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The Concerned Citizens of Quarry Lands Development

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During the 1940's and early 1950's, the lands were owned by Toronto Brick Company and were used as a sand and gravel quarry.

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October, 2003

Dear Neighbours,

As you have no doubt learned by now, a company called Gerrard Clonmore Developments Ltd., has plans to erect a residential development comprised of seven 24- to 27-storey apartment buildings on the Quarry Lands at the intersection of Gerrard St. East and Clonmore Drive. The current plan calls for 1,455 total units. The developer's first move has been to apply to the Scarborough Committee of Adjustment for a minor variance, which would allow the developer to build these apartments an average of one-third smaller than is allowed in the Municipal Code. The developer already privately owns the land.

In response to a tremendous level of concern from within the community, a committee has been struck with the goal of minimizing the impact of any such development on the neighbourhood. The committee intends to represent the community by interceding at all local and provincial hearings concerning this development.

As many of you know all too well, high-density development on this environmentally sensitive parcel of land is a matter that has been visited and revisited upon this community for more than thirty years. It is the ultimate goal of our committee to make sure the matter is resolved once and for all, with full environmental safety standards in place and to the greatest possible benefit of the people who make up this neighbourhood.

We are going to need your help. Whether at the committee level, or as a volunteer to distribute flyers or make telephone calls, we are going to require lots of assistance from the community in order to be successful in preserving the texture and spirit of our neighbourhood. Please mark October 15th, the date of the Committee of Adjustment hearing, on your calendar. The hearing is scheduled for 2 o'clock.

Address: Committee of Adjustment
Scarborough Civic Centre
150 Borough Drive
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What else can you do? Stay informed, and make sure your neighbours are informed. We will be posting to our web site as much information about our activities and this situation as we can, as it unfolds.

Please visit the site often, and give us your feedback. A number of e-mail addresses are available to address your individual concerns.

Those of you without Internet access can reach the committee at 416.698.1542.

You can also write to us at:

2255B Queen Street E.
Suite # 213
Toronto, Ontario
M4E 1G3

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