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Seaton Village Residents’ Association Meeting announcements, minutes or discussion.

SVRA Meeting February 6, 2018 – cancelled

Please join us at our next scheduled meeting on March 6, 2018

Forward any agenda item requests to seatonvillage@toronto.ca

Sorry for any inconvenience

The SVRA

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SVRA Meeting January 17, 2018

A friendly reminder about the SVRA meeting Wednesday, January 17
Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm
Location: Vermont Square Longterm Care Facility – 914 Bathurst St – join us in the basement
 
Agenda
 
  • Monsignor Fraser Greening Project – presentation brief
  • SVRA Winter Solstice – event brief
  • Seaton village Lane Naming – project updates
  • Grants: TD Park People (community events) + City of Toronto Every Tree counts
  • Community Updates: Traffic, Westbank + Honest Ed’s redevelopment (OMB hearing)
  • SVRA updates: Planning Committee, street reps + new website
  • Other business
Previous meeting minutes: SVRA Meeting Minutes November 14 2017 
The SVRA continues to build our street rep system, actively looking for community members who can help us with outreach efforts!
SVRA Planning Committee
Are you an architect, a planner, are you interested in neighbourhood planning and development? The SVRA is looking for community members to participate on our Planning Committee to consult on residential and commercial development applications

Please send us an email to  express interest, ask any questions or to connect us to someone you know who might be interested!

seatonvillagetoronto@gmail.com
 
Stay warm and keep shovelling 🙂
Meeti

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Changing Lanes: The City of Toronto’s Review of Laneway Suites – Nov. 30 Public Meeting(2)

The City’s laneway suites study, called Changing Lanes gets underway with a public consultation meeting on Thursday, November 30, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the Council Chamber at Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West. We hope you can attend to learn more about the initiative, the next steps in the consultation and review process and provide us with your initial thoughts on laneway suites in Toronto.

A notice with details of the public meeting, which currently appears in Now Magazine and Metroland media, is attached. Please feel free to share the meeting notice and the contents of this email to members of your organizations.

Background

On July 4, 2017, City Council directed the City Planning Division, in consultation with a number of City Divisions, to study the potential to permit laneway suites within Toronto and East York District, consult with the community, and report on a potential implementation strategy in 2018.

Council’s motion can be found here:

http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2017.TE25.108

What is a Laneway Suite?

Laneway suites are housing units situated on the same lot as a detached house, semi-detached house, or townhouse, but completely detached from the main house. They are generally located in the rear yard abutting a laneway and are smaller in scale than the main house on the lot.

The City’s Review of Laneway Suites

A small number of laneway suites already exist within Toronto, however, the City’s current policies, application requirements, costs, and many technical factors, limit the opportunity to construct laneway houses. The Changing Lanes study is reviewing the potential technical, policy, and process limitations, and will consider a streamlined strategy to permit laneway suites that are appropriately scaled, have adequate amenity space, maintain existing greenspace and character of their neighbourhood, and contribute to the city’s rental housing stock.

Permitting laneway suites more broadly within the City may provide more rental housing opportunities within the City’s established, low-scale neighbourhoods, and provide owners of suitable properties with a rental income source.

Consultation

The November 30th meeting is an informational meeting intended to introduce the idea of laneway suites, communicate the scope the City’s review process, and receive your initial comments on this emerging initiative.  There will be additional consultation meetings scheduled in early 2018 as City Staff continue their internal review, consideration and development a draft strategy regarding laneway suites.

Consultation with the communities in which laneway suites might be possible is an important part of our work. We will provide many opportunities to comment on this initiative and we look forward to hearing from you and your residents.

From Graig Uens, Senior Planner overseeing the consultation –Connecting with City Planning Staff

If you are interested in the Changing Lanes initiative and would like to schedule a meeting or phone call with City Planning staff to discuss our work on laneway suites, please respond to this email or contact me directly.

I look forward to working with you,

 Graig Uens, MCIP, RPP

Senior Planner, Community Planning

100 Queen Street W.

18th floor (East Tower)

M5H 2N2

416-397-4647

guens@toronto.ca
http://www.toronto.ca/planning/

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SVRA Meeting Tuesday November 14, 2017

This is the final SVRA meeting for 2017, so we’d like to have the community set the agenda.

  • Is there something you’d like to know (more) about and discuss?
  • Want more social events?
  • Debating becoming involved but would like to learn more..?!
  • Still on the fence about becoming a Street Rep?!
  • What else?!
  • We’ll also be setting the date for SVRA AGM…wanna’ be president or VP or head up a committee?!?!

Please let us know so we can add it to the agenda

Mail us at seatonvillagetoronto@gmail.com

Here are SVRA Meeting Minutes_Oct 10 2017s from our October 10, 2017 SVRA meeting.

Meeting Details

Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm

Location: Vermont Square Long Term Care Home (basement) 914 Bathurst St @ Barton Ave

 

READ the draft SVRA Meeting Minutes November 14 2017  for the November 14, 2017 SVRA meeting

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SVRA Meeting Tuesday October 10, 2017

Please join the SVRA and community members for our upcoming SVRA meeting

Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm

Location: Basement – Vermont Square Long-term Care Facility 914 Bathurst Street Toronto, Toronto, ON M5R 3G5

[Draft] Agenda

  • Street Rep Program*
  • Traffic and Safety initiatives – street/street requests. I.e., speed humps, Stop signs
  • Updates: Lay-bys; Palmerston Ave north Dupont pedestrian light; Mirvish Village demolition and construction schedules; OMB prehearing for 4 Corners Bathurst Bloor appeals + SVRA incorporation; Lane Naming Project
  • PUMPKIN PATCH! November 1, 2017
  • Other business

Please submit any street-specific traffic/safety initiatives, your questions or agenda item requests to the SVRA in advance of the meeting: seatonvillagetoronto@gmail.com

STREET REP SYSTEM

The SVRA is recruiting community members to act as “Street Reps.”

Responsibilities: act as an information conduit between SVRA and your street neighbours. Forward/circulate information via email. Sometimes act as street representative -or find an alternate neighbour(s) willing to do so- at SVRA meetings

Qualifications: If you know a lot of your neighbours, are Chief Communication Officer for your street party, have a LOT of contact info for your street residents/neighbours, then you’re perfect for the job!

Objective: Assist with raising awareness of the SVRA,  communicate local issues, events and help provide community updates from the SVRA and Councillor Cressy/City Staff

Communication and collaboration with the neighbourhood/our neighbourhood partners are essential to ensure the SVRA is as responsive and effective as possible in addressing neighbourhood issues and to ensure meaningful approaches and treatments of these issues.  This info exchange also helps our Councillor and staff best address community issues at City Hall.
The SVRA believes its success depends on membership and a representative contact list so we can reach as many community members as possible!
The next SVRA Meeting will be November 14, 2017

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SVRA Special Presentation + Meeting Residential/Neighbourhood Planning​ and the Committee of Adjustment

A friendly reminder of the Seaton Village Residents’ Association meeting and special presentation with Robert Brown –  TONIGHT!

 
Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm
Location: Vermont Square Long Term Care facility 914 Bathurst St (at Barton Ave) 
Please join the SVRA and your neighbours for a very special evening with Robert Brown, former Chair and longtime panel member with the Committee of Adjustment

 
 
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From 2007 -2015, Robert sat on panel (A) of the Committee of Adjustment for Toronto and East York. In 2015 Robert assumed the Chair for Panel A of the COA. Robert is also the former Chair of the Annex Residents’ Association and continues to work in an advisory role on local planning applications with the ARA and the Harbord Village Residents’ Association.
 
Come learn about residential planning: where to start –  the City of Toronto’s residential Planning process, applying to the COA, how to effectively communicate with neighbours about your own or your neighbour’s residential planning application, understanding the COA process, the role of your residents’ association and City Councillor in the process and more. Learn from a home renovation expert/contractor and engineer how to navigate your home reno and the COA. 
New to Residential Planning is the Toronto Local Appeals Board which is replacing the OMB for contested residential COA applications. Robert will walk us through this new process. 
 
The Seaton Village RA is  Neighbourhood “Visioning” plan: this includes residential and commercial development + local traffic and safety initiatives – please join us to learn more and be a part of the group!
Other business for this meeting will include:
  • an update on traffic and safety initiatives underway;
  • an update on the Dupont St corridor development following the May 4 meeting with developers, the City Planning Staff and Councillors Cressy and Layton + next steps with Mirvish Village
  • April 12 SVRA Meeting minutes – for approval. Attached. 
We look forward to seeing you and having you a part of our discussion! 
 
 
From Toronto Star
Wednesday, May 17: Read –  OMB Reform praised as “bold” boon to local democracy 
Tuesday, May 16: Chris Hume on the Mirvish Village development:  ReadHow to avoid the next St James Town

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SVRA Meeting Wednesday, April 12 2017

SVRA Meeting  –  Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm

Location: St Albans Boys and Girls Club, upstairs in the AV room (midway down hall on right side)

Agenda

Other Business:

  • April 22 – Vermont Square Park Community Cleanup!
  • Compost + Ward 20 Environment Days,
  • Westbank – Honest Ed’s/ Mirvish Village Redevelopment update

Have a great idea for a local project? Would you like to volunteer and want to learn how? Questions? Would you like to add to the agenda? Please send us a message: seatonvillagetoronto@gmail.com

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