City Planning is holding a Virtual Community Consultation Meeting on the Zoning Amendment and Rental Housing Demolition Applications for 1540-1550 Bloor Street West. It will be an opportunity to learn more about this application, ask questions and share your comments.
The application proposes to amend the Zoning By-law to allow a 25-storey (80.6 metres high, excluding mechanical penthouse), mixed-use building with commercial uses on the ground floor and residential uses above with 327 dwelling units of which, 12 would be affordable rental replacement units, 25,638 square metres of residential gross floor area and 807 square metres of commercial gross floor area. The proposed total gross floor area of 26,445 square metres would result in a density of 10.72 times the area of the lot. In addition, an application for Rental Housing Demolition and Conversion has been submitted concurrently.
Note: the applicant has appealed the zoning amendment application to Ontario’s Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT). City Planning staff will submit a Request for Directions Report with recommendations to Toronto East York Community Council (TEYCC) on October 15th. Your feedback will help inform the City’s evaluation of the proposed development.
The Virtual Community Consultation meeting will take place on Monday, September 14th, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. and will be online and phone-in only.
How to participate:
A link will be provided on line at http://www.toronto.ca/cpconsultations before 6 PM to be used for joining the meeting either by phone or online.
Note: Participants by phone will not be able to ask live questions during the meeting. Submit your comments in advance by contacting the City Planning Staff or the Councillor’s Office.1540 Bloor St. W. - Community Notice
City Planning is holding a Virtual Community Consultation Meeting on the 1521 Queen Street West Re-Zoning Application. It will be an opportunity to learn more about this application, ask questions and share your comments. Your feedback will help inform the City’s evaluation of the proposed development.
The application proposes to amend the Zoning By-law to allow a new 8-storey mixed-use building with commercial/retail uses on the ground floor and 78 dwelling units on the upper floors.
You can view a copy of the Preliminary Report providing background information at: https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-146570.pdf
The meeting will take place on Wednesday, September 9th from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. and will be online and phone-in only.
How to participate:
A link to the meeting is available online at www.toronto.ca/cpconsultations. Participants will be able to join the meeting either by phone or online as of 5:45 PM on the day of the meeting.
Note: Participants by phone will not be able to ask live questions during the meeting. Submit your comments in advance by contacting the City Planning Staff or the Councillor’s Office.1521 Queen Street West - Community Consultation - Notice (002)
Runnymede Station Easier Access Project
Runnymede is scheduled to become an accessible station at the end of 2020.
Customers are now boarding all buses inside Runnymede Station’s bus loop. A portion of the bus loop will be occupied by construction material as the project continues to progress. The three elevator shafts have been built. Crews are currently installing the elevator systems into the shafts. Upcoming work includes completing the electronics, hydraulics and finishes for the new elevators.
Keele Station Easier Access Project
Keele is scheduled to become an accessible station in late 2021.
The Keele Station easier access project continues with the installation of two new elevators and the reconstruction of the bus roadway. The bus loop closed at the end of March for structural upgrades/improvements and buses will return later this fall. The 30 High Park and 89 Weston buses are diverting to High Park Station.
Priority Bus Lanes – RapidTO
On July 28 City Council unanimously approved priority bus lanes on the Eglinton East corridor. By fall 2020, dedicated bus lanes will be installed along Eglinton Avenue East, Kingston Road and Morningside Avenue—from Kennedy Station to the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus—having an immediate benefit for customers returning to the TTC as the city reopens.
Community Environment Day events begin September 13 and will run on seven weekends until November 1. This year, Community Environment Days will be set up as drive-thru events at the City’s seven Drop-Off Depots. This is a great opportunity to help reduce the amount of reusable or recyclable waste going to landfill and to safely dispose of household hazardous waste.
At the events, you will be to drive to different stations to drop off clothing, books and unwanted items for donation and to dispose of batteries, old paint and other household hazardous waste. Free bagged compost will be available (limit of two bags per vehicle while supplies last).
A list of event dates and more information is available at http://www.toronto.ca/environment_days.
Update on 2376 Dundas St West, site just north of The Crossways
A Site Plan application has been submitted to the City of Toronto by Bousfields Inc. proposing 3 additional storeys to the approved 24-storey building at 2376-2388 Dundas St West. A minor variance application has also been submitted to the Committee of Adjustment (File A1176/19TEY), however, a hearing date has not yet been scheduled.
In 2014, the Ontario Municipal Board approved a 24-storey building -storey building for this site.
The applicant is now proposing to add an additional 3 storeys, increase the permitted gross floor area and revise the layout of interior areas.
There are two concurrent applications in process.
The Site Plan Application:
Details on the Site Plan application are available on the City’s Application Information centre at http://app.toronto.ca/AIC/index.do
City staff will begin process of reviewing the changes proposed. Carla Tsang is the City Planner responsible for this file. She can be reached at Carla.email@example.com .
The Committee of Adjustment Application:
The community will have an opportunity during the Committee of Adjustment process, yet to be scheduled, to comment on the application.
Councillor Perks will share any information, including dates of Committee meetings, as they become available.
In the meantime, please feel free to reach out for clarification or to share your comments
The City of Toronto will be applying pesticide treatments in High Park starting August 10th. Urban Forestry staff will be using the applications to control the invasive herbaceous plant Dog Strangling Vine (Cynanchum rossicum). Urban Forestry Natural Resource worker crews have also been testing various manual control methods intended to supplement the use of chemical products in managing this aggressive species.
Treatment sites will rotate throughout the park during the control window from August to Early Sept, and signage will be posted at each site 24hours prior to treatment, then taken down 48 hours following completion as regulated by the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks. Application is done by licensed City of Toronto staff. Information signage will be posted, along with the standard warning signage, to provide more information to park users.
Please see below for more information.Invasive Plant Control
Thank you for your continued efforts in following Public Health recommendations and maintaining physical distancing. We, as a City, continue to see lowered numbers of Covid-19 cases.
City launches Family Well-Being Plan
As the pandemic persists, many Torontonians continue to experience ongoing challenges and difficulty navigating supports. In response, the City has developed a Family Well-Being Plan in partnership with community agencies and social service providers, to highlight the supports available to those who may be experiencing family violence during the pandemic.
While these times may be isolating, no child, youth or family in the city should feel alone. To access information, resources and tips, please visit toronto.ca/HereToHelpTO.
Drop-In Program for at Masaryk Park
ParksPlayTO is a free drop-in program that offers fun for the whole family. This program is available at Masaryk Park on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1:15p to 4:30pm. Families will participate in a two hour program including activities such as nature and gardening, active games, arts and crafts, family fitness, story-telling and music circles.
Permit Parking enforcement resumption
Starting Friday, August 14 at midnight, permit parking enforcement on residential streets in Toronto will resume. Enforcement, as well as the renewal and issuance of residential street parking permits, had been paused due to COVID-19.
Temporary daily and weekly parking permits can be purchased online anytime at toronto.ca/parking.
While the parking permit office remains closed to the public, it can be accessed in the short-term by phone at 416-392-7873 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org, with extended hours from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday to Friday.
CaféTO application deadline
The City of Toronto’s CaféTO program, which now supports more than 600 restaurants city-wide with increased dining capacity, will close registration to new applicants on Tuesday, August 11 at noon. The program is scheduled to end for the season on November 15.
Learn more about CaféTO at toronto.ca/cafeto.
For questions on any Ward 4 or City-related matter, feel free to contact my office at email@example.com .