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Beach Lakefront Neighbourhood Association

News & Media

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 4, 2007

MEDIA ADVISORY

IMPORTANT COMMUNITY MEETING PLANNED FOR PROPOSED CONDOMINIUM DEVELOPMENT ON THE BEACH

A significant waterfront development proposal has been submitted to the City of Toronto for the redevelopment of lands at 2 and 4 Neville Park Boulevard and 438 and 440 Lakefront Lane in the Beach.  If approved, three existing single detached homes will be demolished and replaced by a 5-storey luxury condominium building fronting onto the beach between Neville Park Boulevard. and Munro Park Avenue.  The developer’s proposal also includes a 4- storey townhouse on Neville Park Boulevard. 

A number of concerned Beach residents have formed the Beach Lakefront Neighbourhood Association Inc.  (BLNA) to voice strong opposition to the proposed development.  On Tuesday, September 25, 2007, the BLNA invites all Beach residents to attend a Community Meeting to learn more about the proposal and to discuss how to effectively respond to it and to discuss how to effectively respond to it and the possible threat to other Beach properties that its approval would cause.

Event:
BLNA Community Meeting

When:
Tuesday, September 25, 2007 - 7:00 p.m.

Where:
Beaches Recreation Centre, 6 Williamson Rd. (corner of Lee Ave. and Williamson Rd.)
Doors open at 7:00 p.m.; Meeting starts at 7:15 p.m.

Who Will Attend:
Representatives of the BLNA Executive Committee
Developer’s Representative
Councillor Sandra Bussin, Beaches-East York, Ward 32, City of Toronto

Issues to be discussed at the upcoming Community Meeting include:

  • Maintaining the stable id="table1" residential character of the Beach
  • Preservation of mature oak trees and the peaceful, natural beachfront setting
  • Shoreline stability
  • Precedent-setting lakefront development
  • City of Toronto Official Plan policies on neighbourhoods
  • Citizen participation and volunteerism

For further information, go to www.blna.net in September.

Contact:
Mr. Harold Tabone
Communications, Beach Lakefront Neighbourhood Association Inc.
416-205-9909 ext 222
                                    htabone@northafind.com

ATTACHMENTS:

1.    Before and After photos of development site (previously sent via email)

2.    East Elevation Proposed - &Co Drawing No. A4.2*

3.    Map showing Immediate Planning “Neighbourhood” *

*  Source: Planning Rationale Report, &Co., May 25, 2007.

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