MOCCA Redevelopment–Community Meeting on Tuesday June 4, 2013


Come to the first community meeting regarding plans by UrbanCorp to demolish entire MOCCA property, including a non-designated heritage building. A rezoning application was submitted on May14, and community input is now welcome.

About the new building being proposed:

  • 9 stories with one large format retailer at grade.
  • Biggest/highest/densest of all applications put forth in this ward (151 units).
  • Significant concern from TBCA on design and fit with this site.
  • Curbcut to drive in and out of condo parking.
  • Possible precedence setter.

Community Meeting Details:
Date: Tuesday June 4, 2013
Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Trinity Bellwoods Community Centre

If you can’t make the meeting, and would like to make your concerns known:

  • Contact the planner directly: Marian Prejel (416) 392-9337 or
  • Mail your comments to the planner at: Toronto and East York District, 100 Queen St W Floor 18 E, Toronto ON, M5H 2N2.
  • Provide comments online, by clicking here.
  • Contact Councillor Mike Layton at (416) 392-4009
  • More details available on the meeting announcement.

110 Palmerston development–New Plans Available

For those of you interested in the new type of development proposed at 110 Palmerston, which bisects the property to produce a front and a back apartment, a new version of the plans are available.

Changes include: elimination of the variance adjacent to the property and reduced the footprint of the house so that it is now at least 0.45m from the property line to the north (resulting in reduced density from 1.33x to about 1.25x).

Click below for the revised files:


Kromer Radio Redevelopment–Community Meeting Announced for Thursday June 6, 2013

kromer_round2The planned development involves demolishing the existing building and constructing a 3-storey retail building approximately with the potential for a single store of up to 8,800 square metres and underground parking for 320 cars.

This development will greatly impact both within the Trinity Bellwoods Community and Kensington Market.

Click here to read the official announcement, which has more detailed information

Date: Thursday, June 6, 2013
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00 pm
Location: College St United Church, Sanctuary / Auditorium, 454 College Street, northwest corner, College and Bathurst

Help Green the Charles G Fraser Junior Public School Boulevard—This Saturday and Sunday

Photo by Helen Battersby,

Photo by Helen Battersby,

The first event associated with the David Suzuki Homegrown National Park initiative is the greening of the boulevard of Charles G. Fraser Elementary school along Robinson and Manning! This is going to be fantastic. Everyone’s on board; the TBCA, the Councillor, the Principal, the Parents Association and of course David Suzuki. Help us turn that sod into a garden. Come one, come all. It’s going to be a big neighborhood family event.


Location: Manning, between Dundas and Queen Street.

Day1—Turning the Sod: Saturday May 25, 2013, 9am-3pm. We need muscles to turn the sod! Don’t forget to bring your shovels, rakes, wheelbarrows or any other gardening tools that could be used.

Day2—Planting Event: Sunday May 26, 2013, 9am-3pm. We invite you and your family back to help plant flowers and create a mulch path. Remember to bring your gardening tools.

We look forward to seeing all of our neighbors there!

To see the flyer in English and Cantonese, click here.


Save the Date – Canada Day 2013!

Canada FlagSave the date!

Come celebrate Canada Day on July 1, 2013 at Trinity Bellwoods Park, from 1 to 4 pm. The TBCA has partnered with a number of local organizations to hold a family friendly celebration in the park. Updates on the event will be posted over the next few weeks.

 Volunteers are welcome.

Please save the date and join us!