Councillor Josh Matlow

Online Public Meeting to Discuss the Development Proposal at 155 Balmoral Avenue

Online Public Meeting to Discuss the Development Proposal at 155 Balmoral Avenue2020-11-10T21:36:59+00:00

Thank you to each of you who took the time to attend Wednesday’s (November 9th) community meeting for this proposal. The meeting was recorded, so if you were unable to attend, you can watch it by accessing this link and emailing me at if you have any questions or comments.

A full recording of the meeting can be accessed by clicking here.

You can review the presentations given by City Planning by clicking here and from developer by clicking here.

We understand that not everyone will be able to attend this meeting. Therefore, we will be recording the presentation and panel discussion which will be posted on this website. An important note for anyone who is attending and concerned about privacy, the format will not show any of the attendees, only your voice will be recorded if you wish to ask a question or make a comment. If you are not comfortable with participating in this format, you are welcome to observe the meeting and contact us offline so that we can speak with you directly.

The Deer Park community has been facing significant development pressure over the past several years. We’ve spent many evenings together in nearby church basements reviewing new development proposals and advocating strongly for them to respect our existing neighbourhood and support a strong quality of life.

In early 2019, city planning staff and I hosted a public consultation meeting. I have been working closely with the Deer Park Residents’ Group and other local residents who have volunteered countless hours to carefully review this development application, identify local concerns that the City may have missed, and work closely with all parties to make improvements. Informed by local feedback, these applications have undergone a number of revisions since we first met and the City Planning Department has advised me that they will be recommending City Council approve them later this year.

Given the community’s initial opposition to these proposals, as your representative, I do not believe I have clear mandate on behalf of the community to support City Planning’s recommendation until I had an opportunity to consult with you. I will be holding two online community meetings in November to share the revised proposals and listen to your feedback.

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