Pre-application Meeting – 1360 Queen St W

Posted on September 11, 2020

Kingsett Capital, the developer of 1360 Queen St West, the N/W corner of Queen and Brock, will be holding a virtual pre-application meeting to discuss their proposed plans for this site.

The proposal includes a 9-storey terraced mixed-use development containing 117 units with ground floor commercial uses and a community hub space.

The Virtual Community Consultation meeting will take place on

Thursday September 17th, from 6:30 – 8 PM .

Meeting Link (Webex Events):  https://bit.ly/3bIaqyQ

Councillor Perks and City Planner Patrick Miller will be in attendance.

If you are unable to attend the meeting and are interested in providing comment and/or receiving more detailed information on this application as it becomes available please contact Councillor Perks’ Office at councillor_perks@toronto.ca .

Pre-application Meeting Notice - 1360 Queen St W

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.

Keele Station Easier Access Update

Posted on September 3, 2020

As part of the Easier Access Program, the TTC is installing elevators to make Keele Station accessible. This work will take place starting September 4 to October, 2020. In order to carry out this work, terrazzo tile needs to be installed in the station including in front of both escalators that take customers to the Line 2 subway platforms. The escalators will be out of service and used as staircases only for a approximately one month.

There will be no disruption to bus or subway service at Keele Station for this work.

The TTC contact for this project is, Christina Joseph, Senior Community Liaison who can be reached at 416-994-0923 or christina.joseph@ttc.ca .

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Virtual CNE 2020: CNE At Home

Posted on September 3, 2020

Earlier this year, like many other events, the Canadian National Exhibition made the historic decision to cancel its iconic fair for only the second occasion in its 142-year history.

Although the CNE gates won’t be opening this summer, the CNE is continuing the tradition of bringing fun to Torontonians beginning August 21 to September 7 with a Virtual CNE offering some of its favourite shows, experiences, recipes, and memories online at its exciting new CNE At Home portal, which can be accessed through the CNE website at www.theex.com .

Indulge in all the quintessential CNE experiences from home with:

  • CNE (new music) Jam sessions online featuring Toronto bands and artists
  • Gaming Garage Tournaments
  • Rising Star Youth Competition with online voting
  • “How To” tutorials to learn how to busker and make some favourite dishes from the CNE such as 99 Cent Spaghetti and Rainbow Grilled Cheese
  • Virtual rides, ghost walks, and retrospective specials including a look back at the history of the CNE Grandstand (& Bandshell), best Of the Aerial Acrobatic & Ice Skating Shows, President’s Choice SuperDogs, and much more!
  • Special online events include:
    • The opening day virtual CNE kick off event with a President’s Choice SuperDogs show took place on Friday and can be viewed here.
    • a commemoration off 99 years of the Annual Warriors’ Day Parade with a look back at its history, found here.
    • and coming soon, a virtual edition of the Canadian International Air Show from September 5th to 7th, found here.
  • CNE Foundation Virtual 50/50 Raffle

The Virtual CNE 50/50 raffle provides the public with the chance to win while making a difference in the community. Virtual CNE 50/50 raffle tickets are available at CNEF5050.com through Labour Day, Monday, September 7.  Proceeds from the raffle will support CNE Foundation programs, including community grants, community and youth programs, and scholarships.

For more information about the CNE At Home programming check all 18-days of online events and experiences, go to www.theex.com .

 

City of Toronto extending outdoor pool season at 10 locations

Posted on September 3, 2020

Select City outdoor pools are extended for the summer season. Torontonians can stretch out the summer at 10 City outdoor pools which will remain open until September 13, with the remainder closing as planned on Sunday, September 6.

The ten outdoor pools include:

  • Alex Duff, 779 Crawford St.
  • Donald D. Summerville, 1867 Lake Shore Blvd. E.
  • Heron Park, 292 Manse Rd.
  • Grandravine, 23 Grandravine Dr.
  • McGregor, 2231 Lawrence Ave. E.
  • Parkway Forest, 59 Forest Manor Rd.
  • Pine Point, 15 Grierson Rd.
  • Riverdale Park, 550 Broadview Ave.
  • Sunnyside-Gus Ryder, 1755 Lake Shore Blvd. W.
  • West Mall, 370 The West Mall

All outdoor pools will have regular hours on Saturday and Sunday. To check for hours please visit http://www.toronto.ca/swim. On Monday, September 7 for Labour Day, these pools will be open from 12 to 5 p.m. From Tuesday September 8, to Sunday, September 13, the pools will offer drop-in leisure swimming from 1 to 6 p.m.

Sunday, September 6 is the last day of summer operation for the City’s wading pools and outdoor pools with the exception of the 10 locations noted above. Splash pads will be open on Labour Day and will remain open daily until September 13. Parents and caregivers are reminded to supervise their children at all times. Indoors pools will be closed on Labour Day.

To allow for physical distancing and ensure continued compliance with public health guidelines, the capacity at outdoor and indoor pools remains significantly reduced to 25 per cent. Swimmers are limited to 45-minute sessions to allow for cleaning. A new online reservation tool is available for indoor pool drop-in lane swim: https://www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/recreation/sports-fitness-leadership-programs/fitness-programs/. Pool status is available online at: https://www.toronto.ca/data/parks/alerts/swim/index.html. Full details are available at http://www.toronto.ca/swim.

Outdoor pools were delayed in opening earlier this summer as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated Provincial restrictions. As part of the SwimTO plan, the City worked quickly to open outdoor pools, splash pads, wading pools and indoor pools once given the green light to do so. Torontonians were able to cool off this summer at more than 300 aquatic amenities including the City’s 140 splash pads, 100 wading pools, 56 outdoor swimming pools and 29 indoor pools. Approximately 660,000 participants have accessed outdoor pools across the City as part of SwimTO this summer.

Virtual Community Consultation on the Rezoning Application: 1540-1550 Bloor Street West (N/W corner of Bloor and Dundas Street West)

Posted on August 27, 2020

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.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, please forward your comments to Diane Silver,  Community Planner, Diane.Silver@toronto.ca and/or Councillor Perks’ Office, councillor_perks@toronto.ca .

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