Amended Closures for the Labour Day Parade – September 3, 2018

Posted on August 30, 2018

Due to the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) lockout at Exhibition Place, the parade will no longer finish at the CNE grounds but at Lamport Stadium.

The closure times are 7 am to 2:30 pm on September 3, 2018 for the formation area of the parade at the following locations:

a) University Av, both north and southbound lanes, full closure, from Dundas St West to Richmond St West

b) Queen St West, full closure, from Bay St to University Av

c) Centre St, full closure, from Armoury St to Dundas St West

d) Armoury St, full closure, from University Av to Chestnut St

e) York St, from Queen St West to Richmond St West (access to parking garage for Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts must be accessible)

The closure times for the dispersal area around Lamport Stadium are 7 am to 2:30 pm at the following locations:

a) Liberty St, full closure, from Dufferin St to Jefferson St

b) Jefferson Av, from King St West to Liberty St

For information on any ward 14 or City related matters, email our office at councillor_perks@toronto.ca or call us at 416-392-7919 .

Temporary 506 Carlton bus route looping on Howard Park Avenue and Ritchie Avenue

Posted on August 30, 2018

506 Carlton streetcar service will be restored with bus supplement. From September 2nd to October 6, 2018, there will be a temporary bus diversion due to streetcar tracks replacement at Dundas and Lansdowne. Details are provided below.

506 Carlton supplementary bus diversion - Ritchie

Reversal of one-way Traffic and Installation of Shared Lane Markings on Beaty Ave and Dowling Ave

Posted on August 30, 2018

As part of the City’s Ten-Year Cycling Network Plan, there will be changes on Beaty Avenue and Dowling Avenue in mid-late September. One-way traffic directions will be reversed on both streets. Permit parking on Beaty Avenue between Queen Street West and King Street West will be permanently on the west side. Shared lane markings (sharrows) will be installed on both streets to clearly identify where cyclists should ride in regular traffic lanes and to remind drivers to share the road.

Dowling Beaty Final Notification (002)

Upcoming Bridge Maintenance Work in Your Area

Posted on August 30, 2018

To continue delivering and growing the GO train service, Metrolinx is refurbishing a series of bridges in Toronto, around the Humber Bay. These bridges are over 100 years old and require structural upgrades to improve and grow the service to get people moving, faster and easier.

The current schedule is as follows:

Humber River Bridge: September 8 – December 2

Colborne Lodge Drive: October 12 – 14

Parkside Drive: October 19 – 21

Ellis Avenue: October 26 – 28

Windermere Avenue: November 23 – 25

South Kingsway: November 30 – December 2

2018-08-29 Upcoming Bridge Maintenance Work (002)

 

An Update on Development Application | 2706-2730 Dundas St West

Posted on August 9, 2018

 

The developer of 2706-2730 Dundas St West has submitted a Settlement Offer to the city.

City staff have reviewed the offer and recommended that City Legal and Planning staff attend the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal hearing in support of the settlement offer. City Council, at its meeting on July 23-30, 2018 accepted this direction.

Some details on the Settlement Offer:

 

  • a total of nine (9) storeys, representing a reduction in the original proposal of 12 storeys
  • a total height of 30.05 metres excluding allowable overruns representing a reduction in the original proposal of 45.03 metres  {the allowable overruns include the cooling tower, the exit stairs, the building elevators {including required elevator overruns), the interior elevator lobby space located directly in front of the elevators, rooftop art installation {subject to City review), and all other structures and equipment reasonably appropriate in the construction and operation of a rooftop outdoor amenity space and green roof;
  • general compliance with the 45 degree “skyview angular plane” taken from the south side of Dundas Street West
  • Dundas Street West elevation to “read” as having a three (3) storey base building, for example by adding an architectural cap on top of the third floor

Three of the Confidential Schedules are now available online for your review at http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2018.CC44.38 .

The Land Planning Appeal Tribunal pre-hearing date is scheduled for October 2, 2018 at 10 AM at Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (Toronto) 16th Floor, 655 Bay Street, 16th Floor Toronto ON M5G 1E5.

Please feel free to contact my office if you have any comments or question about this or any City-related matter.

Update on 20 Jerome Street

Posted on August 9, 2018

Friends,

The City’s Heritage Staff has asked my office to share the following update on the Terracotta House at 20 Jerome Street.

20 Jerome Street is listed on the City’s Heritage Register for the building’s cultural heritage value and unique decorative tiles.

In April 2018 a wind storm caused tiles to start falling off of the west elevation of the building. The subsequent partial collapse of the wall revealed serious irregularities in the building’s original construction. Following this incident, the owner provided a report from a structural engineer which detailed irreversible flaws in the existing structure.

In response, Toronto Building issued an Order to Remedy an Unsafe Building as a matter of public safety.

City staff concur with the structural engineer’s conclusion that demolition of the building is necessary to make the site safe and staff is confident that there is no reasonable alternative.

Therefore, staff have accepted the demolition of the building but have worked with the owners to ensure the house is appropriately documented and commemorated.

The owners have provided a salvage strategy for the decorative tiles, archival photographs of the building and tiles, a detailed history of the property and a comprehensive commemoration plan.

The owners have met all requirements of the Order to Remedy an Unsafe Building as well as the requirements to demolish a listed building under the Ontario Heritage Act and the Municipal Code.

The commemoration plan will celebrate the history of the property through the display of salvaged tiles on the site. A selection of tiles will be displayed on the new house in one location on the front elevation and six locations on the west side elevation. A garden wall will be erected in front of the house parallel with the street. Lastly, a Heritage Toronto plaque will be displayed on the property to communicate its unique history.

In addition to on‐site commemoration, some tiles may be displayed off‐site depending how many tiles can be salvaged and if HPS staff identify worthy opportunities. Community members and organizations are encouraged to suggest any projects that could incorporate some of the remaining tiles.

Questions or suggestions can be shared with my office at councillor_perks@toronto.ca and/or Kristen Flood, Heritage Preservation Services, kristen.flood@toronto.ca.

Sincerely,

Gord

 

 

 

 

 

Greenest City Events in Parkdale

Posted on August 9, 2018

Parkdale Good Food Market

Thursdays from 3-7 pm until the end of August

Masaryk Park, 220 Cowan Ave

The Parkdale Good Food Market brings together low-cost, local produce, community art, and music to build community in Masaryk Park every Thursday afternoon throughout the summer.

Bring your little ones! We’ve got art making with Making Room Community Arts and a drumming circle at 5:30 pm on July 9.

Local vendors bring us some of the best momos and samosas in the city.

 

Food Forest Sheet Mulching Party 

Tuesday August 14 from 4-8 pm

Dunn Learning Garden

Join together with your community at the Dunn Parkette Learning Garden to create phase one of the Dunn Food Forest!

We will sheet mulch a garden bed that will break down to create amazing soil for the future Dunn Food Forest.

Sheet mulching is a process in which nitrogen (manure, compost) and carbon (cardboard, straw, mulch) rich material are layered. These layers break down over time to create healthy soil that is full of life.

A food forest mimics the elements of a thriving forest ecosystem bringing together a community of edible plants from ground cover to trees.

Bring food to share for a community potluck.

Everyone is welcome, including children.

The High Park Stewards invite you to Weed Whacking and Boulevard Beds – August 12

Posted on August 9, 2018

Join the High Park Stewards on August 12 to remove invasive species in one of their restoration sites. Meet up in front of Grenadier Restaurant at 10:30 am. For more information, visit https://highparkstewards.pingg.com/WeedWhacking3-2018 .

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