Agenda

Consolidated



Scarborough Community Council


Meeting No. 28   Contact Yvonne Davies, Committee Administrator
Meeting Date Tuesday, November 19, 2013
  Phone 416-396-7287
Start Time 9:30 AM
  E-mail scc@toronto.ca
Location Council Chamber, Scarborough Civic Centre
  Chair   Councillor Michelle Berardinetti  


 

Councillor Michelle Berardinetti (Chair)

Councillor Gary Crawford (Vice Chair)

 

Councillor Paul Ainslie

Councillor Raymond Cho

Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker

Councillor Mike Del Grande

 

Councillor Norm Kelly

Councillor Chin Lee

Councillor Ron Moeser

Councillor Michael Thompson

 

 

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The City collects this information to enable it to make informed decisions on the relevant issue(s).  If you are submitting letters, faxes, e-mails, presentations or other communications to the City, you should be aware that your name and the fact that you communicated with the City will become part of the public record and will appear on the City’s website.  The City will also make your communication and any personal information in it - such as your postal address, telephone number or e-mail address - available to the public, unless you expressly request the City to remove it.

 

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

 

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Schedule of Timed Items

 

9:40 a.m. - Item SC28.1

10:00 a.m. - Item SC28.2

11:00 a.m. - Items SC28.19 - SC28.20

1:30 p.m. – Items SC28.27 – SC28.28

 

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

 

Declarations of Interest under the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act.

 

Confirmation of Minutes – October 17, 2013

 

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

 

SC28.1

Presentation 

9:40 AM 

 

 

Presentation - Rouge Valley Health System and The Scarborough Hospital
Summary

To provide an update on the ongoing merger exploration process between Rouge Valley Health System and the Scarborough Hospital.

Background Information
(November 19, 2013) Presentation - Rouge Valley Health System and The Scarborough Hospital
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-63854.pdf)


(Deferred from October 17, 2013 - 2013.SC27.2) (Deferred from September 10, 2013 - 2013.SC26.2) (Deferred from June 18, 2013 - 2013.SC25.2)
SC28.2

ACTION 

10:00 AM 

Delegated 

Ward: 37 

Request for Fence Exemption - 119 Lilian Drive
Origin
(May 16, 2013) Report from the Manager, Municipal Licensing and Standards, Scarborough District
Recommendations

Municipal Licensing and Standards, Scarborough District, recommends that Scarborough Community Council:

 

1.         Refuse the application for exemption from Chapter 447-Fences, of the Toronto Municipal Code at 119 Lilian Drive:

 

            a.         For not having the entrances of the build located outside the enclosure.

 

            b.         For having a solid wood fence located within 2.4 metres of a driveway.  

                           

2.         Confirm the notice and direct that a second notice be given under this article.

Summary

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

 

The purpose of this report is to consider a request by the owner(s) of 119 Lilian Drive to be exempted from 2 sections of Chapter 447-Fences:

 

-           Section 3(C). A swimming pool enclosure shall be designed and constructed so that all entrances to any buildings are located outside the enclosed area.

 

-           Section 2(C).  Any fence within 2.4 metres of any driveway shall be an open mesh chain-link fence or equivalent open fence construction as not to obstruct the view of the boulevard or highway.

Financial Impact

There are no financial implications.

Background Information
(May 16, 2013) Report from the Manager, Municipal Licensing and Standards, Scarborough District - Request for Fence Exemption - 119 Lilian Drive
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-62634.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Photographs - 119 Lilian Drive
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-62633.pdf)

Attachment 2 - Letter from Owner - 119 Lilian Drive
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-62635.pdf)

Attachment 3 - Proposed Fence Drawing - 119 Lilian Drive
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-62636.pdf)

Attachment 4 - Survey - 119 Lilian Drive
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-62637.pdf)


SC28.3

ACTION 

 

Delegated 

Ward: 39 

Request to Demolish the Residential Building at 3004 Kennedy Road
Origin
(October 7, 2013) Report from the Director of Toronto Building and Deputy Chief Building Official, Scarborough District
Recommendations

Toronto Building, Scarborough District, recommends that Scarborough Community Council:

 

1.         Approve the application to demolish the subject residential building at 3004 Kennedy Road with the following conditions:

           

a.         that a construction fence be erected in accordance with the provisions of the Municipal Code, Chapter 363, Article III.

 

b.         that all debris and rubble be removed immediately after demolition.

 

c.         that sod or similar ground cover be laid on the site and the site be maintained free of garbage and weeds, in accordance with the Municipal Code Chapter 623‑5 and 629-10, paragraph B.

 

d.         that any holes on the property are backfilled with clean fill immediately after the demolition.

 

e.         that the approval of Toronto Public Health  is obtained prior to the permit issuance.

 

f.          that all privately and publicly owned trees, which are protected by the City of Toronto By-laws, be protected in accordance with the By-laws during the demolition process.

Summary

This report is about a matter for which Scarborough Community Council has delegated authority to make a final decision.

 

In accordance with By-law No. 1009-2006, I refer the demolition permit application for 3004 Kennedy Road to Scarborough Community Council to grant or refuse the application, including any conditions, if any, to be attached to the permit.

Financial Impact

Future property tax revenues may be reduced due to a change in the property’s classification.

Background Information
(October 7, 2013) Report from the Director of Toronto Building and Deputy Chief Building Official, Scarborough District - Request to Demolish the Residential Building at 3004 Kennedy Road
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-62570.pdf)

Attachments 1-4 - 3004 Kennedy Road - Demolition of a Residential Building
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-62571.pdf)


SC28.4

ACTION 

 

Delegated 

Ward: 43 

Request to Grant or Refuse the Application to Demolish a Residential Building at 87 Morningside Avenue with No Building Permit Issued
Origin
(October 17, 2013) Report from the Director of Toronto Building and Deputy Chief Building Official, Scarborough District
Recommendations

Toronto Building, Scarborough District, recommends that Scarborough Community Council:

 

1.         Approve the application to demolish the subject residential building at 87 Morningside Avenue with the following conditions:

 

a.         that a construction fence be erected in accordance with the provisions of the Municipal Code, Chapter 363, Article III, if deemed appropriate by the Chief Building Official.

 

b.         that all debris and rubble be removed immediately after demolition.

 

c.         that sod or similar ground cover be laid on the site and the site be maintained free of garbage and weeds, in accordance with the Municipal Code Chapter 623‑5 and 629‑10, paragraph B.

 

d.         that any holes on the property are backfilled with clean fill immediately after the demolition.

 

e.         that all privately and publicly owned trees, which are protected by the City of Toronto By-laws, be protected in accordance with the By-laws during the demolition process.

Summary

This report is about a matter for which Scarborough Community Council has delegated authority to make a final decision.

 

In accordance with By-law No. 1009-2006, I refer the demolition permit application for 87 Morningside Avenue to Scarborough Community Council to grant or refuse the application, including any conditions, if any, to be attached to the permit.

Financial Impact

 Future property tax revenues may be reduced due to a change in the property’s classification.

Background Information
(October 17, 2013) Report from the Director of Toronto Building and Deputy Chief Building Official, Scarborough District - Request to Grant or Refuse the Application to Demolish a Residential Building at 87 Morningside Avenue with No Building Permit Issued
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-62748.pdf)

Attachments 1-3 - Request to Grant or Refuse the Application to Demolish a Residential Building at 87 Morningside Avenue with No Building Permit Issued
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-62749.pdf)


SC28.5

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 38 

178 Bellamy Road North - Application to Remove a Private Tree
Origin
(October 25, 2013) 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 application to remove the privately owned black walnut tree at 178 Bellamy Road North.

Summary

This report recommends that City Council deny the application for a permit to remove one (1) privately owned tree.  The owner has requested tree removal due to their concerns with the proximity of the tree to their driveway and that of the adjacent property to the east, as well as falling debris from the tree.

 

The subject tree is a black walnut (Juglans nigra), measuring 55 cm in diameter, located in the front yard of the property.  The tree is in good condition and, therefore, Urban Forestry cannot support removal of this tree.

 

The policies of the City of Toronto do not support removal of walnut trees due to falling fruit.  These policies have consistently been upheld by City Council.

Financial Impact

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

Background Information
(October 25, 2013) Report and Attachment 1 from the Director, Urban Forestry, Parks, Forestry and Recreation - 178 Bellamy Road North - Application to Remove a Private Tree
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-62982.pdf)


SC28.6

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 38 

9 Ronway Crescent - Application to Remove a Private Tree
Origin
(October 29, 2013) 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 application to remove the privately owned Colorado spruce tree at 9 Ronway Crescent.

Summary

This report recommends that City Council deny the application for a permit to remove one (1) privately owned tree.  The owner has requested tree removal due to concerns with its location, maintenance, and that roots may be growing into the sewer line.

 

The subject tree is a Colorado spruce (Picea pungens), measuring 39 cm in diameter, located at the front of the property.  This tree is healthy; therefore, Urban Forestry cannot support removal of this tree.

Financial Impact

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

Background Information
(October 29, 2013) Report and Attachment 1 from the Director, Urban Forestry, Parks, Forestry and Recreation - 9 Ronway Crescent - Application to Remove a Private Tree
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-63016.pdf)


SC28.7

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 43 

1 Moss Street - Application to Remove a Private Tree
Origin
(October 25, 2013) 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 application to remove the privately owned white birch tree at 1 Moss Street.

Summary

This report recommends that City Council deny the application for a permit to remove one (1) privately owned tree.  The owner has requested tree removal due to her concerns with its proximity to the house and related issues.

 

The subject tree is a white birch (Betula papyrifera), measuring 40 cm in diameter, located at the front of the property.  This tree is in good condition and therefore Urban Forestry cannot support removal of this tree.

Financial Impact

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

Background Information
(October 25, 2013) Report and Attachment 1 from the Director, Urban Forestry, Parks, Forestry and Recreation - 1 Moss Street - Application to Remove a Private Tree
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-63022.pdf)

Communications
(November 1, 2013) Letter from Councillor Paul Ainslie, Ward 43 - Scarborough East (SC.New.SC28.7.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/sc/comm/communicationfile-41022.pdf)

(November 18, 2013) E-mail from April Stewart (SC.New.SC28.7.2)

SC28.8

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 44 

Assumption of Services - 6440-6452 Kingston Road - Ballymore Developments (Kingston) Corp. - Registered Plan of Subdivision 66M-2475
Origin
(October 25, 2013) Report from the City Solicitor
Recommendations

The City Solicitor recommends that:

 

1.         City Council assume the services installed at 6440-6452 Kingston Road and that the City formally assume the roads within Plan of Subdivision 66M-2475.

 

2.         City Council authorize the Legal Services Division to release the performance guarantee held with respect to this Plan of Subdivision 66M-2475.

 

3.         City Council direct that an assumption By-law be prepared to assume the public highway and municipal services within the Subdivision Plan 66M-2475 at 6440-6452 Kingston Road.

 

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 the City Clerk and Treasurer to sign any release or other documentation necessary to give effect thereto.

 

6.         City Council authorize the appropriate City officials to transfer ownership of the street lighting system constructed within Plan of Subdivision 66M-2475 at 6440-6452 Kingston Road to Toronto Hydro.

Summary

This report requests Council’s authority for the City to assume the services with respect to the development at 6440-6452 Kingston Road.

Financial Impact

The Recommendations have no financial impact beyond what has already been approved in the current year’s budget.

Background Information
(October 25, 2013) Report and Attachment 1 from the City Solicitor - Assumption of Services - 6440-6452 Kingston Road - Ballymore Developments (Kingston) Corp. - Registered Plan of Subdivision 66M-2475
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-63026.pdf)


(Deferred from October 17, 2013 - 2013.SC27.8)
SC28.9

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 37 

Prohibited Turn Regulation - 1421 Kennedy Road
Origin
(September 30, 2013) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Scarborough District
Recommendations

Transportation Services recommends that:

 

1.         City Council enact the prohibited turns regulation, as identified in Appendix 1 of the report (September 30, 2013) from the Director, Transportation Services, Scarborough District.

 

2.         City Council pass or amend the appropriate by-law(s) accordingly.

Summary

The purpose of this report is to obtain approval for the installation of a no left-turn prohibition for westbound left turns out of a bank driveway, approximately 74 metres south of Ellesmere Road. Traffic studies reveal that a no left-turn prohibition is justified. Prohibiting westbound left-turns at this driveway will provide a safer environment for roadway users and allow enforcement by the Toronto Police Service.

Financial Impact

The financial cost of installing the appropriate signage is approximately $500.00.   Funding for the signs is available in the Transportation Services 2013 Operating Budget, within Cost Centre TP0397.

Background Information
(September 30, 2013) Report and Appendix 1 from the Director, Transportation Services, Scarborough District - Prohibited Turn Regulations - 1421 Kennedy Road
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-62639.pdf)

Location Plan - 1421 Kennedy Road
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-62640.pdf)


SC28.10

ACTION 

 

Delegated 

Ward: 35 

Speed Limit - Boyce Avenue
Origin
(October 31, 2013) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Scarborough District
Recommendations

Transportation Services recommends that Scarborough Community Council:

 

1.         Not approve a 40 kilometre per hour speed limit on Boyce Avenue between Brimley Road and Oswego Road.

 

2.         Not pass or amend the appropriate by-law(s) accordingly.

Summary

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

 

This report provides the results of a 40 km/h speed limit warrant analysis conducted on Boyce Avenue between Brimley Road and Oswego Road. A 40 km/h speed limit is not technically justified on Boyce Avenue.

Financial Impact

There is no financial impact associated with this report; however, should the 40 km/h speed limit be approved the financial cost of posting the speed limit signs is approximately $750.00.  Funding for the signs would be available in the Transportation Services 2013 Operating Budget, within Cost Centre TP0397.

Background Information
(October 31, 2013) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Scarborough District - Speed Limit - Boyce Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-63100.pdf)

Location Plan - Boyce Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-63101.pdf)


SC28.11

ACTION 

 

Delegated 

Ward: 35 

All-Way Stop Control - Denton Avenue and Macey Avenue
Origin
(October 31, 2013) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Scarborough District
Recommendations

Transportation Services recommends that Scarborough Community Council:

 

1.         Approve the installation of an All-Way Stop Control on Denton Avenue and Macey Avenue.

 

2.         Rescind the through streets regulation, as identified in Appendix 1 of the report (October 31, 2013) from the Director, Transportation Services, Scarborough District.

 

3.         Enact the compulsory stops and through street regulations, as identified in Appendix 2 of the report (October 31, 2013) from the Director, Transportation Services, Scarborough District.

 

4.         Pass or amend the appropriate by-law(s) accordingly.

Summary

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

 

This report responds to a request to review the feasibility of installing an All-Way Stop Control at the intersection of Denton Avenue at Macey Avenue.  The report shows that this intersection meets the required technical warrant for this type of traffic control as per Council Policy.

Financial Impact

The financial cost of installing the two additional stop signs and associated pavement markings, crossing line and stop bars is approximately $900.00.  The funding for these stop signs and markings is available in the Transportation Services 2013 Operating Budget, within Cost Centre TP0397.

Background Information
(October 31, 2013) Report and Appendix 1-2 from the Director, Transportation Services, Scarborough District - All-Way Stop Control - Denton Avenue and Macey Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-63102.pdf)

Location Plan - Denton Avenue and Macey Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-63103.pdf)


SC28.12

ACTION 

 

Delegated 

Ward: 35 

Short-Term Parking - Herron Avenue
Origin
(October 31, 2013) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Scarborough District
Recommendations

Transportation Services, recommends that Scarborough Community Council:

 

1.         Rescind the parking regulation, as identified in Appendix 1 of the report (October 31, 2013) from the Director, Transportation Services, Scarborough District.

 

2.         Enact the parking for restricted periods and no parking regulations; as identified in Appendix 2 of the report (October 31, 2013) from the Director, Transportation Services, Scarborough District.

 

3.         Pass or amend the appropriate by-law(s) accordingly.

Summary

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

 

This report responds to a concern regarding parking on Herron Avenue. A cemetery is located on the west side of Herron Avenue from St. Clair Avenue East to Nancy Avenue. Staff received a public request for parking to be permitted on the same side of the road as the cemetery to facilitate visits.

 

It is recommended that Transportation Services install a 60-Minute Permissive Parking regulation along a section of roadway on the west side of Herron Avenue. This will assist visitors to the cemetery by providing an area that they may stop for a short period to visit the cemetery, while deterring long term parking by other motorists.

Financial Impact

The financial cost of installing these permissive parking signs is approximately $200.00.  The funding for these signs is available in the Transportation Services Division's 2013 Operating budget, within Cost Centre TP0397.

Background Information
(October 31, 2013) Report and Appendix 1-2 from the Director, Transportation Services, Scarborough District - Short-Term Parking - Herron Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-63104.pdf)

Location Plan - Herron Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-63105.pdf)


SC28.13

ACTION 

 

Delegated 

Ward: 37 

No Standing Zone - Blaisdale Road
Origin
(October 31, 2013) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Scarborough District
Recommendations

Transportation Services recommends that Scarborough Community Council:

 

1.         Enact the standing regulations, as identified in Appendix 1 of the report (October 31, 2013) from the Director, Transportation Services, Scarborough District.

 

2.         Pass or amend the appropriate by-law(s) accordingly

Summary

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

 

This report is a response to a request from the public to review the current parking regulations on both sides of Blaisdale Road south of Cornwallis Drive in the vicinity of Dorset Park Public School.

 

Parking in this area restricts access/egress to and from the school driveway, causes delays during the pick-up and drop-off times for the parent safety program, restricts sightlines, and impedes the safe and efficient flow of two-way traffic in the vicinity of the school on Blaisdale Road.

Financial Impact

The financial cost of installing the necessary signage is approximately $1,000.00 Funding for the signs is available in the Transportation Services 2013 Operating Budget, within Cost Centre TP0397.

Background Information
(October 31, 2013) Report and Appendix 1 from the Director, Transportation Services, Scarborough District - No Standing Zone - Blaisdale Road
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-63106.pdf)

Location Plan - Blaisdale Road
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-63107.pdf)


SC28.14

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 39 

No Standing Zone - Birchmount Road
Origin
(October 31, 2013) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Scarborough District
Recommendations

Transportation Services recommends that:

 

1.         City Council rescind the parking regulations, as identified in Appendix 1 of the report (October 31, 2013) from the Director, Transportation Services, Scarborough District.

 

2.         City Council enact the parking regulations, as identified in Appendix 2 of the report (October 31, 2013) from the Director, Transportation Services, Scarborough District.

 

3.         City Council pass or amend the appropriate by-law(s) accordingly.

Summary

This report responds to a concern regarding vehicles parking on both sides of Birchmount Road north of Silver Springs Boulevard/L'Amoreaux Drive (near Scarborough Grace Hospital). Transportation Services staff recommends installing a No Standing Anytime regulation on both sides of Birchmount Road between Silver Springs Boulevard / L'Amoreaux Drive to McNicoll Avenue. The proposed No Standing Anytime regulation would only allow the dropping-off and picking-up of passengers along the subject section of roadway.

Financial Impact

The financial cost of installing these parking prohibition signs is approximately $4,000.00.  Funding for the signs is available in the Transportation Services 2013 Operating Budget, within Cost TP0397.

Background Information
(October 31, 2013) Report and Appendix 1-2 from the Director, Transportation Services, Scarborough District - No Standing Zone - Birchmount Road
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-63110.pdf)

Location Plan - Birchmount Road
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-63111.pdf)


SC28.15

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 37, 38, 41 

Speed Zone Review - Brimley Road
Origin
(October 31, 2013) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Scarborough District
Recommendations

Transportation Services recommends that:

 

1.         City Council rescind the 60 km/h speed limit, as identified in Appendix 1 of the report (October 31, 2013) from the Director, Transportation Services, Scarborough District.

 

2.         City Council enact the 60 km/h speed limit, as identified in Appendix 2 of the report (October 31, 2013) from the Director, Transportation Services, Scarborough District.

 

3.         City Council pass or amend the appropriate by-law(s) accordingly. 

Summary

A review of the existing speed zones along Brimley Road shows that the extension of the current 60 km/h zone north through the Highway 401 interchange would be technically desirable.   

Financial Impact

The financial cost of installing the speed regulation signage is approximately $200.00.  Funding for the signs is available in the Transportation Services 2013 Operating Budget, within Cost Centre TP0397.

Background Information
(October 31, 2013) Report and Appendix 1-2 from the Director, Transportation Services, Scarborough District - Speed Zone Review - Brimley Road
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-63132.pdf)

Location Plan - Brimley Road
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-63133.pdf)

Communications
(November 16, 2013) E-mail from Marielle Stowe (SC.New.SC28.15.1)
(November 18, 2013) E-mail from Sheila White (SC.New.SC28.15.2)

SC28.16

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 41 

Road Realignment - Cleadon Road
Origin
(October 31, 2013) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Scarborough District
Recommendations

Transportation Services recommends that:

 

1.         City Council not approve the initiation of a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment for the realignment of Cleadon Road to intersect McNicoll Avenue at Bramblebrook Avenue.

Summary

This report responds to a request to review the feasibility of realigning Cleadon Road to intersect McNicoll Avenue at Bramblebrook Avenue.

 

Traffic studies reveal that there is no technical need to realign Cleadon Road through the Hydro One corridor to intersect with McNicoll Avenue at Bramblebrook Avenue at this time.

Financial Impact

There is no financial impact associated with this report; however, should City Council approve the initiation of a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, the estimated cost would be approximately $100,000.00.  Funding would not be available in the Transportation Services operating or capital budgets for this proposed Environmental Assessment at this time. 

 

It should be noted that the estimated cost of the realignment itself could be at least $2.5 million, mostly due to the need to relocate several Hydro One high-tension electricity towers that are in the path of such a realignment, acquire property from Hydro One for this purpose, and mitigate impacts on other major utilities that run along the Hydro One corridor.

Background Information
(October 31, 2013) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Scarborough District - Road Realignment - Cleadon Road
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-63139.pdf)

Location Plan - Cleadon Road
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-63140.pdf)


SC28.17

ACTION 

 

Delegated 

Ward: 41 

Parking Regulations - 30 Ingleton Boulevard
Origin
(October 31, 2013) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Scarborough District
Recommendations

Transportation Services recommends that Scarborough Community Council:

 

1.         Recind the stopping regulation, as identified in Appendix 1 of the report (October 31, 2013) from the Director, Transportation Services, Scarborough District.

 

2.         Enact the standing and parking regulations, as identified in Appendix 2 of the report (October 31, 2013) from the Director, Transportation Services, Scarborough District.

 

3.         Pass or amend the appropriate by-laws(s) accordingly.

Summary

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

 

This staff report concerns the feasibility of installing 30-minute permitted parking regulations from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, on the east side of Ingleton Boulevard between Whiteleaf Crescent and Historic Terrace, in the vicinity of The Divine Infant Catholic School.

 

The proposed parking regulations will accommodate a pick-up and drop-off area for students and reduce parking related congestion in front of the school.

Financial Impact

The financial cost of installing the recommended parking signs is approximately $1000.00.  The funding for the signs is available in the Transportation Services 2013 Operating Budget, within Cost Centre TP0397.

Background Information
(October 31, 2013) Report and Appendix 1-2 from the Director, Transportation Services, Scarborough District - Parking Regulations - 30 Ingleton Boulevard
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-63141.pdf)

Location Plan - 30 Ingleton Boulevard
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-63142.pdf)


SC28.18

ACTION 

 

Delegated 

Ward: 41 

Parking Regulations - 136 Ingleton Boulevard
Origin
(October 31, 2013) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Scarborough District
Recommendations

Transportation Services recommends that Scarborough Community Council:

 

1.         Rescind the stopping and school bus loading zone regulations, as identified in Appendix 1 of the report (October 31, 2013) from the Director, Transportation Services, Scarborough District.

 

2.         Enact the parking and school bus loading zone regulations, as identified in Appendix 2 of the report (October 31, 2013) from the Director, Transportation Services, Scarborough District.

 

3.         Pass or amend the appropriate by-laws(s) accordingly.

Summary

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

 

This staff report concerns the feasibility of installing 30-minute permitted parking regulations from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, on the north side of Ingleton Boulevard, in the vicinity of Macklin Public School.

 

The proposed parking regulations will accommodate a pick-up and drop-off area for students and reduce parking related congestion in front of the school.

Financial Impact

The financial cost of installing the subject recommended parking signs is approximately $1000.00.  The funding for the signs is available in the Transportation Services 2013 Operating Budget, within Cost Centre TP0397.

Background Information
(October 31, 2013) Report and Appendix 1-2 from the Director, Transportation Services, Scarborough District - Parking Regulations - 136 Ingleton Boulevard
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-63085.pdf)

Location Plan - 136 Ingleton Boulevard
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-63166.pdf)


(Deferred from October 17, 2013 - 2013.SC27.5) (Deferred from September 10, 2013 - 2013.SC26.20)
SC28.19

ACTION 

11:00 AM 

 

Ward: 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44 

St. Clair TTC Transfers as it Affects Scarborough Community
Origin
(July 3, 2013) Letter from the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission
Summary

Responding to the request for a report to Scarborough Community Council (SC23.30) regarding the time-based transfer which was made available in 2006 on the 512 St. Clair streetcar line.

Background Information
(July 3, 2013) Letter from the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission in response to SC23.30 - St. Clair TTC Transfers as it affects Scarborough Community
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-62638.pdf)


(Deferred from October 17, 2013 - 2013.SC27.17)
SC28.20

ACTION 

11:00 AM 

 

Ward: 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44 

Scarborough Commuter Parking Lots Adjacent Transit Stations
Origin
(October 1, 2013) Letter from Councillor Michelle Berardinetti, Ward 35 - Scarborough Southwest
Recommendations

Councillor Michelle Berardinetti recommends that the Scarborough Community Council:

 

1.         Request that the City Manager report to Scarborough Community Council and Toronto City Council on what steps can be taken to ensure that the commuter parking lots located at Toronto Transit Commission stations in Scarborough remain open during the major transit construction projects being undertaken in Scarborough that are due for completion over the next ten years.

Summary

An urgent matter is developing that will affect Scarborough residents in all Wards.  The pending construction of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT, RT/subway extension, and the upgrade/renewal of Kennedy Station, will result in the closing of all 900 parking spots at Kennedy Station at the start of construction (2016).  They will not be replacing Kennedy Station with any commuter parking spaces. The majority of these parking spots are used by Scarborough residents who are commuting from the outer reaches of Scarborough to the subway.

 

The south parking lot at Warden Station (Warden/St.Clair) is full to capacity every day with the overflow going to the north parking lot. The north parking lot has capacity for approximately 900 spots with only 300 being taken on any given day - this allows for another 600 spots.   The TTC is also closing the parking lot at Ellesmere and Lawrence with 70-90 parking spots being lost.  The TTC is also in conversation with Build Toronto (BT) to undertake the division and sale of the parking lot at Victoria Park Station that has 300 parking spots.

 

There are preliminary plans for the sale of the Warden Station north parking lot in what is called Phase 2 - Mattamy-Summerside.  This TTC lot was originally deemed under-utilized.  However, now that the full extent of the impact of the closure of Kennedy Station parking spots (900), plus Ellesmere/Lawrence (70-90) and Victoria Park Station (300) is known, the TTC now wishes to retain the lots on the north side at Warden Station.

 

It is essential that the TTC retains these lots during the construction of Eglinton Crosstown, Kennedy Station, and the RT/subway as the impact of cars diverting from Eglinton Avenue onto St.Clair Avenue and Lawrence Avenue will be severe (in Scarborough).

 

Finally,Warden Station is due to be upgraded and fully accessible by 2020 at the earliest (2025 latest under Provincial Disability Act regulations) and there may be the possibility to expand south parking lot under hydro corridor, however, it needs to be permeable pavement and this is ultimately cost prohibitive with no agency willing to pay for this work.

Background Information
(October 1, 2013) Letter from Councillor Michelle Berardinetti - Scarborough Commuter Parking Lots Adjacent Transit Stations
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-62642.pdf)

Communications
(October 15, 2013) E-mail from Sharon Yetman (SC.Main.SC28.20.1)

SC28.21

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 36 

2799-2815 Kingston Road Zoning Amendment Application - Preliminary Report
Origin
(October 24, 2013) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Scarborough District
Recommendations

The City Planning Division recommends that:

 

1.         Staff be directed to schedule a community consultation meeting for the lands at 2799‑2815 Kingston 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 to rezone the subject lands to facilitate the development of a 9-storey, mixed use building, containing 202 residential units, and 7 commercial/retail units at grade.

 

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.

 

The applications should proceed through the standard planning review process including the scheduling of a community consultation meeting.  A final report and public meeting is targeted for the 3rd quarter of 2014 assuming that all required information is provided by the applicant in a timely manner and all issues raised during the review process are resolved.

Financial Impact

The recommendations in this report have no financial impact.

Background Information
(October 24, 2013) Report and Attachments 1-4 from the Director, Community Planning, Scarborough District - 2799-2815 Kingston Road - Zoning Amendment Application - Preliminary Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-63213.pdf)


SC28.22

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 37 

1555 Midland Avenue - Zoning Amendment and Subdivision Applications - Preliminary Report
Origin
(October 31, 2013) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Scarborough District
Recommendations

The City Planning Division recommends that:

 

1.         Staff be directed to schedule a community consultation meeting for the lands at 1555 Midland Avenue 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 zoning by-law amendment and a draft plan of subdivision application to demolish the existing Bendale Business Technical Institute school building to permit the construction of 140 townhouse units, a new public road system, and expansion of Donwood Park at 1555 Midland Avenue.

 

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.

 

A final report will be prepared and a public meeting will be scheduled once all identified issues have been satisfactorily resolved and all required information is provided.

Financial Impact

The recommendations in this report have no financial impact.

Background Information
(October 31, 2013) Report and Attachments 1-5 from the Director, Community Planning, Scarborough District - 1555 Midland Avenue - Zoning Amendment and Subdivision Applications - Preliminary Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-63170.pdf)

Communications
(November 12, 2013) E-mail from Mark Weiser, Director, Community Engagement and Brand Management, Midland Park Community Association (SC.New.SC28.22.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/sc/comm/communicationfile-41210.pdf)

(November 19, 2013) Submission from Mark Weiser, Director, Community Engagement and Brand Management, Midland Park Community Association (SC.New.SC28.22.2)

SC28.23

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 40 

1251 Bridletowne Circle - City Initiated Zoning By-law Amendment - Preliminary Report
Origin
(October 28, 2013) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Scarborough District
Recommendations

The City Planning Division recommends that:

 

1.         Staff be directed to schedule a community consultation meeting for the lands at 1251 Bridletowne Circle 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

City Council on July 11, 12 and 13, 2012 directed staff to review and consider a City initiated rezoning of the northern portion of 1251 Bridletowne Circle to permit a multi-purpose community centre and if deemed supportable by City Planning Staff that a Public Notice be given and a Final Planning report be prepared on the City initiated rezoning.

 

This report provides preliminary information on a proposed City initiated zoning by-law amendment and seeks Community Council's directions on further processing of the amendment and on the community consultation process.

 

A Community Consultation Meeting is targeted for the fourth quarter of 2013.

Financial Impact

The recommendations in this report have no financial impact.

Background Information
(October 28, 2013) Report and Attachments 1-3 from the Director, Community Planning, Scarborough District - 1251 Bridletowne Circle - City Initiated Zoning By-Law Amendment - Preliminary Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-63119.pdf)


SC28.24

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 42 

2201 Markham Road - Zoning Amendment Application - Preliminary Report
Origin
(October 28, 2013) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Scarborough District
Recommendations

The City Planning Division recommends that:

 

1.         Staff be directed to schedule a community consultation meeting for the lands at 2201 Markham 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 to rezone a 0.6 ha (1.5 acre) portion of the overall 4.1 hectare (10.1 acre) landholding to permit a Vehicle Dealership on site at 2201 Markham Road.

 

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.

 

The application should proceed through the normal planning review process including the scheduling of a community consultation meeting. A final report will be prepared and public meeting scheduled once all required information is provided by the applicant and issues raised during the review are addressed in a satisfactory manner.

Financial Impact

The recommendations in this report have no financial impact.

Background Information
(October 28, 2013) Report and Attachments 1-5 from the Director, Community Planning, Scarborough District - 2201 Markham Road - Zoning Amendment Application - Preliminary Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-63155.pdf)


SC28.25

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 43 

85 Keeler Boulevard - Zoning Amendment and Subdivision Applications - Preliminary Report
Origin
(October 22, 2013) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Scarborough District
Recommendations

The City Planning Division recommends that:

 

1.         Staff be directed to schedule a community consultation meeting for the lands at 85 Keeler Boulevard 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

These applications proposes a 51-unit residential subdivision comprised of 25 detached residential lots and 26 semi-detached residential lots and a new 16.5 metre (54.1 foot) wide public street on a former school site at 85 Keeler Boulevard.

 

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.

 

The applications should proceed through the standard planning review process including the scheduling of a community consultation meeting. A final report will be prepared and a public meeting is targeted for the second quarter, 2014, provided all required information is submitted in a timely manner and all issues raised during the review process have been satisfactorily resolved.

Financial Impact

The recommendations in this report have no financial impact.

Background Information
(October 22, 2013) Report and Attachments 1-4 from the Director, Community Planning, Scarborough District - 85 Keeler Boulevard - Zoning Amendment and Subdivision Applications - Preliminary Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-62979.pdf)


SC28.26

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 44 

0 Clemes Drive - Zoning Amendment Application - Preliminary Report
Origin
(October 16, 2013) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Scarborough District
Recommendations

The City Planning Division recommends that:

 

1.         Staff be directed to schedule a community consultation meeting for the lands at 0 Clemes Drive 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 amend the Centennial Community Zoning By-law, as amended, to permit the construction of seven single-family detached dwellings at the northwest corner of Clemes Drive and Centennial Road, subject to severance.

 

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.

 

The subject application should proceed through the standard planning review process including the scheduling of a community consultation meeting. A final report will be prepared and a public meeting is targeted for the second quarter, 2014, provided all required information is submitted in a timely manner and all issues raised during the review process have been satisfactorily resolved.

Financial Impact

The recommendations in this report have no financial impact.

Background Information
(October 16, 2013) Report and Attachments 1-4 from the Director, Community Planning, Scarborough District - 0 Clemes Drive - Zoning Amendment Application - Preliminary Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-63158.pdf)


SC28.27

ACTION 

1:30 PM 

 

Ward: 35 

3560 St. Clair Avenue East - Zoning Amendment Application - Final Report
Public Notice Given
Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990
Origin
(October 29, 2013) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Scarborough District
Recommendations

The City Planning Division recommends that:

 

1.         City Council amend Kennedy Park Zoning By-law No. 9276, for the lands at 3560 St. Clair Avenue East substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment No. 7 to the report (October 29, 2013) from the Director, Community Planning, Scarborough District.

 

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

This application proposes to amend the Zoning By-law to permit the construction of a four storey residential "L" shaped condominium building on a parcel of vacant land on the north side of St. Clair Avenue East, between Kennedy Road and Danforth Road.  A total of 96 residential dwelling units are proposed in a variety of one to three bedroom layouts.  The proposed height of the building is 13.6 metres (45 feet), excluding the 5 metre (16 foot) high mechanical penthouse.  Ninety-one residential and 10 visitor parking spaces are provided in an underground parking garage accessed via a two-way driveway on Kennedy Road.  Three additional visitor parking spaces are also proposed at grade, for a total of 104 parking spaces.

 

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 29, 2013) Report and Attachments 1-7 from the Director, Community Planning, Scarborough District - 3560 St. Clair Avenue East - Zoning Amendment Application - Final Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-63259.pdf)

Notice of Public Meeting - 3560 St. Clair Avenue East
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-63260.pdf)


SC28.28

ACTION 

1:30 PM 

 

Ward: 44 

1407 Military Trail - Zoning Amendment Application - Final Report
Public Notice Given
Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990
Origin
(October 17, 2013) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Scarborough District
Recommendations

The City Planning Division recommends that:

 

1.         City Council amend Zoning By-law 10827, as amended, for the lands at 1407 Military Trail substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment No. 5 to report dated October 17, 2013.

 

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

This application proposes to amend the Highland Creek Community Zoning By-law to reduce the minimum lot frontage requirement from 21 metres (68.9 feet) to 15 metres (49.2 feet) and to establish minimum building setbacks to facilitate the severance of one existing lot at 1407 Military Trail into two new residential building lots.  The application will also facilitate the conveyance of a portion of the lands to the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, which will be zoned Major Open Spaces (O).

 

The proposed amendment to the minimum lot frontage requirements is compatible with existing lot frontages on Military Trail in the immediate area, and rezoning the rear portion of the subject lands which form part of the Natural Heritage System, the Ravine By-law Protected area, and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority's Fill Regulated Area to a Major Open Spaces (O) Zone is appropriate for the future protection of the lands.

 

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 17, 2013) Report and Attachments 1-5 from the Director, Community Planning, Scarborough District - 1407 Military Trail - Zoning Amendment Application - Final Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-62976.pdf)

Notice of Public Meeting - 1407 Military Trail
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-62977.pdf)


SC28.29

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 35 

Lands on the East Side of Pidgeon Street, North of St. Clair Avenue East (Known Municipally as 0 Hymus Rd. S/S) - Part Lot Control Exemption Application - Final Report
Origin
(October 11, 2013) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Scarborough District
Recommendations

The City Planning Division recommends that:

 

1.         City Council enact a Part Lot Control Exemption By-law with respect to the subject lands on the east side of Pidgeon Street, north of St. Clair Avenue East as generally illustrated on Attachment 1 to the report (October 11, 2013) from the Director, Community Planning, Scarborough District, to be prepared to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor and to expire two years following enactment by City Council.

 

2.         City Council require the owner to provide proof of payment of all current property taxes for the subject lands to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor, prior to the enactment of the Part Lot Control Exemption By-law.

 

3.         City Council authorize and direct the City Solicitor to register the Part Lot Control Exemption By-law on title.

 

4.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the draft Part Lot Control Exemption By-law as may be required.

Summary

This application proposes to permit exemption from part lot control for the lands located on the east side of Pidgeon Street, north of St. Clair Avenue East, to allow the division of land to create conveyable parcels for 42 townhouse dwelling units currently under construction.  This report recommends that a part lot control exemption by-law be enacted for a period of two (2) years.

 

The proposal complies with the official plan and zoning by-law. The lifting of part lot control for a period of two (2) years is considered appropriate for the orderly development of these lands.

 

This report reviews and recommends approval of Part Lot Control Exemption.

Financial Impact

The recommendations in this report have no financial impact.

Background Information
(October 11, 2013) Report and Attachments 1-2 from the Director, Community Planning, Scarborough District - Lands on the East Side of Pidgeon Street, North of St. Clair Avenue East (Known Municipally as 0 Hymus Rd. S/S) - Part Lot Control Exemption Application - Final Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-63481.pdf)


SC28.30

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 43 

Report Request on How to Maintain Neighbourhood Characteristics
Origin
(November 5, 2013) Letter from Councillor Paul Ainslie, Ward 43 - Scarborough East
Recommendations

Councillor Paul Ainslie recommends that Scarborough Community Council:

 

1.         Request the Director, Community Planning, Scarborough District, in consultation with the Director of Toronto Building, Scarborough District, to report to Scarborough Community Council to confirm whether the recent construction activity (overbuilding) that occurred in the Seven Oaks Community would, in future, be regulated in the new City-wide Zoning By-law (By-law Number 569-2013) enacted by Council on May 9, 2013.

Summary

I believe in strong balanced communities where neighbourhoods are well designed to create a sense of cohesiveness while maintaining the character of the homes already in place. The City of Toronto has many unique suburbs whereby the characteristic of the homes provide a neighbourhood its charm making them distinctive.

 

However, there are instances where new additions or renovations come into conflict with the community's landscape as with recent construction activity in the Seven Oaks Community in Ward 43. In certain cases these additions or new homes can be very large and do not fit within the character of the neighbourhood.

 

Development in the Seven Oaks Community was previously regulated by the Morningside Community Zoning By-law No. 11883, as amended which did not contain regulations for maximum building length, maximum floor area, number of stories or minimum rear yard setbacks.

 

This Motion requests that the Chief Planner in consultation with the Chief Building Official report back on how the new City-wide zoning by-law would regulate overbuilding preventing additions or new homes from being constructed that are out of character in a neighbourhood.

Background Information
(November 5, 2013) Letter from Councillor Paul Ainslie - Report Request on How to Maintain Neighbourhood Characteristics
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-63605.pdf)

Communications
(November 18, 2013) E-mail from Mike and Debi O'Hearn (SC.New.SC28.30.1)

SC28.31

ACTION 

 

 

 

Request for Presentation by Municipal Licensing and Standards on Residential Care Homes and Group Homes in the Scarborough Community
Origin
(November 19, 2013) Member Motion from Councillor Mike Del Grande
Summary

Councillor Mike Del Grande requests that staff from Municipal Licensing and Standards give a presentation on residential care homes and group homes in the Scarborough Community to the next meeting of Scarborough Community Council on January 15, 2014.


SC28.32

ACTION 

 

 

 

Request for Update on Registered Rooming Houses in the Scarborough Community
Origin
(November 19, 2013) Member Motion from Councillor Mike Del Grande
Summary

Councillor Mike Del Grande requests that Municipal Licensing and Standards staff give members an update at today's meeting on registered rooming houses in the Scarborough Community.


SC28.33

ACTION 

 

 

 

Scarborough Community Council New Year's Levee
Origin
(November 19, 2013) Member Motion from Councillor Chin Lee
Summary

Councillor Chin Lee requested Scarborough Community Council to discuss the proposed 2014 New Year's Levee to be hosted by Scarborough Community Council in light of the declining attendance over the past several years.


SC28.34

ACTION 

 

Delegated 

 

Enactment of By-laws
Summary

Introduction and consideration of Bills for Enactment as By-laws.

Background Information
Scarborough Community Council By-law Index for November 19, 2013
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-67234.htm)