Planning and Development

26 Sep

Golden Mile Secondary Plan Community Advisory Panel

As you may know, the City of Toronto Planning Division (Scarborough) is undertaking a very thorough review of the current and potential land use along the Golden Mile (Eglinton Avenue East).  This is the result of coming changes, including significantly the Eglinton Crosstown LRT which will soon begin construction along the eastern portion. As part of this process the City held a full community meeting (11,000 notices were mailed out to residents) in the spring of 2017.  As part...

31 Jan

40 Danforth Road

As residents in the area will know there have been ongoing issues with the site for some time.  The Councillor’s Office has been working very closely with residents in the community and City staff (Municipal Licensing and Standards, Toronto Building, Transportation Services Right of Way, etc.) to address concerns about this project.  We have now been contacted by a new architect/engineer for the owner of the property who has indicated he is now managing the project.  He has assured City...

31 Jan

3359 Danforth Avenue

The owner has submitted an application for review to City Planning for a mid-rise, mixed-use development comprising 27 apartments and a retail commercial unit in the north west ground floor area nearest Byng Avenue and Danforth Avenue.  The application is currently being reviewed by City Planning staff.  Now that it has been formalized it is in circulation with City staff (Transportation Services, Urban Design, Urban Forestry, etc.) who review issues such as traffic, trees/landscaping, design, etc. The next step will...

31 Jan

35 Danforth Road

This site was approved as per the Planning process for residential use featuring stacked townhouses in four separate buildings with access from Danforth Road.  Community consultation meetings were held and the project was thoroughly reviewed by City Planning staff and the various City divisions (Transportation Services, Urban Design, Urban Forestry, etc.) as part of the review of the project.  With the final approval issued by Toronto City Council the applicant is moving through the final stages of the Toronto Building...

31 Jan

Eglinton Square

(1-70 Eglinton Square, 1431 and 1437 Victoria Park Avenue, 14, 18, 19-23 and 26 Engelhart Crescent, and 64 and 68 Harris Park Drive) Residents in the area will have noticed a Planning Act sign on or near the Eglinton Square Shopping Centre concerning an application by the owner with respect to proposed residential development and renewal of the retail site. It is important to note that this is the beginning of the process for this site so there is a considerable path...

25 Jul

743 Warden Avenue

This site had been vacant for sometime and was the subject of an Ontario Municipal Board appeal by the owner/developer.  This appeal resulted in a settlement between the City and the applicant/developer at the Ontario Municipal Board which saw an approval issued for a residential development, park and small mid-rise commercial building all of which are in character with the existing residential development to the immediate south of the site.  The project is in the construction phase and should be...

25 Jul

250 Danforth Road

This is known as the Danforth Square development.  It will feature a condominiums and townhouses. The owners have submitted an application to the OMB but are still working with City Planning through the normal application process. ...

25 Jul

35 Danforth Road

The former Ellas Banquet Hall site at 35 Danforth Road will be the location of the new Spice development that will feature 1 and 2 storey towns.  The project has gone through its approvals and construction should begin in the near future.  A community consultation meeting was held when the project was proposed and several changes were made to the plans by the developer following input from residents. ...

25 Jul

3560 St. Clair Avenue East

Imagine Condominiums at 3560 St. Clair Avenue East was approved last year.  The building is in the final stages of construction and is an attractive 4 storey condominium project.  New residents will be moving in this Fall. ...

25 Jul

61 Fairfax Crescent

The site at 61 Fairfax Crescent was the location of La Salle Manor, a retirement facility for priests and nuns from a group of religious orders across the City.  La Salle Manor has already been demolished and the same group is planning to rebuild the facility as Presentation Manor.  The new building will be 4 storeys in height and will continue to be a retirement facility for priests and nuns.  Although the owners (combined religious orders) were not required to...

25 Jul

611-631 Kennedy Road

The proposal for 611-631 Kennedy Road (Kennedy/Corvette Plaza) was the subject of a working group that I assembled with the developer, local residents and City staff. We worked together over the summer of 2013 to come to a proposal for development that was satisfactory.  The final proposal was mid-rise condominium building with attractive design features and retail at street level.  Most of the approvals have been issued over the past three years through the planning process however the owner has...

22 Dec

3640 St. Clair Avenue East

(northwest corner by Midland Avenue) Monarch Corporation has submitted an application for a zoning by-law amendments and plan of subdivision application.  The application proposal features a 48 townhouse unit development in five building blocks (3 storeys each) and visitor parking.  The plan includes a public street and blocks for the townhouse development.  In order to proceed with the plan, zoning approval is needed as the site zoning needs to be changed from Industrial Commercial (IC) to Townhouse Commercial. Preliminary Report adopted by...

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