Quarry lands group to hold annual general meeting

The Concerned Citizens of Quarry Lands Development (CCQLD) will be holding its annual general meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 22.

The group originally formed to oppose high rise developments on the quarry lands, situated on the north side of Gerrard Street East, east of Victoria Park Avenue. The potential apartment towers would be across the street from a neighbourhood of one- and two-storey detached and semi-detached houses.

In late 2012, Gerrard Clonmore Developments won approval from the Ontario Municipal Board to sever a section of its property on the east end of the site, to build two high rise apartment buildings. The approval allows for two 24-storey towers on a three-storey podium base, with a total of 369 units. To date, no significant work has occurred.

The western portion of the quarry lands is owned by the City of Toronto, with development responsibility being handled by Build Toronto. The current concept includes low rise and stacked condo units, a large-format retail building and parkland, with a rough split of half residential, one quarter retail and one quarter park.

CCQLD representatives have been involved throughout the Build Toronto planning process, and details are being finalized for a public meeting to present those plans in the coming months.

In the meantime, members and anyone interested in the future of the quarry lands are invited to attend the CCQLD’s annual general meeting, which will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at Birchcliff Bluffs United Church, 33 East Rd., just east of Kingston Road and Warden Avenue. The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m.

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Sorry to have missed the latest meeting ! ~ I have been following the progress for a decade, & at one time, from a distance from Vancouver Island ! At last there seems to be some positive movement but would love to have up-to-date information. ~~ We are seniors who were unable to find a suitable little house upon our return here from V.I almost 4 years ago to be nearer our relatives & friends, as we are old Beachers ourselves. Is there any plan atall of building a seniors residence &/or suitable rental units ? Also ,is there any info on a possible time frame for the “ground breaking celebration ” if so I would very much appreciate any news that we have missed . Yours truly, Iris Shikatani.

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