Chair, Planning and Growth Management Committee Toronto City Hall 100 Queen Street West, Suite C51 Toronto, ON M5H 2N2 RE: Committee of Adjustment Proposed Study Dear Councillor Milczyn: We are writing to provide you with a FoNTRA proposal for a study on the Committee of Adjustment (CofA) process for the City of Toronto. Specifically, the […]

For the City of Toronto –November 2011 Introduction The City of Toronto’s framework for local land-use planning decisions is governed by its Official Plan (OP), Zoning By-laws (ZB), and the City appointed Committees of Adjustment (CofA) which hears applications for minor variances from the Zoning By-laws. A new city-wide and harmonized ZB was approved by […]

Hon. Dalton McGuinty, Premier of Ontario Main Legislative Building Queen’s Park Toronto, ON M7A1A1 Tim Hudak, M.P.P. Leader of the Opposition, Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario Main Legislative Building Queen’s Park Toronto, ON M7A1A1 Andrea Horwath, M.P.P. Leader, Ontario New Democratic Party Main Legislative Building Queen’s Park Toronto, ON M7A1A1 In anticipation of the provincial […]

Lloyd Alter President Architectural Conservancy of Ontario, Fourth floor, 10 Adelaide Street East, Toronto ON M5C 1J3 Dear Mr. Alter: On behalf of the Federation of North Toronto Residents’ Association (FoNTRA) we want to thank you for the work of the ACO to protect the viewshed of Ontario’s Capital Precinct. FoNTRA’s position has been clearly […]


City Planning Division Tall Buildings Downtown Project tallbuildings@toronto.ca Dear Sir/Madam: This correspondence is provided in response to the request for public comments on the “Tall Buildings, Inviting Change in Downtown Toronto” Consultant’s Study, its findings and recommendations, part of the Tall Buildings Downtown Project. The Federation of North Toronto Residents’ Assns. (FoNTRA) believes that the […]


His Worship Mayor Rob Ford City Hall, 2nd Floor 100 Queen St. West Toronto, ON M5H 2N2 Dear Mayor Ford, We are writing to express our concerns about the City’s Planning and Growth Management Committee’s (P&GM) decision to recommend repeal of Zoning By-law 1156-2010.

VIA E-MAIL: cbentley.mpp@liberal.ola.org Hon. Christopher Bentley, Minister Ministry of the Attorney General Province of Ontario 720 Bay Street, 11th Floor Toronto, Ontario M5G 2K1 Anti-SLAPP Advisory Panel Report to the Attorney General of 28 October 2010 Dear Minister Bentley: The Federation of North Toronto Residents’ Associations (FoNTRA), an umbrella organization currently representing 27 resi-dents’ associations, […]

FoNTRA has now had an opportunity to review the Report of the Anti-SLAPP Advisory Panel, dated 28 October 2010, and is in general agreement with its conclusions and recommendations. In FoNTRA’s view, the Advisory Panel has found an excel-lent balance among the various interests and the proposed approach should effectively safeguard the expression on matters […]

Planning Reform / Ontario Municipal Board 1. Issue: Municipal Official Plans are frequently subject to amendment, even though they are provincially approved. FoNTRA has proposed two Planning Act changes to improve the stability of Official Plans: 1) the Official Plan should be required to provide population densities and land-use intensities which would provide guidance for […]