Letter re: Eglinton Connects Planning Study Phase 1 (part 2)

August 6, 2014

Chair, Planning and Growth Management Committee c/o Nancy Martins
10th floor, West Tower, City Hall
100 Queen Street West Toronto, ON M5H 2N2

Re: PG35.3 Eglinton Connects Planning Study – Phase 1 (Part 2)

Dear Councillor,

The Leaside Property Owners’ Association provides this correspondence to express the following comments about the above noted report:

  • The proposal for re-zoning the stretch of Eglinton between Sutherland Drive and Laird Drive to permit heights of 22.5M (north side) and 25.5M (south side) relates to allowable buildings of approx. 7 storeys on the north side, and 8 storeys on the south side). We are concerned that these may have negative impacts on the single detached houses fronting on Donlea Drive north of Eglinton Avenue
  • The proposed design guidelines fail to properly incorporate the findings from the Eglinton Connects Volume 1 (Heritage) study, merely referring the reader to the report.

In light of this we request:

  • That PGMC recommend to City Council that another round of community consultation be arranged through the local councillor and report back to PGMC in 2015.

The LPOA appreciates your consideration of our comments. Yours truly,

Geoff Kettel for

Geoff Kettel and Carol Burtin-Fripp
Co-Presidents, LPOA