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.

West Queen West Study and Heritage Conservation District Update – Community Meeting Reminder

Posted on October 15, 2019

Just a friendly reminder of the upcoming meeting the City is on the West Queen West & Parkdale Main Street Planning Study to present draft Official Plan policies. Information on the West Queen West & Parkdale Main Street Heritage Conservation District (HCD) Plans will also be provided at the Open House. We welcome your comments and there will be opportunities to ask questions of City staff.

We will discuss the results of the West Queen West & Parkdale Main Street Planning Study, which spans Queen Street West between Bathurst Street and Roncesvalles Avenue, and provide an update on the heritage survey and HCD Plans.

Date: Thursday October 17, 2019
Time: Open House 5pm – 8pm; Presentation – 6:30pm
Place: 1303 Queen Street West – The Parkdale Library Auditorium

Community Consultation Meeting Notice - West Queen West Oct 17 2019

 

West Queen West Study and Heritage Conservation District Update – Community Meeting

Posted on October 10, 2019

The City is holding a meeting on the West Queen West & Parkdale Main Street Planning Study to present draft Official Plan policies. Information on the West Queen West & Parkdale Main Street Heritage Conservation District (HCD) Plans will also be provided at the Open House. We welcome your comments and there will be opportunities to ask questions of City staff.

We will discuss the results of the West Queen West & Parkdale Main Street Planning Study, which spans Queen Street West between Bathurst Street and Roncesvalles Avenue, and provide an update on the heritage survey and HCD Plans.

Date: Thursday October 17, 2019
Time: Open House 5pm – 8pm; Presentation – 6:30pm
Place: 1303 Queen Street West – The Parkdale Library Auditorium

Community Consultation Meeting Notice - West Queen West Oct 17 2019

 

Runnymede Healthcare Centre Community Meeting Recap

Posted on October 3, 2019

A community meeting was held on Tuesday October 1st to discuss the Runnymede Healthcare Centre Long-Term Care Expansion.

Concerns were heard about the height and massing of the proposal, its effect on parking and traffic for the nearby area, and the effects that construction will have on the neighbourhood.

We also heard that the institute has purchased land at 3434 Dundas St W, and is in conversations with City Planning to assess the viability of using that as offsite parking to ease the parking and traffic load on the surrounding area.

The presentation given by Runnymede Healthcare can be found below:

CommunityConsultationPresentationOct1

340-376R Dufferin St & 2 Melbourne Ave Community Meeting

Posted on September 23, 2019

A pre-application community meeting is being held to discuss plans by applicant Hullmark to amend the zoning bylaw. The proposal does not contain any changes to the current built form.

You are invited to attend this meeting to learn about the proposal details before a formal proposal is submitted. The meeting will include a presentation given by the applicant, as well as a Q&A session chaired by Councillor Perks.

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Auditorium, Lower Level
Parkdale Public Library
1303 Queen St W

340 Dufferin St - Meeting Notice

1521 Queen St W Pre-Application Meeting

Posted on July 22, 2019

Friends,

A pre-application meeting was held on Monday July 15th at PARC by BSAR Group to show the community their initial idea of developing at 1521 Queen St W. The community saw a proposal for an 8-storey rental building (26m high + an additional 5m mechanical penthouse) with commercial retail on the ground level and with 2 levels of underground parking. The developer estimated that the building would contain 70-75 units of varying sizes.

The community voiced concerns about the height of the building, its effect on traffic and parking in the neighbourhood, and whether any of the units would be considered affordable housing. Some members of the community advocated for a Community Benefits Agreement to be made between the developer and community group representatives. Questions were also raised by the community about the previous actions of the developer in 2015, when 27 people were unlawfully evicted from this building.

The developer has provided the email address info@bsargroup.com to answer questions about the proposal. As always, feel free to contact my office if you have any questions or concerns, or wish to be added to the mailing list for this development.

A copy of the presentation can be found here.

-Gord

421 Roncesvalles Development Settlement

Posted on July 19, 2019

Friends,

A settlement has been reached between the City of Toronto and Propeller Developments Inc., the owner of 421 Roncesvalles Avenue on the Rezoning Application for the site.

A Confidential Staff Report to City Council outlining the settlement agreement was approved at City Council last week.

The settlement permits a five storey office building with retail uses at grade. Given the tall floor to ceiling heights of the existing heritage building on the site and the taller requirements for office uses, the five storey building results in a height of 21.55 to 22 metres, with a mechanical penthouse above. The west, north, and south walls, all of which are identified as heritage attributes, will be retained and a one metre portion of the rear east wall, while not an identified heritage attribute, will also be revealed. Along Roncesvalles Ave, the new portion of the development (floors three to five) will step back at least 3.5 metres from the heritage building below, and along Howard Park Ave, will step back one metre from the heritage building below to reveal the original flat roof, which is also an identified heritage attribute.

The Staff Report and information is available online at: http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2019.CC9.13.

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

Councillor Gord Perks

3385 Dundas Street West, at Durie Street

Posted on June 13, 2019

A Final Staff Report on the rezoning application of 3385 Dundas St West will be heard at Toronto and East York Community Council (TEYCC) on Tuesday, June 25th after 10 AM.

The rezoning application is to permit a seven-storey (21.5 metres excluding mechanical penthouse; 25 metres including mechanical penthouse), mixed use building comprised of 131 residential rental dwelling units and 368 m2 of non-residential gross floor area at 3385 Dundas St West.

The Final Staff Report is available at: https://bit.ly/2ZlSjXT

This item will be heard on Tuesday, June 25th after 10 AM in Committee Room #1, 2nd floor, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St West. You are invited to attend the public meeting to make your views on this proposal known. You may also submit written comments.

If you wish to address the Toronto and East York Community Council in person or in writing, please contact:

City Clerk, TEYCC
Attention: Ellen Devlin, Administrator,
100 Queen St West, 2nd Floor M5H 2N2,
416-392-7033, teycc@toronto.ca

Community Consultation Meeting for 2946-2968 Dundas St W Development: June 11th, 2019

Posted on May 28, 2019

PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR NEIGHBOURS

City Planning is holding a Public Consultation meeting to review the 2946-2968 Dundas Street West Planning Application. You will have an opportunity to learn more about this application, ask questions and share your comments.

Details are as follows:

Date:    Tuesday June 11th 2019
Time:     7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Place:    West Toronto Baptist Church, 3049 Dundas Street West

The applicant is proposing to amend the Zoning By-Law to permit an 8-storey mixed-use building, consisting of residential and office uses, and street related retail. The proposal will have 102 dwelling units.

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

Gord

2946-2968 Dundas Street West_Meeting Notice

Runnymede Healthcare Centre

Posted on May 6, 2019

Runnymede Healthcare Centre held a meeting on April 25th to show their proposed plans to the neighbourhood. The meeting gathered approximately 70 attendees who voiced their concerns about the building’s height, the parking situation in the area, greenery in the proposal, and the construction process. Below is a copy of the presentation that was given by the applicant at the meeting.

As this was a pre-application meeting, there will be at least one more community meeting held in the future to discuss this proposal. Information about any future meetings will be posted on this website. If you would like to be added to the mailing list for this development please contact my office at councillor_perks@toronto.ca.

RunnymedeCommunityMtgPresentation

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