Development in Proximity to Rail: Official Plan Amendment

10th floor, West Tower, City Hall
100 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON M5H 2N2

Attention: Nancy Martins

Re: PH19.2 Development in Proximity to Rail: Draft Official Plan Amendment and Proposed Zoning Amendment Approach

Dear Chair Ana Bailão, and Members of Planning and Housing Committee,   

This is to advise of our support for this report and its recommendations to consult widely on its proposals.  

We note the report‘s reference to the extensive network of rail networks in Toronto; all wards in the city except one (Willowdale) being affected.  Further to this we recommend that the consultation involve all residents associations.

We also note that the report makes no mention of SafeRail, which is a national grass roots organization addressing safety matters in communities adjacent to rail lines. We suggest that this group be considered as a key stakeholder in the consultation.

Respectfully submitted,

Yours truly,

Geoff Kettel
Co-Chair, FoNTRA

Cathie Macdonald
Co-Chair, FoNTRA

cc: Kerri Voumvakis, Director, Strategic Initiatives
Brooke Marshall, Senior Planner, Strategic Initiatives