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Concerns with the Committee of Adjustment

The LRA has noted two concerns about the Committee of Adjustment after it resumed operations in a virtual format. First, we have attended multiple online meetings where the Committee has failed to connect deputants – i.e. Leasiders who have registered to speak about a variance application – in order to hear their oral statements. Although some…

Expand the Cycling Network


An effect of COVID-19 is lower public transit usage worldwide. If all – or even many – of these trips are instead taken by car, Toronto would be gridlocked. To try to avoid this, the City is expanding the cycle network to help people get around more safely, as part of the Active TO program. But…

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Petition about Mount Pleasant Cemetery

Mount Pleasant Cemetery, located on the border of Leaside, is a large green space where people have an opportunity for quiet contemplation, exercise, and enjoyment. The province set up the cemetery as a statutory trust in the 1800s. It is the view of many local residents, including Friends of Toronto…

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Petition re: Eglinton Tree Restoration

The LRA supports the recently created petition to Restore the Leaside Ravine Destroyed by Metrolinx Crosslinx initiated by local residents on Thursfield Crescent to appropriately restore the trees that were clear-cut on the north side of Eglinton Avenue between Brentcliffe Road and the West Don River. The petition notes that Metrolinx,…

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