1521 Queen Street West at Toronto East York Community Council

Posted on February 18, 2021

On Wednesday, February 24, 2021, Toronto and East York Community Council (TEYCC) will be reviewing Staff Report: TE23.26 1521 Queen Street West- Zoning By-law Amendment Application – Request for Direction.

This application, originally submitted to the city in November 2019 was appealed to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) in November 2020. It proposes an 8-storey building with 78 new residential units, approximately 300 square metres of retail space on the ground floor, and 3 car-share spaces with no other vehicle parking.

The Report to TEYCC recommends that the City Solicitor, together with City Planning staff, and other appropriate City staff, attend the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) hearing in opposition to the proposed development.  The report identifies significant concerns with the built form, massing and design of the proposal. Further, issues on rental housing replacement transportation and traffic impacts and the inclusion of amenity space for future residents need to be resolved.

The full report is available on-line at http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2021.TE23.26

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.

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

1358-1360 and 1354-1356 Queen Street West and 8-10, 12 and 14 Brock Avenue

Posted on February 18, 2021

The Preliminary Staff Report on the rezoning application of 1358-1360 and 1354-1356 Queen Street West and 8-10, 12 and 14 Brock Avenue will be considered at Toronto and East York Community Council on Wednesday, February 24, 2021.

http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2021.TE23.39

The application proposes to amend the Official Plan and Zoning By-law to permit a new nine-storey mixed use building which would include 117 new residential dwelling units, 538.8 square metres of commercial space on the ground floor and 91.2 square metres for a proposed community space. The application propose to include 38 resident parking spaces and 0 visitor parking spaces. A total of 118 bicycle parking spaces are also proposed. Information on the application is available on-line at the City’s Application Information Centre, http://app.toronto.ca/AIC/index.do .

The Preliminary Staff Report provides information and identifies a preliminary set of issues regarding the application and recommends a community consultation meeting. City Planning staff will notify neighbouring residents when a meeting date and virtual format is secured. As we did for the pre-application meeting in September, 2020, my office will provide general notice throughout Ward 4.

Please feel free to contact my office or City Planner Patrick Miller, Patrick.Miller@toronto.ca ,

to share your comments on this application.

To depute on this item on Wednesday, February 24th, 2021 at Toronto East York Community Council (TEYCC), please contact TEYCC clerk at email: teycc@toronto.ca, phone: 416-392-7033, fax: 416-397-0111.

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

2-24 Temple Avenue Rezoning Application Update

Posted on February 11, 2021

A rezoning application has been filed by MHBC Planning Ltd proposing a 16-storey residential building with 273 dwelling unit at 2-24 Temple Avenue.

Planning staff are in the process of determining if the application is complete. When complete, a preliminary report on the zoning by-law amendment application will be prepared by City Planning staff for Community Council.

There will be community consultation in the coming months.

Information submitted  to the City by the applicant is available under ‘supporting Documents’ on the City’s Application Information Centre at

https://www.toronto.ca/city-government/planning-development/application-information-centre/ .

Councillor Perks Office will continue to update the community as information becomes available.

Please feel free to contact our office if you have any questions or comments.

Councillor Perks’ Office

 

1540 – 1550 Bloor St W Development Update: LPAT Case Management Conference

Posted on October 29, 2020

I am writing to update you on the first video Case Management Conference held today at the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) for 1540-1550 Bloor Street West development application. This application, at the N/W corner of Bloor and Dundas Sts West, proposes to amend the Zoning By-law to allow a 25-storey mixed-use building with commercial uses on the ground floor and residential uses above.

The owner of the site at 1540-1550 Bloor Street West has appealed its Zoning Amendment application to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT), formerly called the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB).

A Case Management conference was held today by video.

The outcome of the Case Management Conference was the scheduling of the next Case Management Conference- February 10, 2021 and a 10-day hearing July 5-16th, 2021.

A City Solicitor attended the conference to advise that City Planning staff will submit a Request for Directions Report with recommendations to December Toronto East York Community Council (TEYCC). The Directions Report will be based on a an evaluation of the application by City Planning staff including input received from the community at a pre-application and a virtual community meeting, as well as communications by email and phone.

My office will continue to update the community as new information becomes available.

Report impacting UHN lands at the Planning and Housing Committee

Posted on October 15, 2020

PH 17.4 Creating New Supportive Housing Opportunities in Parkdale in Partnership with the University Health Network and United Way of Greater Toronto.

The October 20th, 2020, Planning and Housing Committee will be reviewing a report impacting UHN lands at 150 Dunn Avenue (Including 74, 82, 130, 160, and 162 Dunn Avenue, 1-17 Close Avenue, and 74 and 78 Springhurst Avenue) .

The Report, prepared by the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, outlines a framework to begin a housing partnership and create new permanent supportive housing on the UHN site by the City of Toronto, United Way and UHN. The proposal commits to a community inclusive process.

The Staff Report is available for your review at: http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2020.PH17.4 

I will be reviewing the Staff Report in detail and will take into consideration comments from Housing and Planning staff, and the community. The community has been very concerned about current housing issues on this site and I will be paying close attention to those issues.

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.

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 Planning and Housing Committee, or submit written comment, please email phc@toronto.ca . Registered speakers will be provided with instructions on connecting to the meeting.

Planning and Housing Committee will also be streamed live online at  www.youtube.com/TorontoCityCouncilLive

 

1540 Bloor Development Application Update

Posted on October 5, 2020

I am writing to update you on the 1540-1550 Bloor Street West development application. This application, at the N/W corner of Bloor and Dundas St West, proposes to amend the Zoning By-law to allow a 25-storey mixed-use building with commercial uses on the ground floor and residential uses above.

The owner of the site at 1540-1550 Bloor Street West has appealed its Zoning Amendment application to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT), formerly called the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB).

A Case Management conference by video has been scheduled for 9:30 AM on Thursday, October 29, 2020.

The purpose of the Case Management conference is to identify parties and participants, provide procedural directions, and to potentially fix a date and place for the hearing and estimate its length.

A City Solicitor will attend the conference to advise that City Planning staff are targeting the submission of a Request for Direction Report with recommendations to November Toronto East York Community Council (TEYCC), provided comments on the applicant’s submission. from all relevant operational divisions, have been provided.  The Direction Report will be based on a an evaluation of the application by City Planning staff including input received from commenting divisions and agencies, the community at a pre-application and a virtual community meeting, as well as communications by email and phone.

The  LPAT Notice below details the requirements for those who wish to participate in the Case Management conference. Further it details the process to view the Case Conference.

I have heard from many of you during the first stages of this application process. Your concerns and informed comments are a crucial part of this process. Your involvement at this stage of the process is important. If you wish to have your concerns heard by the LPAT, you should attend the October 29th video Case Management Conference and obtain permission to speak at the LPAT hearing that is to be set for a later date.  If there are a number of community members present holding the same position on the application, the LPAT Adjudicator may ask one or two members to speak for the group at the hearing.

If you are interested in attending the LPAT Conference but have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact my office for assistance councillor_perks@toronto.ca.

My office will continue to update the community as new information becomes available.

1540 LPAT notice

Update on West Queen West Planning Study, Parkdale Main Street and West Queen West Heritage Conservation District

Posted on October 2, 2020

City Planning have concluded the Planning Study of Queen St. West between Roncesvalles Avenue and Bathurst Street. It was presented and adopted this week at City Council.

This is wonderful news for one of Toronto’s most important and historic main streets.

This Staff report summarizes the study, and proposes to amend the Official Plan by adopting ‘Site and Area Specific Policy 566’ for the properties fronting Queen Street West between Roncesvalles Avenue and Bathurst Street.
This policy is intended to:

  • guide the height, form and characteristics of new development to ensure it responds appropriately to the existing and planned context of the study and adjacent areas;
  • conserve and enhance the cultural heritage value and function of Queen St as a commercial main street; and
  • provide appropriate transition to adjacent low-rise neighbourhoods.

The proposed amendments to the Official Plan will also inform civic investment and improvements to transportation infrastructure, public open spaces and community facilities within this area.
The Staff report is available on line at:   http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2020.TE14.5

Please note that the Parkdale Main Street and West Queen West Heritage Conservation District Plans are scheduled to be presented to Toronto Preservation Board (TPB) and Toronto and East York Community Council (TEYCC) in the spring of 2021. My office will keep you up-to-date as it moves forward.

Thank you to the many community residents who took part in this Planning Study by participating in community meetings, surveys, walking tours and events. Your commitment to the community is appreciated and helped to shape a Planning Report that celebrates this main street.

340-376R Dufferin Street & 2 Melbourne Avenue Virtual Community Consultation

Posted on October 2, 2020

City Planning is holding a Virtual Community Consultation Meeting on the 340-376R Dufferin Street & 2 Melbourne Avenue 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.

This application proposes to amend the Zoning Bylaws and the Official Plan to modify the range of non-residential use permissions for the site. The site consists of a series of 1-2 storey former industrial buildings which have been readapted and leased to various commercial tenants.  No physical alterations are proposed to the existing buildings, on-site parking supply or loading facilities in the current application.

Information on the application is available on-line at the City’s Application Information Centre, http://app.toronto.ca/AIC/index.do?folderRsn=TpV64kf1jU31PdupLv6zNw%3D%3D

You can view a copy of the Preliminary Report providing background information at: https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-147697.pdf.

The meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 6:30 – 8 PM 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.
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 Carla Tsang, City Planner, carla.tsang@toronto.ca and Councillor Perks’ Office, councillor_perks@toronto.ca

Final staff report on Rezoning of UHN lands at TEYCC

Posted on October 2, 2020

The October 15th, 2020, Toronto and East York Community Council will be reviewing the Final Staff Report on Rezoning of UHN lands at 150 Dunn Avenue (Including 74, 82, 130, 160, and 162 Dunn Avenue, 1-17 Close Avenue, and 74 and 78 Springhurst Avenue)

This application proposes to construct a 6-storey, 192-bed long-term care addition to the University Health Network’s (UHN) existing four-storey Lakeside Long-term Care Centre at 150 Dunn Avenue. It also proposes to secure the rental tenure of all existing rental dwelling units located at 74 and 82 Dunn Avenue, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15 and 17 Close Avenue and 74 and 78 Springhurst Avenue.

Following a review of the application as well as two community meetings, City Planning Staff recommend approval of the application.
The full report is available on-line at http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2020.TE19.1 .

I will be reviewing the details of the Staff Report and will take into consideration comments from Planning staff and the community. The community has been very concerned about housing issues on this site and I will be paying close attention to those issues.

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.
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

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