Modified Development Proposal at 100 Ranleigh Avenue

January 30, 2012 · 4 comments

in City of Toronto Official Plan, Correspondence


Mark Chlon, Senior Planner,

Dear Mark Chlon,
We are writing regarding the revised proposal for the development at 100 Ranleigh Ave. as we believe this is a city-wide issue relating to Official Plan policies and is more than just a local development requesting amendments to the Zoning By-law.

From an e-mail written by Councillor Robinson, it appears as if the Neighbourhood protection policies of the Official Plan are not being applied to this particular development proposal and hence the protection policies would appear to be of little value to any neighbourhood/community in the Toronto facing a similar proposal. Furthermore, since you appear to be focusing on only the need for Zoning By-law amendments, it seems as if you are “framing” this proposal as merely a local zoning matter, which we believe it is not.

Each point of our March 27th letter (file attached) seems to still be valid and continue to apply to this proposed application. That letter describes the many continuing variances this proposal has from the Official Plan and Planning Act, for example, the proposal is not a “walk up” apartment since elevators are included as part of the applicant’s proposal and in this way alone obviously violates the Policy 4.1.1.

Could you please provide us with a written explanation as to why the current revised proposal is in line with the Neighbourhood protection policies of the Official Plan as outlined in our previous letter and why you believe that it is only a local zoning by-law matter?

FoNTRA also suggests that if this development proposal is accepted in its current form, it will set a precedent for similar projects throughout the city and as such invalidate the many Neighbourhood protection policies of the Official Plan.

Thank you for your attention to this important community matter.
Yours truly,

Geoff KettelPeter Baker
Co-Chair, FoNTRACo-Chair, FoNTRA
129 Hanna Road124 Sherwood Avenue
Toronto, OntarioToronto, Ontario
M4G 3N6M4P2A7

Cc; Councillor Jaye Robinson

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Beth Adams February 7, 2012 at 4:29 pm

Thanks for writing this letter and posting it. I believe this proposed development is so wrong, in so many ways, and I fear it could be approved anyway. Many neighbours feel so powerless to stop it. Thanks for continuing to keep holding people accountable to the process. I continue to hope this application will never be approved.

Peter Baker February 8, 2012 at 1:49 am

Thank you for your comment on our new website.

Tasha Osborne September 11, 2012 at 11:58 am

This proposed development violates so much of what we consider key aspects to our neighbourhood. It violates the Official plan in regards to responsible infill, privacy, sky scape, and sunlight. If we value neighbourhoods at all- development must be kept responsible and this one is not.

Nicole October 8, 2012 at 10:20 am

I recently reviewed the Oct 1, 2012 letter to the Councillors and you have done a very thorough analysis of the proposal. I am very concerned about the increased traffic flows on this street and in front of Bedford Park school. This is already a very busy area in the morning as children, parents and school buses are dropping off/picking up during the school hours. Adding such a large development right at this location means a significant increase in traffic and safety for our children. I support this letter, and I hope that this proposal for development of 100 Ranleigh Ave is never approved.

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