Queen Street West Restaurant Study

Posted on September 14, 2017

The City is holding a Community Consultation meeting where you can learn more about this study, ask questions, and share your comments.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
May Robinson Auditorium, 20 West Lodge Avenue

In 2013 City of Toronto Planning staff completed a study of restaurants and related uses along Queen Street West between Dufferin Street and Roncesvalles Avenue and the impact that these were having on other commercial uses along Queen Street West as well as on the surrounding residential uses north and south of the street.

Upon completion of the Study, City Council passed By-laws 1049-2013 and 1050-2013 placing certain restrictions on restaurants such as limiting their size and location within a building. Additionally, these By-laws placed a maximum on the number of restaurants permitted to be located in Areas A-D (as found on the map on the opposite side of this page) limiting the concentration of restaurants to no more than 25% of the properties within each of these areas.

City Council directed City staff to evaluate the impact of this concentration provision and to report back to City Council before the end of 2017. The purpose of this Community Consultation meeting is to present some preliminary findings related to this concentration provision and to obtain feedback from the Community.

To help complete the required analysis, the City retained the services of consultation firm Three Sixty Collective who will present their preliminary findings and will be available to respond to questions.

To speak to the planner directly, contact Joanna Kimont at (416) 392-7216 or joanna.kimont@toronto.ca. You may also mail your comments to the planner at Toronto and East York District, 100 Queen St W Floor 18 E Toronto On, M5H 2N2.

You may contact my office at (416) 392-7919.

Economic Development and Culture Public Consultation

Posted on September 14, 2017

The Economic Development and Culture Division is developing a new, integrated Divisional Strategy to further the vision and goals of the City. Their two current strategies, Collaborating for Competitiveness (2013) and Creative Capital Gains (2011) have guided EDC’s strategic focus over the last six years. During that time, EDC has made great progress implementing the recommended actions and identifying lessons learned.

The Division is now undertaking a review of current activities – consulting key stakeholders as part of the process – to develop a new, integrated Economic Development and Culture Divisional Strategy to further the vision and goals of the City as set out in the above strategies.

The purpose of the new Divisional Strategy is to develop a framework of focus and establish Divisional priorities over the next five years (2018-2022), drawing a link between culture and economic development. It will include actionable recommendations for the EDC Division and will seek to advance inclusive economic and cultural opportunities across Toronto.

Public Consultations for the new Strategy begin next week and will be held across multiple locations.

Full Details and registration information are available here.

Thursday September 14
7 pm – 9 pm,
Assembly Hall, Performance Hall,
1 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive

Tuesday September 19
9 am – 11 am,
North York Civic Centre, Burgundy Room,
5100 Yonge Street

Saturday September 23
2 pm – 4 pm,
Scarborough Civic Centre, Rotunda,
150 Borough Drive

Wednesday September 27
9 am – 11 am,
Toronto Reference Library, Bram & Bluma Appel Salon,
789 Yonge Street

The Division has created a Conversation Guide that highlights key emerging economic and cultural trends and challenges facing Toronto and it is now posted online. You can respond to the Conversation Guide by completing an online survey or providing a written submission by October 9, 2017.

The Conversation Guide and survey are available here.

2280 Dundas St W Proposal Meeting

Posted on June 12, 2017

Just a friendly reminder about this upcoming event:

Friends,

I would like to inform you of a meeting about a proposed redevelopment at the southeast corner of Bloor and Dundas, at 2280 Dundas St W. At my request the developer has agreed to have this meeting before designing their full proposal, which gives us a chance to shape their application. This will be the first of several meetings over the coming months.

Many of you were part of a previous conversation about the potential for this site, creating a community framework during the preparation of the Bloor-Dundas Avenue Study in 2009, which can be found here: https://www1.toronto.ca/city_of_toronto/city_planning/community_planning/files/pdf/bloordundas_final_rep_full.pdf. The Bloor-Dundas area is detailed under “Opportunity Site 8” and may contain useful insight for this upcoming meeting.

Date: Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm – Informational Board Viewing
7:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Address by Councillor Perks
7:30 pm – 8:00 pm – Question Period
8:00 pm – 8:30 pm – Informational Board Reviewing

Meeting Location: 2280 Dundas St W, in the former Zellers space

Please see attachment for further details.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, are interested in providing comment, in receiving more detailed information, or being informed of upcoming meetings please email me at councillor_perks@toronto.ca and City Planners Joanna Kimont and Aviva Pelt through Joanna.Kimont@toronto.ca.

This will be a very important conversation for all of us, I hope to see you on June 14th.

Councillor Gord Perks

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Public Meetings for GO Rail Network Electrification

Posted on June 12, 2017

To address the urgent transit needs of the GTHA, the Province of Ontario committed to implement Regional Express Rail and make other improvements to the GO system. A major step to providing more convenient and frequent travel options is the electrification of the Metrolinx GO train lines. By 2025, they plan to have electrified trains running every 15 minutes or better, all day and in both directions, within the most heavily travelled sections of the GO network.

Building on the first and second rounds of public consultation meetings held in February/March 2016 and November 2016, Metrolinx and Hydro One are now formally commencing the Transit Project Assessment Process. A third round of public consultation is planned for June/July 2017 (details below) and will present the findings of the technical/environmental studies (posted online at www.gotransit.com/electrification) undertaken for the GO Rail Network Electrification Project. Members of the public, government agencies, Indigenous communities, and other interested parties are encouraged to participate in the process and/or contact the project team directly with feedback or questions. A discussion guide will be posted online at www.gotransit.com/electrification prior to the meetings to provide key information.

Thursday, June 29, 2017
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. / Presentation: 7:00 p.m.
Metro Hall
55 John Street
Toronto, ON M5V 3C6

GO Electrification June 14 2017

Toronto Pearson Community Outreach

Posted on June 7, 2017

This spring and summer, Toronto Pearson is launching a series of initiatives to talk to local communities about the airport’s growth and the impact of its operations, so it can better understand the concerns and priorities of its neighbours as it plans for the airport’s future.

East
Tuesday, June 20
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Ismaili Centre
49 Wynford Drive
North York, Ontario M3C 1K1

Central
Tuesday, July 4
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Mississauga Living Art Centre
4141 Living Arts Drive
Mississauga, ON L5B 4B8

South
Wednesday, June 28
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Assembly Hall
1 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive
Etobicoke, Ontario M8V 4B6

More details on the workshops can be found here. You can also join the conversation by completing Toronto Pearson’s online survey on Noise Fairness and Airport Growth.

Bloor-Dundas Proposal Meeting

Posted on May 24, 2017

Friends,

I would like to inform you of a meeting about a proposed redevelopment at the southeast corner of Bloor and Dundas, at 2280 Dundas St W. At my request the developer has agreed to have this meeting before designing their full proposal, which gives us a chance to shape their application. This will be the first of several meetings over the coming months.

Many of you were part of a previous conversation about the potential for this site, creating a community framework during the preparation of the Bloor-Dundas Avenue Study in 2009, which can be found here: https://www1.toronto.ca/city_of_toronto/city_planning/community_planning/files/pdf/bloordundas_final_rep_full.pdf. The Bloor-Dundas area is detailed under “Opportunity Site 8” and may contain useful insight for this upcoming meeting.

Date: Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm – Informational Board Viewing
7:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Address by Councillor Perks
7:30 pm – 8:00 pm – Question Period
8:00 pm – 8:30 pm – Informational Board Reviewing

Meeting Location: 2280 Dundas St W, in the former Zellers space

Please see attachment for further details.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, are interested in providing comment, in receiving more detailed information, or being informed of upcoming meetings please email me at councillor_perks@toronto.ca and City Planners Joanna Kimont and Aviva Pelt through Joanna.Kimont@toronto.ca.

This will be a very important conversation for all of us, I hope to see you on June 14th.

Councillor Gord Perks

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Dundas/Roncesvalles Planning Study Presentation

Posted on April 26, 2017

Friends,

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the Community Consultation meeting on the Roncesvalles and Dundas Planning Study earlier this week.

For those who were unable to attend or who may wish to review the Staff presentation, it is available below.

Your input is important to this process, please forward your comments to my office at councillor_perks@toronto.ca and/or Joanna Kimont, City Planner at joanna.kimont@toronto.ca.

Gord

Dundas Roncesvalles Study - April 24 2017

6 Noble Street Public Consultation

Posted on April 18, 2017

Please share with your neighbours

City Planning is holding a Public Consultation to review the 6 Noble Street Development Application.

This application proposes a 14-storey mixed-use building comprised of commercial space located on portions of the first and second floors, 174 residential units, and two levels of underground parking.

You will have an opportunity to learn more about this application, ask questions, and share your comments.

Date:   May 4, 2017
Time:   6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Place:  Parkdale Library Auditorium

The Preliminary Report will be available April 25th on-line through the 2017 Toronto and East York Community Council (TEYCC) Meeting agenda at http://bit.ly/2oDilH4. The Report will also be available at the meeting.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, please forward your comments to Kirk Hatcher, City Planner, Kirk.Hatcher@toronto.ca and/or Councillor Gord Perks, councillor_perks@toronto.ca .

Gord

Chelsea Park Improvement Community Meeting

Posted on April 12, 2017

Hello Friends,

Please join me for a meeting with community members and City of Toronto Parks staff to discuss upcoming improvements to Chelsea Park. Community input is very important in deciding how best to improve public spaces and this meeting will serve as a great opportunity to hear from many different perspectives about how our park is used, and what upgrade choices and design implementations would best serve the neighbourhood.

Thursday, April 20th, 2017
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Bishop Marrocco/Thomas Merton School
1515 Bloor St W, 3rd Floor Staff Room

Gord

Chelsea Park Community Meeting Flyer April 20 2017

 

Long-Term Financial Plan Consultations

Posted on April 10, 2017

The City of Toronto invites you to join Toronto residents at City Hall for an interactive afternoon of workshops and discussion. We want to hear your ideas on how the City can balance both its books and its long-term priorities. And with your help, we can build a long-term financial plan that will bring us all closer to the city we want.

Below is information about the City’s upcoming public consultation – Investing In TO. The event will bring together staff, organizations and residents to explore how we can balance our books and our long-term goals.

Saturday, April 22, 2017
City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
Open House: 12:30 pm
Consultation Sessions: 1pm – 5pm

LTFP Consultation Phase 2

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