1960-1962 Queen on to Community Council

The big day is approaching for several resident associations opposed to a six-storey development at 1960-1962 Queen St. E., generally referred to as the ‘Lick’s development’, since the proposed building would take the place of the burger restaurant at Queen and Kenilworth.

The plans for 1960-1962 have been filed with the city’s planning office, and the zoning by-law amendment request will be heard by Toronto and East York Community Council on Tuesday, May 15.

The same Community Council meeting will consider a zoning by-law amendment for a proposal to build 30 semi-detached and one detached houses on a property running between 42 Edgewood Ave. and Hemlock Avenue, including the creation of a new public through street.

Anyone interested in making a presentation on either proposal at the meeting, or making a written submission, should contact Rosalind Dyers, Toronto and East York Community Council Administrator at the City Clerk’s office. To appear in person, phone 416-392-7033. To make a written submission, fax 416-397-0111, or email teycc@toronto.ca. Only those that made oral or written submissions are entitled to appeal Community Council’s decision to the Ontario Municipal Board.

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The future of the beaches is cheek to jowl condo boxes. If anyone doubts this take a look at the 60 unit mega condo now being built on Kippendavie (a side street south of Queen). If they can build this – there are no rules. Our politicians dutifully attend public consultations and nod their heads but don’t hear a word. Brace yourself, your street is next.
Perhaps, our neighbourhoods are for sale to developers because Toronto is in massive debt and cannot pay its bills without this condo bubble. Hmmm – the third largest item in the $9.3 billion dollar operating budget after police services and the TTC is throwing away money for debt financing. Our total debt is now more than $4.5 BILLION DOLLARS!

Well anyways, enjoy Police Week next week although if you look into what we compensate a beat cop or a traffic cop it will floor you. Maybe, the only way to save our neighbourhoods is to smarten up with our spending and get out of debt?

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