Res­i­dents want street park­ing ban for condo own­ers

Midtown Post - - News - — Jo-Anne Craine

Res­i­dents of Foxbar Road, a quiet res­i­den­tial street near Yonge Street and St. Clair Av­enue, ap­pealed to Ward 22 coun­cil­lor Josh Mat­low to help them hang on to the lim­ited park­ing avail­able on their street. Many are con­cerned the in­flux of res­i­dents from new con­dos and town­homes will re­sult in a lack of curb­side real es­tate.

A mo­tion by Mat­low to ex­clude the fu­ture res­i­dents of the devel­op­ments at 101, 111, and 129 St. Clair Ave. W. from per­mit park­ing on Foxbar Road was ap­proved by Toronto and East York Com­mu­nity Coun­cil on Oct. 17.

Foxbar Road res­i­dent Paul Le Vay said many homes on the street don’t have drive­ways, so home­own­ers rely heav­ily on street park­ing. Le Vay said it’s a sim­ple util­i­tar­ian is­sue, not a snub to in­com­ing res­i­dents.

“If you look at it from a ba­sic fair­ness or ne­ces­sity per­spec­tive, the per­sons who are go­ing to live in the new de­vel­op­ment all have ac­cess to un­der­ground park­ing, in­clud­ing the town­homes,” he said.

Mat­low said res­i­dents worked with the de­vel­op­ers Di­a­mondCorp and Cam­rost Fel­corp over mul­ti­ple is­sues that came up and park­ing was just one of them.

“The Foxbar res­i­dents … are go­ing to have to deal with a lot of dust and noise and trucks and ev­ery­thing that comes with a big de­vel­op­ment con­struc­tion,” said Mat­low. “Frankly, I think it’s im­por­tant that this was done now rather than in two years.”

Steve Di­a­mond, of Di­a­mondCorp, said there is more than enough park­ing pro­vided for the fu­ture res­i­dents of 129 St. Clair Ave. W. in the park­ing garage.

“We never in­tended to rely on street park­ing,” said Di­a­mond.

The de­vel­oper Cam­rost Fel­corp de­clined re­quests for com­ment.

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