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Notice of Decision - 30 Powerhouse Street

In the Matter of the Ontario Heritage Act R.S.O. 1990, Chapter 0.18 and City of Toronto, Province of Ontario, 30 Powerhouse Street

Decision Body

City Council

Description

Take notice that the Council of the City of Toronto on July 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, and 30, 2018, having considered an application to alter a structure designated under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act for 30 Powerhouse Street, adopted the following:

1.       City Council approve the alterations to the heritage property at 30 Powerhouse Street in accordance with Section 33 of the Ontario Heritage Act, to allow for alterations to the existing building on the lands known municipally in the year 2018 as 30 Powerhouse Street , with such alterations substantially in accordance with plans and drawings prepared by AREA, Architects Rasch Eckler Associates Ltd., issued May 4, 2018, and on file with the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services and the Heritage Impact Assessment (HIA), prepared by AREA, Architects Rasch Eckler Associates Ltd., dated November 2013, revision date April 2018, and on file with the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, all subject to and in accordance with a Conservation Plan satisfactory to the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services and subject to the following additional conditions:

a.      prior to final Site Plan approval for the property located at 30 Powerhouse Street, the owner shall:

 

1.       amend the existing Heritage Easement Agreement for the property at 30 Powerhouse Street in accordance with the plans and drawings prepared by AREA, Architects Rasch Eckler Associates Ltd., issued May 4, 2018 and on file with the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, and subject to and in accordance with the Conservation Plan required in Part 1.a.2 below, all to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services including registration of such amending agreement to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor;

2.       provide a detailed Conservation Plan, prepared by a qualified heritage consultant that is consistent with the conservation strategy set out in the Heritage Impact Assessment for the property at 30 Powerhouse Street, prepared by AREA, Architects Rasch Eckler Associates Ltd. and dated November 2013, (revision date April 2018) to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services;

3.       provide final site plan drawings substantially in accordance with the approved Conservation Plan required in Part 1.a.2. above to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services;

4.       provide a Heritage Lighting Plan that describes how the exterior of the heritage property will be sensitively illuminated to enhance its heritage character to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services and thereafter shall implement such Plan to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager Heritage Preservation Services; and

5.       provide an Interpretation Plan for the subject property, to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services and thereafter shall implement such Plan to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services;

b.       prior to the issuance of any permit for all or any part of the property at 30 Powerhouse Street, including a heritage permit or a building permit, but excluding interior alterations not impacting identified interior attributes, permits for repairs and maintenance and usual and minor works for the existing heritage building as are acceptable to the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, the owner shall:

1.       amend the existing Heritage Easement Agreement for the property at 30 Powerhouse Street in accordance with the plans and drawings prepared by AREA, Architects Rasch Eckler Associates Ltd., issued May 4, 2018 and on file with the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, and subject to and in accordance with the Conservation Plan required in Recommendation 1.a.2 below, all to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services including registration of such amending agreement to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor, as required in Part 1.a.1. above;

2.       provide a detailed Conservation Plan, prepared by a qualified heritage consultant, that is consistent with the conservation strategy set out in the Heritage Impact Assessment for the property at 30 Powerhouse Street, prepared by AREA, Architects Rasch Eckler Associates Ltd., and dated November 2013, (revision date April 2018, 2018), to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, as required in Part 1.a.2. above;

3.       provide building permit drawings, including notes and specifications for the conservation and protective measures keyed to the approved Conservation Plan required in Part 1.a.2. above, including a description of materials and finishes, to be prepared by the project architect and a qualified heritage consultant to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services; and

4.       provide a Letter of Credit, including provision for upwards indexing, in a form and amount and from a bank satisfactory to the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services to secure all work included in the approved Conservation Plan, Lighting Plan and Interpretation Plan;

c.        prior to the release of the Letter of Credit required in Part 1.b.4. above, the owner shall:

1.       provide a letter of substantial completion prepared and signed by a qualified heritage consultant confirming that the required conservation work and the required interpretive work has been completed in accordance with the Conservation Plan and Interpretation Plan and that an appropriate standard of conservation has been maintained, all to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services; and

2.       provide replacement Heritage Easement Agreement photographs to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services.

3.       City Council authorize the City Solicitor to amend the existing Heritage Easement Agreement, registered on the title for the heritage property at 30 Powerhouse Street, Instrument AT3895770, dated May 28, 2015, and on file with the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services.

4.       City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce any necessary bill in Council to amend the Heritage Easement Agreement.

Appeal to the Conservation Review Board:

The Ontario Heritage Act states that where a Council consents to an application to alter a designated property with certain terms or conditions, or refuses the application, the owner may, within thirty days after receipt of this notice, apply to the Council for a hearing before the Conservation Review Board.

The owner may request a hearing before the Conservation Review Board in this matter, by writing to the City Clerk, Attention Rosemary MacKenzie, Administrator, Etobicoke York Community Council, Etobicoke Civic Centre, Main Floor, 399 The West Mall, Toronto, Ontario, M9C 2Y2, by 4:30 p.m. on or before September 12, 2018.

For More Information Contact

Etobicoke York Community Council
etcc@toronto.ca
Phone: 416-392-8016
Etobicoke Civic Centre
399 The West Mall
Toronto, Ontario
M9C 2Y2
Canada

Signed By

Ulli S. Watkiss, City Clerk

Date

August 13, 2018

Additional Information

References

EY32.24 - Alterations to a Designated Heritage Property and Authority to Amend a Heritage Easement - 30 Powerhouse Street
http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2018.EY32.24

Affected Location(s)

30 Powerhouse Street
Toronto, Ontario
M6H 0C6
Canada
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  • Heritage > Decision on alteration to a heritage property
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