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05/11/15

Permalink 07:46:22 am, by mleslie Email , 106 words, 171 views   English (CA)
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Towers find friends on Toronto District School Board

by Jennifer Pagliaro - Community advocates and their councillors say million-dollar deals quietly struck between the Toronto District School Board and developers — looking to build beyond city guidelines — are compromising neighbourhoods.

The story of two recent proposals to build condominiums in the downtown core highlights the messy battle of highrise development in this city — one that goes beyond the often-criticized “not in my backyard” ideology. They reveal the complicated divisions between parents, residents, school boards, school trustees, elected city councillors, planning staff and developers over design and open space — fights that often go unnoticed across the city until the foundation is dug and the ribbon cut.

Toronto and Area Information Updates

Many Toronto schools are badly in need of energy retrofit, major maintenance and facility renewal. In some school communities additions are required and sometimes a new building. Currently, these projects are undertaken under the Province of Ontario's "Good Places to Learn" programme, in partnerships or special purpose organizations like the Toronto Lands Corporation.

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