Current Issues

Re: Yonge-Eglinton Growth Centre – Towers Forecast 2015 Dear Councillors: On behalf of the Federation of North Toronto Residents’ Associations (FoNTRA), we are writing to provide our endorsement of the above document developed by Terry Mills, planner and member of FoNTRA’s Steering Committee. In addition, we are requesting that the document be included on the […]

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 […]

January 22, 2014 Ms. Marilyn Toft, Council Secretariat – 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 […]

Land use planning and appeals Review –share comments at workshops in regional location (for more information –submit comments online –email a submission to planning –write to Land USe Planning Appeal System Review, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Provincial Planning Policy Branch, 777 Bay Street, 14th floor, Toronto, ON M5G 2E5 Developmenrt Charges […]


City building is about having a vision and sticking to it, not giving in JOHN SEWELL August 2012 Did you hear about the development application that the city planners and council turned down because it didn’t meet the city plan? No, I didn’t think you did. In Toronto, planning doesn’t work that way. Instead, the […]

DEVELOPMENT UPDATE The appeal before the Ontario Municipal Board by Verdiroc Developments (a Greenwin company) seeking approval to build an 8 storey rental building (plus a 5 metre rooftop mechanical penthouse) on the south side of Keewatin Avenue directly across the street from the low rise neighbourhood, commenced January 14th, 2013. The hearing was conducted […]

November 20, 2012 Re: November 27, 2012 City Council Meeting – Agenda Item NY 20.35 100 Ranleigh Avenue – Zoning By-law Amendment Application Dear Mayor and Councillors, The Federation of North Toronto Residents’ Associations (FoNTRA) is asking all members of Council to seriously consider rejecting the above Agenda Item NY20.35 when it comes before Council […]

Mayor and Members of Toronto City Council Attention: City Clerk Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, Toronto Ontario M5H 2N2 City Council Meeting No.28 – 27 November 2012 – Agenda Item NY20.35 Zoning By-law Amendment Application: 100 Ranleigh Avenue – Bedford Park United Church Dear Mayor and Councillors: The North York Community Council recommends […]

October 01, 2012 VIA E-MAIL: North York Community Council Attention: Ms. Francine Adamo North York Civic Centre 5100 Yonge Street, Main Floor Toronto Ontario M2N 5V7 NY19.24 – Statutory Public Meeting: October 10, 2012 – Zoning By-law Amendment 100 Ranleigh Avenue: The Dismantling of the City’s Neighbourhood Protection Policies Dear Councillors: The Federation of […]

GTA commute worst in North America -82 minutes and increasing Annual economic cost of congestion in GTA -$6 billion Ontario’s $50 Billion BIG MOVE -only 20% funded Madrid has built more rapid transit in last 10 years than GTA total in 100 years IT’S TIME TO GET MOVING!