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.
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
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
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.
The 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: email@example.com. 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.
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.
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.
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 .
A public-consultation-document provides information about the OMB and the review process. It also outlines the issues and offers potential modifications to the OMB operation. The content is organised under five key themes with a list of 24 questions.
Please share your written comments by 19 December 2016 at: http://www.mah.gov.on.ca/Page15023.aspx .
Our guest speaker is Alex Corey, a heritage planner with Heritage Preservation Services (HPS). Please join us to learn more about heritage districts and the nomination process.
In the meantime, perhaps you may be interested in reading an article written by Mary MacDonald, senior manager of HPS, about the value and importance of heritage conservation districts at: http://spacing.ca/toronto/2016/09/23/heritage-conservation-districts-long-overdue/