Community Meeting Oct. 19

Join us for a meeting on Wednesday, October 19 from 6:45 to 8:30 pm at the Polish Hall, first floor (accessible). Learn more about the OMB decisions regarding the Mimico Waterfront Plan and the continuing threat to the future of the Mimico waterfront. We’ll update you about the Shoreline Towers (2313-2323 Lake Shore Blvd. West) application for a new Condo behind the current rental buildings.



Mimico-Judson Secondary Plan Has Been Released

The new Mimico-Judson Secondary Plan has been released to learn more head over to the open house and click on the link to the plan below:

Open House on Mimico-Judson Secondary Plan and Urban Design Guidelines:
Tuesday, March 29, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Etobicoke Civic Centre, Council Chambers
399 The West Mall

Mimico-Judson Secondary Plan

There is also a Public Meeting of the Planning and Growth Management Committee coming up. We encourage everyone to attend.

Wednesday, April 6, 11:00 a.m.
City Hall, Committee Room 1, 2nd floor
100 Queen Street West

City Public Consultation Regarding Storefront Humber Lease and Adjacent Parkland

The City is sponsoring a Public Consultation on disposal of land in Amos Waites Park and renewal of the lease to Storefront Humber

Monday, March 21, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Mimico Centennial Library.

Click below to read the joint letter sent to the City on the issue of Storefront Humber and Amos Waites Park by MLCN, Mimico Residents’ Association, and several other community groups.

Joint Letter to City re Storefront Humber

There will also be a Community Consultation on the Dunbar lands:

Wednesday, April 13, 7:00-8:30 p.m., St. Leo’s School.

Closing Statements from Ontario Municipal Board hearing on Shoreline Towers’ Appeal of the Mimico Secondary Plan

The Ontario Municipal Board hearing of the appeal by Shoreline Towers against the Secondary Plan for Mimico-by-the-Lake concluded on Friday, February 12, 2016. In the last two days of the hearing, closing statements were presented by the City, by Shoreline Towers and by Mimico Lakeshore Community Network.

We now await a written decision by the Board on the appeal.

Posted here are the written statements submitted by the City and by Shoreline Towers, and the text of MLCN’s closing statement as presented verbally to the Board by Martin Gerwin.

Both the City and Shoreline Towers presented the Board with detailed “wish lists” of how they would like to see the issues in the appeal decided. We should be watching to see whether the developer’s wishes are granted, or whether the City’s plan, agreed to by the community, is upheld.

Shoreline OMB OPA 197 closing statement

City OMB OPA 197 closing statement

OMB OPA 197 closing statement, MLCN

City Planning Meeting Sept. 22, 2015 – We Need Your Help!

The City of Toronto is hosting a last minute meeting in regards to a planning application for a 25 story condominium tower at 2123-2323 Lake Shore Blvd. West (behind Shoreline Towers). We need your help! Please join us at this meeting to ensure the City understands that a 25 story condo is not appropriate for this area. Not only would it be twice the size of anything in the neighbourhood it would also sit directly next to the edge of the Mimico Waterfront Park in an area where the park is very narrow.

Date: September 22, 2015
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Location: John English Community School Auditorium – 95 Mimico Ave.

City Public Notice 2323 LSBW Shoreline Towers (1)

For over 7 years the community, City Planners and the Councillor for Etobicoke-Lakeshore have been working together to complete a plan for Mimico to help the neighbourhood grow and flourish  (learn more about the plan here). The current Mimico Secondary Plan is the result of this effort. This plan, while not perfect, is an important tool for the Mimico Community to help us create a neighbourhood where businesses thrive, a diverse group of residents can live and we all can enjoy. Without this plan our neighbourhood is vulnerable to developers who want to line the lakeshore with high-rise condo towers.

There are currently a small group of people attempting to have the Secondary Plan thrown out for their own gain. For the past year the Mimico Lakeshore Network has attended Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) hearings in regards to the Mimico Secondary Plan. Throughout this time we have strongly supported the City of Toronto and its planners at the OMB to keep the Secondary Plan for Mimico. We know that this Plan provides the community with the best tool to prevent developers, like those at 2313-2323 Lake Shore Blvd. West, from putting forth development applications for 25 story condo buildings throughout Mimico and eventually beyond. We have never supported a 25 story condominium at 2123-2323 Lake Shore Blvd. While there are three areas in the Secondary Plan where 25 story towers could be developed, the base of Superior Ave. and in the complex at Mimico Estates, we have never supported that idea either. We do support the Secondary Plan, with its imperfections. To us, this is one of the imperfections.

When we wrote our letter of support to the Etobicoke/York Community Council for the Mimico Secondary Plan we stated that we felt the buildings, especially the 25 story ones, were still too high. We encouraged mid-rise development to help bring new neighbours to the community without overloading our already insufficient infrastructure. Please click here to view our letter of support. The MLN and its members want a mid-rise community that can support a healthy business community. We need this secondary plan to help us in the fight for a community where neighbours can live, work and play together.