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.

Ossington Heritage District Nomination Walkabout, July 15, 6-8pm (Queen/Ossington)


Ossington has been nominated for Heritage Conservation District status, Ontario’s gold standard in heritage preservation.

City Planning’s Heritage Department is gearing up the process to get the District specification in order. It starts with a community walkabout, Wednesday of next week: 15 July, 6–8PM, meeting by 1000 Queen West (the Stüssy shop at the corner of Ossington).

Learn about the wild west-like early days Ossington from 1793 to today. It should be fun! Hope to see you there.

Facebook event page:

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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.

Dundas West Fest – a Street Festival with Markets, Music and More (June 6, 2015)

The Dundas West BIA and the Little Portugal BIA have come together to present a full day filled with fun family events to celebrate the entire community.

The Dundas West Fest stretches across 12 city blocks and features 3 stages, 6 busker areas, over 40 patios, and shopping at over 200 different vendors, including a curated vintage and handmade market. But more than just the numbers, the festival has food and music that can be enjoyed by the whole family, and special activities for children.

This year’s vendors and performers are listed here.

Key details about the event:

Date: June 06, 2015
Location: Along Dundas West between Lansdowne and Roxton
Ticket Pricing Method: Free
Audience: All ages
Phone: 416-540-6750

TBCA Meeting Minutes — March 31, 2014

Trinity Bellwoods Recreation Centre
Monday, March 31st, 2014
7:00 P.M.

SUMMARY MINUTES

Attendees:

  • Chair – Chris Walker
  • Councillor Mike Layton
  • Ashley Da Silva – Councillor Layton’s Office
  • TC Sclocco (Helmuts)
  • Trena Cesario – City of Toronto, Parks and Recreation
  • Paula Capela
  • Ross Burnett
  • LJ Lahodynsktj
  • Dominic Valela
  • Ben Pakuts
  • Loise Schklar
  • Siam Owen
  • Walter Girlato
  • Pat Ressa
  • Kevin Cooper

Agenda:

  1. Pet Fountain
  2. Laneway Naming nominations
  3. MOCCA Redevelopment
  4. OZ Redevelopment
  5. Trinity Bellwoods Park Clean-Up
  6. RioCan Proposal on College
  7. Studio Bar

 


GENERAL DISCUSSION

 

Pet Fountain:

  • The Community has raised all the required moneys for the dog fountain to be installed in the leash-free area of the dog pit.
  • Fountain to be installed by the City in 2015.
  • Funding was secured primarily through Timmies, Helmuts Pets Supplies and West Queen West BIA.
  • Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation is holding the money on behalf of the community and the City.
  • `Donation Station` are a pilot project run at Riverdale and High Park Zoo to raise money for parks. Trinity Bellwoods would benefit from this idea and one could be included in the dog pit and other high traffic areas of the park. Friends of Trinity Bellwoods will be pursuing this idea with the City.

 

Laneway Naming:

  • The ML Lumber redevelopment would like to name some laneways to give their new residents a street address
  • The developer suggested the names `Mika Alley` and `Joe Queen Lane`, but these were turned down by the City due a perceived lack of support for the initiative
  • Councillor Vaughan and Layton are trying to introduce street names for all lanes – safety benefits and community spirit
  • Cllr Layton is asking for Lane Naming nominations from within the community – a letter will be circulated shortly asking for recommendations.
  •  Nominations can be sent to the Councillor`s office at adasilv2toronto.ca

 

MOCCA Redevelopment Update:

  • City Staff did not accept the original 9 storey proposal as it was and did not secure rezoning at the City
  • Developer is taking the City`s decision to the OMB
  • OMB date is set for June 2014
  • Building was slightly re-designed (8 storey), but this redesign was not formally re-submitted to the City for consideration. What is before the OMB is the original 9storey proposal.
  • TBCA is to write a letter against the development and in support of the City fighting this case at the OMB (letter due before April 10th Council meeting)

 

Park Clean-Up Day

 

OZ Redevelopment

  • Development is still before the OMB. No decision on application has been made yet.

 

RioCan Proposal on College Street

  • New retail store with residential above is proposed to replace the existing smaller scale LCBO and surface parking lot
  • 9 storey building proposed
  • Building is in compliance with rear setback requirement (transition to Neighbourhood area)
  • Building as proposed is in compliance with Mid-Rise Building Guidelines
  • No date for zoning amendment to go before Council for approval

 

StudioBar

  • Bar is formally opened now with their liquor license
  • Have already had several noise complaints, even though the owners have done some upgrades to sound proofing
  • AGCO has said that the City cannot put noise conditions on bylaws for bars and restaurants (this severely limits the City`s power to control noise)

 

Next TBCA Meeting is Monday May 26th, 7pm – 9pm
At the Trinity Bellwoods Recreation Centre
PLEASE JOIN US!