MOCCA Redevelopment: Have Your Say on May 1, 2014

20070714_mocca***Last Minute Meeting Announcement***

Come and see revised plans for the MOCCA Redevelopment (952 Queen Street West). The redesigned building is now set at 8 storeys and 25.3m, inclusive of mechanical penthouse, with improved the angular planes at the back and sides. The complete plans will be presented by Urbancorp developers in anticipation of the OMB Hearing on June 3rd, 2014. Please come out and provide your feedback.

MOCCA Redevelopment Meeting details:

  • Thursday May 1st from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • The Art Room on the second floor of the Trinity Community Recreation Centre (155 Crawford beside the park)

If you cannot come, but would still like to have your say, please email Councillor Mike Layton at

For more information on the City’s Final Report, you can view the full report here:

Please click here for details for the June 3rd OMB hearing.

Three Property Adjustments Requested in Ward 19

NewTorontoVictorianWorkersHomeIf you have any concerns regarding the proposed property changes listed below, please attend the public hearings on Wednesday, May 14, 2014.

More detailed information can be found in the pdf files (linked below); if you have any questions please email or call (416) 392-4009.


Description of work:
To alter the existing 2½-storey row house/townhouse by constructing a rear second floor addition with a bay window and a rear third floor addition.

Public Hearing info:
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 4:30 p.m.
Committee Room 2, Second Floor, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St W, M5H 2N2

More detailed info:


Description of work:
To legalize and maintain the rear two-storey addition that was constructed without a permit, to the two-storey semi-detached dwelling. The existing detached garage will be maintained.

Public Hearing info:
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 1:30 p.m.
Committee Room 2, Second Floor, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St W, M5H 2N2

More detailed info:
63 MARKHAM ST Notice


Description of work:
To convert the existing one-storey church into a three-storey detached dwelling by constructing a front three-storey addition, and a two-storey addition.

Public Hearing info:
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 2:30 p.m.
Committee Room 2, Second Floor, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St W, M5H 2N2

More detailed info:

Ward 19 Community Environment Day on Thursday May 22, 2014

environment_days_park-MLaytonDon’t forget to stop by for Ward 19’s Community Environment Day on Thursday, May 22 at Fred Hamilton Park between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Come to Environment day to:

  • drop off electronics and household hazardous waste
  • drop off items for re-use such as clothing and school supplies
  • collect free compost (remember to bring a shovel and containers to carry your compost)
  • help tidy up our parks by picking up garbage left over from the spring thaw. Free rubber gloves and garbage bags will be provided.

As well, Mike Layton will be holding 8 Compost Days to help all of the gardeners in the ward prepare for the growing season. This compost comes from your leaf and yard waste that the City collects as part of the waste reduction and recycling program.

Trinity Bellwoods Park (map)
Saturday, April 26 – 9:00 a.m. On the north side of the park, east of Crawford Street

Dewson Junior and Senior Public School (map)
Sunday, April 27 – 9:00 a.m. In the parking lot off of Dewson Street

Christie Pits (map)
Sunday, May 4 – 9:00 a.m. At the Alex Duff Pool Building parking lot

Senhor Santo Christo Catholic School (map)
Sunday, May 4 – 11:30 a.m. In the parking lot off of Humbert Street

Stanley Park North (map)
Sunday, May 11 – 9:00 a.m. At the entrace off of Walnut Avenue, north of King Street

Healy Willan Park (map)
Sunday, May 11 – 11:30 a.m. At the corner of Ulster Street and Euclid Avenue

Essex Junior and Senior Public School (map)
Sunday, May 24 – 9:00 a.m. In the front of the school, beside the lay-by on Essex Street

Pierra Elliot Trudeau Public School (map)
Sunday, May 24 – 11:30 a.m. In the parking lot off of Grace Street

Have questions about our Compost Days? Contact Marco Bianchi in Mike Layton’s office at or call 416-392-4009.

For more information you can visit

Participate in the 2014 Trinity Bellwoods Tree Inventory

The Trinity Bellwoods community has begun an annual Tree Inventory to provide up-to-date information on the health, diversity and distribution of our trees–information that is essential for the proper management and enhancement of our urban canopy.

The upcoming steering committee for the 2014 Tree Inventory has been scheduled for Thursday, May 1st between 7:30 – 9:00pm. If you are interested in being a part of this year’s Inventory, contact Jennifer Gagné from the Faculty of Forestry at the University of Toronto.

On a related note, a two-day course that teaches participants how to inventory trees is being offered by the Dr. Andy Kenney and Dr. Danijela Puric-Mladenovic at the Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto. See the flyer below for more details:


Tree Inventory Course 2014.pdf


See Toronto Evolve from 1818 to 2014 with Interactive Map

Historic_map-torontoThe Toronto Historic Maps tool is a free interactive map that weaves together a collection of maps dating from 1818, allowing users to see how their neighbourhoods have changed over close to 200 years.

Created by Toronto map enthusiast Nathan Ng with help from Chris Olsen (an employee at Esri–a mapping software company based in California), the map incorporates ten “time settings” located on a horizontal slider that allow you to move through time.

To read more about this tool and its creator, see the Metro News article  “Bird’s-eye view of a changing city“.