The following CORRECTION has been posted by the Toronto Star on Feb. 10, 2018:
A Dec. 27 Letter to the Editor about redevelopment in Long Branch referred incorrectly to a previous letter writer named David Matoc as representing “a small group of builders with redevelopment interests in Long Branch” whose “motivation is to maximize their profit.” In fact, Matoc organized a petition, signed by about 70 people, opposing the adoption of the Long Branch Neighbourhood Character Guidelines. He has been asked to speak on behalf of the concerns of some of those residents in regard to the guidelines, their cost and their effect on individual property rights.
A copy of the above-noted letter appeared at the Preserved Stories website; the letter has since been removed from this website.
I am in accord with the facts laid out in the correction posted by the Toronto Star.