421 Roncesvalles Development Update

Friends,

 Re: 421 Roncesvalles Avenue:

Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) Pre-Hearing Update and

Demolition of a Designated Heritage Property- Toronto Preservation Board Notification

I am writing to update you on the 421 Roncesvalles Avenue OMB prehearing conference that took place on Wednesday, March 14th and to provide notification of the Toronto Preservation Board Meeting to review an application to demolish a designated heritage property.

Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) Pre-Hearing Update

As the applicant has now submitted an applied to demolish the heritage building at 421 Roncesvalles Avenue, the City has requested a new prehearing date to allow for time to review the request to demolition and provide comment.

The next prehearing is scheduled for October 10th. My office will provide a reminder closer to the date.

If you have questions or concerns about the OMB prehearing, please contact Kimberly Livingstone, OMB Case Coordinator, (416) 326-6773, Kimberly.Livingstone@ontario.ca or Joanna Kimont, City of Toronto Planner, 416-392- 0481, joanna.kimont@toronto.ca.

Demolition of a Designated Heritage Property-Toronto Preservation Board Meeting

The Toronto Preservation Board will consider the request to demolish the heritage property at 421 Roncesvalles Ave at its meeting scheduled for Thursday March 22, 2018 at Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, Committee Room #3, 2nd Floor at 9:30 AM.

The City Planning Staff Report recommends refusal of the application to demolish the heritage structure on the property at 421 Roncesvalles Avenue.

Link to Agenda: http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/decisionBodyProfile.do?function=doPrepare&decisionBodyId=1029#Meeting-2017.PB32

You may recall that the Toronto Heritage Preservation Board have previously approved City Planning’s Staff Report to refuse the request to alter the heritage property at 421 Roncesvalles Avenue.

Toronto Preservation Board meetings are open to the public, and you or your representatives are welcome to speak or write in to this body.

Comments can be submitted on-line through the “Submit Comments” button at the top of the page of the Agenda Item.

You can also appear before the Toronto Preservation Board and share your comments with board members directly, register through the “Request to Speak” button at the top of the page of the Agenda Item. This online button will be removed by 4:30 p.m. the day before the meeting.

Alternatively, you can register to speak by contacting the City Clerk’s staff with your name, address, phone number and the item on which you would like to depute or make a presentation. Contact City Clerks at: 416-392-7033, 416-397-0111 (fax), teycc@toronto.ca

You must register by 12:00 noon on the day before the meeting; however you can also register in the meeting room before the meeting starts.

Please feel free to contact my office if you have any questions or to provide comment.

Councillor Gord Perks

Parkdale/High Park- Ward 14