Wednesday 28 October 2015

Council Resolution on Clarkson OMB

That Council consent to the proposed settlement of the appeals by RioCan
(Clarkson) Inc. and the proposed settlement to the proceedings before the OMB by
607074 Ontario Limited consistent with the terms described in this report, and direct
the City Solicitor or her designate to present the settlements to the Ontario Municipal
Board ("OMB").

That Council not support the settlement proposal by Lisgar Development Ltd., Gary
Uhlman, Steve and Dina Makridis, and Steve Zorbas, and directs the City Solicitor or
her designate to attend before the OMB to oppose the appeal of these parties
against Official Plan Amendment No. 9 and Zoning By-law Amendment No. 0194-
2014 and to retain such witnesses as may be required to support the Council

In other words, we are going to settle with RioCan on their application.  We are going to be going to the OMB to continue to fight the other applications.

Monday 26 October 2015

Attend City Council Meeting on October 28th 9am- Ask them to uphold Clarkson Village Study!

On Wednesday October 28th, at 9am, City Council will be voting on whether or not to approve the settlements proposed by RioCan and the other parties as it pertains to the development on Lakeshore.

The Steering Committee, which is a group representing the affected ratepayer groups, will be deposing City Council, asking them to uphold the Clarkson Village Study.  There are 2 ways you can provide your support and have your voice heard:

  1. Show your support by attending the City Council Meeting at 9am at City Hall on Wednesday October 28th. 
  2. Write emails to the mayor or our councillor.  Karen Ras, our Councillor for Ward 2 can be reached at  Bonnie Crombie, our Mayor, can be reached at

Wednesday 21 October 2015

Electrical Rebuild in Clarkson - Update

September 15, 2015 
RE: Electrical System Rebuild for Lakeshore Road West, Clarkson Road South, Missenden Crescent, Perseden Road, Dry Pine Gate, Wylan Court, Angela Crescent and Orr Road. 
A rebuild of the electrical distribution system is scheduled to begin in September 2015 and will last approximately 3 months. Work will include the replacement and relocation of the following: old, decaying poles, power lines, transformers and associated hardware. To meet current Electrical Safety Authority and Canadian Standards Association requirements, it will be necessary to add new poles and associated hardware to locations where none currently exist. 
We would also like to advise that tree trimming will be required on trees that are near our electrical equipment. Trees will be pruned to ensure that a minimum three-year growth clearance and safe distance is maintained from the main power lines. Dead, defective and structurally weak branches may also require removal. 
. It is our intention to carry out this work with as little inconvenience to our customers as possible. However, during this period of construction, there may be some road access limitations while crews are working. Occasional power interruptions will also be required as crews transfer hydro lines. Notification of any planned power interruptions will be delivered to all affected residents in advance. 
Customers can expect to see new poles delivered to their neighbourhood on Thursday, September 17, 2015. Crews will begin work on Monday, September 21, 2015. 
. If you have any questions before or during the course of this job, please contact Mark Bobanovic, Supervisor of Contractors & Forestry at 905-283-4256. 

Monday 19 October 2015

PUBLIC MEETING! This Wednesday (October 21) 7pm - Karen Ras Update

Our councillor Karen Ras has agreed to provide members of the community with an update on the negotiations being held around the development of the Lakeshore Corridor in Clarkson Village.

The meeting will be held this Wednesday (October 21) at 7pm, at Lorne Park high school - in the Lecture Hall.

We look forward to getting this update, and getting Ms Ras' official position on whether or not she supports our community in our desire to keep buildings on Lakeshore in Clarkson Village no higher than 4 stories.

Please attend and hear the update and voice your concerns!

Thursday 15 October 2015

Reminder: Meeting Tonight 7pm (October 15th)!

We have some to share with all residents who are concerned about the development and height proposals for Lakeshore Road.  We have new information , and would like to share that with you tonight - 7pm (until 7:30) at the Bradley Museum Log Cabin.
We also will be sharing the plan for how we are going to fight to keep the height restrictions along lakeshore to 3-4 stories within Clarkson Village.
See you tonight!

Thursday 1 October 2015

October 15th Meeting - come for an update on the OMB Hearing on the Clarkson Village Study

The MWRRA will be holding their next Directors meeting on October 15th at the Bradley Museum in the Log Cabin at 7:00pm.  We are inviting any residents who would like an update on what is happening with the OMB Hearing on the Clarkson Village Study. Particularly Residents who back onto the Lakeshore Rd.!!

We are currently waiting to hear an update from the City's hired lawyer on how the negotiations are going and we will have more information for you then.

The Clarkson Village Steering Committee has been meeting weekly in preparation for the OMB Hearing on Nov. 23rd at 10am. The Clarkson Village Steering Committee is comprised of  different Resident Associations' in Clarkson who have participated for many years on the Clarkson Visioning process and the Clarkson Village Study. We fought long and hard for the Study and want the previous Councils ruling to stand.

See you on Oct. 15th!