Update on 41 Wabash Avenue development

Posted on January 22, 2020

Inclusion on the City of Toronto’s Heritage Register and Intention to Designate at Toronto Preservation Board on Monday, January 27, 2020

On January 27, 2020, Toronto Preservation Board will review report from Heritage Preservation Services recommending that 41 Wabash Avenue be included on the City of Toronto Heritage Register and state an intention to designate the property for its cultural heritage value. It also recommends that City Council approve the alterations proposed for this property.

The Report is available online at: http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2020.PB13.2

This item will be heard on January 27, 2020 after 9:30AM in Committee Room #4, 2nd floor, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St West. If you wish to attend TPB or submit written comment, please contact City Clerk, Attn: Ellen Devlin, Administrator, TPB, 416-392-7033, email teycc@toronto.ca.

Final report to TEYCC: February 5, 2020

The February 5, 2020 Toronto and East York Community Council (TEYCC) will be reviewing and voting on the Final Report regarding the proposed development application at 41 Wabash Avenue.

This application proposes a change in use from industrial to residential, and construction of a four-storey rear addition, and a fourth storey addition to the existing three-storey former warehouse building.  Fifteen residential units are proposed.

The Staff report will be available online approximately 10 days prior to meeting at: http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/decisionBodyProfile.do?function=doPrepare&decisionBodyId=1925#Meeting-2020.TE13

This item will be heard on February 5, 2020 after 10 AM in Committee Room #1, 2nd floor, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St West. If you wish to attend TEYCC or submit written comment, please contact City Clerk, Attn: Ellen Devlin, Administrator, TEYCC, 416-392-7033, email teycc@toronto.ca.

For further information on this or any other Ward 4 or city-related matter, go to www.gordperks.ca or contact my office at councillor_perks@toronto.ca.

1296-1314 Queen St W Pre-Application Meeting

Posted on January 9, 2020

A developer is looking to apply for a rezoning of 1296-1314 Queen St W, the former site of Cadillac Lounge. A pre-application meeting will be held so that the community can have a first glimpse of what the developer might propose and offer feedback.

The proposal as it currently stands is for a 7-storey (plus mechanical penthouse) mixed-use building  with hotel suites, event space, and retail space, as well as townhouses on Noble Street. The Queen St building will contain underground parking for an as yet unspecified amount of vehicles.

The meeting will consist of a presentation from the applicant, followed by a Q&A period led by Councillor Perks. City Planning staff will be in attendance to answer questions as well.

When: Thursday, January 23 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm (Presentation starts at 7pm)
Where: Parkdale Library Basement Auditorium, 1303 Queen St W

Rezoning Proposal for 1540 Bloor St W

Posted on January 8, 2020

A proposal has been submitted for a rezoning application at 1540 Bloor St W, at the northwest corner of Bloor St W and Dundas St W.

The proposal is for a 25-storey mixed-use building with retail on the ground floor and 327 residential units above. The building would include 329 bicycle parking spaces and 100 automobile parking spaces.

A public meeting held by City Planning is required for this application, where more information about this proposal will be presented. Once a date for this meeting is set it will be shared with the community. Councillor Perks, City Planning staff, and the applicant will be there to lead a question and answer period to address any questions or comments the community may have.

More information for this application can be found online here.

My office will reach out again once a date for the public meeting is set to share it with those who are interested.

PLN - Architectural Plans - DEC 20 2019

299 Glenlake Ave Development Application will be at TEYCC – January 8, 2020

Posted on December 20, 2019

Friends,

The January 8, 2020 Toronto and East York Community Council (TEYCC) will be reviewing and voting on the Final Report for Development Application at 299 Glenlake Avenue.
This application proposes to permit the construction of an 11-storey, 123 unit infill apartment building at 299 Glenlake Avenue. The site currently contains a 30-storey residential apartment building 81 metres in height excluding the mechanical penthouse (86 m including the mechanical penthouse) with 233 units. The new building would be 11 storeys and 33.5 m in height excluding the mechanical penthouse (38.5 m including the mechanical penthouse). The development proposal includes a strip of land to the west approximately 16.2 metres in width adjoining the site at 35, 41-63, 65 and 95 High Park Avenue and 66 and 102-116 Pacific Avenue.

Following a review of the application and two community meetings, City Planning Staff recommend approval of the application. On Planning Staff’s advice, I will be voting to approve the development application. The rationale is provided in a very detailed Staff report available at: https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-141301.pdf . At this time, I would ask that you review the report.

This item will be heard on January 8, 2020 after 10 AM in Committee Room #1, 2nd floor, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St West. If you wish to attend TEYCC or submit written comment, please contact City Clerk, Attn: Ellen Devlin, Administrator, TEYCC, 416-392-7033, email teycc@toronto.ca.ca.

For further information on this or any other Ward 4 or city-related matter, go to www.gordperks.ca or contact my office at councillor_perks@toronto.ca.

Update on 111 Pacific Avenue, 255 Glenlake Avenue and 66 Oakmount Road, and 35, 41-63, 65 and 95 High Park Avenue and 66 and 102-116 Pacific Avenue,

Posted on December 18, 2019

December 20/19

The minutes to the December 17/18, 2019 City Council meeting are now public. The released Confidential Information is available at:

http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewPublishedReport.do?function=getCouncilMinutesReport&meetingId=15359

Scroll to:

“CC13.3 111 Pacific Avenue, 255 Glenlake Avenue and 66 Oakmount Road – Zoning By-law Amendment Application – Request for Direction”

” CC13.10 35, 41-63, 65 and 95 High Park Avenue and 66 and 102-116 Pacific Avenue – Request for Direction Regarding Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Hearing”

for details on each item.

December 18/19

As City Council has adopted the recommendations of the City Solicitor for both

111 Pacific Avenue, 255 Glenlake Avenue and 66 Oakmount Road, and

35, 41-63, 65 and 95 High Park Avenue and 66 and 102-116 Pacific Avenue,

settlement offers have been accepted by the city on both development applications.

Parties to the LPAT appeal will be contacted through appropriate avenues.

As public information becomes available, Councillor Perks Office will share through email and post at gordperks.ca

December 13/19

Please find below the latest updated on the Minto (111 Pacific Avenue, 255 Glenlake Avenue and 66 Oakmount Road) and Great West Life (35, 41-63, 65 and 95 High Park Avenue and 66 and 102-116 Pacific Avenue) development applications. As both of these development files are in litigation, information that can be shared publicly is limited.

If any information becomes available, it will be posted at gordperks.ca and emailed out to our mailing list.

Update on 111 Pacific Avenue, 255 Glenlake Avenue and 66 Oakmount Road

The development application – 111 Pacific Avenue, 255 Glenlake Avenue and 66 Oakmount Road – is on the December 17/18, 2019 City Council Agenda.

You can view the agenda item “CC13.3 111 Pacific Avenue, 255 Glenlake Avenue and 66 Oakmount Road – Zoning By-law Amendment Application – Request for Direction” at: http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2019.CC13.3

At this time, City Council will be asked to adopt confidential instructions by the City Solicitor and release specific confidential information about the application.

Background:

This application proposes to develop purpose-built rental dwelling units in two blocks of townhouses and two apartment buildings. The proposed townhouse blocks include 3 storey townhouses. One apartment building has a proposed tower height of 33 storeys including a 3 storey base and the other apartment building has a proposed tower height of 29 storeys including an 8 storey base (“Development”) on the lands municipally known as 111 Pacific Avenue, 255 Glenlake Avenue and 66 Oakmount Road (“Subject Lands”).

The lands are currently developed with three rental apartment buildings ranging in height from 12 to 23 storeys. The proposal would add 768 new rental units to the existing 750 rental units for a total of 1,518 dwelling units. The proposed development would maintain all existing on-site rental dwelling units. The proposal also includes 450 square metres of retail floor space, which would result in a total floor area of approximately 113,100 square metres.

The owner appealed the Zoning By-law Amendment application to the Ontario Municipal Board (“OMB”) (now the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (“LPAT”)) citing City Council’s failure to make a decision within the prescribed time frames set out in the Planning Act.

Update on 35, 41-63, 65 and 95 High Park Avenue and 66 and 102-116 Pacific Avenue

The development application – 35, 41-63, 65 and 95 High Park Avenue and 66 and 102-116 Pacific Avenue – is on the December 17/18, 2019 City Council Agenda.

You can view the agenda item: ” CC13.10 35, 41-63, 65 and 95 High Park Avenue and 66 and 102-116 Pacific Avenue – Request for Direction Regarding Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Hearing” at: http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2019.CC13.10

At this time, City Council will be asked to adopt confidential recommendations by the City Solicitor and release specific confidential information about the application.

Background:

On December 28, 2016, the City received an application to amend the Official Plan and Zoning By-law for 35, 41-63, 65 and 95 High Park Avenue and 66 and 102-116 Pacific Avenue to facilitate an infill development for these properties (the “Original Application”).

The applicant appealed City Council’s neglect or failure to make a decision on its application for Zoning By-law Amendment (the “Appeal”) to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (the “LPAT”) on August 29, 2017.

The applicant revised the Original Application on September 19, 2019 (the “Revised Proposal”). The applicant further revised its proposal on December 4, 2019 (the “Further Revised Proposal”).

The purpose of this report is to request further instructions for the LPAT hearing that is scheduled to commence January 27, 2020. The City Solicitor requires direction on this matter in litigation.

2978 Dundas St W (at Pacific Ave) LPAT Decision

Posted on December 11, 2019

The Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) has recently made a decision about the development proposal at 2978 Dundas Street West (at Pacific Avenue).

The proposal, approved by City Council in July 2018, is for an 8-storey building with a height of 24.3m (26.2m with mechanical penthouse), the partial eighth storey containing indoor amenity space and access to outdoor rooftop amenity space. The proposed building would contain retail at grade and 80 residential units above, and would require the demolition of 7 existing rental units which are proposed to be replaced in the new building.

City Council’s approval was appealed to the LPAT by a local community group. On December 3rd, 2019 the LPAT found the appeal was without merit and thus it was dismissed. The development proposal will now move forward as passed by City Council in July 2018.

3194-3206 Dundas Street West Pre-Application Meeting

Posted on December 11, 2019

On December 9th, 2019, a pre-application meeting was held for a potential development at 3194-3206 Dundas Street West, the current site of High Park Animal Hospital, Church of God Worship Centre and building at 3206.

The meeting was an opportunity for the developer to share their intentions with the community and City Planning staff prior to a formal submission of their application. I have attached a copy of their presentation. https://1drv.ms/u/s!AsSQsTAIkrE9g5geuzAJW0gRlEJCWw?e=W2nube 

The developer has not yet filed any paperwork with the city but at the meeting presented plans for an 8-storey residential building.

Any comments or questions at this time should be directed to Councillor Perks’ Office at councillor_perks@toronto.ca and Carla Tsang, City Planner at Carla.tsang@toronto.ca .

Pre-Application Meeting – 3194-3206 Dundas St W – December 9, 2019

Posted on November 27, 2019

Please share this information with your neighbours.

Gairloch Developments, the developer of 3194-3206 Dundas Street West, the current site of High Park Animal Hospital and Church of God Worship Centre, will be holding a pre-application meeting to discuss their proposed plans for this site.

The proposal includes a mid-rise condominium with retail at grade fronting Dundas Street West. Details will be available at the Pre-Application Meeting.

Date: Monday, December 9, 2019

Time: 6:30 to 8 PM

Place: West Toronto Baptist Church, 3049 Dundas St West (between  High Park and Quebec Ave)

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 councillor_perks@toronto.ca.

3194-3206 Dundas Pre-App meeting notice

An Update on Rezoning Application for 2442-2454 Bloor St West and 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 Riverview Gardens (Humber Theatre Site)

Posted on November 26, 2019

The Zoning By-law Amendment application for 2442-2454 Bloor St West has been approved by the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT).

In April 2019, the developer, the City and all of the other parties to the appeal reached a settlement for a 12-storey building on site, which the LPAT approved in principle.

The Final Order, however, was held, pending satisfaction of a number of conditions.

Those conditions are set out in Appendix A of the Confidential Report from the City Solicitor adopted at the June 2018 meeting of City Council:

http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2018.CC43.8

All outstanding conditions have now been met and the LPAT has issued the Final Order- see attached.

All supporting documentation for the Zoning By-law Amendment application, including architectural plans and technical reports, is available online at the City’s Application Information Centre, under “Supporting Documentation”: http://app.toronto.ca/AIC/index.do?folderRsn=ONqRrnyM7oImjnFtWMiVlA%3D%3D

A site plan application has been submitted to City Planning and remains under review.

Please feel free to contact my office with questions or comments.

Gord

Councillor Gord Perks

Parkdale/High Park- Ward 4

Upcoming Friday LPAT Meeting

Posted on November 20, 2019

Friends, after receiving several emails regarding an upcoming meeting I believe that the following clarification is necessary.

A Case Management Conference taking place at the Ontario Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) this Friday, November 22nd is regarding OPA 419, the Official Plan Amendment adding a Site and Area Specific Policy within the High Park Apartment Neighbourhood Area.

This Official Plan Amendment guides change and compatible infill development in the area. It also redesignates lands located at 21 High Park Avenue from Apartment Neighbourhoods to Parks and Open Space Areas on Maps 17 and 18 of the Official Plan.

OPA 419 was approved by City Council in June, 2018 (http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2018.EY31.4). It was then appealed to the LPAT.

If you are interested, you can submit comments in writing to: Ben Bath, Case Coordinator/Planner Tribunals Ontario – Environment and Land Division, (Ben.Bath@ontario.ca).

Please note that a Case Management Conference Submission Form is available on the Tribunal’s website (https://elto.gov.on.ca/tribunals/lpat/forms) and should accompany all written submissions described above.

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