A Build Toronto chart at a March 18 meeting shows the traffic plan for the city-owned corporation’s upcoming development on the western side of the old quarry lands at Victoria Park Avenue and Gerrard Street East. The plan includes an eastward extension of Musgrave Street, a new residential street in the development, and changes to nearby traffic lights. IMAGE: Build Toronto

Quarry lands plan opposed

Beach resident Alan Burke is hoping to take a petition that failed to sway the decision-makers at Scarborough Community Council and turn it into success at the Ontario Municipal Board. In September 2015, Bernadette Warren attended the Community Council meeting with a 550-signature petition hoping to change the plans for the city-owned portion of the […]

Quarry lands park planned

Keep it natural. When all their voting dots were counted, that was the key advice local residents gave designers of a new city park planned for the quarry lands at Victoria Park Avenue and Gerrard Street East. Making up roughly a quarter of the 19.7-acre site that Build Toronto plans to develop on the quarry […]

Townhouses proposed for Clonmore

Critics of a decades-old plan to build apartment towers on the former quarry lands east of Victoria Park Avenue are hoping the developer, Gerrard Clonmore Developments, will lower its sights now that low-rise developments are proposed on either side of its property. Speaking at a Jan. 22 meeting of the Concerned Citizens for Quarry Lands […]

Quarry lands plan includes big-box retail

Even as the puck dropped in game seven of the Leafs-Bruins series, people were pulling out extra chairs at Blantyre Public School to see the latest plans for the Birch Cliff quarry lands. The more than 100 residents at the May 13 meeting got a first look at sketches showing Build Toronto’s plans for four-storey […]

CCQLD holds annual meeting

The annual general meeting of the Concerned Citizens for Quarry Land Development (CCQLD)  was held at Birchcliff Bluffs Church on Jan. 23. About 75 local people braved the Arctic chill to attend. They were provided with an update on the recent actions at the quarry land site, and to elect the 2013 CCQLD Board of […]