• Councillor Mark Grimes

Protecting Humber Bay Shores

Our entire city is experiencing record growth. In South Etobicoke, Humber Bay Shores will be home to approximately 30,000 residents once construction of all currently approved development is complete. While some of this development was supported at the municipal level, many of the properties along Park Lawn were approved at the Ontario Municipal Board against the City's wishes. This has put significant pressures on our existing infrastructure, and these pressures will only grow without strategic planning and investment. 

I maintain my position that there should be no new residential development on the Christie site. In light of the recent sale of the All Canadian Self Storage located 2256 Lake Shore Blvd W., I heard concerns from many residents regarding the possibility of rezoning for additional residential development on the property. I share in these concerns, and I strongly agree that this is not what the community needs at this time.

With this is mind, I moved a motion at City Council focused on protecting the Humber Bay Shores community from any additional residential development, until infrastructure improvements are planned to support new residential population. In concert with this, I have also moved a motion for Park Lawn GO.

Several years ago, I initiated the Park Lawn Lake Shore Master Plan study for the area, which is currently underway. In addition, the Waterfront Transit Reset is also underway to improve transit connections, reliability and access along the waterfront. These infrastructure improvements and studies should be the focus, not residential development.

If you have any further questions, please contact me at 416-397-9273 or councillor_grimes@toronto.ca