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City's Residential Retrofit Program

Topic

  • Financial > Special charges for City's Residential Retrofit Program

Notice Date

2019-10-16

By-laws for each of the benefitting properties listed below have been enacted at the meeting of City Council being held on October 2 and 3, 2019. Review by-law details

Each of these by-laws imposes a special charge on each of the corresponding benefitting properties as a result of the property having entered into a Property Owner Agreement with the City and having undertaken energy efficiency and/or water conservation works as local improvements under the Residential Retrofit Program authorized by Executive Committee Item EX33.22, as adopted by Council on July 16, 17, 18 and 19, 2013 and enacted in By-law 1105-2013 (July 19, 2013).

The benefitting properties are:
-  1053 Saint Clarens Avenue

-  16 Medaca Street

-  23 White Birch Road

-  36 Harris Avenue

-  106 Roseneath Gardens

-  156 Hollyberry Trail

-  170 Lappin Avenue

-  190 Lisgar Street

-  206 Albany Avenue

Notice of Decision - 321-327 (333) King Street West

Topic

  • Heritage > Decision on demolition or removal of structure

Notice Date

2019-10-11

Take notice that the Council of the City of Toronto on June 18, 2019, having considered an application to demolish a structure designated under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act 321-327 (333) King Street West decided, among other things, to

1. Approve the demolition of the designated heritage building at 327 (333) King Street West in accordance with Section 34 of the Ontario Heritage Act, as part of a revised conservation strategy for the site which includes 321-325 King Street West and arising from an amendment to a City Council-approved Ontario Municipal Board settlement (Case No. PL110554), with such alterations substantially in accordance with plans and drawings dated November 27, 2018, prepared by IBI Group Architects and the Heritage Impact Assessment dated January 11, 2019 prepared by Philip Goldsmith Architect, both 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 issuance of a Local Planning Appeals Tribunal Order in connection with the Zoning By-law Amendment appeal, the owner shall:

1. Provide a detailed Conservation Plan prepared by a qualified heritage consultant that is substantially in accordance with the conservation strategy set out in the Heritage Impact Assessment for 321-327 (333) King Street West, prepared by Philip Goldsmith Architect dated January 11, 2019, to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services;

2. Register an amending Heritage Easement Agreement which removes reference to the property at 327 (333) King Street West, updates the current Schedule B photographs and Reasons for Identification and references the plans and drawings dated November 27, 2018, prepared by IBI Group Architects and the Heritage Impact Assessment dated January 11, 2019 prepared by Philip Goldsmith Architect, and the Conservation Plan required in 1.a.1 of this report, all on file with the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services;

3. Enter into and register on the properties at 321-325 King Street West one or more agreements with the City pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act, all to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor and the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, with such facilities, services and matters to be set forth in the related site specific Zoning By-law Amendment giving rise to the proposed alterations, including amongst other matters, securing the preparation and thereafter the implementation of a Heritage Lighting Plan, a Signage Plan, an Interpretation Plan and requiring a letter of credit to secure all work included in the approved Conservation Plan and approved Interpretation Plan, including provision for upwards indexing, all to the satisfaction of  the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services;

4. Provide for the withdrawal of the appeal of the King Spadina Heritage Conservation District plan which was approved by Council for intent to designate under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act. 

b. Prior to Final Site Plan approval in connection with the Zoning By-law Amendment appeal for the properties at 321-327 (333) King Street West, the owner shall:

1. Provide final site plan drawings including drawings related to the approved Conservation Plan required in Recommendation 1.a.2 to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services.

2. Provide an Interpretation Plan for the properties at 321-325 King Street West and a Commemoration Plan for 327 (333) King Street West to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services and thereafter shall implement such Plans to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services.

3. Provide a Heritage Lighting Plan that describes how the heritage properties will be sensitively illuminated to enhance their heritage character to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, and thereafter shall implement such Plans to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services.

4. Submit a Signage Plan for the proposed development to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services.

c. prior to the issuance of any permit for all or any part of the properties at 321-327 (333) King Street West, including a heritage permit, a building permit or a demolition permit, but excluding permits for repairs and maintenance and usual and minor works for the existing heritage buildings as are acceptable to the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, the owner shall:

1. Obtain final approval for the necessary by-law amendments required for the alterations to the properties at 321-327 (333) King Street West, such amendments to have been enacted by City Council in connection with an LPAT Order and to have come into effect in a form and with content acceptable to City Council as determined by the Director, Urban Design, City Planning, in consultation with the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services;

2. Provide building permit drawings, including notes and specifications for the conservation and protective measures keyed to the approved Conservation Plan required in Recommendation 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;

3. 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, Heritage Lighting Plan, Landscape Plan, and Interpretation Plan.

d. prior to the release of the Letter of Credit required in Part 1.c.3. 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, required heritage lighting work, and the required interpretive work

has been completed in accordance with the Conservation Plan, Lighting 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;

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

2. City Council Repeal By-law No. 500-2015 under Section 32 of the Ontario Heritage Act

Appeal to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal

The Ontario Heritage Act states that if a Council of a municipality consents to an application to demolish a designated heritage property subject to certain terms or conditions or refuses the application, the owner may, within thirty days of the day the owner received notice of Council’s decision, give notice of appeal to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal and to the Clerk of the municipality: Attention Ellen Devlin, Administrator, Toronto and East York Community Council, Toronto City Hall, 2nd Floor West, 100 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 2N2. Notice of appeal must be received on or before November 12, 2019

A notice of appeal shall set out the reasons for objection to the decision of Council and be accompanied by the fee prescribed ($300.00) under the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal.

Notice of Decision - 210 Douglas Drive

Topic

  • Heritage > Decision on demolition or removal of structure

Notice Date

2019-10-11

Take notice that the Council of the City of Toronto on June 18 and June 19, 2019, having considered an application to demolish the property at 210 Douglas Drive, decided among other things, to:

1. Approve the demolition of the unrated house-form building at 210 Douglas Drive, within the North Rosedale Heritage Conservation District, in accordance with Section 42 of the Ontario Heritage Act subject to the following:

a. City Council approve the replacement structure for 210 Douglas Drive as shown in the plans and elevations submitted by the applicant and prepared by Richard Wengle Architect Inc., dated March 6 and March 29, 2019, and on file with the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, and that the replacement structure be constructed substantially in accordance with the submitted plans.

b. That prior to the issuance of any heritage permit for the property at 210 Douglas Drive including a demolition permit, but excluding permits for interior work, repairs and maintenance and usual and minor works for the existing heritage building as are acceptable to the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, the applicant provide the following to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services:

1. Photo documentation of the existing structure at 210 Douglas Drive; and

2. Final building permit drawings for the replacement structure and landscape plan consistent with the plans and elevations submitted by the applicant and prepared by Richard Wengle Architect Inc. dated March 6 and March 29, 2019 and with the North Rosedale Heritage Conservation District Plan.

Appeal to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal

The Ontario Heritage Act states that if a Council of a municipality consents to an application to demolish a designated heritage property subject to certain terms or conditions or refuses the application, the owner may, within thirty days of the day the owner received notice of Council’s decision, give notice of appeal to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal and to the Clerk of the municipality: Attention Ellen Devlin, Administrator, Toronto and East York Community Council, Toronto City Hall, 2nd Floor West, 100 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 2N2. Notice of appeal must be received on or before November 12, 2019

A notice of appeal shall set out the reasons for objection to the decision of Council and be accompanied by the fee prescribed ($300.00) under the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal.

Notice of Decision - 65 Binscarth Road

Topic

  • Heritage > Decision on demolition or removal of structure

Notice Date

2019-10-11

Take notice that the Council of the City of Toronto on June 18 and June 19, 2019, having considered an application to demolish the property at 65 Binscarth Road, decided among other things, to:

1. Approve the demolition of the heritage building at 65 Binscarth Road, an "unrated" structure in the North Rosedale Heritage Conservation District, in accordance with Section 42 of the Ontario Heritage Act subject to the following:

a. City Council approve the replacement structure for 65 Binscarth Road as shown in the plans and elevations submitted by the applicant and prepared by Richard Wengle Architect Inc., dated November 10, 2018, January 3, 2019, February 14, 2019 and March 27, 2019 and on file with the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, and that the replacement structure be constructed substantially in accordance with the submitted plans;

b. That prior to the issuance of any heritage permit for the property at 65 Binscarth Road including a demolition permit, but excluding permits for interior work, repairs and maintenance and usual and minor works for the existing heritage building as are acceptable to the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, the applicant provide the following to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services:

1. Photo documentation of the existing structure at 65 Binscarth Road; and

2. Final building permit drawings for the replacement structure and a landscape plan consistent with the plans and elevations submitted by the applicant and prepared by Richard Wengle Architect Inc. dated November 10, 2018, January 3, 2019, February 14, 2019 and March 27, 2019 and with the North Rosedale Heritage Conservation District Plan.

Appeal to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal

The Ontario Heritage Act states that if a Council of a municipality consents to an application to demolish a designated heritage property subject to certain terms or conditions or refuses the application, the owner may, within thirty days of the day the owner received notice of Council’s decision, give notice of appeal to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal and to the Clerk of the municipality: Attention Ellen Devlin, Administrator, Toronto and East York Community Council, Toronto City Hall, 2nd Floor West, 100 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 2N2. Notice of appeal must be received on or before November 12, 2019

A notice of appeal shall set out the reasons for objection to the decision of Council and be accompanied by the fee prescribed ($300.00) under the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal.

Notice of Intention to Designate - 28 Bracken Avenue

Topic

  • Heritage > Intention to designate a heritage property

Notice Date

2019-10-10

Take notice that Toronto City Council stated its intention to designate the lands and buildings known municipally as 28 Bracken Avenue under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.

28 Bracken Avenue

Reasons for Designation

The property at 28 Bracken Avenue, containing a house-form building is worthy of designation under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act for its cultural heritage value, and meets Ontario Regulation 9/06, the provincial criteria prescribed for municipal designation under all three categories of design, associative and contextual value.   

Description

Located in the Balmy Beach neighbourhood on the north side of the street between Kingswood and Bingham Avenues, the property at 28 Bracken Avenue contains a two-and-a-half storey house-form building constructed in 1915-16 and first owned by Clara and Arthur G. Hill. Located on a corner lot, the house includes garage facing Bingham Avenue and at one time also included a tennis court which was located at 26 Bracken Avenue.  The property is within close proximity to the Kingswood Road South Heritage Conservation District which is located south of Bracken Avenue.  

Statement of Cultural Heritage Value

The Clara and Arthur G. Hill house, with its complementary garage, has design value as an excellent representative of the Arts and Crafts Movement, rendered in the Shingle Style, evident in the complex massing, sweeping roofs, combination of gable and hip dormers, projecting bay window, deep verandah with buff brick and shingle cladding.  A high degree of craftsmanship and artistic merit is shown in the construction of the house which skillfully resolves the complex massing through expert design and carpentry.  Further artistic merit is seen in the detailing of the flaring eaves with the tapered rafters ends and the unusual verandah supports with their combination of tripled brick piers of varying heights.  The gate posts at the entrance walkway and the garage structure to the north have been built to be consistent with the materials, forms, craftsmanship and detailing of the house, contributing to the overall design value of the property.

As one of the earliest houses on Bracken Avenue, the Hill house is valued for its historic association with the early 20th-century development of the Balmy Beach neighbourhood.  The house has historical and associative value as it was the home of Kildare Dobbs, the well-known Irish-Canadian poet and novelist and Member of the Order of Canada, and Kathleen Ptolemy, who served as the Secretary of the Canadian Council of Refugees.

Located at the corner of Bracken and Bingham Avenues in the heart of the Balmy Beach neighbourhood and the adjacent Kingswood Road South HCD, the Hill House with its Arts and Crafts architecture and Shingle Style details has contextual value as it defines and maintains the Arts and Crafts character of the residential architecture of this neighbourhood including a fine collection of houses on Bingham Avenue and Kingswood and Scarborough roads. Constructed in 1915-1916 and the second house to be completed on Bracken Avenue, Hill house is functionally, historically and visually linked to its surroundings.  Prominently sited on its corner lot and viewed from two streets, the house, with its complex massing of roofs, dormers and deep verandah and its finely crafted details is a local architectural landmark. 

Heritage Attributes

The heritage attributes of the property at 28 Bracken Avenue are:

·         The setback, placement and orientation of the house and garage on the property at the north-west corner of Bracken and Bingham avenues

·         The scale, form and massing of the two-and-a-half storey house-form building which includes the sweeping gable roof, with its gable and hipped roof dormers and its extension over the first floor porch, the roof skirt which is featured on parts of all four elevations, including the gable dormer and the projecting double storey bay window on the south elevation, and the brick chimneys on the east and west elevations

·         The projecting eaves of the roofs which feature tapered rafter tails

·         The supporting piers for the verandah which include brick piers of two heights, with square stone caps, supporting square posts with moulded bases and capitals and the additional brick piers set in front of the verandah piers to either side of the entrance to the verandah which are used to support planters

·         The wood handrails on the stairs and verandah

·         The wood beams supporting the verandah roof with their decorative dentil course

·         The brick cladding of the first storey and shingle cladding of the upper two stories  

·         The design of the elevations with single window openings which combine single, triple and quadruple lights including the second floor window in the bay which combines lights with a wider central opening

·         The window heads which have arched brick headers on the ground floor and flat openings on the second and third floors surrounded by wood frames with a projecting cornice element

·         The third floor window opening in the gable dormer which features a small shingled roof, eaves with projecting tapered rafter tails

·         The scale form and massing of the garage with its gable roof and roof skirting

·         The cladding materials of the garage including the brick and shingles

·         The window in the gable of the garage with its three openings, wood cornice and mouldings and projecting shingled roof

·         The pair of brick piers with stone caps set on the south edge of the property at the sidewalk, marking the entry path to the main (south) entrance  

Notice of an objection to the proposed designation may be served on the City Clerk, Attention:  Ellen Devlin, Administrator, Toronto and East York Community Council, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, 2nd floor, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 2N2, within thirty days of October 10, 2019, which is November 12, 2019. The notice of objection must set out the reason(s) for the objection, and all relevant facts.

Notice of Intention to Designate - 40-44 Mitchell Avenue

Topic

  • Heritage > Intention to designate a heritage property

Notice Date

2019-10-10

Take notice that Toronto City Council intends to designate the lands and buildings known municipally as 40-44 Mitchell Avenue under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.

Reasons for Designation

40-44 Mitchell Avenue

The properties at 40-44 Mitchell Avenue are worthy of inclusion on the City of Toronto's Heritage Register and designation under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act for their cultural heritage value, and meet Ontario Regulation 9/06, the provincial criteria prescribed for municipal designation, under all three categories of design, associative and contextual value.

Description

Located on the north side of the street, the properties contain a pair of single-storey semi-detached house form buildings that were among the 16 pairs of workers' cottages completed in 1858 on the subdivision developed by solicitor and realtor James Lukin Robinson on the former Military Reserve lands east of Garrison Creek that were also known as the Garrison Common.  Today, six pairs of the original cottages remain on Mitchell Avenue and Richmond Street West, including those at 703-705 and 719-719 Richmond that were listed on the City of Toronto's Heritage Register in 2005, and the subject properties at 40-44 Mitchell Avenue.

Statement of Significance

The properties at 40-44 Mitchell Avenue have design value as a pair of single-storey semi-detached workers' cottages that are rare early surviving examples of this typology in Toronto.  They are part of the extant collection of six of the original 16 pairs that were completed in 1858 when Boulton illustrated them on the first fire insurance atlas covering the city.  The semi-detached houses feature the near-square plans, low hipped roofs and symmetrical placement of the door and window openings inspired by the bungalow that originated in India, which influenced the early-19th century Regency Cottage and, on a more modest scale, the vernacular workers' cottage.

The Robinson Cottages, also known as the Garrison Common Cottages, at 40-44 Mitchell Avenue contribute to the historical development and evolution of the Niagara Street neighbourhood that occupies part of the acreage set aside for military purposes after the founding of York (Toronto) in the late 18th century.  In 1834, with the westward expansion of the newly incorporated City of Toronto and the desire to fund additional military installations in defence of the community, land in the Military Reserve east of Garrison Creek was identified for development.  On Garrison Common, the tract southeast of present-day Queen and Niagara streets where the subject properties are found was granted in the mid-1840s to the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, an Anglican missionary organization, which did not develop the land.  A decade later, James Lukin Robinson, a prolific local developer and realtor, who was also a solicitor and member of a famous Toronto family, registered a residential subdivision where he commissioned 16 pairs of brick cottages that were in place when Boulton's Atlas was published in 1858.  The original occupants included tradespeople, as well as workers for the inaugural steam railways that transformed Toronto in the mid-19th century.  The properties at 71-75 Mitchell Avenue are important reminders of the origins of the Niagara Street neighbourhood.

Contextually, the properties at 40-44 Mitchell Avenue are part of the collection of surviving workers' cottages on Mitchell Avenue and Richmond Street West that were among the first residential buildings constructed in the area where they define, support and maintain the historical character of the Niagara Street neighbourhood south of Queen Street West.  The Robinson Cottages at 40-44 Mitchell Avenue are also historically, visually and physically linked to their original settings where they were laid out in relation to the other pairs of semi-detached cottages on Mitchell Avenue and Richmond and Adelaide streets, of which six pairs (including the subject properties) remain today.

Heritage Attributes

The heritage attributes of the Robinson Cottages (also known as the Garrison Common Cottages) at 40-44 Mitchell Avenue are:

·         The setback, placement and orientation of the pair of semi-detached buildings on the north side of the street between Tecumseth and Niagara streets

·         The scale, form and massing of the single-storey rectangular-shaped plans

·         The hipped roofs covering the buildings (the central chimney has been removed)

·         The materials (the brick on 40 Mitchell has been covered)

·         On the principal (south) elevation of each building, the symmetrical organization with the central entrance in the flat-headed surround with the transom flanked by single window openings (the window openings on 44 Mitchell have been changed)

Notice of an objection to the proposed designations may be served on the City Clerk, Attention:  Ellen Devlin, Administrator, Toronto & East York Community Council, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, 2nd floor, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 2N2, within thirty days of October 10, 2019, which is November 12, 2019. The notice of objection must set out the reason(s) for the objection, and all relevant facts.

Notice of Intention to Designate - 56 Yonge Street (Hotel Mossop)

Topic

  • Heritage > Intention to designate a heritage property

Notice Date

2019-10-10

Take notice that Toronto City Council stated its intention to designate the lands and buildings known municipally as 56 Yonge Street under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.

Reasons for Designation

Hotel Mossop

The property at 56 Yonge Street is worthy of designation under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act for its cultural heritage value, and meets Ontario Regulation 9/06, the provincial criteria prescribed for municipal designation under all three categories of design, associative and contextual value.

Description

The property at 56 Yonge Street contains the building known historically as the Hotel Mossop, an eight-storey commercial building that was commissioned by businessman, Frederick W. Mossop and completed in 1908 according to the designs of Toronto architect J. P. Hynes.  Its construction was interrupted by delays related to financing and the challenges of developing the site in the city’s Financial District and, while opening as an exclusive 60-room hotel with many amenities, its operation was stymied by the passage of the Ontario Temperance Act in 1916.  Closing the following year, the Hotel Mossop was flagged as one of two hotels to take overflow patients during the Spanish Influenza epidemic in 1918.  The business continued to operate under its original name in the 1920s (as advertised in local newspapers), but reopened as the Hotel Victoria in 1928 when it was branded the “most exclusive small hotel in Canada” under the operation of George and Matthew Elliott.  The hotel survived the economic downturn of lower Yonge Street during the World War II era and, after several changes in ownership, was updated in the mid 1980s as an upscale boutique establishment.  The property at 56 Yonge Street was listed on the City of Toronto’s Heritage Inventory (now known as the Heritage Register) in 1983.

Statement of Significance

The building known historically as the Hotel Mossop at 56 Yonge Street has design value as a well-crafted early-20th century commercial building with Edwardian Classical styling.  Popularized for almost all building types in the period before World War I, Edwardian Classicism was inspired by classical architecture and identified by its symmetry and the decorative detailing drawn from antiquity.  The Hotel Mossop is an excellent example of the style where the materials and architectural features are used to emphasize the tripartite design with the base, shaft and cornice.  It is particularly distinguished by the stone detailing applied for the semi-engaged columns, the banding on the piers, the cornices and the distinctive arched parapet on the roofline.

The property at 56 Yonge Street has value for its association with the temperance movement in Ontario in the early 20th century when the Hotel Mossop was one of the hostelries impacted by the prohibition of alcohol, resulting in the closure of the venue by the original owners.  Historically, it is also associated with Toronto architect J. P. (James Patrick) Hynes who designed the Hotel Mossop while he oversaw a solo practice between 1894 and 1914.  While Hynes is identified with upscale residential buildings in Toronto’s exclusive neighbourhoods, including Rosedale and Deer Park, as well as churches and schools for Roman Catholic parishes, he designed six hotels in the city, including the subject building.  Afterward, he oversaw the seven-year partnership of Hynes, Feldman and Watson that was distinguished by commissions for the Allen Theatre chain, including the extant complex now known as the Danforth Music Hall.  Resuming his solo career, Hynes completed St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church on Bathurst Street, which is among many of his projects that are included on the City of Toronto’s Heritage Register.

Contextually, the Hotel Mossop supports and maintains the historical character of lower Yonge Street as it developed in the late-19th and early-20th century as Toronto’s new Financial District and is reflected in the collection of extant commercial buildings that are recognized on the City’s Heritage Register.  This group includes the former stores, hotel and banks preserved in Brookfield Place (formerly BCE Place), as well as the Bank of British North America and A. V. Brown Building (both designed by the notable early Toronto architect, John G. Howard) that marked the emergence of the Yonge and Wellington corners as a financial centre.  This was followed in the pre-World War I era with the construction by the major banks of the city’s first skyscrapers adjoining the intersection of Yonge and King streets.  With its location between Wellington and King, the Hotel Mossop (later known as the Hotel Victoria) is historically, visually and physically linked to its setting on Toronto’s “Main Street.”

Heritage Attributes

The heritage attributes of the Hotel Mossop (afterward known as the Hotel Victoria) at 56 Yonge Street are:

·         The setback, placement and orientation of the building on the west side of Yonge Street, north of Wellington Street West

·         The scale, form and setting of the 8-storey building with the L-shaped plan

·         The materials, with the red brick and stone cladding and detailing

·         The flat roofline with the stone cornice and the centrally-placed arched parapet on the east end

·         The principal (east) elevation, which is symmetrically organized into three sections by the materials and detailing, as well as the cornices above the first and second stories, and extends five bays above the first (ground) floor

·         On the east elevation, the first floor (which has been altered and where the doors are not original) with the stone semi-engaged columns and the banded stone piers, the second storey where the flat-headed window openings are separated by brick piers with stone bands, and the upper six stories with the plain brick piers that organize the flat-headed window openings with the stone lintels and sills and, in the upper floor, the round-arched window openings with the brick and stone hood moulds

·         The side elevations (north and south) are concealed by the adjoining buildings and, along with the rear elevations of the L-shaped plan, are not identified as heritage attributes.

Notice of an objection to the proposed designation may be served on the City Clerk, Attention:  Ellen Devlin, Administrator, Toronto and East York Community Council, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, 2nd floor, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 2N2, within thirty days of October 10, 2019, which is November 12, 2019. The notice of objection must set out the reason(s) for the objection, and all relevant facts.

Notice of Intention to Designate - 300 Bloor Street West and 478 Huron Street

Topic

  • Heritage > Intention to designate a heritage property

Notice Date

2019-10-10

Take notice that Toronto City Council stated its intention to designate the lands and buildings known municipally as 300 Bloor Street West and 478 Huron Street under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.

Reasons for Designation

300 Bloor Street West

The property at 300 Bloor Street is worthy of designation under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act for its cultural heritage value, and meets Ontario Regulation 9/06, the provincial criteria prescribed for municipal designation under all three categories of design, associative and contextual value.   

Description

Located at the north-west corner of Bloor Street West and Huron Street, the property at 300 Bloor Street contains a complex of religious buildings, first known as the Bloor Street Presbyterian Church and, as of 1925, the Bloor Street United Church, which has undergone a series of alterations designed by various architects between 1888 and 1962.  The first building, including a church and Sunday school, was designed by the architect George W. E. Field and constructed between 1886 and 1888.  It forms the north-east corner of the church complex.  Within a year of the building's completion, in response to the growing population of the recently annexed Annex neighbourhood, a new church, designed by William R. Gregg, was constructed to the south of the first building and completed in 1890.  The new church features a prominent corner tower which continues to be a landmark at the north-west corner of Bloor Street West and Huron Street.  In 1908-1909, the first building, then used exclusively as a Sunday school, was extended to the west providing more accommodation for the school and included the church hall.  The extension was undertaken by the firm of Wickson & (Alfred) Gregg. 

In 1927, the church's principal (south) elevation and main entrance was impacted with the widening of Bloor Street.  This resulted in the redesign of the south elevation by Wickson & Gregg and entailed the removal of the grand staircase and the relocation of the three entry arches to a new single storey entry pavilion to the west.  The church's narthex was given a minimal expansion to the south and nine small arched windows replaced the original three entry arches.  Between 1927and 1954, a single-storey wing accommodating a kitchen and nursery was added to the north of the 1909 Sunday school extension.  In 1954, a fire damaged the church and the church interior was reconstructed with a new structural system of arches and an extended choir space by the firm of Bruce, Brown and Brisley with the guidance of Professor I. S. Nairn of the University of Toronto.  In 1956, Professor Nairn had a stone lintel carved with the name "Bloor Street United Church" located in the entry pavilion with the original church doors.   Between 1954 and 1962, a series of stained glass windows were added to the church interiors including the main worship space, the narthex and corner entries.  The latter commemorated the 75th anniversary of the founding of the church and resulted in the great south window which celebrates the theme of ecumenism.  

Statement of Cultural Heritage Value

The property at 300 Bloor Street West is valued as an excellent representative of a late 19th century Gothic Revival Presbyterian church complex.  The characteristics of the Presbyterian church-type are represented in the hall form of the church with the u-shaped gallery and a Sunday school adjacent to the principal internal wall accommodating the organ and pulpit.  The Gothic Revival elements are evident in the spires, buttresses and lancet-shaped windows tempered by the late 19th century taste for rusticated red Credit Valley sandstone, with contrasting smooth buff-coloured Ohio sandstone trim and polished granite columns, the sense of mass in the proportions and the asymmetry of the two towers. The exterior of the complex was transformed through a series of additions and alterations between 1886 and 1927 by three different firms of architects yet retains a consistent Gothic Revival style which is due to the high level of design and craftsmanship with which each succeeding project was undertaken to create a unified whole.

The property at 300 Bloor Street West is valued for its historical association with the 1925 union of the Methodist Presbyterian and Congregationalist churches resulting in the founding of the United Church of Canada, as Dr. George Campbell Pidgeon, minister of the Bloor Street Presbyterian Church (1918-1948) and the last moderator of the Presbyterian Church would become the first moderator of the United Church of Canada.  The property is valued for yielding information about the active social service provided by the congregation which from its earliest days and through various outreach programs, championed the needs of the disadvantaged and strove for an ethical role of the congregation within society.  The congregation have supported refugees, adopted the 1995 Declaration of Affirmation of inclusivity regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race or ethnicity, and have promoted reconciliation between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous people.  The congregation shares its space with the Alpha Korean United Church and the City Shul, a Reform congregation. 

The property is valued for its association with the earliest development of the Annex neighbourhood in the 1880s when it acquired its characteristic urban pattern and architectural form.  The property is also valued as it demonstrates the work of the two prolific Toronto architectural firms.  William R. Gregg, (alone and in partnership with Alfred Gregg) was renowned for a large number of church commissions in Toronto and across Ontario.  Wickson & (Alfred) Gregg were known for their substantial residential commissions as well as institutional and industrial works.  Alfred Gregg was a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.

Located at the north-west corner of Bloor and Huron Streets, with its prominent corner tower, the church is a landmark viewed from four directions along Bloor and Huron streets.  With its late 19th-century picturesque massing built of rusticated Credit Valley sandstone, the church complex defines and maintains the characteristic architectural character and scale of the Annex neighbourhood.  Constructed between 1886 and 1890 with later extensions in 1909 and 1927, the complex is historically, functionally, physically and visually linked to its surroundings. 

Heritage Attributes

The heritage attributes of the Bloor Street United Church property are:

·         The setback, placement and orientation of the building on its property at the north-west corner of Bloor Street West and Huron Street in the Annex neighbourhood

·         The setting of the building at the edge of the public sidewalk with a small enclosed landscaped courtyard to the west of the church building faced by the school and the west elevation of the church

·         The scale, form and massing of the complex which is composed of a two-and-a-half -storey, L-shaped building on a raised basement with two towers, two single-storey additions on the west and north elevations, the projecting gable-roofed entry on the east elevation, the steeply pitched gable roofs and dormers, as well as a conical roof on the west tower and four pinnacle roofs on the east tower

·         The materials which include rusticated Credit Valley sandstone, red mortar joints, smooth and rusticated buff-coloured Ohio stone, brick and copper and wood doors and window frames

·         The architectural details which include the two cornerstones with the dates 1886 and 1889, the buttresses, stone headers, sills and window surrounds, stone trim on the buttresses, a stone band with a dentil course on the church building, corbels with gable ends featuring trefoils on the Huron Street entrance and decorative banding on the towers

·         The three entry arches, originally located in the south wall of the church prior to the Bloor Street widening in 1927, now located in the single story entry pavilion including the Ohio stone arches with their string mouldings and sprocket details, the red granite columns with buff stone composite capitals framing doorways with transoms with Gothic tracery

·         The doors with their diagonal panels and decorative iron strapping and matching door pulls

·         The black metal lanterns with their Gothic-patterned glazed sections on the single storey entry porch

·         The openings in the towers with their louvres, the leaf patterns at the cornice of the west tower 

·         The window openings with their Gothic tracery, various lancet shapes, cusped heads, flat arched openings with scalloped profiles on the wood frames

Interior

·         The door, staircase and hand-rail in the south-east tower

The following heritage attributes have been identified as liturgical elements by the Bloor Street United Church:

·         The stained and leaded glass windows including those of the church interior, east south and west elevations, the narthex and stair towers, and particularly

-   the two lancet windows depicting the evangelists, the south tripartite rose window depicting ecumenism

-   the nine windows in the narthex depicting the various historic Canadian leaders of the United Church,

-   the two transom windows above the doors in the east and west stair tower

-   the stained glass windows in the east elevation of the first (1888)church-Sunday school

-   the leaded glass windows over the 1890 east entrance to the church and Sunday school

Reasons For Designation

478 Huron Street   

The property at 478 Huron Street, is worthy of designation under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act for its cultural heritage value, and meets Ontario Regulation 9/06, the provincial criteria prescribed for municipal designation under all three categories of design, associative and contextual value.  

Description

Located on the west side of the street, north of Bloor Street West, the property at 478 Huron Street contains a two-and-a-half storey house, designed by the architect John Gemmel and constructed in 1888.  The first owner-occupants were John H. and Eliza A. Armstrong.  Following the demolition in 1963 of the George Campbell Pidgeon house at 476 Huron Street to make way for the construction of the new TTC Bloor-Danforth subway line, 478 Huron Street was acquired by the Bloor Street United Church trustees, named to continue the association with Dr. Pidgeon, and used as an ancillary structure for church community functions and to provide accommodation for the church caretaker.  From the early 2000s the house has been rented for office use.  In 1974, the property was included on the City's inaugural inventory and was one of 400 properties identified for its heritage value. 

Statement of Cultural Heritage Value

The property at 478 Huron Street has design value as a fine representative example of a typical Annex house in the Richardsonian Romanesque style, predominant in Toronto in the late 19th century and evident in the picturesque massing and rooflines, stone, brick and terracotta-shingle cladding and in the variety of architectural details. The George Campbell Pidgeon house retains many fine details including the mullion patterning, wood details and stained glass of the windows, the brick and stone relief work and the skillful manipulation of the massing evident in the fine proportions and the curving stone wall leading to the recessed entrance.  

Constructed in 1888, the property at 478 Huron Street is valued for its association with the early history of the Annex neighbourhood, and as one of the earliest houses on Huron Street, it represents the residential development which would give the Annex its defining character.  It is also valued for its association with the Bloor Street United Church and Dr. George Campbell Pidgeon, who from 1915-1948 provided leadership through the union with the United Church, ecumenism and community outreach at a local and global scale. 

The property is valued as it, and the adjacent semi-detached houses at 480-482 Huron Street, reflect the work of the architect John Gemmell, partner in the distinguished and prolific Toronto firm of Smith & Gemmell, designers of over one hundred ecclesiastical, institutional and commercial buildings, including Knox College.  Gemmel was a founder of the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA), was elected president of the OAA in 1904 and became a frequent contributor to the Canadian Architect and Builder. 

Contextually, the Pidgeon House has cultural heritage value for its importance in defining and maintaining the historic Annex residential neighbourhood which is characterized by elaborately massed and richly detailed late-19th and early-20th century detached and semi-detached houses.  As one of the earliest houses constructed on Huron Street north of Bloor Street, the house at 478 Bloor Street (one of three in a row designed by John Gemmel) is physically, visually and historically linked to the neighbourhood. 

Heritage Attributes

The heritage attributes of the George Campbell Pidgeon house are:

·         The setback, placement and orientation of the house-form building on its property on the west side of Huron Street north of Bloor Street West

·         The setting of the house on the property with a landscaped area in front of the principal (east) elevation facing Huron Street, including lawn, a tree and shrubs and a walkway to the front door

·         The scale, form and massing of the two-and-a-half storey house on a raised basement with its rectangular plan with a projecting front bay, recessed entrance with a porch, projecting bay on the south elevation with intersecting gable roofs and two chimneys

·         The materials which include rusticated stone, red brick with redbrick mortar, and terracotta shingles and wood bargeboards

·         The architectural details which include the corbels supporting the lintel over the basement window in the east elevation, the stone string courses which acts as windows sills at the second storey, the stone capital with Romanesque carving on the pier at the front porch, the grid pattern of bricks under the principal window on the east elevation of the second floor level, the curving stone wall at the front entry, the projecting chimney on the south elevation with the decorative brick corbels and the terracotta shingle in the gable on the south elevation and the gable bargeboard

·         The windows on the principal (east) elevation which include three stained glass panels in the transom of the principal elevation on the first floor, at the second floor principal window, the pattern of openings with a wide central glazed section with wood colonettes flanked by two narrow opening sections with a transom of gridded mullions above with a decorative wood frieze including a dentil course and at the third level, the projecting oriel window with central opening framed by square panes framing a large glazed rectangle

·         Adjacent to the front door, a small stained glass window facing north

·         On the side (south) elevation the arrangement of windows including the pair of small openings at the first floor level, the rectangular openings in the canted wall on the first, second and third floor level and the arched window on the second floor level

·         On the side (north) elevation, the first floor stained glass window

·         The principal entry door on the east elevation with its fielded and bevelled panels and glazed panel

·         The doorbell adjacent to the front entry 

·         The plaque at the front door which says "Bloor Street United Church Geo. C Pidgeon House"

Notice of an objection to the proposed designations may be served on the City Clerk, Attention:  Ellen Devlin, Administrator, Toronto and East York Community Council, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, 2nd floor, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 2N2, within thirty days of October 10, 2019, which is November 12, 2019. The notice of objection must set out the reason(s) for the objection, and all relevant facts.

Notice of Intention to Designate - 348-350 Yonge Street

Topic

  • Heritage > Intention to designate a heritage property

Notice Date

2019-10-10

Take notice that Toronto City Council stated its intention to designate the lands and buildings known municipally as 348-350 Yonge Street under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.

Reasons for Designation

348-350 Yonge Street

The property at 348-350 Yonge Street, containing a three-storey mixed use commercial building, is worthy of designation under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act for its cultural heritage value, and meets Ontario Regulation 9/06, the provincial criteria prescribed for municipal designation under all three categories of design, associative and contextual value.    

Description

Located at the north-west corner of Yonge and Elm streets, the property at 348-350 Yonge Street contains a two-storey, brick-clad building constructed in 1913 for John S. Simmons & Son Florists.

Statement of Cultural Heritage Value

The John S. Simmons & Son Florist building has design and physical value as a representative example of an early twentieth century commercial block retaining the integrity of its original form and composition including the paired windows at the upper level and pressed metal cornice of garland swags all of which convey an early twentieth-century style rooted in Edwardian classicism with a taste for greater simplicity of surface, form and detail. 

The property is valued for its historical associations with the history of Yonge Street, for as early as 1861 it has been occupied by a row of commercial buildings.  In 1916, John S. Simmons & Son, moved their Yonge Street florist business to this location and continued to operate at this site until the 1970s.   The property is also valued as it contributes to an understanding of the history of commerce on Yonge Street with small-scale, independent businesses that occupied the ground floors and the variety of residential, recreational, educational and business facilities that occupied the upper floors. 

Located at the north-west corner of Yonge and Elm streets, the property has contextual value as it contains a two-storey, brick-clad, early twentieth-century commercial building which contributes to and maintains the late 19th and early 20th century character of this portion of Yonge Street as well the historic character and scale of Elm Street.  As a commercial building dating to 1913, adjacent to other late 19th century commercial buildings, it is functionally and historically linked to its surroundings. 

Heritage Attributes

The heritage attributes of the John S. Simmons & Son Florist building at

348-350 Yonge Street are:

·         The setback, placement and orientation of the building on its property at the north-west corner of Yonge and Elm street

·         The setting of the building at the edge of the public sidewalk

·         The scale, form and massing of the two storey block, its rectangular plan with a recessed diagonal entrance at its south-east corner and two other recessed entrances of the shops facing Yonge Street

·         The materials which include brick cladding, stone lintels and stone sills as well as the pressed metal frieze and cornice

·         At the ground floor the pattern of windows which includes two large shop display windows on either side of the corner entrance facing Yonge and Elm Streets

·         At the upper levels, the pairs of rectangular sash windows and the single window at the north end of the east elevation

·         The double hung sash windows at the upper level with their one-over-one sash

·         The decorative pressed metal frieze with garland swag motifs and cornice on the east and south elevations

Notice of an objection to the proposed designation may be served on the City Clerk, Attention:  Ellen Devlin, Administrator, Toronto and East York Community Council, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, 2nd floor, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 2N2, within thirty days of October 10, 2019, which is November 12, 2019. The notice of objection must set out the reason(s) for the objection, and all relevant facts.

Notice of Decision - 8 Elm Street and 348-350 Yonge Street

Topic

  • Heritage > Decision on alteration to a heritage property

Notice Date

2019-10-10

Take notice that the Council of the City of Toronto on June 18 and 19, 2019, having considered an application to alter a structure designated under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act for 8 Elm Street and 348-350 Yonge Street, decided among other things, to:

1. Approve the settlement offer which comprises the alterations to the designated heritage properties at 8 Elm Street and 348-350 Yonge Street, in accordance with Section 33 of the Ontario Heritage Act, for the construction of a new 67-storey mixed-use office residential development with at-grade retail uses at 8 Elm Street and 348-356 Yonge Street in conjunction with an appeal to the Local Planning Appeals Tribunal ("LPAT") and in accordance with the settlement offer from the Applicant comprised of the plans and drawings prepared by IBI Group Architects, submitted with the Heritage Impact Assessment prepared by GBCA Architects, dated April 23, 2019, all 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 conditions:

a. Prior to issuance of an LPAT Order in connection with the Zoning By-law Amendment appeal for the properties at 8 Elm Street and 348-356 Yonge Street, the owner shall:

1. Amend the existing Heritage Easement Agreement, registered on the title for the heritage property at 8 Elm Street, Instrument No. CT720206 dated May 24, 1985, substantially in accordance with plans and drawings prepared by IBI Group Architects, submitted with the Heritage Impact Assessment prepared by GBCA Architects, dated April 23, 2019, subject to and in accordance with the approved Conservation Plan required in Recommendation 6.a.3, all to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services.

2. Enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement with the City for the property at 348-350 Yonge Street substantially in accordance with plans and drawings prepared by IBI Group Architects, submitted with the Heritage Impact Assessment prepared by GBCA Architects, dated April 23, 2019, subject to and in accordance with the approved Conservation Plan required in Recommendation 6.a.3, all to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services including execution of such agreement to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor.

3. Provide a detailed Conservation Plan prepared by a qualified heritage consultant that is substantially in accordance with the conservation strategy set out in the Heritage Impact Assessment for 8 Elm Street and 348-350 Yonge Street, prepared by GBCA Architects dated April 23, 2019, to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services.

4. Enter into and register on the properties at 348-356 Yonge Street one or more agreements with the City pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act, all to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor and the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, with such facilities, services and matters to be set forth in the related site specific Zoning By-law Amendment giving rise to the proposed alterations, including amongst other matters, securing the final project specifications, including drawings, for the dismantling and reconstruction of the property at 352-354 Yonge Street, preparation and thereafter the implementation of a Heritage Lighting Plan, a Signage Plan, an Interpretation Plan and requiring a letter of credit to secure all work included in the approved Conservation Plan, approved specifications for 352-354 Yonge Street and approved Interpretation Plan, including provision for upwards indexing, all to the satisfaction of  the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services.

b. Prior to Final Site Plan approval in connection with the Zoning By-law Amendment appeal for the properties at 8 Elm Street and 348-356 Yonge Street, the owner shall:

1. Provide final site plan drawings including drawings related to the approved Conservation Plan required in Recommendation 6.a.3 to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services.

2. Provide final project specifications, including drawings, for the dismantling and reconstruction of the property at 352 - 354 Yonge Street, satisfactory to the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, prior to demolition permit being issued for the development site.

3. Provide an Interpretation Plan for the subject properties 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.

4. Provide a Heritage Lighting Plan that describes how the heritage properties will be sensitively illuminated to enhance their 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.

5. Provide a detailed Landscape Plan for the subject properties satisfactory to the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services.

6. Submit a Signage Plan for the proposed development to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services.

c. That prior to the issuance of any permit for all or any part of the properties at 8 Elm Street and 348-356 Yonge Street, including a heritage permit or a building permit, but excluding permits for repairs and maintenance and usual and minor works for the existing heritage buildings as are acceptable to the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, the owner shall:

1. Obtain final approval for the necessary Zoning By-law amendments required for the alterations to the properties at 8 Elm Street and 348-350 Yonge Street, such amendments to have been enacted by City Council in connection with a LPAT Order and to have come into effect in a form and with content acceptable to City Council as determined by the City Solicitor in consultation with the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services.

2. Provide building permit drawings, including notes and specifications for the conservation and protective measures keyed to the approved Conservation Plan required in Recommendation 6.a.3 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.

3. 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, approved project specifications for 352-354 Yonge Street, Heritage Lighting Plan, Landscape Plan, and Interpretation Plan.

4. Provide full documentation of the existing heritage properties at 8 Elm Street and 348-350 and 352-354 Yonge Street, including two (2) printed sets of archival quality 8” x 10” colour photographs with borders in a glossy or semi-gloss finish and one (1) digital set on a CD in tiff format and 600 dpi resolution keyed to a location map, elevations and measured drawings, and copies of all existing interior floor plans and original drawings as may be available, to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services.

d. That prior to the release of the Letter of Credit required in Recommendation 5.c.3. the owner shall:

1.  Provide a letter of substantial completion prepared and signed by a qualified heritage consultant confirming that the required conservation work, required heritage lighting work, and the required interpretive work has been completed in accordance with the Conservation Plan, final project specifications plan for 352-354 Yonge Street, Lighting Plan, Landscape 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.

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

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 Ellen Devlin, Administrator, Toronto and East York Community Council, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, 2nd floor, West, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 2N2, by 4.30 p.m. on or before November 12, 2019.

Notice of Decision - 30 Bay Street (formerly 60 Harbour Street)

Topic

  • Heritage > Decision on alteration to a heritage property

Notice Date

2019-10-10

Take notice that the Council of the City of Toronto on July 16, 17 and 18, 2019, having considered an application to alter a structure designated under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act for 30 Bay Street (formerly 60 Harbour Street) decided, among other things, to

1. Approve the alterations to the designated heritage property at 30 Bay Street (formerly known as 60 Harbour Street) in accordance with Section 42 of the Ontario Heritage Act, with such alterations substantially in accordance with plans and drawings dated March 15, 2019, prepared by Adamson Associates Architects, on file with the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services; and the Heritage Impact Assessment (HIA), prepared by GBCA Architects dated March 29, 2019, 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. That prior to the introduction of the bills for such Zoning By-law Amendment by City Council, the owner shall:

1. Provide a detailed Conservation Plan prepared by a qualified heritage consultant that is substantially in accordance with the conservation strategy set out in the Heritage Impact Assessment for 30 Bay Street prepared by GBCA Architects dated March 29, 2019, to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services;

2. Execute an amending Heritage Easement Agreement to update the permitted alterations, Reasons for Identification and Schedule "B" photographs on the existing Heritage Easement Agreement registered on title to the property at 30 Bay Street (formerly known as 60 Harbour Street) as Instrument No. CT918882 on December 15, 1987;

3. Enter into one or more agreements with the City pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act, all to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor and the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, with such facilities, services and matters to be set forth in the related site specific Zoning By-law Amendment giving rise to the proposed alterations, including amongst other matters, securing the preparation and thereafter the implementation of a Heritage Lighting Plan, a Signage Plan, an Interpretation Plan and requiring a Letter of Credit to secure all work included in the approved Conservation Plan and approved Interpretation Plan, including provision for upwards indexing, all to the satisfaction of  the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services;

b. That Prior to Final Site Plan approval in connection with the Zoning By-law Amendment for the property at 60 Harbour Street the owner shall:

1. Provide final site plan drawings including drawings related to the approved Conservation Plan required in Recommendation 1.a.1 in the report of April 26, 2019 from the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning and landscape drawings, to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services.

2. 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.

3. Provide a Heritage Lighting Plan that describes how the heritage properties will be sensitively illuminated to enhance their heritage character to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, and thereafter shall implement such Plans to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services.

c. That prior to the issuance of any permit for all or any part of the properties at 30 Bay Street, including a heritage permit, a building permit or a demolition permit, but excluding permits for repairs and maintenance and usual and minor works for the existing heritage buildings as are acceptable to the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, the owner shall:

1. Obtain final approval for the necessary by-law amendments required for the alterations to the properties at 30 Bay Street, such amendments to have been enacted by City Council and to have come into effect in a form and with content acceptable to City Council as determined by the Director, Urban Design, City Planning, in consultation with the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services;

2. Provide building permit drawings, including notes and specifications for the conservation and protective measures keyed to the approved Conservation Plan required in Recommendation 1.a.1 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;

3. 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, Heritage Lighting Plan, Landscape Plan, and Interpretation Plan.

4. Register the heritage easement agreement referenced in recommendation 1.a.2 on title to the property, to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor.

d. That prior to the release of the Letter of Credit required in Recommendation 1.c.3. 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, required heritage lighting work, and the required interpretation work has been completed in accordance with the Conservation Plan, Lighting 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;

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

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 Ellen Devlin, Administrator, Toronto and East York Community Council, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, 2nd floor, West, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 2N2, by 4.30 p.m. on or before November 12, 2019.

Notice of Decision - 2 Strachan Avenue

Topic

  • Heritage > Decision on alteration to a heritage property

Notice Date

2019-10-10

Take notice that the Council of the City of Toronto on July 16, 17 and 18, 2019, having considered an application to alter a structure designated under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act for 2 Strachan Avenue decided, among other things, to

1. Approve the alterations to the designated heritage property at 2 Strachan Avenue (Automotive Building) in accordance with Section 33 of the Ontario Heritage Act, with such alterations substantially in accordance with plans and drawings dated May 24, 2019, prepared by NORR Architects & Engineers Limited, on file with the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services; and the Heritage Impact Assessment (HIA), prepared by ERA Architects dated February 28, 2019 and HIA addendum dated May 24, 2019, 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  conditions:

a. That prior to final Site Plan Approval for the property located at 2 Strachan Avenue (Automotive Building) the owner shall:

1. Provide a detailed Conservation Plan prepared by a qualified heritage consultant that is substantially in accordance with the conservation strategy set out in the Heritage Impact Assessment for 2 Strachan Avenue (Automotive Building), prepared by ERA Architects dated February 28, 2019, and HIA addendum dated May 24, 2019, to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services;

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

3. Register an amending Heritage Easement Agreement to update Schedule "B" photographs on the existing Heritage Easement Agreement registered on title for 2 Strachan Avenue (Automotive Building), Instrument No. AT2012487, dated September 12, 2008.

b. That prior to the issuance of any permit for all or any part of the property at 2 Strachan Avenue (Automotive Building), including a heritage permit or a building permit, but excluding 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 2 Strachan Avenue (Automotive Building) in accordance with the plans and drawings dated May 24, 2019, prepared by NORR Architects & Engineers Limited 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.1 above, 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 Recommendation 1.a.3 above.

2. Provide building permit drawings, including notes and specifications for the conservation and protective measures keyed to the approved Conservation Plan required in Recommendation 1.a.1 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;

3. 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 Automotive Building at 2 Strachan Avenue prepared by ERA Architects, dated February 28, 2019 with HIA addendum dated May 24, 2019, to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services.

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 Ellen Devlin, Administrator, Toronto and East York Community Council, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, 2nd floor, West, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 2N2, by 4.30 p.m. on or before November 12, 2019.

Notice of Decision - 2896 Dundas Street West

Topic

  • Heritage > Decision on alteration to a heritage property

Notice Date

2019-10-10

Take notice that the Council of the City of Toronto on July 16, 17 and 18, 2019, having considered an application to alter a structure designated under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act for 2896 Dundas Street West decided, among other things, to

1. Approve the alterations to the heritage building at 2896 Dundas Street West, in accordance with Section 33 of the Ontario Heritage Act, to allow for the construction of a new entrance to the existing building on lands known municipally as 2896 Dundas Street West, with such alterations substantially in accordance with the plans and drawings prepared by Culmone & Associates Ltd., dated February 20 and April 26, 2019, and on file with the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, and the letter prepared by Chris Hall of The Ventin Group Ltd. dated April 26, 2019 and subject to the following additional conditions:

a. That prior to the issuance of any permit for all or any part of the property at 2896 Dundas Street West, including a heritage permit or a building permit, but excluding 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. Provide full building permit drawings, including notes and specifications for the conservation and protective measures keyed to the approved plans and drawings prepared by Culmone & Associates Ltd., dated February 20 and April 26, 2019, and on file with the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, and the letter prepared by Chris Hall of The Ventin Group Ltd dated April 26, 2019  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.

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 Ellen Devlin, Administrator, Toronto and East York Community Council, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, 2nd floor, West, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 2N2, by 4.30 p.m. on or before November 12, 2019.

Notice of Decision - 421 Roncesvalles Avenue

Topic

  • Heritage > Decision on alteration to a heritage property

Notice Date

2019-10-10

Take notice that the Council of the City of Toronto on July 16, 17 and 18, 2019, having considered an application to alter a structure designated under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act for 421 Roncesvalles Avenue, decided, among other things, to

1. Approve the alterations to the designated heritage property at 421 Roncesvalles Avenue, in accordance with Section 33 of the Ontario Heritage Act, for the construction of a new 5 storey mixed-use office with at-grade retail uses at 421 Roncesvalles Avenue in conjunction with an appeal to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal and in accordance with the  plans and drawings prepared by Superkul Architects, submitted with the Heritage Impact Assessment prepared by ERA Architects, Inc., dated May 7, 2019 (the "Revised Plans"), all 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 conditions:

a. Prior to issuance of a Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Order in connection with the Zoning By-law Amendment appeal for the property at 421 Roncesvalles Avenue, the owner shall:

1. Enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement with the City for the property at 421 Roncesvalles Avenue substantially in accordance with the Revised Plans subject to and in accordance with the approved Conservation Plan required in Part 1.a.2. below, all to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, including execution of such agreement to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor.

 2. Provide a detailed Conservation Plan prepared by a qualified heritage consultant that is substantially in accordance with the conservation strategy set out in the Heritage Impact Assessment for 421 Roncesvalles Avenue, prepared by ERA Architects dated May 7, 2019, to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services.

b. Prior to Final Site Plan approval in connection with the property at 421 Roncesvalles Avenue, the owner shall:

1. Provide final site plan drawings including drawings related to the approved Conservation Plan required in Part 1.a.2. above to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services.

2. 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.

3. Provide a Heritage Lighting Plan that describes how 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.

4. Submit a Signage Plan for the proposed development to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services.

c. Prior to the issuance of any permit for all or any part of the property at 421 Roncesvalles Avenue, including a heritage permit or a building permit, but excluding 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. Obtain final approval for the necessary Zoning By-law amendments required for the alterations to the property at 421 Roncesvalles Avenue, as described in the report (May 29, 2019) from the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, such Amendments to have come into full force and effect.

2. 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.

3. 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, Heritage Lighting Plan, Landscape Plan, and Interpretation Plan.

4. Provide full documentation of the existing heritage property at 421 Roncesvalles Avenue, including two (2) printed sets of archival quality 8” x 10” colour photographs with borders in a glossy or semi-gloss finish and one (1) digital set on a CD in tiff format and 600 dpi resolution keyed to a location map, elevations and measured drawings, and copies of all existing interior floor plans and original drawings as may be available, to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services.

d. Prior to the release of the Letter of Credit required in Part 1.c.3. 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, required heritage lighting work, and the required interpretive work has been completed in accordance with the Conservation Plan, Lighting 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.

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

e. The owner has provided written confirmation to the City Solicitor and the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal that it has withdrawn its demolition permit application currently appealed to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal for the heritage property at 421 Roncesvalles Avenue, in accordance with Section 34 of the Ontario Heritage Act.

2.  City Council direct that should the Revised Plans be amended to reflect a lower height than proposed, without any changes to the Revised Plans, the intent of the approval of this alteration application under Section 33 of the Ontario Heritage Act will be maintained.

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 Ellen Devlin, Administrator, Toronto and East York Community Council, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, 2nd floor, West, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 2N2, by 4.30 p.m. on or before November 12, 2019.

Temporary Signs By-law Review

Topic

  • Licensing > Proposal to amend the Municipal Code

Notice Date

2019-10-07

Notice is hereby given that Toronto City Council will be considering recommendations to adopt amendments to the following City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapters:

Chapter 27, Council Procedures;

Chapter 441, Fees;

Chapter 693, Signs; and

Chapter 694, Signs, General

It is proposed that the amendments be adopted at the City Council meeting to be held on October 29 and 30, 2019, or at a subsequent meeting.

If adopted by City Council, the amendments to the City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 693, Signs will:

Placement Requirements for A-Frame and Portable Signs

1.      City Council amend Chapter 693 to require that, when located on public property, A-frame and portable signs must be placed curb-side and in the Furnishing and Planting Zone, as described by the City of Toronto's Streetscape Manual, whenever possible and adhere to any separation distances established by the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards.

2.      City Council amend Chapter 693 to include minimum separation distances, as established by the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, for A-frame and portable signs from installations such as bicycle rings, fire hydrants or fire connections, intersection or pedestrian crossovers, postering columns, benches, garbage/recycling bins, and transit stops and shelters as a location requirement.

3.      City Council amend Chapter 693 to include that an A-frame or portable sign may be moved or removed:

a.    If location requirements are not met;

b.    If space is required by the City of Toronto, including for the installation of street furniture, construction, or other municipal purposes; or

c.    If space is required by the Toronto Transit Commission, including for operational or public safety reasons.

4.      City Council amend Chapter 693 to increase the pedestrian clearway requirement to 2.5 metres for streets identified in Appendix A of the Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 742, Sidewalk Cafes, Parklets and Marketing Displays.

5.      City Council amend Chapter 693 to specify that the sign permit identifiers on A-frame and portable signs must be visible and attached to the exterior upper corner of one of the sign faces.

6.      City Council amend Chapter 693 to align portable sign regulations with existing A-frame sign regulations by specifying that portable signs also cannot be displayed or erected along the right-of-way areas along Bloor Street East and Bloor Street West between Avenue Road and Sherbourne Street, or along Yonge Street south of Davenport Road.

7.      City Council amend Chapter 693 to align portable sign regulations with existing A-frame sign regulations by specifying that:

a.    Where the frontage associated with the main, front wall of a building is 6.1 metres or less, a maximum of one portable sign per building may be displayed regardless of the number of businesses in the premises;

b.    Where the frontage associated with the main, front wall of a building is more than 6.1 metres, display a maximum of two portable signs per premises regardless of the number of businesses in the premises; and

c.    Despite 7a. and 7b., if a building is on a corner property with two or more walls adjacent to a highway, one additional portable sign may be displayed adjacent to the side wall of the building.

Contracted Services Signs

8.      City Council amend Chapter 693 to establish a new temporary sign type, called "Contracted Services Signs".

9.      City Council amend Chapter 693 to define a Contracted Services Sign as "a sign advertising a contractor who repairs, renovates or landscapes a premise."

10.   City Council amend Chapter 693 to direct that, in addition to complying with the general restrictions in the new Article 1 that apply to all signs and the regulations that apply to all temporary signs, Contracted Services Signs must adhere to the following:

a.    Only one sign per contractor is allowed.

b.    There cannot be more than three signs per property.

c.    No permit is required.

d.    The sign must be erected entirely on private property.

e.    Consent of the owner or occupant of the property is required before the erection of the sign.

f.     The sign may only be attached to a stake or fence (not including a fence that is vegetation).

g.    The sign can only display content related to a contracted service underway or completed at the property.

h.    The sign may have no more than two sign faces and no sign face can be larger than 0.37 square metres in area.

i.      The sign cannot exceed a maximum height of 0.61 metres or a maximum width of 0.61 metres.

j.      The sign cannot be higher than two metres above grade.

k.    The sign may only be displayed once the contracted service has begun and must be removed within 30 days after the work has been complete.

Home Builder Identification Signs

11.   City Council amend Chapter 693 to establish a new temporary sign type, called "Home Builder Identification Signs".

12.   City Council amend Chapter 693 to define a Home Builder Identification Sign as "a sign identifying the builder or renovator involved in the renovation or construction of a residential building or related structure."

13.   City Council amend Chapter 693 to direct that, in addition to complying with the general restrictions in the new Article 1 that apply to all signs and the regulations that apply to all temporary signs, Home Builder Identification Signs must adhere to the following:

a.    Only one sign per property is allowed.

b.    No permit is required.

c.    The sign must be erected entirely on private property.

d.    Consent of the owner or occupant of the property is required before the sign is erected.

e.    The sign can only display information related to the builder or renovator responsible for undertaking work at a residential building or related structure.

f.     The sign may have no more than two sign faces and no sign face can be larger than 1.5 square metres in area.

g.    The sign cannot be higher than two metres above grade.

h.    The sign may only be displayed once the work has begun and must be removed within 30 days after occupancy has been granted by Toronto Building or passed an interior final inspection.

i.      The sign may only be attached to a stake or fence (not including a fence that is vegetation).

Advocacy Signs

14.   City Council amend Chapter 693 to establish a new temporary sign type, called "Advocacy Signs".

15.   City Council amend Chapter 693 to define an Advocacy Sign as "a sign that advances a point of view and is not for a commercial purpose, not including an election sign."

16.   City Council amend Chapter 693 to direct that, in addition to complying with the general restrictions in the new Article 1 that apply to all signs and the regulations that apply to all temporary signs, Advocacy Signs must adhere to the following:

a.    Only one sign per premise is allowed.

b.    No permit is required.

c.    The sign must be erected entirely on private property.

d.    Consent of the owner or occupant of the premise is required before the erection of the sign.

e.    The sign may have no more than two sign faces and no sign face can be larger than 1.2 square metres in area.

f.     The sign cannot be higher than two metres above grade.

g.    The sign may only be attached to a stake or fence (not including a fence that is vegetation).

Open House Signs

17.   City Council amend Chapter 693 to allow open house signs to be displayed up to 2 hours before the start of the open house and 2 hours after the end of the open house.

18.   City Council amend Chapter 693 to state that there may be no more than six open house signs per advertised property.

Mobile Signs

19.   City Council amend Chapter 693 to remove the requirement that mobile signs may only have black and white lettering.

20.   City Council amend Chapter 693 to remove the requirement that mobile signs be located directly in front of the business that the sign is advertising and instead specify that the sign must be on the property in which the business is located.

Construction Hoarding Signs

21.   City Council amend Chapter 693 to move the provisions governing construction hoarding signs from Article III to the Article that includes vehicular destination signs and neighbourhood and business area identification signs; sign types which are administered by the General Manager, Transportation Services.

Alignment with Chapter 742, Cafés, Parklets and Marketing Displays

22.   City Council amend Chapter 693 to include the prohibition in Chapter 742 (742-8.5) on an A-frame or portable sign being displayed where a small frontage café or small marketing display has been installed and the building frontage is 6-metres or less.

23.   City Council amend Chapter 693 to specify that a business that has a permit for a café or marketing display may locate an A-frame or portable sign only within the limits of the permitted area and must have a permit issued under Chapter 693 for the sign.

Sign Storage

24.   City Council amend Chapter 693 to remove the required storage period for all signs, except election signs, and update the removal and disposal provisions accordingly.

Administrative Matters

25.   City Council rename Chapter 693 to be "Signs, Election and Temporary".

26.   City Council include in the general restrictions section of Chapter 693 that signs regulated by Chapter 693 must not damage underground or aboveground services.

27.   City Council amend Chapter 693 to align regulations for temporary signs by requiring that, except in accordance with a sign permit, they be no closer than 0.30 metres from a sidewalk or where there is no sidewalk, 0.30 metres from the travelled portion of the highway, and direct that this provision be included in the location requirements for all temporary signs in the amended Chapter.

28.   City Council amend Chapter 693 to:

a.    Increase the maximum fine to $100,000;

b.    Add a special fine in an amount equal to any economic gain obtained from non-compliance;

c.    Include offences for obstruction and failure to provide information as required;

d.    Designate each offence as a continuing offence with a maximum daily fine of $10,000 and a total fine which may exceed $100,000; and

e.    Include authority to enter to inspect, to make orders to comply and to take remedial action.

29.   City Council add the following transition provisions to Chapter 693 to establish that:

a.    The provisions of this chapter do not apply to permits granted or agreements entered into before January 6, 2020 until the permits or agreements are renewed, provided that the holders of the permits and parties to the agreements continue to comply with the terms of their permits or agreements and that the permits or agreements are not revoked or terminated and do not expire without renewal; and

b.    All prosecutions and other enforcement processes commenced under this chapter which have not been completed on January 6, 2020 shall be completed as if the chapter had not been amended on that date.

Additional amendments to the City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 694, Signs, General will:

30.   City Council repeal section 694-6A(6) of Chapter 694, Signs, General, removing signs affiliated with the ongoing construction or demolition of a building as this sign type will be regulated as a Home Builder Identification Sign under Chapter 693.

Additional amendments to the City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 441, Fees and Charges, Appendix C - Schedule 12, Municipal Licensing and Standards, will:

31.   City Council amend Chapter 441 to delete fees unique to each sign type (reference numbers 46, 48, 49, 55, 56, 115, 116, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, and 136) so that the removal, retrieval, storage, and disposal fees for temporary signs be used for all forms of temporary signs (reference numbers 137, 138, 139, 140).

32.   City Council amend Chapter 441 to update and include an annual adjustment based on the Consumer Price Index fees related to temporary signs, as outlined in Table 1.

Table 1: Recommended updates to fees 137, 138, 139, and 140 in Chapter 441, Fees

No. Service Fee Description Category Fee Basis 2019 Fee Annual Adj.
137 NEW
Prop Std/insp /Enfo
Removal fee for Illegal Temporary Signs Full Cost Recovery Case $100.00 NEW
Yes
138 NEW
Prop Std/insp /Enfo
Retrieval fee for Illegal Temporary Signs Full Cost Recovery Case $200.00

NEW

Yes

139 NEW
Prop Std/insp /Enfo
Storage fee for Illegal Temporary Signs Full Cost Recovery NEW
Per Day
$15.00 NEW
Yes
140 NEW
Prop Std/insp /Enfo
Disposal fee for Illegal Temporary Signs Full Cost Recovery Case $50.00

NEW

Yes

 

33.      City Council amend Chapter 441 to delete fee 414 (Annual fee: temporary signs permit - portable) and establish two new fees for the application and renewal of portable sign permits that are identical to that of A-frame sign permits, as outlined in Table 2.

Table 2: Recommended new 2019 portable sign-related fees in Chapter 441, Fees

No. Service Fee Description Category Fee Basis 2019 Fee Annual Adj.
New Business Permitting Application fee: Temporary Sign permit - Portable Full Cost Recovery Per application $109.66 Yes
New Business Permitting Renewal fee: Temporary Sign permit - Portable Full Cost Recovery Per application $86.57 Yes

 

Implementation

34.      City Council authorize the City Solicitor, City Clerk, and Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, to re-structure, consolidate, and simplify all existing requirements to improve the readability of the Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 693 including adding a section setting out the scope of the by-law, consolidating the general restrictions that apply to all signs and setting out more clearly the location requirements, and specific requirements that apply to all sign types, including attachment requirements, and to update Chapter 27, Council Procedures, Chapter 192, Public Service, Chapter 545, Licensing, Chapter 742, Sidewalk Cafes, Parklets and Marketing Displays, and Chapter 743, Streets and Sidewalks, Use of to the reflect the new title of and new section numbers in Chapter 693, as required.

35.      City Council direct that the changes to the Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 27, Chapter 441, Chapter 693, and Chapter 694 become effective as of January 6, 2020.

The proposed amendments are outlined in the report, titled "Temporary Signs By-law Review". To view or obtain a copy of the report, visit the City's website.

At its meeting to be held in Committee Room 1, 2nd floor, Toronto City Hall on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 9:30 a.m., or as soon as possible thereafter, the Planning and Housing Committee of Toronto City Council will hear in person or by their counsel, agent, or solicitor, any person who wishes to speak to the matter.

The proposed amendments are subject to the decisions of the Planning and Housing Committee and City Council. Consequently, the proposed amendments may be modified. Additional or other amendments to the above-noted By-laws, including amendments not contemplated or considered in the proposal by Municipal Licensing and Standards staff, may occur as a result of the decisions of the Committee and City Council.

To submit comments or make a presentation to the Planning and Housing Committee

on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, please contact the Committee no later than 12:00 p.m. on Friday, October 11, 2019:

Planning and Housing Committee

Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West

10th Floor, West Tower, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 2N2

Telephone: 416-397-4579; Fax: 416-392-1879

E-mail: phc@toronto.ca

To ask questions regarding the content of the report, please contact:

Elizabeth Glibbery

Interim Director, Investigation Services

Municipal Licensing and Standards

399 The West Mall, North Block, Floor 3

Telephone: 416-392-7633; Fax: 416-394-2904

E-mail: Elizabeth.Glibbery@toronto.ca

Any comments received after the Committee meeting will be forwarded to City Council.

While the staff report sets out proposed changes and fees, the Committee and/or City Council may change these proposals and adopt additional or other amendments that differ from the recommendations set out in the report, including fees that are higher or lower than the fees being proposed and/or new fees not contemplated in the staff report. The proposed amendments are subject to the decision of the Committee and the decision of City Council.  

If this matter is postponed at the Committee meeting or City Council meeting or considered at a subsequent Committee or City Council meeting, no additional notice will be provided other than the information on the subsequent Committee or City Council agenda. Please contact the above City officials if you require notice in these cases.

The Planning and Housing Committee will make its final recommendations on October 15, 2019 which will be forwarded to City Council for its meeting on October 29 and 30, 2019.

Notice to People Writing or Making Presentations to the Planning and Housing Committee: The City of Toronto Act, 2006 and the City of Toronto Municipal Code authorize the City of Toronto to collect any personal information in your communication or presentation to City Council or its Committees and Boards. The City collects this information to enable it to make informed decisions on the relevant issue(s). If you are submitting letters, faxes, e-mails, presentations or other communications to the City, you should be aware that your name and the fact that you communicated with the City will become part of the public record and will appear on the City’s website. The City will also make your communication and any personal information in it - such as your postal address, telephone number or e-mail address - available to the public, unless you expressly request the City to remove it.

Many Committee, Board, and Advisory Body meetings are broadcast live over the internet for the public to view. If you speak at the meeting you will appear in the video broadcast. Video broadcasts are archived and continue to be publicly available.

If you want to learn more about why and how the City collects your information, write to the City Clerk's Office, City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 2N2 or call 416-397-4579.

Rename the public highway, Woodsy Park Lane - "Ethennonnhawahstihnen' Lane"

Topic

  • Transportation > Intention to name a road or highway

Notice Date

2019-10-01

To consider a proposal to rename the public highway, Woodsy Park Lane, as "Ethennonnhawahstihnen' Lane". 

The plan showing the lands to be affected may be seen in the City Clerk's Office, Secretariat, Ground Floor, North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge Street, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. At its meeting to be held in the Council Chamber, Lower Floor, North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge Street, on October 10, 2019 at 10:30 a.m., or shortly afterwards, the North York Community Council will hear in person or by his or her counsel, agent or solicitor, any person who claims that his or her lands will be prejudicially affected by the naming and who applies to be heard with respect to the proposed naming.

Notice to people writing or making presentations to the North York Community Council: The City of Toronto Act, 2006 and the City of Toronto Municipal Code authorize the City of Toronto to collect any personal information in your communication or presentation to City Council or its committees. The City collects this information to enable it to make informed decisions on the relevant issue(s). If you are submitting letters, faxes, e-mails, presentations or other communications to the City, you should be aware that your name and the fact that you communicated with the City will become part of the public record and will appear on the City’s website. The City will also make your communication and any personal information in it – such as your postal address, telephone number or e-mail address – available to the public, unless you expressly request the City to remove it.

Many Committee, Board, and Advisory Body meetings are broadcast live over the internet for the public to view.  If you speak at the meeting you will appear in the video broadcast.  Video broadcasts are archived and continue to be publicly available.

To obtain additional information, submit comments or address the North York Community Council meeting on October 10, 2019, please contact the following City official no later than 4:30 p.m. on October 9, 2019.

Francine Adamo

Administrator, North York Community Council

City Clerk’s Office

North York Civic Centre

Main Floor, 5100 Yonge Street

Toronto, Ontario M2N 5V7

Telephone: 416-395-0480; Fax: 416-395-7337

E-mail: nycc@toronto.ca

 

Notice Date

2019-10-01

To consider a proposal to name a public lane located north of Wellesley Street East extending easterly from Church Street as "Anvil Alley".

The plan showing the lands to be affected may be seen in the City Clerk's Office, Secretariat, 2nd Floor, West Tower, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. At its meeting to be held in Committee Room 1, 2nd floor, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, on October 10, 2019, at 9:30 a.m., or shortly afterwards, the Toronto and East York Community Council will hear in person or by his or her counsel, agent or solicitor, any person who claims that his or her lands will be prejudicially affected by the naming and who applies to be heard with respect to the proposed naming.

Notice to People writing or making presentations to the Toronto and East York Community Council:  The personal information contained in your correspondence to Toronto City Council or its committees is collected under the City of Toronto Act, 2006, and the City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 27 – Council Procedures, section 27-21. Any personal information will become part of the public record and may be posted on the City's website, unless you expressly request the removal of personal identity information. Questions about the collection of this information may be directed to the City Clerk's office at 416-392-7033.

Many Committee, Board, and Advisory Body meetings are broadcast live over the internet for the public to view. If you speak at the meeting you will appear in the video broadcast.  Video broadcasts are archived and continue to be publicly available.

To obtain additional information, submit comments or address the Toronto and East York Community Council meeting on October 10, 2019, please contact the Toronto and East York Community Council no later than 4:30 p.m. on October 9, 2019.

Notice Date

2019-10-01

To consider a proposal to name a public lane located west of Church Street extending northerly from Wellesley Street East as "Dapper Lane".

The plan showing the lands to be affected may be seen in the City Clerk's Office, Secretariat, 2nd Floor, West Tower, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. At its meeting to be held in Committee Room 1, 2nd floor, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, on October 10, 2019, at 9:30 a.m., or shortly afterwards, the Toronto and East York Community Council will hear in person or by his or her counsel, agent or solicitor, any person who claims that his or her lands will be prejudicially affected by the naming and who applies to be heard with respect to the proposed naming.

Notice to People writing or making presentations to the Toronto and East York Community Council:  The personal information contained in your correspondence to Toronto City Council or its committees is collected under the City of Toronto Act, 2006, and the City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 27 – Council Procedures, section 27-21. Any personal information will become part of the public record and may be posted on the City's website, unless you expressly request the removal of personal identity information. Questions about the collection of this information may be directed to the City Clerk's office at 416-392-7033.

Many Committee, Board, and Advisory Body meetings are broadcast live over the internet for the public to view. If you speak at the meeting you will appear in the video broadcast.  Video broadcasts are archived and continue to be publicly available.

To obtain additional information, submit comments or address the Toronto and East York Community Council meeting on October 10, 2019, please contact the Toronto and East York Community Council no later than 4:30 p.m. on October 9, 2019.

Notice Date

2019-10-01

Notice is given that the City of Toronto will consider whether to pass a by-law to authorize the naming of a public lane in the Toronto and East York Community Council Area. 

To consider a proposal to name a public lane located south of Barton Avenue, extending easterly from Clinton Street as "Miriam Garfinkle Lane".

The plan showing the lands to be affected may be seen in the City Clerk's Office, Secretariat, 2nd Floor, West Tower, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. At its meeting to be held in Committee Room 1, 2nd floor, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, on October 10, 2019, at 9:30 a.m., or shortly afterwards, the Toronto and East York Community Council will hear in person or by his or her counsel, agent or solicitor, any person who claims that his or her lands will be prejudicially affected by the naming and who applies to be heard with respect to the proposed naming.

Notice to People writing or making presentations to the Toronto and East York Community Council:  The personal information contained in your correspondence to Toronto City Council or its committees is collected under the City of Toronto Act, 2006, and the City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 27 – Council Procedures, section 27-21. Any personal information will become part of the public record and may be posted on the City's website, unless you expressly request the removal of personal identity information. Questions about the collection of this information may be directed to the City Clerk's office at 416-392-7033.

Many Committee, Board, and Advisory Body meetings are broadcast live over the internet for the public to view. If you speak at the meeting you will appear in the video broadcast.  Video broadcasts are archived and continue to be publicly available.

To obtain additional information, submit comments or address the Toronto and East York Community Council meeting on October 10, 2019, please contact the Toronto and East York Community Council no later than 4:30 p.m. on October 9, 2019.

Notice Date

2019-10-01

Notice is given that the City of Toronto will consider whether to pass a by-law to authorize the naming of a public lane in the Toronto and East York Community Council Area.

To consider a proposal to name a public lane bounded by Harbord Street, Manning Avenue, Bloor Street West and Clinton Street as "Rosie Ienco Lane".

The plan showing the lands to be affected may be seen in the City Clerk's Office, Secretariat, 2nd Floor, West Tower, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. At its meeting to be held in Committee Room 1, 2nd floor, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, on October 10, 2019, at 9:30 a.m., or shortly afterwards, the Toronto and East York Community Council will hear in person or by his or her counsel, agent or solicitor, any person who claims that his or her lands will be prejudicially affected by the naming and who applies to be heard with respect to the proposed naming.

Notice to People writing or making presentations to the Toronto and East York Community Council:  The personal information contained in your correspondence to Toronto City Council or its committees is collected under the City of Toronto Act, 2006, and the City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 27 – Council Procedures, section 27-21. Any personal information will become part of the public record and may be posted on the City's website, unless you expressly request the removal of personal identity information. Questions about the collection of this information may be directed to the City Clerk's office at 416-392-7033.

Many Committee, Board, and Advisory Body meetings are broadcast live over the internet for the public to view. If you speak at the meeting you will appear in the video broadcast.  Video broadcasts are archived and continue to be publicly available.

To obtain additional information, submit comments or address the Toronto and East York Community Council meeting on October 10, 2019, please contact the Toronto and East York Community Council no later than 4:30 p.m. on October 9, 2019.

Licensing By-law Updates

Topic

  • Licensing > Proposal to amend the Licensing Chapter of the Municipal Code

Notice Date

2019-09-30

It is proposed that the amendments be adopted at the City Council meeting to be held on October 29 and 30, 2019, or at a subsequent meeting. If adopted by City Council, the amendments to the City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 545, Licensing, will:

1.    Authorize the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, to have delegated authority to issue and amend screening criteria for licensing thresholds (currently in Appendix K, Business Licensing Thresholds) under Chapter 545, Licensing; and

2.    Authorize the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, to have delegated authority to issue interpretation bulletins with respect to Chapter 545, Licensing.

The proposed amendments are outlined in the report, titled "City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 545, Licensing By-law Updates." To view or obtain a copy of the report, visit the City's website.

At its meeting to be held in Committee Room 1, 2nd Floor, Toronto City Hall on Monday, October 7, 2019 at 9:30 a.m., or as soon as possible thereafter, the General Government and Licensing Committee of Toronto City Council will hear in person or by their counsel, agent, or solicitor, any person who wishes to speak to the matter.

The proposed amendments are subject to the decisions of the General Government and Licensing Committee and City Council. Consequently, the proposed amendments may be modified. Additional or other amendments to the above-noted By-laws, including amendments not contemplated or considered in the proposal by Municipal Licensing and Standards staff, may occur as a result of the decisions of the Committee and City Council.

To submit comments or make a presentation to the General Government and Licensing Committee on Monday, October 7, 2019, please contact the Committee no later than 12:00 p.m. on Friday, October 4, 2019:

General Government and Licensing Committee

Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West

10th Floor, West Tower, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 2N2

Telephone: 416-397-4592; Fax: 416-392-1879

E-mail: gglc@toronto.ca

To ask questions regarding the content of the report, please contact:

Fiona Chapman, Director, Business Licensing and Regulatory Services

Municipal Licensing and Standards

East York Civic Centre, 850 Coxwell Avenue

3rd Floor, Toronto, Ontario, M4C 5R1

Telephone: 416-392-3070; Fax: 416-392-3102

E-mail: Fiona.Chapman@toronto.ca

Any comments received after the Committee meeting will be forwarded to City Council.

While the staff report sets out proposed changes, the Committee and/or City Council may change these proposals and adopt additional or other amendments that differ from the recommendations set out in the report. The proposed amendments are subject to the decision of the Committee and the decision of City Council. 

If this matter is postponed at the Committee meeting or City Council meeting or considered at a subsequent Committee or City Council meeting, no additional notice will be provided other than the information on the subsequent Committee or City Council agenda. Please contact the above City officials if you require notice in these cases.

The General Government and Licensing Committee will make its final recommendations on Monday, October 7, 2019 which will be forwarded to City Council for its meeting on October 29 and 30, 2019.

Notice to People Writing or Making Presentations to the General Government and Licensing Committee: The City of Toronto Act, 2006 and the City of Toronto Municipal Code authorize the City of Toronto to collect any personal information in your communication or presentation to City Council or its Committees and Boards. The City collects this information to enable it to make informed decisions on the relevant issue(s). If you are submitting letters, faxes, e-mails, presentations, or other communications to the City, you should be aware that your name and the fact that you communicated with the City will become part of the public record and will appear on the City’s website. The City will also make your communication and any personal information in it - such as your postal address, telephone number, or e-mail address - available to the public, unless you expressly request the City to remove it.

Many Committee, Board, and Advisory Body meetings are broadcast live over the internet for the public to view. If you speak at the meeting you will appear in the video broadcast. Video broadcasts are archived and continue to be publicly available.

If you want to learn more about why and how the City collects your information, write to the City Clerk’s Office, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 2N2 or call 416-397-4592.

Proposed Business Licence for Vapour Product Retailers

Topic

  • Licensing > Proposal to amend the Licensing Chapter of the Municipal Code
  • Licensing > Proposal to change user fees and charges

Notice Date

2019-09-30

It is proposed that the amendments be adopted at the City Council meeting to be held on October 29 and 30, 2019, or at a subsequent meeting. If adopted by City Council, the amendments to the City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 545, Licensing, will:

1.    Authorize the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, to create a new business licence category for vapour product retailers and adopt a new licensing requirement for existing owners or operators of any store or shop where vapour products are sold.

Additional amendments to the City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 441, Fees and Charges, Appendix C - Schedule 12, Municipal Licensing and Standards, will:

1.    Add a $645.53 licence fee for vapour product retailers, adjusted annually based on the Consumer Price Index; and

2.    Add a $315.17 annual renewal fee for vapour product retailers, adjusted annually based on the Consumer Price Index.

The proposed amendments are outlined in the report, titled "Proposed Business Licence for Vapour Product Retailers." To view or obtain a copy of the report, visit the City's website.

At its meeting to be held in Committee Room 1, 2nd Floor, Toronto City Hall on Monday, October 7, 2019 at 9:30 a.m., or as soon as possible thereafter, the General Government and Licensing Committee of Toronto City Council will hear in person or by their counsel, agent, or solicitor, any person who wishes to speak to the matter.

The proposed amendments are subject to the decisions of the General Government and Licensing Committee and City Council. Consequently, the proposed amendments may be modified. Additional or other amendments to the above-noted By-laws, including amendments not contemplated or considered in the proposal by Municipal Licensing and Standards staff, may occur as a result of the decisions of the Committee and City Council.

To submit comments or make a presentation to the General Government and Licensing Committee on Monday, October 7, 2019, please contact the Committee no later than 12:00 p.m. on Friday, October 4, 2019:

General Government and Licensing Committee

Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West

10th Floor, West Tower, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 2N2

Telephone: 416-397-4592; Fax: 416-392-1879

E-mail: gglc@toronto.ca

To ask questions regarding the content of the report, please contact:

Fiona Chapman, Director, Business Licensing and Regulatory Services

Municipal Licensing and Standards

East York Civic Centre, 850 Coxwell Avenue

3rd Floor, Toronto, Ontario, M4C 5R1

Telephone: 416-392-3070; Fax: 416-392-3102

E-mail: Fiona.Chapman@toronto.ca

Any comments received after the Committee meeting will be forwarded to City Council.

While the staff report sets out proposed changes and fees, the Committee and/or City Council may change these proposals and adopt additional or other amendments that differ from the recommendations set out in the report, including fees that are higher or lower than the fees being proposed and/or new fees not contemplated in the staff report. The proposed amendments are subject to the decision of the Committee and the decision of City Council.

If this matter is postponed at the Committee meeting or City Council meeting or considered at a subsequent Committee or City Council meeting, no additional notice will be provided other than the information on the subsequent Committee or City Council agenda. Please contact the above City officials if you require notice in these cases.

The General Government and Licensing Committee will make its final recommendations on Monday, October 7, 2019 which will be forwarded to City Council for its meeting on October 29 and 30, 2019.

Notice to People Writing or Making Presentations to the General Government and Licensing Committee: The City of Toronto Act, 2006 and the City of Toronto Municipal Code authorize the City of Toronto to collect any personal information in your communication or presentation to City Council or its Committees and Boards. The City collects this information to enable it to make informed decisions on the relevant issue(s). If you are submitting letters, faxes, e-mails, presentations, or other communications to the City, you should be aware that your name and the fact that you communicated with the City will become part of the public record and will appear on the City’s website. The City will also make your communication and any personal information in it - such as your postal address, telephone number, or e-mail address - available to the public, unless you expressly request the City to remove it.

Many Committee, Board, and Advisory Body meetings are broadcast live over the internet for the public to view. If you speak at the meeting you will appear in the video broadcast. Video broadcasts are archived and continue to be publicly available.

If you want to learn more about why and how the City collects your information, write to the City Clerk’s Office, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 2N2 or call 416-397-4592.

City's Residential Retrofit Program

Topic

  • Financial > Special charges for City's Residential Retrofit Program

Notice Date

2019-09-27

Individual Bills for each of the benefitting properties listed below have been submitted for the meeting of City Council being held on October 2 and 3, 2019. Review Bill details (link to Bill index)

Each of these bills imposes a special charge on each of the corresponding benefitting properties as a result of the property having entered into a Property Owner Agreement with the City and having undertaken energy efficiency and/or water conservation works as local improvements under the Residential Retrofit Program authorized by Executive Committee Item EX33.22, as adopted by Council on July 16, 17, 18 and 19, 2013 and enacted in By-law 1105-2013 (July 19, 2013).

The benefitting properties are:

- 1053 Saint Clarens Avenue

- 16 Medaca Street

- 23 White Birch Road

- 36 Harris Avenue

- 106 Roseneath Gardens

- 156 Hollyberry Trail

- 170 Lappin Avenue

- 190 Lisgar Street

- 206 Albany Avenue

Declaration of Surplus Properties

Topic

  • Sale of City Property/Real Estate > Proposed sale of City property

Notice Date

2019-09-19

NOTICE is given that in accordance with the City’s real estate disposal by-law, on September 10, 2019, the public lane, located south of Queen Street extending westerly from Ontario Street and southerly to Richmond Street, Toronto, Ontario, legally described as PT TOWNLT 1 S/S Queen ST E, 1 N/S Duchess St PL Town of York Toronto; PT LT 4 S/S Queen St, 5 N/S Duchess St, 5 S/S Queen St, 6 N/S Duchess St PL 124 Toronto; City of Toronto, and PT LT 5 N/S Duchess ST PL 124 Toronto as in OR32902; City of Toronto; and shown as Part 1 on Sketch No. PS-2016-125, was declared surplus, conditional upon City Council approving the permanent closure of the said lane and subject to granting the required easements. The public lane has a total area of approximately 944.1 m2 ± (10,162 ft2 ±).The City proposes to invite an offer to purchase the subject lane from Richmond Residential Limited Management.

The following City official has information about the proposed disposition: Mrs. Irina Fofanova, Tel: 416-337-0806, Fax: 416-392-1880, Metro Hall, 55 John Street, 2nd floor, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3C6. Enquiries may be made of the said official until the October 3rd, 2019.

Declaration of Surplus Properties

Topic

  • Sale of City Property/Real Estate > Proposed sale of City property

Notice Date

2019-08-30

NOTICE is given that in accordance with the City’s real estate disposal by-law, on August 22, 2019, a City-owned parcel of stratified fee simple air space above a portion of Walton Street, located adjacent to, and on the southern edge of the northwest corner of 33 Gerrard Street West, Toronto, Ontario designated as Part 1 on Plan 66R-30808. The portion of property has a total area of approximately 6.18 m2 ± (66.41 ft2 ±).  The intended manner of disposal is to be by invitation of an offer to purchase from the adjacent property owner.

The following City official has information about the proposed disposition: Mr. Owen Bartley, Tel: 416-338-1297, Fax: 416-392-1880, Metro Hall, 55 John Street, 2nd floor, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3C6. Enquiries may be made of the said official until the 13th day of September, 2019.

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