Please contact us through the Preserved Stories website if you have any questions or would like to help us in our community self-organizing efforts.
We owe thanks to each person who wrote a letter, and each person who turned up at the Nov. 3, 2016 Etobicoke-York Committee of Adjustment meeting.
The outcome was not what we had hoped for but we were aware that we do what we can, knowing that the decision is not in our hands.
We are gratified that many residents who were at the meeting have spoken of the impressive quality of the presentations that were made by Villa Road residents, at the Committee of Adjustment meeting. We heard many well-researched, thoughtful presentations, from many groups of citizens facing situations similar to Vila Road, at the meeting.
We are in *favour* of development that follows the Official Plan and the relevant By-Laws.
We are appealing the decision to the OMB.
We were pleased that City TV has carried two News Reports about Dorothy's story and related topics on Nov. 3 and Nov. 4, 2016. We were pleased that a third news report, related to the support of Toronto City Council for the OMB appeal, was also broadcast.
We are gratified that, through Dorothy's story, we have been able to reach a wider audience, than would otherwise have been the case, as is evident from the following two News Reports:
Some additional links, with overviews of relevant development issues, in Toronto, Mississauga, and elsewhere, include the following posts:
Mississauga’s approach to civic engagement stands in stark contrast to the track record for Toronto
Culture of COA and OMB decision-making has changed dramatically in 25 years: MPP Peter Milczyn
Please visit the Preserved Stories website for blog posts about Dorothy, Villa Road, and the Etobicoke-York Committee of Adjustment. We welcome your comments and suggestions.