3194-3206 Dundas Street West Preliminary report at TEYCC – September 16, 2020

Posted on September 10, 2020

The Preliminary Staff Report responding to the rezoning application for 3194-3206 Dundas Street West will be reviewed at Toronto and East York Community Council on Wednesday, September 16.  For a link to the report, please click here.

The rezoning application proposes to amend the City’s Zoning By-laws with an eight-storey mixed-use building. Information on the application is available on-line at the City’s Application Information Centre.

The Preliminary Staff Report recommends a community consultation meeting. City Planning staff will notify neighbouring residents when a meeting date is secured. My office will provide general notice throughout Ward 4, as well as direct emails to anyone who contacted us in regards to this file.  Due to COVID-19 rules, this meeting will be held virtually, over the WebEx platform.

Please feel free to contact my office or City Planner Carla Tsang (carla.tsang@toronto.ca) for more information or to share your comments.

1221 King St West – Construction Staging Report

Posted on September 10, 2020

A Construction Staging Report for 1221 King St West will be reviewed at Toronto East York Community Council (TEYCC) on September 16th.

Lifetime Developments is constructing a 14-storey condominium building with ground floor retail at 1221 King Street West. The site is located on the southwest corner of King Street West and Dufferin Street.

The Construction Staging Report is available to review online at http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2020.TE18.45

Please feel free to share your comments or questions to Councillor Perks Office at councillor_perks@toronto.ca .

Further, to depute on this item on September 16th at Toronto East York Community Council (TEYCC), please contact TEYCC clerk at email: teycc@toronto.ca, phone: 416-392-7033, fax: 416-397-0111.

2706-2730 Dundas St West – Construction Staging Report

Posted on September 10, 2020

A Construction Staging Report for 2706-2730 Dundas Street West will be reviewed at Toronto East York Community Council (TEYCC) on September 16th.

2720 Dundas Junction Limited Partnership is constructing a nine-storey residential condominium building at 2706-2730 Dundas Street West. The site is located on the northeast corner of Dundas Street West and Watkinson Avenue.

The details of the Construction Staging proposal were reviewed at the Community Working Group meeting in March of 2020.

The Construction Staging Report is available to review online at http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2020.TE18.44

Please feel free to share your comments or questions to Councillor Perks Office at councillor_perks@toronto.ca .

Further, to depute on this item on September 16th at Toronto East York Community Council (TEYCC), please contact TEYCC clerk at email: teycc@toronto.ca, phone: 416-392-7033, fax: 416-397-0111.

Toronto Environmental Alliance recruiting participants for the Zero Waste High-Rise Project!

Posted on September 10, 2020

The Toronto Environmental Alliance has developed an online step-by-step program to help Toronto multi-residential buildings reduce waste and become zero waste leaders. If you are a high-rise building resident, or staff member, and want to take action, you can join the project. Learn more here: 

www.torontoenvironment.org/highrise_project_join or join an upcoming information session: www.torontoenvironment.org/highrise_events 

Registration of short-term rentals begins in Toronto

Posted on September 10, 2020

On September 10, 2020 the City of Toronto launched a new online registration system for short-term rental operators who rent their homes on a short-term basis for a period of less than 28 consecutive days.

Short-term rental operators must register with the City in order to operate in Toronto. Operators are only allowed to rent their principal residence on a short-term basis. A principal residence is the residence where they live and the address used for bills, identification, taxes and insurance. Registration for short-term rentals must be completed online: https://www.toronto.ca/community-people/housing-shelter/rental-housing-standards/short-term-rental/short-term-rental-operators-hosts/.

Registration is a mandatory step to legally rent out homes for short-term stays. A valid City-issued registration number must be included in all advertisements and listings. To continue short-term renting, current operators must be registered by December 31, 2020. Future operators will be able to register on an ongoing basis, but must do so before short-term renting their homes.

When registering online, short-term rental operators need government-issued identification to demonstrate that they are over the age of 18 and to show evidence of principal residence. Only an Ontario Driver’s Licence or Ontario Photo Card that shows the address are accepted. Operators also need to provide the City with information, including:

  • contact information and address;
  • details of the short-term rental, including a description of the type of building in which the rental is located and which parts of the home operators will short-term rent; and
  • the name and telephone number of an alternate (emergency) contact who will be available 24 hours a day during rental periods.

The registration fee of $50 must be paid online using a valid credit card. The registration process is contactless and can be completed in a matter of minutes online.

In Toronto, short-term rentals are regulated by the City’s zoning bylaws and the Licensing and Registration of Short-Term Rentals bylaw:

  • City bylaws permit short-term rentals across Toronto in all housing types in residential zones and the residential components of mixed-use zones.
  • People can short-term rent their principal residence only. This is the residence where they live and where the address is used for bills, identification, taxes or insurance.
  • Both homeowners and renters in any housing type (for example house, apartment, or condominium) are allowed to short-term rent their home.
  • People can rent up to three bedrooms in their principal residence for an unlimited number of nights per year or their entire home for a maximum of 180 nights per year.
  • People can host a short-term rental in a secondary suite (for example, a basement apartment) or a laneway suite, as long as the suite is their principal residence.

The City continues to respond to short-term rental issues on a complaint basis. Residents can contact 311 to report issues related to short-term rentals, such as noise, waste and concerns if others are renting homes that are not their principal residence.

More information about short-term rentals can be found at toronto.ca/ShortTermRentals.

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