After two eventful years, City Planning has issued a final report on ‘Alaska.’ UYNA is pleased to announce that City Planning opposes the current proposal. The report identifies a set of issues that correspond very closely to those that we first raised at the community consultation in September 2013 and that we have been insisting upon every since. This report represents a significant victory for residents because it attests to the legitimacy of our concerns. Morever, the alignment between residents and City Planning puts us in a strong position as we head toward the Ontario Municipal Board.
At the OMB pre-hearing on March 31, UYNA requested and was granted party status, which means that our lawyer may call witnesses and cross-examine other parties’ witnesses at the full hearing, scheduled for January 2016.
Before then though, the North York Community Council and City Council must vote on City Planning’s final report. On Tuesday May 12, City Planning will ask the NYCC to reject the current proposal and to defend this position at the OMB. UYNA will address Community Council and urge councillors to vote against ‘Alaska’ and to send a City solicitor to the OMB.
North York Community Council Meeting
Tuesday May 12 2015
Agenda item 6.18 is scheduled to be addressed at approx. 10:15am
Council Chamber, North York Civic Centre
5100 Yonge Street
Individual residents also have the opportunity to address Community Council. In order to do so, you must ask to be added to the list of speakers by contacting the NYCC clerk Francine Adamo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are unable to attend the meeting, you may submit your comments by email to Community Council by clicking on the “Submit Comments” button at the top right of this page.
Together, we have achieved a lot in the last two years. City Planning’s negative report on ‘Alaska’ is a testament to the quality of our engagement and intervention in the development process. UYNA encourages its supporters to attend the NYCC meeting on May 12 so that Community Council comprehends the full extent of opposition to a monolithic, 10-storey condo at Strathgowan and Yonge.