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SFRA President’s Yonge-Steeles Wrap Up – Week of November 30th- December 4th
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SFRA President’s Yonge-Steeles Wrap Up – Week of November 30th- December 4th

Bulletin #1 – December 4, 2020 What an unprecedented week of news for the Yonge-Steeles area this was! On Monday, we received word that the long-awaited Vaughan-Yonge Centre Working Group, working with the developers, politicians, residents, and planners, would start early in January. Our reps met on Tuesday evening to plan strategy and research. On…

Response to False Information
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Response to False Information

Dear Friends and Neighbours, Earlier this week the SpringFarm Ratepayers Association learned a bizarre flyer targeting both the SFRA and Ward 5 Councillor Alan Shefman with a series of false, libelous and unproven allegations was distributed to residents of the Crestwood and Pinewood community. Unsurprisingly, this malicious leaflet was unsigned. While we don’t know the…

New Vaughan-Yonge Working Group: A W5 Update from Alan Shefmam
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New Vaughan-Yonge Working Group: A W5 Update from Alan Shefmam

Hi Everyone, At yesterday`s Vaughan City Council Meeting, I brought forward a Member`s Resolution for consideration on establishing a Working Group on the Vaughan Yonge Centre, including the parts of the Yonge Steeles Corridor Secondary Plan between Hilda and Steeles to Yonge and Yonge Street from Steeles to the rail bridge. The purpose of this…

Yonge-Steeles Redevelopments
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Yonge-Steeles Redevelopments

Dear Ratepayers, The SpringFarm Ratepayers Association would like to send a big Shout Out to the more than 300 residents who wrote emails and/or spoke at last night’s meeting at Vaughan City Hall regarding the proposed Mizrahi and Salz developments for Yonge and Steeles. These important deputations included a series of professional, articulate, thoughtful, fact-based…

Yonge & Clark, Bathurst & Clark Road Signage Changes
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Yonge & Clark, Bathurst & Clark Road Signage Changes

York Region is adding new features to an intersection in your community to make travel safer for pedestrians and cyclists. The intersection of Yonge Street and Clarke Avenue in the City of Markham and the City of Vaughan, is being updated to include: (The SFRA has noted that similar new signage/rules have been implemented at…

Slippery Slope
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Slippery Slope

Whether we like it or not, intensification (the concentration of the number of people within a given area) has become a way of life in our community and there is a legitimate demand in many cases. But that is not the issue in question. The issues are: what is a legitimate demand and, who should…