Second CaféTO registration window now open

Posted on April 15, 2021

Local restaurant operators interested in an expanded curb lane or sidewalk café as part of CaféTO can apply as part of the second registration window through Monday, April 26. Approved operators can have patios installed as early as June. Learn more about the CaféTO program, including registration for curb lane and sidewalk cafés, how to access options on private property, watch a helpful webinar recording, and read the updated guidebook by visiting toronto.ca/cafeto

1375 Queen St West will be at TEYCC on April 21st

Posted on April 15, 2021

The April 21st, 2021, Toronto and East York Community Council will be reviewing the 1375 Queen Street West – Zoning By-law Amendment Application – Request for Direction Report.

The report recommends that City Council direct the City Solicitor, together with appropriate staff, to attend the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) hearing to oppose the Zoning By-law Amendment Application for 1375 Queen Street West in its current form.

http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2021.TE24.16

This application, currently under appeal at LPAT, located at the S/E corner of Queen St West and Close Avenue proposes an 8-storey mixed-use building with retail space on the ground floor.

The full report is available on-line at https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-165492.pdf

The report lists staff concerns with this application including the built form, massing and design of the proposal, Other issues to be resolved include addressing the transportation and traffic impacts that will be created by this development, including the provision of appropriate parking and loading space, and the inclusion of outdoor amenity space for future residents.

I will be supporting the staff recommendation. I ask that you review the details of the report and share your questions and comments with my office: councillor_perks@toronto.ca , 416-392-7919.

The items is scheduled for April 21st, 2021 at or soon after 11 AM.

Due to the pandemic, Civic buildings are closed to the public and meetings of the Toronto and East York Community Council are currently being conducted by electronic means. If you wish to register to speak to this item at Toronto and East York Community council, or submit written comment, please email teycc@toronto.ca. Registered speakers will be provided with instructions on connecting to the meeting.

TEYCC will also be streamed live online at www.youtube.com/TorontoCityCouncilLive

*REMINDER* Virtual Community Consultation Meeting on April 19- 1358-1360 and 1354-1356 Queen Street West and 8-10, 12 and 14 Brock Avenue.

Posted on April 15, 2021

City Planning is holding a Virtual Community Consultation Meeting on a Proposed Official Plan and Zoning Bylaw Amendment application for property located at 1358-1360 and 1354-1356 Queen Street West and 8-10, 12 and 14 Brock Avenue.

This application, at the north/west corner of Queen and Brock, proposes a new 9-storey mixed-use building with commercial/retail uses on the ground floor and 117 dwelling units on the upper floors. 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 property is currently occupied by five buildings along Queen Street West and Brock Avenue. Four two and three-storey mixed-use buildings along Queen Street West and Brock Avenue and one two-storey semi-detached building on Brock Avenue..

Information on the application is available on-line at the City’s Application Information Centre, http://app.toronto.ca/AIC/index.do .

You can view a copy of the Preliminary Report providing background information at: https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-163442.pdf

The meeting will take place on Monday, April 19, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

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.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, please forward your comments to Patrick Miller, City Planner, patrick.miller@toronto.ca and Councillor Perks’ Office, councillor_perks@toronto.ca .

1354 Queen Street West - Community Consultation - Notice

406-410 Keele Street: New rezoning application

Posted on April 15, 2021

A new rezoning application for property located at 406-410 Keele Street has been submitted to the City.  

The site previously was approved for a 5 storey, 30 unit apartment building.  While the property owners are now applying for a building with the same height and massing as before, the following changes are being proposed:

– The number of dwelling units have increased from 30 to 64

– The overall residential gross floor area has increased from 4,222 square metres to 4,471 square metres

– Common indoor amenity space is now proposed in the form of a room on the first floor with kitchen and washroom

– Common outdoor amenity space is now proposed in the form of a dog relief area, a roof top terrace with storage room, and a terrace off the indoor amenity space

– The floor area above the 5th floor has increased

– The number of parking spaces has increased from 31 to 32

– A type ‘C’ loading space is now proposed

– curb-side garbage pick-up is no longer being proposed

Due to the number of changes being proposed and the considerable addition to the number of units, City Planning have requested the developers submit this new zoning application.

April 21 Preliminary Report at Toronto East York Community Council

The Preliminary Planning Report on 406-410 Keele Street will be heard at Toronto East York Community Council on April 21, 2021.

The report with background information is available to review at: http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2021.TE24.25

Due to the pandemic, Civic buildings are closed to the public and meetings of the Toronto and East York Community Council are currently being conducted by electronic means. If you wish to register to speak to this item at Toronto and East York Community council, or submit written comment, please email teycc@toronto.ca. Registered speakers will be provided with instructions on connecting to the meeting.

The community consultation meeting on this application is expected to take place the last week of May.

Should you have any questions or comments, please forward your message to Catherine Jung, City Planner, Catherine.Jung@toronto.ca and our office at councillor_perks@toronto.ca .

Office of Councillor Gord Perks

Ward 4, Parkdale-High Park

Sunnyside Community Association – May 5th meeting

Posted on April 15, 2021

The Sunnyside Community Association (SCA) is made up of
neighbours who live within the Sunnyside boundaries of Parkside
Drive, High Park Boulevard, Roncesvalles Avenue and the lake.

Please email sunnysideca@bell.net for the Zoom link.

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Junction Farmers Market Call for Board Members

Posted on April 15, 2021

The Junction Famers Market is returning in 2021! Are you interested in supporting food security in the Junction and surrounding area, as well as shaping the market’s direction for the future?  The Junction Farmers Market Board of Directors is recruiting new members.  To support the Market’s commitment to equity and inclusion, applications from people representing the diversity of the community are particularly welcome.  If you’re interested, please contact info@junctionmarket.ca

If unable to commit to the responsibilities of being a board member, the Market is also looking for volunteers to help out with the weekly Saturday morning market from mid-May to the end of October – flexible time commitment. For further information, please contact info@junctionmarket.ca.

Four Villages Community Health Centre is seeking Board members

Posted on April 15, 2021

The Four Villages Community Health Centre is seeking volunteers for its Board of Directors. Applications are available at www.4villageschc.ca or by calling 416-855-106.

TTC’s Monthly Update for Parkdale – High Park

Posted on April 15, 2021

Please see TTC’s newsletter below regarding service changes and improvement and major initiatives/construction in Ward 4. Updates on Keele Street Public Art Update  the King-Queen-Queensway-Roncesvalles Streetcar Improvements are also included.

Ward 4 Councillor Perks TTC Update 2021

2-24 Temple Avenue –Rezoning Application

Posted on April 15, 2021

A rezoning application for property located at 2-24 Temple Avenue proposes a 16-storey residential building with 273 dwelling units.

The site is currently occupied by 5 detached houses and 4 semi-detached houses, which are proposed to be demolished to accommodate the proposed development. The existing houses contain 22 rental housing dwelling units and 5 dwelling rooms, comprising 5 dwelling rooms with affordable rents, 14 units with affordable rents, 3 units with mid-range rents, and 5 units with high-end units.

April 21st, Preliminary Report at Toronto East York Community Council

The Preliminary Planning Report on 2-24 Temple Avenue will be heard at Toronto East York Community Council on April 21, 2021.

The report with background information is available to review at: http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2021.TE24.26

Due to the pandemic, Civic buildings are closed to the public and meetings of the Toronto and East York Community Council are currently being conducted by electronic means. If you wish to register to speak to this item at Toronto and East York Community council, or submit written comment, please email teycc@toronto.ca. Registered speakers will be provided with instructions on connecting to the meeting.

April 28th, Virtual Community Consultation Meeting

City Planning is holding a Virtual Community Consultation Meeting on a Proposed Zoning Bylaw Amendment application for property located at 2-24 Tempe Avenue.

The Virtual Community meeting will take place on Wednesday, April 28th, 2021 from 6 – 7:30 PM.

The meeting 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.

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.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, please forward your comments to Thomas Rees, City Planner, @toronto.ca and Councillor Perks’ Office, councillor_perks@toronto.ca .

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