The report to the March 2nd, 2021 meeting of Planning and Housing Committee is up.
A couple of notes:
Then Trenton Site will use only 1/2 the parking lot, it appears.
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Some further descriptors:
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Finally, a note that staff will be seeking to expedite approval via an MZO:
In response to City Council's request to prioritize the review and expedite the approval process for affordable housing, this report recommends that the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing be requested to make a Minister's Zoning Order pursuant to Section 47 of the Planning Act for the modular housing proposals for 175 Cummer Avenue and the lot at the corner of Trenton and Cedarvale Avenue
So they are only using the area directly across from the Parkside kindergarten playground? One wonders whether man of the people, Brad Bradford, will dismiss parents' reasonable concerns as dismissively as the smug lot in this chat thread.
It is a fair question to ask why the kids at Parkside need a front row seat for this community of asocial individuals. This is where parents, kids and faculty gather for our community barbeques and other events (when such things can happen, may that day come soon).
Parkside parents have been working with faculty and TDSB to elevate the school's standing and credibility for years. Actual years. It has not been easy, and the parent group is used to the challenges posed by the area, adjacent to a high-turnover rental building. Over time, new families have moved to this area and brought with them new energy and ideas for improvement, all for the benefit of our kids and the community. This project feels like an absolute slap in the face for these efforts, as well as a major set back.
Assuming for a moment that safety concerns are not as bad as parents fear (we all hope so), are we to accept this project as an object lesson in life outcomes to be avoided? We are concerned with making sure the youngest population in the TDSB ecosystem has a positive first impression of the school experience, learning that school is a fun and SAFE place to be. I don't see how these two things (positive student experience and homeless transition facility) can dovetail, but I am looking forward to learning more and having my voice heard, along with other Parkside parents and faculty.