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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.
Take notice that the Council of the City of Toronto on July 16, 17 and 18, 2019, having considered an application to alter two structures designated under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act for 69 Long Branch Avenue and 24 Marina Avenue decided among other things, to
1. City Council approve the alterations to the heritage building at 69 Long Branch Avenue, in accordance with Section 33 of the Ontario Heritage Act to allow for its use as a day care on lands known municipally as 69 Long Branch Avenue, with such alterations substantially in accordance with the plans prepared by C & Partners Architects, dated April 8, 2019 and May 6, 2019, 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 69 Long Branch Avenue, but excluding permits for interior work that will not impact the heritage attributes identified in designation By-law 75-2018, repairs and maintenance and usual and minor works for the existing heritage building as are acceptable to the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, the applicant provide the following to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services:
1. provide full building permit drawings for the interior alterations and a landscape plan consistent with the approved plans prepared by C & Partners Architects, dated April 8, 2019 and May 6, 2019, and on file with the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, 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 Rosemary MacKenzie, Administrator, Etobicoke York Community Council, Etobicoke Civic Centre, Main Floor, 399 The West Mall, Toronto, Ontario, M9C 2Y2, by 4:30 p.m. on or before September 12, 2019.
NOTICE is given that in accordance with the City’s real estate disposal by-law, on July 24, 2019, a portion of the City-owned land located along the Rouge Riverbed east of Staines Road and north of Morningside Avenue, legally described as being Part of Lots 11 and 12, Concession 4, Township of Scarborough, shown as Parts 1 to 4 on 66R-29991 and part of PIN 06053-0041(LT). The portion of property has a total area of approximately 2,780 m2 ± (29,925.7 ft2 ±). The intended manner of disposal to be by way of a transfer to Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada as represented by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change for the development of the Rouge National Urban Park and subject to the required easements.
The following City official has information about the proposed disposition: Ms. Trixy Pugh, Tel: 416-392-8160, 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 22nd day of August, 2019.
Take notice that the Council of the City of Toronto has passed By-law 1142-2019 to designate 28-30 Langley Avenue (Toronto Danforth, Ward 14) as being of cultural heritage value or interest.
Take notice that the Council of the City of Toronto has passed By-law 1124-2019 to designate 280, 288-290 Jarvis Street (Toronto Centre, Ward 13) as being of cultural heritage value or interest.
Take notice that Toronto City Council intends to designate the lands and building known municipally as 1 Blue Goose Street under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.
Reasons for Designation
The property at 1 Blue Goose 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.
The property at 1 Blue Goose Street is located southeast of the intersection of Royal York Road and the railway tracks in Mimico. It contains a 3½-storey building (1909) that is known historically as the Windsor Hotel, which replaced a late-19th century hostelry on the same site where it continued to serve the passengers and crews of the Grand Trunk Railway (afterward Canadian National Railways), as well as the local community. The site was renamed the Blue Goose Tavern in 1971. The property at 1 Blue Goose Street was included on the City of Toronto's Heritage Register in 2017.
Statement of Cultural Heritage Value:
The property at 1 Blue Goose Street has cultural heritage value for its design as a well-preserved early-20th century commercial building with features of Edwardian Classicism, which emerged as the most popular style prior to World War in reaction to the architectural excesses of the late Victorian era. The Windsor Hotel displays the plain brick surfaces, the geometrical lines with the hipped roof and dormers, and the symmetrical placement of the openings identified with the Edwardian Classical style.
The Windsor Hotel is associated with the history of Mimico, from its origins as a community linked to the railway, to its development and evolution as an independent municipality. A railway hotel has existed in this locality since the late 19th century when it was built in close proximity to the tracks and the Grand Trunk Railway (later Canadian National Railways) station. As a community hub with its links to Mimico's sports culture, the hotel has been in continuous operation for more than a century.
Contextually, the property at 1 Blue Goose is historically and visually related to its setting southeast of the railway tracks and Royal York Road in Mimico with its proximity to the original location of Mimico Station (the latter building is now found in Centennial Park on the west side of Royal York Road). The Windsor Hotel remains a local landmark in the community.
The heritage attributes of the Windsor Hotel on the property at 1 Blue Goose Street are:
- The setback, placement and orientation of the building on the southeast corner of Blue Goose Street and Manchester Street
- The scale, form and massing of the 3½-storey building with the square-shaped plan
- The hipped roof with the brick chimney (south) and the hipped dormers on all of the slopes
- The brick cladding with the brick and stone detailing
- On the principal (west) and side (north and south) elevations, above the first floor (which has been altered), the symmetrically-placed segmental-arched window openings with the brick flat arches and the stone sills
Notice of an objection to the proposed designation may be served on the City Clerk, Attention Rosemary MacKenzie, Administrator, Etobicoke York Community Council, Etobicoke Civic Centre, Main floor, 399 The West Mall, Toronto, Ontario, M9C 2Y2, by 4.30 p.m. on or before September 5, 2019.
By-laws for each of the benefitting properties listed below have been enacted at the meeting of City Council held on July 16, 17 and 18, 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:
• 15 Criscoe Street
• 28 Daleside Crescent
• 42 Lavington Drive
• 53 Kimberley Avenue
• 68 Edith Drive
• 94 Borden Street
Take notice that the Council of the City of Toronto has passed By-law 973-2019 to designate 281-289 College Street (University-Rosedale, Ward 11) as being of cultural heritage value or interest.