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HELP SAVE YORKVILLE
An 18-storey building proposal, in the middle of Yorkville, at Bellair &
Yorkville, will be presented to City Council for approval sometime on or
after April 14. This condo will destroy Yorkville. HELP SAVE IT!
WHAT YOU CAN DO: LOBBY BY PHONE; LEAVE MESSAGES, IDEALLY BEFORE 4 P.M.
TODAY, APRIL 11, 2003!
Phone or leave a message for the mayor and each councillor --phone
numbers are on page 19 of the blue pages or www.toronto.ca/councillors. Do
it BY 8 A.M., APRIL 14, the earliest date for the by-law to be introduced.
Your script should resemble the the following:
I'm calling to ask that Councillor xxxx vote to refer the Mt. Sinai
development on Yorkville Avenue to the appropriate (planning and
transportation) committees for further study.
Councillors were delivered a package with signatures of 50 of Canada's
celebrities, including Nobel prize winner John Polanyi, 6 NHL hockey
players, urban planner Jane Jacobs & internationally-renowned writers
Margaret Atwood & Michael Onndatje, expressing concern.
An 18-storey high-rise in the middle of Yorkville's 3-storey heritage
district will set a dangerous precedent, including for the Riverboat site at
116-134 Yorkville at Hazelton. It will destroy Yorkville, Toronto's 3rd
largest tourism magnet, which will become just another condo canyon.
Toronto holds a mortgage on this site, contrary to the planners' report
that there are no financial implications of this development.
Yorkville's PROPOSED high-rise has implications for development and
economic CONSEQUENCES FOR ALL OF TORONTO, not just Yorkville.
I URGE YOU TO LOBBY YOUR FELLOW COUNCILLORS: IT WOULD BE A TRAGEDY IF
YORKVILLE IS DESTROYED.
Attend the council meeting on Monday, April 14, Toronto City Hall , Queen
St. & Bay--or later date: we'll keep you posted by e-mail asap, or CHECK
THE WEB-SITE, www.saveyorkville.com