6 Noble Street

July 2019

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 .

More information on 6 Noble Street can be found on the Toronto Development Application website here.

June 2018

Friends,

City staff will be submitting a Request for Direction Report on 6 Noble Street to Toronto and East York Community Council on July 4th, 2018.

The Staff Report recommends that City Council direct City Staff to settle the 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 does 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 will be a $350,000 financial contribution towards affordable housing within Ward 14.

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

I will be recommending approval of this Staff Report. It will be heard on July 4th after 11:30 AM in Committee Room #1, 2nd floor, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St West.

February 2018

A Settlement Offer proposing an 8-storey (plus mechanical) condominium building is currently being reviewed by City Planning staff. Any updates will be shared as they become available.

December 2017

Friends,

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:

http://app.toronto.ca/DevelopmentApplications/associatedApplicationsList.do?action=init&folderRsn=4023767&isCofASearch=false&isTlabSearch=false

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.

Sincerely,
Gord Perks
City Councillor
Ward 14, Parkdale-High Park

November 2017

 6 Noble Street 

OMB Pre-Hearing

 Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 10 AM

Ontario Municipal Board, 16th Floor, 655 Bay Street

(2 blocks north of Dundas St. W.).

 I have an important update on the 6 Noble St. development application.

The developer of 6 Noble St. originally proposed 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.

As you might know, the developer appealed their application to the Ontario Municipal Board. A pre-hearing conference has been scheduled for Tuesday, December 12th at 10 AM.   The purpose of the pre-hearing is to identify anyone who wishes to attend at the OMB Hearing, either as a party or as a participant, in opposition to or in support of the application.  If you have concerns with the development proposal, your involvement at this stage of the process is important.

City Planning staff and the developer have also continued to work to find a suitable proposal for the site.  The ‘without prejudice’ discussions between City staff and the developer allows for exploration of possible changes that might result in an agreement without offers or counter offers being made public. I am not involved in these discussions.

City Legal have informed me that the developer will be making a revised ‘with prejudice’ settlement offer very soon. A ‘with prejudice’ settlement offer will be a public document. If available, it will be shared at the December 12th pre-hearing.

It is my practice to share details of any ‘with prejudice’ settlement offer prior to it being considered by City Council either through email or, if time permits, at a community meeting.

At this time, the developer has agreed not to seek a Hearing date at the pre-hearing conference. Instead, they will seek a second pre-hearing in April, 2018 which could be converted into a settlement hearing if a settlement is reached.

It is important that anyone with an interest in this matter attend the OMB pre-hearing on Tuesday Dec 12th, notwithstanding the fact that no Hearing date is to be scheduled. This will allow community members to be made parties or participants and be a part of any proceeding should a settlement fail to occur.

Information on party/participant status is available at http://www.omb.gov.on.ca/stellent/groups/public/@abcs/@www/@omb/documents/webasset/ec156907.pdf

If you are interested in attending the OMB prehearing but have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact my office for assistance.   I will be available to meet at 9:30 AM outside of the prehearing conference room at the OMB to review the process of the OMB prehearing. Please contact my office if you are interested.

Sincerely,

Gord Perks

City Councillor

Ward 14, Parkdale-High Park

October, 2017 

An application has been submitted to the City to construct at 14-storey, mixed-use building containing commercial use at grade. Two community meetings have been help to date. Community members have raised concerns with the application and have given encouragement to continue working with the Pia Bouman dance studio, retaining rental space on the site. A Preliminary Report by City Planning is available on-line at http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-102899.pdf . City Planning and the developer continue to work to find agreement. However, the developer has appealed to the OMB. A pre hearing date is scheduled for December 12, 2017.

July 6th, 2017

6 Noble Street Developments has appealed their rezoning application to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB). The type of appeal is listed as ‘Application for an amendment to the Zoning By-law  –  failed to make a decision on the application within 120 days’. The applicant will be requesting the OMB to approve their rezoning proposal. City Planning will be bringing a Request for Directions Report to a Fall 2017 Toronto and East York Community Council (TEYCC) meeting requesting that a City Solicitor and appropriate staff attend the OMB hearing once it is scheduled. In the meantime, City Planning staff remain available to the applicant.

October 4th, 2016 – 6 Noble Street Developments have submitted a formal application to the city for a Zoning By-law Amendment. They are seeking to build a fourteen-storey, mixed-use building containing commercial use at grade and 174 residential units above. There are also 76 proposed parking spaces in an included below-grade parking garage.

October 3rd, 2016 – Comments for the Preliminary Report for the November 15th Community Council are due in early November. As more information is submitted it will be made available here.

Please pass on this information to your neighbours.

The developer of 6 Noble Street, 6 Noble Street Developments Inc., will be holding a pre-application meeting to discuss their proposed plans for this site.

The developer is proposing a 14 storey residential rental condominium containing 178 units. Further 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.

Date: Monday, June 20th
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Place: 1303 Queen St W. – Parkdale Library (basement auditorium)