Join us at the Community Meeting

May 24, 2012

Monday, June 11, 2012 – 7:00 p.m.

William Lea Room, Leaside Memorial Gardens
1073 Millwood Rd.

70, 80 Wicksteed Avenue, 99 Vanderhoof at Laird

Smart Centres Inc. has recently proposed the development of the above (mostly vacant) land on Wicksteed Ave. Their proposal calls for approximately 147,000 square feet of retail space, including a “big box” anchor store large enough to accommodate a Wal-Mart. The proposal would require amendments to the Zoning Bylaw.

Leaside Unite and the LPOA are hosting this meeting to provide information and a forum for the benefit of the broader Leaside community. There will be several guest speakers and a full opportunity for questions and comments. The meeting will:

  • Provide a full description of the proposed development
  • Describe the required process for city approvals, including the Zoning Bylaw Amendment
  • Highlight our specific concerns regarding traffic, economic impact on surrounding businesses, density, and design
  • Give local perspective on Leaside character and heritage
  • Provide an opportunity for all present to ask questions and provide comments

Leaside is a closely-knit neighbourhood community with a wonderful history and a unique character. We are concerned that the current proposal will threaten the livability and safety of our community. The process is moving quickly – please come out to hear and be heard!

Sign the petition!

A petition is circulating in Leaside. Make sure you sign! If we miss you, please sign the online petition here (but please don’t sign both). We are  looking for volunteers to collect signatures; please contact us if you’d be willing to help out. Even if you only collect signatures from some of your nearby neighbours, it all helps.

See below for our May 28 update, stay tuned for further updates.

Leaside Unite thanks Patrick Rocca for sponsoring this Community Meeting!

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