On Wednesday July 18th, 2007, City Council approved the application to amend the City of Toronto Zoning By-law for the current owner to maintain 20 dwelling units within this building. As I mentioned in previous postings, some of you may know the long and complicated history of this site, also known as the Pope Squat.
Council’s approval is the result of many years of dedication and tireless effort from the community, stakeholders and city staff to rehabilitate this building that has been derelict for the past several years. I want to personally thank community representatives and city staff who met with my office numerous times to move this project forward. Many of you worked diligently to address the concerns of a wide variety of stakeholders, and I look forward to collaborating with you again to address many of the outstanding housing issues in the community.
For more information on this project, please find the staff report attached. http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2007/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-4736.pdf