Committee of Adjustment Application for 1660 Bloor St West (N/W corner of Bloor and Indian Rd.)

Posted on February 10, 2022

The owner of 1660 Bloor St West is proposing to build a 13-storey mixed-use building with 171 units, and retail space fronting onto Bloor Street. A virtual community meeting to review application was held in July 2021.

This application falls within the area of the Bloor Dundas Avenue Planning Report and therefore requires a Site Plan Application and a Committee of Adjustment variance.

Two concurrent applications are in process.

A Site Plan application has been submitted to the City of Toronto and a minor variance application has been submitted to the Committee of Adjustment.

The Site Plan application is under review by City Planning staff. Information on the application is available on the Application Information Centre at https://secure.toronto.ca/AIC/index.do .

The Committee of Adjustment hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at 9:30 a.m.

Community members have an opportunity to comment on the application at the virtual Committee of Adjustment hearing. The Public Notice, with details on how to view and/or participate, is below. Note that the deadline for comments is no later than 4:30 pm on Wednesday, February 23, 2022.

As a member of Toronto City Council, Councillor Perks appoints citizens to the Committee of Adjustment to make decisions on minor variances based on their review of application and city staff information. As such, and on the advice of the Integrity Commissioner, Councillor Perks cannot attempt to influence a member’s decision on an application.  He can, when requested, ask City Staff to review an application and provide their professional comment to Committee of Adjustment.

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Update on 2-6 Howard Park Avenue Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment Applications

Posted on February 10, 2022

On Wednesday, February 16th, 2022, Toronto and East York Community Council (TEYCC) will be reviewing the 2 – 6 Howard Park Avenue – Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment Applications – Request for Direction Report.

http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2022.TE31.19

The application was originally submitted in April, 2021 proposing a 10-storey mixed-use building with 128 units at the N/W corner of Howard Park Avenue and Dundas St West.

The applicant appealed to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) in November 2021.

The Request for Direction Report recommends that City Council direct the City Solicitor, together with appropriate staff, to attend the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) hearing to oppose the Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment Application for 2-6 Howard Park Avenue in its current form and to continue discussions with the applicant in an attempt to resolve outstanding issues.

The report can be viewed on line at: https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-198841.pdf

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 Wednesday, February 16th on or after 10:30 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

Update on the 2-24 Temple Avenue development application

Posted on January 27, 2022

I am writing to update you on the 2-24 Temple Avenue development application. This application proposes to amend the Zoning By-law to allow 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 rents.

The application was submitted to the City in January 2021. City Planning staff responded with a Preliminary report in April 2021 http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2021.TE24.26 and a Virtual Community Consultation Meeting.

In September, 2021 the applicant filed an appeal to the Ontario Land Tribunal.

The Ontario Land Tribunal will be holding a Case Management Conference (CMC) to begin the process of the appeal.  The  CMC is  scheduled for 9:30 AM on Tuesday, February 15th at 10AM.

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.

The attached OLT 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.

A City Solicitor will attend the conference to advise that City Planning staff will be preparing a Request for Directions report for City Council in the near future. The Direction Report will be based on an evaluation of the application by City Planning staff including the input previously received from commenting divisions and agencies, the community virtual community meeting, as well as communications by email and phone.

If you are interested in attending the OLT 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.

OLT-21-001749-FEB-15-2022-Notice of Case Management Conference

Virtual Community Meeting to review application for 1660 Bloor St West

Posted on July 19, 2021

Virtual Community Meeting

to review Site Plan Application and Committee of Adjustment Application for

1660 Bloor St West (N/W corner of Bloor and Indian Rd.)

The owner of 1660 Bloor St West is proposing to build a 13-storey mixed-use building with 171 units, and retail space fronting onto Bloor Street.

 

This application falls within the area of the Bloor Dundas Avenue Planning Report and therefore requires a Site Plan Application and a committee of Adjustment variance.

 

Two concurrent applications are in process.

 

A Site Plan application has been submitted to the City of Toronto and a minor variance application has been submitted to the Committee of Adjustment.

 

The applicant is hosting a Virtual Community Meeting to review their proposed plans for this site and to hear from the community, see attached.

 

July 27, 2021

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Meeting Link: https://mattamy.zoom.us/j/97985675876?pwd=dVJoTnY2TzMrOEZkTWdreVJ0NStuQT09

Meeting ID: 979 8567 5876

Passcode: 664724

Councillor Perks and City Planner Bruna Nigro will be in attendance.

Office of Councillor Gord Perks
Parkdale/High Park- Ward 4

3239 – 3251 Dundas St West – Pre-application meeting

Posted on July 19, 2021

Gairloch Developments, the proponents for the development application at 3194-3206 Dundas Street West, will be hosting a pre-application meeting for a collection of properties to the south, at 3239-3251 Dundas Street West. At this time they have not submitted an application with the City, and we have not seen any proposal, however we have been told it will be similar in scope to the development proposal across the street.

The Virtual Community Consultation meeting will take place on Wednesday, June 28, at 7:00 pm. To register for the meeting, please click here.

Please note that this is a meeting being hosted by the developer.  Once an application is submitted to the City a city consultation will take place.

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 .

2-6 Howard Park Avenue–Official Plan Amendment and Rezoning Application

Posted on June 17, 2021

The Preliminary Planning Report on 2-6 Howard Park Avenue will be heard at Toronto East York Community Council on June 24, 2021. The application proposes a 10-storey mixed use building, with retail at grade and 128 residential units

The Preliminary Staff Report is available for review at: https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-167874.pdf

The Preliminary Staff Report provides information and identifies a preliminary set of issues regarding the application located at 2-6 Howard Park Avenue.

A Community Consultation Meeting is recommended on the Official Plan Amendment and Rezoning Application. 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. Once the Community Meeting is scheduled, the details will be shared broadly with the community.

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, cc: councillor_perks@toronto.ca. Registered speakers will be provided with instructions on connecting to the meeting.

Office of Councillor Gord Perks
Parkdale/High Park- Ward 4

1360 Queen St. West – 2 Staff Reports at TEYCC on June 24th

Posted on June 17, 2021

The June 24, 2021 Toronto and East York Community Council (TEYCC) will be reviewing two Staff reports: the Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment Applications Request for Direction Report, and Intention to Designate under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act – 1354, 1358, and 1360 Queen Street West Staff Report.

The Request for Directions 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 Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment Application for this site in its current form.

http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2021.TE26.16

This application, currently under appeal at LPAT, located at the N/W corner of Queen St West and Brock Avenue proposes a new nine-storey mixed-use building with  117 new residential units and approximately 447.6 square metres of commercial space on the ground floor and 91.2 square metres on the ground floor for a proposed community space.

The full report is available on-line at https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-167578.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 issues related to the proposed demolition of the listed heritage building at 1354-1356 Queen Street West and addressing the transportation and traffic impacts that will be created by this development, including the provision of an appropriate parking supply.

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 Intention to Designate under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act – 1354, 1358, and 1360 Queen Street West Report: recommends that City Council state its intention to designate the properties at 1354 (including active entrances 2, 4 and 6 Brock Avenue and 1356 Queen Street West), 1358, and 1360 Queen Street West under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act for their cultural heritage value for their design and physical, historical and associative and contextual values.

http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2021.TE26.20

The full report is available on-line at https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-167842.pdf

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.

Both items are scheduled for June 24th  at or soon after 10:30 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 and cc: councillor_perks@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
Councillor Gord Perks
Parkdale/High Park- Ward 4

 

Permanent supportive housing proposed for 150 Dunn Ave.

Posted on June 4, 2021

I am so pleased to announce that the City of Toronto will be building supportive housing at 150 Dunn Avenue, on the University Health Network (UHN) site. The new building will provide warm, safe homes with supports for approximately 51 people, including women, Indigenous residents, racialized people, people with disabilities and other people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

This project is delivered in partnership with all levels of government, the University Health Network (UHN) Gattuso Centre for Social Medicine and the United Way of Greater Toronto (UWGT). The support services model for this site will be developed by UHN’s Gattuso Centre for Social Medicine, the City of Toronto and community partners. It will incorporate a range of health and social services to be delivered onsite.

The new homes will be studio apartments each with a kitchen and a bathroom, using modular building construction

Providing residents with good quality, affordable housing is the cornerstone of vibrant, healthy neighbourhoods. Bringing people inside means there are fewer people outside struggling to survive. When a person chooses to live in homes with supports, they:

  •      have a warm, safe place to permanently call home.
  •      can access the necessities of life such as food, washrooms and laundry.
  •      can begin to heal from the damage caused by living outside.
  •      strengthen community connections.

Neighbours are invited to join us for a virtual Community Meeting on June 16, 2021 at 7 pm to learn more about these new homes with supports. The link for this session is: www.toronto.ca/150Dunn

A postcard and fact sheet with more information on this proposal were delivered to neighbours near 150 Dunn Avenue. Both are also available below for your reference. All of this information is also available at www.toronto.ca/150Dunn

I am happy to continue to share updates on this this exciting build as it moves forward.

Sincerely,

Gord

150 Dunn - postcard
150 Dunn Ave- Fact Sheet

3194-3206 Dundas St West: LPAT appeal

Posted on May 13, 2021

I wanted to give you an important update on the development proposal at 3194-3206 Dundas St West. I have been informed by the City Clerk’s Office and our Planning Department that earlier this week the proponent appealed their application to the Local Planning Appeals Tribunal (LPAT), formerly known as the OMB.

As you may remember in December 2019 a pre-application meeting was held for this potential development site, with a formal application being submitted in June 2020.  Following the preliminary report, community consultation, and comments from City Staff, the proponent submitted new plans in December 2020.  While this update addressed some of the City’s issues, major outstanding concerns remain, including the massing of the building and proximity to neighbouring properties.  These concerns have yet to be addressed by the proponent.

City Planning Staff are still open to finding a solution with the applicant, and discussions can continue up until the hearing. Should the applicant and the City fail to reach an agreement prior to the hearing, a negative staff report will be sent to Council, directing City Legal to fight this case at the LPAT. While the scheduling of a hearing is at the discretion of the LPAT, due to the slowdown at the beginning of the pandemic, we are finding most cases are being heard a full year after an appeal is made. 

As always, we will let you know of further information as it becomes available.  Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact my office.

Best regards,

Gord 

 

Information on Official Plan and Rezoning application: 2 Howard Park Avenue

Posted on May 13, 2021

An Official Plan and Rezoning application has been filed for 2 Howard Park Avenue (at Dundas St West). The Application proposes a 10-storey flat-ironed shaped mixed-use building, including 377 square metres of grade-related retail, 128 residential units, 40 below-grade parking spaces, 116 long-term bicycle parking spaces, and 13 short-term bicycle parking spaces.

Planning staff are in the process of determining if the application is complete.

A preliminary report on the zoning by-law amendment application will be submitted to Community Council and a community consultation will take place in the near future.

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

Information submitted  to the City by the applicant to date is available under ‘supporting Documents’ on the City’s Application Information Centre at http://app.toronto.ca/AIC/index.do

 

 

 

 

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