Newsletter 16 June 2015

Lawrence Park: Neighbourhood News

16 June 2015


As you may be aware, an application for rezoning has been made for the three single-family homes at 84 Weybourne Crescent and 49 and 51 Lawrence Avenue East, two blocks east of the Locke Library. The proposal contemplates 22 stacked townhouses in 2 buildings set parallel to Lawrence Avenue. They are connected by a sky bridge on the west end and an underground parking garage exiting onto Weybourne Crescent.
The full proposal is available at the LPRA website at the following link ( There are no developments of this scale or format on Lawrence Avenue east of Yonge, and this is the first attempt we have seen of a developer attempting to build a multi-family unit on a side street in the neighbourhood (off of Lawrence Avenue). If this rezoning is approved, additional similar developments may be proposed in the future on or near Lawrence Avenue, our border streets or Mt. Pleasant Road. The LPRA opposes this rezoning.The review process for this application is underway by City planning staff who will then report with recommendations and hold a community consultation meeting. Notice of the meeting would be given to those who live within a 120m radius of the subject properties, interested parties and the relevant Ratepayers’ associations.

Your input is important. If you have concerns about the application, you should feel free to express them in writing as soon as possible to the planner responsible for the review, Guy Matthew (suggested content for your email can be found here, but please feel free to personalize):

Guy Matthew MCIP RPP
East Section, Community Planning, North York District
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M2N 5V7
T: (416) 395-7102; F: (416) 395-7155; E:

Please also copy both our City Councillor, Jaye Robinson, ( and the LPRA (


The City of Toronto is developing a Long Term Waste Management Strategy to provide a framework for solid waste management policy decisions over the next 30 to 50 years. The Strategy will recommend waste management policies and programs, including how to manage any leftover garbage remaining after making use of recycling, composting and reuse options.The City is asking for public input.   At you can:

  • Learn about the project
  • Read the Draft Vision Statement
  • Find out Details of June Public Consultation Events happening across Toronto
  • Read the Draft Evaluation Criteria and Preliminary Options
  • Participate in an online survey (open until June 24) that will ask for feedback on the draft list of options being considered and criteria used to evaluate them, and
  • Get information on the next event in the Waste Education Speaker Series - Wast(ED): Food

The LPRA has been identified as a key stakeholder in the process, and we have been invited to attend a key stakeholder consultation meeting on June 25, 2015 from 1-3 pm. If you are interested in attending this meeting on behalf of the LPRA, please contact Jennifer Millson at


The North York Panel of the Committee of Adjustment reviews applications for minor variances for construction in our neighbourhood. This panel meets every two weeks, usually on a Thursday.The next meeting will be held on June 25th, 2015 and no homes from Lawrence Park are on the agenda for that meeting.

The Development Committee of the LPRA is available to help you understand this process if you are interested in construction on your property or have questions about proposed development in the neighbourhood. Our Guiding Principles and Tips for Residents are on the LPRA website or you can email with questions.


Residents of Lawrence Park are served by the LPRA whose mandate includes:
  • To consider and promote all matters regarding the collective welfare of Lawrence Park and its preservation as a residential park area;
  • To consider, recommend and promote legislative and other measures that may be deemed wise and expedient to the intent of the community;
  • Generally, to promote good government in the City of Toronto and adjacent areas particularly as it relates to the community;
  • To promote a strong sense of community amongst our residents and families and provide a voice that represents the interests of residents;
  • To regularly seek input and direction from LP residents to shape the LPRA mandate and collaborate with other relevant associations and organizations.
The work of the LPRA (including, importantly, contributing when financially able to the cost of planners and legal counsel in respect of development) is supported by contributions from our residents. To become a supporting member, please click here and pay via PayPal or print off and send in a membership form. (If you are not sure of your membership status, email us at and we will check for you.)
Thank you for the support!

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