July 13, 2016: Bylaw Adjustments Proposed for Properties on Delaware, Ossington, Foxley, Euclid, Mansfield, Harbord and Dundas

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360 Harbord, where a new 4-story semi-detached dwelling is being proposed.

The following items will be before the Committee of Adjustment on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 in Committee Room 2 of Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West.

Within the files below you will find instructions on how to submit your comments to the Committee of Adjustment and how to sign up to speak. If you have any questions or comments, please email councillor_layton@toronto.ca or call (416) 392-4009.

9:30am
327 Delaware Avenue (Click to view: google map, notice, and plans): To alter the existing three-storey semi-detached dwelling by constructing a rear one-storey addition.

710 Ossington Avenue (Click to view: google map, notice, and plans): To convert the existing two-storey detached dwelling into three dwelling units and to construct a rear basement entrance and a rear second floor deck.

38 Foxley Street (Click to view: google map, notice, and plans): To alter the two-storey detached dwelling by constructing a third storey addition, rear first and second storey additions, and a rear detached garage.

1:30pm
157 Euclid Avenue (Click to view: google map, notice, and plans): To convert the existing two-storey semi-detached dwelling into three dwelling units by constructing: a rear three-storey addition with rear second-storey deck, a front one-storey addition and to construct a rear detached garage.

159 Euclid Avenue (Click to view: google map, notice, and plans): To convert the existing two-storey semi-detached dwelling into three dwelling units by constructing: a rear three-storey addition with rear second-storey deck, a front one-storey addition and to construct a rear detached garage.

112 Delaware Avenue (Click to view: google map, notice, and plans): To alter the existing two-storey semi-detached dwelling by constructing a third storey addition, northwest corner and south side second and third storey additions, a secondary suite, new front porch, front bay window, and front basement walkout.

2:30pm
27 Mansfield Avenue (Click to view: google map, notice, and plans): To alter the two-storey townhouse/rowhouse by converting the attic into habitable space, constructing a rear third floor dormer addition, and constructing a rear third floor deck.

4:30pm
1002-1004 Dundas Street West & 1A Montrose Avenue (Click to view: google map, notice, and plans): To construct a new three-storey semi-detached dwelling with roof-top amenity space as described in Consent Application B0017/16TEY.

360 Harbord Street (Click to view: google map, notice parts 1&2, notice part 3plans parts 1&2, and plans part 3): To construct a new 4-storey semi-detached dwelling with rear integral garage.

About the Committee of Adjustment:
The Committee of Adjustment is comprised of citizen members and Councillors do not sit on this committee. They regularly hold public hearings to consider applications for minor variances, permission and consents. To learn more about the Committee of Adjustment please visit: www.toronto.ca/abcc/qj-committee-adjustment.htm

Note: Committee of Adjustment Decisions are posted online here.

Do FILM NIGHT: Free Outdoor Films (Kid-Friendly) on June 22, 2016 in the Park

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Trinity Bellwoods BIA is hosting their first-ever free outdoor movie night! The screening takes place in Trinity Bellwoods Park in the dog bowl. Join us on Wednesday, June 22nd at DUSK to watch a series of animated short films from the National Film Board. These animated shorts are from the “Best of the Best: Especially for Kids” series, which include Every Child, The Tender Tale of Cinderella Penguin, Blackfly, The Cat Came Back, Sand Castle, The Owl Whom Married A Goose, Evolution, Christmas Cracker and Monsieur Pointu.

Grab the kids, grab a blanket, and grab a bite at one of our local businesses. The following locations are offering take-away movie snacks for the event:

Scoop Shop by Sweet Sammies
$9 pints of ice cream. Ice cream flavours rotate regularly, including bestselling flavours like Salted Caramel Brownie Cheesecake, Malted Milk Chocolate, Ontario Strawberry, Cajeta, and Cashew Coffee Cacao Nib as well as vegan options.
808 Dundas St W, Open until 9pm
www.sweetsammies.ca

Odile Chocolat
$4 trio of chocolate truffles. Choose three dark chocolate truffles with a combination of ingredients like wines, herbs, spices and flowers.
829 Dundas St W, Open until 7:30pm
www.odilechocolat.com

The Pie Commission
$6.50 plus tax for a Pie-on-the-go. These Bloody Good Pies are offered in both savoury and sweet flavours, with fresh beef, chicken and vegetables as well as dessert pies.
887 Dundas St W, Open until 8pm
www.piecommission.com

*Please note the rain date for this event is Tuesday, June 29th at  DUSK.

Community Consultation: West Queen West Study Heritage Kick-off Meeting, June 23, 2016

The City is holding a community meeting on the West Queen West Planning and Heritage Conservation District (HCD) Study where you can ask questions of City Staff and share your comments.

WQWHCDWhen: Thursday, June 23, 2016
Time: 6:30 p.m. Open House / 7:00 p.m. Presentation and Facilitated Discussion
Where: 1115 Queen Street West – The Theatre Centre (map)

Toronto City Planning staff are continuing to study the built form and heritage character of Queen Street West, within the area shown above.

This meeting will introduce the community to the West Queen West HCD Study and provide opportunity to comment on the area’s heritage value.

The evening will begin with an Open House from 6:30-7:00pm, followed by an update by City Staff on the WQW Planning Study. FGMDA Architects, will then give a presentation followed by a discussion facilitated by the project team.

If you would like more information please contact the consultant team, one of the City Planning representatives and/or your Ward Councillor.

Consultant Contact
Alex Corey wqwhcdstudy@fgmda.com

City Planning Contacts
Sharon Hong – shong2@toronto.ca / 416-392-2653
Graig Uens – guens@toronto.ca / 416-397-4647

Download the meeting notice here.

We Need Your Help to Shake Things Up in Trinity Bellwoods!

TBCA-logo-shake-upThe Trinity Bellwoods Community Association (TBCA) is shaking things up!  We are looking to tackle new neighbourhood concerns and explore current issues that impact the neighbourhood. We are expanding our role and raising our profile at City Hall to ensure that the voices of Trinity Bellwoods residents are heard. However to do this effectively we need your help to grow our group and ensure local issues are brought to our attention.
 
The Trinity Bellwoods Community Association is looking for new leadership (Chair) and members’ at large. If you have an interest in local issues, in ensuring that the City hears your concerns for the neighbourhood and in making Trinity Bellwoods an even better place to live – we invite you to join the TBCA.  
 
The TBCA commitment is one meeting every two months to discuss local issues impacting the neighbourhood. If you really want to shake things up and have the skills and drive to help shape the community and provide leadership to the group as the Chair, you will be responsible for chairing the bi-monthly meeting, co-ordinating the agenda and liaising directly with Councillor Layton’s office on community issues. As the Chair, you will have the support of our six member Executive team. 
 
If you have concerns about issues in the community and want to make a positive contribution towards improving the neighbourhood – come on out and help us! We can’t do this without support from the residents of Trinity Bellwoods.
 
Please contact us at info@trinitybellwoods.org to express an interest in joining. Additional information on the TBCA can be found here http://trinitybellwoods.org/ or on our Facebook group.

NOISE ALERT – Toronto’s Revised Noise Bylaw Removes Safeguards

toronto-noise-coalitionNoise is a big issue in Toronto, and as the city increases in density, it is a problem that will only grow. In fact, the City’s April 2015 noise consultation found that 82.5% of respondents indicated noise problems in their Ward.

After two years of consultations with Toronto businesses, industries and residents—on May 12, 2016—the City released a draft of the new noise bylaw.

The TBCA (as a member of The Toronto Noise Coalition) has analyzed the proposed new by-law and found that it fails on three key fronts: 1) Key weaknesses in the original by-law remain unchanged; 2) The proposed changes further reduce noise protections; 3) No efforts have been made to strengthen enforcement.

In light of these failures, the Coalition is urging all supporters to attend the upcoming Licensing and Standards Committee meeting on:

Thursday May 19th, 9:30 AM
Committee Room 1, Toronto City Hall

We need your support to show the Committee that the City needs a proper noise by-law that addresses the real concerns of Toronto’s vibrant communities. We cannot allow the City to approve the proposed by-law in its current form. We need to speak up if we want to be heard!

Please share this message with your networks and encourage your friends and family to attend the May 19th meeting.

Please find below an executive summary of the Coalition’s report on the proposed by-law.

Read the full report here. 13b56516-201a-4055-a4ae-89d5b962fb21

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