pre-application community meeting

You are invited to attend a public meeting to make your views known.

Join us on Thursday, April 5th at 18:30 in the West Toronto    Baptist Church (3049 Dundas Street West) to learn about the concept for 2946-2968 Dundas Street West.

This redevelopment project combines three large properties –      the building on the north-east corner of Pacific Avenue, the train platform and a heritage building – and will forever change the    historic character of our Junction streetscape and future heritage conservation district.

2639 Dundas Street West community consultation

Join Councillor Perks and city planning staff on Wednesday, March 7th at 18:30 to learn more about the proposed         redevelopment project at the former Active Green & Ross    location.

The public consultation meeting is being held at Bishop      Marrocco/Thomas Merton Catholic Secondary School      (1515 Bloor Street West) in the third floor staff room.

Local residents had an opportunity to attend a presentation with a preliminary concept for this location on 2 November 2017, and it will be interesting to know if these concerns were heard.

You can view a copy of the Preliminary Report that provides background information at:  https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-112504.pdf

If you are unable to attend, please share your comments with Carla Tsang.  Her contact details are included in the attached meeting notice.

it’s official

The Junction HCD was incorporated as a non-profit             organisation by the Ontario Historical Society on January 4th, 2018.

Official status will enable The Junction HCD to enhance its advocacy for reasonable redevelopment in the Junction      character area and future heritage conservation district (HCD), and to more effectively represent our community at Community Council and other civic committee meetings, and at Committee of Adjustment and Land Appeal Board (LAB) or Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) hearings.

The Constitution & Bylaws was approved at a special meeting on 10 October 2017, and the      following inaugural directors were chosen:

  • Tina Leslie, President
  • Corinne Flitton, Vice-President
  • Ken Sharratt, Secretary
  • Catherine Illingworth, Treasurer
  • Jim Baxter, Director-at-Large

These board members will serve until the first Annual Meeting, which will be held in 2019.

2720 Dundas Street West community consultation

Councillor Gord Perks is hosting a community consultation meeting on Tuesday, November 21st from 7 pm to 9 pm in the Indian Road Crescent Public School Gymnasium at 285 Indian Road Crescent.

This is an important opportunity to learn about the                redevelopment proposal for 2706-2722 Dundas Street West and to share your thoughts with senior planner, Barry Brooks.

Background information about the project is available at:  http://app.toronto.ca/DevelopmentApplications/associatedApplicationsList.do?action=init&folderRsn=4219694&isCofASearch=false&isTlabSearch=false

406-410 Keele Street public consultation

Image courtesy of Urban Toronto.

Learn about the redevelopment proposal for 406-410 Keele Street and share your thoughts with senior planner, Phil Carvalino.  The          community consultation meeting will be held on Thursday, November 30th from 7 pm to 9 pm in the West Toronto Baptist Church at 3049 Dundas Street West.

A copy of the preliminary report that provides      important background information about the project is available at:                                               http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-107275.pdf

Building a Village

poster_6-June-2017You’re invited to an informal meeting on Tuesday, 6 June 2017 at 7 pm in the Annette Street Library Auditorium hosted by the Junction heritage conservation district (HCD)            Committee.

Have you ever wondered why the Junction has such            distinctive architecture?  Please join us for a presentation about the unique local building materials that were produced and supplied by Junction businesses, and the architectural features that are found on many original Junction heritage properties.

special announcement

248-260 High Park AvenueThe long-awaited, revised redevelopment plans for the former United Church at 260 High Park Avenue will be revealed on Tuesday, 16 May 2017 at 7 pm in the Baka Gallery Café, located at 2256 Bloor Street West (near Beresford Avenue).

We are excited to learn that the size of the project has been reduced and the new wing            complements the heritage attributes of the church and school building.  Most of the balconies are inset and many other important changes requested by the community are incorporated in the new design.  To preview the revised plans, please refer to: 248-260 High Park Avenue.

The developer is hosting this special community meeting and requests an RSVP.  Refreshments will be served.  Please RSVP asap to: admin@mcgconsultants.ca.  To view the invitation letter, please refer to: May-16-2017_invite.

As well, on May 18th, these proposed alterations to a designated heritage property will be        considered by the Toronto Preservation Board.  You may also be interested in reading the report by Heritage Preservation Services (HPS) at: http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2017.PB23.1.

If the HPS report is adopted it will dovetail with the final staff report by Anthony Hommik,           Etobicoke York District planner, and it is on track to be considered at the 13 June 2017 Etobicoke York Community Council (EYCC) meeting.  The EYCC meetings are held in the Etobicoke Civic Centre at 399 The West Mall in the Council Chamber, and the agenda is published one week prior to the meeting date.  It will be available at the following link: http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/decisionBodyProfile.do?function=doPrepare&decisionBodyId=965#Meeting-2017.EY23.

Please join us to share your comments at any, or all of these meetings.

encore presentation

poster_18-Apr-2017You’re invited to an informal meeting hosted by the Junction heritage conservation district (HCD) Committee on Tuesday, 18 April 2017 at 7 pm in the Annette Street Library           Committee Room.

Please join us for an encore presentation about Community Planning, development application processes and the        importance of community engagement.  Our guest speaker is Anthony Hommik from the Etobicoke York District planning department.

Junction history presentation

poster_7-Mar-2017You’re invited to an informal meeting hosted by the Junction heritage conservation district (HCD) Committee on Tuesday, March 7th at 7 p.m. in the Annette Street Library Community Room.

The Junction heritage district is a tale of two great estates – Keele & Willoughby – that shaped a prosperous village that grew into a vibrant city.  Please join us to hear the fascinating history of the Junction, the entrepreneurs and people who      established our fabulous neighbourhood.  Our guest speaker is Madeleine  McDowell, a member of the West Toronto Junction Historical Society and the Etobicoke York Community Preservation Panel.

you’re invited

poster_6-dec-2016You’re invited to an informal meeting hosted by the Junction heritage conservation district (HCD) Committee on Tuesday, 6 December 2016 at 7 pm in the Annette Street Library    Community Room.

Please join us to learn more about Community Planning,         development application processes and the importance of community engagement.  Our guest speaker is Anthony Hommik from the Etobicoke York District planning               department.

In the meantime, perhaps you may be interested in reading an article about the cost and lost value of replacing an existing house with a new dwelling at:  https://theconversation.com/when-a-house-is-demolished-more-than-the-home-is-lost-42579 .