Working Together We Can Make A Difference

EMERGENCY Meeting!

STOP the approval of four 32+ storey apartment buildings on Langstaff and Hwy400 (gas station plaza)

IMPORTANT – We need you to submit a comment to the MZO ERO site using your email or comment without registering by Sunday, June 9th – Click here to submit a comment

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URGENT!  WE NEED YOUR HELP!

On Tuesday, December 5th, 2023 , the Vaughan Mayor and City Councillors recommended the approval of an application by Battacorp Holdings for a development of four high rise apartment buildings on the lands at Langstaff and Highway 400, which currently houses the Husky gas station.

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URGENT!

Mayor Steven Del Duca is putting a motion forward at 1pm on Tuesday, October 3, 2023 to permit four (4) residential units on any property that permits single, semi or street townhouses.

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City of Vaughan Town Hall Meeting!

The City of Vaughan is inviting all residents to join the Mayor for a 2023 townhall meeting. Share your thoughts about what’s happening in your community.

Ward 3:  Vellor Village Community Centre
Monday, Sept. 18, 2023
1 Villa Royale Ave., Woodbridge
6:30PM to 8:00PM

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Four 32+ Story Buildings at Langstaff and Weston Road

A developer has applied to build four residential apartment buildings on the lands bounded by Langstaff, Silmar Drive and Chrislea Road. (see the area outlined in red in the diagram below). The proposal is for two 35 storey towers and two 32 storey towers, for a total of 1,488 residential units.

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WDRA General Meeting to elect executives and discuss current issues facing our community.

Wednesday, March 29, 2023 at 7 pm

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OLT Ruling – 4101 Rutherford Road

On November 14, 2022, The Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) provided its ruling on the Velmar Centre Property, located at 4101 Rutherford Road.  As you are aware, the City of Vaughan and the Weston Downs community objected to the Developer’s proposal to redesignate this property from a 4-storey mixed-use building with a FSI of 1.5, to a 7-storey mixed-use building with a FSI of 3.14.

The OLT ruled in favor of the Developer, granting him the right to redevelop the property with a 3-storey building along Velmar and a 6-storey building along Rutherford and abutting the park.

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Ontario Land Tribunal Hearing Status Update

On September 19, 2022, the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) hearing for the 4101 Rutherford Road Development (Velmar Plaza) began.

As you may remember, after much community input, the City of Vaughan (City) council rejected the City Planning Department’s recommendation to approve the application and referred the Developer, the community, and the City to OLT-led mediation. The Developer, however, decided to bypass mediation and took the case directly to the OLT. The City hired a lawyer and planner to represent City council’s decision to reject the proposed development. [more]

Letter from Councillor Mario Ferri supporting community

Councillor Ferri provided us with a letter showing his support to the community. [more]

Working together we can make a difference… and we have!

The 4101 Rutherford Road Development Proposal (Velmar Centre Property Limited condominium project) was rejected unanimously by Vaughan Council on October 20, 2021 at the Committee of the Whole meeting. Thank you to all of the Weston Downs residents for answering our call to action and flooding the Vaughan councillors’ offices with emails and phone calls. Thank you for working together by signing petitions, donating funds for legal fees, and showing up to public meetings. [more]

Vaughan Council sends 4101 Rutherford Road Redevelopment to Mediation

WDRA  March 12, 2020 Response Concerning Employment and Employment Conversions

Community Newsletter Highlights

Hired a Lawyer

The Weston Downs Ratepayers Association has hired Kagan Shastri LLP, one of the top Municipal Law firms in Ontario, to represent our community in opposition to this apartment building proposal. Our lawyer has told us that we have a strong case!

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Community Meeting

Councillor DeFrancesca is hosting a community meeting to obtain your input on the apartment building proposal. Planning staff and members of council are attending. The developer has been invited.

When: Thursday, November 21, 2019 @ 7 pm

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No Approval

Contrary to rumours, the apartment application has NOT been approved and it is NOT a “done deal”.

The City of Vaughan planners have not completed their report and have not made a recommendation. The City of Vaughan Council is expecting a staff recommendation in December or January. They will then decide to support or reject the proposal. Before the decision, contact the Mayor and all Members of Council to give your input.

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Out of Character

The proposed apartment building is out of character with the rest of the Weston Downs Community. Go to www.westondownsra.ca to read the developer’s justification report as well as other information.

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Help support the Weston Downs Community

The Weston Downs Ratepayers Association (WDRA) has hired Kagan Shastri, one of the top municipal law firms in Ontario, to represent our community in opposition to the 7-storey apartment building application at Velmar Plaza.  Read more about it… Click the GoFundme link to help fund us!

Take our Survey

We want to know what you think about Weston Downs!  Help us by filling out the survey.

Fill out the Petition

Show us your support by filling out the Petition.  Support us in Numbers!

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EMERGENCY MEETING

June 2, 2024

Battacorp Holdings

December 10, 2023

Deputation Form

September 17, 2019

Notice of Public Meeting!

September 8, 2019

Take our quick Survey!

September 5, 2019

Mark the Dates!

August 21, 2019