Fight the Monstersauras

Henry Farm Administrator
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May 1, 2017

To: Councillor Shelley Carroll

North York Community Council

City of Toronto Council

Petition to Reject Request for 405 additional units in Block C Parkway Forest Development

Dear Ms. Carroll,

The Henry Farm Community Interest Association (HFCIA) represents 1,050 residences (600 single family homes and 450 rental units) in Henry Farm.

Our neighbourhood is located directly to the west of the site subject to this request.

The Henry Farm Community Interest Association and the residents who have signed this petition are strongly opposed to the approval of the additional 405 residential condominium units requested by the developer to be built on Block C (the vacant land immediately south of Helen Lu Rd.). This change will increase the number of residential units on Block C from the 515 previously approved to 920 or a 78% increase.

In 2004, the developer originally applied for the construction of 3,600 new units. In 2008, the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) gave approval for 2,200 new units. In 2014, the developer requested an additional 600 units and the OMB approved 591.

This area is already among the most densely populated in Toronto. The approval of any additional units will only increase the pressure on our community. Here are some of the reasons for our objection:

1) The process of adding additional units at each phase once initial approval has been established is grossly unfair.

2) The local school already has 6 portable classrooms.

3) The LEA Consulting Traffic Study commissioned by HFCIA and submitted to the city in 2015 stated the intersections at Don Mills and Sheppard and Highway 404 and Sheppard were beyond capacity. The conclusions in this report were prior to the number of units approved for this development and others underway in the Parkway Forest area being completed and occupied. The accumulation of additional units will make our traffic congestion unbearable.

4) No new road and public transportation infrastructure has been built since the original proposal.

On behalf of those who have signed this petition, we request our councillor and our City to reject the request for additional units in Block C of the Parkway Forest Development.

Yours truly,

Namby Vithiananthan, President (on behalf of the executive)

Henry Farm Community Interest Association

Address: 25 Parfield Drive, Toronto, Ontario M2J1C1: Email: president@henryfarm.ca , Phone 416.275.5190

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  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Oct 22, 2017
    Oct 22, 2017
    Ms. Carroll - if you actually lived in Ward 33, you might have a better appreciation for the needs and wishes of the residents in this area. Repeatedly, Elad had asked for more units than they actually wanted, and each time, you and the council have taken credit for getting the developer to agree to the reduced number that they actually wanted. Traffic and noise has become unbearable, and the traffic studies commissioned by Elad are fantasy at best. Just for once, please stand up for your constituents, put a stop to the over-intensification, and make the developer go to OMB.
  • Janet Lee Evans
    Janet Lee Evans Canada, Oshawa
    Oct 19, 2017
    Oct 19, 2017
    Don Mills and George S Henry communittes were a great area growing up. Their green space was part of the appeal. We have too many people living on top of each other and crime has increased, stress levels and more. We need our sense of communites back!
  • Cynthia Smith
    Cynthia Smith Canada, Toronto
    Jun 13, 2017
    Jun 13, 2017
    This is getting too much. Please stop this request by the developers. We in Henry farm are sick and tired seeing un regulated building of multi story high rises in our neighbourhood. This is no doubt due to greed on some people
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Jun 07, 2017
    Jun 07, 2017
    We can't move around here as it is due to increased traffic, we don't need more units to add more congestion. Traffic on Shaughnessy is ridiculous due to people trying to avoid the traffic at Don Mills and Shepard.
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