41 Wabash Avenue Development Update

Posted on November 20, 2018

Councillor Perks Office has been advised that a Re-Zoning application has been filed for 41 Wabash Avenue.

The information filed with the city will be available on-line at https://www.toronto.ca/city-government/planning-development/application-information-centre/, input the address and click on Supporting Documentation.

Councillor Perks has a regular practice of requesting that developers meet with community members to review the developer’s intentions and community comments prior to submitting a development application. The developer can then amend their proposal prior to their formal submission to the city. This practice has been well received and has helped to shape development in Ward 14.

This developer met with the community in January 2018. They have now submitted an application that proposes to retain the existing 3-storey building on the subject site and add 4-storey residential townhouses to the rear. The existing building will be converted to residential uses. In total, the proposal includes 16 new residential units.

City Planning staff are reviewing the application.

City Planning will hold a statutory community meeting which will include an opportunity for community input early in the new year. City Planning staff and Councillor Perks Office will provide details on this meeting once information is available.

A preliminary report on the zoning by-law amendment application will be submitted to Community Council in the near future.

Contact our office at councillor_perks@toronto.ca, should you have further questions.

Councillor Gord Perks’ Office

An Update on Development Application | 2706-2730 Dundas St West

Posted on August 9, 2018


The developer of 2706-2730 Dundas St West has submitted a Settlement Offer to the city.

City staff have reviewed the offer and recommended that City Legal and Planning staff attend the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal hearing in support of the settlement offer. City Council, at its meeting on July 23-30, 2018 accepted this direction.

Some details on the Settlement Offer:


  • a total of nine (9) storeys, representing a reduction in the original proposal of 12 storeys
  • a total height of 30.05 metres excluding allowable overruns representing a reduction in the original proposal of 45.03 metres  {the allowable overruns include the cooling tower, the exit stairs, the building elevators {including required elevator overruns), the interior elevator lobby space located directly in front of the elevators, rooftop art installation {subject to City review), and all other structures and equipment reasonably appropriate in the construction and operation of a rooftop outdoor amenity space and green roof;
  • general compliance with the 45 degree “skyview angular plane” taken from the south side of Dundas Street West
  • Dundas Street West elevation to “read” as having a three (3) storey base building, for example by adding an architectural cap on top of the third floor

Three of the Confidential Schedules are now available online for your review at http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2018.CC44.38 .

The Land Planning Appeal Tribunal pre-hearing date is scheduled for October 2, 2018 at 10 AM at Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (Toronto) 16th Floor, 655 Bay Street, 16th Floor Toronto ON M5G 1E5.

Please feel free to contact my office if you have any comments or question about this or any City-related matter.

Update on 6 Noble Street

Posted on July 25, 2018

At the July 2018 Toronto City Council approved directing City Staff to settle the 6 Noble OMB appeal and accept the revised 8-storey building containing 101 units, ground floor non-residential space and two levels of below-grade parking on the lands located at 6 Noble Street.

Although I understand the significance of the Pia Bouman Dance Studio and the positive impact that it has on many lives, the 6 Noble Development revised application did not leave room for the dance studio.

I met with the developer and representatives of the dance school many times to encourage a space within this application for the dance school. Unfortunately no agreement was reached.

There are some community wins in this Staff Report. The applicant has decreased the height of the building from 51 m to 32 m by using 24 Noble as a guide. Additionally, there is a $350,000 financial contribution towards affordable housing within Ward 14.

The full report is available on-line at https://bit.ly/2N2nvq7 .



Wabash Community Centre Public Information Meeting : July 10

Posted on June 28, 2018

You are invited to come and learn more about the upcoming plans for the new community centre and to:

 – review the project background and potential programming;

 – review timelines;

 – review next steps


Slides from the 2280 Dundas Street West Pre-Application Meeting

Posted on April 27, 2018

As discussed at the meeting, we have shared the slides from the presentation.

Please see below:

Presentation Slides – Apr 18, 2018

421 Roncesvalles Development Update

Posted on March 19, 2018


 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


2639 Dundas Street West Developer Presentation

Posted on March 15, 2018

Presentation shared by the developer at the March 7th, 2018 Community Meeting:

2639 Dundas Pres copy


A copy of the Preliminary Report providing background information can be viewed at https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-112504.pdf


2280 Dundas West: December 2017 Presentation

Posted on February 14, 2018


Choice Properties REIT, the owner of the Loblaw site at 2280 Dundas St West, the south-east corner of Dundas Street West and Bloor Street West, is looking to submit an application to redevelop the site with a mixed-use development including residential, commercial, employment and community uses, a City park, new streets and potential relocation of the high school.

In order to understand what the community envisions for this site before the application is formally submitted, City Planning staff, together with my office, hosted round table discussions which focussed on key themes such as Built Form and Use, Public Realm and Sustainability.

Below is the December 11 & 12, 2017 Planning staff presentation.

Loblaws site - City Presentation - December 2017 (002)


Answers to brainstorming questions can be sent to Joanna_Kimont@toronto.ca by March 9th, 2018. Please contact my office at councillor_perks@toronto.ca if you would like a copy of the brainstorming questions document.


41 Wabash Pre-Application Meeting on January 29, 2018

Posted on January 16, 2018

The developer of 41 Wabash Avenue, Curated Properties, will be holding a pre-application meeting to discuss their proposed plans for this site.

General Purpose Room, Fern Avenue School

128 Fern Avenue

Monday, January 29, 2018

7-9 PM

The developer is proposing a 4 storey mixed-use development with townhouse and office uses. Details will be available at the community meeting.

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.

41 Wabash Pre-Application Meeting Notice



6 Noble Street: Update on OMB Pre-Hearing

Posted on January 13, 2018


The first OMB pre-hearing conference on the 6 Noble Street development application was held on December12th, 2017.

The developer advised that they have submitted a Settlement Offer to the City with revision to the original application.

The Settlement Offer is now posted on line at:


Of note, revisions include the height of the building which has been reduced from 14 storeys (51.3 m including mechanical penthouse) to 8 storeys (32.3 m including mechanical penthouse); and no non-residential uses are proposed. The non-residential gross floor area and the live-work units have been replaced with townhouse units.

City Planning along with a number of City departments will now review the Settlement Offer and provide their feedback.

My office will organize a meeting in 2018 to review the Settlement Offer with the community. City Planning staff and the developer will be invited to attend this meeting.

City Planning staff will then provide their recommendations on the Settlement Offer. If they recommend approval of the Settlement Offer, a report will be submitted to the February 21st Toronto and East York Community Council. If they do not recommend approval of the settlement offer, City Staff will attend the next pre-hearing scheduled for May 22 at 10 AM at the OMB, 655 Bay St, 16th floor.

Please watch for Community Meeting Notice early in 2018. As always, my office is available to answer questions and hear your concerns.

Gord Perks
City Councillor
Ward 14, Parkdale-High Park


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