A big thank you from Northland Paving goes out to Toronto Councillor Paul Ainslie in Ward 43.
Councillor Ainslie is going to bat for Scarborough Driveways. Ainslie will attempt to bring equal rights to Scarborough residents regarding their driveways!
During the last several years, the City of Toronto’s Scarborough By-law Officers have come down hard on enforcement regulating the size of private driveways in their part of the City. It has become crystal clear that all Toronto residents are not treated equally.
Northland Paving customers Wayne and Danielle Earle were shocked to learn that the City would not permit them to repair their existing asphalt driveway. This driveway had been in place as long as they owned their home. The Earles sought to improve their property by restoring the existing asphalt surface. The City will not allow the improvement to the existing asphalt driveway. Enforcement Officers are insisting they reduce the size of the driveway to comply with the present by-law. This driveway would be permitted elsewhere in Toronto.
The Earles approached Councillor Ainslie with their dilemma. This dilemma is faced by many residents of the east side of Toronto. City Councillors are aware of this disparity. Northland Paving has met with Councillors, Mayors and department heads regarding this issue. However, Councillor Ainslie has finally taken the bull by the horns and decided to take steps in resolving the issue.
Toronto Ward 43 should be proud to have an elected official who understands the concerns of his constituents. Even more proud that he takes the necessary steps to work on their behalf. In this case, all of the Wards in Scarborough should offer a big thank you to Councillor Paul Ainslie as he works to give the east the same benefits as the rest of the City.
This is a link to the letter written by Councillor Ainslie to the Planning and Growth Committee:
This committee heard the issue for consideration on January 8, 2015.