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The City gives notice to the public on a variety of different matters, such as fees and charges, heritage designations, renaming of roads, and sale of property.

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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.

Notice Date

2019-09-11

It is proposed that the amendment be adopted at the City Council meeting to be held on October 2 and 3, 2019, or at a subsequent meeting. If adopted by City Council, the amendment to the City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 27, Council Procedures, will:

1. Amend City Council's previous delegation of authority to Executive Committee to hold hearings into development charge complaints by delegating the authority to conduct hearings on complaints under both section 20 of the Development Charges Act and Section 257.85 of the Education Act.

The proposed amendment is outlined in the report titled "Development Charges Complaints - Delegation of Hearing Authority under the Education Act and the Development Charges Act". 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 Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 9:30 a.m., or as soon as possible thereafter, the Executive Committee of Toronto City Council will hear in person or by his or her counsel, agent, or solicitor, any person who wishes to speak to the matter.

The proposed amendment is subject to the decisions of the Executive Committee and City Council. Consequently, the proposed amendment may be modified. Additional or other amendments to the above-noted By-law, including amendments not contemplated or considered in the proposal by the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, may occur as a result of the decisions of the Committee and City Council.

To submit comments or make a presentation to the Executive Committee on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, please contact the Committee no later than 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 17, 2019:

Executive Committee

Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West

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

Telephone: 416-392-4666; Fax: 416-392-1879

Email: exc@toronto.ca

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

Robert Hatton

Director, Strategic and Intergovernmental Initiatives, Corporate Finance

Phone: 416-392-9149

E-mail: Robert.hatton@toronto.ca

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

While the staff report sets out a proposed change, the Committee and/or City Council may change this proposal and adopt additional or other amendments that differ from the recommendation set out in the report. The proposed amendment is 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 Executive Committee will make its final recommendations on September 18, 2019 which will be forwarded to City Council for its meeting on October 2 and 3, 2019.

Notice to people writing or making presentations to the Executive 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.

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 ON, M5H 2N2 or call 416-392-4666.

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.

Licensing of Payday Loan Establishments

Topic

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

Notice Date

2019-08-27

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 545, Licensing, and Chapter 441, Fees and Charges.

It is proposed that the amendments be adopted at the City Council meeting to be held on October 2 and 3, 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.    Maintain the interim regulations for payday loan establishments introduced by City Council in 2018 and establish that the number of payday loan establishments per ward is capped at the total number operating with both a provincial and a municipal licence within the geographical area of each ward, as each ward exists as of January 1, 2019.

2.    Authorize the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, despite the cap on the total number of payday loan establishments permitted in each ward, to consider and decide the deletion of a location in one ward and its replacement with a location in another ward.

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 application fee for a payday loan establishment location change request, adjusted annually based on the Consumer Price Index.

The proposed amendments are outlined in the report, titled "Update on the City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 545, Licensing of Payday Loan Establishments." 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 Wednesday, September 4, 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 Wednesday, September 4, 2019, please contact the Committee no later than 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 3, 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:

Elizabeth Glibbery, Interim Director, Policy and Strategic Support

Municipal Licensing and Standards

Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West

16th Floor, West Tower, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 2N2

Telephone: 416-338-5576; Fax: 416-397-5463

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 General Government and Licensing Committee will make its final recommendations on September 4, 2019 which will be forwarded to City Council for its meeting on October 2 and 3, 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, City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 2N2 or call 416-397-4592.

Notice of Decision - 50 Eglinton Avenue West

Topic

  • Heritage > Decision on alteration to a heritage property

Notice Date

2019-08-26

Take notice that the Council of the City of Toronto on July 16, 2019, having considered an application to alter a structure designated under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act for 50 Eglinton Avenue West, decided among other things, to

1.  Approve the alterations to the heritage property at 50 Eglinton Avenue West in accordance with Section 33 of the Ontario Heritage Act, to allow for the construction of a 32-storey tower on the lands known municipally as 50-60 Eglinton Avenue West, with such alterations substantially in accordance with plans and drawings (update issued April 19, 2019) prepared by Turner Fleischer Architects and Hariri Pontarini Architects, and on file with the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services; and the Heritage Impact Assessment, prepared by ERA Architects Inc., issued February 27, 2019 (with Addendum issued April 12, 2019) and on file with the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, all subject to and in accordance with a Conservation Plan satisfactory to the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services and subject to the following additional conditions:

a. as a condition of the Section 37 Agreement as approved by the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, the owner shall:

1. enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement with the City for the property at 50  Eglinton Avenue West in accordance with the plans and drawings (update issued April 19, 2019) prepared by Turner Fleischer Architects and Hariri Pontarini Architects, and on file with the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, the Heritage Impact Assessment prepared by ERA Architects Inc. issued February 27, 2019 (with Addendum issued April 12, 2019) and in accordance with the Conservation Plan required in Part 6.a.2 below to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, including registration of such agreement to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor;

2. provide a detailed Conservation Plan, prepared by a qualified heritage consultant, that is consistent with the conservation strategy set out  in the Heritage Impact Assessment prepared by ERA Architects Inc. issued February 27, 2019 (with Addendum issued April 12, 2019) to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services; and 

3. enter into and register on the property at 50 Eglinton Avenue West one or more agreements with the City pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor, the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning 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;

b. prior to final Site Plan approval for the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment by City Council for the property located at 50-60 Eglinton Avenue West, the owner shall:

1. provide final site plan drawings substantially in accordance with the approved Conservation Plan required in Part 6.a.2. above to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services;

2. have obtained final approval for the necessary Zoning By-law Amendment required for the subject property, such Amendment to have come into full force and effect;

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

4. submit a Signage Plan to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services; and 

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

c. prior to the issuance of any permit for all or any part of the property 50-60 Eglinton Avenue 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 buildings as are acceptable to the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, the owner shall:

1. provide building permit drawings, including notes and specifications for the conservation and protective measures keyed to the approved Conservation Plan required in Part 6.a.2. above, including a description of materials and finishes, to be prepared by the project architect and a qualified heritage consultant to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services; and

2. 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, and approved Interpretation Plan; and

d. prior to the release of the Letter of Credit required in Part 6.c.2 above, the owner shall:

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

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

2. City Council authorize the entering into of a Heritage Easement Agreement under Section 37 of the Ontario Heritage Act with the owner of the property at 50 Eglinton Avenue West in a form and content satisfactory to the City Solicitor and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

3. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce the necessary Bill in Council authorizing the entering into of a Heritage Easement Agreement for the property at 50 Eglinton Avenue West.

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 Francine Adamo, Administrator, North York Community Council, North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge Street, Ground floor, Toronto, Ontario, M2N 5V7, by 4.30 p.m. on or before September 25, 2019.

Notice of Intention to Designate - 50 Eglinton Avenue West

Topic

  • Heritage > Intention to designate a heritage property

Notice Date

2019-08-26

Take notice that Toronto City Council intends to designate the lands and buildings known municipally as 50 Eglinton Avenue West under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.

Reasons for Designation

The property at 50 Eglinton Avenue West is worthy of inclusion on the City of Toronto’s Heritage Register and designation under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act for its cultural heritage value.  It 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 50 Eglinton Avenue West is located on the northwest corner of Duplex Avenue, west of Yonge Street in the Yonge-Eglinton neighbourhood and the historic community of North Toronto.  It contains the building known historically as the Eglinton Substation, which was constructed in 1922 by the Toronto Hydro-Electric System to provide power for the extension of the electric street railway, the existing radial railway on Yonge Street, and the Eglinton Carhouse (1922, and no longer extant) at the southwest corner of Yonge and Eglinton.

In 2017, the property at 50 Eglinton Avenue West was identified for its potential cultural heritage value in the Midtown in Focus: Cultural Heritage Resource Assessment (CHER).

Statement of Cultural Heritage Value

The property at 50 Eglinton Avenue West has design value as a well-crafted example of Edwardian Classicism applied to a hydro substation from the interwar period that was custom-designed for the Toronto Hydro-Electric System.  As the most popular style of architecture for most building types in the early decades of the 20th century, Eglinton Substation exemplifies the style in the somber brick cladding with the stone detailing on the door and window surrounds, coping and cornice, with the latter incorporating a name band reading “Toronto Hydro-Electric System” on the principal (south) elevation.

The associative value of the Eglinton Substation is through its links to the beginnings of the Toronto Hydro-Electric System (THES), which began operations in 1911 as a public company designed to deliver electric power from Niagara Falls in the expanding city, a role previously undertaken by private enterprises.  As a new entity, the THES employed in-house design staff, principally A. E. Salisbury who first updated existing substations across the city before presenting a template for new buildings that shared a similar classically-inspired design aesthetic, with the Eglinton Substation amongst the earliest examples.  The building was the first substation opened by the Toronto Hydro-Electric System in North Toronto and powered the expanded electric street railway, the existing radial railway and the new Eglinton Carhouse under the direction of the recently founded Toronto Transportation Commission (forerunner to today’s Toronto Transit Commission or TTC). The Eglinton Substation pre-dated the Glengrove Substation (1930) on Yonge Street, north of Eglinton Avenue, another institutional landmark in North Toronto that is recognized on the City’s Heritage Register.

Contextually, the Eglinton Substation anchors the northwest corner of Eglinton and Duplex avenues, one block west of Yonge Street where it is a highly visible feature with its location, vintage and appearance.  It stands as an institutional landmark in North Toronto.

Heritage Attributes

The heritage attributes of the Eglinton Substation at 50 Eglinton Avenue West are:

-   The placement, setback and orientation of the building on the northwest corner of Duplex Avenue

-   The scale, form and massing of the building, which rises two extended stories on the sloped site with the raised base that is higher at the south end and has stone band courses and flat-headed window openings on the south, east and north elevations

-   The materials, with the red brick cladding and the brick, stone and wood detailing

-   The flat roofline with the stone coping and stone cornice that extends from the south elevation to the west and north elevations and incorporates a name band reading “Toronto Hydro-Electric System” on the south end

-   The principal (south) elevation, which is symmetrically organized into three bays with the central entrance in the first (ground) floor that is flanked and surmounted by flat-headed openings with stone surrounds and multi-paned windows

-   The main (south) entrance, where the pair of wood doors with glazing is placed in the classically-detailed surround with the entablature, mouldings and brackets

-   The east side elevation facing Duplex Avenue and the rear (north) elevation (the latter is viewed from Duplex Avenue), which continue the pattern of symmetrically-placed flat-headed window openings with stone surrounds

The west elevation is concealed by the adjoining building at 60 Eglinton Avenue West.

Notice of an objection to the proposed designations may be served on the City Clerk, Attention:  Francine Adamo, Administrator, North York Community Council, North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge Street, Ground floor, Toronto, Ontario, M2N 5V7, within thirty days of August 26, 2019, which is September 25, 2019. The notice of objection must set out the reason(s) for the objection, and all relevant facts.

 

 

 

Notice of Passing - 395-405 Huron Street

Topic

  • Heritage > Designation of a heritage property

Notice Date

2019-08-26

Take notice that the Council of the City of Toronto has passed By-law 1156-2019 to designate 395-405 Huron Street (University-Rosedale, Ward 11) as being of cultural heritage value or interest.

Notice of Passing - 440 Unwin Avenue

Topic

  • Heritage > Designation of a heritage property

Notice Date

2019-08-26

Take notice that the Council of the City of Toronto has passed By-law 1144-2019 to designate 440 Unwin Avenue (Toronto Danforth, Ward 14) as being of cultural heritage value or interest.

Notice of Passing - 58 Atlantic Avenue

Topic

  • Heritage > Designation of a heritage property

Notice Date

2019-08-26

Take notice that the Council of the City of Toronto has passed By-law 1147-2019 to designate 58 Atlantic Avenue (Spadina-Fort York, Ward 10) as being of cultural heritage value or interest.

Notice of Passing – 80 bpNichol Lane

Topic

  • Heritage > Designation of a heritage property

Notice Date

2019-08-22

Take notice that the Council of the City of Toronto has passed By-law 1141-2019 to designate 80 bpNichol Lane (University-Rosedale, Ward 11) as being of cultural heritage value or interest.

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