Councillor Josh Matlow

HAVE YOUR SAY! Planning and Development Public Consultation Meetings

HAVE YOUR SAY! Planning and Development Public Consultation Meetings

2018-07-06T20:40:37+00:00Tags: |

Times Group Proposal for 1951 Yonge Street

Last year, an application was submitted for two towers (34 and 25 storeys) at the northeast corner of Yonge and Davisville. In their report, City Planning Staff agree with me and the local community that the proposal from the Times Group is completely inappropriate, as it’s a significant overdevelopment of the site. As it is currently proposed, the two towers would have unacceptable shadow impacts on the Davisville school field. Of further concern, is the potential traffic impacts to the local community, especially the area surrounding the school. I will fight the most recent proposal to add more traffic onto Millwood.

I am pleased to report that I was successful in moving significant motions to support our community against this development at this week’s Toronto & East York Community Council meeting. In addition to ensuring that City Legal and Planning Staff will fight for us at the Ontario Municipal Board, I was able to have additional amendments added that, for the first time, requested that even if a development is approved, that the OMB order construction be halted until the necessary infrastructure and social services are provided:

  • City Council direct the City Solicitor to request the Ontario Municipal Board to withhold the issuance of any order(s) on the Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment appeal for the subject lands pending confirmation of:
    – necessary transportation infrastructure from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the General Manager, Transportation Services; and
    – public school capacity from the Director of Education, TDSB
  • City Council direct the City Solicitor to request the Ontario Municipal Board to withhold the issuance of any Order(s) on the Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment appeal for the subject lands pending confirmation of water, sanitary and storm water capacity from the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services, and pending receipt of a satisfactory Functional Servicing Report;

These motions were possible, and supported at Community Council, because of the extensive research that has been conducted as part of the Midtown in Focus initiative that has clearly demonstrated what we in Midtown already know: infrastructure and social services have not kept pace with the rapid rate of growth in our community.

The importance of these motions was recognized by the Toronto Star, which published two articles on successive days about this issue. Please see this article on the water capacity motion and this article regarding schools and transportation.

Please join me this week on:

Date: Thursday, May 10th
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Place: Greenwood College– 443 Mount Pleasant Rd.

90 Eglinton Avenue East

A rezoning application has been submitted to City Planning to construct a 55-Storey mixed-use building containing 502 residential units with office and retail space on the first two levels. The applicant is proposing 226 parking spaces to be located in a three level underground garage.

Please join me to discuss the proposed development on:

Date: Wednesday, May 16th
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Place: Best Western Roehampton Hotel – 808 Mount Pleasant Road

If you cannot attend the meeting you can speak to the planner, Alex Teixeira, at (416) 392-0459 or email at:Alex.Teixeira@toronto.ca.

808 Mount Pleasant Rd.

City Planning has also received a rezoning application to construct a 44-storey mixed-use building containing 457 residential units with retail space on the first level. 166 parking spaces are being proposed in four levels of underground parking.

Please join me to discuss the proposed development on:

Date: Thursday, May 17th
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Place: Best Western Roehampton Hotel – 808 Mount Pleasant Road

If you cannot attend the meeting you can speak to the planner, David Driedger, at (416) 392-7613 or email at:David.Driedger@toronto.ca.

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