Fontra General Meeting Agenda January 2012

January 27, 2012 · 2 comments

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Kramer’s Bar & Grill
FoNTRA General Meeting
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
7:30-9:30 p.m.

1. Approval of Agenda – meeting co-chairs: Peter Baker, Geoff Kettel
2. Introductions and Brief Announcements
3. FoNTRA Web Site Development Update – Geoff/Peter/Terry West
4. Finances: Bank Balance $3,447.17 (Nov. 15) – Richard MacFarlane
5. Membership Notices/fees for 2012 – Terry West
6. Committee of Adjustment Effectiveness Study – Peter/Jeremy Gawen/Geoff
– P&GM Meeting – Jan. 5
– Meeting with Michael Mizzi (City Planning and Special Projects)
– Meetings with possible researchers
7. Beaches Ratepayer Organization – Jan Hycamp/Neil Sinclair
8. Midtown-Eglinton – Terry Mills/Ben Daube
– Meeting with stakeholders
– Y-E update
– Eglinton Crosstown LRT update
9. Local Issues
– Davisville Local School Community Design Team
– 30 Roehampton – update from Nov 2 meeting – Ben Daube
– 73-79 Keewatin
– Brennan Auto Site
– 100 Ranleigh
– Other
10. Provincial and City-Wide Issues
– Port Lands Acceleration Initiative/ Stakeholder Advisory Committee
– Development Charges Reform
– OP Review
– OMB Reform
– Queen’s Park Report – report for F.U.N.
– Heritage Town Hall Meeting – Metro Hall – Dec. 1
– Electronic billboards
– Other
11. Co-Chairs Closing Remarks and Announcements

Future General Meeting Dates: Feb. 21, April 17, May 15, June 12
Steering Meeting dates: Feb. 14, March 13, April 10, May 8, June 5

Terry Mills January 30, 2012 at 9:15 pm

Glad to see that FoNTRA website is up!

terry mills February 14, 2012 at 12:11 am


Thank you Cathy for all the time and work I know you to put into this and other projects for the good of Toronto.

Besides the directly applied benefit of Heritage Conservation to specific localities… it’s a good primer to be utilized in general.

By this I mean training interests and attitudes in redevelopment that may find their way into the broader fabric of the city and its neighbourhoods.

In this fashion, and in the style of guidelines, which get designed for a certain locality and then find themselves conveyed to another area because they are ‘guidelines’ and so are not really subject to statutory rigors…

Therefore regard for Heritage Conservation may find itself entering into neighbourhood where otherwise only the re-Harmonized Zoning By-law may otherwise be considered whenever it surfaces.

I especially enjoyed the diagram of inappropriate roof slopes on page 10 of Procedures, Policies and Terms of Reference… because I found it so easy to think bad developments that fit the ‘don’t do’ example. It left me guessing which one in particular it might be based upon…

Ultimately the greatest benefit of this exercise will come about by the Heritage Conservation initiative growing feet – so that it is carried far into the traditional fabric of Toronto.

Thank you for your good effort – and you can call on my support and no doubt the North Toronto ‘regiment’ as well.



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