At a Glance
Toronto is growing and it is growing fast. With estimates of 1 million new residents arriving in the City between 2020 and 2030, over 50% of whom are projected to be residents from Ontario moving into the City, there is a vital need to create more housing options including senior, supportive and affordable as well as market rate housing stock to meet this demand.
Scarborough Southwest, as in other areas of the City, is also experiencing an increase in development applications both large and small seeking intensification. While the application goes through the process many elements must be considered, especially within the Provincial Policy framework that guides municipalities on land use planning. Regardless, my focus is on bringing voices together – from the community, the City as well as the developer to create the best and balanced solutions for liveable and vibrant communities. I will continue not only to host extensive community consultations above and beyond what is required, but also provide more information meetings to residents of Ward 20 around the Planning Process and Committee of Adjustment process in 2022.
This meeting was to inform residents in our ward about the process for applications, approvals, and what the steps are to object to proposals along with reasonable grounds.