Comment 92314

By jason (registered) | Posted September 19, 2013 at 10:27:39 in reply to Comment 92313

We have shared ideas for over a year with city that would involve some smaller 3 or 4 storey condos along York, which won't require buying up and demolishing homes in the neighbourhood. Even at the meeting Tuesday night, this was offered up again by our members as a suggestion. City staff won't hear of it.

We also asked on Tuesday night that the corner of York and Queen be designated high-density. But staff want it to be medium-density. We have been more than cooperative and offered up many other solutions, but haven't made any progress yet.

At this point, our only option is to oppose this piece of the plan.

Make no mistake, there are some home demolitions planned in the new planning document, over along Dundurn between King and Main, and even New St and Main etc.... we have repeatedly told the planners that we are fine with losing those homes because we understand the nodes and corridors plan, and hopeful LRT along King in the future. The ONLY part of the secondary plan we are opposing is the York demolition plan.
We were told from the outset a few years ago that this was a neighbourhood-driven plan, not a city-driven plan, and that we would be the ones shaping the future of our neighbourhood. Clearly that's not the case.

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