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.
CC: Gregg Lintern, Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division
Melanie Melnyk, Project Manager, Strategic Initiatives, Policy & Analysis
Philip Parker, Project Manager, Strategic Initiatives, Policy & Analysis
cc: Kerri Voumvakis, Director, Strategic Initiatives
Brooke Marshall, Senior Planner, Strategic Initiatives