Category Archives: Local Interest

Public Consultation 6 Noble St. – May 4

City Planning is holding a Public Consultation to review the 6 Noble Street Development Application.

This application proposes a 14-storey mixed-use building comprised of commercial space located on portions of the first and second floors, 174 residential units, and two levels of underground parking.

The Preliminary Report will be available April 25th on-line through the 2017 Toronto and East York Community Council (TEYCC) Meeting agenda at http://bit.ly/2oDilH4 or here. The Report will also be available at the meeting.

You will have an opportunity to learn more about this application, ask questions, and share your comments.

Date: Thursday, May 4th
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Place: 1303 Queen St W. – Parkdale Library (basement)

Lifetime Developments Meeting Update

On Tuesday, April 18 Parkdale community members met with developer Lifetime Developments to discuss proposed development at King and Dufferin north-east corner and south west corner.

The meeting was attended by Parkdale residents association members, Parkdale and Liberty Village residents, Councillor Gord Perks and MP Arif Virani.

After initial consultations the developer lowered the heights of both properties from 21 to 17 stories and from 19 to 14 stories, respectively.

The developer changed the proposed appearance of the buildings from all glass to a combination of brick and glass in consideration of heritage structure around the buildings.
They have also increased the setback of the buildings from the curbs, creating wider sidewalks, and adding pedestrian walkways on both sides.

The sites will not be developed simultaneously.

However, height and density are still major issues as these buildings are high-rises.

Residents made comments regarding making Parkdale urban design better, not simply looking to copy the height and density of surrounding buildings (Dufferin and Tyndall high-rises) which the developers are using as reference points for the developments.

Transit overcrowding and traffic congestion are serious issues that have not been thus properly addressed.

There is greater need for public parking, bicycle lanes and bicycle parking as well as two and three bedroom apartments.

The design of the structures needs to be approached holistically as it fits with a changing neighbourhood.

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Many residents voiced concerns regarding affordable housing, an issue private developers do not have to address. MP Virani spoke briefly regarding federal funds for 10-year affordable housing plan.

 

Community Development Meeting for 1182 & 1221 King St. W. – Apr. 18th

gE6WJEwLifetime Developments, is proposing to develop 2-sites kitty-corner to each other at the intersection of Dufferin Street and King Street West. The City is holding a Community Consultation meeting where you can learn more about this application, ask questions and share your comments.

The proposed rezoning application is to permit two residential buildings at the intersection of King Street West and Dufferin Street.  The proposed development at 1182 King St. W. is 17-storeys (located on the north east corner site) and at 1221 King St. W. is 14-storeys (located just past the southwest corner – west of BMO bank building).  Both buildings would have commercial uses on the ground floor, 3 levels of underground parking. (This is a reduction from previous presented proposal which was 21 and 19 stories.)

To speak to the planner directly, contact Michelle Knieriem, City Planner, michelle.knieriem@toronto.ca.  You may also mail your comments to the planner at Toronto and East York District, 100 Queen St W Floor 18 E Toronto On, M5H 2N2. You can view a copy of the Preliminary Report providing background information at:  http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-85118.pdf.

Questions: what is the current CIty approved height & density, will both sites be developed simultaneously, public parking, open green space, square footage of street level retail shops, Section 37 charges, historic Metallic Roofing Company building, add your own.

Date: Tuesday, April 18th
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Place: 141 Close Avenue – Holy Family Catholic School – Gymnasium

New Sign 153 Dufferin St. Consultation – April 13

The proposal is to erect and display one illuminated third party electronic ground sign, containing one sign face measuring 8.53 metres vertically by 17.07 metres horizontally and at an overall height of 22.86 metres above grade at the easterly portion of the property at 153 Dufferin Street adjacent to an existing warehouse building and directed towards the Gardiner Expressway. The single face on the sign is proposed to display electronic static images. Also contemplated is the removal of an existing third party roof sign at the subject premises and extending the expiration provisions for third party signs from 5 years to 10 years.

The feedback City Staff receive through this Community Consultation Session will help inform the staff report and recommendations, scheduled to be before PGMC on May 31st.  Everyone is invited to attend and participate in shaping our neighbourhood.

Date: Thursday, April 13th
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Place: 171 Dunn Avenue (Parkdale United Church)

Milky Way Garden Visioning Workshop – Mar. 13

What: Greenest City & Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust (PNLT) will host a series of community consultations to collect input from local residents in order to redesign 87 Milky Way into a shared urban agriculture space for Parkdale. Planners and designers will use that input to create both an urban design and business plan for the space.

Visioning Workshop – Participants will be guided through a visioning process to capture needs, wants, and dreams, as they relate to the redesign on 87 Milky Way into a community space for urban agriculture.

Why/Background: The Milky Way Garden is a 7000 sq ft green space in our Parkdale neighbourhood (behind Parkdale Library). The land has been stewarded by a local ESL class and GC for nearly a decade, but until recently this was a temporary agreement with the private owners of the land. The PNLT will soon purchase this land, to secure a dedicated urban agriculture space for Parkdale. This piece of community owned land will continue to be used for urban agriculture activities, but will be redesigned to reflect the needs and desires of local residents.

Who should attend: Parkdale Residents, members of Greenest City and members of PNLT.

Tibetan translation provided. Please contact the organizers for additional translation needs. If you have questions please email monique@greenestcity.ca or call 647.438.0038

RSVP HERE

Date: Monday, March 13th
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Place: 1303 Queen St W. – Parkdale Library (basement)

Community Meeting 376R Dufferin St. (33 Acres Brewing Co.) – Mar. 1

Vancouver based 33 Acres Brewing Company will be holding a pre-hearing meeting to discuss their proposed plans for 376R Dufferin Street.

They are proposing to renovate the existing one-storey industrial building to include a craft brewery, retail store, restaurant and associated outdoor patio. These uses are currently not permitted at this industrial site.

Details regarding the proposed renovation will be available at the community meeting. Their Committee of Adjustment application is available on-line by searching the City of Toronto’s Committee of Adjustment – Development Application Centre – Reference # A1222/16TEY.

For more information or should you have questions and are unable to attend, please contact Joshua Michnik via email: toronto@33acresbrewing.com

Date: Wednesday, March 1st
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Place: 1303 Queen St W. – Parkdale Library (basement – Meeting Room A)

Stories from Parkdale – Feb. 3

The 150 Stories Project began as Brick and Mortar Toronto’s response to the current disconnect between Toronto audiences and artists.
15 groups were given the task of picking a Toronto community that does not often see itself in today’s storytelling.
Each participant interviewed one person from their group’s chosen community and each group then created a performance piece based on the stories heard in the interviews.
The result: 15 communities, 150 storytellers, 150 stories.

This group is, lead by Luis Fernandes, is focused on the Parkdale community
For the past 10 years, and until 2016, Luis Fernandes and the Unit 102 Actor’s company owned and operated the successful Unit 102 Theatre in Parkdale. That is, until they were forced out several months ago by development in the very neighbourhood they helped to grow. While they search for a new location for their company, Luis chose to focus on the community and find out just exactly what stories are hidden within.

Order tickets here and use discount code “PARKDALE” to get $15 OFF

Date: Friday, February 3rs
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Doors open 6:30 p.m.
Place: 1402 Queen Street East, #c3 (The Attic Arts Hub)

Community Meeting 57 Brock Ave. Development – Feb. 8

Community Consultation Meeting for  57-65 Brock AvenueThe Beer Store location.

The developer of 57-65 Brock Avenue, Brock Seaforth Developments Inc., is proposing to amend both the Official Plan and the Zoning By-law to allow for a seven-storey residential building with two levels of above-ground parking located at the rear. You can view a copy of the Preliminary Report providing background information at: http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97839.pdf. Details will be available at the community meeting.

If you are unable to attend the meeting and are interested in providing comment and/or receiving more detailed information speak to the planner directly, contact Kirk Hatcher, at (416) 392-0481 or Kirk.Hatcher@toronto.ca or email Councillor Gord Perks office at councillor_perks@toronto.ca.

Date: Wednesday, February 8th
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Place: 1303 Queen St W. – Parkdale Library (basement auditorium)