Help save the Norway Maple west of the John Gibson House in Trinity Bellwoods Park

John Gibson House

John Gibson House

The Maple tree just west of the John Gibson House is slated for removal. The developers have requested destruction of the tree to allow for construction of a ramp as part of the 3-story addition to be constructed at the back of the building. The tree in question is a 25 year old Norway maple that is 58 cm in diameter.

The application is particularly upsetting since an information package released from the developers (LOFT) in 2009 stated that no trees would be destroyed as part of the construction.

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Image showing the proposed redevelopment of the John Gibson House from LOFT developers (a private company operating on City land) in May 2009. Note that the proposed addition is visible and no trees have been removed.

Link to the original LOFT proposal (see highlighted text on pg 12)

Please make your voice heard: send your comments and concerns to Gary LeBlanc at gleblanc@toronto.ca or 416-392-0494 by Thursday February 14, 2013 (tomorrow). Copy any emails to Councillor Mike Layton at councillor_layton@toronto.ca.

To Learn more, see the Feb 7, 2013 posting on the Friends of Trinity Bellwoods website.

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