1360 Queen St. West – 2 Staff Reports at TEYCC on June 24th

The June 24, 2021 Toronto and East York Community Council (TEYCC) will be reviewing two Staff reports: the Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment Applications Request for Direction Report, and Intention to Designate under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act – 1354, 1358, and 1360 Queen Street West Staff Report.

The Request for Directions report: recommends that City Council direct the City Solicitor, together with appropriate staff, to attend the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) hearing to oppose the Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment Application for this site in its current form.

http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2021.TE26.16

This application, currently under appeal at LPAT, located at the N/W corner of Queen St West and Brock Avenue proposes a new nine-storey mixed-use building with  117 new residential units and approximately 447.6 square metres of commercial space on the ground floor and 91.2 square metres on the ground floor for a proposed community space.

The full report is available on-line at https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-167578.pdf

The report lists staff concerns with this application including the built form, massing and design of the proposal. Other issues to be resolved include issues related to the proposed demolition of the listed heritage building at 1354-1356 Queen Street West and addressing the transportation and traffic impacts that will be created by this development, including the provision of an appropriate parking supply.

I will be supporting the staff recommendation. I ask that you review the details of the report and share your questions and comments with my office: councillor_perks@toronto.ca , 416-392-7919.

The Intention to Designate under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act – 1354, 1358, and 1360 Queen Street West Report: recommends that City Council state its intention to designate the properties at 1354 (including active entrances 2, 4 and 6 Brock Avenue and 1356 Queen Street West), 1358, and 1360 Queen Street West under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act for their cultural heritage value for their design and physical, historical and associative and contextual values.

http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2021.TE26.20

The full report is available on-line at https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-167842.pdf

I will be supporting the staff recommendation. I ask that you review the details of the report and share your questions and comments with my office: councillor_perks@toronto.ca , 416-392-7919.

Both items are scheduled for June 24th  at or soon after 10:30 AM.

Due to the pandemic, Civic buildings are closed to the public and meetings of the Toronto and East York Community Council are currently being conducted by electronic means. If you wish to register to speak to this item at Toronto and East York Community council, or submit written comment, please email teycc@toronto.ca and cc: councillor_perks@toronto.ca .Registered speakers will be provided with instructions on connecting to the meeting.

TEYCC will also be streamed live online at www.youtube.com/TorontoCityCouncilLive
Councillor Gord Perks
Parkdale/High Park- Ward 4