422-436 Roncesvalles and 76 Howard Park Ave Community Meeting

Posted on October 6, 2016

Please share with your neighbours:

Community Meeting on October 19th, 7-9 PM
St Casimir’s Parish Hall, 156 Roncesvalles Avenue


I have been advised by City Legal and City Planning that the developers of 422-436 Roncesvalles Avenue and 76 Howard Park Avenue have requested to participate in mediation at the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) prior to their hearing date.

Earlier this year, my office was advised that the developer applied to the OMB for a hearing. A 4-day hearing was scheduled by the OMB beginning January 24, 2017. (This is a REVISED DATE set by the OMB.) There is no scheduled pre-hearing at this time.

City Planning will be bringing a Staff Report to the November Toronto and East York Community Council (TEYCC) Meeting requesting City Council to authorize the City Solicitor and appropriate staff to attend the OMB hearing.

With the request for mediation from the developer, the OMB will now decide if a pre-hearing needs to be scheduled, at which time interested party members can request status to participate in the mediation, or if the OMB will go directly to a mediation. This decision is still outstanding.

If a prehearing is scheduled, my office will advise the community once the date is set.

If it goes directly to a mediation, it would be heard by a member of the OMB and would include the developer and interested parties.

The City of Toronto is registered as an interested party and would request that community representatives have an opportunity to participate in the mediation process.

I am holding a Community Meeting to discuss the process for mediation at the OMB, to get feedback on community representation at the mediation and to answer any questions you may have about this development application through the City Planning and the OMB process.

The meeting will be held on October 19th from 7-9 PM at St Casimir’s Parish Hall, 156 Roncesvalles Avenue. City Planning Staff will also be in attendance.

Please feel free to contact my office if you have any questions or require any further information.


Parks and Environment Subcommittee on Climate Mitigation and Adaptation

Posted on October 6, 2016

Dear Friends,

On Monday, November 14th, 2016 at 7:00 PM, the Parks and Environment Subcommittee on Climate Mitigation and Adaptation will meet to consider the TransformTO staff report.

Recognizing that Climate Change is one of the most important issues of our time, the City of Toronto has established ‘TransformTO’ to produce a framework that will help the city identify the path to sustainability and suggest key starting points where we will need to begin with a goal of greenhouse gas emission reductions of 80% by 2050.

Two separate but related documents are being created:

A short-term strategy (2017-2020) outlining the actions that will allow Toronto to meet its 30% greenhouse gas emissions target by 2020 through policy and programming.

A long-term (2020-2050) approach that will identify how we can reduce emissions by 80% by 2050 while generating a healthier, more prosperous and equitable city.

As Chair of the Subcommittee, and on behalf of its members, it is my pleasure to invite you to attend and share your comments.

Monday, November 14th, 2016 at 7:00 PM
Committee Room #1, 2nd Floor
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West

I would also ask you to share this invitation broadly with those who may be interested in attending.

At the initial meeting in March 2015, the Subcommittee on Climate Change Mitigation & Adaptation heard over 200 residents who shared their visions and concerns regarding TransformTO’s initiatives. Since then over 2000 Torontonians have participated in the project. The full public engagement report is available at http://bit.ly/2cImhRo.

More information about TransformTO is available at http://www.toronto.ca/transformto.

Thank you for your participation in this important work. I look forward to seeing you on November 14th.

CNE Traffic and Parking Meeting

Posted on October 6, 2016

Friends, please share with your neighbours:

The Community Meeting to review traffic and parking issues in South Parkdale during ‘The EX’ has been scheduled for:

October 25th, 2016 at 7 PM
Parkdale United Church Hall
(Basement meeting room)
171 Dunn Ave, at King Street West.

The meeting will be an opportunity to review the South Parkdale Working Group proposals implemented this year to lessen the impact of vehicle pressures in South Parkdale during ‘The EX’.

It will also provide a forum to discuss further actions that can be implemented in upcoming years to alleviate these vehicle pressures.

City Transportation and Licencing staff, along with Toronto Parking Enforcement and Toronto Police Services have been invited to attend.

I hope you can attend. However, please feel free to share your comments with my office for review by staff and community members at the meeting if you are unable to attend.

October 2016