Property Adjustments Requested at 169 Strachan Ave

If you have any concerns regarding the proposed property change listed below, please attend the public hearing on Tuesday, May 27, 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 semi-detached converted dwelling by constructing: a front third floor dormer, a rear third floor addition with a rooftop deck, a rear ground floor patio and a third dwelling unit.

Public Hearing info:
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 2:30 p.m.
Committee Room 2, Second Floor, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St W, M5H 2N2

More info:

MOCCA Development (944-952 Queen W) Update from Mike Layton

mikelaytonDear Neighbours,

Today City Council voted 35-0 in support of a conditional settlement with the applicant for the development proposed at 944-952 Queen Street West. The settlement includes important changes to the application that, while not addressing all of our concerns, secures many gains and improvements for the community in this development.

I appreciate that aspects of this settlement do not meet everyone’s expectations, including my own. I  made several requests to the developer for additional compromises which they unfortunately rejected. City planners and lawyers advised that Council settle before the OMB because, based on their experience on these matters, we can only lose what we have gained and we are very unlikely to make any further gains.

I have attached a letter on the approved conditional settlement and a link to City Planning’s supplementary report on this application.

If you would like to discuss further, please call my office at 416-392-4009.

In Community,
Mike Layton

Councillor Mike Layton
Ward 19, Trinity-Spadina
Phone: 416 392 4009
Fax:416 392 4100

If you have scheduled a meeting with anyone in Councillor Layton’s Office, you may be required to register as a Lobbyist. The City of Toronto’s definition of lobbying is quite broad. You are advised to check for more information online or phone (416) 338-5858.

Giant Trinity Bellwoods Yard Sale on June 14th, 2014

Trinity Bellwoods Garage Sale 2012Mark your calendars! The big yard sale in the park will be on Saturday, June 14th from 10am to 5pm. If you’re interested in selling some goods, please call the Trinity Bellwoods Community Centre directly at 416-392-0743 for details. Seller registration is now open through the Parks, Forestry & Rec department with the bar code 2673729.

Table fee is $30 (or at least that was the fee for 2013) plus an additional garbage deposit of $20.00 which is paid the day of (cash only) as a deterrent for trash being left behind. The fee is returned once the site is inspected and all items cleared.

Fresco: Calling All Artists, Artisans and Designers in Ward 19

FRESCO Festival of Art & Design CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 2014

Weekend Outdoor Exhibition Opportunity ~ June 13th, 14th & 15th

The FRESCO FESTIVAL OF ART & DESIGN is asking for artist, craftspeople and designers in Ward 19 for submissions for 10’x10’ market spaces (allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis pending professional jury approval; with some 10’ x 10’ tents also available) during the Barilla Taste of Little Italy, which attracts thousands of tourists and Torontonians each year.

Businesses & artisans from the local neighbourhood are especially encouraged to participate, as special pricing will be offered for students and residents of Ward 19. All products must be handmade in Canada by the vendor.

Click here for information on how to apply!

Free Eco-Landscaping Workshop, Sat May 3, 2014


Photo by Helen Battersby

Photo by Helen Battersby

Toronto and Region Conservation is holding a FREE workshop on eco-landscaping this Saturday at the College Shaw Library.

Residents of the Trinity Bellwoods area are invited to attend. Please see below for details, and feel free to contact Cynthia Brown,, if you have any questions.
Greening Your Grounds: Get Started!

  • Saturday, May 3, 2014
  • 1:30 – 3:00 PM
  • College/Shaw Library
  • 766 College St, Toronto

Want to update your yard, but don’t know where to start? Learn about the newest trends in residential landscaping and how to use rain gardens, rain barrels and permeable pavers to add pizzazz to your property. We will lead you through the steps to creating a personalized plan for your property. Join us for this inspirational session!

To register, please visit

Presented in partnership with Friends of Roxton Road Parks and the Toronto Public Library.

Cynthia Brown, BSc | Stewardship Coordinator, Healthy Yards  
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority| t: 416.661.6600 ext. 5786 |c: 647.339.7574 |