Trinity Bellwoods Recreation Centre
Monday, May 27th, 2013
- Chair – Chris Walker
- Ashley Da Silva – Councillor Layton’s Office
- Ben Pakuts
- Liz Magner
- Loise Schklar
- Liz Manger
- Paula Capela
- Carol Keates
- Darlene Giroux
- Natasha Mitchell
- Jade Leadbetter
- Ariel Stagni
- Laura McCornally
- Darren Leu
- Graeme Luey
- Kelvin Ngan
- Annabelle Kennedy
- Gillian Bowes
- Ann Holmes
- Bjarne Peterson
- Ross Burnett
- Mike Bodor
- Alex Ottens
- Sebastian Lye
- Carol Craighead
- Studio Bar and Creature Comforts Bar
- 944 Queen St W – MOCCA Redevelopment
- 420 Bathurst St – Kromer Redevelopment
- Origami Lofts
- 146 Strachan Avenue
- 110 Palmerston Avenue
- 114 & 116 Robinson Street
Studio Bar and Creature Comforts Bar, 822 and 824 Dundas Street:
Presented by Ben Pakuts and local resident Carol Keates
- Continued complaints of event space impacting residents on Euclid Ave.
- Community concern that it is operating as an after hours club
- Major noise issues – City controls noise limits (up to 11pm). These are not controlled or related to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission (that issue liquor licences to bars and restuarants)
- No liquor licence has been issued for the premises, but they still hold special events
- Special Events Permits (SEPs) are being used to hold event. Permits are issued through the LCBO and not the Alcohol & Gaming Commission.
- Special Events permits are issued by the LCBO – few controls over these. They are not controlled by the Liquor Licence Board.
- Jade Leadbetter of AGCO is the local liquor inspector for the area – she attended meeting to hear problems and identify an appropriate technique for responding
- Complaints can be issued at: firstname.lastname@example.org (Alcohol & Gaming Commission)
- Jade has agreed to investigate complaints and has recommended that residents start a log of violations (date, time, issue), etc.
- Jade advised residents to call the City as well (311) and Municipal Licensing Standards (MLS) to make sure that they record the complaint
- Owner has submitted additional information to the City in support of their liquor license application
Studio Bar and Creature Comforts Bar Feedback:
Update from Owners: Mike Boder and Darren Leu
- Owners of Studio Bar claim that there has been some outreach from the owners to the neighbours
- Owners of Studio Bar have volunteered to provide local residents with their neighbours
- Owners of Studio Bar have volunteered to have noise tests with adjacent neighbours
- Creature Comfort have indicated that they are looking into doing sound proofing
- Owners of Creature Comfort have volunteered to provide local residents with their neighbours
944 Queen St W – MOCCA Redevelopment
Presented by Chris Walker
- Public meeting is on Thursday June 4th at 7pm at the Trinity Bellwoods Recreation Centre
- The City Planner on the file is: Marian Prejel email@example.com
- Proposal by Urbancorp for a 9 storey building.
- 151 units proposed.
- One large format retailer at grade
- Concern that this will remove a heritage building on Queen Street West
- Concern that this will negatively impact the character of Queen Street West
420 Bathurst St – Kromer Redevelopment
Presented by Ashley Da Silva – Councillor Layton’s Office
- A full rezoning is being applied for – 18m in height with 8,000sq ft of retail
- June 6th is the first public meeting at College Street United Church, 454 College, at 7pm
- The planner on the file is: Marian Prejel firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bathurst Ave from Queen to Dupont is going to fall under a new `area study’ planning study . The first meeting for this is June 4th at 707 Scadding Court Community Centre, 5pm to 6:30pm
- This will capture Kromer and Origami proposals
Presented by Ashley Da Silva – Councillor Layton’s Office
- Planners Final Report is due soon
- Zoning application is tentatively scheduled to go before Council on June 18th
- Councilor is suggesting developing a working group on the application
- Community concern remains with parking and sewage volume
- City is setting up a meeting with community group to discuss issues raised by residents to see if they can be resolved prior to application being submitted.
146 Strachan Avenue
- Currently there is a single storey home on site. Proposal is for a three storey duplex with basement walk out.
- Developer is applying for a series of variances at the CoA.
- Neighbour is concerned with the density, depth and height of the proposal
- TBCA has offered to help neighbour prepare a letter for the CoA.
110 Palmerston Redevelopment
Presented by Chris Walker and Liz Magner
- Property that currently exists: 1 story, “Queen Anne Cottage” style. Will be adding 2 more stories (3 stories in total).
- Landmark Development is going before Committee of Adjustment to seek 6 zoning variances.
- 20 metres is proposed new height. Also seeking an increase in density (lot coverage), setback variance and use variance.
- No height variance is required.
- Adjacent residents are concerned with lack of backyard; loss of light and airflow, loss of privacy, future use and possibility of further increase in density (to 6 units).
- To address shadow, developer has cut back the third floor to reduce impact – could this be done further?
- Similar product is 170 Markham Street.
- Concern from TBCA was that we wrote a letter of concern, but the plans has since changed. Letter needs to be updated.
- Community has a petition from 75 residents that are concerned.
114 & 116 Robinson Street Expansion (third floor addition)
Presented by Ann Holmes
- Proposal is a for a third floor development across two duplexes (up to 2.3x the area of the lot)
- Developer is York West
- Originally went to CofA on Nov 2011. Variances were rejected.
- Developer appealed to OMB. Going to OMB in early July 2013.
- Some community members are meeting with developer in early June. Additional details of the proposal will become more clear following that meeting
- Concern with his building maintenance and quality, based on other York West owned properties in the neighbourhood.
Next TBCA Meeting is Monday July 29th, 7pm – 9pm
At the Trinity Bellwoods Recreation Centre,
PLEASE JOIN US!
NOTE NEW LOCATION