Councillor Josh Matlow

Davisville Village Planning Town Hall: How the Province’s Rule Changes Could Impact Our Community

Davisville Village Planning Town Hall: How the Province’s Rule Changes Could Impact Our Community2020-11-26T21:20:53+00:00

Please join me for a Special Davisville Village Planning Town Hall: How the Province’s Rule Changes Could Impact Our Community on  Tuesday, December 8th, 2020 at 6:30 pm. 

Information on how to access the meeting can be found below. Please do not hesitate to contact me at councillor_matlow@toronto.ca if you are experiencing any technical difficulties.

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The Davisville apartment neighbourhood between Davisville and Merton, and Yonge to Mt. Pleasant was originally designed as a classic tower-in-the-park community. The high density slab buildings were buffered by generous green spaces. That vision is unfortunately now under threat.

 

Since the Provincial government ripped up the City’s Midtown in Focus plan and put in place their own developer-friendly regime, there has been an unprecedented number of applications for new apartments and condos in the Davisville apartment neighbourhood. Encouraged by Doug Ford’s new rules which allow taller buildings and less community benefits, there has been a high number of applications in our area in 2020. That’s why I started a campaign last year demanding the Province reverse the changes to our Midtown in Focus Plan https://joshmatlow.ca/local-planning-now-2/

 

To provide you with further information about how our community is being shaped and how we can work together to mitigate development impacts, I am holding a Town Hall focused specifically on planning in Davisville Village.

 

I have invited the Midtown Section City Planning staff who are responsible for reviewing development applications and working on strategic planning for the Davisville Apartment Neighbourhood. They will be there to explain the planning process and provincial changes in greater detail, answer your questions, and most importantly, it’s an opportunity for you to share your priorities directly to the City. The South Eglinton Ratepayers’ and Residents’ Association, who undertake a tremendous amount of advocacy to support a strong quality of life for Midtown residents, will also be joining the panel discussion.

 

Please join me on Tuesday, December 8th at 6:30pm for an online Town Hall Meeting

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.

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