As part of her community involvement, Seeta Abraham sent the following email to Toronto City Councillor Amber Morley on the Lake Promenade Co-Tenancy Project .
From: “Seeta Abraham” <email@example.com>
To: Councillor Morley <Councillor_Morley@toronto.ca>
Sent: Thursday, Jun 8, 2023 at 11:43 AM
Subject: Our ❤️ for Long Branch
Dear Councillor Morley,
I am not one of your constituents but, for more than 30 years, have been regularly visiting family and friends in Long Branch and enjoying walks in the neighbourhood. Lake Promenade is not a long street: it goes only from number 1 to 417, but it is an important space for walkers like me, and for cyclists, as it is part of the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail.
I admire the beauty of the neighbourhood. Over the last decade, I have noticed many lot-splitting and real estate developments increased the population, traffic and noise level in Long Branch.
I had an opportunity to look at the Lake Promenade Co-Tenancy project to demolish 5 buildings having a total of 548 units and replacing them by 5 new buildings having a total of more than 2000 units. How can this be done without adding one millimeter to the size of the actual land of the 5 buildings?
The ownership & investors think they have found an easy answer by building higher: that is why they are seeking to raise the maximum level of storeys from 7 to 30. To propose this in an already congested residential area is very appalling. It’s very emotional for all the residents of the surrounding areas to anticipate such monstrosity of buildings.
I have decided to support the opposition to this project by proudly wearing the t-shirt I ❤️ Long Branch.
By common courtesy to the residents of this area, it would be greatly appreciated if you can issue as soon as possible a press release confirming:
- you are opposing the construction of two 30 storey towers in a residential area;
- you are calling to organize at Assembly Hall an in-person meeting for the residents of Long Branch to discuss this project; and
- that, at City hall, you will be the voice of your electors who demand major modifications to this project.
My ❤️ goes out to everyone who lives in Long Branch. I feel for them.
An American in Long Branch.