Runnymede Healthcare Centre

Posted on May 6, 2019

Runnymede Healthcare Centre held a meeting on April 25th to show their proposed plans to the neighbourhood. The meeting gathered approximately 70 attendees who voiced their concerns about the building’s height, the parking situation in the area, greenery in the proposal, and the construction process. Below is a copy of the presentation that was given by the applicant at the meeting.

As this was a pre-application meeting, there will be at least one more community meeting held in the future to discuss this proposal. Information about any future meetings will be posted on this website. If you would like to be added to the mailing list for this development please contact my office at councillor_perks@toronto.ca.

RunnymedeCommunityMtgPresentation

Ford Government Makes Major Changes to Planning Rules

Posted on May 6, 2019

Friends,

Late last week the Government of Ontario announced major changes to planning law in Ontario. These changes reinstate the old Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) rules and put more power in the hands of developers and their lobbyists. This enables developers to go around local government and communities and put proposals which we haven’t even seen in front of the OMB.

The changes also remove some development charges, and change the rules for other community benefits which keep our communities liveable, sustainable, and safe. The funds gathered through these mechanisms build our streets and community centres, put trees in the ground, and put parks in our neighbourhoods. Funding for these services will now fall onto the city’s back, instead of the developers.

Additionally, the plan removes rent control on new housing, eliminating the safety of knowing how much your next rent cheque will cost each month if you live in a new building. No one should live with that uncertainty.

The proposed changes impact 13 different laws and runs 90 pages in length. They will also require extensive new regulations. We can be sure there will be more surprises.

We cannot allow an unaccountable and unelected body to determine local planning decisions. We need to visit, call, and write to the Premier and the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and tell them to stop this legislation. Your voice is critical in taking a stand against Premier Ford and these unwanted changes.

Gord

Tell the Premier and his Minister that this is not the future you want for your neighbourhood:

Premier Doug Ford
premier@ontario.ca
Constituency office: 823 Albion Rd., Etobicoke, ON M9V 1A3
Tel: 416-745-2859

Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing
steve.clark@pc.ola.org
Constituency office: Suite 101 – 100 Strowger Blvd., Brockville, ON K6V 5J9
Toll Free: 1-800-267-4408
Tel: 613-342-9522

Tell your MPP that you support the fight against this attack on our communities:

Bhutila Karpoche
BKarpoche-CO@ndp.on.ca
Constituency office: 2849 Dundas St. W, Toronto
Tel: 416-763-5630

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