Development Proposal for Dufferin & 2-24 Temple – June. 29

Toronto East York Community Council (TEYCC) will discuss a development proposal at 2-24 Temple Ave. and Dufferin. A report recommends that the City Solicitor, with the appropriate City staff, attend the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) hearing to oppose the application in its current form and to continue discussions with the applicant to resolve outstanding issues. The OLT has scheduled a hearing for September 26, 2022. We kindly ask that you join to share your thoughts and comments at this TEYCC meeting – Zoning By-law Amendment Application – Request for Direction Report.

Proposed Zoning By-law Amendment to allow a 16-storey residential building with 275 residential (condo) units, including rental replacement units at 2-24 Temple Ave. The proposal will require the demolition of 9 existing houses.

Date: Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Time: 11:00 am or as soon as possible thereafter
Place: Register to Comment or Speak (2-24 Temple Ave) > http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2022.TE34.55.

Community Consultation 1354-1360 Queen St. W. – June 6

KingSett Captial REIT plans a new 9-storey mixed-use building, including 117 new residential units, with retail/commercial at grade at 1354-1360 Queen St W was submitted to the City in 2020 and then appealed at the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) formerly Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT).

The property is currently occupied by five buildings along Queen Street West and Brock Avenue. There are four two-storey retail and a three-storey mixed-use building along Queen Street West and Brock Avenue and one two-storey semi-detached building on Brock Avenue – 1358-1360 and 1354-1356 Queen Street West and 8-10, 12 and 14 Brock Avenue

City Council has directed the City Solicitor, together with City Planning staff, and other appropriate City staff, to attend the OLT in opposition to the proposed development. https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-167578.pdf  

Further, the applicant has made a settlement offer to resolve the Appeal.   A Request of Directions Report to City Council will be prepared for the July 2022 City Council meeting with recommendations on the city’s response to the settlement offer. Prior to that report coming to City Council, Councillor Perks is holding a Virtual Community meeting to review the Settlement offer with the community.

Over seven years of Community meetings, Planning, Heritage and City Councillors’ involvement went into updating the current 14m (3-storey) height limit along Queen West to 20m (6-storeys). This developer is discounting all this public work. This property also sits to the North of Parkdale Village Town Square and the proposed Parkdale Hub project (at Queen & Cowan – Public Library, Community Centre, 1313 Queen, Green P parking).

Join a City Virtual Community Consultation Meeting to have an opportunity to review the original application against the settlement offer. City Planning and Heritage staff will be in attendance.

Date: Monday, June 6, 2022
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 PM
Place: Register for Webex event > http://www.toronto.ca/cpconsultations.

Community Meeting 340-376R Dufferin St. & 2 Melbourne Ave. – June 7

You are invited to attend a virtual community meeting to review Hullmark’s preliminary thoughts for a mixed-use development at the northwest corner of Dufferin Street and Melbourne Avenue (340-376R Dufferin Street and 2 Melbourne Avenue, collectively known as the ‘Radiator Complex’).

Hullmark will introduce a range of new uses and amenities to the site, including a new publicly accessible courtyard, community garden, and maker spaces. They look forward to hearing your thoughts about the long-term plans for the future of this site – https://www.hullmark.ca/radiator-leasing

Pre-application Community Consultation Meeting – Tuesday, June 7th, 2022 at 6:30 PM (Virtual Meeting – Register here – bit.ly/340dufferin)

VOTE in the ADVANCE POLLS – May 19 to 28

The advance polls are open! Did you make your plan to vote?

Our advance polling locations in Parkdale–High Park are the following:

MASARYK-COWAN COMMUNITY CENTRE @ 220 COWAN Avenue – 10 AM to 8 PM

ANNETTE COMMUNITY CENTRE @ 333 ANNETTE Street – 10 AM to 8 PM

LITHUANIAN HOUSE @ 1573 BLOOR Street West – 10 AM to 8 PM

SWANSEA COMMUNITY CENTRE @ 15 WALLER Avenue – 10 AM to 8 PM

Candidate Name and Political Party

AGDUK, GUNES Communist

BARDEESY, KARIM Ontario Liberal Party

FREJLICH, MONIKA PC Party of Ontario

HEIGHT, DANIELLE New Blue

KARPOCHE, BHUTILA NDP/NPD

MACKLEM, PATRICK Green Party of Ontario

PESKETT, CRAIG Ontario Party

ROBERTS, OLIVER The People

Webinars and Discounts on New Induction Stoves and Pedal Assist EBikes

Our neighbours at the Harbord Villiage Residents Association Net Zero Committee have the following:

INDUCTION STOVES: THE BEST BUY BULK BUY PROGRAM

The Net Zero committee has launched the Best Buy induction stove bulk buy, a money-saving program to green your home.

Free Induction Stoves Bulk Buy webinar: Tues., May 24 at 7 pm

Join the webinar to find out why induction stoves make as much sense for your kitchen as for the environment. Learn all about the Best Buy bulk buy details

Register for the webinar HERE

E-BIKES NEIGHBOURHOOD PROMOTION

In partnership with neighbourhood bike shops, the Net Zero committee has launched an e-bike promotion

Free E-Bike Promotion webinar: Wednesday, June 8 at 7 pm

Whether you are interested in retrofitting your current bike, renting an e-bike, or buying your own, join the webinar to learn about the options and promotion details.

Register for the webinar HERE

Free Yoga in Bandshell Park!

Exhibition Place has partnered with 10XTO and Hotel X Toronto to provide FREE Community Yoga classes for community members.

Every Wednesday from May 25th – June 29th from 6:30 – 7:30 pm at the Bandshell Park – 100 Prince Edward Island Crescent.
View the schedule below & remember to bring your yoga mat!

Sign up HERE.

Apply Now: Parkdale Community Gardens

There are 7+ community and pollinator gardens in Parkdale.

The following community gardens currently have plots available for Parkdale community members:

• Melbourne Parkette Gardenhttps://www.facebook.com/masarykfriends/

• Bonnie Storr Garden17Closeavegarden@gmail.com

• St Joe’s Community Gardenalyw5885@gmail.com

• West Lodge Community Gardenwestlodgeparkcommunitygarden@gmail.com

You can learn about more community gardens in Parkdale on the Co-Design Parkdale map (https://commonspace.mysocialpinpoint.ca/directory#/), which has more details about each garden. Toggle on the right bar where it says Community Gardens, and they will appear on the map. If you are a gardener in Parkdale and would like to connect with other gardeners, please contact parkdalecommunitygrowing@gmail.com.

Cultural Districts Program Survey

In response to community-based advocacy, the City of Toronto is moving ahead with the creation of a Cultural Districts Program. By bringing together resources, policy and new approaches, the Cultural Districts Program is intended to maintain the local culture of Toronto’s unique and vibrant communities while welcoming new community members and cultural expressions. Please take this brief Cultural Districts Program Citywide Survey and let them know what your priorities are for equitable and vibrant cultural districts like Parkdale.