JCRA’S direction is that development should be done within the bylaws that govern development, re development and accessory buildings unless extenuating circumstances such as grandfathered boundaries exist. The goal of our involvement will be to ensure that variances are not being granted that will change the streetscape and or character of our neighbourhood or set future precedents.  This includes protecting the tree canopy, a feeling of spaciousness, the enjoyment of surrounding properties and designs consistent with the character of the neighbourhood as a whole.   Equally important we will speak to safety and traffic concerns that may arise from variance requests.

JCRA  delegations to  the Committee of Adjustment are not for or against individual property owners  but rather done with a view of supporting the direction noted above

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