Emmanuel Howard Park United Church and our community have taken a great step forward together. I am happy to let you know that the Toronto East York Committee of Adjustment has approved the variance requested by this Roncesvalles Avenue Church. The agreement reached between Emmanuel Howard Park United Church and its near neighbours, which was endorsed by the Committee of Adjustment, is a credit to everyone involved.The ruling removes a major legal barrier to the continued operation of The Village Healing Centre in a Church building while addressing many of the neighbours’ concerns. Best of all, the agreement and Committee ruling allows the Church to continue to deliver, and shelter, many vital services to our community. I am happy that my office was able to play a role in resolving this issue. I especially want to thank everyone on both sides of the issue for working together to resolve difficult issues in a positive way.