Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Section 37 Community Benefits - Options for Homes

Get your opinion in on probably the largest

influx of public space cash coming into

the junction for the next few years.

Option for Homes is now consulting with the Junction Business improvement area (BIA) and the West Bend Residents Association about the use of the Section 37 funds the developer must contribute to the community. Hopefully the new Junction Residents Assoc. will quickly get it's foot in the door.

Section 37 of the Provincial planning act authorizes a municipality with appropriate Official Plan provisions to pass zoning by-laws involving increases in the height or density otherwise permitted by the Zoning By-law, in return for the provision by the owner of community benefits. The community benefits must be set out in the zoning by-law. The community benefits maybe secured in an agreement which may be registered on title.

Link to the cities section 37 info.

Protocol for Negotiating Section 37 Community Benefits (City of Toronto)

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In another issue related to the Options for Homes project, their seems to be a lot of Junction bashing on a purchasers discussion board. Scroll down after the reprint of the Toronto Star article for their comments, maybe these are just a few opinions, and the rest of the buyers are happy to move into the Junction. Lets remember the the Junction is a residential and industrial community, if you move here you must accept that.


  1. I also understand from the Ontario Gov't Grant Downpayment Program that the Junction is being considered for building some income supported housing. The Plan is administered by Toronto Affordable Housing.
    Details are available here;

  2. We are desperately trying to get our foot in all doors. But I also encourage everyone to let the city know that we have a voice that should be heard. You can write to councillor_saundercook@toronto.ca to request information on how to be included in the consultation.

  3. The above comment by Louis is the Louis who is Co-chair of the Junction Residents Assoc.


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