Pre-Application Meeting – 3194-3206 Dundas St W – December 9, 2019

Posted on November 27, 2019

Please share this information with your neighbours.

Gairloch Developments, the developer of 3194-3206 Dundas Street West, the current site of High Park Animal Hospital and Church of God Worship Centre, will be holding a pre-application meeting to discuss their proposed plans for this site.

The proposal includes a mid-rise condominium with retail at grade fronting Dundas Street West. Details will be available at the Pre-Application Meeting.

Date: Monday, December 9, 2019

Time: 6:30 to 8 PM

Place: West Toronto Baptist Church, 3049 Dundas St West (between  High Park and Quebec Ave)

Councillor Perks and City Planning Staff will be in attendance.

If you are unable to attend the meeting and are interested in providing comment and/or receiving more detailed information, please email Councillor Perks office at

3194-3206 Dundas Pre-App meeting notice

Inspirations Studio Holiday Sale – December 6th, 7th and 8th

Posted on November 27, 2019

Inspirations Studio is holding its 25th annual holiday sale and open house on December 6, 7 & 8 2019 in support of women impacted by poverty, homelessness, trauma, and mental/physical health and addiction issues. Join the members of the Studio for cider and treats while shopping for gifts that give back to the community.

“The holiday sale and open house is an event the Studio is holding in celebration of its 25 years of supporting the health and well-being and economic security of marginalised women in the City of Toronto,” said Ms. Gudrun Olafsdottir, Studio Coordinator.

The dates and times of the holiday sale and open house are as follows:

Friday, December 6, 2019    12 to 6pm

Saturday, December 7, 2019    12 to 5pm

Sunday, December 8, 2019     12 to 4pm

The Open House will take place at Inspirations Studio, located at 2480 Dundas Street West, just north of Bloor Street West, close to the Dundas West subway station.

An Update on Rezoning Application for 2442-2454 Bloor St West and 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 Riverview Gardens (Humber Theatre Site)

Posted on November 26, 2019

The Zoning By-law Amendment application for 2442-2454 Bloor St West has been approved by the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT).

In April 2019, the developer, the City and all of the other parties to the appeal reached a settlement for a 12-storey building on site, which the LPAT approved in principle.

The Final Order, however, was held, pending satisfaction of a number of conditions.

Those conditions are set out in Appendix A of the Confidential Report from the City Solicitor adopted at the June 2018 meeting of City Council:

All outstanding conditions have now been met and the LPAT has issued the Final Order- see attached.

All supporting documentation for the Zoning By-law Amendment application, including architectural plans and technical reports, is available online at the City’s Application Information Centre, under “Supporting Documentation”:

A site plan application has been submitted to City Planning and remains under review.

Please feel free to contact my office with questions or comments.


Councillor Gord Perks

Parkdale/High Park- Ward 4

Proposed Permit Parking Changes in Ward 4 Update

Posted on November 22, 2019

The agenda for the December 3rd meeting of Toronto and East York Community Council has just been released, and it includes an item titled ‘Status Update on the Expansion of On-Street Permit Parking’. Transportation’s staff’s report associated with the permit parking item titled has been submitted to the agenda.

You can submit comments or request to speak to this item at committee. Information on speaking at the committee can be found here:

If you have additional questions about submitting comments or speaking at committee please contact Ellen Devlin, Council Administrator.

Ellen Devlin

2nd floor, West Tower, City Hall

100 Queen St. W.

Toronto, ON M5H 2N2


phone: 416-392-7033

City Wins at LPAT with Short-Term Rental Decision

Posted on November 20, 2019

The City received notice on Monday from the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) that the appeal of the City Council-approved zoning regulations for short-term rentals were dismissed.

The decision enables the City of Toronto to move forward with implementation of the regulations as approved by Toronto City Council more than a year ago, but were on hold due to the appeal.

The City will have more information in December about implementation, timelines, and how the licensing, registration, and four per cent Municipal Accommodation Tax (MAT) will work.

For more information, including key points of the new regulations as well as links to Council decisions, please visit

Upcoming Friday LPAT Meeting

Posted on November 20, 2019

Friends, after receiving several emails regarding an upcoming meeting I believe that the following clarification is necessary.

A Case Management Conference taking place at the Ontario Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) this Friday, November 22nd is regarding OPA 419, the Official Plan Amendment adding a Site and Area Specific Policy within the High Park Apartment Neighbourhood Area.

This Official Plan Amendment guides change and compatible infill development in the area. It also redesignates lands located at 21 High Park Avenue from Apartment Neighbourhoods to Parks and Open Space Areas on Maps 17 and 18 of the Official Plan.

OPA 419 was approved by City Council in June, 2018 ( It was then appealed to the LPAT.

If you are interested, you can submit comments in writing to: Ben Bath, Case Coordinator/Planner Tribunals Ontario – Environment and Land Division, (

Please note that a Case Management Conference Submission Form is available on the Tribunal’s website ( and should accompany all written submissions described above.

Road Resurfacing Rescheduling

Posted on November 20, 2019

Due to the onset of colder weather, the road resurfacing work in the Baby Point Area and intersection improvements at Kennedy Park Road and Margdon Road will be deferred to Spring 2020. Please take notice of the contact information in the notices below, should you have any questions.

19ECS-TI-12LR - Deferral - Baby Point Area-Ward 4

19ECS-TI-12LR - Deferral - Kennedy Park-ward 4

Charles G Williams Park Improvements

Posted on November 20, 2019

City of Toronto Parks staff will be hosting a community meeting to discuss planned park improvements to Charles G Williams Park. This meeting is an opportunity to hear about potential design proposals and for the community to provide feedback on what improvements they would most like to see in the park. Parks staff and I will be in attendance to answer any questions you may have.

Date: Wednesday December 4, 2019
Time: 7:00 – 8:30PM
Place: Fern Avenue Public School – Auditorium, 128 Fern Ave

High Park Streetcar Loop – Parkside and Howard Park Field Investigation

Posted on November 20, 2019

As part of its State of Good Repair program, in 2020 the TTC will be renewing the tracks on Howard Park Avenue from west of Roncesvalles Avenue to the High Park streetcar loop.

In advance of the track renewal project and as part of the Ravine and Natural Feature Protection application process, TTC will carry out a field investigation inside High Park Loop on Sunday, November 24, 2019.

TTC Notice - High Park Loop - investigation - Nov 2019

Metrolinx Public Meeting – Barrie Corridor

Posted on November 20, 2019

Metrolinx will be holding a public meeting about upcoming improvements to the Barrie rail corridor. The planned upgrades to the Barrie rail corridor include a double track. The Barrie Enabling Works Project includes modifications and upgrades to the existing rail corridor to allow a second set of racks to be installed in the future.

Date: Thursday, November 28th
Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Place: Alexander Muir/Gladstone Avenue Public School (108 Gladstone Avenue)

The purpose of the Open House is to share information with community members about the overall project, construction activities and  schedule, and to provide an opportunity to ask questions. Metrolinx staff will be present to answer your questions.

Please share with your neighbours.

November 2019