35 Wabash Update

Posted on March 6, 2017

At the latest Toronto and East York Community Council Meeting, the Construction Staging Report for 35 Wabash Avenue was amended and approved. The Report can be viewed on-line at:  http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2017.TE22.47

The Construction Staging plan was originally reviewed by the 35 Wabash Community Working Group with Councillor Perks and City Planning Staff when it was submitted by the developer in October, 2016.

TEYCC has approved the closure of the south sidewalk and curb lane on Wabash Avenue for a period of 20 months to accommodate the building of a 4-storey residential condominium building with one level of underground parking at 35 Wabash Avenue.

To enable construction, the applicant had requested that 5.8 metres of the south curb lane and sidewalk on Wabash Avenue flanking the site be closed and pedestrians be redirected into a protected covered walk way within the closed south curb lane. The original plan would have resulted in the removal of 12 permit parking spaces on the south side of Wabash Avenue.  The request was amended at TEYCC to tighten the application to impact 6 permit parking spaces

Further information on the 35 Wabash development is available on-line at: http://app.toronto.ca/DevelopmentApplications/associatedApplicationsList.do?action=init&folderRsn=3792517&isCofASearch=false

As always, my office welcomes your comments and question son this or any other Ward 14 or City-related matter.

421 Roncesvalles Ave Re-Zoning Application

Posted on March 6, 2017

Friends, please share with your neighbours:

City Planning is holding a Public Consultation to review the 421 Roncesvalles Avenue Re-Zoning Application. You will have an opportunity to learn more about this application, ask questions and share your comments.

Details are as follows:

Date:            March 21, 2017
Time:            7-9 PM
Place:           St. Casimir’s Parish Hall – 156 Roncesvalles Avenue

This application proposes to amend the Zoning By-law to allow the redevelopment the site with a seven-storey building containing retail and office uses with a height of 26.1 metres. The existing building will be maintained and while no vehicular parking spaces are being proposed, 38 bicycle parking spaces will be provided.

You can view a copy of the Preliminary Report providing background information at:  http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2017.TE22.40

If you are unable to attend the meeting, please forward your comments to Joanna Kimont, City Planner, Joanna.kimont@toronto.ca and/or Councillor Gord Perks, councillor_perks@toronto.ca .

Also, mark your calendars: City Planning staff are organizing the next Dundas and Roncesvalles Planning Study Community Meeting to take place on Monday, April 24th. Information on location and time will be shared once confirmed.


Exhibition Place Public Consultation Session

Posted on March 6, 2017

The community is invited to attend Exhibition Place Public Consultation Session to review the Draft Strategic Plan 2017-2019 that the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place has developed. This is Parkdale’s opportunity to have input into how Exhibition Place will develop over the next few years.

Please RSVP if you plan to attend and if you require free parking to feedback@explace.on.ca

If you are unable to attend either session Exhibition Place welcomes your feedback. Please send all comments to feedback@explace.on.ca – all commentary will be read and taken into consideration.

Find the Strategic Plan 2017-2019 (DRAFT version) here.
Find the HLTA presentation presented to the Board of Governors in January, here.

Date: Wednesday, March 8th
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Place: Beanfield Centre, Room 200, Exhibition Place (former Automotive Building)

Upcoming Local Library Events

Posted on March 6, 2017

Your local libraries have some fun and exciting events upcoming, check them out below:

Bestselling local author Eva Stachniak will discuss & read from her new novel The Chosen Maiden on Wed Mar 15, 2017 from 7 – 8pm at the High Park Library (228 Roncesvalles Avenue).

Wondering what to read next? Join us for a cup of tea and a discover the story behind the creation of some of the world’s most famous novels. Wed. March 22 from 2 to 3pm at the High Park Library (228 Roncesvalles Avenue).

March Break events for the whole family at the High Park Library (228 Roncesvalles Avenue)

Residential Infill Strategy Update and Good Neighbour Guide

Posted on March 6, 2017

The City of Toronto is pleased to announce the launch of a new website that provides easy to follow resources for anyone engaged in renovating or constructing a home in an established neighbourhood: toronto.ca/infill.

Residents are encouraged to visit the site and download the Good Neighbour Guide for Residential Infill Construction. The guide outlines requirements and best practices, as well as communication tips to help everyone involved move smoothly through the project. The website also hosts an update about the residential infill strategy.

March 2017