Welcome to the Downsview Lands Community
Who we are
The Downsview Lands Community Association is:
The Downsview Lands Community Association will:
What we do
Recently we’ve been working on the following:
- Our tree giveaway event was a big success. In total we gave away 54 trees and shrubs to 20 households in Downsview. Any trees or shrubs that were not picked up were donated to St. Conrad School in memory of Olivia Sarracini, the 18 year old Downsview student fatally injured in a drunk driver accident last year.
- Canada Lands Co. submitted their development application to the City for the William Baker neighbourhood at Keele and Sheppard. The Downsview Area Secondary Plan (DASP) calls for around 3500 units but the application contained over 3,900 units. Approx 1500 of these will be developed in Phase 1 at Keele and Sheppard. Since this site is the furthest away from the subway this means more cars added to an intersection that has had 4 fatal collisions in two years. We are also concerned about the effect this development will have on the heritage woodlot which is protected under the DASP. Read our letter here. And the City Planning Division response here.
- Read our letter regarding the proposed development at 2699 Keele St. This building is 27 storeys with 409 parking spaces. It has limited access points and 409 additional cars will choke an already congested intersection (Keele & Wilson). In our opinion a building of this size belongs near the subway.
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(It helps the local community too)
The DLCVA is supported only by your donations. 100% of your money goes to pay website fees, and meeting space.
VOLUNTEER WITH US
We want people with a passion for fundraising, event planning and web design. We welcome students looking for experience or anyone who wants to make a name for themselves.
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