Protection of Neighbourhoods and Community Involvement

May 29, 2015 VIA E-MAIL: Hon. Ted McMeekin Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Government of Ontario 777 Bay Street, 17th Floor Toronto Ontario M5G 2E5 Bill 73: Smart Growth For Our Communities Act, 2015 Dear Minister McMeekin: The Federation of North Toronto Residents’ Associations (FoNTRA) is an umbrella organization currently representing 32 residents’ […]

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 […]

Proposed Development for 100 Ranleigh Avenue (By-law No. 469-2013) – OMB Case No. PL130503 Overview North York Community Council (October 2012) and City Council (November 2012) approved an application to amend the City’s Zoning By-law to allow the following in a residential neighbourhood. 1. A four-storey 60 unit (subsequently changed to 46 units) mixed-use apartment/condominium […]

July 14 2013 Marilyn Toft 12th floor, West Tower, City Hall 100 Queen Street West Toronto, ON M5H 2N2 RE: City Council Meeting 37, July 16,17: EY 25.15 Final Report – Mimico-by-the-Lake Secondary Plan Dear Mayor and Councillors: This is to express the concern of the Federation of North Toronto Residents’ Associations (FoNTRA) regarding the […]

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 […]

New condo an example of planning process pitfalls 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 […]

• FoNTRA promotes community involvement in planning so that local neighbourhoods are protected and a local-area Secondary Plan is re-instituted wherever an Official Plan change is proposed. Note: A stable Official Plan, as outlined above, would permit (when appropriate) the approval of all Zoning By-law amendments by Community Councils.