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The Association brings the benefit of a collective voice and united community to influence change and decisions in our neighbourhoods. If you live in the Cliffcrest or Scarborough Village area, the Association is here to support you.

When you have concerns about what is happening in your neighbourhood, such as unsafe construction practices, removal or damage of trees, proposed infill or larger development that may be detrimental to neighbouring properties or the neighbourhood, etc., here are the steps we recommend you take:

 

Step 1 (Take Action): For immediate parking, traffic, safety, tree protection, and other immediate issues please call 311. Always call 911 for emergencies. Email: 311@toronto.ca  or open a service request using https://www.toronto.ca/home/311-toronto-at-your-service  You can also let us know about these concerns by emailing us at info@csvsw.ca and describing the situation. Keep an eye out for notices and activity on the site at all times.

 

Step 2 (Join Us): Become a member of the Association. You can become a voting member for an annual fee or an associate member for free. We invite all household residents to become members. If you are approached by others in the Cliffcrest Scarborough Village area, please invite them to become members. There is strength in numbers.

Visit our About Us page to learn more about the Association  and our Membership tab to become a member.

 

Step 3 (Get Involved): We welcome you to become active with the association and lend us a hand. We have four committees and are always looking for volunteers and street representatives. You can call or email us at 647-245-3277 or info@csvsw.ca to let us know your interests and so that we can put you in touch with the right Director or member volunteer.

Also please check out our guide for navigating the Committee of Adjustment (below) and explore our web site for other information.

 

Step 4 (Be Our Eyes): Please document any activity on the site and take photos if the concerns involve tree removals without permits, or imminent safety concerns, among other things.

 

“Together we preserve the nature of our neighbourhoods”


Navigating the Committee of Adjustment:

The Palmerston Area Residents Association (2020) produced a "Navigating the Committee of Adjustment" guide (the "Guide") to help simplify the challenge facing many residents and by equipping them to make their views known to the Committee of Adjustment in an effective and fair-minded way. The Cliffcrest Scarborough Village SW Residents Association (the "Association") has adapted the guide with permission to provide Ward-specific guidance.

This document is intended as a starting point -- it provides a general overview of the process. Further
details and tips are available by following the links listed throughout the Guide.

Note that the Guide is not intended, nor should it be relied upon, to provide legal, planning or other professional advice. If you think you might need to hire a planner, lawyer or other professional to help, contact the Association through the Contact Us tab and we may be able to make suggestions, although we do not endorse any service providers.

Guide in PDF format:

Navigating the Committee of Adjustment


Association Community Support:

Since our inception, the Association has been supporting the community in a variety of matters, including (to name a few): organizing a food drive; the successful launch and completion of our inaugural nature photo contest; our tree ribbon campaign; the preparation and delivery of letters of objection in respect of inappropriate development and, if applicable, related COA variance requests; conducting research in respect of our communities' pre-existing character and built forms; presenting at related COA hearings; and presenting the Association's concerns to City Planning and applicable City Counsellors regarding a number of out-of-scale developments currently proposed within Cliffcrest/Scarborough Village. A few examples of related correspondence are included below.

 

For the BIG PICTURE of developments currently being proposed in Cliffcrest-Scarborough Village, please click on the following interactive map: https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1-V1dBgxR4GSlZBxOeVusDmb34ufJZlcP&usp=sharing

Please read the impact analysis for these proposals in our December newsletter under the news tab: https://www.cliffcrestscarboroughvillagesw.ca/news

 

    Letters:

Letter to Mayor John Tory concerning inappropriate development and construction practices in Scarborough SW, and "Rezoning Without Consent" - September 2020

Letter to Scarborough Community Council supporting City Planning's refusal of Dairy Queen condo application - February 2021

Letter of concern to City Planning regarding condo application for 3355-65 Kingston Road - March 2021

Letter of objection to Scarborough Committee of Adjustment regarding 142 Harewood Avenue - March 2021

Letter to Urban Forestry to deny request to destroy healthy trees at 142 Harewood Avenue - March 2021

Letter of concern to Scarborough Committee of Adjustment regarding 153 Oakridge Drive - March 2021

Letter to Planning and Housing Committee re Toronto Agenda Item 2021.PH22.7 re COA - April 2021

Letter of objection to Scarborough Committee of Adjustment regarding 74 to 78 Oakridge Drive - May 2021

Letter of concern to Metrolinx regarding 273/275 Scarborough Golf Club Rd and 7 Dale Ave. - May 2021

Letter to Mayor Tory regarding Tree destruction - June 2021

Letter to Toronto Planning and Housing Committee regarding Multi-Tenant Housing - June 2021

Letter of Support re 19 Parkcrest re Heritage Inclusion- June 2021

Special Alert to CSVSWRA Membership re unsolicited bids - June 2021

CSVSWRA Proposed Projects Letter to Councillor Crawford June 2021 

Letter to Mayor Tory and Scarborough Councillors re Council Review of City Wide Framework for Multi Tenant Housing - September 2021

Letter from Councillor Ainslie to COA objecting to requested variances re 37 Hill Cr. Oct 17 2021

Letter to TPHC re Laneway Suites November 24, 2021 

Letter to Environment and Infrastructure Committee regarding actions to reaffirm Toronto's tree canopy target, December 1, 2021 

Letter regarding Garden Suites community consultation comments, November 30, 2021 

Letter from Councillor Crawford to COA objecting to requested variances re 37 Allister Ave Dec 1 2021

CSVSWRA Briefing Note Garden Suites - Jan 28, 2022 

CSVSWRA letter re Water revitalization Project Meeting with Scarborough Ras March 1, 2022 

CSVSWRA Comment Letter to KPMG re Committee of Adjustment Review July 2022 

Letter to Councillor Crawford Re Geotechnical Concerns concerning 3291 Kingston Rd Development August 2022 

Letter to City Planning re 3291 Kingston Rd Community Planning and Urban Design Comments - August 2022 

Letter to Councillor Crawford et al Re Brimley Road South Multi-Use Trail - September 2022 

Letter to Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission re Reduction of Scarborough Electoral Ridings - October 2022 

Letter to City Planning re 3291 Kingston Rd and OLT Appeal - November 2022 

CSVSWRA summary re review of 3291 Kingston Rd AIC reports - November 27, 2023 submission 

Letter to Mayor Tory re Bill 39 - December 2022 

Letter to Mayor Tory re Housing Action Plan - December 2022 

Letter to Councillors - Feb 2023 Scarborough Yellow Brick Road CALL TO ACTION 

Letter to Infrastructure & Environment Committee - Support for review of snow clearing - March 2023 

Letter to City Planning re multiplexes - March 2023

Letter to Planning and Housing Committee re multiplexes - April 2023

CSVSWRA letter to TRCA re Yellow Brick Road project and development impacts - May 28, 2023

CSVSWRA letter to Councillor Crawford re correspondence to City and follow-up items re 3291 Kingston Road - July 25, 2023

CSVSWRA-follow-up-letter-to-Toronto-Water-re-development-impacts-August-8-2023

CSVSWRA-Letter-requesting-Ward-20-by-election-Aug-9-2023

CSVSWRA Letter of Objection re 2746-2800 Kingston Road November 2 2023

CSVSWRA Letter to Mayor Chow, Counsillor Ainslie re Projects Proposal Follow-up November 3, 2023

CSVSWRA Letter to City Planning re 27 & 29 Parkcrest Community Consoltation Follow UP November 15, 2023

CSVSWRA Letter to Economic and Community Development Committee re Night Economy November 27, 2023

CSVSWRA Letter to Toronto Planning and Development Committee re Protecting and Enhancing the Tree Canopy While Supporting Infill Housing November 28, 2023  

CSVSWRA follow up letter to Bill Blair re Preservation of Scarbrough Bluffs - January 15, 2024 

CSVSWRA follow up letter to City Legal re 3291 Kingston Rd - January 15, 2024 

CSVSWRA letter to Toronto Mayor and Councillors re Delta Hotel Concerns January 31, 2024 

CSVSWRA Response Letter re Toronto Water Follow Up February 5, 2024 

CSVSWRA Archelogical Follow up letter re 3291 Kingston Rd March 18, 2024 

CSVSWRA Forestry Follow up 3291 Kingston Road, 2& 4 Windy Ridge March 18, 2024

CSVSWRA Letter of Concern about STR Bylaw Updates March 26, 2024

CSVSWRA Letter to Planning and Housing Committe re EHON Major Streets, May 8,2024

CSVSWRA Letter May 21, 2024 RE PH12.3 Expanding Housing Options in Neighbourhoods Major Streets Study - Final Report

     Presentations and Related Materials

Cliffcrest Scarborough Village SW Residents Association Presentation to: Toronto City Planning, March 18, 2021 "Protecting Unique Scarborough Neighbourhoods" 

CSVSWRA Executive Summary re 3291 Kingston Rd Application 

CSVSWRA - Our Journey & Next Steps Presentation to Councillor Crawford May 2021 

Recording of 3291 Kingston Rd Community Consultation - October 5, 2021 

CSVSWRA Street Representatives and Volunteers Presentation 

CSVSWRA Presentation to City Planning re 253 Markham Road and 12-20-30-Dunelm-St. 

CSVSWRA Waterfront Revitalization Presentation March 1 2022 

CSVSWRA Presentation to Toronto Water re 3291 Kingston Rd - July 2022 

CSVSWRA Presentation to City Legal and Councillor Crawford re 3291 Kingston Rd OLT Appeal - November 2022 

CSVSWRA summary re review of 3291 Kingston Rd AIC reports - November 27, 2023 submission 

CCSVSWRA Presentation May 23 2024 Toronto Engineering Meeting re 3291 Kingston Rd 

CSVSWRA Traffic & Safety Concerns re Windy Ridge  

    Community Consultations and Information Meetings:

3291 Kingston Road Community Consultation - October 5, 2021

Community Information Meeting no.3 for 3355 Kingston Rd. (Kingston and Parkcrest)

Community Consultation Meeting Notice for 27-29 Parkcrest Drive on November 8, 2023

Notice of Public Meeting - 3291 Kingston Rd and 2 and 4 Windy Ridge Dr - Rental Housing Demolition and Conversion Application to be held May 6, 2024

Notice of Public Meeting on June 12, 2024 re 27 and 29 Parkcrest Drive

    Other Resources and Information:

Information you need to know about the private tree by-law

Toronto Tree Canopy Study

GVCA-CSVSA electoral boundary review

CSVSWRA 2023 AGM Slide Deck

Action Alert re Multiplexes - May 2023

Notice re Public Meeting re 3431 to 3449 St Clair Ave East

Notice re Public Meeting re 3355, 3357 3365 Kingston Rd 

Notice re Public Meeting on July 5, 2023 re OPA 660

Notice-of-Adoption-of-OPA-amendment-660-July-20-2023

TLAB-Decision-37-Allister-Aug-3-2023

Notice-of-Passing-of-Zoning-By-Law-re-3355-3365-Kingston-Rd-and-34-Annis-Rd

SUN Comment Letter re Mid-Rise Angular Plane Concerns October 11 2023

SUN Comment Letter re EHON Major Streets Study October 22 2023

SUN Info Sheet & Report Card poster re Scarborough 2023 by-election candidates

Ward 20 Election Info Flyer

Notice of Case Management Conference on March 5, 2024 re OLT-23-001303.OLT-23-001277 (re 2746 and 2800 Kingston Rd)

CSVSWRA 2024 AGM Slide Deck

A Shopping Trip in Scaroborough March 19, 2024