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Notice of Decision - 206 Russell Hill Road

Topic

  • Heritage > Decision on demolition or removal of structure

Notice Date

2019-11-13

Take notice that the Council of the City of Toronto on October 29 and 30, 2019, having considered an application to demolish a structure designated under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act for 206 Russell Hill Road decided, among other things, to

  1.  Refuse the issuance of a demolition permit for the heritage property at 206 Russell Hill Road, in accordance with Section 34 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 December 13, 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 - 145 Portland Street

Topic

  • Heritage > Intention to designate a heritage property

Notice Date

2019-11-13

Take notice that Toronto City Council stated its intention to designate the lands and buildings known municipally as 145 Portland Street under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.

Reasons for Designation

The property at 145 Portland 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 145 Portland Street is located in the proposed King-Spadina Heritage Conservation District (HCD), and is identified as a contributing property in the King-Spadina HCD Plan (2017) for the proposed District.

Located on the east side of the street between Adelaide and Richmond streets, the property at 145 Portland Street comprises the northern anchor of a row of two pairs of 2½-storey house-form buildings that date to 1881 in the King Spadina HCD Plan (2017).

Statement of Significance

The property at 145 Portland Street has cultural heritage value for its design as a residential building with Gothic Revival styling associated with the first wave of development in the King-Spadina neighbourhood in the 19th century. As part of a row of four house-form buildings, the property at 145 Portland Street represents a key building typology in King-Spadina, which originated in the 1800s as a residential and institutional enclave where the side streets and many of the main streets were lined with detached, semi-detached and row houses.  The subject property survived the replacement of much of the residential building stock during the second phase of development of the community in the 20th century when King-Spadina became Toronto’s industrial centre. The building at 145 Portland Street is distinguished by its late Victorian design with Gothic Revival styling, particularly the centrally-placed gable with its decorative wood bargeboard.

The property at 145 Portland Street is valued for its association with the local builder/speculator, Francis Phillips, who built the subject property along with the heritage properties directly to the south at 139, 141 and 143 Portland Street.

Contextually, the house-form building at 145 Portland Street is valued for its role in defining, supporting and maintaining the historical character of the King-Spadina neighbourhood, reflecting its evolution from a 19th-century residential and institutional enclave and Toronto’s manufacturing centre in the 20th century, to its current status as a mixed-use community. The house at 145 Portland Street is historically, visually and physically linked to its setting in the King-Spadina neighbourhood where it is among the small group of surviving late-19th century residential buildings, including the adjacent examples at 139, 139-143 Portland Street and 124-130 Portland on the west side of the street, all of which are also included on the City's Heritage Register.

Heritage Attributes

The heritage attributes of the building at 145 Portland Street are:

   -         The setback, placement and orientation of the building on the east side of the street between Adelaide and Portland streets

   -         The scale, form and massing of the 2½-storey rectangular shaped plan

   -         The cross-gable roof covering the building, where a central gable is shared on the west slope with the attached property to the south, containing brackets and decorative wood bargeboard

   -        The materials, with the red brick cladding (currently painted), the contrasting buff brick detailing for the string course beneath the west rooflines and on the window openings, and the stone and wood trim

   -         The principal (west) elevation, which is designed as a mirror image of the attached property to the south, with the main entrances placed side-by-side in segmental-arched surrounds with transoms (the open porch is not original)

   -         On the west elevation, the single-storey bay window with the segmental-arched openings and the roof, the segmental-arched window openings in the second storey, the single round-arched attic opening under the central cross-gable, and the brick segmental arches and stone sills

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 this notice which is December 13, 2019. The notice of objection must set out the reason(s) for the objection, and all relevant facts.

Notice of Intention to Designate - 96 Spadina Avenue, 379 and 383 Adelaide Street West

Topic

  • Heritage > Intention to designate a heritage property

Notice Date

2019-11-13

Take notice that Toronto City Council stated its intention to designate the lands and buildings known municipally as 96 Spadina Avenue, 379 and 383 Adelaide Street West under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.

96 Spadina Avenue

Reasons for Designation

Darling Building

The property at 96 Spadina Avenue (including the entrance addresses at 100 and104 Spadina) 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 96 Spadina Avenue is located on the southwest corner of Adelaide Street West in the King-Spadina neighbourhood and contains an 8-storey warehouse that was constructed in 1907 according to the designs of Toronto architects Gordon and Helliwell.  Andrew Darling commissioned the Darling Building for his women’s apparel company and offered the remaining space to tenants identified with the printing, lithography and clothing trades, as well as the supply warehouse for the Tamblyn’s drugstore chain.  Following Darling’s untimely death in 1910, his executors retained the property and subsequent occupants included the Robert Darling and Company’s woollens business.

The property at 96 Spadina Avenue was included on the City of Toronto Inventory of Heritage Properties (now known as the Heritage Register) in 2005.  Council designated the King-Spadina Heritage Conservation District (HCD) under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act by By-law 1111-2017, which was amended by By-law 1241-2017.  The King-Spadina HCD Plan (2016) identifies 96 Spadina Avenue as a contributing heritage property.  In 2019, the HCD was under appeal. 

Statement of Cultural Heritage Value

The property at 96 Spadina Avenue has design value as a well-crafted early-20th century warehouse in the King-Spadina neighbourhood.  The design of the Darling Building is particularly distinguished as an early example in Toronto of the Kahn system for reinforced concrete construction and stands out with its exposed concrete cladding and the Gothic-inspired crenellations on two corners of the roof.

The cultural heritage value of 96 Spadina Avenue is also through its role in the development and evolution of the King-Spadina neighbourhood in the early 1900s when the area changed from an institutional and residential enclave to Toronto’s new industrial centre following the Great Fire of 1904.  During the first half of the 20th century, the Darling Building contributed to Toronto's economic prosperity as part of the new collection of warehouses in the manufacturing district, replacing earlier residential and commercial buildings at the southwest corner of Spadina and Adelaide.

The Darling Building is also valued for its historical association with the Toronto architects Gordon and Helliwell.  In a partnership that began in 1879 and lasted for five decades, Henry Bauld Gordon and Grant Helliwell completed projects for a variety of building types, but with a particular focus on churches and buildings sponsored by religious organizations (including YMCAs and the Upper Canada Bible and Tract Society) that reflected Gordon’s participation in missions in China and Korea.  The Darling Building was the firm’s first documented commission in King-Spadina.

Contextually, the value of the property at 96 Spadina Avenue is through its support for the historical character of the King-Spadina neighbourhood where it contributes to the important collection of former warehouses and factories that changed the area from its origins as an institutional and residential enclave to Toronto’s manufacturing sector after the Great Fire of 1904.  The Darling Building is historically, visually and physically linked to its setting anchoring the southwest corner of Spadina Avenue and Adelaide Street West where it is adjoined to the south and west by warehouses (1905 and 1912) associated with the W. J. Gage Publishing Company, while the landmark Tower Building (1927) and Balfour Building (1930) were recognized on the City's Heritage Register in the 1980s and mark two other corners of this important intersection in King-Spadina.  With the neighbouring warehouse and commercial building at 379 and 383 Adelaide Street West, the Darling Building forms a trio of recognized heritage buildings that reflect the evolution of King-Spadina.

Heritage Attributes

   -         The heritage attributes of the Darling Building at 96 Spadina Avenue are:

   -         The placement, setback and orientation of the building on the southwest corner of Spadina Avenue and Adelaide Street West

   -         The scale, form and massing of the eight-storey building above the raised base with the flat-headed openings

   -         The materials, with the concrete construction, cladding and detailing

   -         The flat roofline with the concrete crenellations and banding at the northeast and southeast corners

   -         The east and north elevations facing Spadina Avenue and Adelaide Street West, respectively, which are organized into five bays by piers that are banded in the base and the first (ground) floor

   -         The flat-headed openings on the east and north elevations, which are wider in the centre three bays (the original entrance on the east elevation was relocated from the southernmost bay)

   -         The west side and rear (south) elevations, which are viewed from Adelaide Street West and Spadina Avenue, respectively, and feature symmetrically placed flat-headed openings that are separated by regularly spaced bays

The fire escapes on the north elevation are not identified as heritage attributes.

379 Adelaide Street West

Reasons for Designation

Gage Building

The property at 379 Adelaide Street West 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 379 Adelaide Street West is located on the south side of the street, west of Spadina Avenue in the King-Spadina neighbourhood and contains a five-storey warehouse that was constructed in 1912 according to the designs of the Toronto architectural firm of Burke, Horwood and White.  William J. Gage, founder of W. J. Gage and Company, commissioned the subject building for his subsidiary, the Educational Book Company.  The site was chosen for its proximity to Gage's earlier warehouse (1905) at 82 Spadina Avenue, directly south of Adelaide, with the two properties adjoined at the rear where the buildings were linked.

The property at 379 Adelaide Street West was included on the City of Toronto Inventory of Heritage Properties (now known as the Heritage Register) in 2005.  Council designated the King-Spadina Heritage Conservation District (HCD) under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act by By-law 1111-2017, which was amended by By-law 1241-2017.  The King-Spadina HCD Plan (2016) identifies 379 Adelaide Street West as a contributing heritage property.  In 2019, the HCD was under appeal. 

Statement of Cultural Heritage Value

The property at 379 Adelaide Street West has design value as a well-crafted early-20th century warehouse in the King-Spadina neighbourhood, which is distinguished by the classical organization of the principal (north) elevation with the decorative terra cotta detailing and the segmental-arched pediments that reflect the popular Edwardian Classical styling of the era.

The cultural heritage value of the property at 379 Adelaide Street West is also through its role in the development and evolution of the King-Spadina neighbourhood in the early 1900s when the area changed from an institutional and residential enclave to Toronto’s new industrial centre following the Great Fire of 1904.  During the first half of the 20th century, the Gage Building contributed to Toronto's economic prosperity as part of the new collection of warehouses in the manufacturing district, replacing earlier house form buildings on Adelaide Street West.

The associative value of the property at 379 Adelaide Street West is also through its connection to businessman and philanthropist, Sir William J. Gage, who commissioned the building.  Founder of the W. J. Gage and Company that was noted for its publication of school textbooks and other educational supplies, Gage was a noted benefactor who received a knighthood in 1918 for his roles in fighting tuberculosis as a co-founder of the National Sanitarium Association and the financier of hospitals and other treatment facilities.  Gage was also recognized as the founder of the Ina Grafton Homes Corporation, with the original mandate to accommodate widows and orphans after World War I.  In 1938, the federal government commemorated Sir William J. Gage as a National Historic Person.

The Gage Building is associated with the Toronto architectural partnership of Burke, Horwood and White, which designed many landmark buildings in the city. The firm was headed by Edmund Burke, who had trained and then worked with his uncle, the celebrated Toronto architect, Henry Langley.  After becoming a solo practitioner in 1892, Burke accepted the important commission for the Robert Simpson Department Store, noted as the first Chicago-style building in Canada, which was destroyed by fire immediately following its completion.  In 1894, Burke's former apprentice, J. C. B. Horwood, returned from New York City to join the practice, which began with the firm's reconstruction of Simpson's complex.  The addition in 1907 of Murray White, another former student who had gained further experience in Chicago, was reflected in projects for the Pilkington Glass Company (the recognized heritage complex on Mercer Street) and the subject building.

Contextually, the value of the property at 379 Adelaide Street West is through its support for the historical character of the King-Spadina neighbourhood where it contributes to the important collection of former warehouses and factories that changed the area from its origins as an institutional and residential enclave to Toronto’s manufacturing sector after the Great Fire of 1904.  The Gage Building is historically, visually and physically linked to its setting on Adelaide Street West near Spadina Avenue where it is adjoined to the southwest by the W. J. Gage Building (1905) at 82 Spadina (to which it is also historically related), the Darling Building (1907) to the east at 96 Spadina and the Lorne Building (1945) to the west at 383 Adelaide.  The Gage Building is part of the group of recognized heritage buildings that anchors the southwest corner of Spadina and Adelaide.

Heritage Attributes

   -         The heritage attributes of the Gage Building at 379 Adelaide Street West are:

   -         The placement, setback and orientation of the building on the south side of Adelaide Street West, west of Spadina Avenue

   -         The scale, form and massing of the building with the five-storey rectangular-shaped plan, which has basement window openings on the principal (north) elevation 

   -         The materials, with the red brick cladding on the principal (north) elevation and on the north ends of the east and west side elevations, and the brown brick cladding on the remainder of the side elevations

   -         The brick, stone and terra cotta trim, including the window detailing

   -         The flat roofline with the brick parapet and the terra cotta coping on the north elevation, which extends to the north ends of the east and west side elevations

   -         The segmental-arched pediments at the east and west ends of the north elevation and the single segmental-arched pediment at the north end of the east side elevation

Principal elevation (north):

   -         The organization of the north elevation into six bays

   -         The first (ground) floor with the stone base course, the entrances in the outer bays that are set in flat-headed stone surrounds, the small flat-headed window opening above each entrance with the lintel and sill, the four basement window openings between the entrances with the lintels and sills, the four segmental-arched window openings above the basement windows with the flat arches and sills, the lozenge-shaped motifs and the brick banding between the basement and first-floor openings, and the cornice separating the first floor from the stories above

   -         In the second through the fifth stories, the outer bays that project as frontispieces under the segmental-arched pediments and contain a single window opening in each storey, which are flat-headed with flat arches and sills in the second through the fourth stories, and segmental-arched with hood moulds and sills in the upper (fifth) storey

   -         The centre four bays in the second through the fifth stories, which are organized by brick piers with terra cotta caps connected by a terra cotta string course, and contain flat-headed window openings with lintels and sills

Side elevations (east and west):

   -         The east side elevation, where the first bay at the north end continues the red brick cladding, brick, stone and terra cotta trim, and the shape and detailing of the fenestration from the north elevation, and the remainder of the wall with the brown brick cladding and the symmetrically placed flat-headed openings with the stone lintels and sills

   -         On the west side elevation, the first bay at the north end, which is clad in red brick and has no openings, and the remainder of the wall with the brown brick cladding and the symmetrically placed flat-headed openings with the stone lintels and sills

Note: the rear (south) elevation and the link to the neighbouring building at 82 Spadina Avenue are not identified as heritage attributes.

383 Adelaide Street West

Reasons for Designation

Lorne Building

The property at 383 Adelaide Street West (including the entrance address at 385 Adelaide) 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 383 Adelaide Street West is located on the south side of the street, west of Spadina Avenue in the King-Spadina neighbourhood and contains a two-storey commercial building that was completed in 1945 according to the designs of Toronto architect Benjamin Swartz.  Known historically as the Lorne Building, it was originally owned by Samuel Hollinger, founder of Empire Textiles, who had previously commissioned the neighbouring Hollinger Building (1941) at 350 Adelaide Street West.

The property at 383 Adelaide Street West was included on the City of Toronto Inventory of Heritage Properties (now known as the Heritage Register) in 2017.  Council designated the King-Spadina Heritage Conservation District (HCD) under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act by By-law 1111-2017, which was amended by By-law 1241-2017.  The King-Spadina HCD Plan (2016) identifies 383 Adelaide Street West as a contributing heritage property.  In 2019, the HCD was under appeal. 

Statement of Cultural Heritage Value

The Lorne Building has design value as a well-crafted commercial building in the King-Spadina neighbourhood, which is distinguished by its Art Moderne styling, particularly its diminutive scale, restrained brick and stone detailing, and distinctive signage.  It complements in style and vintage the neighbouring Hollinger Building at 350 Adelaide Street West.

The cultural heritage value of the property at 383 Adelaide Street West is also through its role in the development and evolution of the King-Spadina neighbourhood in the early 1900s when the area changed from an institutional and residential enclave to Toronto’s new industrial centre following the Great Fire of 1904.  With its location in the manufacturing district that contributed to Toronto's economic prosperity, the Lorne Building was part of the ongoing development of King-Spadina during the interwar and World War II eras when properties with remaining late-19th century housing stock were redeveloped with modest commercial buildings adjoining the earlier large-scale warehouses.

The Lorne Building is also valued for its historical association with Toronto architect Benjamin Swartz, who is best known as the designer of several landmark buildings associated with the Jewish community, among them the Kiever Synagogue (also known as the First Russian Synagogue) in Kensington Market in 1927, followed by the first Mount Sinai Hospital (for which he modified an existing Yorkville building that survives in altered form).  Beginning in the 1930s, Swartz's design aesthetic turned to the Art Moderne, as exemplified by the Pylon Theatre on College Street and the Hollinger and Lorne Buildings on Adelaide Street West.

Contextually, the value of the property at 383 Adelaide Street West is through its support for the historical character of the King-Spadina neighbourhood as it continued to evolve during the interwar and World War II eras when smaller commercial buildings were introduced, with most accommodating the garment trade that maintained its presence in the area.  The Lorne Building is historically, visually and physically linked to its setting on Adelaide Street West near Spadina Avenue where it is the westernmost of a trio of recognized heritage buildings, with the Darling Building (1907) at the southwest corner of the intersection and the neighbouring Gage Building (1912) at 379 Adelaide Street West.

Heritage Attributes

   -         The heritage attributes of the Lorne Building at 383 Adelaide Street West are:

   -         The placement, setback and orientation of the building on the south side of Adelaide Street West, west of Spadina Avenue

   -         The scale, form and massing of the building with the two-storey rectangular-shaped plan

   -         The materials, with the buff brick cladding and the brick and stone detailing

   -         The flat roofline with the shaped parapet with the stone coping at the north end and, beneath, the vintage sign reading "Lorne Building"

   -         The principal (north) elevation, with the incised stone lintel and piers in the first (ground) floor (where the openings have been altered)

   -         On the north elevation, the contrasting brick  and stone band courses in the second storey where the pair of flat-headed window openings have stone sills

   -         Viewed from Adelaide Street, the east and west side elevations with the flat-headed window openings (the first-storey windows on the west side elevation are concealed by the neighbouring building)

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 notice which is December 13, 2019. The notice of objection must set out the reason(s) for the objection, and all relevant facts.

City's Residential Retrofit Program

Topic

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

Notice Date

2019-11-13

A By-law for the benefitting property listed below has been enacted for the meeting of City Council held on October 29 and 30, 2019. Review By-law details.

Each By-law imposes a special charge on the benefitting property 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 property is:

   -         190 Lisgar Street

Amendments to Chapter 354, Apartment Buildings (RentSafeTO) and Amendments to Chapter 441, Fees and Charges

Topic

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

Notice Date

2019-11-05

It is proposed that the amendments be adopted at the City Council meeting to be held on November 26 and 27, 2019, or at a subsequent meeting. If adopted by City Council, the amendments to the City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 354, Apartment Buildings, will:

1.    Require landlords to display a copy of the building evaluation result document, received by the City following their last evaluation, on the tenant notification board, and provide copies to any persons who request it.

2.    Require landlords to post information on the RentSafeTO program, including contact information for 311, on the tenant notification board.

3.    Require landlords to post information related to any violations of the Ontario Fire Code, as identified by Toronto Fire, on the tenant notification board.

4.    Require landlords to provide information directly to tenants on the RentSafeTO program annually and on signing of a lease agreement.

5.    Amend the requirement that landlords post information on the tenant notification board about air conditioned spaces in the building to include information about other places on the property that offer relief from uncomfortably warm indoor temperatures, including a cooling room or shaded area.

6.    Amend the requirement that landlords post pest management information on the tenant notification board to also include:

a.    certificate or other documentation provided by a licensed pest control operator upon completion of pest control services when services are received;

b.    schedule of pest control services, including anticipated treatment and preventative activities;

c.    service standards for pest control services, including timelines that tenants can expect for scheduling treatment when a landlord is made aware of the presence of pests; and,

d.    information on any pesticide or other product used by a licensed pest control operator during pest control activity.

Additional amendments to the City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 441, Fees and Charges, Municipal Licensing and Standards will:

1.    City Council amend the City of Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 441, Fees and Charges, by adding a variable fee (see Table 1) for recovery of costs associated with the provision of Emergency Social Services, including direct aid such as lodging, administrative expenses and ancillary costs in instances when:

a.    A substantial portion of a building becomes uninhabitable, as determined by the appropriate regulatory authority or authorities, because of vital services disruptions, fire, flood or other occurrence; 

b.    the building is three or more stories, with 10 or more units (as per the RentSafeTO registration requirements); and

c.    the landlord does not provide re-housing for tenants.

Table 1: Chapter 441, Fees and Charges, Schedule 12, New Cost Recovery Fee for Emergency Social Services in Apartment Buildings

Ref. No. Service Fee Description Category Fee Basis Fee Annual Adjustment
New Private Properties Cost recovery related to the provision of Emergency Social Services in Apartment Buildings Full Cost Recovery Actual Cost to provide Emergency Social Services Variable No

2.    City Council direct that the variable fee be waived for social housing providers. Social housing providers are:

a.    Toronto Community Housing Corporation.

b.    A non-profit provider of assisted or social housing under a program administered by the City of Toronto.

c.    A dedicated supportive housing provider funded by the Province of Ontario.

The proposed amendments are outlined in the report titled "Amendments to Chapter 354, Apartment Buildings, and Progress Update on RentSafeTO". 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, November 13, 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 his or her 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 November 13, 2019, please contact the Committee no later than 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 12, 2019:

Planning and Housing Committee

Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West

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

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

Email: phc@toronto.ca

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

Ginny Adey, Director, Policy and Strategic Support

Municipal Licensing and Standards

Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West

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

Telephone: 416-338-5576;

Email: Ginny.Adey@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 November 13, 2019 which will be forwarded to City Council for its meeting November 26 and 27, 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.

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 by calling 416-397-4592.

Notice of Intention to Designate - 39 Commissioners Street

Topic

  • Heritage > Intention to designate a heritage property

Notice Date

2019-10-31

Take notice that Toronto City Council stated its intention to designate the lands and buildings known municipally as 39 Commissioners Street under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.

Reasons for Designation

Fire Hall No. 30 (Ashbridge's Bay Fire Hall)

The property at 39 Commissioners 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 south side of the street opposite the entrance to Munition Street, the property at 39 Commissioners Street contains the building completed in 1922 as Fire Hall No. 30, which was also known as the Ashbridge’s Bay Fire Hall.  It was part of a collection of fire halls either custom-designed or expanded during that decade in reaction to the continued growth of the city, including the newly developed industrial area at the east end of Toronto's central waterfront.  Officially opened in 1929, Fire Hall No 30 served the Port Industrial District (today's Port Lands) until 1980 and was used afterward as offices for the Firefighters’ Union.  The property was listed on the City of Toronto Inventory of Heritage Properties (now the Heritage Register) in 2003.

Statement of Cultural Heritage Value

The property at 39 Commissioners Street has cultural heritage value for the design of Fire Hall No. 30, which was among the purpose-built fire stations constructed by the City of Toronto in the 1920s that was set apart from others of this period by the modest scale, hipped roof and Edwardian Classical styling.  Its fire hall typology is identified by the oversized opening originally designed for mechanized fire engines and the placement of the entrance on the side elevation (west) where the hose drying tower shown in drawings and illustrations was excluded from the final design. 

Fire Hall No. 30 is associated with the Department of the City Architect, which was responsible for the design of most city-owned buildings, including those commissioned by Toronto's fire department.  In the early 1920s when the subject building was designed, G. W. Price held the position of City Architect, overseeing the completion of the Coliseum at Exhibition Place and five purpose-built fire stations, including Fire Hall No. 30.

Fire Hall No. 30 is also linked to the historical development of the Port Industrial District (today's Port Lands), which was created in the 1920s following the introduction of plans by the Toronto Harbour Commissioners to reorganize Toronto’s waterfront according to commercial, recreational and industrial uses.  A key component of the municipal servicing for the area was the protection provided by a permanent fire hall.

Contextually, Fire Hall No. 30 is historically, visually and physically linked to its setting on Commissioners Street, east of Cherry Street, where it was placed to terminate the vista looking south on Munition Street.  It is part of the group of institutional buildings near the intersection of Cherry and Commissioners streets, including the former bank branch (1920) and hydro substation (1928) from the same era as Fire Hall No. 30.

Heritage Attributes

The heritage attributes of the Ashbridge’s Bay Fire Hall on the property at 39 Commissioners Street are:

   -         The placement, setback and orientation of the building on the south side of Commissioners Street opposite the entrance to Munition Street

   -         The scale, form and massing of the two-storey plan

   -         Covering the building, the steeply-pitched hipped roof with the brick chimney

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

   -         The principal (north) elevation, where the left (east) bay extends as a frontispiece and contains an oversized opening in the first storey that was originally designed for fire equipment (the opening has been bricked in)

   -         On the remainder of the north elevation, the flat-headed window openings with the brick flat arches and the stone keystones and sills

   -         The side elevations (east and west), which continue the cladding, fenestration and detailing from the north elevation

   -         The main entrance, which is placed on the west side elevation in a flat-headed surround

   -         On the north, east and west elevations, the stone detailing that is applied for the band courses at the base and beneath the roofline, the cornice dividing the first and second stories, the keystones on the door and window openings, the pediment above the equipment opening (north), and the window sills

   -         The rear (south) elevation and wings

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 this notice, which is November 30, 2019. The notice of objection must set out the reason(s) for the objection, and all relevant facts.

Notice of Intention to Designate - 139, 141 and 143 Portland Street

Topic

  • Heritage > Intention to designate a heritage property

Notice Date

2019-10-31

Take notice that Toronto City Council stated its intention to designate the lands and buildings known municipally as 139, 141 and 143 Portland Street under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.

Reasons for Designation

The properties at 139, 141 and 143 Portland Street are worthy of 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

The properties at 139, 141 and 143 Portland Street are located in the proposed King-Spadina Heritage Conservation District (HCD), and are identified as contributing properties in the King-Spadina HCD Plan (2017).

Located on the east side of the street between Adelaide and Richmond streets, the properties at 139, 141 and 143 Portland Street contain a row of two pairs of 2½-storey house form buildings that date to 1881 in the King Spadina HCD Plan (2017). All of the subject properties are also listed on the City of Toronto's Heritage Register (2017).

Statement of Significance

The properties at 139, 141 and 143 Portland Street have cultural heritage value for their design as residential buildings with Gothic Revival styling associated with the first wave of development in the King-Spadina neighbourhood in the 19th century. These row houses represent a key building typology in King-Spadina, which originated in the 1800s as a residential and institutional enclave where the side streets and many of the main streets were lined with detached, semi-detached and row houses. The subject properties survived the replacement of much of the residential building stock during the second phase of development of the community in the 20th century when King-Spadina became Toronto’s industrial centre. The buildings at 139, 141 and 143 Portland Street are distinguished by their late Victorian designs with Gothic Revival styling, particularly the centrally-placed gable on each pair with their decorative wood bargeboard.

The properties at 139, 141 and 143 Portland Street are valued for their association with the local builder/speculator, Francis Phillips, who built the subject properties along with the abutting heritage property directly to the north at 145 Portland Street.

Contextually, the properties at 139, 141 and 143 Portland Street are valued for the role of these residential buildings in defining, supporting and maintaining the historical character of the King-Spadina neighbourhood, reflecting its evolution from a 19th-century residential and institutional enclave and Toronto’s manufacturing centre in the 20th century, to its current status as a mixed-use community. The row houses at 139, 141 and 143 Portland Street are historically, visually and physically linked to their setting in the King-Spadina neighbourhood where they are among the small group of surviving late-19th century residential buildings, including the adjacent examples at 124-130 Portland, which are also included on the City's Heritage Register.

Heritage Attributes

The heritage attributes of the buildings at 139, 141 and 143 Portland Street are:

   -         The setback, placement and orientation of the buildings on the east side of the street between Adelaide and Richmond streets

   -         The scale, form and massing of the 2½-storey rectangular shaped plans

   -         The cross-gable roofs covering the buildings, where each pair has a central gable on the west slope with brackets and decorative wood bargeboard

   -         The materials, with the red brick cladding, the contrasting buff brick detailing for the string course beneath the west rooflines and on the window openings, and the stone and wood trim (the brickwork is currently painted, apart from the building at 139 Portland Street)

   -         The principal (west) elevations, which are designed as mirror images with the main entrances placed side-by-side in segmental-arched surrounds with transoms (the open porches on the buildings at 141 and 143 Portland are not original)

   -         On the west elevations, the single-storey bay windows with the segmental-arched openings and the roofs, the segmental-arched window openings in the second stories, the single round-arched attic opening under the cross-gable in each pair, and the brick segmental arches and stone sills

Note: The side (south) elevation at 139 Portland adjoins the neighbouring building. No heritage attributes are identified on the rear (east) 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 this notice which is November 30, 2019. The notice of objection must set out the reason(s) for the objection, and all relevant facts.

Declaration of Surplus Properties

Topic

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

Notice Date

2019-10-30

NOTICE is given that in accordance with the City’s real estate disposal by-law, on October 22, 2019, the green space located at 44 Marshlynn Avenue, being Part of Block A, Plan 2525 and Part of Block B, Plan M-849, and legally described as Parcel 17638 Section West York; Block B on Municipal Plan M849 North York, save and except Parts 1, 2, 3 and 4 on 66R-14428; and shown as Part 1 on Drawing No. 2811-6SK, was declared surplus. The green space has a total area of approximately 56 m2 ± (603 ft2 ±). The City proposes to invite an offer to purchase the subject land from the owner of 1780 Lawrence Avenue West by way of a land exchange that will result in a portion of land of equal size and utility being conveyed to the City.

The following City official has information about the proposed disposition: Mr. Avery Carr, Tel: 416-338-3250, 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 November 14th, 2019.

 

Notice Date

2019-10-30

To consider a proposal to name a public lane located north of Kingston Road, extending easterly from Lawlor Avenue as "George Duncan 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 November 5, 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 November 5, 2019, please contact the following City official no later than 4:30 p.m. on November 4, 2019.

Ms. Ellen Devlin

Administrator, Toronto and East York Community Council

City Clerk’s Office

Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West

2nd floor, West Tower

Toronto, Ontario M5H 2N2

Telephone: 416-392-7033; Fax: 416-397-0111

E-mail: teycc@toronto.ca

Notice Date

2019-10-30

To consider a proposal to name a public lane located east of Tecumseth Street, extending southerly from Richmond Street West as "Gershon Iskowitz 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 November 5, 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 November 5, 2019, please contact the following City official no later than 4:30 p.m. on November 4, 2019.

Ms. Ellen Devlin

Administrator, Toronto and East York Community Council

City Clerk’s Office

Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West

2nd floor, West Tower

Toronto, Ontario M5H 2N2

Telephone: 416-392-7033; Fax: 416-397-0111

E-mail: teycc@toronto.ca

Notice Date

2019-10-30

To consider a proposal to name a public lane located north of Queen Street East, extending between Parliament Street and Trefan Street as "Myer Willinsky 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 November 5, 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 November 5, 2019, please contact the following City official no later than 4:30 p.m. on November 4, 2019.

Ms. Ellen Devlin

Administrator, Toronto and East York Community Council

City Clerk’s Office

Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West

2nd floor, West Tower

Toronto, Ontario M5H 2N2

Telephone: 416-392-7033; Fax: 416-397-0111

E-mail: teycc@toronto.ca 

Notice Date

2019-10-30

To consider a proposal to rename a portion of the existing public highway "Coxwell Avenue" between Queen Street East and Lake Shore Boulevard East as “Lower Coxwell Avenue".                                                                                                                

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 November 5, 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 November 5, 2019, please contact the following City official no later than 4:30 p.m. on November 4, 2019.

Ms. Ellen Devlin

Administrator, Toronto and East York Community Council

City Clerk’s Office

Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West

2nd floor, West Tower

Toronto, Ontario M5H 2N2

Telephone: 416-392-7033; Fax: 416-397-0111

E-mail: teycc@toronto.ca

Notice Date

2019-10-30

To consider a proposal to name a public lane located east of Dawes Road, extending southerly from Donora Drive as "Creek Place".

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 November 5, 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 November 5, 2019, please contact the following City official no later than 4:30 p.m. on November 4, 2019.

Ms. Ellen Devlin

Administrator, Toronto and East York Community Council

City Clerk’s Office

Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West

2nd floor, West Tower

Toronto, Ontario M5H 2N2

Telephone: 416-392-7033; Fax: 416-397-0111

E-mail: teycc@toronto.ca

Notice of a Proposal to Pass a By-law to Reduce the Permit Parking Hours of Operation on Pelham Avenue

Topic

  • Transportation > Intention to reduce permit parking spaces or times

Notice Date

2019-10-30

Notice is hereby given that the Toronto and East York Community Council will consider a proposal to pass a by-law to reduce the permit parking hours of operation on Pelham Avenue, between Osler Street and Uxbridge Avenue from the current 12:01 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., 7 days a week to the new hours of 12:01 a.m. to 8:00 a.m., 7 days a week, on November 5th, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. or shortly afterwards, in Committee Room 1, Second Floor, City Hall, 100 Queen Street West.

Any objections regarding this proposal should be set out in writing and forwarded to the City Clerk, Attention: Ellen Devlin, Toronto and East York Community Council, City of Toronto, Secretariat Division, City Hall, 100 Queen Street W, 2nd floor west tower, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 2N2, or by E-mail: teycc@toronto.ca.

If you wish to make a presentation to the Community Council regarding this proposal, please phone 416-392-7033 or e-mail teycc@toronto.ca by 12 noon on November 4th, 2019, so that we include your name on the list of speakers. We limit presentations to no longer than five minutes.

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, City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON, M5H 2N2 or call 416-392-7033.

Written objections received by the required date will be scheduled for deputations at the next Toronto and East York Community Council meeting. If the Clerk receives no objections by the 4th day of November, 2019, the City will proceed with its proposed action.

Notice of Decision - 52 Boswell Avenue

Topic

  • Heritage > Decision on alteration to a heritage property

Notice Date

2019-10-29

Take notice that the Council of the City of Toronto on October 2 and 3, 2019, having considered an application to alter a structure designated under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act for 52 Boswell Avenue, decided among other things, to:

1. Approve the alterations to the heritage building at 52 Boswell Avenue, in accordance with Section 42 of the Ontario Heritage Act, with such alterations substantially in accordance with the plans prepared by Farrow Partners Inc., dated March 5, 2019 (Toronto Local Appeal Body drawings regarding roof terrace); June 6, 2019 (Preliminary Project Review application drawings) and July 4, 2019 (Landscape plan), and on file with the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, and subject to the following conditions:

a. Prior to the issuance of any heritage permit for the property at 52 Boswell Avenue, 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.

b. The landscape plan hereby approved shall be implemented within one year of the substantial completion of the development hereby approved or such longer period as is acceptable to the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services. Any trees removed, dying, being severely damaged or becoming diseased within two years of planting shall be replaced with trees of similar size and species to those originally required to be planted.

c. The car lift shall remain in its below-grade location at all times apart from when in use for moving a vehicle to the below grade garage and when needed above ground for maintenance purposes. 

Notice of Appeal

The Ontario Heritage Act states that if the council refuses the permit applied for or gives the permit with terms and conditions attached the owner of the property may appeal the council decision to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal.

The owner of the property who wishes to appeal the decision of the council shall, within 30 days of the day the owner received notice of the 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, 100 Queen Street West, 2nd Floor West, Toronto, Ontario, M2H 2N2. Notice of appeal must be received on or before November 28, 2019.

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

Notice of Passing of By-law - 771 Yonge Street

Topic

  • Heritage > Designation of a heritage property

Notice Date

2019-10-29

Take notice that the Council of the City of Toronto has passed By-law 1393-2019 to designate 771 Yonge Street (University-Rosedale, Ward 11) as being of cultural heritage value or interest.

Notice of Passing of By-law - 170 Merton Street

Topic

  • Heritage > Designation of a heritage property

Notice Date

2019-10-29

Take notice that the Council of the City of Toronto has passed By-law 1347-2019 to designate 170 Merton Street (Toronto-St. Paul's, Ward 12) as being of cultural heritage value or interest.

Notice of Decision - 199 Bay Street, 25 King Street West and 56 Yonge Street

Topic

  • Heritage > Decision on alteration to a heritage property

Notice Date

2019-10-29

Take notice that the Council of the City of Toronto on October 2 and 3, 2019, having considered an application to alter a structure designated under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act for 199 Bay Street, 25 King Street West and 56 Yonge Street, decided among other things, to:

1. Approve the alterations to the heritage properties at 199 Bay Street, 25 King Street West and 56 Yonge Street, in accordance with Section 33 of the Ontario Heritage Act, to allow for the construction of a new commercial office building on the lands known municipally in the year 2019 as 199 Bay Street, 25 King Street West and 56 Yonge Street (including the entrance addresses of 21 Melinda Street, 187 Bay Street and 18-30 Wellington Street West) with such alterations substantially in accordance with plans and drawings last revised on April 29, 2019, prepared by Adamson Associates Architects, and on file with the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services; and the Heritage Impact Assessment, prepared by ERA Architects Inc. dated December 18, 2017 and revised March 13, 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. Prior to the introduction of the Bills for such Zoning By-law Amendment by City Council, the owner shall:

1. Enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement with the City for the properties at 199 Bay Street, 25 King Street West and 56 Yonge Street in accordance with the plans and drawings last revised on April 29, 2019, prepared by Adamson Associates Architects, and on file with the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, the Heritage Impact Assessment prepared by ERA Architects Inc. dated December 18, 2017 and revised March 13, 2019, and in accordance with the Conservation Plan required in Recommendation 1.a.2. below, to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services;

2. Provide a detailed Conservation Plan, prepared by a qualified heritage consultant, that is consistent with the conservation strategy set out in the Heritage Impact Assessment for 199 Bay Street, 25 King Street West and 56 Yonge Street prepared by ERA Architects Inc. dated December 18, 2017 and revised March 13, 2019, to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services; and

3. Enter into on the property at 199 Bay Street, 25 King Street West and 56 Yonge Street 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 199 Bay Street, 25 King Street West and 56 Yonge Street:

1. Provide final site plan drawings substantially in accordance with the approved Conservation Plan required in Recommendation 1.a.2. above.

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 detailed landscape plan for the subject property, satisfactory to the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services.

4. Provide a Heritage Lighting Plan that describes how the exterior of 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. Submit a Signage Plan to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services.

6. 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.

c. prior to the issuance of any permit for all or any part of the property at 199 Bay Street, 25 King Street West and 56 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 building as are acceptable to the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, the owner shall:

1. 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;

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 Lighting and Interpretation Plan; and

4. Provide full documentation of the Commerce Court South and Commerce Court East buildings, 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.

5.  Register the heritage easement agreement referenced in Recommendation 1.a.l. above on title to the property, to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor.

d. 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 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;

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 28, 2019.

Notice of Passing of By-law - 226 St. George Street

Topic

  • Heritage > Designation of a heritage property

Notice Date

2019-10-25

Take notice that the Council of the City of Toronto has passed By-law 1348-2019 to designate 226 St. George Street (University-Rosedale, Ward 11) as being of cultural heritage value or interest.

Notice Date

2019-10-24

The Council of the City of Toronto proposes to pass ten by-laws to permanently close ten public highways within Rouge Park for inclusion in the newly created Rouge National Urban Park, City of Toronto.

At its meeting to be held in the Scarborough Civic Centre on November 5, 2019, commencing at 9:30 a.m., the Scarborough Community Council will hear in person or by his or her counsel, agent or solicitor, any person who wishes to speak to this matter.

To view a copy of the proposed by-laws and plans to close the public highway, obtain additional information, submit comments or address the Scarborough Community Council meeting on November 5, 2019, please contact the Scarborough Community Council at the number below no later than 12:00 p.m. on November 4, 2019.

Notice to people writing or making a presentation to the Scarborough 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.

The City videotapes committee and community council meetings. If you make a presentation to a committee or community council, the City will be videotaping you and City staff may make the video tapes available to the public.

If you want to learn more about why and how the City collects your information, write to the City Clerk's Office, Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Drive, Toronto Ontario M1P 4N7 or call 416-396-7287.

This notice shall also constitute notice to the public of the proposed public highway closure in accordance with the requirements of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment for Schedule A+ activities.

City's Residential Retrofit Program

Topic

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

Notice Date

2019-10-24

A Bill for the benefitting property listed below has been submitted for the meeting of City Council being held on October 29 and 30, 2019. Review Bill details.

This bill imposes a special charge on the benefitting property 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 property is:

-   190 Lisgar Street

Notice of Passing of By-law - 10 Buchan Court

Topic

  • Heritage > Designation of a heritage property

Notice Date

2019-10-23

Take notice that the Council of the City of Toronto has passed By-law No. 1345-2019 to designate the property at 10 Buchan Court (Don Valley North - Ward 17) as being of cultural heritage value or interest.

Notice of Passing - 1755 Bayview Avenue

Topic

  • Heritage > Designation of a heritage property

Notice Date

2019-10-23

Take notice that the Council of the City of Toronto has passed By-law No. 1396-2019 to designate the property at 1755 Bayview Avenue (Don Valley West - Ward 15) as being of cultural heritage value or interest.

Notice of Passing of By-law - 1 Blue Goose Street

Topic

  • Heritage > Designation of a heritage property

Notice Date

2019-10-23

Take Notice that the Council of the City of Toronto has passed By-law No. 1384-2019 to designate the property at 1 Blue Goose Street as being of cultural heritage value or interest.

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

    Total Records Found: 25

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