Construction Notifications on Stafford, Crawford and Dundas Streets

 

The following properties have changes planned:

76 Stafford St
221 & 223 Crawford Street
987 & 989 Dundas St W

See below for more details and how to submit comments.

76 Stafford St

PROPOSED CHANGE: To alter the existing four-storey commercial building by converting the private employee coffee area located on the ground floor into a commercial coffee shop.
MEETING DATE AND TIME: Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 9:30 a.m.
LOCATION: Committee Room 2, Second Floor, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St W, M5H 2N2
RELATED DOCUMENTS: 76 Stafford St

221 & 223 Crawford Street

PROPOSED CHANGE: To obtain consent to the technical severance of the property for the purpose of re-establishing the two lots which
merged on title and to maintain the existing right-of-way/easement.
TO COMMENT: Send written comments by 4pm Thursday October 29, 2015 to Bruna Nigro at bnigro@toronto.ca.
RELATED DOCUMENTS: 221 & 223 Crawford

987 & 989 Dundas St W

PROPOSED CHANGE: To obtain consent to the technical severance of the property for the purpose of re-establishing the two lots which
merged on title.
TO COMMENT: Send written comments by 4pm Thursday October 29, 2015 to Bruna Nigro at bnigro@toronto.ca.
RELATED DOCUMENTS: 987 & 989 Dundas St W

Construction Notifications: City Hall Meetings September 24 and October 7

The following properties have construction planned:

176NewTorontoVictorianWorkersHome Yarmouth Road
186 Euclid Avenue
922 Queen Street West
332 Montrose Avenue
357 Palmerston Boulevard
51 Hepbourne Street
726 Richmond Street West
590 Ossington Avenue
79 Pendrith Street

Be sure to attend the public meetings if you have any concerns. Full details below.

The following items will be before the Committee of Adjustment on Thursday, September 24, 2015 in Committee Room 1 of Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West.

Within the files below you will find instructions on how to submit your comments to the Committee of Adjustment and how to sign up to speak. If you have any questions or comments, please email me at councillor_layton@toronto.ca or call (416) 392-4009.

9:30am
176 Yarmouth Road (Click to view: google map, notice, and plans)

3:30pm
186 Euclid Avenue (Click to view: google map, notice, and plans)

922 Queen Street West (Click to view: google map, notice, and plans)

332 Montrose Avenue (Click to view: google map, notice, and plans)

The following items will be before the Committee of Adjustment on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 in Committee Room 2 of Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West.

Within the files below you will find instructions on how to submit your comments to the Committee of Adjustment and how to sign up to speak. If you have any questions or comments, please email me at councillor_layton@toronto.ca or call (416) 392-4009.

9:30am
357 Palmerston Boulevard (Click to view: google map, notice, and plans)

1:30pm
51 Hepbourne Street (Click to view: google map, notice, and plans)

726 Richmond Street West (Click to view: google map, notice, and plans)

2:30pm
590 Ossington Avenue (Click to view: google map, notice, and plans)

79 Pendrith Street (Click to view: google map, notice, and plans)

About the Committee of Adjustment:
The Committee of Adjustment is comprised of citizen members and Councillors do not sit on this committee. They regularly hold public hearings to consider applications for minor variances, permission and consents. To learn more about the Committee of Adjustment please visit: www.toronto.ca/abcc/qj-committee-adjustment.htm

Note: Committee of Adjustment Decisions are posted online here.

Property Update: 156 Palmerston Tear Down and Rebuild

156-Palmerston156 Palmerston has filed for a variance with the city’s committee of adjustment department. If the changes affect you, be sure to attend the public hearing on Wednesday, August 5, 2015.

PURPOSE OF THE APPLICATION: To construct a new three-storey fourplex.

MEETING DATE AND TIME: Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Committee Room 2, Second Floor, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St W, M5H 2N2

156 Palmerston Ave Location Map and Site Plan
156 Palmerston Ave Plans
156 Palmerston Ave Public Hearing Notice

About the Committee of Adjustment:
The Committee of Adjustment is comprised of citizen members and Councillors do not sit on this committee. They regularly hold public hearings to consider applications for minor variances, permission and consents. To learn more about the Committee of Adjustment please visit: http://www.toronto.ca/planning/comm_adj.htm

More Vertical Duplexes are Coming to Ward 19: Have Your Say

85-Bellwoods-Ave-Plans-DuplexThe City has recently changed residential street zoning to allow vertical duplexes—two side-by-side units on a single lot. Some residents feel that this type of building, which can have a large footprint and looms over adjacent properties, is threatening the character of residential neighborhoods.

Developers are responding to the new zoning laws by buying single normal-size houses, tearing them down, and building vertical duplexes (as some have called “mega-houses”), which contain two units, each the size of a large semi. Developers then condominiumize the units and sell them separately (for 1M-1.2M).

In response to pressure from the Ossington Community Association, on Tuesday July 14, the City of Toronto will be holding the first and only community consultation regarding the building of vertical duplexes.

Toronto’s Official Plan says that our residential streets are supposed to remain physically stable, with new development that “preserves the existing character” of the neighborhood. Community concerns regarding the new developments are:

  • Inadequate step backs and increased lot coverage, which “boxes in” neighbors
  • Failure to preserve street character
  • Decreased house affordability
  • Increased property taxes

As this is the only consultation planned for this important change, please be sure to attend.

Meeting Details:
Tuesday July 14, 6-8pm
West Neighbourhood House (formerly St. Christopher House)
248 Ossington Ave (at the intersection of Ossington and Dundas Street West)

Building Variance Applications: Patio for Carmen, Shaw Street Rebuild, and more. Hearing on June 24, 2015

queen-street-shawThe following items will be before the Committee of Adjustment on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 in Committee Room 2 of Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West.

Within the files below you will find instructions on how to submit your comments to the Committee of Adjustment and how to sign up to speak. If you have any questions or comments, please email me at councillor_layton@toronto.ca or call (416) 392-4009.

9:00am
221 Ossington Avenue [Pizza Libretto] (Click to view: google map, notice, and plans)

PURPOSE OF THE APPLICATION: To legalize and to maintain the conversion of the first floor restaurant billiard area into restaurant seating that was completed without a permit.

711 Adelaide Street West (Click to view: google map, notice, and plans)

PURPOSE OF THE APPLICATION: To construct a detached carport in the rear yard.

1:30pm
289 Manning Avenue (Click to view: google map, notice, and plans)

PURPOSE OF THE APPLICATION: To construct a rear two-storey addition. To demolish a detached garage/ancillary building at the rear of the lot; and, to replace the detached garage/ancilliary building with a parking pad.

244 Markham Street (Click to view: google map, notice, and plans)

PURPOSE OF THE APPLICATION: To alter the existing two-storey semi-detached dwelling by constructing a canopy over the front porch.

2:30pm
1012 Shaw Street (Click to view: google map, notice, and plans)

PURPOSE OF THE APPLICATION: To construct a new three-storey detached dwelling.

922 Queen Street West [Carmen Restaurant] (Click to view: google map, notice, and plans)

PURPOSE OF THE APPLICATION: To construct a rear outdoor patio servicing the main floor restaurant of the existing two-storey mixed use building.

183 Grace Street (Click to view: google map, notice, and plans)

PURPOSE OF THE APPLICATION: To convert the existing two-storey semi-detached dwelling containing two dwelling units into three dwelling units.

About the Committee of Adjustment:
The Committee of Adjustment is comprised of citizen members and Councillors do not sit on this committee. They regularly hold public hearings to consider applications for minor variances, permission and consents. To learn more about the Committee of Adjustment please visit: www.toronto.ca/abcc/qj-committee-adjustment.htm

Note: Committee of Adjustment Decisions are posted online here.