This is the first of two Exhibition Place on-line Community Liaison Consultation Meetings for 2021. They are planning to have a presentation by Metrolinx regarding the Ontario Line, information concerning Phase Two of the Hotel X, event outlook on the grounds, highlight their winter maintenance of pathways and open washrooms at the Horse Palace and discuss they will continue this practice as a standard going forward to encourage year-round use, additional picnic tables and grounds litter service to support summertime casual usage.
The Community will have the opportunity to join the meeting via your computer or your telephone.
Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
To join the meeting via your computer use the link below.
Join a City Virtual Community Consultation Meeting to learn more about this application, ask questions and share your comments. Your feedback will help inform the City’s evaluation of the proposed development. The application is for: 1358-1360 and 1354-1356 Queen Street West and 8-10, 12 and 14 Brock Avenue.
Proposed Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment to allow a new 9-storey mixed-use building with commercial/retail uses on the ground floor. A total of 117 new residential condo units are proposed on the upper floors including 81 one-bedroom units (69%), 23 two-bedroom units (20%) and 13 three-bedroom units (11%).
The property is currently occupied by five buildings along Queen Street West and Brock Avenue. 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.
This proposal is making its way through the City process, with many years of Community, Planning, Heritage and City Councillors’ involvement, to change the current 14m (3.5-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 the proposed Parkdale Hub project (at Queen & Cowan – Public Library, Community Centre, 1313 Queen, Green P parking).
Councillor Perks and City Planning staff will be in attendance. We kindly ask that you join to share your comments.
SMALL WAVES YOUNG MINDS – Youth Summer Program (ages 7 to 15)
The ultimate youth paddling program in the heart of Parkdale. Youth will be introduced t a variety of paddle crafts including Outrigger Canoe, Kayak, and Stand Up Paddle Board. They will be taught foundational paddling skills and boat control for each craft. They will have the best instructor to participant ratio of 1:6.
Program Schedule (July 5 to Sept. 30 Outrigger Canoe & Fitness Program – Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9 AM to 12:30 PM Kayak and Stand Up Paddle Board – Tuesday & Thursday: 9 AM to 12:30 PM All equipment including life jackets will be provided and sanitized before and after each use.
Pandemic Protocols: • All paddlers (including youths) will need to submit a covid assessment form 72hrs prior to their first session • Sanitation stations will be provided at the compound • A distance of 2 meters must be maintained between each paddler. • All paddlers will be required to wear masks in the compound and within the vicinity of the compound until they are on the water.
The Grass and Weeds Bylaw requires that grass and weeds on private property be maintained so that growth does not exceed 20 cm (8 inches) in height. However, property owners or occupants can apply for a permit to be exempted from this requirement if they have a natural garden. Natural gardens provide environmental benefits, including the creation of natural habitats for birds, butterflies, and other wildlife.
Staff are considering removing the requirement for natural garden exemption permits. This means that residents can have a natural garden without applying for an exemption. Natural gardens will still need to meet maintenance requirements to ensure health and safety of Toronto’s neighbourhoods.
There is a development application to replace the residential housing at 2-24 Temple Ave. with a 16-storey residential complex. The application to the City mentions the proposed development will comprise 273 residential (condo) units inclusive of 22 rental replacement units. There is no retail at ground level. You can find out more about the development HERE
The City Planning Division has been working on a range of initiatives to extend our housing supply through the Expanding Housing Options in Neighbourhoods (EHON) work program. This plan expands upon recent work that’s supported laneway suites. This program is quite relevant to Parkdale with its many laneways and deep lots.
A new report has been published which can be found HERE. In it, the City looks at options for laneway type units (known as Garden Suites) for homes that aren’t on laneways.
According to the report, City Planning will consult with interested stakeholders on potential permissions for Garden Suites in the City of Toronto during the first quarter of 2021 and then report to Planning and Housing Committee with recommendations by the end of June 2021 on findings and next steps.
Winterways will create high-quality public space to help build resilient communities in ALL seasons.
COVID-19 has disrupted Toronto’s communities and pushed life almost completely outdoors. Public spaces were the settings for our summer celebrations, casual catch-ups, culture, performances, and dining — but Toronto is a four season city, and our public spaces are not designed for winter.
With indoor spaces off-limits for public health reasons, we need to adapt our outdoor public spaces to support resilient communities and healthy public life year-round.
Winterways is an urban adaptation project that will work in 3 communities to transform 3 laneways into welcoming winter spaces that facilitate outdoor public life in the cold months: creating a high quality of everyday community life throughout the year, and giving Torontonians more broadly an additional incentive to get out and explore our unique neighbourhoods.
The project will kick off in March 2021 with a review with the three communities of their most acute winter public space challenges, and will be implemented in Fall 2021 to create winter-friendly places that build all-season community resilience in Winter 2021-22 and beyond.
Beginning February 12, 2021, work crews will begin advanced preparation work on The Queensway and KQQR intersection, ahead of the closure of the KQQR intersection scheduled for March 31, 2021.
The City of Toronto and TTC have coordinated various infrastructure upgrades in the area of King Street West, Queen Street West, The Queensway and Roncesvalles Avenue (KQQR). This includes the intersection at KQQR and roadway on The Queensway from Parkside Drive to Roncesvalles Avenue, as well as Roncesvalles Avenue from Queen Street West to Dundas Street West and rehabilitation of the Parkside Drive bridge.