Background: The original redevelopment proposal was rejected by the City (May2012). The developers appealed to the OMB (December 2012), but the appeal was rejected for failing to comply with the Planning Act.
New Application: Recently, the developer (Riotrin) submitted a re-zoning application to council to be heard next Tuesday on May 14. In attempting to rezone the property, the developer may be able loosen current regulations on the site.
The planned development involves demolishing the existing building and constructing a 3-storey retail building approximately 18 metres high (12,000 square metres gross floor area). There is the potential for a single store of up to 8,800 square metres and underground parking for 320 cars. Councillor Mike Layton has expressed that at this stage, the purpose of this motion is to direct planning to schedule a public community consultation for the proposal. No decisions are to be made on the application itself at the on May 14th.
Community Meeting to be announced: the City of Toronto’s planning department is currently in the process of scheduling a public consultation meeting for early June, when the community will be encouraged to attend and to provide feedback on this proposal. More details will be posted once the Date, Time and Location are finalized.
If you would like more information for this item, you can access the file here.
If you would like to submit your comments in writing or by phone in advance of the meeting, please connect with the Planner on the file directly.
City Planner on this File: Liora Freedman, (416) 338-5747, email@example.com.
The organization known as Community CAVE (Communities Advancing Valued Environments) and artist Angel Carrillo (Cruz1) will be completing a 4 month, bi-weekly experience-based learning opportunity for at-risk youth.
This “contemporary urban arts” program will direct its focus on framing graffiti as an accepted form of contemporary art by teaching youth about the negative impacts of graffiti as vandalism and empowering them to engage the community to collaboratively develop their own mural project, with the support of organizations, businesses and institutions. The artist Cruz1 will work with CAVE and the Toronto Police to recruit youth diverted through the court system as well as interested neighbourhood youth.
Location: The workshops will be held at Community CAVE, located at 15 Atlantic Avenue. The proposed graffiti removal and mural location is the laneway facing Trinity Bellwoods Park and makes up the garages of the houses between 941-993 Dundas Avenue West.
This initiative was supported by StreetARToronto.
The variance will allow the owners of 22 Henderson Avenue to construct a third storey addition above the existing two-storey dwelling and to construct new a two-storey addition to the east side. Also proposed are interior alterations to create three dwelling units.
If these changes affect you be sure to attend the public hearing to learn more and make your voice heard.
22 Henderson Av Notice.pdf
22 Henderson Av Plan.pdf
Bill 20, entitled Respect for Municipalities Act, would end the Ontario Municipal Board’s oversight over the City of Toronto, allowing the city to assume authority over zoning bylaws, development approvals and other planning matters within its boundaries.
Show your support by requesting the lawn sign (pictured) by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, phoning (416) 603-9664 or visiting the Rosario’s office in person at 808 Dundas St. West.
Walk 1: Landscape Archaeology of Garrison Creek
Guided by: Jon Harstone
Date: Sunday, May 5th
Start Time: 1:30 PM (Duration 2.5 hours)
This Jane’s Walk will focus on finding clues in the urban fabric (such as changes in finish floor levels, subsidence, sewer access points etc.) that reveal the original typography – recognizing that much of the recoverable landscape is a human artifact and that the extraction/brick making industry significantly altered the original landscape of Garrison Greek. The walk applies the techniques used by British landscape archaeologists to an urban environment.
Walk 2: The Walls Are Alive With The Sounds of Mad People
Guided by: The Friendly Spike Theatre Band
Date: Sunday, May 5th
Start Time: 12:00 PM (Duration 1 hour)
A lively theatrical walk around the historic patient-built wall on the grounds of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), led by the Friendly Spike Theatre Band.
These walls are a testiment to people whose unpaid labor was central to the operation of asylums throughout the province of Ontario during the 19th and 20th century. By learning from their individual stories we can ground our own continuing struggle.