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Current Mimico 20/20 Survey Closes midnight Monday Feb 25

Have your say before the councillors vote on the Mimico 20/20 Revitalization Plan.

Take our short three question survey.

We are at a critical point in the Mimico 20/20 planning process. The Mimico Residents Association (MRA) would like your input to help us formalize our official position on the current version of the Mimico 20/20 Revitalization Plan (the Plan).Etobicoke York Community Council will vote on the Plan as early as February 26, 2013. The MRA is interested in knowing how YOU would vote if you were a councillor. We would also like your opinion specifically on affordable housing and 1:1 rental replacement.Based on feedback from our recent Community surveys, there are polarized views relating to how the Plan addresses the following:

  • Heights and density
  • Relocation of replacement rental units
  • Affordable housing

The Plan currently states that it would consider relocating some of the rental units along Lake Shore to areas immediately within the community. The theory is that this would allow for less building height by the lake while maintaining the 1:1 rental unit replacement policy. These units are defined as “affordable rental housing.”

While you may or may not agree with all aspects of the current Plan, please consider the following as you go through the survey:

  • If the Plan is approved, development in the area will have defined parameters and guidelines to follow based on Community input.
  • If Council votes to reject the Plan, development could begin without these parameters and guidelines. Existing City regulations will be in force.
  • It is possible that the Plan could be approved or rejected, in full or in part, by Council.
  • Council could vote to defer consideration and instruct City staff to conduct more work before reviewing the Plan again at a later date.

At any time, if a development proposal is rejected by the City, then the developer can proceed and request a hearing at the OMB. The MRA has learned that there is a greater likelihood of success for community’s residents at a hearing, when their views match the City’s secondary plan.

The survey consists of only three key questions, however, before you start, please ensure you are familiar with the Mimico 20/20 Plan. Visit www.toronto.ca/planning/mimico2020.htm for information.

And as always, your responses will remain anonymous.

CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE SURVEY – it will close MONDAY FEBRUARY 25th at midnight.

Comments

  1. I work in Mimico/Etobicoke and I rent a condo in 88 Palace Pier Crt.
    I have lived in Canada and Ontario my whole life.
    I grew up in a small town “Owen Sound”.
    Our community and local storefronts all went through this many years ago.
    Fear spread through the local residents.. the big box stores.. big business… But after all is said and done.. many 20-20 vision process and OMB hearings, business and business owners win out.

    Low income people are moved out as it is not a friendly mix for the business owners or the people who shop in those locations.

    I know for myself and I am a 55 year old healthy man I don’t feel that the area [Mimico] is safe for myself or my family. Drugs, drunks fill the parks – Amos Waites park and ajoining areas.

    Here is my focus. You need to have building owners for the buildings to be on side!

    But my thought is most buisnes owners/building owners are seeing the profits of selling their building which in most cases are in disrepair and there has been no Effort to make the street a Historical landmark. Which is what was done in Owen Sound.

    [In Owen Sound] We requested funding for the owners of mainstreet to enhance their buildings and overall spirit of and Ontario Street scape. Now Owen Sound, Collingwood, Meaford, Niagara on the Lake… have thousands of people walk and shop the streets. Something that the Big box stores can’t offer.

    With all the new condo’s.. and ready and avalible moneys at the door step to Mimico on the Lake… I work and shop within the area.

    So, I am not in favour of the Main street of Mimico and its apartments being changed…
    But be a collection of what is.. protect the flavor of the past.. Slums become lofts as people/artists start to move in and add to the healthy life of the community.
    Low cost housing helps support the arts, not just drugs and mental illness.. a blended working community.
    Put in place Bylaws that force building owners to maintain and historical agreement that protects some of the key buildings.

    So many countries are protecting their past.. Even going as far as keeping the front of the buildings.. and building within newer and energy complete building.

    So I recommend that there need to be [visits to] other location who have done that same work and have a working plan.

    It would be so sad to see this historical streetscape and it’s community be torn down.

    Thank you
    Bruce Buchanan