Toronto’s St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association Celebrates Agreement that Saves The Foundry
TORONTO-August 20, 2021--"After months of advocacy and a successful court injunction launched by the St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association (SLNA) to stop the demolition of the Dominion Wheel & Foundries buildings on Eastern Ave., the SLNA is pleased to announce that in conjunction with the City of Toronto it has reached a Settlement Agreement with the Province of Ontario with respect to the preservation of certain heritage assets on the site at #153-#185 Eastern Avenue," said SLNA President, Stewart Linton.
The recently completed and just released Cultural Heritage Evaluation Report and Heritage Impact Assessment Report (including recommendations) contain additional details of the heritage value and the agreed upon development concept for the site which incorporates market and affordable housing, public realm and indoor and outdoor community spaces integrated with the retained heritage elements. The links to these documents are also posted on the SLNA website, SLNA.ca
Both the Province and the City are committed to ensuring that any future purchasers of the property respect this vision for its redevelopment.
The SLNA is appreciative of all who supported its efforts and its position on this initiative.
The St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association is an Association of residents in the St. Lawrence area of the City of Toronto which has served this culturally diverse and historically significant community of 35,000 residents since 1982.
Stewart Linton, President, St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association
8/29/2021 12:57:16 pm
Without your quick intervention, the Foundry would not have been saved. We want to express our profound gratitude to the St Lawrence Neighbourhood Association for stepping forward quickly and taking a risk, initiating legal action on behalf of the Foundry. The West Don Lands, where the Foundry is situated, is a brand new neighbourhood without much experience in community action and no standing as a legal entity. SLNA was like a heroic older sibling who came along to rescue us! We cannot thank you enough!
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