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2 Letters from MRA to EYCC & City Planning Regarding ML Ready Mix Applications

Sent: November 1st, 2013

Toronto City Planning Division
Etobicoke Civic Centre

Re: Application File Number 13 254305 BLD 00 NB – 29 Judson Street

Dear Ms. Borg and Mr. Wassef,

The Mimico Residents Association (MRA) has been following the issue of ML Ready Mix concrete batching facility on 29 Judson Street and its effects on the immediate community for the last year. We hosted a meeting this past year where we were informed by the City that the buildings erected on this site were illegally built and that the owners never applied for permit for any of the structures.

The major concern of the MRA is that this business continues to disregard City policies, by-laws and permits. They built the buildings illegally in the first place and now are seeking permission to have them approved. They illegally removed hundreds of trees, built an illegal fence and have blatantly disregarded hours of operation (noise violations) with no previous or current repercussions from the City. This business should not be in this location and by permitting the use of their illegal building the City continues to do nothing for the residents of the area that are impacted by a concrete batching facility 50 feet from their homes.

We ask that you deny the application (13 254305 BLD 00 NB) to approve and legalize this building and ask that you order a removal of the buildings from the site.

We remain committed to promoting the quality of residential and economic life in and around the Mimico area.

Sincerely,

Kyra Trainor, President
Mimico Residents Association


Sent: November 1st, 2013

Etobicoke York Community Council
City Clerk’s Office

Re: Application for Fence Exemption – 145 Judson Street

Dear Council Members,

The Mimico Residents Association (MRA) has been following the issue of ML Ready Mix concrete batching facility located on two sites on Judson Street (#’s 29 and 145) and its effects on the immediate community for the last year.

The major concern of the MRA is that this business continues to disregard City policies, by-laws and permits. The City allowed this facility to set up an operation without any regard for the residents that live 50 feet from this operation. The company now wants an exemption for a fence they have already been asked to remove. By approving this application you are setting a standard for businesses that disregard the standards that are set to protect the people that are most vulnerable around them.

We ask that you deny the application for a Fence Exemption.

We remain committed to promoting the quality of residential and economic life in and around the Mimico area.

Sincerely,

Kyra Trainor, President
Mimico Residents Association

Comments

  1. It’s time to throw in the towel MRA ! ML isn’t going anywhere. You guys have extremely over exaggerated the conditions around their plant. I live close by too it’s not bad at all. There are more important real issues in our area that need attention.

    • Are you crazy? ML WILL move!! They will not be allowed to continue breaking the law IN OUR FACE … you are obviously not connected to reality if you think this is not a pressing issue … get off your high horse and do a quick survey of the residents and then check back in here.

    • I drive along Judson only occasionally but each time I do, I see trucks coming or going. No one would want to live adjacent to such a facility: dirt, noise, traffic, smells, you name it. Not only is it annoying but there are probably health issues as well. Residents of the immediate area likely can’t open their windows on a summer day.
      What could be a more important issue than your home and your health?
      Also, if ML is given permission to maintain the buildings and fences, why do any of us apply for building permits? If they City allows them to maintain, they are setting a dangerous precedent.
      FYI, home prices in Mimico have steadily increased over the last few years and recently was voted one of the top 10 areas to live in Toronto. If a property has de-valued, there might be a reason … hmmm, the neighbours, perhaps?
      Let’s determine where the owners of ML live and open a manure processing plant next door (building permit not necessary) !

  2. Hi Rene,
    I live 50 feet from ML’s front gate and I can assure you that, we the the residents of Harold and Judson street are not exaggerating. If you live on New Castle you are far enough away to not hear the 100 trucks that enter and exit the gate daily, have to contened with the endless noise that is is emitted from the plant, or breath in the fugitive dust that is generated by this dirty industry that should not be in a residential area. If you would like to swap locations, I may be interested. Although I have a beautiful home my property values dropped by $20,000 when ML took up residence in my neighborhood. Exaggerating? I think not. What real issues would you like the MRA to address?

  3. Property values are low it’s mimico, not downtown toronto! That’s why I bought a house here. Like it or not our community sucks! My issue in the area are the drunken/drugged out patrons from Colin’s dug out. I’m tired of them throwing around garbage and recycling bins all over the streets, the fights and the yelling at night. Children live in the area too. Ps I have no problem switching property’s with you. I have something called a JOB so I could care less about a daytime ran trucking company since I’m at work.

    • YES, this must be Rene, same line his father spewed at the outdoor meeting … a “less desirable” area he said … well I personally will switch houses with Rene’s father — the house on St. George that is … LOOK, your family are the only ones who think there is no issue — I HAVE A JOB, and kids, who grew up inhaling this crap for the last 7 years — IT”S OVER JUNIOR — you are moving!! You can’t crap all over us, break the law and expect not to be SPANKED.

  4. After reading your rant I’m assuming you think I’m the owner of the cement facility? Grow up! Just because I don’t agree with your agenda it dosen’t mean that I own the company. That just proves how one dimensional you are! Everyone in the community dosent have to agree with the MRA all the time. You don’t speak for all of us!
    Goodluck

    • One dimensional … I guess … sorry for the rant but if breaking the law and ruining a whole neighbourhood is o.k. in your books, you are entitled to your opinion. You or me try breaking the law and see what happens, this outfit continues to operate without permits, without environmental certification, breaks numerous bylaws including hours of operation … any you think that’s no big deal. Over ONE HUNDRED large 18 wheel trucks back and forth in our FRONT YARDS, do a survey, see if we speak for everyone.

  5. Hi just reading all the rants about the cement factory, All of the residents that live by this horrific factory should be starting a class action law suit .How the hell did this happen .
    I adore Etobicoke after living in the city of Toronto most of my life .Etobicoke needs to be protected it is such a unique place .This illegal factory needs to be removed sue the city and the company , force them into bankruptcy and then they will have choice but too close.

  6. Did this cement company ever get permission to bury the small pond & swamp that was on the property or was that just another thing they illegally did hidden behind that big fence?

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