On Tuesday May 2nd the Etobicoke York Community Council (EYCC) voted unanimously to support a motion put forth by Councillor Justin DiCiano asking for resources to oppose the recently amended permit application at the 2915-2917 Bloor Street W site. Specifically, the motion asked that “City Council authorize the City Solicitor, together with Planning staff and other appropriate staff to attend the Ontario Municipal Board hearing to oppose the applicant’s appeal respecting the Zoning By-law Amendment application for 2915-2917 Bloor Street West in its current form, and retain such experts as the City Solicitor may determine are needed in support of the position recommended in the report (April 21, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, North York District.”
The SKCA did its part to publicize the meeting, which filled the Community Council chambers and overflow section. The EYCC heard arguments from Dean French of the SKCA, as well as other community associations and individual community members, all of whom echoed the sentiment that we are in favour of development along Bloor street West, but ask that developments adhere to established city bylaws and ordinances. The next step in the process is to present this motion to Toronto city council, who will then decide if they support the decision made by the EYCC.