As part of his community involvement, Ken Okazawa wrote the following email on the Lake Promenade Co-Tenancy Project.
From: KEN OKAZAWA <email@example.com>
Sent: May 29, 2023 21:30
Subject : Concerned Resident re. 220 Lake Promenade Development
Dear Councillor Morley,
Thank you for representing our Long Branch community at City Hall. As our representative, I would request that you investigate the matter of a proposed development of the 220 Lake Promenade property and hold an in-person community meeting to further understand our concerns.
Here are just a few of the many negative impacts that far out way any benefits of the development:
– where will the many residents of the affordable rental units currently on the property live during the multi year construction period?
– how will the many families living on the surrounding streets be impacted by years of construction and, once completed, the significant increase in traffic with all the new condo units – note that we are surrounded on three sides by Lake Ontario, the Etobicoke Creek and the Humber College Lakeshore Campus and so all traffic is forced to go north to Lakeshore Blvd.
– how will replacing 7 story brick rental buildings with 30 story condo towers (all glass?) impact the many resident and migratory birds that frequent the lake and wetlands to the south, east and west of our community?
I look forward to hearing back from you/your office and hope to see you at a community meeting.
5B Thirty First St.
Toronto M8W 3E7