CORRA General Meeting

CORRA General Meeting
Sunday, November 24, 2019
2:00 – 4:00pm
Runnymede Public Library
2178 BloorSt W, Toronto 2nd Floor
(Two Blocks East of Runnymede Subway on North Side of Bloor)
Parking Lot Beside the Library

Very Important Agenda Items

1. By-Law 569-2013 Hearing and Extended Timeline for Phase 2.
The City’s primary witness took ill and could not complete his testimony on October 16 the first day of the Phase 2 Hearing. He was ordered 5 days bed rest by his doctor, the session was adjourned and the Hearing has been rescheduled to 29 November, 6 December, 16 to 20 December. Please attend our CORRA meeting on November 24 to be part of the full update and possible decisions on certain outcomes as a result of this rescheduling.

2. Official Plan Review: Built Form and Public Realm
Thanks to CORRA’s intervention with a letter of complaint to the Ontario Ombudsman and the Integrity Commissioner, the Draft Official Plan Amendments will be posted on the City’s Official Plan Review website ( on or before November 20. Prior to sending this letter of complaint, only a hard copy of thedocument would be available for pick up from the City’s offices on John Street on November 20 in compliance with the 20 day advance availability requirement ahead of the Statuary Public Meeting on December 10. 2019. The Staff Report will be available online December 3 which is seven days ahead of the Statuary Meeting.

City Governance – City Planning Commission Presentation
After 11 months of Consultation, this is where we end up! The Special Committee on Governance has received a Report and delivered pretty much little else. Hear how it turned out by attending our meeting on Sunday, November 24 at the Runnymede Public Library between 2-4 pm!
Administration of the CORRA Business and Action Items

All the usual items …..
Agenda and September 14, 2019
Minutes Approval, Treasurer’s Report, Fundraising Reports etc.
Urgent-Funds Needed to Represent CORRA Issues
If we are to make our case successfully at the 569-2013 Phase 2 Hearing we need to have your financial support now more than ever. Due to the extended scheduling of Phase 2 our urgent plea for $6 000 in funds to retain aPlanner and Legal Counsel remains So far, thanks to memberassociations, we have raised $2 800 and this is how you can help reach our target of $6,000:

6 generous Associations or People donating $1,000 each 12 generous Associations or People donating $500 each 60 generous Associations or People donating $100 each
Cheques may be made out to CORRA and mailed to CORRA C/O Swansea Town Hall, Box 103, 95 Lavinia Avenue, Toronto M6S 3H9
Receipt of a cheque wouldbe appreciated by or at the CORRA Meetin on Sunday, November24, 2019, 2-4 pm so that we can plan for our successful strategy.

Current Green Projects

Relic Park

A major element of the Grange Green Plan is the proposed creation of Relic Park, an ambitious, two-phase project to knit together a currently disjointed part of the public realm along four streets in the Grange neighbourhood. Phase I of the linear park, will zigzag from Campbell House on Queen St., north on Simcoe St., … Continue reading “Relic Park”


Grange Park

The forerunner and inspiration for the Grange Green Plan was Grange Park and the 8-year long effort to see it reimagined and revitalized.  Like many inner city parks, the health, utility and beauty of Grange Park had declined over the years.  In 2004, the local community began discussions to return the park to its natural … Continue reading “Grange Park”


Glasgow Street Parkette

This parkette is set within the northwest quadrant of the Grange, where green space is at a premium. Work is already underway by the PFR to redesign and improve accessibility of this parkette. Highlights include landscape re-design to improve the use of space, and paving design for improved connectivity to adjacent streets. These improvements, spearheaded … Continue reading “Glasgow Street Parkette”