The City of Toronto has been exploring opportunities to enhance spaces for program delivery and affordable housing in the Parkdale community. The Parkdale Hub project has been centred on the City-owned properties located at 1313, 1303 Queen Street West and 220 Cowan Avenue. This cluster of public facilities, each of which requires state of good repair work and/or improvements, provides a unique opportunity to plan and build the City’s assets in a coordinated manner, taking advantage of existing adjacencies to create spaces that more efficiently and effectively serve the Parkdale community.
On December 11, 2019, Toronto City Council’s Executive Committee considered a report from City staff on the Parkdale Hub project. The report provides an overview of the findings from the Feasibility Study that has been underway since 2017. It also recommends next steps for moving the project forward. The Committee approved the recommendations to begin Phase 2 of the project in 2020.
The report is available to review on the City’s website, through the following link: http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/decisionBodyProfile.do?function=doPrepare&meetingId=15476#Meeting-2019.EX11
Click here for my comments to the committee.
For more information on the project, visit: https://parkdalehub.ca/
The Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) has recently made a decision about the development proposal at 2978 Dundas Street West (at Pacific Avenue).
The proposal, approved by City Council in July 2018, is for an 8-storey building with a height of 24.3m (26.2m with mechanical penthouse), the partial eighth storey containing indoor amenity space and access to outdoor rooftop amenity space. The proposed building would contain retail at grade and 80 residential units above, and would require the demolition of 7 existing rental units which are proposed to be replaced in the new building.
City Council’s approval was appealed to the LPAT by a local community group. On December 3rd, 2019 the LPAT found the appeal was without merit and thus it was dismissed. The development proposal will now move forward as passed by City Council in July 2018.
On December 9th, 2019, a pre-application meeting was held for a potential development at 3194-3206 Dundas Street West, the current site of High Park Animal Hospital, Church of God Worship Centre and building at 3206.
The meeting was an opportunity for the developer to share their intentions with the community and City Planning staff prior to a formal submission of their application. I have attached a copy of their presentation. https://1drv.ms/u/s!AsSQsTAIkrE9g5geuzAJW0gRlEJCWw?e=W2nube
The developer has not yet filed any paperwork with the city but at the meeting presented plans for an 8-storey residential building.
Any comments or questions at this time should be directed to Councillor Perks’ Office at firstname.lastname@example.org and Carla Tsang, City Planner at Carla.email@example.com .