Please send a letter today to help save the trees in front of No Frills (Brown’s Line & Lake Shore)

I have sent the following email to Ward 6 Councillor Mark Grimes councillor_grimes@toronto.ca and I urge you to do the same today; you can use my text as a template:

Good afternoon

I would like to add my voice to those residents who wish to request that the trees at No Frills (as described in the following post) be saved:

Documenting tree canopy loss due to severances/variances in Long Branch. What happens to trees near new sign at No Frills?

Sincerely,

[Your name and address here]

Updates (in response to questions on Facebook)

By way of an update, in response to question at a Facebook page:

The trees are in the way of the big sign that is now in place, in a clearing in the trees.

Here’s what the writer of the email has written, in response to one of the questions: “Yes, the trees were protected during the recent construction and I am having trouble getting confirmation of what the situation is now! Any research you can do would be much appreciated!”

Below is a further update from the same source, who in my experience over many years, is a highly reliable source. The source has sent a message to a City of Toronto official with a copy to Councillor Mark Grimes.

Re: Application#  17 119284 SGN 00 SP — 3730 LAKE SHORE BLVD W

I see from the website that you were responsible for the signs on the Shoppers’ store that is presently under construction at 3730 Lakeshore Blvd. West. My question is about the large roadside sign on the same property which went up when the Shoppers’ construction began so residents have been assuming that it was sparked by the new store. My question is with regard to the location of that ground sign – it is between two mature trees in a row of mature trees. It cannot be read from a vehicle heading either east or west! I have now been told that there is an application to remove the trees but during recent construction of the adjacent parking lot all the trees were protected with all appropriate notices! If you cannot help me with information about what is going on and how we can protect the trees can you direct to someone who can and who is available by phone???

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4 replies
  1. Jaan Pill
    Jaan Pill says:

    On the general topic of trees, much research about the economic and social benefits of trees is available. With regard to this general theme, a Sept. 22, 2017 new cities.org article is entitled: “Why Plant Trees in Cities? Because They Protect Our Most Vulnerable Residents.”

    We can add that, in the wider scheme of things, every citizen (not just the most vulnerable) in the era of climate change is sorely in need of protection!

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