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President’s Bulletin, May 2022 *** IMPORTANT ***

On March 22 in a closed meeting, Vaughan City Council approved a Revised Yonge-Steeles Corridor Secondary Plan.  The “modified” plan, arising from negotiations between the City and local developers, and subject to approval by the Ontario Land Tribunal, updates the 2010 Plan by essentially giving developers all (and more) the heights and densities for high rise…

Apply to join Vaughan’s Accessibility Advisory Committee
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Apply to join Vaughan’s Accessibility Advisory Committee

The City of Vaughan issued the following invitation, and the Springfarm Ratepayers Association is forwarding it to our members with encouragement to get involved with the governance of our city. This is a City of Vaughan committee and not associated with the Springfarm Ratepayers Association. Do you want to help foster inclusivity in the city?…

The Opportunity You’ve Been Looking For: SFRA Volunteer Opportunities – Summer 2021
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The Opportunity You’ve Been Looking For: SFRA Volunteer Opportunities – Summer 2021

The SpringFarm Ratepayers Association (www.springfarmra.ca) is continuing to expand its level of service to the community (in Ward 5, between Steeles Ave. and Centre Street, and Bathurst to Yonge Street). We are looking for new, community-minded volunteers to assist our efforts for the following projects: City Hall Monitor (2-3 people) Local politics groupies, take note!…

SFRA President’s Bulletin #4 – May 7, 2021
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SFRA President’s Bulletin #4 – May 7, 2021

Welcome to May! The snow is gone (we hope), the temperatures are getting warmer, more vaccines are rolling out, and some pieces of the Yonge-Steeles redevelopment jigsaw puzzle are beginning to fall into place. Here are this past month’s updates, mostly related to Transportation: Yonge North Subway Extension (YNSE) Clark Subway Station Thornhill Community Coalition…

New Thornhill Community Coalition Unites York Residents in Addressing Development Challenges
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New Thornhill Community Coalition Unites York Residents in Addressing Development Challenges

SFRA has joined a newly-formed coalition of ratepayers’ and residents’ associations in Markham and Vaughan to work together with our neighbouring communities and local representatives in addressing the many development challenges and opportunities we currently face. In light of the continued development of Metrolinx’s Yonge North Subway Extension review of neighbourhood subway stations, the Coalition…