2015

November 15, 2015 Ms. Nancy Martins Planning and Growth Management Committee 10th floor, West Tower, City Hall 100 Queen Street West Toronto, Ontario M5H 2N2 By Email: pgmc@toronto.ca PG.8.5 Official Plan Five Year Review: Final Recommendation Report – Amendments to the Healthy Neighbourhoods, Neighbourhoods and Apartment Neighbourhoods Policies of the Official Plan Dear Chair Shiner […]

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November 13, 2015 Ms. Nancy Martins Planning and Growth Management Committee 10th floor, West Tower, City Hall 100 Queen Street West Toronto Ontario M5H 2N2 PG8.12 Townhouse and Low-Rise Apartment Guidelines Project Dear Chair Shiner and Members of the Committee: FoNTRA provides the following comments on the Draft Guidelines dated October 2015. In the Staff […]

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November 9, 2015 Standing Committee on Social Policy Hansard Transcript from our presentation to the Standing committee on Social Policy of the Ontario Legislature RE: Bill 73: Smart Growth For Our Communities Act, 2015 The Federation of North Toronto Residents’ Associations (FoNTRA) is a non-profit, volunteer organization comprised of 31 member organizations. Its members, all […]

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October 28, 2015 Mayor John Tory and Members of Council Att. Ms. Marilyn Toft, Council Secretariat Support Email: clerk@toronto.ca Re – City Council meeting November 3, 2015 – PG7.1 Mid-Rise Building Performance Standards FoNTRA has two major issues with this item. The guidelines are being used in areas without needed comprehensive area planning policies in […]

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Province approves Bill 52 – Protection of Public Participation Act, 2015

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September 30, 2015 VIA E-MAIL: tpomanski@ola.org Tamara Pomanski Clerk, Standing Committee on Justice Policy Ontario Legislature Toronto, Ontario RE: Bill 52 – Protection of Public Participation Act, 2015 Dear Chair Shafiq Qaadri, and Members of the Committee: The Federation of North Toronto Residents’ Associations (FoNTRA), an umbrella organization currently representing 27 resi-dents’ associations, provides this […]

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PLANNING ACT WORKING GROUP ON MINOR VARIANCES (pdf)

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May 29, 2015 VIA E-MAIL: minister.mah@ontario.ca Hon. Ted McMeekin Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Government of Ontario 777 Bay Street, 17th Floor Toronto Ontario M5G 2E5 Bill 73: Smart Growth For Our Communities Act, 2015 Dear Minister McMeekin: The Federation of North Toronto Residents’ Associations (FoNTRA) is an umbrella organization currently representing 32 residents’ […]

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Raymond David Director, Community Planning Scarborough District rdavid@toronto.ca Denise Rundle Manager and Deputy Secretary-Treasurer Scarborough Committee of Adjustment rundle@toronto.ca RE: Towards a Functional Committee of Adjustment This is to provide our comments on the directions of Planning and Growth Management Committee regarding improvements to the Committee of Adjustment (CofA) process, as proposed by Councillor Jaye […]

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Re: Yonge-Eglinton Growth Centre – Towers Forecast 2015 Dear Councillors: On behalf of the Federation of North Toronto Residents’ Associations (FoNTRA), we are writing to provide our endorsement of the above document developed by Terry Mills, planner and member of FoNTRA’s Steering Committee. In addition, we are requesting that the document be included on the […]

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