FoNTRA Advocacy Positions 2012-2015

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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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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September means not only the start of the school year, but for civically engaged folk at least, this month marks the start of a three month hiatus without committee and council meetings. Wow! Can we rest? Not really, instead we will be subject to endless door-knocking and invitations to all candidate meetings. Also, there will […]

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January 22, 2014 Ms. Marilyn Toft, Council Secretariat – mtoft@toronto.ca 12th floor, West Tower, City Hall 100 Queen Street West Toronto, ON M5H 2N2 Re: City Council Meeting January 29,30, 2014: 2014 Budget – FoNTRA Support for City Planning Division Service Levels and Budget Dear Mayor Ford, Deputy Mayor Kelly, and City Councillors: We are […]

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July 14 2013 Marilyn Toft 12th floor, West Tower, City Hall 100 Queen Street West Toronto, ON M5H 2N2 RE: City Council Meeting 37, July 16,17: EY 25.15 Final Report – Mimico-by-the-Lake Secondary Plan Dear Mayor and Councillors: This is to express the concern of the Federation of North Toronto Residents’ Associations (FoNTRA) regarding the […]

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