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DEVELOPMENT IN OUR COMMUNITY

 
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DESIGN YOUR MAIN STREET

New developments are popping up all over our beloved community, but the Junction is one of the only local neighbourhoods that has not had a City paid planning study to help inform development. Parkdale, Roncy and Bloor West have had these studies done but in 2020 this request was rejected by City Council due to no budget allocation.

YOUR VOICE AND VISION MATTERS

We want to raise the funds for an architectural study to provide Junction residents with a design for change in our community. The study will:

  • engage the community and review feedback from you and your neighbours

  • prepare for and facilitate meetings to identify aspirations of our community

  • develop the design for Dundas Street.

  • produce a tool we can use to lobby the Councillor's office to inform the Official Plan policies that impact our community


PLEASE MAKE A DONATION TODAY

Please make a donation today to help fund this study and bring our collective vision to life. Together we can create a Junction main street that we can be proud to live and work in! 

 

JRA PRINCIPLES FOR DEVELOPMENT


Our Guiding Principles for Addressing Development:

  • facilitating community engagement that informs proposals

  • accept/respect the legislated planning framework that secures community feedback

  • work with City plans and land use policies

  • recognize that city officials are stewards of City plans and land use policies that guide development applications

  • advocate for positive change in recognition of the social, environmental, physical and political context in which we live.

 

JRA DEVELOPMENT STATEMENT

We are seeking greater clarity around municipal policies, plans and development standards that frame development proposals within the area.


Ad-hoc development proposals prompted by market pressures alone can destabilize communities and sharpen the void between a neighbourhood's expectations and municipal aspirations for our community. 


To remedy our challenge in coming to terms with the inevitable evolution of our community, a comprehensive review of the Junction, and Dundas Street in particular, would capture the community's aspirations within a municipally sanctioned process. 


The JRA has been advocating for an Avenue or Area study, including heritage, that would meaningfully engage impacted residents and businesses.

 

JRA DEVELOPMENT ADVOCACY AND SUBMISSIONS

Avenue Study for Dundas Street:

Letter to Councillor Perks Requesting Avenue Study

3194-3206 Dundas St. W Development Proposal:

JRA Submission for 3194-3206 Dundas St. W Development Proposal

3194-3206 Dundas St. W Development Proposal:

JRA OLT Participant Submission