Several owners from 192 Jarvis met with owners from the Hazelburn Cooperative, to our south, to discuss the proposed Ryerson residence. We had a constructive conversation in which we identified a number of common concerns with the preliminary plans. Key concerns were the set back from Jarvis Street, the extension of the back of the building (which will block sun to 192), the access to the laneway, and the size of the planned building.
We agreed to work together in responding to the plans, and to seek the establishment of a working group comprised of local residents, the Councillor, the city planner, the developer and Ryerson University. Here is a letter that was sent by Don W. to the local city councillor on behalf of concerned residents of 192 Jarvis:
Dear Councillor Wong-Tam,
On Wednesday of last week, several residents of 192 Jarvis Street met with members of the Hazelburn Coop to discuss the proposed Ryerson Residence between the two buildings. We were looking for ways in which we can coordinate our efforts in responding to that proposal. We felt that the working group committee you set up for Pace was a very useful forum for discussion, and as a result, the developer did make some of the changes that were requested. We decided that a similar working group should be set up for the Ryerson proposal involving the residents of our two buildings, Ryerson University, the planner and yourself.
I have been asked by the Board of Directors of M.T.C.C. 615 (192 Jarvis) to request that you set up a working group committee for the Ryerson residence proposal. A similar request will be coming from Hazelburn.
I have been appointed by the Board to coordinate our building’s efforts.
Thank you very much, and we look forward to hearing from you.
We invite anyone who has concerns about the proposed student residence and who wishes to get involved in discussions about the proposal to contact Don or to send a message to the email@example.com. For more information, see the previous posting from February 12, 2013. Over the coming weeks, we will be posting updates on 192jarvis.com.