July 4th Etobicoke York Community Council

Wednesday, July 4th is the Etobicoke York      Community Council (EYCC) meeting.

The Junction HCD and other supporters will be        attending to oppose the redevelopment of four properties on the northwest corner of Pacific       Avenue at 2978 Dundas Street West, which is also adjacent to a landmark heritage building – the former Junction town hall.

A notice to demolish was received prior to the Open House meeting that was being hosted by the applicant to reveal the revised plans to the community.  This project also intends to exceed the six-storey height applicable in our twenty-metre Character Area and ignores an appropriate        cornice line step-back at the third-storey.

A link to view the meeting agenda is: http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/decisionBodyProfile.do?function=doPrepare&decisionBodyId=965#Meeting-2018.EY32, and the staff report is available at: http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2018.EY32.2.

We need your help to avert the detrimental impact on our Character Area and future HCD.  Please consider attending to demonstrate your support, and perhaps to speak at 14:00.  Or write to the EYCC members to express your objections (a draft letter is attached); the e-address is: etcc@toronto.ca, and the chair is Councillor Mark Grimes.

July 4th Toronto & East York Community Council

proposed at 2639 Dundas Street West

Wednesday, July 4th is the Toronto & East York Community Council (T&EYCC) meeting.

The Junction HCD and other supporters will be   attending to oppose two redevelopment projects on the agenda — the Active Green + Ross    property at 2639 Dundas Street West and five properties at 2720 Dundas Street West.

Both of these locations are situated at the gateway of our future Junction heritage district, and have the potential to reset precedent for other redevelopments in our neighbourhood if they are approved to proceed as proposed.  The artistic image of 2639 Dundas Street West is deceptive, because each brick layer is actually two floors for a total of eight floors.  Proposed for 2720    Dundas Street West is a nine-storey building that also exceeds the six-storey height applicable in our twenty-metre Character Area and both of these redevelopment projects ignore an appropriate cornice line step-back at the third-storey.

A link to view the meeting agenda is: http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/decisionBodyProfile.do?function=doPrepare&decisionBodyId=964#Meeting-2018.TE34.

Staff reports are available at: http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2018.TE34.8 (2639 Dundas St W) and http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2018.TE34.23 (2720 Dundas St W).

We need your help to avert the detrimental impact on our Character Area and future HCD.  Please consider attending to demonstrate your support, and perhaps to speak at 10:00 and 11:30 respectively.  Or write to the T&EYCC members to express your objections (two draft letters 2639 & 2720 are attached); the e-address is: teycc@toronto.ca, and the chair is Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam.

406-410 Keele Street project appealed to OMB

An OMB pre-hearing is scheduled on Tuesday, July 3rd at 10:00 for two properties at 406-410 Keele Street.  The redevelopment project was presented at a community meeting on 21 November 2017, and there were many unresolved issues noted in the staff report at that time.

The Junction HCD and supporters plan to attend to oppose this redevelopment proposal, because those significant issues listed in the preliminary staff report have not been resolved.

Please join us on the 16th Floor of 655 Bay Street in Toronto.

To follow the progress of this appeal hearing, please visit: http://elto.gov.on.ca/tribunals/lpat/e-status/ case # PL171197.

2978 Dundas Street West revised plans

The developer of 2978-2988 Dundas Street West is hosting an Open House meeting on Wednesday, June 20th at 19:00 in the West Toronto Baptist Church.

Please plan to attend this informal presentation about the four properties at the northwest corner of Pacific Avenue.  These revised plans were        published on the city’s development application webpage as received in January 2018.

To review the application files, please visit: http://app.toronto.ca/DevelopmentApplications/associatedApplicationsList.do?action=init&folderRsn=3928495&isCofASearch=false&searchable=false

The applicant will also be at the Etobicoke York Community Council (EYCC) meeting on      Wednesday, July 4th with a request for demolition and approval of this proposal.

The Open House and EYCC meeting are the last opportunities for the community to share their feedback and concerns about a redevelopment that will forever change the unique and historic streetscape of The Junction.

Please take a moment and write to Councillor Doucette at: councillor_doucette@toronto.ca      and Sarah Henstock, manager of community planning for Etobicoke York at:                  sarah.henstock@toronto.ca