Re: 220 McRae Drive and 327-329 Sutherland Drive: Zoning By-Law Amendment Application (Ward 26)
Dear Councillor Parker and Mr. Matthew,
The Leaside Property Owners’ Association offers the following comments on planning issues and community concerns that pertain to the above zoning bylaw amendment (ZBA) application. At the public meeting held on January 27, extensive concerns were expressed by residents over excessive massing, height, density and inappropriate built form.
The ZBA application consists of two distinct built form elements: an 8 unit condominium townhouse development on McRae Drive, with rear access from a private lane, and two semi-detached houses on Sutherland Drive. The two elements need to be discussed separately, and as a whole.
With respect to the townhouse complex, the proposal looks like a 4 storey apartment building rather than town houses. The LPOA recommends that the townhouses [click to continue…]
The Province of Ontario granted the City of Toronto the power to establish a Local Appeal Body (LAB) to hear appeals of Committee of Adjustment decisions (both minor variances and consents). Section 115 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, allows City Council to appoint one appeal body composed of such persons as the City considers advisable, subject to certain by-laws being put in place and prescribed terms and qualifications being adopted, including eligibility criteria and restrictions. The prescribed terms are set out in Ontario Regulation 552/06.
City Council’s Planning and Growth Management Committee has brought forward the matter of establishing and implementing a Local Appeal Body at past meetings. At its December 4th, 2013, meeting, the Committee requested the Chief Planner and Executive Director of City Planning to initiate a public consultation process on the implementation of a Local Appeal Body for the City of Toronto and to report back on April 10th, 2014, on the results of the public consultation and with recommendations on implementation.
We are inviting you to get involved and share your views and opinions with regard to this matter. To this end, we are hosting five consultation sessions across the city, as follows:
Consultation gets underway at 6:45, with a 7:00 p.m. staff presentation, followed by a question and answer period and a facilitated discussion about issues and opportunities involved in implementing a made-for-Toronto Local Appeal Body.
Meeting space is mobility device accessible. To ensure that the necessary accommodations and/or services for persons with disabilities have been provided, please contact us ahead of the meeting date at 416 392-7863 or by email at email@example.com
- Etobicoke – Tuesday, February 18, 2014
- York – Monday, February 24, 2014
- North York – Monday, March 3, 2014
- Scarborough – Wednesday, March 5, 2014
- Central – Monday, March 17, 2014
Date: Monday, January 27, 2014
Time: 7 p.m.
Place: Leaside Memorial Gardens, William Lea Room (1073 Millwood Rd.)
This application proposes to amend the zoning by-law on the subject site to provide for six three-storey townhouse units and two two-storey detached dwellings. The existing motor vehicle repair shop and two detached dwellings would be demolished. [click to continue…]
The recent death of Nelson Mandela prompted a number of articles on the anti-apartheid fight in Canada, and we’d like to honour the recognition that member of the Leaside Property Owners’ board of directors John Piper has received by providing links to those articles.
Renovations are almost complete at Trace Manes, so our Wednesday, December 4 meeting will be back at our regular location. Please join us once again at Trace Manes Community Centre at 7:30 p.m.
The Leaside Property Owners’ Association annual general meeting was held on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 7:30 p.m. in the William Lea Room at Leaside Memorial Gardens. Special guest Toronto Star columnist Royson James spoke about “The Mayor We Want; The Mayor We Need”. The meeting was well-attended (despite the inhospitable weather) and we’d like to thank Royson James for a very thought-provoking and enjoyable speech!
July 17 2013
Tenants of Talbot Apartments on Bayview are fighting eviction notices for the end of August issued by their landlord. Some of the tenants are at the Landlord and Tenant Board as early as next Wednesday July 24. The tenants of the three apartment buildings have been pressured, indeed harassed, by the landlord to sign the notices and many have done so.
“Don’t believe the landlord, believe the law,” Geordie Dent, executive director of the Federation of Metro Tenants Association, told the tenants at a meeting called to discuss the eviction notices. Tenants “can make the landlord go to the Landlord and Tenant Board, which is a provincial court, and prove why they have to evict you,” Dent said. [click to continue…]
To: Garden Court Tenants’ Association
1477 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON M4G 3B2
Re: Proposal by the owners of to convert Garden Court from rental housing into condominiums
25 June, 2013
Garden Court, built in 1941, is a magnificent specimen of Art Deco architecture and a provincially designated heritage building. This status will not change if Garden Court is converted from rental housing into condominiums.
According to City representatives, at the public meeting held on 20th June, 2013 regarding the future of Garden Court, the application to convert it into condominiums faces many obstacles, given the need to maintain the City’s existing stock of rental housing. There are also heritage concerns:
1) While parts of Garden Court are in need of repair (its garages, especially) there is cause to be concerned about the possible impact of the substantial alterations that will be required if Garden Court is to be converted from rental units to condominiums. These include alterations to heating and plumbing. [click to continue…]
Community Consultation Meeting on Rental Housing Condo Conversion and Demolition Application
For Garden Court Apartments located at 1477 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario
Thursday June 20, 2013 – 7 p.m.
St. Cuthbert’s Church
1399 Bayview Avenue
We Need Your Support – Please Join Us!!!
Help tenants keep their homes by preserving affordable rental housing in Leaside!
Garden Court Tenants Association
[click to continue…]