Urgent plea from President West Toronto Junction Historical Society, action needed to, just a few minutes of your time.

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2978-2982 Dundas Street West
2978-2982 Dundas Street West & 406-408 Pacific Avenue
email from WTJHS follows
Good Morning Everyone; July 3rd 9:35 am
I am writing to you this morning to make [bmtextbox]a special plea that you take a break from your usual daily tasks and give 15 minutes to the WTJHS this morning! [/bmtextbox]

We have presentations to two City of Toronto Community Councils tomorrow, July 4th, and we need your email support!
We need our members and supporters to take that 15 minutes to go to the Junction Heritage Conservation District Committee website:
https://wtjhs.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3c6bb16400c5a35d47978efa9&id=edf6b2cdb3&e=463ce6b4ad
Please have a look at the proposed developments that are shown there. One (2978 Dundas Street West) is coming before the Community Council for Etobicoke York for approval tomorrow afternoon. Two (2639 Dundas Street West and 2720 Dundas Street West) are coming before the Toronto East York Community Council tomorrow morning and afternoon respectively.
In the case of 2720 Dundas Street West there is new information since the information was posted. The City Planner is now recommending that the Council fight the proposal (see the links to the city documents) at LPAT (the replacement for the OMB-a locally focused review panel more sympathetic to local planning decisions). We support the planner’s report in this case.
Members of the Junction HCD team and a representative of the WTJHS will be attending both community councils to present the case for rejection or deferral (or support as in the case noted above) to allow further community input. We will be starting at Toronto City Hall and then running out to the Etobicoke Civic Centre in the afternoon!
We really really need email support letters to be sent to each community council this morning (best – but afternoon will do too) to let our city councillors know how our neighbourhood feels about these development proposals. In our estimation all three being presented tomorrow are too tall and not sympathetic to the aesthetic of our architectural heritage. 2639 Dundas Street West is especially egregious in it’s complete disregard for Dundas’ heritage character.
Here is the email address and reference for each of the critical agenda items:
Project address: 2720 Dundas Street West
Planning Reference: 17 210219 STE 14 OZ
Email of Community council: teycc@toronto.ca
Agenda item: 2018.TE34.23 for July 4, 2018
Project address: 2639 Dundas Street West
Planning Reference: 17 267100 STE 14 OZ
Email of Community council: teycc@toronto.ca
Agenda item: 2018.TE34.8 for July 4, 2018
Project address: 2978-2982 Dundas Street West & 406-408 Pacific Avenue
Planning Reference: 16 137330 WET 13 OZ & 16 137349 WET 13 RH
Email of Community council: etcc@toronto.ca
Agenda item: 2018.EY32.2 for July 4, 2018

It would be a tremendous assistance to our two groups’ representatives to have the voices of the WTJHS members and supporters echoing our statements and amplifying our points of view.
Thank you for your attention and support.
Christopher Sears
President
West Toronto Junction Historical Society

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