1/2 storey buildings on St. Steven’s Court. 9.  Elia propose six new towers: 16 storeys, 12, 11, 8, and two, 6 storey buildings connected by a podium and eliminating most of the greenspace. 8.  The application includes 603 units, which is one less than what has been approved for the new Humbertown. This will…
 
Update on Elia Corp/ St. Steven’s Court:  The good, the bad, and the ugly — with a strong possibility for a happy ending.

Update on Elia Corp/ St. Steven’s Court: The good, the bad, and the ugly — with a strong possibility for a happy ending.

The past few months, the HVVRA Board has been meeting with City Staff, Planning and our legal and planning experts to prepare for the hearing at the Ontario Municipal Board to oppose Elia’s application. It begins January 5, 2017 and is expected to run for ten days. The Good:  Our experts feel we have a solid and defensible position. Under the Official Plan (OP), “Neighbourhoods and Apartment Neighbourhoods are considered to be physically stable areas, not areas of significant growth.…
 

AGM Update

The Association’s Annual General Meeting was held on Tuesday June 14th. Following the business of the meeting, members heard from Ward 4 Councillor John Campbell and his views on current property development proposals and also MPP Yvan Baker who spoke about the Eglinton LRT and improving the OMB. Members unanimously re-elected the Board of Directors to serve again for 2016 – 17 year namely: Ian Ihnatowycz, Joanne Pickard, K. Barry Sparks, Kathryn Minialoff, Sue Harrison Kanko, Andrea Pearson, Rosa Maria…