The following message is from a concerned resident of Long Branch.
The message includes the following four documents (the fourth provides a draft of a letter that you are urged to write):
To get in touch with the resident, please contact me at this website and I will forward your message or question.
Dear South Long Branch Neighbours,
Happy New Year to All!
I am sending this note and documents concerning a new application for severance of 48-35th St. coming up at the Committee of Adjustment (CofA) hearing on January 23rd. The hearing notice is attached in 3 parts.
In May 2012, the builder’s previous application for a severance and 2 massive 3 story homes with GFA of 0.95 was deferred by CofA so he could arrange a meeting with Councillor Grimes, the immediate neighbours and community (which was never done). The builder’s new application for severance and two 3 story homes is still massive with a GFA of 0.73 (pushing the limit of other approved severances in the area). The homes in close proximity to this application will be greatly impacted in many ways including loss or privacy, shading, sight lines, noise and street parking issues. The character of the street will be undermined by the massing, building style, scale, loss of green space and other variables. These points are covered in the attached objection letter.
Having the community behind us in May 2012 had a significant impact by reinforcing Councillor Grimes and the Community Planner’s concerns that led to CofA’s direction to this builder. We would like to leverage “people power” again to work it’s magic. We are appealing for support from the neighourhood by asking if you could submit an objection letter to the Committee of Adjustment. In your letter it would be appreciated if you could include the statement “I/We request that these applications be denied. I/We also wish to be notified of the Committee’s decision on these files.” which enables comment if there is an OMB hearing.
Letters can be faxed directly to the Committee of Adjustment c/o Susanne Pringle at # 416 394-6042 or mailed to her at the address on the Notice. Alternatively you can drop your letter in my door mail slot at 52 – 35th street or I would be happy to pick it up from you if you let me know. I will be taking the letters I have collected to the C of A office regularly until the hearing. I will also be canvasing 35th and surrounding streets as time and weather permits.
Please share this message with your friends and neighbours in your network of contacts wishing to help our community. It would also be helpful to voice your concerns to Etobicoke-Lakeshore Councillor Mark Grimes, Ward 6, Etobicoke-Lakeshore at Phone: 416-397-9273, Fax: 416 397-9279; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org If you can attend the Public Hearing on January 23rd at 1:00 p.m. it would be appreciated.
Please feel free to give me a call if you would like information or with to discuss.
Thank you in advance for your time and effort supporting our neighbourhood. It is greatly appreciated.
[End of message – As noted above, you can contact the resident via the Preserved Stories website.]