StreetArt Toronto Information Session – Save the Date

Posted on November 3, 2017

The City of Toronto StreetARToronto (StART) program is embarking on its 7th year!
StART will be holding 4 information sessions that highlightg what to expect for 2018 programs (updated guidelines, deadlines, etc).

RSVP ( requested but not required) to the information session.

Save the Date!
Downtown – Nov 16 – StART Info Session & Gallery Exhibit
TIME: To be Determined.
Info Session and Networking Event
Northern Contemporary, 1266 Queen St W (Entrance off Noble St.)


Pre-Application Meeting – 2639 Dundas St W, current site of Active Green and Ross | November 2, 2017

Posted on October 25, 2017

Please share this information with your neighbours

Gairloch Developments, the owner of 2639 Dundas Street West, the current site of Active Green and Ross, will be holding a pre-application meeting to discuss their proposed plans for this site.


The proposal includes an 8-storey mid-rise building fronting Dundas Street West. Proposed are 93 residential units and 52 parking spaces in an underground parking garage.


Date: Thursday, November 2, 2017

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Place: 3rd Floor Staff Room

Bishop Marrocco/Thomas Merton Catholic Secondary School

1515 Bloor St W (Bloor St W and Dundas St W)


Both Councillor Perks and City Planning Staff will be in attendance.


If you are unable to attend the meeting and are interested in providing comment and/or receiving more detailed information, please email Councillor Perks office at


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Community Meeting: 1182-1221 King St. W. Rezoning Application – Wednesday November 1st, 2017

Posted on October 19, 2017


Please share with your neighbours




City Planning will be submitting their Final Report on the 1182-1221 King St. W. Rezoning Application to the November 14th meeting of Toronto and East York Community Council (TEYCC).


Councillor Perks is holding a Community Meeting to review the developer’s revisions to the original application and to hear from community members.


The Community Meeting will be held on:

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017
from 7 – 9 PM

Basement Meeting Room

Parkdale United Church

171 Dunn Avenue, at King Street West.


Councillor Perks will be joined by City Planner Kirk Hatcher and a representative from the development team.


If you are unable to attend the Community Meeting but are interested in further information, please contact our office at .


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57 Brock Ave Community Meeting

Posted on October 12, 2017

The developer of 57 Brock Avenue, Brock Seaforth Inc., is submitting a settlement proposal to Toronto City Council which will be considered on November 7, 2017.

The settlement proposal makes revisions to the original application to amend both the Official Plan and the Zoning By-law to allow for a seven-storey residential building with two levels of above-ground parking located at the rear of 57 Brock Avenue.

Councillor Perks is holding a Community Meeting to review the revisions to the original application and to hear from community members.

Monday, October 23rd, 2017
7 – 9 PM
May Robinson Auditorium, 20 West Lodge Avenue

Councillor Perks, City Planner Kirk Hatcher, and representatives from Brock Seaforth Inc. will be in attendance.

If you are unable to attend the Community Meeting but wish to review the revised plans, please contact our office at to request this information.

2280 Dundas St W (Loblaws Site) 2nd Public Meeting

Posted on October 3, 2017


Choice Properties is hosting a second Open House to share their preliminary concepts and plans for the site at 2280 Dundas Street West, current site of Loblaws and LCBO.

Councillor Perks and City Planning staff will be in attendance to receive your feedback and provide information on the City Planning process.

The Open House will take place on :

Saturday, October 14, 2017
11:30am – 2:30pm (drop in)
2280 Dundas St. W. (current site of Loblaws and LCBO.)

Councillor Perks will be giving remarks at 12pm & 2pm, but is available throughout the Open House, with City Planners, to speak to you.

New SmartTrack/GO Stations Public Consultations

Posted on September 28, 2017

The City, Metrolinx, and TTC are working together to bring more transit to communities across the City. In October, we will be hosting public meetings to provide information about the new SmartTrack/GO stations being planned in Toronto and to get your feedback.

The new SmartTrack/GO stations build upon Metrolinx’s Regional Express Rail program, which includes increased service on five of the existing GO rail corridors.

Within Toronto, six new SmartTrack stations are planned for the Stouffville/Lakeshore East and Kitchener corridors and two new GO stations are planned for the Barrie corridor.

The City and Metrolinx will be undertaking a Transit Project Assessment Process under Ontario Regulation 231/08 to assess the potential environmental effects of the new stations. At this round of public consultation we will provide an update on project progress and an overview of planned environmental studies and concept schematics. We will be seeking your input on the proposed concept plans and key elements of the project.

Tuesday, October 10
Scarborough Civic Centre
150 Borough Drive
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Presentation begins at 7:00 pm

Wednesday, October 11
Riverdale Collegiate Institute
1094 Gerrard Street East
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Presentation begins at 7:00 pm

Thursday, October 12
Bloor Street Collegiate Institute
1141 Bloor Street West
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Presentation begins at 7:00 pm

Information on all the new stations will be available at each meeting, so you can choose the location most convenient for you.

For more information, and to submit online comments, please visit and

Rita Cox Park Discussion

Posted on September 26, 2017

Come out and discuss the future of Rita Cox Park! A new shade structure is coming and we want to hear your feedback about where you think it should be placed. The meeting will also discuss the by-law enforcement of off-leash dogs in the park. Hope to see you there!

Date: Thursday, October 12th
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Rita Cox Park

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 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:


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: 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 and City Planners Joanna Kimont and Aviva Pelt through

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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