OMB Hearing – 420 Bathurst – Kromer Radio – Prep meeting this Thursday!

Riocan, the developers behind the redevelopment of the Kromer Radio site at 420 Bathurst are appealing the city’s Zoning rejection to the OMB. This should be of concern to local residents and businesses in the Kensington area.

At the OMB hearing, residents will be able to speak (and potentially be cross examined) as “participants” . We have arranged for the City Solicitor, Brendan O’Calloghan, working on this case to meet with all of us on Thursday September 27. He will inform us of the process and how to prepare our arguments and statements for the hearing beginning on October 9th.

Please let Ashley know (adasilv2@toronto.ca) if you can make it to the meeting:

OMB Hearing Preparation – RioCan/420 Bathurst Street

Thursday September 27, 7pm-9pm

Room 2, Scadding Court Community Centre

707 Dundas Street West

(map: http://bit.ly/S68C4M)

TELL YOUR NEIGHBOURS!

420 Bathurst – RioCan (Kromer Radio) Update

Photo taken by Perry King, courtesy of The Gleaner

The OMB Hearing for 410-446 Bathurst Street (aka 420 Bathurst Street) regarding RioCan’s proposed development will begin on October 9. Councillor Layton passed a motion at City Council directing the City to send a solicitor to support the decision of the Committee of Adjustment in refusing the developer’s application and to oppose the Site Plan Application (see the motion here: http://bit.ly/QlOhIg)

At the OMB hearing, residents will be able to speak (and potentially be cross examined) as “participants” . We have arranged for the City Solicitor, Brendan O’Calloghan, working on this case to meet with all of us on Thursday September 27. He will inform us of the process and how to prepare our arguments and statements for the hearing beginning on October 9th.

Please let Ashley know (adasilv2@toronto.ca) if you can make it to the meeting:

OMB Hearing Preparation – RioCan/420 Bathurst Street

Thursday September 27, 7pm-9pm

Room 2, Scadding Court Community Centre

707 Dundas Street West

(map: http://bit.ly/S68C4M)

If you are interested in registering as an individual or group with Party Status (i.e. you would like to retain a lawyer), please contact me for more information. However, Party Status is not required and is onerous. Instead, as a “participant” you are able to speak, submit written statements and present arguments. The City has Party Status and our lawyer will be there to argue against the application.

 

Kromer Radio development update – City rejects RioCan proposal

Photo taken by Perry King, courtesy of The Gleaner

From the May 30th Toronto Star:

the committee of adjustment on Wednesday rejected RioCan’s request, calling the proposal excessive and one that should undergo greater scrutiny before anything’s approved.

Councillor Mike Layton, who represents the area, now expects the developer to appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board.

Full article here : City rejects large retail development on Kromer Radio site