The Oriole Park Association
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT & COMMUNITY ISSUES
As we all know our neighbourhood is subject to serious development pressure, and development issues have occupied much of the board’s time. Among these issues are:
Community Development Committee of Adjustment – Single Family Homes
The OPA keeps a close eye on applications for home renovations and tear- downs in our neighbourhood.
We receive details about applications from the Committee including a description of the proposed changes and the deadline for submitting to the committee. We forward information about homes in our area to a special email list. You can subscribe here: Oriole Park Association - Committee of Adjustment notices.
Metrolinx – Eglinton LRT
The OPA is involved in the ongoing process of the development of the new Light Rail Transit line in our area.
One major concern for the community is that Eglinton Avenue is to have restricted lanes westbound between Oriole Parkway and Braemar Avenue for the construction of the Avenue Road Station.
The proposals as detailed below will last until 2021.
The businesses on the north side will have very restricted access and visibility.
The second concern is that Metrolinx in their initial proposal wished to ‘clear cut’ the area on the south side of the North Toronto Community Center between the eastern driveway and the western boundary beside the ‘Art Barn’ building. The area is to be used for storage and construction vehicles
The OPA community involvement is: