FoNTRA’S Key Planning Reform Proposals – Summary (November 16, 2010) 1. Official Plan FoNTRA believes that long-term planning can be improved through stabilizing Toronto’s Official Plan. 2. Planning Act FoNTRA advocates two small but significant changes to the Planning Act. 3. Local Appeal Body and Committee of Adjustment Processes FoNTRA recommends that the implementation of […]

City Hall, 2nd Floor 100 Queen St. West Toronto, ON M5H 2N2 Dear Mayor-Elect Ford, Congratulations on your successful election to the position of Mayor of Toronto! We are looking forward to working with you on planning and development issues along with other issues that are of concern to FoNTRA. We also recognize the importance […]


Hon. Christopher Bentley, Minister Ministry of the Attorney General Province of Ontario 720 Bay Street, 11th Floor Toronto, Ontario M5G 2K1 Dear Minister Bentley, On behalf of the residents/ratepayers of FoNTRA, we are writing to express our strong support for the initiative on the part of your government to appoint an advisory panel that will […]


Planning Reform Strategies for 2010, Discussion Paper (pdf) Primary Planning Reform Recommendation I. Strengthen both the planning substance and improve the quality of the planning process, while complementing the recent provincial planning reforms, with only minimal changes to the Planning Act as follows: • Official Plans should be required to provide population densities and land-use […]

Rosalind Dyers, Committee Administrator E-mail: teycc@toronto.ca Toronto and East York Community Council We are writing to express our support for the recommendations contained in the staff report dated December 23, 2009. The staff report ably deals with the implications of the re-development of this prominent site for the “view-shed” of the Ontario Legislative Building. It […]