Long-Term Financial Plan Consultations

Posted on April 10, 2017

The City of Toronto invites you to join Toronto residents at City Hall for an interactive afternoon of workshops and discussion. We want to hear your ideas on how the City can balance both its books and its long-term priorities. And with your help, we can build a long-term financial plan that will bring us all closer to the city we want.

Below is information about the City’s upcoming public consultation – Investing In TO. The event will bring together staff, organizations and residents to explore how we can balance our books and our long-term goals.

Saturday, April 22, 2017
City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
Open House: 12:30 pm
Consultation Sessions: 1pm – 5pm

LTFP Consultation Phase 2

Good Neighbour Guide

Posted on April 10, 2017

ML&S has developed a Good Neighbour Guide for operators of bars, restaurants and nightclubs. The Good Neighbour Guide outlines mandatory requirements and “good will” measures that can be taken to help the bar and restaurant industry comply with regulations and operate in harmony with its neighbours, particularly residential neighbours.

There are many areas in the city where neighbourhoods are not only residential, but also have a very vibrant nightlife. The bar and restaurant industry is an important part of our city and needs to operate in harmony with its neighbours, which can be challenging.

The guide was developed by the City of Toronto, in partnership with ORHMA, TABIA, AGCO and Toronto Police Service.

If residents are disturbed by noise from an outdoor patio, they should make the owner or property manager aware of the issue, or contact 311. Municipal Licensing and Standards investigates all noise complaints and takes appropriate action regarding noise violations. This can include educating the owners and laying charges, where appropriate.

Introducing RentSafeTO: Apartment Building Registration and Inspection Program

Posted on April 10, 2017

The new apartment bylaw, approved at the March 28 to 30 Council meeting, now has a name: RentSafeTO: Apartment Building Registration and Inspection Program. The program takes effect on July 1, 2017 and applies to 30% of Toronto’s residents living in approximately 3,500 apartment buildings across the city.

The new program is part of an audit and enforcement system that imposes new standards on how building owners operate their building and communicate with their tenants. The existing bylaws that govern how building owners are to maintain their properties still apply. These bylaws include Property Standards, Littering and Dumping and Graffiti.

This new bylaw enables the City to impose standards for building owners and operators to:

  • Ensure tenants are informed of repairs/maintenance that have an impact on their homes
  • Clearly lay out property owner obligations
  • Help inform the public and prospective tenants on information concerning a building’s maintenance and upkeep

The new requirements apply to rental properties that are three or more stories high and have or 10 or more units.
Some of the new requirements include:

  • Annual registration with the City, including a $10.60 per unit fee
    • Fees will be waived for Toronto Community Housing and other social housing providers; however all of the rules still apply
  • Process for tracking and responding to tenant service requests
  • Regular inspections by building management in common areas for cleanliness and pests
  • Developing and making available to Officers, an operational plan for cleaning, waste management and capital planning
  • New and substantially increased fines for not complying with the bylaw

Building owners will be receiving further information about this program shortly, with a public education campaign to follow in the next few months.

1182 & 1221 King Street West King Street West Community Meeting

Posted on April 10, 2017

City Planning is holding a Public Consultation to review the 1182 & 1221 King Street West Rezoning Application. At this consultation, you will have an opportunity to learn more about this application, ask questions and share your comments.

Date: Tuesday April 18th, 2017
Time: 7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.
Place: Holy Family Catholic School – Gymnasium (141 Close Avenue)

The proposed rezoning application is to permit the construction of a 17-storey mixed use building at 1182 King Street West and a 14-storey mixed use building at 1221 King Street West. Both buildings include commercial uses at grade with residential above and 3 levels of underground parking. A community consultation meeting was previously held for this application in October, 2015, when the proposal was for a 21-storey building at 1182 King Street West and a 19-storey building at 1221 King Street West.

You can view a copy of the Preliminary Report providing background information at: http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-85118.pdf

If you are unable to attend the meeting, please forward your comments to Michelle Knieriem, City Planner, michelle.knieriem@toronto.ca and/or Councillor Gord Perks, councillor_perks@toronto.ca

April 2017