Newsletter – Spring 2024

Dear HVVRA members,

Please read this short newsletter to keep you informed about a couple matters of interest in our neighbourhood that many people have been following.

Sincerely,
HVVRA Board of Directors
April 25, 2024

Public Meeting May 9th Regarding 6-Storey Apartment Buildings in Current Low-Rise Residential Neighbourhoods, like Humber Valley Village

On January 10th, HVVRA sent you the notice below about changes that are being planned to the City of Toronto Zoning Bylaws that allow, amongst other things, apartment buildings up to 6-storeys tall to be built on “Major Streets”, which include Islington, Royal York, Dundas, Rathburn and Eglinton.

The Bylaw changes will also allow these 6-Storey apartments to be built on Local Streets that run parallel and adjacent to these Major Streets. Some of the streets within Humber Valley Village that would be impacted by this are:

  • Bell Royal Crt
  • Bromley Cres
  • Canterbury Cres
  • Chestnut Hills Parkway
  • Cranleigh Crt
  • Edenbrook Hill
  • Edenvale Cres
  • Edgevalley Dr
  • Hartfield Crt
  • Hartfield Rd
  • Lincoln Woods Crt
  • Newell Crt
  • Nottingham Dr
  • Ridgecross Rd
  • Southway Rd
  • Swindon Rd
  • Vancho Cres

These 6-Storey apartments can also be built on any Local Street where it intersects with a Major Street.

The City of Toronto is hosting a Public Meeting on May 9th at 9:30 a.m. at City Hall in Committee Room 1.  The purpose of the meeting is to “receive input and review the proposal and any other material placed before it, in order to make recommendations on the application. These recommendations will then be forwarded to Toronto City Council for its consideration”.  This meeting will also be live streamed at www.youtube.com/TorontoCityCouncilLive.

We recognize that there are varying views on this proposal amongst our membership, and we encourage everyone to express their own views. Some people have expressed the sentiment “this ship has sailed” regarding these Bylaw changes. However, this proposal has stirred up a lot of heated discussion and news coverage, so we still believe there is value in everyone’s active participation.

HVVRA has also worked with eight other Residents’ Associations in Etobicoke to share the feedback we have received from our members on the City’s proposal. We encouraged them to “spread the word” to their own members to make sure everyone has a chance to see the proposal and express their views.

For further information on the proposed Bylaw changes, Click Here for Proposal Details

To see an excerpt of some relevant graphics from the proposal documentation, Click Here for Proposal Graphics Excerpt.

If you would like to submit written comments on the proposal, or if you wish to address council directliy at the meeting, please contact phc@toronto.ca or 416-397-4579, no later than noon on May 8, 2024.

Sincerely
HVVRA Board of Directors

Shovels Go Into the Ground for New Etobicoke Civic Centre

Click here to read about the future of the old Six Points Interchange!

Montgomery Plaza Medical Clinic Application

A store front in the Plaza at 4740-4742 Dundas, which many residents refer to as “Montgomery Plaza”, had submitted an application to Committee of Adjustment. This has been of interest for many residents.  The doctors who wish to open a practice and pharmacy on the site had applied to the Committee of Adjustment because of the lack of parking situation.

The Committee of Adjustment sent us the following communication:
“This application will not be considered on its merits at the May 9 hearing.  The only consideration that the Committee will make will be whether to keep the file open or not, as this file has been previously deferred.  Once the application is scheduled to be considered on the merits of the application (should the Committee decide to keep it open), an updated Public Hearing Notice will be available online, as well as a mailout to the legislated 60m notification area and any interested parties.”

Humber Valley United Church Activities for 55+

For ongoing activities for the over 55 crowd, please click <here>

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