Property Adjustments Requested at 85 Bellwoods Ave

If you have any concerns regarding the proposed property change below, please attend the public hearing on Wednesday, July 9, 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 construct a new three-storey duplex dwelling containing two units.

Public hearing info:
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 1:30 p.m.
Committee Room 2, Second Floor, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St W, M5H 2N2

More info:

Last Minute Filming Notice: Trinity Bellwoods Park, June 24, 2014

  • Filming Location and time: 790 Queen St W (Gore Vale and Queen), between 9am and 11pm.
  • Details: (Project title) Alberta Union Of Provincial Employees 1406. (Details) Shot #1 is a man walking while talking in the South West corner of the park & continuing to walk west on the north sidewalk of Queen St. West to Crawford St. Shot #2 is a man talking to camera on a park bench (Two options- Bench #1 in the middle of park, Bench #2 south west side of park).
  • Crew Parking: South side of Queen St W between Walnut Ave and Strachan Ave.
  • Film Manager Contact Details: John Harpur, (416) 938-1873.

Filming at 790 Queen St W on June 27, 2014


  • Filming Location and time: 790 Queen St W (Gore Vale and Queen), between 6 and 10am.
  • Details: Cp24 will be filming (actual filming only for about 15 minutes). There will be a cast and crew of 4 people; the camera will be hand held.
  • Crew Parking: Vehicles will be parked were available and permitted.
  • Film Manager Contact Details: Stacey Lee Nixdorf, 416-839-8051.


TBCA May Meeting Summary Minutes

Trinity Bellwoods Recreation Centre

Monday, May 26, 2014

7:00 P.M.



  • Chair – Chris Walker
  • Councillor Mike Layton
  • Ashley Da Silva – Councillor Layton’s Office
  • Paula Capela
  • Ross Burnett
  • Loise Schklar
  • TC Sclocco
  • Carolyn Wong (for part)
  • Bjarne Peterson
  • Craig Daniels
  • Carol Craighead


Studio Bar: Councillor Mike Layton gave a summary of the current state of matters regarding Studio Bar, which continues to disrupt local residents, confirming that:

  • The space is not a “restaurant”, but rather an “entertainment establishment”, contrary to zoning.
  • The City is set to take them to the Municipal Court.
  • MLS has been showing up on site.
  • In a province-wide move, the AGCO threw out the conditions that were drafted by the City to protect residents.
  • Was 1 of 8 bars invited to a meeting with Police, MLS, Coucillor and the AGCO. May & Hard Luck were also invited.
  • 2 motions have been made by Council to have MLS meet with AGCO & Police.

MOCCA  Development Application

  • Development is now approved by City Council who negotiated a settlement with applicant
  • City Staff supported the revised application
  • 8 storeys with integrated mechanical penthouse
  • Design meets 45 degree angular plane requirement at rear. Developer provided greater setbacks than initial application.
  • Wider sidewalks are to be provided along Queen Street West frontage
  • 10% three bedroom units are to be provided, but with a greater increase in Bachelor units as well
  • Slightly smaller retail unit size (reduced from 9,0000sq ft to 8,000sq ft)
  • One heritage (non-designated) building is to be demolished as part of redevelopment
  • MOCCA will not remain on site.
  • Concern from TBCA that this will set a precedent for 8 storey buildings along Queen Street West (which currently supports a 4 storey height limit) as well as for the demolition of older, established “character buildings” that define the neighbourhood.  Also concerns with on-going consolidation of smaller parcels into larger “mega” development sites that can support larger condo developments while destroying the existing building fabric and streetscape.

West Queen West Area Study

  • Currently in a queue to be undertaken by the City
  • In longer term, outcomes of study may result in zoning by-law changes (height, density, etc)
  • Not expected to be initiated this current year
  • Heritage will be an element of the study
  • Heritage building inventory is required for Queen Street West as part of this process

Film Permits

  • Increasing filming in the neighbourhood is creating some problems
  • Space demands for production vans is excessive and often beyond what they are allowed in their permits. Permit allows for 60 feet of coning.
  • Crews are able to block streets for 24-48 hours prior to filming
  • Production companies are not providing notification to neighbourhood
  • Idea presented for production companies to provide a donation towards a for a “community improvement fund” when filming in the area.  It was suggested that funds collected could go towards maintenance and upgrade of Trinity Bellwoods Park.

Queen Street West Sidewalk Repair

  • Repair of sidewalk along Queen St W is scheduled to begin mid-June 2014.
  • Work will repair numerous cuts in sidewalk and replace black asphalt with concrete.

Food Trucks

  • A new bylaw passed by City to allow food trucks on streets, but not in front of park, on residential streets or within 50 metres of established restaurants.
  • Trucks can only park in one spot for a limited amount of time.
  • Bylaw does not apply to ice cream trucks

Laneway Naming

  • Councillor Layton is trying to introduce street names for all laneways in the area for safety benefits and community spirit
  • An information booklet has been prepared by the Councillor and is available through his office
  • Nominations can be sent to the Councillor`s office at
  • Volunteers needed to help flyer streets

Next TBCA Meeting is Monday July 28th, 7pm – 9pm

At the Trinity Bellwoods Recreation Centre,


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