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 […]

Clonmore townhouses flagged by city planners

City planners have flagged “significant concerns” with a series of five-storey townhouses proposed for Clonmore Drive. The project would see nine buildings with a total of 138 townhouse suites built on a site that backs on the CN rail line north of Clonmore and Queensbury Avenue. Each townhouse would have up to three suites inside. […]

Toronto election 2014: Ward 36 candidates

Welcome to the third and final issue of Toronto municipal election coverage in Beach Metro Community News. In this issue, we are featuring candidates for city councillor in Ward 36 Scarborough Southwest, which includes our coverage area in Birch Cliff and Cliffside. There are eight candidates signed up to run for councillor in Ward 36. […]

Beach hosts 100 in 1 Day activities

On Saturday, June 7, people in Toronto and around the globe will unite in a single goal – to bring positive change to their little corner of the world. One hundred citizen-led community actions – or urban interventions – will help foster awareness about urban and social issues, or just inject some fun and whimsy […]

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 group holds AGM

The Concerned Citizens of Quarry Lands Development (CCQLD) will meet for its 2013 Annual General Meeting, Wednesday, Jan. 23, at Birchcliff Bluffs United Church, 33 East Rd., starting at 7:30 p.m. The CCQLD board will update the community on recent developments. These include a recent Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) appearance by Gerrard Clonmore Developments (GCD), […]

Quarry lands severance approved

Plans to build two high rise apartments on the former quarry lands, northeast of Gerrard and Victoria Park, have been given the go-ahead at the Ontario Municipal Board. GCD Trustee Limited (the Conservatory Group) applied to sever an 11,907 square metre section of its property to build the first phase of its plan on the […]