Councillor Shelley Carroll

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Friday, February 04, 2005

Feb 4 - Developmental Items at upcoming North York Council

North York Community Council will be dealing with two developmental items in Ward 33 when they meet on Tuesday, February 8th, 2005. Both of these items invite members of the community to give their feedback and make their views known regarding these two proposals. These two items are scheduled to be discussed in the time frame of 2:00 p.m. and 2:15 p.m.

If you wish to make a deputation in person at the upcoming North York Community Council (North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.) regarding these proposals on Tuesday, February 8, 2005, please notify the City Clerk, Francine Adamo, Administrator, North York Community Council at (416) 395-0480. You can also do so by emailing Francine at or by fax (416) 395-7337 to arrange for a deputation appointment, by no later than Monday, February 7, 2005.

A brief description of the items are listed below

2:00 p.m. - Monarch Development

This item deals with a draft plan of subdivision for this already OMB approved development at 2025-2045 Sheppard Avenue East. As many of you are aware this development was approved back in September, 2004 by the OMB. The item before us at Council is the Draft Plan of Subdivision proposing to divide the site into two main development blocks and create a new public road connecting Yorkland Road to Sheppard Avenue East.

2:15 p.m. or shortly thereafter - Parkway Forest Redevelopment

This item deals with the development proposal brought forward by El-Ad Developments. This proposal includes demolition and replacement of 332 rental units and the addition of 3,568 residential units within the Parkway Forest Community.

El-Ad held an open house to introduce this proposal to the community back in November, 2004. Since then, our office held a tenant meeting with this proposal being part of the agenda. Many people expressed their dismay at not knowing about the Open House at all and they were quite shocked, surprised and outraged when City Planning staff explained the proposal it in its entirety. General concerns surrounding this project are mostly height, density, increased traffic congestion, overcrowding of schools and overall "largeness" of this proposal.

The staff report regarding this proposal recommends refusal in its current form, with the option if the applicant is prepared to reconsider revising the application that contemplates less intensification after consultation with the Ward Councillor and working groups of landowners and residents in the area.

If you need more information regarding these two developmental items, please call Councillor Shelley Carroll's office at 416-392-4038.