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February 8, 2013
City of Toronto to consult with residents who live in condominiums
The City of Toronto is holding four community consultation sessions with condominium occupants starting next week to identify possible changes to City policies pertaining to condominium living in Toronto.

The consultations will engage condominium residents, condominium boards, businesses located in condominium buildings, property managers and City staff to discuss issues and concerns involving condominium living. Issues include, for example:
• access to green space, parks and dog parks
• recreational and community amenities
• parking (bicycle and visitor parking)
• childcare options in the neighbourhood.

"The health of Toronto's condo communities is critical to the future health of our city as a whole," said Councillor Peter Milczyn (Ward 5 Etobicoke-Lakeshore), Chair of the Planning and Growth Management Committee. "With the number of new condos quickly changing the face of Toronto, there's a lively and high-profile discussion underway regarding the impact these condos are having on the people living in the condos as well as on the broader city."

Condominium stakeholders as well as members of the public are invited to attend one of the following meetings. All meetings are from 7 to 9 p.m.

• Downtown: Tuesday, February 12, Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St. (Yonge and Bloor)

• Scarborough: Wednesday, February 20, Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Dr. (Ellesmere and McCowan)

• Etobicoke: Thursday, February 21, All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. (Royal York and Bloor Street West)

• North York: Wednesday, February 27, Congregation Darchei Noam, 864 Sheppard Ave. W. (Allen Road and Sheppard Avenue West)

The community consultation will focus on identifying issues of concern to condominium residents and developing a set of ideas to help the City of Toronto address these issues.

The City wants to gain a better understanding of how condominium residents engage with their city, and wants to learn about any emerging issues for residents. The consultations could lead to changes to existing policies, guidelines or regulations while also helping to inform decision-making when staff are assessing applications.

The consultation will also include an online survey, which will be available in March.

More information about the consultations is available at

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.7 million people. Toronto's government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Bruce Hawkins
Senior Communications Coordinator



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