Do you care about the future development of our neighbourhood? Curious about who’s planning to construct what? Willing to learn about zoning and development by-laws and help our community respond to various development proposals from transportation and parks to residential and commercial construction? If so, the Overbrook Planning and Development Committee would love to have you as a member!

The Planning and Development Committee is part of the Overbrook Community Association. Our role is to bring our community’s interests to bear on proposals for development; to give the community a voice when significant developments are proposed for Overbrook to ensure that they add grace to the neighbourhood and meet everyone’s needs.

When developments are planned, our committee reviews the plans and talks to neighbours, owners, architects and planners, to ensure as far as possible that what results is in the best interest of all parties – but especially of the neighbours and the community.

It helps if you have some experience in zoning by-laws and development and appeal processes, but willing learners are welcome to join the committee too. The committee meets on the second Tuesday of each month for approximately 2 hours, with two or three hours of additional work required each month to review proposals or participate in other meetings or committee work. Members are required to abide by conflict of interest rules should they have any private interests in the development of Overbrook.

If you are interested in joining the committee, please contact

Meeting arranged for neighbours of 296 Glynn Avenue

The Planning & Development Committee will host a meeting at the Overbrook Community Centre, 33 Quill Street, at 7 pm on Thursday, 26 January.

The meeting is being convened at the request of several neighbours of 296 Glynn. Members of the Planning & Development Committee and attendees will be able to examine the development plans and to bring any questions or concerns to the owner and architect.

For more information, please email

Help Support the Heritage Designation of an Overbrook Historic Building

Overbrook Community Association has requested heritage designation for the old Overbrook Public School on King George Street, opposite the Overbrook Community Centre. The City will consider our request when Planning Committee meets at City Hall on Tuesday morning, 9:30 am, 28 June. Councillor Nussbaum, who supports our request, is a member of Planning Committee. We would invite and encourage everyone who can to attend the meeting. Hopefully, moved by Councillor Nussbaum and community support, Planning Committee will recognize the historical importance of the old school and recommend its Designation under the Ontario Heritage Act.