Don’t forget about the kids, condo residents tell city

Residents discuss concerns regarding their Scarborough condominiums at a condo consultation at the Scarborough Civic Centre on Feb. 20. 

Scarborough’s condo buildings just aren’t very kid friendly, a city-run meeting heard Feb. 20.

There are plenty of adult amenities, however none for children, Sharif Nisa said at the meeting.

“When children are playing in the space outside the building, they are told by security to ‘Please leave the area’,” she said.

The city held the public meeting at the Scarborough Civic Centre to hear community ideas on making condo life better.

Residents of the buildings raised the issues of safety, amenities, unpleasant smells, noise disturbances and traffic.

Mayfair on the Green resident Zahir Antia said he’s concerned with the dangerous traffic at his condo’s intersection of Neilson Road and McLevin Avenue. It would be useful if the city could put in a traffic light, or build another driveway giving residents access to an existing traffic light, he said.

But, Antia said, it is the planning and funding that condo residents need more help with.

“It’s something that we owners can’t possibly get together,” Antia said.

The consultations, held across Toronto, are only Step 1 of the process. Mid-summer meetings are scheduled and a report is expected at city council in the fall.

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By: Alissa Heidman
Copy editor: Paula Last
Posted: Feb 22 2013 3:02 pm
Filed under: Community News