Condos proposed north of Sherway Gardens

 

1750_Queensway

A zoning by-law amendment application has been submitted to the city of Toronto for a mixed use development at 1750, 1790, 1800, 1830, 1850 and 1900 The Queensway, as well as 290, 300, 310 and 320 North Queen Street. Three 27 storey residential buildings containing a total of 904 units and nearly 14,000 square meters of commercial floor space is being proposed. Two existing commercial buildings would be retained.

If you’re not familiar with the area – it is the area north west of The Queensway / North Queen interchange, and consists of several commercial retail establishments, restaurants, as well as offices.

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ARA Formalization & Community Meeting

Alderwood has for many years lacked a single voice that can represent those living in our community. Various groups have come and gone, therefore we are making a push to formally organize this group into a residents association. We will be holding our first community meeting shortly. Details will be posted on this website, but if you wish to confirm your interest in attending, please do so by e-mailing info@alderwoodra.ca.

 

445 Horner Avenue Remedial Program Open House

Schneider Electric owns the property located at 445 Horner Avenue. The property currently houses a secure storage unit for soils that are impacted by polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).

Schneider Electric is carrying out a Remedial Program to remove and treat the soil contained in the storage unit at 445 Horner Avenue.

Schneider Electric along with AMEC Earth & Environmental will be holding an open house on October 17, 2011 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Franklin Horner Community Centre (432 Horner Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M8W 2B2).

Toronto District School Board (TDSB) to sell a portion of Former Alderwood Collegiate Grounds

Community Meeting – Discussion regarding Sale of a Portion of the Former Alderwood Collegiate Grounds

The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) has identified land it owns in your area as surplus to its needs. The Alderwood C.I. site is located south of Lanor Avenue and east of Thirtieth Street and shares a site with Douglas Park Public School of approximately 14 acres (see map on reverse).

Only a portion of this site (8.5 acres) is to be sold. The TDSB, Toronto Lands Corporation and Etobicoke-Lakeshore Trustee Pamela Gough invite you to an information meeting regarding the sale of the Alderwood C.I. site and to share ideas on the future use of the property. Tuesday, October 18, 2011 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Lakeshore C.I. 350 Kipling Avenue, cafeteria (Child minding will be available)

Sherway Trail Extension Update

A 0.7 km northward extension of the Etobicoke Creek Trail known as the Sherway Trail has been in the works since 2009. The trail will connect the northern and southern portions of Etobicoke Valley Park, which are currently separated by the QEW, and connected with a narrow dirt trail.

Approximately 160 meters of the trail has already been already completed in the southern portion of the Etobicoke Valley Park when the Etobicoke Creek Trail was repaved late last year with federal funds from Canada’s Economic Action Plan.

The project has obtained the necessary funding and approvals from the Toronto Region and Conservation Authority, as well as the City of Toronto. The final approvals from the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) were in the process of being obtained, when the project was put on hold, pending a decision by the Ontario Realty Corporation who is considering selling a portion of MTO land near the Evans Road and West Mall intersection.

In response to this delay, a letter was sent to Minister Wynne from provincial MPP Laurel Broten, and TRCA Chair Suzanne Barrett as requested by Coalition Sherway Trail Project Team, to try to expedite the process and remove the hold on the project. We will post these letters by next week.

Greenfield South 280 MW Sherway Power Plant (Mississauga/Etobicoke)

Greenfield South Power Corporation is in the process of constructing a 280 megawatt capacity natural gas power plant at 2315 Loreland Avenue in Mississauga Ontario. The MIRANET website provides a detailed chronology about the project.

Although the plant is in Mississauga, the residents of Alderwood would be directly affected by the emissions from the power plant, since our community is directly down wind from the Loreland location. The power plant will be located approximately 1.2 km from the northernmost boundary of Alderwood.

We believe that the Loreland location is not suitable for any kind of power plant for the following reasons:

Proximity to Residential Areas

  • The closest home, is less than 100 meters away from the boundaries of the power plant
  • The Coram Crescent community, is located about 200 meters from the power plant
  • The boundaries of the Sherway Neighbourhood (Mississauga), are about 500 meters away from the power plant
  • Havenwood Public School, and the PLASP Early Learning and Child Care Centre, are located about 1.2 km from the power plant, there are also various other schools located within a couple of kilometers
  • The Trillium Queensway Health Care Centre is located about 700 meters from the power plant
  • The Dorothey Ley Hospice, is located about 900 meters from the power plant
  • Sherway Gardens, and the Sherway Gardens Condo Towers are located about 1km from the gas power plant, there are two additional towers currently under construction.
  • The area is primary light industrial
Impact on Property Values

Power Plant Building

  • The Power Plant smokestack will be approximately 40 meters high. That is equivalent to a 14 storey building (assuming 9 foot floor heights)
  • The main power plant building is 20 meters, which is approximately 7 stories high
  • Both the stack and building will be visible from the intersection of West Mall and Queensway

Proximity to Ecologically Sensitive Areas

  • The area is next to the ecologically sensitive Etobicoke Creek ravine
  • The Etobicoke Valley is currently undergoing a clean up and beautification process (See Sherway Trail Update)
Learn More On The Sherway Power Plant
You can learn more about this controversial power plant at the MIRANET website, as well as on the Coalition of Homeowners for Intelligent Power (CHIP) website, which has setup an online petition against the construction of the gas power plant.How Can You Stop The Sherway Power Plant?

Only the current Liberal Provincial Government can stop the Sherway Power Plant.

We urge you to contact your local councilors, and members of provincial parliament, and voice your concerns about this gas power plant:

We will keep you updated as any developments become available.

445 Horner Avenue PCB Storage Cleanup

Schneider Electric is working with AMEC Earth & Environmental to clean up one of the largest polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) storage sites in Ontario, at 445 Horner Avenue. The site was originally owned by Federal Pioneer, an electrical transformer manufacturing company that was acquired by Schneider in 1990. The PCB’s have been stored under a tarp since the late 80′s, and the area has been continuously monitored by Schneider Electric, Environment Canada and Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment.

Although the site has seen inaction for much too long, Schneider Electric has finally taken a series of steps that will lead to the eventual cleanup of the 22,000 thousand tonnes of PCB’s within the next few years. Many Alderwood residents have been receiving notification letters from Schneider informing them of the remedial program. The company also held a community meeting on June 15, 2011, where local residents provided feedback to the company regarding their plans to rid the site of the PCB’s.

Schneider Electric has followed the correct procedures in regards to generating community awareness about their remedial plans, and by taking a pro-active approach to communicating with Alderwood residents. This being said, it is up to the community to ensure that Schneider Electric completes the PCB site clean up in the most safest possible manner.

Links from Schneider Electric

Media Articles

Since the location is within the boundaries of Alderwood, we will continue to monitor the cleanup progress and report any news as it becomes available.