Developments at Yonge/St Clair
July 6, 2018: 36 ROSEHILL
--- developer has agreed to redesign pavilion near reservoir to reduce visibility, plant more trees
--- negotiations are proceeding with developer to reduce footprint of podium
--- Community Council agreed July 4 to send issue of City position on to City Council without recommendation to allow more time for negotiation
--- further meeting with Josh Matlow, City planning, developer, and residents' representatives (participants at May 22 OMB prehearing) to occur shortly
--- whether we can reach settlement now, we will find out soon (otherwise we will ask City Council through Josh to reject the staff report favoring the development and move to OMB mediation)
March 6, 2018: The Rosehill apartment project is going to the OMB, pre-hearing in early May. The SRA will be coordinating with Josh Matlow on this, following up on a meeting we had two weeks ago.
Slate (the owners of the four corners at Yonge/St Clair) is bringing an application forward for a high-rise at Yonge and Delisle. Josh Matlow has asked John Bossons (SRA) and John Plumadore of Deer Park RA to attend a meeting with Slate. Here is a an update as at July 6:
--- many of you will have received an invitation to an announcment event for this project that occurred last night
--- major good features: increased sidewalk setbacks, additional park on DeLisle
--- unacceptable proposed height (50 storeys)
--- Cathie Macdonald (Deer Park) and John Bossons (Summerhill) participated in meetings with the developer and Josh Matlow re. this project, they are all on the same page as to goals.
July 6: YONGE /ST CLAIR (work on revised secondary plan for commercial areas)
--- preliminary consultation to occur this summer
--- primary goals: better public realm (wider sidewalks, parks) and more effective control of height and bulk of new buildings (including new proposals for NE corner of Yonge and Rosehill, SW corner of Yonge and Delisle)
July 6: YONGE CORRIDOR (Midtown in Focus -- Yonge/Eglinton secondary plan)
--- Geoff Kettel and John Bossons (Summerhill) presented FoNTRA brief to Planning and Growth committee (PGMC) emphasizing lack of infrastructure and insufficient capacity of Yonge subway line
--- PGMC amended staff recommendations to direct staff and TTC to report to Council in 2019 on capacity of Yonge Subway vs current and anticipated OMB development approvals, and also on short-term and longer-term means of dealing with the lack of transist capacity
--- PGMC also notably asking staff to report on means of imposing holds on development
--- first steps only, but all we could ask for at this point
--- we (FoNTRA) anticipate further meetings with city transportation planning staff and TTC on this issue through the fall
Development at Scrivener Square - please click here for the latest
For the background profile click here
Resubmitted plan information click here
Globe and Mail article about overshadowing click here
April 9, 2017: 44 Jackes & 33 Rosehill Avenue - see attached for details of the Community Consultation Meeting
April 9, 2017: 1417 - 1429 Yonge Street Development - see attached for the proposed development details
March 13, 2017: Letter to the OMB - http://www.summerhilltoronto.ca/assets/uploads/OMB.pdf?
News Release: February 2, 2017
Pilot mediation program launched to resolve disputes on minor variance and consent applications in Toronto
The City of Toronto is launching a city-wide Mediation Pilot Program today to assist in resolving disputes for minor variance and consent applications being considered by the Committee of Adjustment.
This free program strives to assist disputing parties in reaching a voluntary, mutually-acceptable solution for some or all of the issues in dispute. The program is intended to help foster a collaborative process with neighbours as well as to reduce costs, provide access to neutral professional expertise and increase the likelihood of a settlement.
"Toronto is investing in providing smart and efficient City services that respond to Torontonians' needs," said Mayor John Tory. "The hope is that through the Mediation Pilot Program, residents can resolve disputes quicker and at reduced costs – and reduce the number of appeals."
"The planning process can be overwhelming. Residents concerned about minor variances or consents may not have the experience or financial resources to challenge lawyers and planners hired by applicants," said Councillor David Shiner (Ward 24 Willowdale), Chair of the Planning and Growth Management Committee. "I am hoping that mediation will provide an opportunity for neighbours to get professional assistance and avoid expensive appeals."
The mediation sessions will be conducted by a neutral third-party mediator and a neutral, experienced professional planner with knowledge of the City's Official Plan and zoning bylaws, including applicable minor variance and consent legislation. The Committee of Adjustment renders the final decision and is not bound by the mediated agreement.
The program will roll out across the city and will be available through the Committee of Adjustment starting with North York on February 9, followed by Toronto and East York on February 15, Scarborough on February 16, and Etobicoke and York on February 23.
More information about the Mediation Pilot Program is available at http://www.toronto.ca/cofa.
Media contact: Cheryl San Juan, Strategic Communications, 416-397-5305, firstname.lastname@example.org
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