Keeping you engaged and informed through public meetings is very important to me. Please find the details below on two upcoming meetings.
87 – 107 Davisville Avenue and 108 – 128 Balliol Street Public Meeting
I would like to invite you and your neighbours to an important community information meeting, regarding a development application for 87 – 107 Davisville Avenue and 108 – 128 Balliol Street. The purpose of this meeting is for you to review the new plans submitted by the applicants for the project.
In December of last year, approximately 100 of you attended a meeting hosted by City Planning to voice your concern with the initial proposal for this site. The original plan was for a 12 storey condo with 176 units on Davisville and a 29 storey condo with 324 units on Balliol. The community was almost unanimously opposed to this proposal.
Subsequent to the spring meeting the applicant has submitted new plans for the proposed buildings. The massing (height and density) of the buildings remains similar but the applicant has made a number of design changes that seek to address the “boxed-in” site plan in relation to 77 and 111 Davisville Ave (where many of you live). The changes include; increased green space between buildings, shift of the buildings to open sightlines, glass lobbies to open sightlines from ground level, green roofs, and increased setbacks
I have asked the applicant to present their revised plans to the community and for City Planning staff to attend. You will have an opportunity to ask questions of both parties.
Again, I encourage you and your neighbours to learn about the revised development proposal and have an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback. I look forward to seeing you there!
Date: Tuesday, December 11th
Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: Greenwood College School, 443 Mount Pleasant Road
Participate in the City’s 2013 Budget Process
The City of Toronto is now reviewing a proposed 2013 Budget. How City Council manages the City’s budget directly affects the quality of life of every resident. The Operating Budget determines what programs and services the City will offer and how much the City will raise and spend within a year and in the immediate future. The Capital Budget and Plan provides funding for the facilities and infrastructure required to deliver those services.
You can view the entire budget process schedule here. Important dates include December 10, 2012, when the Budget Committee meets to hear public deputations, and January 15, 2013, when City Council will consider approving the budget.
You might also be interested in the 2013 Budget Question-and-Answer prepared by City of Toronto staff.
If you want to make your views about the 2013 Budget known there are several ways to do so.
1. Attend my 3rd annual Budget Town Hall Meeting.
I will be hosting a Budget Town Hall meeting on Thursday, December 13th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the North Toronto Memorial Community Centre. City Staff will be available to answer any budget-related questions you might have. The decisions Council will make in January on the 2013 Budget will impact every Toronto resident. I believe that it is vital that you are informed, engaged and given the opportunity to make your voice heard.
Date: Thursday, December 13th
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Location: North Toronto Memorial Community Centre, Multi-Purpose Room, 200 Eglinton Ave W (at Lascelles Blvd)
2. Make a public presentation to the Budget Committee at its Budget Hearing.
Please contact the Budget Committee at 416-338-5851 or 416-392-7445, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 4 p.m. on December 7, 2012 if you intend to make a public presentation. Please register to ensure that your name is placed on the speakers list. There will be a five-minute presentation time limit, unless the Committee decides otherwise. The Committee will hear speakers starting at 9:30 a.m. on December 10, 2012 and if necessary, the Committee will reconvene at 9:30 a.m. on December 11, 2012 to hear remaining speakers on the speakers list.
Date: Monday, December 10th
Time: Begins 9:30 am
Location: Committee Room 1, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West
3. Submit a written presentation to: