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