Agenda

Consolidated



Toronto and East York Community Council


Meeting No. 20   Contact Ellen Devlin, Committee Administrator
Meeting Date Tuesday, November 15, 2016
  Phone 416-392-7033
Start Time 9:30 AM
  E-mail teycc@toronto.ca
Location Committee Room 1, City Hall
  Chair   Councillor Mike Layton  


Councillor Ana Bailão 

Councillor Joe Cressy

Councillor Janet Davis

Councillor Paula Fletcher

Councillor Mary Fragedakis

Councillor Mike Layton, Chair

Councillor Josh Matlow

Councillor Pam McConnell

Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon

Councillor Joe Mihevc

Councillor Gord Perks

Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, Vice-Chair

 

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Schedule of Timed Items

 

10:00 a.m.        -           TE20.3 - TE20.11

10:30 a.m.        -           TE20.12

11:00 a.m.        -           TE20.13 - TE20.16

1:30 p.m.          -           TE20.17

2:30 p.m.          -           TE20.18

3:30 p.m.          -           TE20.19 - TE20.24

4:00 p.m.          -           TE20.25 - TE20.28

 

The Chair and Members gratefully acknowledge that the Toronto and East York Community Council meets on the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of New Credit First Nation, the Haudenasaunee, the Huron-Wendat and home to many diverse Indigenous peoples.

 

Declarations of Interest under the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act.

 

Confirmation of Minutes – October 13, 2016

 

Speakers/Presentations – A complete list will be distributed at the meeting

 

Introduction and Enactment of General Bills and Bill to Confirm the Proceedings of Community Council will be the last item.

TE20.1

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 

Election of Chair for 2017-2018 - Toronto and East York Community Council
Summary

The chairs and vice-chairs of the community councils are elected by the Members of the community councils for each half of the Council term under s. 27-132 of the Council Procedures.  The term of the current chairs and vice chairs expires on December 31, 2016, and elections are required for the term January 1, 2017 to November 30, 2018.

 

All Members, including the incumbents, are eligible for election with one exception: a community council chair cannot also serve as the Speaker of City Council.


TE20.2

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 

Election of Vice Chair for 2017-2018 - Toronto and East York Community Council
Summary

The chairs and vice-chairs of the community councils are elected by the Members of the community councils for each half of the Council term under s. 27-132 of the Council Procedures. The term of the current chairs and vice chairs expires on December 31, 2016, and elections are required for the term January 1, 2017 to November 30, 2018.

 

All Members, including the incumbents, are eligible for election with one exception: a community council chair cannot also serve as the Speaker of City Council.


TE20.3

ACTION 

10:00 AM 

Delegated 

Ward: 32 

Naming of the Proposed Private Lane at 73, 77, 79, 83 Woodbine Avenue and 3 Buller Avenue
Public Notice Given
Statutory - City of Toronto Act, 2006
Origin
(October 26, 2016) Report from the Director, Engineering Support Services, Engineering and Construction Services
Recommendations

Engineering and Construction Services recommends the following:

 

1.  Toronto East York Community Council approve the name "Windward Lane", to identify a proposed private lane at 73, 77, 79, 83 Woodbine Avenue and 3 Buller Avenue;
 

2.  the applicant pay the costs, estimated to be $300.00, for the fabrication and installation of a street name sign; and
 

3.  the owner and successors of the subject lands maintain, at their own risk, the signage installed under Recommendations (2).
 

Summary

This report recommends that the name "Windward Lane" be approved to identify a proposed private lane at 73, 77, 79, 83 Woodbine Avenue and 3 Buller Avenue.

 

Community Councils have delegated authority to decide street naming matters, which comply with the City of Toronto Street Naming Policy.

Financial Impact

There are no financial implications for the City resulting from the adoption of this report.

Background Information
(October 26, 2016) Report from the Director, Engineering Support Services, Engineering and Construction Services - Naming of the Proposed Private Lane at 73, 77, 79, 83 Woodbine Avenue and 3 Buller Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97903.pdf)


TE20.4

ACTION 

10:00 AM 

 

Ward: 14, 19 

Final Report - Liberty Village New Street - City-Initiated Official Plan Amendment
Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990
Origin
(October 20, 2016) Report from Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District
Recommendations

The City Planning Division recommends that:

 

1.  City Council amend the Official Plan for the lands located between Strachan Avenue and Dufferin Street north of the existing Metrolinx Lakeshore West rail corridor substantially in accordance with the draft Official Plan Amendment No. 363, attached as Attachment 3 to the report (October 17, 2016) from the Director of Community Planning, Toronto and East York District; and,

 

2.  City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the draft Official Plan Amendment as may be required.

Summary

On June 7, 2016, Toronto City Council directed City Planning Staff to prepare an Official Plan Amendment to protect the lands required for a new street in Liberty Village between Strachan Avenue and Dufferin Street north of the Metrolinx Lakeshore West rail corridor.

 

The Liberty Village New Street, shown below, is proposed as a new east-west pedestrian, cycling, and vehicle connection between Dufferin Street and Strachan Avenue, linking to several existing north-south streets in Liberty Village.  The street comprises two lanes of vehicular travel, a sidewalk on the north side, a multi-use pedestrian and cycling path on the south side, and associated public realm improvements.

 

In order to secure necessary lands and, potentially, the construction of portions of the New Street through redevelopment of abutting properties, the City must include future streets in the Official Plan.   This report reviews and recommends approval of a City-initiated Official Plan Amendment to add Liberty New Street to the Official Plan - Schedule 2 – The Designation of Planned but Unbuilt Roads.

Financial Impact

The recommendations in this report have no financial impact.

Background Information
(October 20, 2016) Report and Attachments 1-3 from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - Final Report - Liberty Village New Street - City-Initiated Official Plan Amendment
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97817.pdf)

Communications
(November 11, 2016) Letter from David Bronskill, Goodmans LLP, on behalf of 2429590 Ontario Ltd. (TE.Supp.TE20.4.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/comm/communicationfile-64031.pdf)

(November 10, 2016) Letter from Hamish Wilson (TE.Supp.TE20.4.2)
(November 14, 2016) Letter from Barry Horosko, Horosko Planning Law, on behalf of 1289777 Ontario Limited (TE.Supp.TE20.4.3)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/comm/communicationfile-64049.pdf)


TE20.5

ACTION 

10:00 AM 

 

Ward: 19, 20 

Final Report - Bathurst - Bloor Four Corners Study - Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment
Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990
Origin
(November 2, 2016) Report from Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District
Recommendations

The City Planning Division recommends that: 

 

1.  City Council amend the Official Plan substantially in accordance with the draft Official Plan Amendment No. 349 (Attachment 3) attached to the report (November 2, 2016) from the Director of Community Planning, Toronto and East York District;

 

2.  City Council amend the retail and service uses in Section12(2) 270 of By-law 438-86, as amended, by adopting the draft Zoning By-law amendment (Attachment  4) attached to the report (November 2, 2016) from the Director of Community Planning, Toronto and East York District; and

 

3.  City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the draft Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendments as may be required;

Summary

This report recommends adoption of Official Plan and zoning by-law amendments for the Bathurst-Bloor Character Area.  The draft policies provide an overall framework to guide future change in this area given both the opportunities and constraints associated with the land use and built form context. The intent is to manage growth to ensure change and revitalization balances planning objectives and improves liveability overall. The policies include conservation of heritage resources; transition requirements to adjacent Neighbourhoods; parkland dedication requirements and public realm improvements; recommended streetwall heights on Bloor and Bathurst Streets; increased building heights of between six and nine stories in three of the four Character Area quadrants; and a greater level of intensification and height in the southwest quadrant (former Honest Ed's site).

 

The existing Bathurst Street Zoning By-law 714-2014 regulates the size of retail uses on Bathurst Street from Dupont to Queen Street West.  The proposed by-law amendment includes those areas of Markham Street and Bloor Street West within the Bathurst-Bloor Character Area not already covered by the retail by-law.  It limits the total amount of non-residential gross floor area of any one retail establishment to 3,500 square metres, and limits the frontage of any single retail or service use on the ground floor to 12 metres, consistent with By-law 714-2014.

Financial Impact

The recommendations in this report have no financial impact.

Background Information
(November 2, 2016) Report and Attachments 1 - 4 from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - Bathurst - Bloor Four Corners Study - Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-98211.pdf)

(October 27, 2016) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - Bathurst - Bloor Four Corners Study - Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment - Notice of Pending Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97805.pdf)

Communications
(November 2, 2016) Letter from Hedwig Groskopf (TE.Supp.TE20.5.1)
(November 10, 2016) Letter from Avrum Regenstreif, Chair, Urban Design Subcommittee, SVRA (TE.Supp.TE20.5.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/comm/communicationfile-64032.pdf)

(November 10, 2016) Letter from Michael J. Wren, Miller Thomson LLP, on behalf of Roman Catholic Episcopal Corporation (TE.Supp.TE20.5.3)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/comm/communicationfile-64033.pdf)

(November 15, 2016) Letter from Anita Lerek and Ralph Coram (TE.Supp.TE20.5.4)
(November 14, 2016) Letter from Mary Flynn-Guglietti, McMillan LLP, on behalf of 844 Bathurst Holdings Inc. (TE.Supp.TE20.5.5)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/comm/communicationfile-64044.pdf)

(November 14, 2016) Letter from Eileen P.K. Costello, Aird & Berlis LLP, on behalf of 2538779 Ontario Inc. (TE.Supp.TE20.5.6)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/comm/communicationfile-64068.pdf)

(November 14, 2016) Letter from Sue Dexter, Harbord Village Residents' Association (TE.Supp.TE20.5.7)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/comm/communicationfile-64081.pdf)

(November 15, 2016) Letter from Jane McFarlane, Weston Consulting, on behalf of 736 BST Corp. (TE.Supp.TE20.5.8)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/comm/communicationfile-64052.pdf)

(November 15, 2016) E-mail from Paul Macarico (TE.Supp.TE20.5.9)

TE20.6

ACTION 

10:00 AM 

 

Ward: 20 

Final Report - 20 Brunel Court and 95 Fort York Boulevard (Block 31 - Railway Lands) - Zoning Amendment Application
Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990
Origin
(October 27, 2016) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District
Recommendations

The City Planning Division recommends that:

 

1.  City Council amend Zoning By-law 1994-0805, for the lands at 20 Brunel Court  and 95 Fort York Boulevard substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment No. 9 to the report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District, dated October 27, 2016.

 

2.  City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the draft Zoning By-law Amendment as may be required.

Summary

The application proposes a shared community facility on City-owned lands at 20 Brunel Court and 95 Fort York Boulevard including Block 31 and the easterly portion of Canoe Landing Park within the Railway Lands West, part of the CityPlace development.  The shared facility will include a community centre and a child care centre along with two elementary schools, one for the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) and one for the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB). The zoning by-law amendment is to establish the development standards for the community facilities.

 

The subject site was identified in the early planning phases of the Railway Lands development as one of the main sites for community services and facilities to serve residents in the new neighbourhoods planned for this area.  Community centres, child care centres, and schools are essential elements of complete communities and the proposed shared facility will provide much needed services and facilities for residents, among them many families with children.

 

This report reviews and recommends approval of the application to amend the Zoning By-law.

Financial Impact

The recommendations in this report have no financial impact.

Background Information
(October 27, 2016) Report and Attachments 1 - 9 from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - 20 Brunel Court and 95 Fort York Boulevard (Block 31 - Railway Lands) - Zoning Amendment Application - Final Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97888.pdf)


TE20.7

ACTION 

10:00 AM 

 

Ward: 20 

Final Report - 440, 444, 450 and 462 Front Street; 425, 439, 441 and 443 Wellington Street West; 6-18 Spadina Avenue and 1 and 19 Draper Street - Zoning Amendment
Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990
Origin
(November 4, 2016) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District
Recommendations

The City Planning Division recommends that: 

 

1.  City Council amend Zoning By-law No. 438-86 and Comprehensive Zoning By-law 569-2013 for the property at 440, 444, 450 and 462 Front Street West; 425, 439, 441 and 443 Wellington Street West; 6-18 Spadina Ave. and 1 and 19 Draper Street substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment to be provided prior to the Toronto and East York Community Council meeting of November 15, 2016.

 

2.  City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the draft Zoning By-law Amendment as may be required.

 

3.  Prior to the introduction of the necessary Bills for enactment, City Council shall require the owner of the lands at 440, 444, 450 and 462 Front Street West; 425, 439, 441 and 443 Wellington Street West; 6-18 Spadina Ave. and 1 and 19 Draper Street to: 

  

a.  Submit revised plans, drawings and studies to reflect the outstanding requirements outlined in the Engineering and Construction Services memo of February 4, 2016, and comments from Toronto Water, Environmental Monitoring and Protection dated October 17, 2016 all to the satisfaction of the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services.

 

b.  Submit updated Urban Design Guidelines to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division.  The Design Guidelines will be brought forward for the approval of Council subsequent to the approval of the zoning by-law for the site.

 

4.  Before introducing the necessary Bills to City Council for enactment, City Council require the owner to enter into an Agreement pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act to secure the following: 

 

a.  The community benefits recommended to be secured in the Section 37 Agreement are as follows: 

 

i.  The construction, finishing, furnishing and equipping of a non-profit licensed child care facility to accommodate approximately 57 children, including infants, toddlers and preschoolers, comprising 613 square metres of interior space and a minimum of 192 square metres of exterior space adjacent to the interior space, including outdoor storage, and the provision for a child pick-up and drop-off area with safe access to and from the underground garage.

 

ii.  The entering into a lease agreement with the City for three 25-year terms and one 24-year term for a total of 99 years; and such facility shall be free of all rent, the cost of all utilities and municipal services supplied to the facility, caretaking costs, repair and maintenance costs, property damage, liability insurance, realty taxes and local improvement charges.

 

iii.  A one-time cash contribution in the amount of $180,000.00 to the Child Care Facility Replacement Reserve Fund to replace appliances and large equipment due to wear and tear.

 

iv.  A one-time cash contribution in the amount of $150,000.00 towards Start-Up Operating Costs for the defrayment of operational deficits during the first year of operation.

 

v.  An indexed letter of credit in the amount of $2,800,000.00 to secure above base streetscape improvements on Wellington Street West adjacent the site to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division, in consultation with the Ward Councillor.

 

vi.  An indexed letter of credit in the amount of $1,700,000.00 to secure above base streetscape improvements on Wellington Street West east of the subject site to Spadina Avenue and west of the subject site to Draper Street, to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division, in consultation with the Ward Councillor.

 

vii.  A cash contribution of $1,000,000.00 toward construction of the YMCA facility to be constructed at 505 Richmond Street West.

 

viii.  The provision and maintenance of a public art contribution with a minimum value of $900,000.00.

 

ix.  An indexed letter of credit in the amount of $220,000.00 to secure street lighting associated with the streetscape improvements on Wellington Street West, to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division and the Ward Councillor.

 

x.  A cash contribution of $1,130,000.00 for streetscape improvements on Draper Street, to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division, in consultation with the Ward Councillor.

 

xi.  A cash contribution of $75,000.00 for a new crosswalk on Wellington Street West, to the satisfaction of the General Manager, Transportation Services Division.

 

xii.  A cash contribution of $500,000.00 for the provision of new affordable rental housing in Ward 20, to be directed to the Capital Revolving Fund for Affordable Housing.

 

xiii.  A cash contribution of $500,000.00 toward the Toronto Community Housing (TCHC) revolving capital fund for repairs to TCHC housing in Ward 20.

 

xiv.  Prior to condominium registration, the owner shall convey to the City two public pedestrian easement for the life of the building securing access to the publicly accessible private open spaces (POPS) for a total of to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division, generally as shown on the Zoning schedules to be attached as Attachments 10 and 11.

 

xv.  In the event the cash contributions referred to in 4. (iii), (iv),(vii), (viii),  (x), (xi) and (xii) above has not been used for the intended purpose within five (5) years of this by-law coming into full force and effect, the cash contribution may be redirected for another purpose, at the discretion of the Chief Planner and Executive Director of City Planning, in consultation with the local Councillor, provided that the purpose is identified in the Toronto Official Plan and will benefit the community in the vicinity of the lands.

 

xvi.  The $4,435,000.00 cash contribution referred to in 4. (iii), (iv), (vii), (viii), (ix), (x), (xi) and (xii) above is to be indexed upwardly in accordance with the Statistics Canada Non-Residential Construction Price Index for Toronto, calculated from the date of the introduction of Bills to the date of payment.  All cash contributions, except for those noted above in 4. (iii) and (iv) will be payable prior to the first above grade building permit.

 

b.  The following matters are also recommended to be secured in the Section 37 Agreement as a legal convenience to support the development: 

 

i.  Prior to the issuance of Final Site Plan Approval, the owner shall have addressed the requirements for the removal of private trees on the site and adjacent the property as required by the City of Toronto Private Tree By-law as outlined in the memorandum from Urban Forestry Services staff dated April 1, 2015.

 

ii.  A detailed landscape and lighting plan will be submitted and approved through the site plan approval process to realize the objective of creating a 'green link' on Wellington Street West to connect Clarence Square with Victoria Memorial Square.  These plans will be subject to the approval of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division and the General Manger, Transportation Services.

 

iii.  Obligations related to the maintenance of the streetscape improvements will be to be to the satisfaction of the Manager of Right-of Way Management, Transportation Services.

 

iv.  Implementation of the recommendations in the noise and vibration study and certification by the applicant's noise and vibration consultant confirming that the proposed buildings as shown on the site plan drawings are designed and built in accordance with the recommendation of the study.

 

v.  Wind tunnel testing as recommended in the Pedestrian Level Wind Conditions – Letter of Opinion prepared by RWDI and implementation any recommended mitigation measures.

 

vi.  A construction management agreement to the satisfaction of the Ward Councillor, in consultation with the local community.

 

vii.  The owner shall register a 118 Restriction under the Land Titles Act and the Owner shall convey to the satisfaction of the General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation lands municipally known as 19 Draper Street and 456 Wellington Street West which represent a portion of the owner's Section 42 on-site and off-site parkland dedication requirement respectively, with the remainder being provided as cash in lieu payment as discussed below.

 

viii.  The remaining parkland dedication requirement not fulfilled through the required on-site and off-site land conveyance as set out under recommendation 4.b.vii of the report shall be satisfied through a cash-in-lieu of parkland payment, where the owner shall provide a letter of credit to secure such payment prior to the first above-grade building permit and the parties acknowledge that these funds will be directed towards the above base park improvements of the Public Parks to the satisfaction of the General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation.  There will be a credit toward the amount of cash in lieu to be paid that includes hard and soft costs with respect to the acquisition and provision of the park at 456 Wellington Street West.

 

ix.  Council approve a development charge credit against the Parks and Recreation component of the Development Charges for the design and construction by the owner of the above base park improvements to the satisfaction of the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation (PFR). The Development Charge credit shall be in an amount that is the lesser of the cost to the owner of designing and constructing the Above Base Park Improvements, as approved by the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, and the Parks and Recreation component of development charges payable for the development in accordance with the City's Development Charges By-law, as may be amended from time to time.

 

x.  In the event the owner is unable to provide the conveyance of 456 Wellington Street West to the City as their off-site parkland dedication as set out in recommendation 4.b.vii of the report, the owner, prior to the issuance of the first above-grade building permit, shall make an off-site parkland dedication contribution for the balance of the parkland dedication requirement to the satisfaction of the General Manager, Parks Forestry and Recreation, which shall go to the City's Account 220419 and shall be used for acquiring parkland in the area; and that Chapter 415, Development of Land of the Toronto Municipal Code be amended as may be required.

 

xi.  The owner shall provide a minimum ten percent (10%) of the residential units having at least three bedrooms.

Summary

The application proposes to amend the former City of Toronto Zoning By-law No. 438-86 and comprehensive Zoning By-law No. 569-2013 to permit a comprehensive development which includes seven mixed-use buildings comprising retail, office and residential uses.  The tallest building is a 36-storey office tower at the north-west corner of Spadina Avenue and Front Street West.  Three buildings on Front Street West step down in height to Draper Street to the west and have heights of 45-storeys, 38-storeys and 21-storeys.  The proposed buildings fronting on Wellington Street West also step down in height from Spadina Avenue to Draper Street and are proposed at 15-storeys (2 buildings) and 13-storeys.  All seven building will house at least two uses, with the three buildings along Front Street West housing all three uses.  The proposed development is organized around two generous open spaces, an east-west pedestrian 'spine' and an extended north-south plaza connecting Wellington Street West to Front Street West.  This comprehensive redevelopment of the former Globe and Mail lands will deliver a mix of significant office, retail and residential uses, major public realm improvements and on-site accessible open space, a child care facility and other amenities.  It's anticipated that this  mixed-use community will provide a vibrant urban focus for living, working and amenity in the south-west downtown.

 

This report reviews and recommends approval of the application to amend former City of Toronto Zoning By-law No. 438-86 and comprehensive Zoning By-law No. 569-2013 to permit the comprehensive development described in this report.

Background Information
(November 4, 2016) Report and Attachments 1 - 11 from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - 440, 444, 450 and 462 Front Street; 425, 439, 441 and 443 Wellington Street West; 6-18 Spadina Avenue and 1 and 19 Draper Street - Zoning Amendment
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-98210.pdf)

Attachment 12 - Draft Zoning By-law Amendment - Comprehensive Zoning By-law No. 569-2013 and Zoning By-law No. 438-86 - 440, 444, 450 and 462 Front Street; 425, 439, 441 and 443 Wellington Street West; 6-18 Spadina Avenue and 1 and 19 Draper Street - Zoning Amendment - Zoning Amendment Application - Final Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-98340.pdf)

(October 16, 2016) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - 440, 444, 450 and 462 Front Street; 425, 439, 441 and 443 Wellington Street West; 6-18 Spadina Avenue and 1 and 19 Draper Street - Zoning Amendment - Notice of Pending Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97815.pdf)

Communications
(November 14, 2016) Letter from Mary Flynn-Guglietti, McMillan LLP, on behalf of Meldor Holdings Limited and Kinglip Holdings Inc. (TE.Supp.TE20.7.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/comm/communicationfile-64070.pdf)

(November 14, 2016) Letter from Claudio P. Brutto, President, Brutto Consulting, on behalf of Craft Acquisition Corporation and 456 Wellington Ventures Limited (TE.Supp.TE20.7.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/comm/communicationfile-64082.pdf)


(Deferred from September 7, 2016 - 2016.TE18.4)
TE20.8

ACTION 

10:00 AM 

 

Ward: 27 

Final Report - 20 Edward Street - Zoning Amendment Application
Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990
Origin
(August 18, 2016) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District
Recommendations

The City Planning Division recommends that:

 

1.  City Council amend Zoning By-law 438-86 for the lands at 20 Edward Street substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment No. 11 to report (August 18, 2016) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

2.  City Council amend Zoning By-law 569-2013 for the lands at 20 Edward Street substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment No. 12 to report dated August 18, 2016.

 

3.  City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the draft Zoning By-law Amendments as may be required.

 

4.  Before introducing the necessary of Bills to City Council for enactment, City Council require the Owner to submit a revised Functional Servicing Report and a revised Supplementary Hydrogeological Evaluation for Construction Report to the satisfaction of the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services.

 

5.  Prior to the issuance of the first above-grade building permit for the site, City Council require the Owner to convey an off-site dedication for parkland purposes to the satisfaction of the General Manager, Parks Forestry and Recreation in consultation with the Ward Councillor.

 

6.  City Council require that the value of the off-site parkland dedication shall be equal to the value of 0.0253 hectares (253 square metres) on-site dedication as appraised by Real Estate Services as of the day before the day the first above grade building permit is issued. The location of the off-site parkland will be to the satisfaction of the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation in consultation with the Ward Councillor. The land to be conveyed as off-site parkland shall be free and clear, above and below grade, of all physical obstructions and easements, encumbrances and encroachments, including surface and subsurface easements, unless otherwise approved by the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation.

 

7.  City Council require that should the Owner not have achieved the off-site parkland dedication requirement prior to the issuance of the first above-grade building permit, the Owner is required to submit a Letter of Credit to the value of the Section 42 requirement the day before the day the first above-grade building permit is issued. Should the off-site parkland dedication not be conveyed by the first registration of the condominium or first occupancy of the building, the City may cash the Letter of Credit and apply the proceeds to be paid towards the cash-in-lieu payment.

 

8.  City Council require the Owner to pay for the costs of the parkland dedication and the preparation and registration of all relevant documents. The Owner shall provide, to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor, all legal descriptions and applicable reference plans for the parkland dedication.

 

9.  Should the applicant design and construct Above Base Park improvements, Council approve a development charge credit against the Parks and Recreation component of the Development Charges for the design and construction by the Owner of the Above Base Park Improvements to the satisfaction of the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation. The development charge credit shall be in an amount that is the lesser of the cost to the Owner of designing and constructing the Above Base Park Improvements, as approved by the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, and the Parks and Recreation component of development charges payable for the development in accordance with the City's Development Charges By-law, as may be amended from time to time.

 

10.  Before introducing the necessary Bills to City Council for enactment, City Council shall require the Owner to enter into one or more agreements with the City pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning. 

 

a.  The community benefits to be provided by and at the Owner's expense and secured through the Zoning By-law Amendment and the required Section 37 Agreement are as follows:

 

i.  An indexed cash contribution of $3,500,000.00 to be paid or secured as noted below in the Section 37 Agreement. The total amounts are indexed upwardly in accordance with the Statistics Canada Non-Residential Construction Price Index for Toronto, calculated from the date the Section 37 Agreement to the date of payments and is detail as follows:

 

a.  Prior to the issuance of the first above-grade building permit the owner shall provide an indexed cash contribution to the City in the amount of $3,500,000.00 to be allocated to capital improvements which will benefit the community in the vicinity of the project such as, but not limited to, an underground pedestrian tunnel (PATH connection) connecting the subject property to the property at 595 Bay Street (Atrium on Bay), non-profit licensed daycare facilities, community centres, recreation facilities, libraries, arts related community space, local streetscape improvements, capital improvements to Toronto Community Housing in Ward 27, to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning in consultation with the Ward Councillor, and improvements to public parks in the area or for parkland acquisition in Ward 27, such parkland to be to the satisfaction of the General Manager, Park, Forestry and Recreation.

 

b.  The following matters are recommended to be secured in the Section 37 Agreement as a legal convenience to support development:

 

i.  the Owner shall provide, at its own expense, all to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the City Solicitor, a minimum area of 72 square metres on the northwest corner of the site as a Privately-Owned Publicly-Accessible Space (POPS) and provide public access easements to hand over the POPS, for use by members of the general public, for nominal consideration, to the City, such easement to be conveyed to the City prior to the earlier of the issuance of any site plan approval for the site and the issuance of any building permit for the site and with the specific location, configuration and design to be determined to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division in the context of site plan approval.  The Owner shall own, operate, maintain and repair the POPS and install and maintain a sign, at its own expense, stating that members of the public shall be entitled to use the POPS at all times of the day and night, 365 days of the year.  The Owner shall have completed the construction of the POPS prior to the earlier of any new commercial or any residential use of the site and registration of any condominium on the site;

 

ii.  the Owner shall at its expense provide knock-out panels along the north and west walls of the concourse level of the building for potential future underground pedestrian network connections, to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division;

 

iii.  the Owner shall at its expense design, construct, and finish in accordance with TTC’s standards and specifications a TTC second exit/entrance facility from Dundas Subway Station through the development to Edward Street, which shall include fare gate equipment and related appurtenances.  The TTC second exit/entrance facility shall be constructed within the development, more specifically at the southeast quadrant of the proposed development to the satisfaction of the TTC in consultation with the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division.  The second exit/entrance facility shall include a knock-out panel at the concourse level to facilitate a direct connection to a future pedestrian tunnel that will be constructed below grade within the Edward Street right-of-way that will connect the southbound platform of Dundas Subway Station to the second exit/entrance facility within the development;

 

iv.  the Owner shall, prior to the issuance of a below-grade permit, complete a Toronto Transit Commission technical review(s) respecting the development and the TTC second exit/entrance facility, and shall address all concerns arising from the technical review(s) to the satisfaction of the TTC in consultation with the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division;

 

v.  the Owner shall convey an easement or fee simple conveyance to the City and TTC, at its election, for access and other rights as may be required for the TTC second exit/entrance facility over and through the portion of development lands owned by the Owner; and

 

vi.  the Owner shall enter into agreement(s) with the TTC that will set out the Owner’s obligations to construct and maintain a new exit/entrance within the development and the necessary easements in place for public egress and ingress.  The terms of the agreement shall be negotiated with the Owner, in consultation with the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division and the agreement shall be to the satisfaction of TTC in consultation with the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division.

 

vii.  The owner shall pay for and construct upgrades the municipal infrastructure should it be determined that such upgrades are required to support the development in accordance with the servicing report accepted by the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services.  The Owner agrees to enter into a Municipal Infrastructure Agreement to secure the construction of the infrastructure upgrades as required, as a condition of approval of the Site Plan Control application.

 

c.  In the event that the cash contributions referred to in Section (a) above has not be used for the intended purpose within 3 years of this By-law coming into force and effect, the cash contribution may be redirected for another purpose, at the discretion of the Chief Planner and Executive Director of City Planning, in consultation with the local Councillor, provided that the purposes are identified in the Toronto Official Plan and will benefit the community in the vicinity of the lands.

Summary

The applicant proposes to construct a 30-storey mixed-use building which contains 572 residential units as well as a total of 6,399.45 square metres of retail space on the ground floor, mezzanine, second floor and concourse level, and 2,843.78 square metres of office space on the third floor.  The height of the building to the main roof is 101.6 metres (107.5 metres including mechanical penthouse).  A total of 241 vehicular parking spaces are provided in a 4-level below-grade garage and 627 bicycle parking spaces are provided.  The floor space index proposed is 15.84.

 

This proposal is consistent with the policies of the Official Plan, provides residential, retail and office uses, offers public realm improvements including a widening of a portion of an existing midblock pedestrian connection from Edward Street to Elm Street, provides TTC access to Dundas Station and meets the intent of the Tall Building Design Guidelines, taking into account the local context.

 

This report reviews the proposal and recommends approval with minor modifications to the zoning by-law application as submitted by the applicant.

Financial Impact

The recommendations in this report have no financial impact.

Background Information
(August 18, 2016) Report and Attachments 1 - 10 from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - 20 Edward Street - Zoning Amendment Application Final Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97571.pdf)

20 Edward Street - By-law 438-86
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97572.pdf)

20 Edward Street - By-law 569-2013
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97573.pdf)

Communications
(September 2, 2016) E-mail from Carla Lewis-Watts (TE.Main.TE20.8.1)
(September 2, 2016) E-mail from Ayesha Rollinson (TE.Main.TE20.8.2)
(September 4, 2016) E-mail from Karen Lloyd (TE.Main.TE20.8.3)
(September 4, 2016) E-mail from Trish Van Bolderen (TE.Main.TE20.8.4)
(September 4, 2016) E-mail from Justina Zatzman (TE.Main.TE20.8.5)
(September 4, 2016) E-mail from Baljinder Sahdra (TE.Main.TE20.8.6)
(September 4, 2016) E-mail from Lauren Smith (TE.Main.TE20.8.7)
(September 5, 2016) E-mail from Alissa Goudreau (TE.Main.TE20.8.8)
(September 5, 2016) E-mail from Harveen Sidhu (TE.Main.TE20.8.9)
(September 6, 2016) E-mail from Sukham Brar (TE.Main.TE20.8.10)
(September 5, 2016) E-mail from Bill Gayner (TE.Main.TE20.8.11)
(September 5, 2016) E-mail from Jassi Brar (TE.Main.TE20.8.12)
(September 5, 2016) E-mail from Lauren Stuparitz (TE.Main.TE20.8.13)
(September 5, 2016) E-mail from Stephanie Romero (TE.Main.TE20.8.14)
(September 5, 2016) E-mail from Kayla Brar (TE.Main.TE20.8.15)
(September 6, 2016) E-mail from Sermin Altundal (TE.Main.TE20.8.16)
(September 2, 2016) Letter from Catherine A. Lyons, Goodmans LLP (TE.Main.TE20.8.17)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/comm/communicationfile-63762.pdf)

(September 6, 2016) Letter from Adam Brown, Sherman Brown Barristers & Solicitors (TE.Main.TE20.8.18)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/comm/communicationfile-63763.pdf)

(September 6, 2016) E-mail from Paul Uy (TE.Main.TE20.8.19)
(September 6, 2016) E-mail from Rosie Isabella (TE.Main.TE20.8.20)
(September 6, 2016) E-mail from Sanjog Brar (TE.Main.TE20.8.21)
(September 7, 2016) E-mail from Bailasan Khashan (TE.Main.TE20.8.22)
(September 7, 2016) E-mail from Terri-Lynn Langdon (TE.Main.TE20.8.23)
(September 7, 2016) Submission from Jim Bartlett, along with a petition signed by 6 individuals (TE.Main.TE20.8.24)
(November 10, 2016) Letter from Patrick J. Devine, Devine Park LLP, on behalf of Atrium on Bay Portfolio Inc. (TE.Supp.TE20.8.25)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/comm/communicationfile-64034.pdf)


8a Request for Direction Report - 20 Edward Street - Zoning Amendment Application
Origin
(October 27, 2016) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District
Recommendations

The City Planning Division recommends that:

 

1.  City Council direct the City Solicitor, together with City Planning and other appropriate staff to attend at the Ontario Municipal Board in support of the proposal described in the report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District, (August 18, 2016) "20 Edward Street – Zoning Amendment Application – Final Report".

 

2.  City Council direct the City Solicitor, in the event that the Ontario Municipal Board allows the appeal in whole or in part, to request that the Board require the Owner to agree to the following park matters, to be secured as a convenience under Section 37 of the Planning Act:

 

(a)  That prior to the issuance of the first above-grade building permit for the site, the Owner shall convey an off-site dedication for parkland purposes to the satisfaction of the General Manager, Parks Forestry and Recreation (PFR) in consultation with the Ward Councillor;

 

(b)  The value of the off-site parkland dedication shall be equal to the value of 0.0253 hectares (253 square metres) on-site dedication as appraised by Real Estate Services as of the day before the day the first above grade building permit is issued.  The location of the off-site parkland will be to the satisfaction of the General Manager, PFR in consultation with the Ward Councillor.  The land to be conveyed as off-site parkland shall be free and clear, above and below grade, of all physical obstructions and easements, encumbrances and encroachments, including surface and subsurface easements, unless otherwise approved by the General Manager, PFR;

 

(c)  Should the Owner not have achieved the off-site parkland dedication requirement prior to the issuance of the first above-grade building permit, the Owner is required to submit a Letter of Credit to the value of the Section 42 requirement the day before the day the first above-grade building permit is issued.  Should the off-site parkland dedication not be conveyed by the first registration of the condominium or first occupancy of the building the City may cash the Letter of Credit and apply the proceeds to be paid towards the cash-in-lieu payment;

 

(d)  The Owner to pay for the costs of the parkland dedication and the preparation and registration of all relevant documents.  The Owner shall provide, to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor, all legal descriptions and applicable reference plans for the parkland dedication;

 

(e)  Should the applicant design and construct Above Base Park improvements, a development charge credit against the Parks and Recreation component of the Development Charges for the design and construction by the Owner of the Above Base Park Improvements to the satisfaction of the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation.  The development charge credit shall be in an amount that is the lesser of the cost to the Owner of designing and constructing the Above Base Park Improvements, as approved by the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, and the Parks and Recreation component of development charges payable for the development in accordance with the City's Development Charges By-law, as may be amended from time to time.

 

3.  City Council direct the City Solicitor, in the event that Ontario Municipal Board allows the appeal in whole or in part, to request that the Board withhold any order to approve a Zoning By-law Amendment for the subject lands until such time as the Owner submit a revised Functional Servicing Report and a revised Supplementary Hydrological Evaluation for Construction Report to the satisfaction of the Executive Director, Engineering & Construction Services.

 

4.  City Council direct the City Solicitor, in the event that the Ontario Municipal Board allows the appeal in whole or in part, to request that the Board withhold any order to approve a Zoning By-law Amendment for the subject lands until such time as the Owner enters into one or more agreements with the City pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor and the Chief Planner and Executive Director on the basis that the community benefits to be provided by and at the Owner's expense and secured through the Zoning By-law Amendment and the required Section 37 Agreement are as follows:

 

i.  An indexed cash contribution of $3,500,000.00 to be paid or secured as noted below in the Section 37 Agreement.  The total amounts are indexed upwardly in accordance with the Statistics Canada Non-Residential Construction Price Index for Toronto, calculated from the date the Section 37 Agreement to the date of payments and is detail as follows:

 

a.  Prior to the issuance of the first above-grade building permit the owner shall provide an indexed cash contribution to the City in the amount of $3,500,000.00 to be allocated to capital improvements which will benefit the community in the vicinity of the project such as, but not limited to, an underground pedestrian tunnel (PATH connection) connecting the subject property to the property at 595 Bay Street (Atrium on Bay), non-profit licensed daycare facilities, community centres, recreation facilities, libraries, arts related community space, local streetscape improvements, capital improvements to Toronto Community Housing in Ward 27, to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning in consultation with the Ward Councillor, and improvements to public parks in the area or for parkland acquisition in Ward 27, such parkland to be to the satisfaction of the General Manager, Park, Forestry and Recreation.

 

b.  The following matters are to be secured in the Section 37 Agreement as a legal convenience to support development:

 

i.  the Owner shall provide, at its own expense, all to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the City Solicitor, a minimum area of 72 square metres on the northwest corner of the site as a Privately-Owned Publicly Accessible Space (POPS) and provide public access easements to hand over the POPS, for use by members of the general public, for nominal consideration, to the City, such easement to be conveyed to the City prior to the earlier of the issuance of any site plan approval for the site and the issuance of any building permit for the site and with the specific location, configuration and design to be determined to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division in the context of site plan approval.  The Owner shall own, operate, maintain and repair the POPS and install and maintain a sign, at its own expense, stating that members of the public shall be entitled to use the POPS at all times of the day and night, 365 days of the year.  The Owner shall have completed the construction of the POPS prior to the earlier of any new commercial or any residential use of the site and registration of any condominium on the site;

 

ii.  the Owner shall at its expense provide knock-out panels along the north and east walls of the concourse level of the building for potential future underground pedestrian network connections, to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division;

 

iii.  the Owner shall at its expense design, construct, and finish in accordance with TTC’s standards and specifications a TTC second exit/entrance facility from Dundas Subway Station through the development to Edward Street, which shall include fare gate equipment and related appurtenances.  The TTC second exit/entrance facility shall be constructed within the development, more specifically at the southeast quadrant of the proposed development to the satisfaction of the TTC in consultation with the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division.  The second exit/entrance facility shall include a knock-out panel at the concourse level to facilitate a direct connection to a future pedestrian tunnel that will be constructed below grade within the Edward Street right-of-way that will connect the southbound platform of Dundas Subway Station to the second exit/entrance facility within the development;

 

iv.  the Owner shall, prior to the issuance of a below-grade permit, complete a Toronto Transit Commission technical review(s) respecting the development and the TTC second exit/entrance facility, and shall address all concerns arising from the technical review(s) to the satisfaction of the TTC in consultation with the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division;

 

v.  the Owner shall convey an easement or fee simple conveyance to the City and TTC, at its election, for access and other rights as may be required for the TTC second exit/entrance facility over and through the portion of development lands owned by the Owner;

 

vi.  the Owner shall enter into agreement(s) with the TTC that will set out the Owner’s obligations to construct and maintain a new exit/entrance within the development and the necessary easements in place for public egress and ingress.  The terms of the agreement shall be negotiated with the Owner, in consultation with the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division and the agreement shall be to the satisfaction of TTC in consultation with the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division;

 

vii.  The Owner shall pay for and construct upgrades the municipal infrastructure should it be determined that such upgrades are required to support the development in accordance with the servicing report accepted by the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services.  The Owner agrees to enter into a Municipal Infrastructure Agreement to secure the construction of the infrastructure upgrades as required, as a condition of approval of the Site Plan Control application; and

 

vii.  Those matters pertaining to park land set out in Recommendation 3 of this Report.

 

c.  In the event that the cash contributions referred to in Section (a) above has not be used for the intended purpose within 3 years of this By-law coming into force and effect, the cash contribution may be redirected for another purpose, at the discretion of the Chief Planner and Executive Director of City Planning, in consultation with the local Councillor, provided that the purposes are identified in the Toronto Official Plan and will benefit the community in the vicinity of the lands.

Summary

On September 14, 2016, the owner of the property at 20 Edward Street appealed its application for Zoning By-law Amendment to the Ontario Municipal Board due to Council's failure to enact the requested amendments within the time allotted by the Planning Act.

 

The purpose of this report is to seek City Council's direction with respect to the position of the City at the Ontario Municipal Board hearing.

 

This report recommends that Council direct the City Solicitor, together with appropriate City staff, to support the proposal at the Ontario Municipal Board, subject to the modifications recommended in the Final Report dated August 18, 2016.

 

This report also provides information regarding further community consultation.

Financial Impact

There are no financial implications resulting from the adoption of this report.

Background Information
Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - 20 Edward Street - Zoning Amendment Application - Request for Direction Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97929.pdf)


(Deferred from October 13, 2016 - 2016.TE19.8)
TE20.9

ACTION 

10:00 AM 

 

Ward: 28 

Final Report - 77 River Street and 7 Labatt Avenue - Official Plan Amendment and Zoning Amendment Applications
Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990
Origin
(September 26, 2016) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District
Recommendations

The City Planning Division recommends that:

 

1.  City Council amend the Official Plan, for the lands at 77 River Street and 7 Labatt Avenue substantially in accordance with the draft Official Plan Amendment attached as Attachment No. 8 to report dated September 26, 2016.

 

2.  City Council amend Zoning By-law 438-86 for the lands at 77 River Street and 7 Labatt Avenue substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment No. 9 to report dated September 26, 2016.

 

3.  City Council amend City of Toronto Zoning By-law 569-2013 for the lands at 77 River Street and 7 Labatt Avenue substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment No. 10 to report dated September 26, 2016.

 

4.  City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the draft Official Plan Amendment and/or draft Zoning By-law Amendment as may be required.

 

5.  Before introducing the necessary Bills to City Council for enactment, City Council require the Owner to enter into an Agreement pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act as follows:

       

a.  Prior to the issuance of the first above-grade building permit, the owner shall pay to the City the sum of $2,000,000 to be allocated as follows:

 

i.  $1,000,000 towards the development of the Dixon Hall Youth Centre to be located in Regent Park, to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in consultation with the Ward Councillor;

 

ii.  $625,000 towards local streetscape and/or parkland improvements to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in consultation with the Ward Councillor;

 

iii.  $325,000 towards the development of the Cabbagetown Regent Park Museum to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in consultation with the Ward Councillor;

 

iv.  $50,000 towards the redevelopment of the site of Canada's First Parliament Buildings, municipally known as 25 Berkeley Street and 265 and 271 Front Street East, to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in consultation with the Ward Councillor;

 

b.  the payment amounts identified in a. above shall be indexed upwardly in accordance with the Non-Residential Construction Price Index for Toronto, calculated from the date of execution of the Section 37 Agreement to the date of payment;

 

c.  in the event the cash contributions referred to in a. above has not been used for the intended purpose within three (3) years of this By-law coming into full force and effect, the cash contribution may be redirected for another purpose, to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in consultation with the Ward Councillor, provided that the purpose is identified in the Toronto Official Plan and will benefit the community in the vicinity of the lands;

 

d.  The following matters are also recommended to be secured in the Section 37 Agreement as a legal convenience to support development:

 

i.  the Owner shall provide and maintain to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, a publicly accessible pedestrian clearway across private property on those portions of River Street and Labatt Avenue abutting the subject property that do not contain adequate sidewalk widths to accommodate pedestrian activity and street trees, with the specific location, configuration and design to be determined in the context of a site plan approval pursuant to Section 114 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, as amended and, as applicable, Section 41 of the Planning Act, as amended, and secured in a Site Plan Agreement with the City.

Summary

The applications to amend the Official Plan and Zoning By-law for the properties at 77 River Street and 7 Labatt Avenue propose to permit the construction of a 38-storey tower including an 11-storey base building.  The proposed building would contain 584 dwelling units, 2,773.5 square metres of retail space located on the ground floor and 3,612.5 square metres of office space located on the ground floor and second floor. The proposal also includes a 3-level underground parking garage containing 405 parking spaces.  The proposed development would require the demolition of the existing Salvation Army building at 77 River Street and the low-rise office building at 7 Labatt Avenue.

 

This proposal is the result of discussions between the City and applicant related to the applicant's appeal of the Ontario Municipal Board of the Queen-River Secondary Plan (OPA 287) and site specific development criteria.  The proposal represents appropriate intensification and reinvestment on a large underutilized site within a Regeneration Area.  While the height of the proposal exceeds that proposed by the secondary plan, the application has been revised to reduce the number of towers on site from 2 to 1 and provides an overall massing and land use that is more in keeping with the staff recommended and Council adopted Secondary Plan.  It provides retail, office and residential uses as well as an improved public realm consisting of widened sidewalks, street trees and a more animated street frontage on both River Street and Labatt Avenue.

 

This report reviews and recommends approval of the applications to amend the Official Plan and Zoning By-law.

Financial Impact

The recommendations in this report have no financial impact.

Background Information
(September 26, 2016) Report and Attachments 1-8 and 11 from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - 77 River Street and 7 Labatt Avenue - Official Plan Amendment and Zoning Amendment Applications - Final Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97579.pdf)

Attachment 9 - Draft Zoning By-law Amendment to By-law 438-86 - 77 River Street and 7 Labatt Avenue - Official Plan Amendment and Zoning Amendment Applications - Final Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97580.pdf)

Attachment 10 - Draft Zoning By-law Amendment to By-law 569-2013 - 77 River Street and 7 Labatt Avenue - Official Plan Amendment and Zoning Amendment Applications - Final Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97581.pdf)

Communications
(October 12, 2016) Letter from Claudia Morrison, Jennifer Lay and Jackie Rumyee, Corktown Mews (TE.Main.TE20.9.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/comm/communicationfile-63791.pdf)

(October 12, 2016) E-mail from Joe Harmatiuk (TE.Main.TE20.9.2)
(October 12, 2016) Letter from Scott Barker, Corktown Residents and Business Association (TE.Main.TE20.9.3)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/comm/communicationfile-63790.pdf)


TE20.10

ACTION 

10:00 AM 

 

Ward: 27 

Final Report - 126-128 Hazelton Avenue - Official Plan Amendment and Zoning Amendment Applications
Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990
Origin
(October 27, 2016) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District
Recommendations

The City Planning Division recommends that:

 

1.  City Council amend the Official Plan for the lands at 126-128 Hazelton Avenue substantially in accordance with the draft Official Plan Amendment attached as Attachment No. 15 to the report of the Director of Community Planning, Toronto and East York District dated October 27, 2016.

 

2.  City Council amend City of Toronto Zoning By-law 569-2013 for the lands at 126-128 Hazelton Avenue substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment No. 16 to the report of the Director of Community Planning, Toronto and East York District dated October 27, 2016.

 

3.  City Council amend Zoning By-law 438-86 for the lands at 126-128 Hazelton Avenue substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment No. 17 to the report of the Director of Community Planning, Toronto and East York District dated October 27, 2016.

 

4.  City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the draft Official Plan Amendment and draft Zoning By-law Amendments as may be required.

 

5.  Before introducing the necessary Bills to City Council for enactment, require the Owner of the lands at 126-128 Hazelton Avenue to enter into an Agreement pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act as follows:

 

a.  The community benefits recommended to be secured in the Section 37 Agreement are as follows:

 

i.  An indexed cash payment of $250,000.00 payable prior to issuance of the first above-grade building permit.  The amount is to be indexed upwardly in accordance with the Statistics Canada Non-Residential Construction Price Index for Toronto, calculated from the date of the Section 37 Agreement to the date of payment. The funds shall be directed as follows:

 

a.  $200,000.00 towards capital improvements for new or existing Toronto Community Housing and affordable housing and/or cultural space in consultation with the local Councillor.

 

b.  $50,000.00 towards the streetscape improvements in close proximity to the subject site including, but not limited to, new planters and seating within the public realm, to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director of the City Planning Division, in consultation with the local Councillor.

Summary

This application proposes a 9-storey (37.8 metres including mechanical penthouse) mixed-use building at 126-128 Hazelton Avenue.  The proposal includes up to 360 square metres of non-residential floor area on the first and second floors and a total of 21 residential units.  A total of 39 vehicular parking spaces (35 resident, 2 visitor and 2 office) and 22 bicycle parking spaces (19 resident and 3 visitor) are proposed.  The existing buildings would be demolished, including the 3-storey heritage detached dwelling at 126 Hazelton Avenue located within the Yorkville-Hazelton Heritage Conservation District.

 

The proposed development generally complies with the Official Plan policies and guidelines that apply to Mixed Use Areas and the Downtown.  A site-specific amendment to the built form policies for Neighbourhoods will be required.  The proposal is in keeping with the Council-approved policies in Official Plan Amendment (OPA) 320 regarding Neighbourhoods (currently under appeal). 

 

This report reviews and recommends approval of the application to amend the Official Plan and Zoning By-law.

Financial Impact

The recommendations in this report have no financial impact.

Background Information
(October 27, 2016) Report and Attachments 1 - 17 from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - 126-128 Hazelton Avenue - Official Plan Amendment and Zoning Amendment Applications - Final Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97830.pdf)


TE20.11

ACTION 

10:00 AM 

 

Ward: 27 

Demolition of a Designated Heritage Property within the Yorkville Hazelton Area Heritage Conservation District and Construction of a Replacement Structure - 126 Hazelton Avenue
Origin
(October 18, 2016) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning
Recommendations

The City Planning Division recommends that:

 

1.  City Council approve the demolition of the heritage building at 126 Hazelton Avenue in accordance with Section 42 of the Ontario Heritage Act, subject to the following conditions:

 

a.  City Council approve the replacement structure for the heritage property at 126 Hazelton Avenue and including the adjacent properties at 128 Hazelton Avenue, 201, 203 and 2015 Davenport Road, substantially in accordance with plans and drawings prepared by Audax Architecture and Design, dated October 11, 2016, date-stamped received by Heritage Preservation Services on October 11, 2016 and on file with the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services; and the Heritage Impact Assessment (HIA), prepared by Goldsmith Borgal & Company Ltd. Architects, dated August 4, 2016, date-stamped received by the City Planning Division on August 16, 2016, and on file with the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services;

 

b.  That prior to the issuance of any heritage permit for the property at 126 Hazelton Avenue, including a demolition permit but excluding permits for interior work, repairs and maintenance and usual and minor works for the existing heritage building as are acceptable to the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, the applicant provide the following to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services:

 

  i.  Photo documentation of the existing structure at 126 Hazelton Avenue, and;

 

 ii.  Final building permit drawings for the replacement structure and a landscape plan consistent with the plans and elevations submitted by the applicant and prepared by Ruben and Associates dated October 11, 2016, date-stamped received by Heritage Preservation Services on October 11, 2016, and on file with the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services; and the Heritage Impact Assessment (HIA), prepared by Goldsmith Borgal & Company Ltd. Architects, dated August 4, 2016, date-stamped received by the City Planning Division on August 16, 2016, and on file with the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services; and with the Yorkville Hazelton Area Heritage Conservation District Plan.

Summary

This report recommends that City Council approve the proposed demolition of the designated heritage property at 126 Hazelton Avenue and the proposed replacement nine-storey condominium building at 126 and 128 Hazelton Avenue, 201, 203 and 205 Davenport Road.

 

The property at 126 Hazelton Avenue is located within the Yorkville Hazelton Area Heritage Conservation District (YHAHCD) designated under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act, while the properties at 128 Hazelton Avenue, 201, 203 and 205 Davenport Road are adjacent to the YHAHCD. City Council's approval of the proposed demolition and replacement structure on the heritage property is required under the Ontario Heritage Act.

Financial Impact

There are no financial implications as a result of this report.

Background Information
(October 18, 2016) Report and Attachments 1 to 5 from the Chief Planner ad Executive Director, City Planning - Demolition of a Designated Heritage Property within the Yorkville Hazelton Area Heritage Conservation District and Construction of a Replacement Structure - 126 Hazelton Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97664.pdf)


11a Demolition of a Designated Heritage Property within the Yorkville Hazelton Area Heritage Conservation District and Construction of a Replacement Structure - 126 Hazelton Avenue
Origin
(October 18, 2016) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division
Recommendations

The City Planning Division recommends that:

 

1.  City Council approve the demolition of the heritage building at 126 Hazelton Avenue in accordance with Section 42 of the Ontario Heritage Act, subject to the following conditions:

 

a.  City Council approve the replacement structure for the heritage property at 126 Hazelton Avenue and including the adjacent properties at 128 Hazelton Avenue, 201, 203 and 2015 Davenport Road, substantially in accordance with plans and drawings prepared by Audax Architecture and Design, dated October 11, 2016, date-stamped received by Heritage Preservation Services on October 11, 2016 and on file with the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services; and the Heritage Impact Assessment (HIA), prepared by Goldsmith Borgal & Company Ltd. Architects, dated August 4, 2016, date-stamped received by the City Planning Division on August 16, 2016, and on file with the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services;

 

b.  That prior to the issuance of any heritage permit for the property at 126 Hazelton Avenue, including a demolition permit but excluding permits for interior work, repairs and maintenance and usual and minor works for the existing heritage building as are acceptable to the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, the applicant provide the following to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services:

 

i.  Photo documentation of the existing structure at 126 Hazelton Avenue, and;

 

ii.  Final building permit drawings for the replacement structure and a landscape plan consistent with the plans and elevations submitted by the applicant and prepared by Ruben and Associates dated October 11, 2016, date-stamped received by Heritage Preservation Services on October 11, 2016, and on file with the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services; and the Heritage Impact Assessment (HIA), prepared by Goldsmith Borgal & Company Ltd. Architects, dated August 4, 2016, date-stamped received by the City Planning Division on August 16, 2016, and on file with the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services; and with the Yorkville Hazelton Area Heritage Conservation District Plan.

Summary

The Toronto Preservation Board on November 2, 2016, considered a report (October 18, 2016) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division regarding Demolition of a Designated Heritage Property within the Yorkville Hazelton Area Heritage Conservation District and Construction of a Replacement Structure - 126 Hazelton Avenue.

 

(November 1, 2016) Letter from Emad Ghattas, GBCA Architects (PB.Supp.PB18.2.1)

(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/pb/comm/communicationfile-63946.pdf)

 

Speakers

Emad Ghattas, Goldsmith Borgal and Company Architects

Financial Impact

There are no financial implications resulting from the adoption of this report.

Background Information
(November 4, 2016) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board - Demolition of a Designated Heritage Property within the Yorkville Hazelton Area Heritage Conservation District and Construction of a Replacement Structure - 126 Hazelton Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-98175.pdf)


TE20.12

ACTION 

10:30 AM 

 

Ward: 22 

Intention to Designate under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act - 276 Forest Hill Road
Origin
(October 24, 2016) Report from Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division
Recommendations

The City Planning Division recommends that:

 

1.  City Council include the property at 276 Forest Hill Road on the City of Toronto’s Heritage Register.

 

2.  City Council state its intention to designate the property at 276 Forest Hill Road under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act, in accordance with the Statement of Significance: 276 Forest Hill Road (Reasons for Designation) attached as Attachment 3 to the report (October 24, 2016) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division.

 

3.  If there are no objections to the designation in accordance with the Ontario Heritage Act, City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce the bill in Council designating the property under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.

 

4.  If there are objections to the designation in accordance with the Ontario Heritage Act, City Council direct the City Clerk to refer the designation to the Conservation Review Board.

 

5.  If the designation is referred to the Conservation Review Board, City Council authorize the City Solicitor and appropriate staff to attend any hearing held by the Conservation Review Board in support of Council's decision on the designation of the property.

Summary

This report recommends that City Council state its intention to designate the property at 276 Forest Hill Road under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act and include it on the City of Toronto’s Heritage Register.

Located on the south side of Forest Hill Road in the Forest Hill neighbourhood southeast of Eglinton Avenue West and Spadina Road, the property contains a two-storey house form building dating to 1936 and known historically as the Alfred D. Morrow House.

Following research and evaluation, it has been determined that the property at 276 Forest Hill Road meets Ontario Regulation 9/06, the provincial criteria prescribed for municipal designation under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act for its design, associative and contextual value.

The inclusion of the property at 276 Forest Hill Road on the City’s Heritage Register and its designation under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act would identify all of the property’s cultural heritage values and heritage attributes.

Properties on the Heritage Register will be conserved and maintained in accordance with the Official Plan Heritage Policies. Designation enables City Council to review alterations to the site, enforce heritage property standards and maintenance, and refuse demolition.

Financial Impact

There are no financial implications resulting from the adoption of this report.

Background Information
(October 24, 2016) Report and Attachments 1 - 4 from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning - Intention to Designate under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act - 276 Forest Hill Road
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97927.pdf)

Communications
(November 15, 2016) Submission from Aaron Moscoe, submitting a petition signed by approximately 34 individuals (TE.Supp.TE20.12.1)
(November 14, 2016) Letter from David Bronskill, Goodmans LLP, on behalf of Kantium Inc. (TE.Supp.TE20.12.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/comm/communicationfile-64194.pdf)


12a Intention to Designate under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act - 276 Forest Hill Road
Origin
(October 24, 2016) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division
Recommendations

The City Planning Division recommends that:

 

1.  City Council include the property at 276 Forest Hill Road on the City of Toronto’s Heritage Register.

 

2.  City Council state its intention to designate the property at 276 Forest Hill Road under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act, in accordance with the Statement of Significance: 276 Forest Hill Road (Reasons for Designation) attached as Attachment 3 to the report (October 24, 2016) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division.

 

3.  If there are no objections to the designation in accordance with the Ontario Heritage Act, City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce the bill in Council designating the property under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.

 

4.  If there are objections to the designation in accordance with the Ontario Heritage Act, City Council direct the City Clerk to refer the designation to the Conservation Review Board.

 

5.  If the designation is referred to the Conservation Review Board, City Council authorize the City Solicitor and appropriate staff to attend any hearing held by the Conservation Review Board in support of Council's decision on the designation of the property.

Summary

The Toronto Preservation Board on November 2, 2016, considered a report (October 24, 2016) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division regarding Intention to Designate under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act - 276 Forest Hill Road.

 

Communications

(October 31, 2016) Letter from David Bronskill, Goodmans LLP (PB.Supp.PB18.3.1)

(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/pb/comm/communicationfile-63942.pdf)

(November 1, 2016) E-mail from Leslie Gales (PB.Supp.PB18.3.2)

(November 1, 2016) Letter from Brian Maguire, Forest Hill Homeowners Association (PB.Supp.PB18.3.3)

(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/pb/comm/communicationfile-63954.pdf)

(November 2, 2016) Petition from Naomi Himel (PB.Supp.PB18.3.4)

 

Speakers

Melanie Ruby

Naomi Himel

Financial Impact

There are no financial implications resulting from the adoption of this report.

Background Information
(November 4, 2016) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board - Intention to Designate under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act - 276 Forest Hill Road
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-98176.pdf)


TE20.13

ACTION 

11:00 AM 

 

Ward: 14 

Request for Direction - 422-436 Roncesvalles Avenue and 76 Howard Park Avenue - Zoning Amendment
Origin
(November 10, 2016) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District
Recommendations

The City Planning Division recommends that: 

 

1.  City Council authorize the City Solicitor, together with City Planning staff and any other appropriate staff to attend the Ontario Municipal Board hearing to oppose the appeal of the Zoning By-law Amendment application for 422-436 Roncesvalles Avenue and 76 Howard Park Avenue.

 

2.  City Council authorize City staff to continue discussions with the applicant in order to come to an agreement on a revised proposal for an appropriate development which addresses the issues set out in this report.

 

3.  In the event the Ontario Municipal Board allows the appeal, City Council authorize the City Solicitor, to request the Ontario Municipal Board to withhold its final order until a revised functional servicing report and stormwater management report have been submitted and reviewed to the satisfaction of the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services.

 

4.  City Council authorize the City Solicitor and any other City staff to take such actions as necessary to give effect to the recommendations of this report.

Summary

The purpose of this report is to request direction from City Council on the pending Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) hearing on the application for a Zoning By-law Amendment at 422-436 Roncesvalles Avenue and 76 Howard Park Avenue.  The application proposes the construction of an 8-storey mixed use building with retail at grade, 93 residential units on Roncesvalles Avenue and six grade-related townhouses fronting a private driveway accessible via Howard Park Avenue. The mixed-use building will have a height of 25.7 metres plus a 3.8 metre mechanical penthouse on Roncesvalles Avenue and the townhouses will have a height of 15.28 metres.

 

On April 20, 2016, the rezoning application was appealed to the OMB by the applicant pursuant to Section 34(11) of the Planning Act as a result of the City's failure to make a decision within 120 days of submission of a complete application.   A hearing has been scheduled for January 24, 2017.

 

The proposal is not supportable in its current form. The proposed mixed-used building represents an overdevelopment of the site and does not satisfactorily respond to urban design guidelines related to the built form creating an unacceptable form of development. The proposed townhouses would not conform to the Official Plan Neighbourhood Policies.

 

The purpose of this report is to seek City Council's direction for the City Solicitor and appropriate City Staff to attend the Ontario Municipal Board hearing in opposition to the applicant's development proposal and appeal.  It also recommends that staff continue discussion with the applicant to achieve revisions to the proposal that address the issues identified in this report.

 

Staff will submit a report to the supplementary agenda for Toronto and East York Community Council for consideration at its meeting on November 15, 2016.

Financial Impact

There are no financial implications resulting from the adoption of this report.

Background Information
(November 10, 2016) Report and attachments 1 - 5 from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - 422-436 Roncesvalles Avenue and 76 Howard Park Avenue - Zoning Amendment
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-98274.pdf)

(October 26, 2016) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - 422-436 Roncesvalles Avenue and 76 Howard Park Avenue - Zoning Amendment - Notice of Pending Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97803.pdf)

Communications
(November 11, 2016) Letter from E. L. Cramp, High Park Residents' Association & This Is My Park (TE.Supp.TE20.13.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/comm/communicationfile-64035.pdf)


TE20.14

ACTION 

11:00 AM 

 

Ward: 18 

Request for Direction - 1181 Queen Street West - Zoning Amendment
Origin
(October 20, 2016) Report from Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District
Recommendations

The City Planning Division recommends that:

 

1.  City Council authorize the City Solicitor and appropriate staff to attend the Ontario Municipal Board hearing to oppose the Zoning By-law amendment application at 1181 Queen Street West in its current form.

 

2.  City Council authorize staff to continue discussions with the applicant concerning appropriate heights and massing for this development site including appropriate public benefits to be secured pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act if an agreement can be reached.

 

3.  City Council direct City Planning staff, in the event that the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) allows the appeal in whole or in part, to request that the OMB withholds its Order(s) approving the application until such time as the Board has been advised by the City Solicitor that:

 

a.  the proposed Zoning By-law Amendments are in a form satisfactory to the Chief Planner and Executive Director and City Solicitor;

 

b.  a Section 37 Agreement has been executed and registered to secure the Section 37 contribution and related matters satisfactory to the Chief Planner and Executive Director; and

 

c.  a Site Plan Agreement has been entered into between the City and the owner, that City Planning has issued Notice of Approval Conditions for Site Plan Approval, and all pre-conditions to such Site Plan Approval are fulfilled including addressing parking, loading, and servicing issues as outlined in the memo from the Manager, Development Engineering, Toronto and East York District dated December 4, 2015.

 

4.  City Council authorize the City Solicitor and necessary City staff to take such necessary steps, as required, to implement the foregoing.

Summary

In November, 2013 a Zoning By-law Amendment application was made to develop the subject site at 1181 Queen Street West with a 26-storey mixed-use building.  The applicant appealed this application to the Ontario Municipal Board in April, 2014 due to Council's failure to make a decision on the application within the time prescribed by the Planning Act.  At its meeting on May 6, 7, and 8, 2014 City Council authorized the City Solicitor and any appropriate City Staff to oppose the application at the Ontario Municipal Board.  An Ontario Municipal Board hearing has been scheduled for February 27 to March 3, 2017.

 

In October, 2015, a revised proposal was submitted to the City for a 16-storey mixed-use building (60.5 metres, including mechanical penthouse) comprised of 146 residential units (11,167 square metres), 715 square metres of non-residential gross floor area, 89 parking spaces, 110 bike parking spaces and an overall density of 7.15 times the area of the lot.  The revised October, 2015 proposal is the proposal that will be considered by the Ontario Municipal Board, (OMB).

 

The revised proposal represents a significant improvement over the previous.  However, Staff continue to have concerns with compliance with policies in the Official Plan including built form and public realm policies. Other outstanding issues relate to the provision of non-residential space, parking, outdoor amenity space, number of three-bedroom units and required updates to the Functional Servicing report.  This report recommends that Staff oppose the application in its current form at the OMB but continue discussions with the applicant towards a mutually-agreeable settlement in advance of the Ontario Municipal Board hearing.  Staff are actively working with the Councillor and the applicant towards achieving a mutually-agreeable settlement and are hopeful that a mutually-agreeable settlement can be reached in advance of the OMB hearing.

Financial Impact

There are no financial implications resulting from the adoption of this report.

Background Information
(October 20, 2016) Report and Attachments 1-7 from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - 1181 Queen Street West - Zoning Amendment - Request for Direction Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97785.pdf)

Communications
(November 14, 2016) Letter from David Bronskill, Goodmans LLP, on behalf of Skale Developments Inc. (TE.Supp.TE20.14.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/comm/communicationfile-64195.pdf)


TE20.15

ACTION 

11:00 AM 

 

Ward: 28 

Request for Direction Report - 46 to 54 Power Street and 113 to 135 Parliament Street - Zoning Amendment Application
Origin
(October 25, 2016) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District
Recommendations

The City Planning Division recommends that:

 

1.  City Council authorize the City Solicitor, together with City Planning staff and other appropriate staff, to oppose the Zoning By-law amendment application for 46 to 54 Power Street and 113 to 135 Parliament Street (file no. 13 181685 STE 28 OZ), and attend any Ontario Municipal Board hearings in opposition to such appeal, and retain such experts as the City Solicitor may determine are appropriate.

 

2.  City Council authorize City staff to continue discussions with the applicant on a revised proposal which addresses the issues set out in this report.

 

3.  In the event the Ontario Municipal Board allows the appeal, City Council authorize City staff to advise the Ontario Municipal Board of City Council's position that any redevelopment of the lands must also include the full replacement of the 15 existing rental dwelling units and a Tenant Relocation and Assistance Plan, including the right of tenants to return to the new rental units in accordance with the Official Plan, to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division.

 

4.  City Council defer making a decision on the application under Chapter 667 of the Toronto Municipal Code pursuant to Section 111 of the City of Toronto Act to demolish the 15 existing residential rental dwelling units at 125 Parliament Street and 50 Power Street (file no. 13 181698 STE 27 RH), until such time as a decision is made on the Zoning By-law Amendment application and a Tenant Consultation meeting has been held.

 

5.  In the event the Ontario Municipal Board allows the appeal in whole or in part, that on-site parkland dedication of approximately 418.7 square metres pursuant to Section 42 of the Planning Act be required by City Council to be conveyed and constructed to base-park condition at no cost to the City, all to the satisfaction of the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation.

 

6.  In the event the Ontario Municipal Board allows the appeal in whole or in part, City Council direct the City Solicitor to request the Ontario Municipal Board to withhold its final Order approving the Zoning By-law Amendment until:

 

i.  the owner enters into an Agreement under Section 37 of the Planning Act to secure appropriate services, facilities, and/or matters pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act as may be required by the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division, in consultation with the Ward Councillor; and,

 

ii.  the following matters are also recommended to be secured for the development in the Section 37 Agreement as a legal convenience: 

 

a)  the requirement to construct the Above Base Park improvements; and,

b)  any conditions of a Council-approved Section 111 permit and any associated conditions related to the permit.

 

7.  In the event the Ontario Municipal Board allows the appeal, City Council authorize the City Solicitor, to request the Ontario Municipal Board to withhold its final order until a revised functional servicing report and a hydrogeological report have been submitted and reviewed to the satisfaction of the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services.

 

8.  City Council authorize the City Solicitor and other City staff to take any necessary steps to implement the foregoing.

Summary

The purpose of this report is to request direction from City Council on the pending Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) hearing on the application for a Zoning By-law amendment at 46-54 Power Street and 113-135 Parliament Street.  The application proposes a 22-storey building consisting of a 4-storey base building and an 18-storey ‘inverted C’ shaped slab tower.  The proposal consists of: 532 residential dwelling units, of which 15 are rental replacement units; 6,187 square metres of retail space; 499 vehicular parking spaces; and 606 bicycle parking spaces.

 

The proposal's height and massing does not fit within its existing and planned context as required by the Official Plan and the King-Parliament Secondary Plan. Other issues include the size of the retail units, the location of the vehicular and loading accesses and outstanding functional servicing matters.

 

On June 2, 2016, the rezoning application was appealed to the OMB by the applicant pursuant to Section 34(11) of the Planning Act due to the City not making a decision within 120 days of submission of a complete application.  It is recommended that the City oppose the application in its current form at the OMB.  It is also recommended that staff continue discussions with the applicant to achieve revisions to the proposal that address the issues identified in this report.

 

A Rental Housing Demolition and Conversion application, file no.  13 181698 STE 27 RH, was submitted under Section 111 of the City of Toronto Act to demolish 15 rental housing units at 125 Parliament Street and 50 Power Street pursuant to Chapter 667 of the Toronto Municipal Code and was reviewed concurrently with the Zoning By-law amendment application.  The City's decision on the Rental Demolition & Conversion application is not subject to an appeal to the OMB.

Financial Impact

There are no financial implications resulting from the adoption of this report.

Background Information
(October 25, 2016) Report and Attachments 1 - 6 from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - 46 to 54 Power Street and 113 to 135 Parliament Street - Zoning Amendment Application - Request for Direction Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97880.pdf)


TE20.16

ACTION 

11:00 AM 

 

Ward: 30 

Request for Direction Report - 169-175 Jones Ave and 35 Peyton Lane - Site Plan Application
Origin
(October 20, 2016) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District
Recommendations

The City Planning Division recommends that:

 

1.  City Council direct the City Solicitor and appropriate staff to attend the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) hearing to support the owner's Site Plan Approval appeal respecting the lands at 169-175 Jones Avenue and 35 Peyton Lane subject to pre-conditions and conditions of Site Plan Approval to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division, in consultation with the city Solicitor.

 

2.  In the event that the Ontario Municipal Board allows the appeal in whole or in part, City Council direct staff to request that the Board withhold any order to approve the Site Plan for the subject lands until such time as a Site Plan Agreement has been entered into between the City and the owner and any preconditions to Site Plan Approval are fulfilled all to the satisfaction of the City.

Summary

2427451 Ontario Inc. and 2383872 Ontario Inc. submitted a Site Plan Approval application on April 30, 2015 that proposes to convert the existing church at 1690175 Jones Avenue to 14 residential units and to construct 12 stacked townhouses on the southern portion of the property.  A surface parking area is proposed for the adjacent property at 35 Peyton Lane to accommodate the parking requirement for the 12 residential units in the former church.  The Committee of Adjustment in its decision of June 9, 2016, refused the variances for the properties.  That decision has been appealed by the owner to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB).  The applicant also referred the Site Plan Approval application to the OMB on June 17, 2016, as a means to consolidate the matters at the OMB.  The basis for the referral is Council's failure to make a decision on the application within the prescribed timeframe (30 days).

 

The current Site Plan Approval application is a substantial revision to the development proposal previously considered by Council when it adopted site-specific Zoning By-law 840-2010.  The property has come under new ownership since that time.  In the opinion of City Planning staff, the current proposal by the new owner is superior to the former.

 

The purpose of this report is to review the current proposal as submitted to the City and referred to the OMB.

 

An OMB hearing on the applications is scheduled to begin on January 4, 2017.  This report recommends that the City Solicitor, together with City Planning staff, attend the OMB hearing in support of the current proposal with appropriate conditions pursuant to Section 41 of the Planning Act and Section 114 of the City of Toronto Act.

Financial Impact

There are no financial implications resulting from the adoption of this report.

Background Information
(October 20, 2016) Report and Attachments 1 - 4 from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - 169-175 Jones Avenue and 35 Peyton Lane - Site Plan Application - Request for Direction Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97862.pdf)


(Deferred from September 7, 2016 - 2016.TE18.32)
TE20.17

ACTION 

1:30 PM 

 

Ward: 28 

Application to Consider - Appeal - Signage Master Plan - 380 Front Street East
Origin
(August 10, 2016) Report from the Director and Deputy Chief Building Official, Toronto Building
Recommendations

The Manager, Sign By-law Unit, Toronto Building, recommends that:

 

1.  City Council grant the six variances to §§ 694-20A, 694-21D(5)(a) and 694-21D(5)(d), with conditions, required to allow the issuance of permits for the erection and display of three illuminated wall signs required to implement the Signage Master Plan for the portions of the premises municipally known as 380 Front Street East, as described in Attachment 1 to this report.

Summary

On March 22, 2016, the Sign Variance Committee heard Item SB8.4 and granted, with conditions, six variances from the Sign By-law required to erect and display three illuminated first party wall signs on the first and second storeys of a purpose-built media tower-type addition to the building located on the premises municipally known as 380 Front Street East.

 

The Sign Variance Committee adopted the staff recommendations.

 

Councillor McConnell filed an application to consider.

 

This report also includes, as attachments, the reports of staff, and all other materials which were submitted to the Sign Variance Committee for the March 22, 2016 meeting.

Financial Impact

There are no financial impacts associated with this report.

Background Information
(August 10, 2016) Report from the Director and Deputy Chief Building Official, Toronto Building - Application to Consider - Appeal - Signage Master Plan - 380 Front Street East
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97597.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Application to Consider - Appeal - Signage Master Plan - 380 Front Street East
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97598.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Application to Consider - Appeal - Signage Master Plan - 380 Front Street East
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97599.pdf)

Attachment 3 - Application to Consider - Appeal - Signage Master Plan - 380 Front Street East
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97600.pdf)

Attachment 4 - Application to Consider - Appeal - Signage Master Plan - 380 Front Street East
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97601.pdf)

Presentation from the Supervisor, Sign By-law Unit, Toronto Building - Application to Consider - Appeal - Signage Master Plan - 380 Front Street East
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-98663.pdf)

Communications
(September 2, 2016) Letter from Michele Cummings, President, Corktown Residents & Business Association (TE.Main.TE20.17.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/comm/communicationfile-63804.pdf)

(September 5, 2016) Letter from Michael Brewer, Vice President, Gooderham & Worts Neighbourhood Association (TE.Main.TE20.17.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/comm/communicationfile-63805.pdf)

(September 2, 2016) Letter from John D. Srebot, B.A., LL.B., on behalf of the property owner (TE.Main.TE20.17.3)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/comm/communicationfile-63807.pdf)

(September 7, 2016) Submission from John Wilson, Co-Chair, West Don Lands Committee (TE.Main.TE20.17.4)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/comm/communicationfile-63806.pdf)

(November 15, 2016) Submission from Jane Robinson (TE.Supp.TE20.17.5)

TE20.18

ACTION 

2:30 PM 

 

Ward: 20, 27, 28 

TOcore: Planning Toronto's Downtown - Proposals Report - Secondary Plan Directions and Update
Origin
(October 27, 2016) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District and Director, Strategic Initiatives, Policy and Analysis, City Planning Division
Recommendations

The City Planning Division recommends that:

 

1.  City Council request that City Planning Division staff undertake stakeholder and public consultation on the policy directions outlined in Attachment 1: "TOcore: Planning Downtown, Proposals Report" of this report, dated October 27, 2016 from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York and the Director, Strategic Initiatives, Policy & Analysis, to inform the development of the Secondary Plan for Downtown.

 

2.  The Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division bring forward a draft Secondary Plan for Downtown, based on the "TOcore: Planning Downtown, Proposals Report" contained in Attachment 1 and the policy directions summarized in Attachment 2 of this report informed by the consultations in Recommendation 1, by mid-2017.

Summary

This report seeks Council’s endorsement of the TOcore Proposals Report which provides proposed policy directions that, will inform the development of a draft Downtown Secondary Plan. The report also provides updates on the Phase 2 consultations undertaken, population growth projections for the Downtown, and the status of infrastructure strategies underway that will support the implementation of a new Downtown Secondary Plan. These policy directions will be the subject of the next round of public and stakeholder consultation to inform the development of that plan.

 

TOcore: Planning Downtown is a three-year, inter-divisional study, led by City Planning. Building on Downtown's existing planning framework, TOcore's purpose is to ensure growth positively contributes to Toronto’s Downtown as a great place to live, work, learn, play and invest by determining: a) how future growth will be accommodated and shaped, and b) what physical and social infrastructure will be needed, where it will go and how it will be secured.

 

TOcore is a response to the rapid growth and intensification of Downtown that is placing pressure on finite physical and social infrastructure assets and that is occurring in a pattern and at an intensity that is beginning to threaten the liveability of the heart of the city. The new Secondary Plan will update the Downtown planning framework to shape future growth and link growth to the provision of needed infrastructure investments to achieve the city-building vision and policies of Toronto’s Official Plan. A series of infrastructure strategies for office, transportation, parks and public realm, community services and facilities, and energy are in development as part of this review, along with a water infrastructure assessment. Financing approaches will be included as part of each infrastructure strategy.

 

TOcore is aligned to Council's Strategic Plan and will inform the update to the Long Term Financial Plan, which calls for strategic investment in infrastructure to maintain city residents' high quality of life.

Financial Impact

The recommendations in this proposals report have no financial impact at this time. A future final report, including final recommendations is where the financial impacts will be reflected.

 

As part of TOcore, there are infrastructure-related strategies and assessments, which are being prepared in parallel with the Downtown Secondary Plan. These strategies will address: parks and public realm, community services and facilities, transportation, office, and energy, as well as water needs. Potential financial impacts for each of the strategies and Secondary Plan policies will be coordinated through the established Financial Strategy Working group, being co-lead by Corporate Finance and the Financial Planning divisions.

 

Funding options will be identified through the development of each of the final strategies and assessments, there will be an emphasis on growth-related tools that best align revenues with these strategies. The fiscal capacity of the City, including the funding for large city building initiatives, will be considered within the context of the City's Long Term Financial Plan (LTFP).

 

The Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer has reviewed this report and agrees with the financial impact statement.

Background Information
(October 27, 2016) Report and Attachments 3 and 4 - from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District and the Director, Strategic Initiatives, Policy and Analysis, City Planning Division
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97827.pdf)

Attachment 1 - "TOcore: Planning Downtown, Proposals Report Part 1
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-98133.pdf)

Attachment 1 - "TOcore: Planning Downtown, Proposals Report Part 2
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-98164.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Summary of TOcore Policy Directions
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-98134.pdf)

Presentation from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - TOcore: Planning Toronto's Downtown - Proposals Report - Secondary Plan Directions and Update
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-98510.pdf)

Communications
(November 14, 2016) Letter from Grant Humes, Executive Director, Toronto Financial District BIA (TE.Supp.TE20.18.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/comm/communicationfile-64038.pdf)

(November 14, 2016) Letter from Rick Whitten-Stovall, President, Bay Cloverhill Community Association (TE.Supp.TE20.18.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/comm/communicationfile-64040.pdf)

(November 14, 2016) Letter from Richard Lyall, President, Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON) (TE.Supp.TE20.18.3)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/comm/communicationfile-64083.pdf)

(November 15, 2016) Submission from Hamish Wilson (TE.Supp.TE20.18.4)

(Deferred from October 13, 2016 - 2016.TE19.20) (Deferred from September 7, 2016 - 2016.TE18.31)
TE20.19

ACTION 

3:30 PM 

Delegated 

Ward: 19 

Application for Fence Exemption - 254 Beatrice Street
Origin
(June 13, 2016) Report from the District Manager, Municipal Licensing and Standards
Recommendations

Municipal Licensing and Standards recommends that the Toronto and East York Community Council:

 

1.  Refuse the request for a fence exemption submitted by the property owner of 254 Beatrice Street in that the fence does not comply with the requirements within the Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 447 – Fences; and

 

2.  Direct the Municipal Licensing & Standards Staff to enforce of the Notice of Violation that has been issued under the City of Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 447 – Fences; or

 

3.  Toronto and East York Community Council grant the fence exemption application as submitted. 

Summary

This staff report is in response to an application submitted by the owner of 254 Beatrice Street to maintain a closed board step method board on board wood fence consisting of 4 panels located in the rear yard.  The first panel (closest to the exterior wall of the home) measures 2.78 m (9 ft.1 in.) in height by 3.07 meters (10 ft.) in length.  The next step (section) measures 2.38 – 2.47 metres (7 ft. 8 in. – 8ft. 1 in.) in height by 2.21 metres (7 ft. 3 in.) in length.  The third section measures 2.29 – 2.44 meters (7 ft. 5 in. – 8 ft.) in height and 2.08 meters (6 ft. 8 in.) in length and the last section measures 2.34 -2.42 meters (7ft. 6 in. – 7ft. 9in.) in height and 2.86 metres (9ft. 4 in.) in length.  This matter is to be heard by the Toronto and East York Community Council who has delegated authority from City Council to make a final decision.

Financial Impact

There are no financial implications resulting from the adoption of this report.

Background Information
(June 13, 2016) Report and Attachments 1-7 from the District Manager, Municipal Licensing and Standards - Application for Fence Exemption - 254 Beatrice Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97582.pdf)

Communications
(October 5, 2016) E-mail from Anita Srivastava and Albert Yoon (TE.Main.TE20.19.1)
(October 11, 2016) E-mail from Ben Marchand (TE.Main.TE20.19.2)

TE20.20

ACTION 

3:30 PM 

Delegated 

Ward: 30 

Request for a Fence Exemption to the Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 447 - 70 Ivy Avenue
Origin
(October 24, 2016) Report from the District Manager, Municipal Licensing and Standards, Scarborough District
Recommendations

Municipal Licensing & Standards recommends that the Toronto and East York Community Council:

 

1.  Refuse to grant the application for an exemption permit, by the property owner of 70 Ivy Ave., for a fence that fails to comply with the provisions of Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 447, Fences.

 

OR

 

2.  Grant the application for a fence exemption permit, without conditions, thereby allowing the fence to be maintained as constructed.  Direct and require that the installation be maintained in good repair without alteration.  At such time as replacement of the fence is required that such installation will comply with Municipal Code Chapter 447, or its successor by-law.

Summary

This staff report concerns a matter for which the Toronto and East York Community Council has delegated authority from City Council to make a final decision.

 

The purpose of this report is to advise Council concerning an application by the property owner of 70 Ivy Ave for a site-specific Fence Exemption, pursuant to Section 447-5.C of Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 447- Fences.  The property owner is seeking Council's permission to allow for the existing fence, which does not comply with maximum fence height restrictions stipulated by Section 447-2 of the bylaw. 

 

The existing wood fence on the West side of the property in the rear yard was measured in 3 separate sections. Section 1 above the deck, measures approximately 8 feet 1 inch (2.5 m) in height and spans 16 feet and 1 inch (4.9 m). Section 2, which is on the deck next to section is 2 feet 9 inches high (0.84 m) and spans 3 feet 1 inch (0.94 m). Section 3 is on grade to the North of the deck, and is approximately 6 feet 2 inches (2.2 m) in height and spans 25 feet (7.6 m).

 

The second fence is on the East side of the rear yard and sits on top of a concrete retaining wall (36 inches off grade).  It is an existing wood fence.  There are several sections to the fence.  Section 1 is in compliance with the Fence by-law.  Section 2 is 7 feet 4 inches (2.2 m) in height and spans 3 feet 4 inches (1.0 m).  Section 3 is 9 feet (2.8 m) in height and spans 8 feet 1 inch (2.5 m).  Section 4 is 8 feet 1 inch (2.5 m) in height and spans 8 feet 2 inches (2.5 m). Section 5 is at the end of the deck and continues past the deck. The section on the deck measures 7 feet 4 inches (2.2 m) in height and spans 3 feet 1 inch (0.9 m). The remaining sections of the fence are in compliance with the Fence Bylaw.

 

The application is based on a complaint that was received and investigated by Municipal Licensing and Standards.

Financial Impact

There is no financial impact anticipated in this report.

Background Information
(October 24, 2016) Report and Attachments 1 - 12 from the District Manager, Municipal Licensing and Standards, Toronto and East York District - Request for a Fence Exemption to the Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 447 - 70 Ivy Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97889.pdf)


TE20.21

ACTION 

3:30 PM 

Delegated 

Ward: 22 

Front Yard Parking Appeal - 86 Balmoral Avenue
Origin
(October 21, 2016) Report from the Manager, Right of Way Management, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District
Recommendations

The Manager, Right of Way Management, Transportation Services Toronto and East York District recommends that Toronto and East York Community Council:  

 

1.  Deny the request for front yard parking at 86 Balmoral Avenue.

Summary

This staff report is about a matter which Community Council has delegated authority from City Council to make a final decision.

 

Transportation Services has assessed an appeal from the owner of 86 Balmoral Avenue for front yard parking.  Front yard parking at this location is not recommended because it does not meet the soft landscaping requirements of the City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 918 and the Code does not permit the licensing of a front yard parking pad where permit marking is authorized on the same side of the street, and the installation of the ramp results in the loss of an on-street permit parking space.  The owner will be given an opportunity to make a deputation before Community Council.

Financial Impact

There is no financial impact resulting from the adoption of the recommendations in this report.

Background Information
(October 21, 2016) Report and Attachments A and B from the Manager, Transportation Services, Right of Way Management, Toronto and East York District - Front Yard Parking Appeal - 86 Balmoral Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97741.pdf)


(Deferred from October 13, 2016 - 2016.TE19.23)
TE20.22

ACTION 

3:30 PM 

Delegated 

Ward: 22 

Front Yard Parking Appeal - 48 Duggan Avenue
Origin
(September 25, 2016) Report from the Manager, Right of Way Management, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District
Recommendations

Transportation Services recommends that Toronto and East York Community Council:

 

1.   Deny the request for front yard parking at 48 Duggan Avenue.

Summary

This staff report is about a matter which Community Council has delegated authority from City Council to make a final decision.

 

Transportation Services has assessed an appeal from the owner of 48 Duggan Avenue for front yard parking.  Front yard parking at this location is not recommended because it does not meet the requirements of the City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 918 in that on-street permit parking is authorized on the same side of the street, resulting in the loss of one on-street permit parking space.  The owner will be given an opportunity to make a deputation before Community Council.

Financial Impact

There is no financial impact to the City as a result of this report.

Background Information
(September 25, 2016) Report from the Manager, Right of Way Management, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District - Front Yard Parking Appeal - 48 Duggan Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97583.pdf)

Appendix A - Front Yard Parking Appeal - 48 Duggan Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97584.pdf)

Appendix B - Front Yard Parking Appeal - 48 Duggan Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97585.pdf)

Appendix C - Front Yard Parking Appeal - 48 Duggan Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97586.pdf)

Communications
(October 10, 2016) Letter from Cathie Macdonald (TE.Main.TE20.22.1)
(October 12, 2016) E-mail from Melissa Fox-Revett (TE.Main.TE20.22.2)

(Deferred from October 13, 2016 - 2016.TE19.24)
TE20.23

ACTION 

3:30 PM 

Delegated 

Ward: 22 

Front Yard Parking Appeal - 50 Duggan Avenue
Origin
(September 25, 2016) Report from the Manager, Right of Way Management, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District
Recommendations

Transportation Services recommends that Toronto and East York Community Council:

 

1.  Deny the request for front yard parking at 50 Duggan Avenue.

Summary

This staff report is about a matter which Community Council has delegated authority from City Council to make a final decision.

Transportation Services has assessed an appeal from the owner of 50 Duggan Avenue for front yard parking. Front yard parking at this location is not recommended because it does not meet the requirements of the City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 918 in that on-street permit parking is authorized on the same side of the street, resulting in the loss of one on-street permit parking space. The owner will be given an opportunity to make a deputation before Community Council.

Financial Impact

There is no financial impact to the City as a result of this report.

Background Information
(September 25, 2016) Report from the Manager, Right of Way Management, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District - Front Yard Parking Appeal - 50 Duggan Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97587.pdf)

Appendix A - Front Yard Parking Appeal - 50 Duggan Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97588.pdf)

Appendix B - Front Yard Parking Appeal - 50 Duggan Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97589.pdf)

Appendix C - Front Yard Parking Appeal - 50 Duggan Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97590.pdf)

Communications
(October 10, 2016) Letter from Cathie Macdonald (TE.Main.TE20.23.1)
(October 12, 2016) E-mail from Melissa Fox-Revett (TE.Main.TE20.23.2)

TE20.24

ACTION 

3:30 PM 

Delegated 

Ward: 22 

Front Yard Parking Appeal - 530 Soudan Avenue
Origin
(October 21, 2016) Report from the Manager, Transportation Services, Right of Way Management, Toronto and East York District
Recommendations

The Manager, Right of Way Management, Transportation Services Toronto and East York District recommends that Toronto and East York Community Council:  

 

1.  Deny the request for front yard parking at 530 Soudan Avenue; and

 

2.  Request that the owner install barriers to prevent the unauthorized parking to the satisfaction of the General Manager of Transportation Services, as indicated in Attachment 'C', attached to the report dated October 21, 2016, from the Manager, Right of Way Management, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District.  

Summary

This staff report is about a matter which Community Council has delegated authority from City Council to make a final decision.

 

Transportation Services has assessed an appeal from the owner of 530 Soudan Avenue for front yard parking.  Front yard parking at this location is not recommended because it does not meet the landscape open space requirements of the City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 918 and the Code does not permit the licensing of a front yard parking pad where the 2.0 metre setback from the sidewalk cannot be met.  The owner will be given an opportunity to make a deputation before Community Council.

Financial Impact

There is no financial impact resulting from the adoption of the recommendations in this report.

Background Information
(October 21, 2016) Report and Attachments A, B and C from the Manager, Transportation Services, Right of Way Management, Toronto and East York District - Front Yard Parking Appeal - 530 Soudan Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97743.pdf)


TE20.25

ACTION 

4:00 PM 

 

Ward: 30 

150 Hamilton Street - Application to Injure a Private Tree
Origin
(October 25, 2016) Presentation from the Director, Urban Forestry, Parks, Forestry and Recreation
Recommendations

The General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation recommends that:

 

1.  City Council deny the request for a permit to injure one (1) privately-owned tree located at 150 Hamilton Street.

Summary

This report requests that City Council deny the application for a permit to injure one (1) privately-owned tree located at 150 Hamilton Street. The property owner of 154 Hamilton Street has submitted an application to injure this tree to accommodate construction of a new four-storey dwelling at 154 Hamilton Street.

 

The subject tree is a silver maple (Acer saccharinium) measuring 80-90 cm in diameter. The tree is currently maintainable and in good condition, both structurally and botanically. Urban Forestry does not support injury of the subject tree as the proposed work does not constitute good arboricultural practice.

Financial Impact

There are no financial implications resulting from the adoption of this report.

Background Information
(October 25, 2016) Report (including Attachments 1 and 2) from the Director, Urban Forestry, Parks, Forestry and Recreation on 150 Hamilton Street - Application to Injure a Private Tree
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97660.pdf)

Communications
(November 14, 2016) E-mail from Maggie Kremin (TE.Supp.TE20.25.1)
(November 15, 2016) Letter from Ian Flett, Eric K. Gillespie Professional Corporation, on behalf of property owner (TE.Supp.TE20.25.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/comm/communicationfile-64059.pdf)


TE20.26

ACTION 

4:00 PM 

 

Ward: 29 

48 Fulton Avenue - Application to Remove a City Tree
Origin
(October 24, 2016) Report from the Director, Urban Forestry, Parks, Forestry and Recreation
Recommendations

The General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation recommends that:

 

1.  City Council deny the request for a permit to remove one (1) City-owned tree located on the road allowance adjacent to 48 Fulton Avenue.

Summary

This report requests that City Council deny the application for a permit to remove one (1) City-owned tree located on the road allowance adjacent to 48 Fulton Avenue. The application indicates that the reasons for removal are due to the poor condition of the tree and the tripping hazard caused by falling fruit.

 

The subject tree is a European alder (Alnus glutinosa) measuring 24 cm in diameter. Urban Forestry does not support the removal of this tree as it is healthy and maintainable.

Financial Impact

There are no financial implications resulting from the adoption of this report.

Background Information
(October 24, 2016) Report (including Attachment 1) from the Director, Urban Forestry, Parks, Forestry and Recreation on 48 Fulton Avenue - Application to Remove a City Tree
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97662.pdf)


TE20.27

ACTION 

4:00 PM 

 

Ward: 32 

295 Waverley Road - Application to Remove a City Tree
Origin
(October 25, 2016) Report from the Director, Urban Forestry, Parks, Forestry and Recreation
Recommendations

The General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation recommends that:

 

1.  City Council deny the request for a permit to remove one (1) City-owned tree located on the road allowance adjacent to 295 Waverley Road.

Summary

This report requests that City Council deny the application for a permit to remove one (1) City-owned tree located on the road allowance adjacent to 295 Waverley Road. The application indicates that the reason for the requested removal is due to a proposed parking pad construction.

 

The subject tree is a black walnut (Juglans nigra) measuring 14 cm in diameter. Urban Forestry does not support the removal of this tree as it is healthy and maintainable.

Financial Impact

There are no financial implications resulting from the adoption of this report.

Background Information
(October 25, 2016) Report (including Attachment 1 and 2) from the Director, Urban Forestry, Parks, Forestry and Recreation on 295 Waverley Road - Application to Remove a City Tree
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97661.pdf)


TE20.28

ACTION 

4:00 PM 

Delegated 

Ward: 20 

Appeal of the denial of a boulevard café permit located at 604 King Street West, Unit 106, Portland Street flankage
Origin
(October 27, 2016) Report from the Director, Business Licensing and Regulatory Services, Municipal Licensing & Standards
Recommendations

The Director of Business Licensing and Regulatory Services, Municipal Licensing and Standards recommends that:

 

1.  The application for the proposed boulevard café located at 604 King Street West, Unit 106, Portland Street flankage be denied.

Summary

This staff report is about a matter for which the Toronto and East York Community Council has delegated authority from City Council to make a final decision.

 

To report on the refusal to issue a permit by Municipal Licensing and Standards for a boulevard café located at 604 King Street West, Unit 106, Portland Street flankage.

Financial Impact

There are no financial implications resulting from the adoption of this report.

Background Information
(October 27, 2016) Report and Attachments 1 - 2 from the Director, Business Licensing and Regulatory Services, Municipal Licensing & Standards - Appeal of the denial of a boulevard café permit located at 604 King Street West, Unit 106, Portland Street flankage
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97870.pdf)


TE20.29

ACTION 

 

Delegated 

Ward: 19, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 30 

Appointments to Business Improvement Area Boards of Management
Origin
(October 17, 2016) Report from the Director, Business Growth Services, Economic Development and Culture
Recommendations

The Director, Business Growth Services, Economic Development and Culture, recommends that Toronto and East York Community Council:

 

1.  In accordance with the City's Public Appointments Policy, appoint the following nominees to Business Improvement Area (BIA) Boards of Management at the pleasure of Toronto and East York Community Council, and for a term expiring at the end of the term of Council or as soon thereafter as successors are appointed:

 

Ossington Avenue:

Gillies, Ian

Lieu, Amanda

 

2.  Remove the following board members from the Business Improvement Area (BIA) Boards of Management:

 

Cabbagetown:

Czettisch, Amy

 

The Danforth:

Jones, Jennifer

 

Hillcrest Village:

Chang, Jordan

Cole, Anne-Marie

 

Rosedale Main Street:

Lewis, Eve

Rodmell, Jane

 

3.  Direct that Schedule A of the Municipal Code Chapter 19, Business Improvement Areas, be amended by changing the number of board members of the Cabbagetown BIA to nine (9), by changing the number of board members of The Danforth BIA to ten (10) and number required for quorum to three (3), by changing the number of board members of the Hillcrest Village BIA to nine (9), by changing the number of board members of Ossington Avenue BIA to twelve (12) and number required for quorum to five (5), and by changing the number of board members of Rosedale Main Street BIA to eleven (11).

Summary

The purpose of this report is to recommend that Toronto and East York Community Council appoint members to the Ossington Avenue Business Improvement Area (BIA) Board of Management and remove members from the Cabbagetown, Danforth, Hillcrest Village and Rosedale Main Street BIA Boards of Management.

Financial Impact

There are no financial implications resulting from the adoption of this report.

 

The Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer has reviewed this report and agrees with the financial impact information.

Background Information
(October 17, 2016) Report from the Director, Business Growth Services, Economic Development and Culture on Appointments to Business Improvement Area Boards of Management
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97700.pdf)


TE20.30

ACTION 

 

Delegated 

Ward: 20 

Feasibility of Re-naming of Brunswick-College Parkette - The Doctors' Parkette
Origin
(October 25, 2016) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation
Recommendations

The General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division recommends that:

 

1.  Toronto and East York Community Council adopt the renaming of Brunswick-College Parkette located at 350 College Street as The Doctors' Parkette.

Summary

On July 12, 2016, a request was made to rename the park located at 350 College Street to The Doctors' Parkette. Property naming and renaming are a matter for which Community Council has delegated authority from City Council to make a final decision.

 

The Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division has reviewed the Council approved City of Toronto Property Naming Policy and found that this naming proposal meets the policy criteria and process.

 

The Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division is recommending that the park located at 350 College Street be renamed The Doctors' Parkette.

Financial Impact

There are no financial implications resulting from the adoption of this report.

Background Information
(October 25, 2016) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation - Feasibility of Re-naming of Brunswick-College Parkette - The Doctors' Parkette
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97875.pdf)

Communications
(November 3, 2016) E-mail from Rory Sinclair, Chair, Harbord Village Residents' Association (TE.Supp.TE20.30.1)

TE20.31

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 14 

Preliminary Report - 57 and 65 Brock Avenue - Official Plan Amendment and Zoning Amendment Applications
Origin
(October 19, 2016) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District
Recommendations

The City Planning Division recommends that:

 

1.  Staff is directed to schedule a community consultation meeting for the lands at 57 Brock Avenue, together with the Ward Councillor.

 

2.  Notice for the community consultation meeting is given to landowners and residents within 120 metres of the site.

 

3.  Notice for the public meeting under the Planning Act is given according to the regulations of the Planning Act.

Summary

This application proposes to construct a seven-storey building containing 106 residential units. Seventy-three parking spaces will be provided in an above-grade parking structure located at the eastern limit of the property abutting the rail corridor.

This report provides preliminary information on the above-noted applications, and seeks Community Council's directions on further processing of the applications, and on the community consultation process.

City Planning Staff and the community have raised concerns with the applicant during the pre-application process regarding the appropriateness of the proposed height and massing of the building within the context of the neighbourhood. The further processing of the application and public consultation process are recommended in order to give the applicant the opportunity to work with Staff, the community, and the Ward Councillor to address these issues and others that may arise through further review of the application.

Financial Impact

The recommendations in this report have no financial impact.

Background Information
(October 19, 2016) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - 57 and 65 Brock Avenue - Official Plan Amendment and Zoning Amendment Applications - Preliminary Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97839.pdf)


TE20.32

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 20 

Preliminary Report - 502 Adelaide Street West and 119-123 Portland Street - Zoning Amendment Application
Origin
(October 25, 2016) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District
Recommendations

The City Planning Division recommends that:

 

1.  Staff be directed to schedule a community consultation meeting for the lands at 502 Adelaide Street West and 119-123 Portland Street together with the Ward Councillor.

 

2.  Notice for the community consultation meeting be given to landowners and residents within 120 metres of the site.

 

3.  Notice for the public meeting under the Planning Act be given according to the regulations of the Planning Act.

Summary

This application proposes to develop at 12-storey, plus one mezzanine level, (47.3 metres, including mechanical penthouse) mixed-use building with retail at grade and residential above at 502 Adelaide Street West and 119-123 Portland Street. Four levels of underground parking containing 68 vehicular parking spaces are also proposed.

This report provides preliminary information on the above-noted application and seeks Community Council's directions on further processing of the application and on the community consultation process. Next steps include the applicant's submission of a complete application and the scheduling of a community consultation meeting. A final report is targeted for the third quarter of 2017. The target date of the final report assumes that the applicant will provide all required information in a timely manner and that the applicant will address the issues identified in this report and any additional issues that arise through the review process.

Financial Impact

The recommendations in this report have no financial impact.

Background Information
(October 25, 2016) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - 502 Adelaide Street West & 119-123 Portland Street - Zoning Amendment Application - Preliminary Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97866.pdf)


TE20.33

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 20 

Preliminary Report - 46 Charlotte Street - Zoning Amendment Application
Origin
(October 26, 2016) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District
Recommendations

The City Planning Division recommends that:

 

1.  Staff be directed to schedule a community consultation meeting for the lands at 46 Charlotte Street, together with the Ward Councillor.

 

2.  Notice for the community consultation meeting be given to landowners and residents within 120 metres of the site.

 

3.  Notice for the public meeting under the Planning Act be given according to the regulations under the Planning Act.

Summary

This application proposes to amend the former City of Toronto Zoning By-law 438-86 and comprehensive Zoning By-law No. 569-2013 to permit the development of a 46-storey mixed-use building with a 5-storey podium including commercial and retail uses at-grade and 248 rental residential units in the remaining floors.

This report provides preliminary information on the above-noted application and seeks Community Council's directions on further processing of the applications and on the community consultation process.

Staff have raised concerns with the applicant about the appropriateness of the proposed height and massing of the building in the context of the East Precinct of King-Spadina. The further processing of the application and public consultation process are recommended in order to give the applicant the opportunity to work with City staff, the community and the Ward Councillor to address these issues and others that may arise through further review of the application. The final report will be targeted for the third quarter of 2017, subject to resolution of issues and any required information being provided by the applicant in a timely manner.

Financial Impact

The recommendations in this report have no financial impact.

Background Information
(October 26, 2016) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - 46 Charlotte Street - Zoning Amendment Application - Preliminary Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97763.pdf)


TE20.34

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 20 

Preliminary Report - 321 Davenport Road - Zoning Amendment Application
Origin
(October 19, 2016) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District
Recommendations

The City Planning Division recommends that:

 

1.  Staff be directed to schedule a community consultation meeting for the lands at 321 Davenport Road together with the Ward Councillor.

 

2.  Notice for the community consultation meeting be given to landowners and residents within 120 metres of the site.

 

3.  Notice for the public meeting under the Planning Act be given according to the regulations of the Planning Act.

Summary

This application proposes an 8-storey (29.4 metres, excluding mechanical penthouse) residential building at 321 Davenport Road. The proposed development includes 21 units within 4,121 square metres of residential gross floor area. A total of 31 vehicular parking spaces will be provided in a two-level parking garage located at the ground floor and basement.

This report provides preliminary information on the above-noted application and seeks Community Council's directions on further processing of the application and on the community consultation process.

A Final Report is targeted for the second quarter of 2017 provided the applicant submits all required information in a timely manner.

Financial Impact

The recommendations in this report have no financial impact.

Background Information
(October 19, 2016) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - 321 Davenport Road - Zoning Amendment Application - Preliminary Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97748.pdf)


TE20.35

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 20 

Preliminary Report - 100 and 130 Simcoe Street, 99 Pearl Street, and 203 and 211 Adelaide Street West - Zoning Amendment Application
Origin
(October 27, 2016) Letter from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District
Recommendations

The City Planning Division recommends that:

 

1.  Staff be directed to schedule a community consultation meeting for the lands at 100 Simcoe Street together with the Ward Councillor.

 

2.  Notice for the community consultation meeting be given to landowners and residents within 120 metres of the site.

 

3.  Notice for the public meeting under the Planning Act be given according to the regulations of the Planning Act.

Summary

The application proposes a 59-storey mixed-use building including retail, office and residential uses at 100 and 130 Simcoe Street, 99 Pearl Street, and 203 and 211 Adelaide Street West. A total of 524 dwelling units are proposed as well as 17,171 square metres of office floor area and 785 metres of retail floor area.  The total gross floor area of the proposed development is 53,600 square metres, representing a density of 18.29 times the area of the site.  The existing building at 100 Simcoe Street has been identified through the ongoing King-Spadina Heritage Conservation District Study as contributing to the heritage character of the area.  This building is proposed to be demolished.

 

This report provides preliminary information on the application and seeks Community Council's directions on further processing of the application and on the community consultation process.

 

Planning staff recommends that a community consultation meeting be scheduled.  Staff anticipate submitting a final report on the application to Community Council in the 3rd quarter of 2017.  The target dates assume that the applicant will provide all required information in a timely manner.

Financial Impact

The recommendations in this report have no financial impact.

Background Information
(October 27, 2016) Report and Attachments 1 - 7 from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - 100 and 130 Simcoe Street, 99 Pearl Street, and 203 and 211 Adelaide Street West - Zoning Amendment Application - Preliminary Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97837.pdf)

Communications
(November 4, 2016) Letter from Patrick Devine, Devine Park LLP, on behalf of Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada (TE.Supp.TE20.35.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/comm/communicationfile-63989.pdf)


TE20.36

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 20 

Preliminary Report - 666 Spadina Avenue - Official Plan Amendment and Zoning Amendment Applications
Origin
(October 23, 2016) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District
Recommendations

The City Planning Division recommends that:

 

1.  Staff be directed to schedule a community consultation meeting for the lands at 666 Spadina together with the Ward Councillor.

 

2.  Notice for the community consultation meeting be given to landowners and residents within 120 metres of the site.

 

3.  Notice for the public meeting under the Planning Act be given according to the regulations of the Planning Act.

Summary

The application for an Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment at 666 Spadina Avenue proposes the addition of an 11 storey mixed use building with a total of 128 rental residential apartments on the south side of the property facing Spadina Ave and eight 3-storey stacked townhouses on the north side of the property along Sussex Avenue.  The proposal retains the existing 25 storey apartment building, and parking is proposed within the existing underground parking structure.

 

This report provides preliminary information on the above-noted applications and seeks Community Council's direction on further processing of the application and on the community consultation process. Next steps include the scheduling of a community consultation meeting.  A final report is targeted for the third quarter of 2017.  The target date of the final report assumes that the applicant will provide all required information in a timely manner, address the issues identified in this report, and any additional issues that arise through the review process.

Financial Impact

The recommendations in this report have no financial impact.

Background Information
(October 25, 2016) Report and Attachments 1 - 5 from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - 666 Spadina Ave - Official Plan Amendment and Zoning Amendment Applications - Preliminary Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97802.pdf)


TE20.37

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 20 

Preliminary Report - 422-424 Wellington Street West - Zoning Amendment Application
Origin
(October 25, 2016) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District
Recommendations

The City Planning Division recommends that: 

 

1.  Staff be directed to schedule a community consultation meeting for the lands at 422-424 Wellington Street West together with the Ward Councillor.

 

2.  Notice for the community consultation meeting be given to landowners and residents within 120 metres of the site.

 

3.  Notice for the public meeting under the Planning Act be given according to the regulations of the Planning Act.

Summary

This application proposes a 23-storey building with 1,428 square metres of office and/or other commercial space on the first four storeys and 129 residential units above at 422-424 Wellington Street West.

This report provides preliminary information on the above-noted application and seeks Community Council's directions on further processing of the application and on the community consultation process.

Staff have raised concerns with the applicant about the appropriateness of the proposed height and massing of the building in the context of the West Precinct of King-Spadina, among other matters. The further processing of the application and public consultation process are recommended in order to give the applicant the opportunity to work with City staff, the community and the Ward Councillor to address these and other issues that may arise through further review of the application. The proposal, as submitted, is not supportable by Planning Staff.

Financial Impact

The recommendations in this report have no financial impact.

Background Information
(October 25, 2016) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - 422-424 Wellington Street West - Zoning Amendment Application - Preliminary Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97832.pdf)


TE20.38

ACTION 

 

Delegated 

Ward: 21 

Accessible Loading/Parking - Arlington Avenue
Origin
(October 6, 2016) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District
Recommendations

The Acting Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District recommends that:

 

1.  Toronto and East York Community Council rescind the accessible loading zone, operating from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, on the west side of Arlington Avenue between a point 9 metres south of Valewood Avenue and a point 11 metres further south; and

 

2.  Toronto and East York Community Council designate an accessible person parking space on the west side of Arlington Avenue between a point 9 metres south of Valewood Avenue and a point 5.5 metres further south, from the 16th day of each month to the last day of each month, April 1st to November 30th, inclusive, and anytime, December 1st to March 31st, inclusive.

Summary

This staff report is about a matter that Community Council has delegated authority to make a final decision provided that it is not amended so that it varies with City policy or by-laws.

 

Transportation Services is requesting approval to rescind the accessible loading zone located on the west side of Arlington Avenue, south of Valewood Avenue, and designate an accessible parking space in its place.  The resident, who has accessible requirements, has use of a passenger car and no longer requires regular Wheel-Trans service.

Financial Impact

All costs associated with the necessary sign adjustments are included within the Transportation Services 2017 Operating Budget estimates.

Background Information
(October 6, 2016) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District - Accessible Loading/Parking - Arlington Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97696.pdf)

Drawing No. 421G-2268, dated October 2016
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97697.pdf)


TE20.39

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 29 

Accessible Loading Zone - Broadview Avenue
Origin
(October 20, 2016) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District
Recommendations

The Acting Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District recommends that:

 

1.  City Council designate an accessible loading zone to operate at all times except between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays, on the east side of Broadview Avenue, between a point 26 metres north of Erindale Avenue and a point 12 metres further north.

 

2.  City Council amend the existing maximum one-hour parking limit in effect from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., daily, on the east side of Broadview Avenue, between a point 81 metres north of Danforth Avenue and a point 76.6 metres north of Browning Avenue, to be in effect from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.

 

3.  City Council amend the existing maximum one-hour parking limit in effect from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., daily, on the west side of Broadview Avenue, between Erindale Avenue and a point 42 metres north of Chester Hill Road, to be in effect from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Summary

As the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) operates a transit service on Broadview Avenue, City Council approval of this report is required.

 

Transportation Services is requesting approval to install an on-street accessible loading zone on the east side of Broadview Avenue, fronting the Albany Medical Clinic (No. 807 Broadview Avenue).  The proposed accessible loading zone will operate at all times except between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays and will provide curb-side access for TTC Wheel-Trans vehicles. This designation will replace an area that was previously signed for entrance protection using advisory signs.

Financial Impact

All costs associated with the necessary signage installation are included within the Transportation Services 2017 Operating Budget estimates.

Background Information
(October 20, 2016) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District on Accessible Loading Zone - Broadview Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97751.pdf)

Drawing No. 421G-2305, dated October 2016
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97752.pdf)


TE20.40

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 30 

Commercial Loading Zone - Broadview Avenue
Origin
(October 5, 2016) Letter from City Council
Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council designate a commercial loading zone to operate from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, on the east side of Broadview Avenue, between a point 9.0 metres south of Fairview Boulevard and 11.0 metres further south.

 

2. City Council prohibit parking, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, on the east side of Broadview Avenue, between a point 9.0 metres south of Fairview Boulevard and 11.0 metres further south.

Summary

City Council on October 5, 6 and 7, 2016, referred Item TE18.89 back to the Toronto and East York Community Council for further consideration.

 

The introduction of a commercial loading zone on Broadview Avenue, south of Fairview Boulevard, will allow for local businesses to load and unload goods, free from parked vehicles.  The operating times of the proposed commercial loading zone will not conflict with the overnight permit parking or the peak period stopping prohibition currently in effect on Broadview Avenue.

Background Information
(October 5, 2016) Letter from City Council on Commercial Loading Zone - Broadview Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97759.pdf)

(September 2, 2016) Letter from Councillor Paula Fletcher - Commercial Loading Zone - Broadview Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97760.pdf)


TE20.41

ACTION 

 

Delegated 

Ward: 14, 18, 21, 30, 31, 32 

Installation/Removal of On-Street Accessible Parking Spaces - October 2016 (Delegated)
Origin
(October 26, 2016) Report from the Manager, Transportation Services, Right of Way Management, Toronto and East York District
Recommendations

The Acting Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District, recommends that:

 

1.  Toronto and East York Community Council authorize the installation/removal of on-street accessible parking spaces at the locations identified in Appendix A attached to the report dated October 26, 2016 from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District.

Summary

This staff report concerns a matter for which Community Council has delegated authority from City Council to make a final decision. The purpose is to obtain approval for the installation/removal of a number of on-street accessible parking spaces.

Financial Impact

Funds in the amount of $4,200.00 are available within the Transportation Services Division’s 2016 Operating Budget.

Background Information
(October 26, 2016) Report and Attachment 1 from the Manager, Transportation Services, Right of Way Management, Toronto and East York District - Installation/Removal of On-Street Accessible Parking Spaces - October 2016 (Delegated)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97780.pdf)


TE20.42

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 19 

Installation/Removal of On-Street Accessible Parking Spaces - October 2016 (Non-Delegated)
Origin
(October 26, 2016) Report from the Manager, Transportation Services, Right of Way Management, Toronto and East York District
Recommendations

The Acting Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District, recommends that:

 

1.  City Council authorize the installation/removal of on-street accessible parking spaces at the locations identified in Appendix A attached to the report dated October 26, 2016 from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District.

Summary

The purpose of this report is to obtain approval for the installation/removal of on-street accessible parking spaces for persons with disabilities.

         

As the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) operates a transit service on the subject street, City Council approval of this report is required.

Financial Impact

Funds in the amount of $600.00 are available within the Transportation Services Division’s 2016 Operating Budget.

Background Information
(October 26, 2016) Report and Attachment 1 from the Manager, Transportation Services, Right of Way Management, Toronto and East York District - Installation/Removal of On-Street Accessible Parking Spaces - October 2016 (Non-Delegated)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97769.pdf)


TE20.43

ACTION 

 

Delegated 

Ward: 20 

Lay-by Construction - Bremner Boulevard
Origin
(October 6, 2016) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District
Recommendations

The Acting Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District recommends that:

 

1.  Toronto and East York Community Council approve the widening of Bremner Boulevard, from a width of about 15.7 metres to a width of about 18.2 metres by the construction of a lay-by on the south side of Bremner Boulevard, from a point 43.15 metres west of Lower Simcoe Street to a point 35.0 metres further west, generally as shown on the attached print of Drawing No. 421G- 2293, dated October 2016.

 

2.  Toronto and East York Community Council authorize parking for a maximum period of 30 minutes to operate at all times on the south side of Bremner Boulevard, between a point 43.15 metres west of Lower Simcoe Street and a point 35 metres further west.

Summary

This staff report is about a matter that Community Council has delegated authority to make a final decision, provided that it is not amended so that it varies with City policy or by-laws.

 

Transportation Services is requesting approval for the construction of a lay-by on the south side of Bremner Boulevard, fronting No. 222 Bremner Boulevard (Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building).

Financial Impact

All costs associated with the construction of the lay-by is the responsibility of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.  Funds to undertake the necessary signage adjustments in the estimated amount of $500.00 will also be the responsibility of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Background Information
(October 6, 2016) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District - Lay-by Construction - Bremner Boulevard
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97698.pdf)

Drawing No. 421G-2293, dated October 2016
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97699.pdf)


TE20.44

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 28 

Road Alterations - Wellington Street East, Church Street, and Front Street Intersection
Origin
(October 1, 2016) Report from Director, Public Realm Section, Transportation Services
Recommendations

The Director, Public Realm, Transportation Services recommends that:

 

1.  City Council approve the modifications to the intersection of Church Street, Front Street, and Wellington Street East, as well as the existing north lane of Wellington Street East between Yonge Street and Church Street, as shown on Attachment 1.

 

2.  City Council rescind the parking regulations outlined in Attachment 2 – By-laws to be rescinded.

 

3.  City Council approve the parking regulations outlined in Attachment 3 – By-laws to be enacted.

Summary

The purpose of this report is to seek approval to modify the intersection of Church Street, Front Street, and Wellington Street East, as well as the existing north lane of Wellington Street East between Yonge Street and Church Street. Proposed modifications along Wellington Street include a widened boulevard, curbside TTC loading area, reduced crossing distances for pedestrians, and a parking lay-by. The widened boulevard will provide an opportunity for significant tree infrastructure to be incorporated in the boulevard, will provide widened pedestrian clearways, and space for patios and street furniture.

 

The streetscape work is part of a larger coordinated project that involves upgrading a watermain (Toronto Water), streetcar track replacement (TTC), utility upgrades (Hydro, Bell), and resurfacing this section of Wellington Street East.

 

This proposal aligns with the 2015 St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood Business Improvement Area (BIA) Master Plan to guide public realm improvements within its boundaries. The BIA has been requesting the boulevard widening since 2007.

 

On-street parking on the north side of Wellington Street East, between Church Street and Yonge Street, will be reduced in order to accommodate the proposed modifications.  The net result will be a loss of ten parking spaces. However the eight parking spaces created in the proposed lay-by will have extended hours of operation.

 

As the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) operates a transit service on Wellington Street East, City Council approval of this report is required.

Financial Impact

This proposal has been incorporated into the larger road reconstruction plan and funding is included in the 2016-2025 Capital Budget and Capital Plan for Transportation Services. All costs associated with the recommendations are included within the Engineering and Construction Services 2017 Capital Budget. Funding for the streetscape enhancements is being provided by from Economic Development & Culture/St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood BIA, Urban Forestry, Transportation Services and Section 37 contributions.  

 

It is estimated that Toronto Parking Authority net revenue would be reduced by $114,833 annually (inclusive of HST) based on the proposed changes to on-street paid parking, described in this report.

Background Information
(November 1, 2016) Report and Attachments 1 - 3 from the Director, Public Realm Section, Transportation Services - Road Alterations - Wellington Street East, Church Street, and Front Street Intersection
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97963.pdf)

(October 27, 2016) Report from Director, Public Realm Section, Transportation Services - Road Alterations - Wellington Street East and Church Street and Front Street Intersection - Notice of Pending Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97847.pdf)


TE20.45

ACTION 

 

Delegated 

Ward: 27, 29 

Heavy Truck Prohibition - Governor's Road
Origin
(October 13, 2016) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District
Recommendations

The Acting Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District recommends that:

 

1.  Toronto and East York Community Council prohibit heavy trucks at all times on Governor's Road, between Douglas Crescent (north intersection) and Astley Avenue.

Summary

This staff report is about a matter that Community Council has delegated authority to make a final decision, provided that it is not amended so that it varies with City policy or by-laws.

 

Transportation Services is requesting approval to implement a heavy truck prohibition on Governor's Road, between Douglas Crescent and Astley Avenue.  The introduction of this regulation is intended to reduce the heavy truck usage of Governor's Road.

Financial Impact

All costs associated with the necessary signage installation are included within the Transportation Services 2017 Operating Budget estimates.

Background Information
(October 13, 2016) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District - Heavy Truck Prohibition - Governor's Road
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97663.pdf)

Drawing No. 421G-2277
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97671.pdf)


TE20.46

ACTION 

 

Delegated 

Ward: 19 

Parking Amendments - Bruyeres Mews
Origin
(October 11, 2016) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District
Recommendations

The Acting Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District recommends that:

 

1.  Toronto and East York Community Council rescind the parking prohibition in effect at all times on both sides of Bruyeres Mews, between Bathurst Street and Iannuzzi Street.

 

2.  Toronto and East York Community Council authorize parking for a maximum period of 15 minutes at all times on the north side of Bruyeres Mews, between a point 15 metres west of Bathurst Street and Iannuzzi Street.

 

3.  Toronto and East York Community Council prohibit standing at all times on the south side of Bruyeres Mews, between Bathurst Street and Iannuzzi Street.

 

4.  Toronto and East York Community Council prohibit standing at all times on the north side of Bruyeres Mews, between Bathurst Street and a point 15 metres west.

Summary

This staff report is about a matter that Community Council has delegated authority to make a final decision, provided that it is not amended so that it varies with City policy or by-laws.

 

Transportation Services is requesting approval to amend the parking regulations on Bruyeres Mews, between Bathurst Street and Iannuzzi Street.  The proposed changes will provide short-term parking for patrons and deliveries to adjacent businesses on the north side of Bruyeres Mews.  Standing will be prohibited at all times on the south side of Bruyeres Mews to assist the two-way flow of traffic.

Financial Impact

All costs associated with the necessary signage installation are included within the Transportation Services 2017 Operating Budget estimates.

Background Information
(November 4, 2016) Revised Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District - Parking Amendments - Bruyeres Mews
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-98112.pdf)

Drawing No. 421G-2290
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97670.pdf)

(October 11, 2016) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District - Parking Amendments - Bruyeres Mews
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97666.pdf)


TE20.47

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 20 

Parking Amendments - Spadina Crescent and Spadina Avenue
Origin
(October 18, 2016) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District
Recommendations

The Acting Director,Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District recommends that:

 

1.  City Council rescind the parking regulations outlined in Appendix "A" – By-Laws to be rescinded, attached to the report entitled "Parking Amendments - Spadina Crescent and Spadina Avenue" from the Director of Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District dated October 7, 2016.

 

2.  City Council approve the parking regulations outlined in Appendix "B" – By-Laws to be enacted, attached to the report entitled "Parking Amendments - Spadina Crescent and Spadina Avenue" from the Director of Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District dated October 7, 2016.

Summary

As the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) operates a transit service on Spadina Crescent and Spadina Avenue, City Council approval of this report is required.

 

Transportation Services is seeking authority to designate a student pick-up/drop-off area for Lord Lansdowne Junior and Senior Public School and Da Vinci Alternative School on the west side of Spadina Crescent West, between Russell Street and the southerly limit of Spadina Crescent West.  The pick-up/drop-off area will provide parking for up to 10-minutes during school arrival and dismissal times.

Financial Impact

All costs associated with the necessary signage installation are included within the Transportation Services 2017 Operating Budget estimates.

Background Information
(October 18, 2016) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District on Parking Amendments - Spadina Crescent and Spadina Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97733.pdf)

Drawing No. 421G-2286
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97734.pdf)

Drawing No. 421G-2287
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97735.pdf)

Drawing No. 421G-2288
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97736.pdf)

Drawing No. 421G-2289
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97737.pdf)

Appendix A - By-Laws to be Rescinded
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97738.pdf)

Appendix B - By-Laws to be Enacted
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97739.pdf)

Communications
(November 14, 2016) E-mail from Hart Massey (TE.Supp.TE20.47.1)

TE20.48

ACTION 

 

Delegated 

Ward: 32 

Amendments to Parking Regulations - Kingsmount Park Road
Origin
(October 26, 2016) Report from the Manager, Transportation Services, Right of Way Management, Toronto and East York District
Recommendations

The Manager, Transportation Services, Right of Way Management, Toronto and East York District, recommends that: 

 

1.  Toronto and East York Community Council amend the existing parking prohibition in effect on the east side of Kingsmount Park Road, between Duvernet Avenue and Fairmount Crescent, to be in effect on the west side of Kingsmount Park Road, between Duvernet Avenue and Fairmount Crescent.

 

2.  Toronto and East York Community Council amend the existing permit parking regulation in effect from 12:01 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. daily on the even (west) side of Kingsmount Park Road, between Duvernet Avenue and Fairmount Crescent, to be in effect on the odd (east) side of Kingsmount Park Road, between Duvernet Avenue and Fairmount Crescent.

Summary

This staff report is about a matter which Community Council has delegated authority from City Council to make a final decision.

 

Transportation Services is requesting approval from Toronto and East York Community Council to amend parking regulations on Kingsmount Park Road, between Fairmount Crescent and Duvernet Avenue, so that the regulations will be consistent with parking signage currently posted on the street.

Financial Impact

There is no financial impact to this proposal.

Background Information
(October 26, 2016) Report from the Manager, Transportation Services, Right of Way Management, Toronto and East York District - Amendments to Parking Regulations - Kingsmount Park Road
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97753.pdf)

Appendix A: Area Map
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97754.pdf)


TE20.49

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 29 

Car-share Vehicle Parking Area - Cosburn Avenue
Origin
(October 3, 2016) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District
Recommendations

The Acting Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District recommends that:

 

1.  City Council adopt a car-share parking area for up to two car-share parking spaces for Car2Go vehicles on the north side of Cosburn Avenue, between a point 114 metres west of Pape Avenue and a point 11 metres further west.

Summary

As the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) operates a transit service on Cosburn Avenue, City Council approval of this report is required.

 

Transportation Services is requesting approval to introduce a car-share vehicle parking area (CVPA) at a new location on Cosburn Avenue, west of Pape Avenue.

 

This report will address the non-delegated CVPA in Toronto and East York District.  The delegated CVPAs will be addressed in a separate report to Toronto and East York Community Council, entitled "Car-share Vehicle Parking Areas - Various Locations".

Financial Impact

The revenue generated from the permits to the City for the new CVPA location on Cosburn Avenue will be $1,413.13 plus HST per year. All costs associated with installation, removal or modification of signs and pavement markings will be the responsibility of the applicant.

Background Information
(October 3, 2016) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District on Car-share Vehicle Parking Area - Cosburn Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97761.pdf)

Drawing No. 421G-2274, dated October 2016
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97762.pdf)


TE20.50

ACTION 

 

Delegated 

Ward: 19, 20, 32 

Car-share Vehicle Parking Areas - Various Locations
Origin
(October 17, 2016) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District
Recommendations

The Acting Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District recommends that:

 

1.  Toronto and East York Community Council authorize a car-share parking area for up to two car-share parking spaces for ZipCar vehicles on the south side of Blue Jays Way, between a point 26 metres east of Spadina Avenue and a point 11 metres further east.

 

2.  Toronto and East York Community Council amend the standing prohibition in effect at all times on the south and east sides of Blue Jays Way, between a point 26 metres east of Spadina Avenue and Front Street West, to operate between a point 37 metres east of Spadina Avenue and Front Street West.


3.  Toronto and East York Community Council rescind the car-share parking area for up to three car-share parking spaces for Car2Go vehicles on the west side of Guest Avenue, between a point 9 metres south of Danforth Avenue and a point 11 metres further south.

 

4.  Toronto and East York Community Council amend the car-share parking area for up to three car-share parking spaces for Car2Go vehicles on the south side of Wellington Street West, between a point 35.2 metres west of the west street line of Walnut Avenue and a point 11 metres further west, to operate for Zipcar vehicles.

 

5.  Toronto and East York Community Council authorize a car-share parking area for up to two car-share parking spaces for Car2Go vehicles on the east side of Emily Street, between a point 9 metres north of Wellington Street West and a point 11 metres further north.

Summary

This staff report is about a matter that Community Council has delegated authority to make a final decision, provided that it is not amended so that it varies with City policy or by-laws.

 

Transportation Services is requesting approval to introduce a car-share vehicle parking area (CVPA) at a new location in the Toronto and East York District.  Additionally, an existing CVPA will be rescinded and a CVPA area will be amended to reflect a change in the car-share company.  Finally, a previously rescinded CVPA will be re-instated and the car-share company will be changed.

 

This report will address the delegated CVPAs in Toronto and East York District. A non-delegated CVPA will be addressed in a separate report to Toronto and East York Community Council, entitled "Car-share Vehicle Parking Area - Cosburn Avenue".

Financial Impact

The revenue generated from the permits to the City for the new CVPA location on Blue Jays Way will be $779.76 plus HST per year.  The revenue generated from the permits to the City that were lost upon the removal of the CVPA location of Guest Avenue are $1,413.13 plus HST per year.  There will be no net changes with the re-assignment and re-installation of the car-share vehicle parking areas on Wellington Street West and Emily Street, respectively.  Each of these locations generate $779.76 plus HST per year.  All costs associated with installation, removal or modification of signs and pavement markings will be the responsibility of the applicant.

Background Information
(October 7, 2016) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District - Car-share Vehicle Parking Areas - Various Locations
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97646.pdf)

Drawing No. 421G-2273, dated October 2016
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97647.pdf)

Drawing No. 421G-2303, dated October 2016
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97648.pdf)


TE20.51

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 32 

Expanding the Limits of Pay and Display Parking Machines - Queen Street East
Origin
(October 6, 2016) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District
Recommendations

The Acting Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District recommends that:

 

1.  City Council rescind the existing No Parking Anytime on the north side of Queen Street East, between Rainsford Road and Woodbine Avenue.

 

2.  City Council rescind the existing two hour parking limit on the north side of Queen Street East, between Woodbine Avenue and Rainsford Road, in effect from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday.

 

3.  City Council rescind the existing pay and display parking machine on the north side of Queen Street East, between Rainsford Road and a point 85 metres east of Kingston Road, in effect from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday and 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Sunday; for a fee of $2.25 per hour, for a maximum period of 3 hours.

  

4.  City Council rescind the existing pay and display parking machine on the north side of Queen Street East, between a point 9 metres east of Rainsford Road and a point 9 metres further east, in effect from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday and 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Sunday; for a fee of $2.25 per hour, for a maximum period of 3 hours.

 

5.  City Council approve the installation of pay and display parking machine on the north side of Queen Street East, between a point 85 metres east of Kingston Road and Woodbine Avenue, to operate from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday and 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Sunday; for a fee of $2.25 per hour, for a maximum period of 3 hours.

Summary

As the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) operates a transit service on Queen Street East, City Council approval of this report is required.

 

Transportation Services is seeking approval to extend the limits of the current pay and display parking on the north side of Queen Street East between Rainsford Road and Woodbine Avenue.  This installation will generate approximately six additional pay and display parking spaces on this section of Queen Street East

Financial Impact

All costs associated with the necessary signage adjustments are included within the Transportation Services 2017 Operating Budget estimates.

 

The Toronto Parking Authority advises that the funds required to install "Pay-and-Display" parking machines on this section of Queen Street East are available in Toronto Parking Authority 2017 "Pay-and-Display" Machines Installation Program.

Background Information
(October 6, 2016) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97756.pdf)

Drawing No. 421G-2271, dated October 2016
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97757.pdf)


TE20.52

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 20 

Traffic Control Signals - Dupont Street and Palmerston Avenue
Origin
(July 12, 2016) Letter from City Council
Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommended at its June 14, 2016 meeting, that:

 

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council approve the installation of traffic control signals at the intersection of Dupont Street and Palmerston Avenue with the following conditions:

 

a. Prohibit parking at all times on the east side of Palmerston Avenue, between Dupont Street and a point 15 metres north.

 

b. Prohibit parking at all times on the west side of Palmerston Avenue, between Dupont Street and a point 15 metres south.

Summary

City Council on July 12, 13, 14 and 15, 2016, referred Item TE17.90 back to the Toronto and East York Community Council for further consideration.

 

As the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) operates a transit service on Dupont Street, City Council approval of this report is required.

 
Transportation Services has undertaken an operational review and safety audit of the intersection of Dupont Street and Palmerston Avenue. The safety audit revealed that the intersection is generally operating safely and the justifications for the installation of traffic control signals are not satisfied at the intersection of Dupont Street and Palmerston Avenue.

Financial Impact

Adopting the above-noted recommendation carries no financial impact.

Background Information
(July 12, 2016) Letter from City Council on Traffic Control Signals - Dupont Street and Palmerston Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97744.pdf)

(March 9, 2016) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District - Traffic Control Signals - Dupont Street and Palmerston Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97747.pdf)

Drawing No. 421G-2085- Traffic Control Signals - Dupont Street and Palmerston Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97749.pdf)


TE20.53

ACTION 

 

Delegated 

Ward: 22 

Stop Control - Oswald Crescent at Wilfrid Avenue
Origin
(October 6, 2016) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District
Recommendations

The Acting Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District recommends that:

 

1.  Toronto and East York Community Council authorize stop control for eastbound traffic on Oswald Crescent at Wilfrid Avenue.

Summary

This staff report is about a matter that Community Council has delegated authority to make a final decision, provided that it is not amended so that it varies with City policy or by-laws.

 

Transportation Services is requesting approval to introduce stop control for eastbound Oswald Crescent at its intersection with Wilfrid Avenue to clearly establish right-of-way and enhance pedestrian, cyclist and vehicular safety.

Financial Impact

All costs associated with the necessary signage installation are included within the Transportation Services 2017 Operating Budget estimates.

Background Information
(October 6, 2016) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District - Stop Control - Oswald Crescent at Wilfrid Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97684.pdf)

Drawing No. 421G-2281, dated October 2016
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97685.pdf)


TE20.54

ACTION 

 

Delegated 

Ward: 31 

All-Way Stop Control - Dunkirk Road and Binswood Avenue
Origin
(October 7, 2016) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District
Recommendations

The Acting Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District recommends that:

 

1.  Toronto and East York Community Council deny the installation of all-way stop control at Dunkirk Road and Binswood Avenue.

Summary

This staff report is about a matter that Community Council has delegated authority to make a final decision, provided that it is not amended so that it varies with City policy or by-laws.

 

Transportation Services is requesting Community Council deny the installation of an all-way stop control at the intersection of Dunkirk Road and Binswood Avenue.  Based on staff's investigation, the installation of the all-way stop control is not warranted.

Financial Impact

There is no financial impact resulting from the adoption of the recommendations in this report.

Background Information
(October 7, 2016) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District - All-Way Stop Control - Dunkirk Road and Binswood Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97657.pdf)

Drawing No. 421G- 2291, dated October 2016
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97658.pdf)


TE20.55

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 28 

Removal of Pedestrian Crossing Prohibition: Lake Shore Boulevard East and Parliament Street
Origin
(October 17, 2016) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District
Recommendations

The Acting Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District recommends that:

 

1.  City Council rescind the pedestrian crossing prohibition on Lake Shore Boulevard East, between the west curb line of Parliament Street and a point 30.5 metres east of the east curb line of Parliament Street.

Summary

As the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) operates a transit service on Lake Shore Boulevard East, City Council approval for this report is required.

 

Transportation Services is seeking authority to rescind the pedestrian crossing prohibition on the east side of the intersection at Lakes Shore Boulevard East and Parliament Street.  The removal of the pedestrian crossing prohibition on the east side of the intersection is required to facilitate the Accessible Pedestrian Signal operation at this location and to allow for pedestrian crossing.

Financial Impact

All costs associated with the necessary signage installation and traffic control signal modifications are included within the Transportation Services 2016 Operating Budget.

Background Information
(October 17, 2016) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District on Removal of Pedestrian Crossing Prohibition: Lake Shore Boulevard East and Parliament Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97766.pdf)

Drawing No. 421G-2292
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97767.pdf)


TE20.56

ACTION 

 

Delegated 

Ward: 31 

Speed Hump Poll Results - Coleman Avenue
Origin
(October 14, 2016) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District
Recommendations

The Acting Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District, recommends that:

 

1.  Toronto and East York Community Council deny the installation of speed humps on Coleman Avenue, between Dawes Road and Sibley Avenue.

Summary

This staff report is about a matter that Community Council has delegated authority to make a final decision, provided that it is not amended so that it varies with City policy or by-laws.

 

Transportation Services is reporting on the results of the traffic calming poll undertaken on Coleman Avenue, between Dawes Road and Sibley Avenue.  The poll provided a response rate of less than the 50 percent plus one ballot required by the traffic calming policy in order to confirm that there is a favourable consensus in the community to install speed humps on the subject section of Coleman Avenue.

 

Accordingly, continuing the process to install speed humps on Coleman Avenue, between Dawes Road and Sibley Avenue, is not recommended.

Financial Impact

There is no financial impact resulting from the adoption of the recommendations in this report.

Background Information
(October 14, 2016) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District - Speed Hump Poll Results - Coleman Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97689.pdf)

Drawing No. 421G-2057, dated February 2016
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97692.pdf)

Appendix A - E-mail from Toronto Police, dated March 23, 2016
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97693.pdf)

Appendix B - Letter from Toronto Fire Services, dated June 16, 2016
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97694.pdf)


TE20.57

ACTION 

 

Delegated 

Ward: 31 

Traffic Calming - Glenwood Crescent
Origin
(October 13, 2016) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District
Recommendations

The Acting Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District, recommends that:

 

1.  Toronto and East York Community Council, authorize the Acting Director of Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District, to request the City Clerk to poll eligible householders on Glenwood Crescent, between O'Connor Drive and Glenwood Terrace, to determine whether residents support the installation of traffic calming, in accordance with the City of Toronto Traffic Calming Policy.

 

2.  Toronto and East York Community Council, subject to favourable results of the poll, request the City Solicitor prepare a by-law to alter sections of the roadway on Glenwood Crescent, between O'Connor Drive and Glenwood Terrace, for traffic calming purposes, generally as shown on the copy of Drawing No. 421G-2125, dated April 2016, attached to the report entitled "Traffic Calming – Glenwood Crescent" from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District.

 

3.  Toronto and East York Community Council, deny the installation of traffic calming on Glenwood Crescent, between Glenwood Terrace and St. Columba Place.

Summary

This staff report is about a matter that Community Council has delegated authority to make a final decision, provided that it is not amended so that it varies with City policy or by-laws.

 

Transportation Services has reviewed the need for traffic calming on Glenwood Crescent, between O'Connor Drive and St. Columba Place, to address residents' concerns with the speed of traffic.  Our assessment indicates the criteria as set out in the traffic calming policy has been satisfied for the section between O'Connor Drive and Glenwood Terrace.  Therefore, traffic calming should be installed on this section of Glenwood Crescent, subject to positive results of the traffic calming poll.  The assessment indicates the criteria as set out in the traffic calming policy has not been satisfied on the section between Glenwood Terrace and St. Columba Place. Therefore, traffic calming should not be installed on this section of Glenwood Crescent.

Financial Impact

The estimated cost for installing three speed humps on Glenwood Crescent, between O'Connor Drive and Glenwood Terrace, is $9,000.00. The installation of speed humps on Glenwood Crescent would be subject to availability in Transportation Services 2017 Capital Funding estimates and competing priorities.

Background Information
(October 13, 2016) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District - Traffic Calming - Glenwood Crescent
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97651.pdf)

Drawing No. 421G-2125, dated April 2016
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97652.pdf)

Drawing No. 421G-2296, dated October 2016
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97656.pdf)

Appendix A - Table 1: Traffic Calming Warrant Criteria (O'Connor to Glenwood)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97653.pdf)

Appendix B - Table 2: Traffic Calming Warrant Criteria (Glenwood to Stag Hill)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97654.pdf)

Appendix C - Table 3: Traffic Calming Warrant Criteria (Stag Hill to St. Columba)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97655.pdf)


TE20.58

ACTION 

 

Delegated 

Ward: 31 

Proposed Installation of Speed Bumps - Public Lane South of St. Clair Avenue East, Between Glen Eden Crescent and Glenfield Crescent
Origin
(October 26, 2016) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District
Recommendations

The Acting Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District, recommends that:

 

1.  Toronto and East York Community Council authorize the installation of speed bumps in the first public lane south of St. Clair Avenue East, between Glen Eden Crescent and Glenfield Crescent, at the locations shown on Drawing No. 421G-2301 dated October 2016 attached to the report dated October 26, 2016 from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District.

Summary

This staff report is about a matter for which the Community Council has delegated authority from City Council to make a final decision.

 

Transportation Services has assessed the feasibility of and is recommending the installation of speed bumps in the first public lane south of St. Clair Avenue East, between Glen Eden Crescent and Glenfield Crescent.

Financial Impact

Funds in the amount of $2,080.00 are available within the Transportation Services Division’s Capital budget laneways account CTP 315-05.

Background Information
(October 26, 2016) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District on Proposed Installation of Speed Bumps - Public Lane South of St. Clair Avenue East, Between Glen Eden Crescent and Glenfield Crescent
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97745.pdf)

Drawing No. 421G-2301
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97746.pdf)


TE20.59

ACTION 

 

Delegated 

Ward: 31 

School Bus Loading Zone - Dentonia Park Avenue
Origin
(October 6, 2016) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District
Recommendations

The Acting Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District recommends that:

 

1.  Toronto and East York Community Council designate a school bus loading zone to operate from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, on the south side of Dentonia Park Avenue, between a point 104 metres west of Dawes Road and a point 30 metres further west.

Summary

This staff report is about a matter that Community Council has delegated authority to make a final decision, provided that it is not amended so that it varies with City policy or by-laws.

 

Transportation Services is requesting to implement a school bus loading zone on the south side of Dentonia Park Avenue for a satellite location of George Webster Elementary School, located at No. 90 Balfour Avenue.  There is no school bus loading zone presently provided and the proposed area will provide space for two school buses.  There will be no impacts to the overnight permit parking on this street.

Financial Impact

All costs associated with the necessary signage installation are included within the Transportation Services 2017 Operating Budget estimates.

Background Information
(October 6, 2016) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District - School Bus Loading Zone - Dentonia Park Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97683.pdf)

Drawing No. 421G-2283
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97669.pdf)


(Deferred from October 13, 2016 - 2016.TE19.62)
TE20.60

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 28, 30, 32 

Toronto East End Streetcar Routes - Extended Peak Period Regulations
Origin
(September 23, 2016) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District
Recommendations

Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District recommends that:

 

1.  City Council enact the traffic and parking by-law amendments as set out in Appendix C attached to the report (September 23, 2016) from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District.

 

2.  City Council authorize and direct the appropriate City officials to take the necessary action to give effect to Council's decision, including the introduction in Council of any bills that may be required.

Summary

As part of the City of Toronto's Congestion Management Plan, continuing efforts to reduce traffic congestion, and improve streetcar operations, this report recommends the modification of peak hour restrictions on Toronto and East York District mixed-traffic streetcar route sections east of Parliament Street.

The study area covers Broadview Avenue, Coxwell Avenue, Kingston Road and Queen Street east of Parliament Street (Appendix A). An analysis of TTC GPS-based data further calibrated through manual traffic surveys and field observations supports the recommendations in this study.

The recommended changes, which consist primarily of extensions to many "No Stopping" and some "No Left-Turn" signed restrictions, are intended to improve transit service reliability, to better manage vehicular and cycling flow during the new extended peak period, and to match the City's existing traffic regulations with prevailing traffic conditions on these corridors. The By-law amendments also include the related changes to on-street parking operations to coincide with the new stopping prohibitions.

Conditions will be monitored following implementation to determine whether the changes have the intended effect, and whether any adjustments need to be made. While these changes do not immediately impact streetcar service scheduling or planning, they are intended to improve the consistency of travel times, and allow for subsequent schedule adjustments by the TTC.

Financial Impact

The cost of implementing all signage changes as recommended in this report is estimated to be approximately $10,500.00 for turn prohibitions and $14,875.00 for parking control for a total of $25,375.00. These funds are available in Transportation Services' 2016 Capital Budget in account CTP716-27 (Signs and Markings Asset Management).

The extended peak period regulations on the aforementioned streets east of Parliament are anticipated to reduce parking revenue. The Toronto Parking Authority (TPA) has estimated a maximum potential net revenue loss of $48,477.00 annually based on the estimated utilization of affected parking machines during these additional periods. Additionally, TPA expects a total one-time cost of $13,277.50 to re-program pay parking machines.

The Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer has reviewed this report and agrees with the financial impact information.

Background Information
(September 23, 2016) Report and Appendices A-C from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District - Toronto East End Streetcar Routes - Extended Peak Period Regulations
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97591.pdf)

Communications
(November 15, 2016) Letter from Jessica Bell, Executive Director, TTCriders (TE.Supp.TE20.60.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/comm/communicationfile-64037.pdf)


TE20.61

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 18 

Realignment of Permit Parking Area 1A to exclude the addresses of 299 Campbell Avenue
Origin
(October 21, 2016) Report from the Manager, Transportation Services, Right of Way Management, Toronto and East York District
Recommendations

The Manager, Transportation Services, Right of Way Management, Toronto and East York District recommends that:  

 

1.  City Council approve the amendment to Schedule B of the City of Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 925, Permit Parking, to incorporate a revised map of permit parking area "1A", as attached in Appendix A of the report (October 13, 2016) from the Manager, Right or Way Management, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District.

Summary

Transportation Services is requesting approval from City Council to amend the boundary of permit parking area 1A.

 

Transportation Services has assessed the realignment of permit parking area 1A to exclude the property located at 299 Campbell Avenue as requested by Toronto and East York Community Council on October 13, 2016. We are recommending approval of the realignment as it will not impact negatively on the permit parking area.

Financial Impact

There is no financial impact associated with this report.

Background Information
(October 21, 2016) Report from the Manager, Transportation Services, Right of Way Management, Toronto and East York District - Realignment of Permit Parking Area 1A to exclude the addresses of 299 Campbell Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97725.pdf)

Appendix A: Area Map
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97726.pdf)


TE20.62

ACTION 

 

Delegated 

Ward: 31 

Extension of Permit Parking Hours - Dentonia Park Avenue
Origin
(October 27, 2016) Report from Manager, Transportation Services, Right of Way Management Toronto and East York District
Recommendations

The Manager, Transportation Services, Right of Way Management, Toronto and East York recommends that: 

 

1.  Toronto and East York Community Council, approve the extension of the overnight on-street permit parking hours on Dentonia Park Avenue, between Palmer Avenue and Dawes Road from 11:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., seven days a week to 11:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., seven days a week.

Summary

This staff report is about a matter which Community Council has delegated authority from City Council to make a final decision.

 

Transportation Services is requesting approval from Toronto and East York Community Council to extend the overnight on-street permit parking hours on Dentonia Park Avenue, between Palmer Avenue and Dawes Road from 11:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m., seven days a week to the new hours of 11:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m., seven days a week.

 

By extending the overnight on-street permit parking hours, the Parking Enforcement Unit, Toronto Police Service, can effectively control long term parking by non-residents through tagging and towing operations.

Financial Impact

The amount of $200.00 is available within the current Transportation Services 2016 Operating Budget.

Background Information
(October 27, 2016) Report from Manager, Transportation Services, Right of Way Management, Toronto and East York District - Extension of Permit Parking Hours - Dentonia Park Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97857.pdf)

Drawing No. 421G-2310 - Extension of Permit Parking Hours - Dentonia Park Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97867.pdf)


TE20.63

ACTION 

 

Delegated 

Ward: 27 

Request for a Report on the Implementation of a One-Year Moratorium on new Tall Building Residential Development in the Downtown Core
Origin
(October 27, 2016) Letter from Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, Ward 27 Toronto Centre-Rosedale
Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council:

 

1.  Request the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District, report back to the January 17, 2017 meeting of the Toronto and East York Community Council on the feasibility of implementing a one-year moratorium on new tall building residential re-zoning applications, or until TOcore is completed and implemented.

Summary

The City of Toronto has seen incredible growth in both residential and commercial building over the past 5 years.  The Downtown Core and Central Waterfront has received the largest proportion of this growth resulting in 38% of city-wide residential development and 46% of city-wide commercial development.   Various economic and market reports have cited that Toronto has an oversupply of housing and even the Chief Planner and Executive Director has expressed the need to "hit the pause button" on over development that doesn't meet the City's policies and planning needs.

 

Amenities and infrastructure for health care facilities, daycare and long-term care spaces, parkland, schools, community services, hydro, water, sewers, public transit and transportation have not expanded to accommodate the intense growth in the downtown. 

 

The adverse impacts of having blocks upon blocks of downtown Toronto turn into a massive, multi-year construction sites is harming the health and well-being of residents; and creating a disruptive environment for business owners.

 

The proliferation of road occupancy permits issued by Transportation Services have created significant traffic gridlock in development heavy neighbourhoods. This is further compounded by inaccessible and unsafe conditions whereby sidewalks and cycling lanes simply 'disappear' and is replaced by unsightly construction hoarding.

 

In the October 2016, the City Planning report "How Does the City Grow?" revealed information that Toronto has already exceeded the anticipated growth in the Provincial Growth Plan. From 2001 to 2015, the City of Toronto approved and completed almost 200,000 residential units which represents 50% of the anticipated growth of almost 400,000 units by 2041 in the already amended Provincial Growth Plan, which means Toronto is well on its way to exceeding the growth projections in 14 years what was expected to be done in 40 years. 

 

City Planning, in collaboration with other city divisions has been reviewing and developing new policies to address this rapid growth through TOcore. Unfortunately this comprehensive planning framework will take time becoming a fully enforceable secondary plan, even without an Ontario Municipal Board appeal.

 

While this pro-active planning work is underway, development applications continue marching into the planning department, slowing staff's ability to complete the work and rolling implementation of TOcore expected mid-2017, and increasing the over demand on our inadequate infrastructure.

Background Information
(October 27, 2016) Letter from Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam - Request for a Report on the Implementation of a One-Year Moratorium on new Tall Building Residential Development in the Downtown Core
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97790.pdf)

Communications
(November 14, 2016) Letter from Richard Lyall, President, Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON) (TE.Supp.TE20.63.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/comm/communicationfile-64084.pdf)


TE20.64

ACTION 

 

Delegated 

Ward: 31, 32 

Danforth Avenue Speed Limit Reduction to 40 km/hr, Dawes Rd to Victoria Park Ave
Origin
(October 27, 2016) Letter from Councillor Janet Davis, Ward 31 Beaches-East York and Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon, Ward 32 Beaches-East York
Recommendations

Councillor Davis and Councillor McMahon recommend that:

 

1.  The Toronto East York Community Council reduce the speed limit from 50 km/h to 40 km/h on Danforth Avenue between Dawes Road and Victoria Park Avenue, and authorize the appropriate City staff to take the necessary action to implement the reduction in the speed limit.

Summary

Council approved speed limit reductions on Danforth Ave between Don Valley Parkway and Dawes Road as part of the Road Safety Plan in July.  Danforth Ave between Dawes and Victoria Park Ave was not included.  This omitted section of the Danforth is a very busy retail area which also supports a number of institutions including seniors' housing, a busy mosque, and a retail mall heavily accessed by pedestrians.

 

We believe that reducing the speed limit on Danforth Avenue from the Don Valley to Victoria Park Avenue to 40 km will improve safety for all users, reduce confusion among drivers and support consistent enforcement.

Background Information
(October 27, 2016) Letter from Councillor Janet Davis and Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon - Danforth Avenue Speed Limit Reduction to 40 km/hr, Dawes Rd to Victoria Park Ave
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97838.pdf)


TE20.65

ACTION 

 

Delegated 

Ward: 32 

Speed Limit Reduction - Various Unclassified Streets in Ward 32
Origin
(October 28, 2016) Letter from Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon, Ward 32 Beaches-East York
Recommendations

That the Toronto and East York Community Council:

 

1.  Reduce the speed limit from 50 km/h to 30 km/h on Whistle Post Street, between Ted Reeve Drive and William Hancox Avenue.

 

2.  Reduce the speed limit from 50 km/h to 30 km/h on Ted Reeve Drive, between Gerrard Street East and Whistle Post Street.

 

3.  Reduce the speed limit from 50 km/h to 30 km/h on Flagman Street, between William Hancox Avenue and Brockville Street.

 

4.  Reduce the speed limit from 50 km/h to 30 km/h on Brockville Street, between Flagman Street and Belleville Street.

 

5.  Reduce the speed limit from 50 km/h to 30 km/h on Belleville Street, between Brockville Street and Dengate Road.

 

6.  Reduce the speed limit from 50 km/h to 30 km/h on Carnahan Terrace, between Enroutes Street and Belleville Street.

 

7.  Reduce the speed limit from 50 km/h to 30 km/h on Philpott Gardens, between Enroutes Street and Belleville Street.

 

8.  Reduce the speed limit from 50 km/h to 30 km/h on Enroutes Street, between Brockville Street and Musgrave Street.

Summary

In 2015, Toronto and East York District directed that all roads within the district classified as local streets be reduced to a 30 km/h speed limit (Items TE8.1 and TE11.72).  A number of residential streets located north of Gerrard Street East, between Main Street and Victoria Park Avenue, are open to vehicular traffic but have yet to be classified.  Accordingly, they did not fall under those previous decisions and a statutory 50 km/h speed limit is currently in effect on these streets.  Reducing the speed limit on these streets to 30 km/h will promote lower operating speeds for motorists and will be consistent with the adjacent streets in the surrounding neighbourhood.

Background Information
(October 28, 2016) Letter from Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon - Speed Limit Reduction - Various Unclassified Streets in Ward 32
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97879.pdf)


TE20.66

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 

Appointment of Members of Council to the Toronto and East York Community Preservation Panel
Origin
(October 25, 2016) Report from the City Clerk
Recommendations

The City Clerk recommends that:

 

1. Toronto and East York Community Council consider Members’ preferences listed in Attachment 1 and recommend to Council the appointment of one to two Members to the Toronto and East York Community Preservation Panel for a term of office until November 30, 2018, and until their successors are appointed.

Summary

The purpose of this report is to recommend Council Member appointments to the Toronto and East York Community Preservation Panel.

Financial Impact

There are no financial implications resulting from this report.

Background Information
(October 25, 2016) Report from the City Clerk - Appointment of Members of Council to the Toronto and East York Community Preservation Panel
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97890.pdf)


TE20.67

ACTION 

 

Delegated 

Ward: 20 

Appointments to the Board of Management of Scadding Court Community Centre
Origin
(October 26, 2016) Letter from the Secretary to the Board of Management
Recommendations

The Board of Management of  Scadding Court Community Centre recommends that the Toronto and East York Community Council:

 

1.    Appoint Gladys Akhigbe for a term of office ending June 30, 2020, or until a successor is appointed, whose appointment complies with the Public Appointments Policy and the relevant provisions of the Relationship Framework for Board‑operated Community Centres.

 

2.  Appoint Jason Szymanski for a term of office ending June 30, 2020, or until a successor is appointed, whose appointment complies with the Public Appointments Policy and the relevant provisions of the Relationship Framework for Board‑operated Community Centres.

Summary

The Board of Management of Scadding Court Community Centre at its meeting on October 18, 2016 had before it letters from John Clara dated September 9, 2016 and Doug Lowry, dated August 25, 2016, submitting their resignations from the board.

 

Under the provisions of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, a person appointed to fill a vacancy on a city board holds office for the remainder of the term of the person he or she replaced.

 

The proposed nominees are qualified to serve on the Board of Management pursuant to the terms established by the applicable City of Toronto By-law (Chapter 25 of the former City of Toronto Municipal Code), the Relationship Framework for Board-operated Community Centres and the City’s Public Appointments Policy.

 

By this letter, the Board of Management recommends that  Gladys Akhigbe and Jason Szymanski be appointed as Directors on the Board of Management of Scadding Court Community Centre effective October 18, 2016 to replace both John Clara and Doug Lowry who resigned. 

Background Information
(October 26, 2016) Letter from the Secretary to the Board of Management on Appointment to the Board of Management of Scadding Court Community Centre - Jason Szymanski
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97876.pdf)

(October 26, 2016) Letter from the Secretary to the Board of Management on Appointment to the Board of Management of Scadding Court Community Centre - Gladys Akhigbe
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97877.pdf)


TE20.68

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: All 

Use of Nathan Phillips Square for Various Events up to January 6, 2017
Origin
(October 25, 2016) Report from the Chief Corporate Officer
Recommendations

The Chief Corporate Officer recommends that:

 

1.  City Council grant an exemption to the Epilepsy Toronto and Piknic Electronik to operate a beer/wine garden contingent upon the following conditions: to operate a beer garden and to serve wine and hard liquor contingent upon the following conditions:

 

a.     approval of the A.G.C.O.

b.     approval of the Medical Officer of Health

c.     compliance with the City of Toronto’s Municipal Alcohol Policy

d.    receipt of all the necessary permits associated with the production of the event i.e. building permit, noise by-law extension permit.

 

2.  City Council grants permission to ParticipACTION, Epilepsy Toronto and Piknic Electronik to solicit donations in support of their organizations.

 

3.  City Council grants permission to Epilepsy Toronto and Piknic Electronik to host ticketed amusement park rides and performances in support of their organization. 

 

4.  City Council grant permission to Epilepsy Toronto to use open flame as a performance element at their event.

 

5.  City Council grant permission to Piknic Electronik to use special effects pyrotechnics as a performance element at their event.

 

6.  City Council require that the various events compensate the City of Toronto, through the Facilities Management Division, for all City of Toronto costs associated with an event above the standard staffing compliment.

Summary

 It is recommended that Toronto and East York Community Council give exemption to; ParticipACTION's "150 Playlist" request to solicit donations and Epilepsy Toronto's "Holiday Market 2016" requests to solicit donations, host ticketed amusement park rides, operate a beer/wine garden and use open flame as a performance element, Piknic Electronik's "Igloofest" request to operate a beer/wine garden, host a ticketed event, solicit donations and use special effects pyrotechnics at their events to be held on Nathan Phillips Square.

Financial Impact

There are no financial implications that result from this report.

Background Information
(October 25, 2016) Report from the Chief Corporate Officer on the Use of Nathan Phillips Square for Various Events up to February 20, 2017
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97667.pdf)


TE20.69

ACTION 

 

 

 

Endorsement of Events for Liquor Licensing Purposes
Summary

Seeking Endorsement of events for Liquor Licensing Purposes.

Communications
(October 14, 2016) Letter from Jennifer Chow, Special Events Manager, Second Harvest, requesting that the event Toronto Taste to be held on June 4, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at Corus Quay, 25 Dockside Road, be declared an event of municipal significance (TE.Main.TE20.69.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/comm/communicationfile-63907.pdf)

(October 24, 2016) E-mail from Jaime Martino, Director of Operations, Pride Toronto, requesting that the Pride 2017 Festival, to be held from June 20 at 2:00 p.m. to June 25, 2016 at 11:00 p.m. be declared an event of municipal significance. (TE.Main.TE20.69.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/comm/communicationfile-63908.pdf)

(October 25, 2016) Letter from Fatima Scagnol, Corporate Secretary Exhibition Place, requesting that the Toronto International Boat Show, to be held on various dates in January 2017 listed in the letter be declared an event of municipal significance. (TE.Main.TE20.69.3)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/comm/communicationfile-63909.pdf)

(October 28, 2016) E-mail from Joy Santiago, requesting that the Come Find Us, Seneca College's, Independent Illustration's 11th Grad Showcase, to be held on December 15, 2016, at Creative Blueprint (376 Bathurst Street, Suite 102) from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.; be declared an event of municipal significance. (TE.Main.TE20.69.4)
(October 28, 2016) Letter from Mark Verok, Katalyst Brewing Company Inc., requesting that the Katalyst Brewing Company and Symington Saison Launch Party, to be held on December 17, 2016, at the Henderson Brewing Company, located at 128A Sterling Road from 7:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.; be declared an event of municipal significance. (TE.Supp.TE20.69.5)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/comm/communicationfile-63958.pdf)

(November 3, 2016) E-mail from Lia Mannella, Administrative Assistant, Food and Beverage, MLSE, requesting that the NHL Centennial Alumni Game to be held on December 31, 2016 and the NHL Centennial Classic to be held on January 1, 2017, both on BMO Field, be declared events of municipal significance (TE.Supp.TE20.69.6)
(November 7, 2016) E-mail from Jonathan Bunce, Artistic Director, Wavelength Music, requesting approval of a temporary liquor licence extension until 4:00 a.m. for the Wavelength Music Festival 17, to be held from February 16 to 19, 2017 at The Garrison, 1197 Dundas Street West, and that the event be declared an event of municipal significance  (TE.Supp.TE20.69.7)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/comm/communicationfile-63994.pdf)

(November 7, 2016) Letter from Julie Baldassi, requesting that the Dim the Fluorescents, a debut film from director Daniel Warth, to be held on December 3, 2016, at 533 College Street from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.; be declared an event of municipal significance. (TE.Supp.TE20.69.8)
(November 14, 2016) Letter from Jaime Dobbs, The Society of Beer Drinking Ladies, requesting that the Bevy0031, to be held on January 27, 2017, at Macedono-Bulgarian Cathderal, 237 Sackville Street from 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.; be declared an event of municipal significance. (TE.Supp.TE20.69.9)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/comm/communicationfile-64061.pdf)

(November 10, 2016) Letter from Richard Robertson requesting that the "ideacity Closing Night Party", to be held on June 16, 2017, from 6:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. at 64 Jefferson Avenue, be declared an event of municipal significance; and requesting a temporary liquor licence extension for the outdoor concrete patio section and a portion of the private parking lot during this event  (TE.Supp.TE20.69.10)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/comm/communicationfile-64063.pdf)

(November 14, 2016) Letter from Micayla Doria, requesting that Celebrate Toronto, 183rd Anniversary Celebration, to be held on March 5 and 6, 2017, at Nathan Phillips Square from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. (both dates); be declared an event of municipal significance. (TE.Supp.TE20.69.11)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/comm/communicationfile-64064.pdf)

(November 14, 2016) E-mail from Steph Guthrie, Event Curator, requesting that Drunk Feminist Films private screening of LOVE, ACTUALLY, to be held on December 2, 2016, at the Royal Cinema, 608 College Street from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.; be declared an event of municipal significance. (TE.Supp.TE20.69.12)

TE20.70

ACTION 

 

Delegated 

Ward: 22 

Re-opening of Item TE19.61 - Pilot Project Requested - Foxbar Road
Origin
(November 2, 2016) Letter from Councillor Josh Matlow
Recommendations

That Toronto and East York Community Council:

 

1.  Consent to re-open Item TE 19.61 -  Pilot Project Requested - Foxbar Road

 

2.  Delete the Alternate Recommendations in TE 19.61 and replace them with the following Alternate Recommendations:

 

If Toronto and East York Community Council finds merit in the pilot project, the following alternate recommendations should be adopted:

 

1.  Rescind the one-way southbound and westbound designation for Foxbar Road, between Avenue Road and a point 68.6 metres south of St. Clair Avenue West;

 

2.  Prohibit entry at all times for northbound through traffic (emergency vehicles and bicycles excepted), on Foxbar Road, at a point 85 metres south of St. Clair Avenue West;

 

3.  Prohibit entry at all times for southbound through traffic (emergency vehicles and bicycles excepted), on Foxbar Road, at a point 85 metres south of St. Clair Avenue West;

 

4.  Rescind the "No Parking" anytime regulations on the east and south side of Foxbar Road between Avenue Road and St. Clair Avenue West;

 

5.  Prohibit "Parking" anytime on the east side of Foxbar Road, between St. Clair Avenue West and a point 67 metres further south; and

 

6.  Prohibit "Stopping" anytime on the east and south side of Foxbar Road, between Avenue Road and a point 67 metres south of St. Clair Avenue West.

Summary

At the October 13, 2016 meeting of Toronto and East York Community Council the Alternate Recommendations adopted contained a technical error. Please see the accompanying recommendations from Transportation Staff to correct the previous error.

Background Information
(November 2, 2016) Letter from Councillor Josh Matlow
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-98276.pdf)


TE20.71

ACTION 

 

Delegated 

Ward: 30 

Former Weston Bakery - 462 Eastern Avenue
Origin
(November 10, 2016) Letter from Councillor Paula Fletcher
Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council:

 

1.  Request the Senior Manager of Heritage Preservation Services to research and evaluate the property at 462 Eastern Avenue for potential inclusion on the City's Heritage Register and report to the Toronto Preservation Board and Toronto and East York Community Council.

Summary

The former Weston Bakery at 462 Eastern Avenue has been an important fixture and place of employment for scores of area residents in the Leslieville neighbourhood for several decades. It officially closed its doors at the end of March 2016.

 

Bakery uses have reportedly operated on the site since the 1880s.  The current brick industrial building was constructed in the early 1900s. The site occupies the full frontage on the north side of Eastern Avenue on the block between Logan Avenue and Booth Avenue.

 

The property has been sold and a submission for a mixed use development is coming forward. Given the longstanding presence and its significant role in the history of Leslieville, there is important heritage value to preserve.

Background Information
(November 10, 2016) Letter from Councillor Paula Fletcher
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-98285.pdf)


TE20.72

ACTION 

 

Delegated 

Ward: 30 

Extend Permit Parking on Valifor Place
Origin
(November 3, 2016) Letter from Councillor Paula Fletcher
Recommendations

That the Toronto and East York Community Council:

 

1. Approve the extension of the overnight on-street permit parking hours on Valifor Place, between Torbrick Road and the Canadian National Railways from 2:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m., seven days a week to 2:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m., seven days a week.

Summary

After hearing from local residents about the difficulties in finding parking on their street due to a large number of TTC employees who use side streets for parking, I recommend extending the permit parking hours on Valifor Place. This change is supported by the residents of the street as evidenced by a petition received calling for this change.

Background Information
(November 3, 2016) Letter from Councillor Paula Fletcher
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-98277.pdf)


TE20.73

ACTION 

 

Delegated 

Ward: 30 

Naming of the Public Lane between Munro and Hamilton Streets south of Dundas Street East to Kintyre Avenue
Origin
(November 14, 2016) Letter from Councillor Paula Fletcher
Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council:

 

1.  Request the City Surveyor to prepare a report back to the Toronto and East York Community Council to name the public laneway between Munro and Hamilton Streets south of Dundas Street East to Kintyre Avenue in honour of Peggy Ann Smith.

Summary

Peggy Ann Smith was a highly-respected and much loved mother, grandmother, and neighbour in Rivertowne. Her tragic death on August 27, 2016 has left her children, grandchildren and a community grief stricken.

 

Peggy's generous spirit; like her caring and compassionate ways extended well beyond her family into the larger community.  Peggy's faith was always front and centre in her life and it fueled her tremendous loyalty to her family, her neighbors and her many friends.  Her daily visits, her hugs, and her prayers are missed by the Don Mount/Rivertowne community.

 

Over 200 residents have signed a petition in support of naming the laneway in her honour. Her family is supportive of this tribute. The touching comments shared on the petition highlight the impact Peggy had on her extended family and community.

 

Given the significant contributions Peggy Ann Smith made to the Rivertowne community, it is fitting that the public laneway be named in her memory.

Background Information
(November 14, 2016) Letter from Councillor Paula Fletcher
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-98303.pdf)


TE20.74

ACTION 

 

Delegated 

Ward: 31 

Actions to address LCBO Building located at 1009 Coxwell Avenue
Origin
(November 15, 2016) Letter from Councillor Janet Davis, Ward 31, Beaches-East York
Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council direct the Toronto and East York District Director of Community Planning, in consultation with the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B, to:

 

1. Initiate a study of existing zoning within the commercial area on Coxwell Avenue, between Plains Road and O'Connor Avenues, and propose zoning amendments, particularly with respect to front set-backs, in order to preserve the character of the Olde East York Village business area;

 

2.  Request and expedite the removal and relocation of the parking meters and hydro pole(s) from in front of 1009 Coxwell Ave., working with the property owner, the LCBO, Toronto Parking Authority and Toronto Hydro to ensure the public realm in front of 1009 Coxwell Avenue achieves the objectives of the City's guidelines and standards;

 

3.  In cooperation with the Public Realm Unit and Economic Development Division, review existing and develop new public realm plans for Olde East York Village including options for reconfiguration of the public right-of-way adjacent to 1009 Coxwell Avenue, including possible changes to angle parking and the public realm to increase accessibility, improve safety and minimize the loss of parking spaces, in consultation with local businesses, residents and local Councillors;

 

4.  Convene a public meeting(s) in cooperation with the local Councillors to present the results of the above work prior to submitting any zoning, public realm or parking changes to the Toronto East York Community Council.

 

Summary

In 2016, the LCBO received site plan approval to redevelop a store at 1009 Coxwell Avenue in the "Olde East York Village". The building is almost complete and it is evident that the setback from the street is inadequate, the sidewalk is too narrow and the pedestrian throughway is obstructed by a hydro pole and a parking meter. The street has angular parking, with cars overhanging the sidewalk, compounding the problem. While the width of the sidewalk appears to meet the minimal requirements of the AODA, it does not meet the Toronto Green Standard or the City's Vibrant Street guidelines. The current situation is unacceptable and poses safety and accessibility challenges for pedestrians.

 

The approved site plan for the redevelopment includes a 0.6 metre front setback most of the street-wall, which is the minimum permitted under the former East York and Harmonized zoning bylaw. A smaller portion of the property has a 0.0 metre front setback to accommodate underground utilities and was approved by the Committee of Adjustment. 

 

The front walls of the remainder of the shops on the street are pushed back much further, creating a quaint, pedestrian-oriented, main-street shopping area. The new LCBO stands out like a proverbial sore thumb, and must not become a precedent for future redevelopment.

Background Information
(November 15, 2016) Letter from Councillor Janet Davis
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-98305.pdf)


TE20.75

ACTION 

 

Delegated 

Ward: 32 

Re-opening of Item TE17.60 - "Renaming of William Hancox Parkette to Upper Beach Garden Park"
Origin
(November 14, 2016) Letter from Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon
Recommendations

That the Toronto and East York Community Council:

 

1.  Consent to reopening the decision on Item TE17.60 – to defer indefinitely the Renaming of William Hancox Parkette to Upper Beach Gardens Park; and

 

2.  Request Parks, Forestry and Recreation staff to investigate the feasibility of naming the parkette at 45 William Hancox Ave to "Bob Acton Park", and to report back to the January 17, 2017 meeting of the Toronto and East York Community Council with a recommendation based on the criteria and process outlined in the Property Naming Policy.

Summary

The park at the centre of Upper Beach Estates Subdivision, a neighbourhood that is only 15 years old, transformed from a derelict train yard into a centre of a thriving community.

 

The park is officially named William Hancox Parkette, a name that was applied to the park automatically, in reference to its municipal address. The park has never had a sign and there has been confusion in the community about the name of the property. Adding to this confusion, the City also renamed the former Bridgepoint Park to "Bill Hancox Park" creating an apparent duplication of names.

 

In February 2016, City Council directed staff to undertake consultations regarding a potential re-naming of the park as "Upper Beach Gardens".

 

Subsequent consultation identified more community support for a new name – Bob Acton Park.  Bob Acton was a well-known fixture in the Beach community, and Upper Beach Estates subdivision where he lived.  Bob was a certified hockey and baseball instructor, and his influence was massive in the local sports community where he mentored, trained and coached athletes for more than 20 years at his school, Bob Acton Sports.  Afflicted with ALS two years ago when he was 58 years old, Bob Acton died in 2016.

Background Information
(November 14, 2016) Letter from Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-98313.pdf)


TE20.76

ACTION 

 

Delegated 

Ward: 18 

Parking Amendment - Sterling Road
Origin
(November 15, 2016) Letter from Councillor Ana Bailão
Recommendations

That the Toronto and East York Community Council:

 

1.  Amend the existing standing prohibition in effect at all times, on east side of Sterling Road, between a point 27.8 metres south of Bloor Street West and a point 17.2 metres further south, to be in effect between a point 23 metres south of Bloor Street West and a point 22 metres further south.

Summary

Residents have contacted my office with concerns about access to boulevard parking located on east side of Sterling Road, south of Bloor Street West. A parking regulation sign located adjacent to the boulevard parking is interfering with access to/from the parking area.  To improve access existing standing prohibition should be extended adjacent to the boulevard parking. The proposed recommendation will result in the loss of one parking space and it will not impact the flow of traffic on Sterling Road.

Background Information
(November 15, 2016) Letter from Councillor Ana Bailão
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-98314.pdf)


TE20.77

ACTION 

 

Delegated 

Ward: 18 

Parking Amendments on Ward Street, between Wallace Avenue and Lappin Avenue
Origin
(November 15, 2016) Letter from Letter from Councillor Ana Bailão
Recommendations

1.  That the Toronto and East York Community Council amend the existing parking prohibition in effect at all times, except each Thursday, from April 1 to November 30, inclusive, on the east side of Ward Street, between Wallace Avenue and Lappin Avenue,  to be in effect each Thursday from April 1 to November 30, inclusive;

 

2.  That the Toronto and East York Community Council amend the existing parking prohibition in effect each Thursday from April 1 to November 30, inclusive, on the west side of Ward Street, between Lappin Avenue and a point 15 metres north of Wallace Avenue, to be in effect at all times from December 1 of one year to March 31 of the next following year, inclusive and at all times except each Thursday from April 1 to November 30, inclusive;

 

3.  That the Toronto and East York Community Council amend the existing no parking except by permit in effect from 12:01 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. except each Thursday from April 1 to November 30, inclusive, on the even side of Ward Street, between Wallace Avenue and Lappin Avenue, to be in effect each Thursday from April 1 to November 30, inclusive;

 

4.  That the Toronto and East York Community Council amend the existing no parking except by permit in effect from 12:01 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. each Thursday from April 1 to November 30, inclusive, on the odd side of Ward Street, between Wallace Avenue and Lappin Avenue, to be in effect at all times except each Thursday from April 1 to November 30, inclusive; and

 

5.  That the Toronto and East York Community Council rescind the existing accessible loading zone in effect from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, on the west side of Ward Street, between a point 68.5 metres south of Lappin Avenue and a point 9 metres further south.

Summary

Residents have contacted my office to improve the on-street parking on Ward Street, between Wallace Avenue and Lappin Avenue. There are approximately 47 parking spaces on the east side and approximately 27 parking spaces on west side of the street. The residents' have expressed a desire to generally relocate parking from the west side to the east side of the street.  Additionally, an accessible loading zone on west side is no longer being used. The proposed changes will provide about 20 additional parking spaces on Ward Street and will not unduly impact traffic operations on the road.

Background Information
(November 15, 2016) Letter from Councillor Ana Bailão
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-98315.pdf)


TE20.78

ACTION 

 

Delegated 

Ward: 20 

149-157 Bathurst Street - Community Consultation Meeting
Origin
(November 9, 2016) Letter from Councillor Joe Cressy
Recommendations

Toronto and East York Community Council recommend that:

 

1.  Staff be directed to schedule a community consultation meeting for the lands at 149-157 Bathurst Street, together with the Ward Councillor.

 

2.  Notice for the community consultation meeting be given to landowners and residents within 120 metres of the site, and to additional residents, institutions and owners to be determined in consultation with the Ward Councillor, with any additional mailing costs to be borne by the applicant.

Summary

A re-zoning application has been submitted for 149-157 Bathurst Street that proposes a 19-storey residential tower with 155 units, 24 parking spaces, and retail at the ground floor.

 

It is desirable for a community consultation meeting to be held before the end of 2016 so that local residents can give their comments and feedback to the applicant without unnecessary delay.

Background Information
(November 9, 2016) Letter from Councillor Joe Cressy
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-98325.pdf)


TE20.79

ACTION 

 

Delegated 

Ward: 20 

Accessible Loading Zone - Dan Leckie Way
Origin
(November 9, 2016) Letter from Councillor Joe Cressy
Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommend:

 

1.  Amend the existing standing prohibition in effect at all times on the west side of Dan Leckie Way, between a point 15 metres north of Fort York Boulevard and a point 11 metres further north, to operate between a point 23.5 metres north of Fort York Boulevard and a point 11 metres further north;

 

2.  Amend the existing accessible loading zone in effect at all times on the west side of Dan Leckie Way, between a point 15 metres north of Fort York Boulevard and a point 11 metres further north, to operate between a point 23.5 metres north of Fort York Boulevard and a point 11 metres further north; and

 

3.  Amend the existing pay-and-display parking in effect from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday to Saturday and from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday, on the west side of Dan Leckie Way, between a point 26 metres north of Fort York Boulevard and Iceboat Terrace, to operate between a point 34.5 metres north of Fort York Boulevard and Iceboat Terrace.

Summary

Accessible vehicles are experiencing difficulties loading and unloading passengers on the west side of Dan Leckie Way, fronting 150 Dan Leckie Way, due to the presence of a planter box that interferes with the vehicles' wheelchair ramps. The proposed adjustment to the existing accessible loading zone location will improve the pick-up/drop-off activity by TTC Wheel-Trans and other accessible vehicles. This change will result in the loss of one pay-and-display parking space.

Background Information
(November 9, 2016) Letter from Councillor Joe Cressy
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-98326.pdf)


TE20.80

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 30 

Assumption of Services, Don Mount Court Subdivision - Registered Plan 66M-2441
Origin
(November 15, 2016) Report from the Director, Public Realm Section, Transportation Services
Recommendations

The Director, Public Realm Section, Transportation Services, recommends that:  

 

1.  City Council assume the services installed within the Don Mount Court Subdivision and that the City formally assume the roads within the Registered Plan of Subdivision 66M-2441;

 

2.  City Council authorize the Director, Engineering Review to release the performance guarantee held with respect to the municipal services in accordance with the Subdivision Agreement;

 

3.  City Council direct that an assumption By-law be prepared to assume the public highways and municipal services within the Registered Subdivision Plan 66M-2441;

 

4.  City Council authorize and direct the City Solicitor to register the assumption By-law in the Land Registry Office, at the expense of the Owner;

 

5.  City Council authorize and direct the appropriate City Officials to transfer ownership of the street lighting system constructed within the Plan of Subdivision 66M-2441 to Toronto Hydro; and

 

6.  City Council authorize the appropriate City Officials to take the necessary action to give effect thereto.

Summary

Since Don Mount Court was redeveloped into Rivertowne, local residents have been working with their Councillor as well as staff in Transportation Services, City Planning, Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC), Ralph Thornton Centre and Toronto Police Service officers to address traffic safety and infiltration issues.  This report responds to the requirement for a report on Traffic Planning in Rivertowne from the General Manager, Transportation Services, prior to consideration of the assumption of services, Don Mount Court Subdivision - Registered Plan 66M-2441.

Financial Impact

There are no financial impacts resulting from the adoption of this report.

Background Information
(November 15, 2016) Report from the Director, Public Realm Section, Transportation Services - Assumption of Services, Don Mount Court Subdivision - Registered Plan 66M-2441
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-98365.pdf)


TE20.81

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 19 

Building a new downtown park on the City-owned 2.3 acre site at 28 Bathurst Street
Origin
(November 15, 2016) Letter from Councillor Mike Layton, Ward 19, Trinity-Spadina
Recommendations

I am requesting that TEYCC request the Director of Community Planning, Toronto and East York District to:

 

a.  initiate the process of amending the Zoning By-law, and Official Plan, to change the land use designation from Regeneration Areas to Parks, and the zoning to an appropriate Park zone category, at 28 Bathurst St;

 

b.  host a community meeting, with the Ward Councillor and neighbouring Ward Councillor, on the City-initiated By-law amendments noted in Part 1 above, in December 2016, and give notice for this community meeting to landowners and residents within 120 metres of the site; and

 

c.  report back to the Toronto and East York Community Council at its meeting on February 22, 2017, with recommended amendments to the Official Plan and Zoning By-law 438-86, as amended.

Summary

We have a rare opportunity right now to build a 2.3 acre downtown park on City-owned land.

 

28 Bathurst is a 2.3 acre site located on the west side of Bathurst Street and Front Street West, just north of the rail corridor and Fort York.  This is in a high growth area of the city where new parks are sorely needed. The Niagara area increased in population by 83% between 2001 and 2011 and even more significantly in the last few years with a number of condominiums coming online and still under construction.

 

The 2.3 acre and mostly rectangular site would support active recreation programming that is in high demand in downtown parks and is strategically located to connect the east end of the West Toronto Railpath to the downtown core. The new population in the area is putting pressure on existing parks and a new park at this site would serve the local community with children’s play areas and active recreation uses.

 

This is a rare opportunity for us as a City to use City-owned land. It would be both challenging and expensive for us to find and purchase an alternative property in the neighbourhood. According to City staff, land in the downtown is $30 to $60 million per acre. This site is already owned by the City and would cost approximately $4 million to remediate.

 

This now vacant site was formerly the location of a lead smelter and afterwards was filled with debris and battery casings. The land was expropriated in 1988 and a portion of the site to the north was remediated to residential standards. The remediated portion is now known as 34 Bathurst Street and is home to a daycare centre and a transitional residence. A park at 28 Bathurst would complement these uses.

 

Parks staff have indicated to my office that they have an interest in the site and can find the capital funding for remediation, design, and construction at 28 Bathurst.  They estimate it would cost approximately $4 million to move through environmental assessments and remediation of the site, far less than purchasing a similar sized site in the downtown, if such a site were available.

 

In 2011, City Council declared the property surplus with the intention to transfer it to Build Toronto. Despite significant efforts, Build Toronto has not been able to find a financially viable development for this site that is of a scale appropriate to the context. The terms of the transfer have not been agreed to and the site has been in limbo for the last 5 years. I have been advocating that the site in its entirety be turned into a public park.  

 

Throughout 2013 and 2014 Community Planning, my office, and the local community worked on the South Niagara Planning Strategy which was approved by City Council in August 2014. The Strategy called for a further increase in the amount of park space in the South Niagara area and included the creation of Regeneration Areas intended for a broad mix of commercial, residential, light industrial, institutional, live/work, and parks and open space. The Plan placed an emphasis on the creation of public open space, providing both visual and physical connections to Fort York and the waterfront, and adding a variety of land use and densities including community services and facilities.  These recommendations were consistent with what we heard very clearly from the local community. 

 

The property would need to be rezoned to Parks and Open Space to accommodate a parks use. It is for that reason I am asking you to support my motion to initiate the process of changing the use to Parks. This would allow us to hold a community meeting and for Community Planning to report back to TEYCC with their recommendations in the new year.

Background Information
(November 15, 2016) Letter from Councillor Mike Layton - Building a new downtown park on the City-owned 2.3 acre site at 28 Bathurst Street
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-98368.pdf)


TE20.82

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 20, 27, 28 

Request for a Report on Planning Tools to Ensure Municipal Service Levels and Infrastructure Keep Pace with Downtown Development Forecast
Origin
(November 15, 2016) Letter from Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, Councillor Joe Cressy and Councillor Pam McConnell
Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council:

 

1.  Request the City Solicitor and the Director of Toronto and East York District Community Planning, in consultation with the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, to report back to the January 17, 2017 meeting of the Toronto and East York Community Council on the following:

 

a)  available planning, financial and legislative mechanisms to manage growth including those available during the course of planning studies,

 

b)  the feasibility of expediting the completion of TOcore,

 

c)  a process which includes stakeholder consultation in the development of TOcore enhanced financial strategies led by City Finance Division to accommodate the pressures as a result of the residential intensification in the downtown core.

Summary

The City of Toronto has seen incredible growth in both residential and commercial development over the past 5 years.  The Downtown Core and Central Waterfront has received the largest proportion of this development growth resulting in 38% of city-wide residential and 46% of city-wide commercial.   Despite this unprecedented growth, amenities, capital improvements and infrastructure for health care facilities, affordable daycare and long-term care spaces, parkland, schools, community services, hydro, water, sewers, public transit and transportation have not expanded to accommodate the intense growth in the downtown core. 

 

The adverse impacts of having entire blocks of downtown Toronto turn into massive, multi-year construction sites are harming the health and well-being of residents; and creating a disruptive environment and financial hardship for business owners.

 

The proliferation of road occupancy permits issued by Transportation Services have created significant traffic gridlock in development heavy neighbourhoods. This is further compounded by inaccessible and unsafe conditions whereby sidewalks and cycling lanes simply 'disappear' and are replaced by unsightly construction sites and hoarding.

 

The October 2016 City Planning report "How Does the City Grow?" revealed information that Toronto has already exceeded the anticipated growth in the Provincial Growth Plan. From

 

2001 to 2015, the City of Toronto approved and completed almost 200,000 residential units which represents 50% of the anticipated growth of almost 400,000 units by 2041 in the already amended Provincial Growth Plan, which means Toronto is well on its way to exceeding the growth projections in 14 years what was expected to be done in 40 years.

 

City Planning, in collaboration with other city divisions has been reviewing and developing new policies to address this rapid growth through TOcore. Unfortunately this comprehensive planning framework will take time becoming a fully enforceable secondary plan, even without an Ontario Municipal Board appeal.

 

While this pro-active planning work is underway, development applications continue marching into the planning department, slowing staff's ability to complete the work and rolling implementation of TOcore expected mid-2017. 

Background Information
(November 15, 2016) Letter from Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-98371.pdf)


TE20.83

ACTION 

 

Delegated 

Ward: 27 

Parking Amendment - McMurrich Street
Origin
(November 15, 2016) Letter from Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam
Recommendations

It is recommended that:

 

1.  Toronto and East York Community Council rescind the existing the existing 10-minute maximum parking limit in effect from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, on the west side of McMurrich Street, between a point 45 metres north of Davenport Road and a point 6 metres further north.

 

2.  Toronto and East York Community Council rescind the existing parking prohibition in effect from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. of one day to 8:30 a.m. of the next following day, Monday to Friday, on the west side of McMurrich Street, between a point 45 metres north of Davenport Road and a point 6 metres further north.

 

3.  Toronto and East York Community Council prohibit stopping at all times on the west side of McMurrich Street, between a point 25 metres north of Davenport Road and a point 28 metres further north.

 

4.  Toronto and East York Community Council rescind the existing parking machines on the west side of McMurrich Street, between a point 25 metres north of Davenport Road and a point 28 metres further north, operating from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday to Saturday, and 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Sunday for a maximum period of three hours at a rate of $2.25 per hour.

Summary

Vehicles making deliveries, garbage collection or loading/unloading activities for 15 McMurrich Street, 18 Davenport Road, 890 Yonge Street, and 900 Yonge Street must use the driveway that services 15 McMurrich Street.  These activities occur throughout the day, by a variety of truck types and sizes.  On occasion, truck drivers find it difficult to manoeuvre in or out if a vehicle is parked on the west side of McMurrich Street, opposite the driveway that services 15 McMurrich Street.  On occasion, drivers will also park on-street to load/unload, and create an unsafe situation in the process as traffic flow on McMurrich Street becomes problematic.

 

In order to deter parking and improve access to/from the driveway that services 15 McMurrich Street, stopping must be prohibited at all times opposite this driveway.  Approximately five on-street parking spaces will be eliminated on this section of McMurrich Street with the adoption of this parking proposal

 

In addition, the daycare centre on the west side of McMurrich Street was demolished as part of the development at 32 Davenport Road (The Yorkville Condominiums), therefore the current 10-minute "daycare pick-up and drop off" area is no longer required.

Background Information
(November 15, 2016) Letter from Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-98370.pdf)


TE20.84

ACTION 

 

Delegated 

Ward: 29 

Request for Staff to Evaluate the Significance of the Property - 1192 Danforth Avenue
Origin
(November 15, 2016) Letter from Councillor Mary Fragedakis, Ward 29 Toronto-Danforth
Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council:

 

1.  Request the Senior Manager of Heritage Preservation Services to research and evaluate the property at 1192 Danforth Avenue for potential inclusion on the City's Heritage Register and report to the Toronto Preservation Board and Toronto and East York Community Council in the second quarter of 2017.

Summary

As this historic property, 1192 Danforth Avenue, is located at the northeast corner of Greenwood and Danforth Avenues, I would like to be better informed with respect to the merit of the property's inclusion on the Heritage Register so that it may be considered in the planning of the neighbourhood.

Background Information
(November 15, 2016) Letter from Councillor Mary Fragedakis, Ward 29, Toronto-Danforth
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-98357.pdf)


TE20.85

ACTION 

 

Delegated 

Ward: 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 

Enactment of By-laws
Summary

Introduction and consideration of bills for enactment as By-laws.