Item - 2011.NY11.24

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on November 29, 2011 with amendments.
  • This item was considered by North York Community Council on November 2, 2011 and was adopted with amendments. It will be considered by City Council on November 29, 2011.
  • See also By-law 1414-2011

NY11.24 - Final Report - Lawrence-Allen Secondary Plan

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Ward:
15 - Eglinton-Lawrence

City Council Decision

City Council on November 29, 30 and December 1, 2011, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council amend the Official Plan substantially in accordance with the proposed Official Plan Amendment attached as Attachment No. 5 to the report (October 17, 2011) from the Director, Community Planning, North York District, with the following amendments:

 

a.         That Policy 3.1.7 be amended by deleting the words:

 

"to minimize the number of curb cuts and protect opportunities for soft landscaping and active uses at grade along street edges.  The implementing Zoning By-law(s) will prohibit direct vehicular access to townhouses from Primary Streets and from Local Streets where the townhouse is across from planned parkland.  Where the implementing Zoning By-law does not prohibit vehicular access from Local Streets, it will establish standards for minimum lot width."

 

and inserting the following after the word driveways:

 

" to result in improved relationships between private buildings and the public realm and improved landscaping on public streets by minimizing the number of curb cuts, protecting opportunities for soft landscaping and providing active uses at grade along street edges." ; so that the revised Policy will read:

 

"3.1.7   Vehicular access to townhouses from the street will be discouraged in favour of rear access from public lanes or shared common driveways to result in improved relationships between private buildings and the public realm and improved landscaping on public streets by minimizing the number of curb cuts, protecting opportunities for soft landscaping and providing active uses at grade along street edges."

 

b.         That Policy 4.6.6 be amended by adding to the end of Policy 4.6.6 so that the revised Policy will read:

 

"4.6.6   There will be no new connections for motor vehicles at Rondale Boulevard, Ridgevale Drive, and Kirkland Boulevard, which shall each remain as green space not open to traffic and be designed in such a way so as to preserve these connections as shared public spaces."

 

c.         That Maps 32-9 Pedestrian Plan and 32-10 Bicycle Plan be amended by adding the words, "(subject to Policy 4.6.6)" to the Neighbourhoods Connection identified in the legend of each map, so that the legend will read:

 

                        "Neighbourhood Connection (subject to Policy 4.6.6)".

 

2.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the draft Official Plan Amendment as may be required.

 

3.         City Council adopt the Lawrence-Allen Urban Design Guidelines with the following amendment:

 

"That City Planning staff incorporate into the Lawrence-Allen Urban Design Guidelines appropriate renderings of the computer model of the Lawrence-Allen Revitalization Plan to reflect the lower unit count and revised built form provided for by the Secondary Plan."

 

4.         City Council adopt the Lawrence-Allen Community Services and Facilities Strategy.

 

5.         City Council adopt the Lawrence-Allen Transportation Master Plan which satisfies Phases 1 and 2 of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process.

 

6.         City Council endorse the Lawrence-Allen Infrastructure Master Plan as a technical resource for City staff to support the implementation of the Secondary Plan.

 

7.         City Council adopt the financial strategy for the Lawrence-Allen Secondary Plan as described in the report, (November 22, 2011) from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer [NY11.24a], the salient features of which include:

 

i.          development can only proceed once infrastructure required to accommodate it has been identified and funding for such infrastructure has been secured;

ii.         as part of the annual capital budget setting process, affected City Divisions shall give consideration to infrastructure and community facilities required to implement various phases of the Secondary Plan within their Capital Plans, having regard to their overall priorities and prescribed debt target limits;

iii.        the City's Development Charges By-law shall incorporate, to the extent permitted by the Development Charges Act, the growth-related components of infrastructure identified by the Secondary Plan;

iv.        the costs of "local" infrastructure, as defined by the City from time to time, which is not eligible for development charges funding, shall be borne by the development proponent unless the City agrees that it shall assume such costs;

v.         funding from other orders of government for this initiative shall be used, to the extent possible, for the purposes of supporting City infrastructure and community facilities costs; and

vi.        where funding from other orders of government for this initiative cannot specifically be used for supporting infrastructure and community facilities, TCHC shall use its best efforts to absorb infrastructure funding commensurate with the level of support from the other orders of government.

 

8.         City Council request the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A, continue to engage the Federal and Provincial governments in advising them of the opportunity to participate in the revitalization of Lawrence Heights through strategic funding investments in infrastructure, community facilities, and housing.

Public Notice Given

Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990

Background Information (Community Council)

(October 17, 2011) Final Report and Attachments 1-4 from the Director, Community Planning, North York District on Lawrence-Allen Secondary Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-41802.pdf
Attachment 5 - Draft Official Plan Amendment
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-41803.pdf
Attachment 6 - Lawrence-Allen Urban Design Guidelines
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-41804.pdf
Attachment 7 - Lawrence-Allen Infrastructure Master Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-41805.pdf
Attachment 8 - Lawrence-Allen Transportation Master Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-41806.pdf
Attachment 9 - Lawrence-Allen Community Services and Facilities Strategy
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-41807.pdf

Background Information (City Council)

(November 22, 2011) Supplementary Report from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer on a Financial Strategy for the Lawrence-Allen Secondary Plan (NY11.24a)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-42514.pdf

Communications (Community Council)

(November 29, 2010) E-mail from Jonathan Usher (NY.Main.NY11.24.1)
(December 2, 2010) Letter from C. A. Braithwaite (NY.Main.NY11.24.2)
(August 29, 2011) Letter from Chris Monahan, Director, Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Research and Planning Branch, on behalf of the Minister, Training, Colleges and Universities (NY.Main.NY11.24.3)
(October 13, 2011) E-mail from Steve Mitchell (NY.Main.NY11.24.4)
(October 20, 2011) Letter from Mitch Stambler, Chief Planning Officer, Toronto Transit Commission (NY.New.NY11.24.5)
(November 2, 2011) Fax from Dr. Chris Spence, Director of Education, Toronto District School Board (NY.New.NY11.24.6)
(October 28, 2011) E-mail from Lise Olds (NY.New.NY11.24.7)
(October 29, 2011) E-mail from Howard Cohen (NY.New.NY11.24.8)
(October 31, 2011) E-mail from Nancy Singer, Executive Director, Kehilla Residential Programme (NY.New.NY11.24.9)
(October 31, 2011) E-mail from Julie Callaghan, Unison Health & Community Services, submitted by Larisa Kleiman (NY.New.NY11.24.10)
(November 1, 2011) E-mail from J. Nobrega, on behalf of area residents and including Tony & Ida Evangelista, Anna DiMatteo, Frank Mangone and Ismael & Maria Galego (NY.New.NY11.24.11)
(November 1, 2011) E-mail from Sarah Flogen (NY.New.NY11.24.12)
(November 1, 2011) E-mail from Ronald King (NY.New.NY11.24.13)
(November 1, 2011) E-mail from Sharon Simpson, Special Projects Coordiinator, Labour Community Services (NY.New.NY11.24.14)
(November 1, 2011) E-mail from Laurel Rothman, Director, Social Reform, Family Service Toronto (NY.New.NY11.24.15)
(November 1, 2011) Fax from Grace Pluchino, Community Legal Worker, Downsview Community Legal Services (NY.New.NY11.24.16)
(November 1, 2011) E-mail from Norm Abrams (NY.New.NY11.24.17)
(November 1, 2011) E-mail from Anette Chawla, Executive Director, North York Harvest Food Bank (NY.New.NY11.24.18)
(November 1, 2011) E-mail from David Nitkin, Bathurst-Lawrence Four Quadrants Neighbourhood Alliance (NY.New.NY11.24.19)
(November 1, 2011) E-mail from Rabbi Moshe Stern, Shaarei Tefillah Congregation (NY.New.NY11.24.20)
(November 1, 2011) E-mail from Eric Spiegel (NY.New.NY11.24.21)
(November 1, 2011) E-mail from Celia Bartfeld (NY.New.NY11.24.22)
(October 31, 2011) Petition from Marie Rosaria McCutcheon on behalf of Save Our Streets, containing approximately 2026 names of persons in opposition to the proposed Lawrence-Allen Revitalization Plan (NY.New.NY11.24.23)
(November 2, 2011) E-mail from Alexandra Lamoureux (NY.New.NY11.24.24)
(November 2, 2011) E-mail from Gillian Kranias (NY.New.NY11.24.25)
(November 2, 2011) Submission from Ronit Little, on behalf of the Board of Directors of the United Jewish People's Order, Toronto Section (NY.New.NY11.24.26)
(November 2, 2011) Submission from Quinto Annibale, Solicitor, Loopstra Nixon LLP, on behalf of Villa Charities Inc. (NY.New.NY11.24.27)

Communications (City Council)

(November 17, 2011) Letter from David Bronskill, Goodmans LLP, Barristers and Solicitors (CC.Main.NY11.24.28)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/cc/comm/communicationfile-26927.pdf
(November 28, 2011) E-mail from Laurie Payne, RPP, MCIP, Senior Development Manager, Toronto Community Housing Corporation forwarding a submission (November 2, 2011) from Len Koroneos, Chief Executive Officer (Interim) Toronto Community Housing Corporation (CC.New.NY11.24.29)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/cc/comm/communicationfile-27059.pdf
(November 29, 2011) Petition from Councillor Josh Colle, Ward 15 - Eglinton-Lawrence, containing names of approximately 600 persons, respecting Item NY11.24 Lawrence Allen Secondary Plan (CC.New.NY11.24.30)

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Josh Colle (Carried)

That City Council adopt the following recommendations contained in the report (November 22, 2011) from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer [NY11.24a]:

 

1.                  City Council adopt the financial strategy for the Lawrence-Allen Secondary Plan as described in the report, (November 22, 2011) from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer [NY11.24a], the salient features of which include:

 

i.           development can only proceed once infrastructure required to accommodate it has been identified and funding for such infrastructure has been secured;

ii.         as part of the annual capital budget setting process, affected City Divisions shall give consideration to infrastructure and community facilities required to implement various phases of the Secondary Plan within their Capital Plans, having regard to their overall priorities and prescribed debt target limits;

iii.         the City's Development Charges By-law shall incorporate, to the extent permitted by the Development Charges Act, the growth-related components of infrastructure identified by the Secondary Plan;

iv.        the costs of "local" infrastructure, as defined by the City from time to time, which is not eligible for development charges funding, shall be borne by the development proponent unless the City agrees that it shall assume such costs;

v.         funding from other orders of government for this initiative shall be used, to the extent possible, for the purposes of supporting City infrastructure and community facilities costs; and

vi.         where funding from other orders of government for this initiative cannot specifically be used for supporting infrastructure and community facilities, TCHC shall use its best efforts to absorb infrastructure funding commensurate with the level of support from the other orders of government.

 

2.                  City Council request the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A, continue to engage the Federal and Provincial governments in advising them of the opportunity to participate in the revitalization of Lawrence Heights through strategic funding investments in infrastructure, community facilities, and housing.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Nov-30-2011 9:57 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - NY11.24 - Colle - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 28 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Sarah Doucette, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Doug Ford, Rob Ford
Total members that were Absent: 15 Members that were absent are Maria Augimeri, Michelle Berardinetti, Raymond Cho, Frank Di Giorgio, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Pam McConnell, Peter Milczyn, Ron Moeser, John Parker, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Nov-30-2011 9:58 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - NY11.24 Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 27 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Sarah Doucette, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 3 Members that voted No are Doug Ford, Rob Ford, James Pasternak
Total members that were Absent: 15 Members that were absent are Maria Augimeri, Michelle Berardinetti, Raymond Cho, Frank Di Giorgio, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Pam McConnell, Peter Milczyn, Ron Moeser, John Parker, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson

Declared Interests (City Council)

The following member(s) declared an interest:

Councillor David Shiner - as a member of his family lives in very close proximity to the site.

NY11.24 - Final Report - Lawrence-Allen Secondary Plan

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Ward:
15 - Eglinton-Lawrence

Public Notice Given

Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990

Community Council Recommendations

North York Community Council recommends that:

 

 1.        City Council amend the Official Plan substantially in accordance with the proposed Official Plan Amendment attached as Attachment No. 5 to the report (October 17, 2011) from the Director, Community Planning, North York District, with the following amendments:

 

a.         That Policy 3.1.7 be amended by deleting the words:

 

"to minimize the number of curb cuts and protect opportunities for soft landscaping and active uses at grade along street edges.  The implementing Zoning By-law(s) will prohibit direct vehicular access to townhouses from Primary Streets and from Local Streets where the townhouse is across from planned parkland.  Where the implementing Zoning By-law does not prohibit vehicular access from Local Streets, it will establish standards for minimum lot width."

 

and inserting the following after the word driveways:

 

" to result in improved relationships between private buildings and the public realm and improved landscaping on public streets by minimizing the number of curb cuts, protecting opportunities for soft landscaping and providing active uses at grade along street edges." ; so that the revised Policy will read:

 

"3.1.7   Vehicular access to townhouses from the street will be discouraged in favour of rear access from public lanes or shared common driveways to result in improved relationships between private buildings and the public realm and improved landscaping on public streets by minimizing the number of curb cuts, protecting opportunities for soft landscaping and providing active uses at grade along street edges."

 

b.          That Policy 4.6.6 be amended by adding to the end of Policy 4.6.6 so that the revised Policy will read:

 

"4.6.6   There will be no new connections for motor vehicles at Rondale Boulevard, Ridgevale Drive, and Kirkland Boulevard, which shall each remain as green space not open to traffic and be designed in such a way so as to preserve these connections as shared public spaces."

 

c.         That Maps 32-9 Pedestrian Plan and 32-10 Bicycle Plan be amended by adding the words, "(subject to Policy 4.6.6)" to the Neighbourhoods Connection identified in the legend of each map, so that the legend will read:

 

                          "Neighbourhood Connection (subject to Policy 4.6.6)".

 

2.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the draft Official Plan Amendment as may be required.

 

3.         City Council adopt the Lawrence-Allen Urban Design Guidelines with the following amendment:

 

"That City Planning staff incorporate into the Lawrence-Allen Urban Design Guidelines appropriate renderings of the computer model of the Lawrence-Allen Revitalization Plan to reflect the lower unit count and revised built form provided for by the Secondary Plan."

 

4.         City Council adopt the Lawrence-Allen Community Services and Facilities Strategy.

 

5.         City Council adopt the Lawrence-Allen Transportation Master Plan which satisfies Phases 1 and 2 of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process.

 

6.         City Council endorse the Lawrence-Allen Infrastructure Master Plan as a technical resource for City staff to support the implementation of the Secondary Plan

Decision Advice and Other Information

North York Community Council held a statutory public meeting on November 2, 2011 and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

 

Anne Marie Nasr, Project Manager, Community Planning, North York District, gave a presentation to the North York Community Council on the proposed Lawrence-Allen Secondary Plan.

 

North York Community Council:

 

1.         Requested the Chief Financial Officer to report directly to City Council for its meeting on November 29, 2011, on a financial strategy that outlines funding tools and methods to address any potential infrastructure costs associated with the Lawrence-Allen Secondary Plan.

 

2.         Requested the City Solicitor to report back on mechanisms to further secure the pedestrian/cycling-only connections at Rondale Blvd., Ridgevale Dr. and Kirland Blvd. to the area Councillor to facilitate continued discussions with interested residents.

 

Origin

(October 17, 2011) Report from the Director, Community Planning, North York District

Summary

The purpose of this report is to recommend approval of the Lawrence-Allen Secondary Plan and related amendments to the Official Plan.  This report also recommends adoption of the Lawrence-Allen Transportation Master Plan, Urban Design Guidelines and Community Service and Facilities Strategy and endorsement of the Infrastructure Master Plan.

 

The Lawrence-Allen Secondary Plan will provide the foundation for the revitalization of one of Toronto's inner suburban communities, primarily focused on the Lawrence Heights neighbourhood.  The proposed Secondary Plan is a planning framework to guide growth and change in this area over the next twenty years. The Plan describes a mixed-income, mixed-use neighbourhood which is park-centred, transit-supportive, and well integrated with the broader city.  It lays out a new physical plan including new streets and parks, development blocks, and school and community facility sites.  The proposed Secondary Plan also provides for the full replacement of all 1,208 social housing units within the Lawrence Heights neighbourhood and the construction of 4,400 new residential market units, while protecting the stability of existing neighbourhoods in the area.

 

This proposed Secondary Plan is the outcome of more than three years of coordinated planning study, analysis and community consultation. It addresses a study area bounded by Lawrence Avenue West, Bathurst Street, Dufferin Street, and Highway 401 and gives particular attention to a Focus Area of over 65 hectares of publicly owned land.  The Focus Area comprises lands owned by Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC), Toronto District School Board (TDSB), and the City of Toronto.  Much of the Focus Area is made up of TCHC’s Lawrence Heights neighbourhood.  This Secondary Plan responds to the needs of TCHC to re-build social housing and revitalize the community and also incorporates both City and TDSB lands into the planning framework.

 

City Council endorsed the Lawrence-Allen Revitalization Plan in July 2010 to provide a basis for this Secondary Plan.  Council gave further instruction in July 2011 through a set of motions titled "A New Vision for Lawrence Heights", introduced at the conclusion of City Planning's community engagement process and the local Councillor's working committee.  The Secondary Plan is informed by the Revitalization Plan, the additional community engagement, and City Council's July 2011 motions.

Background Information

(October 17, 2011) Final Report and Attachments 1-4 from the Director, Community Planning, North York District on Lawrence-Allen Secondary Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-41802.pdf
Attachment 5 - Draft Official Plan Amendment
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-41803.pdf
Attachment 6 - Lawrence-Allen Urban Design Guidelines
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-41804.pdf
Attachment 7 - Lawrence-Allen Infrastructure Master Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-41805.pdf
Attachment 8 - Lawrence-Allen Transportation Master Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-41806.pdf
Attachment 9 - Lawrence-Allen Community Services and Facilities Strategy
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-41807.pdf

Communications

(November 29, 2010) E-mail from Jonathan Usher (NY.Main.NY11.24.1)
(December 2, 2010) Letter from C. A. Braithwaite (NY.Main.NY11.24.2)
(August 29, 2011) Letter from Chris Monahan, Director, Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Research and Planning Branch, on behalf of the Minister, Training, Colleges and Universities (NY.Main.NY11.24.3)
(October 13, 2011) E-mail from Steve Mitchell (NY.Main.NY11.24.4)
(October 20, 2011) Letter from Mitch Stambler, Chief Planning Officer, Toronto Transit Commission (NY.New.NY11.24.5)
(November 2, 2011) Fax from Dr. Chris Spence, Director of Education, Toronto District School Board (NY.New.NY11.24.6)
(October 28, 2011) E-mail from Lise Olds (NY.New.NY11.24.7)
(October 29, 2011) E-mail from Howard Cohen (NY.New.NY11.24.8)
(October 31, 2011) E-mail from Nancy Singer, Executive Director, Kehilla Residential Programme (NY.New.NY11.24.9)
(October 31, 2011) E-mail from Julie Callaghan, Unison Health & Community Services, submitted by Larisa Kleiman (NY.New.NY11.24.10)
(November 1, 2011) E-mail from J. Nobrega, on behalf of area residents and including Tony & Ida Evangelista, Anna DiMatteo, Frank Mangone and Ismael & Maria Galego (NY.New.NY11.24.11)
(November 1, 2011) E-mail from Sarah Flogen (NY.New.NY11.24.12)
(November 1, 2011) E-mail from Ronald King (NY.New.NY11.24.13)
(November 1, 2011) E-mail from Sharon Simpson, Special Projects Coordiinator, Labour Community Services (NY.New.NY11.24.14)
(November 1, 2011) E-mail from Laurel Rothman, Director, Social Reform, Family Service Toronto (NY.New.NY11.24.15)
(November 1, 2011) Fax from Grace Pluchino, Community Legal Worker, Downsview Community Legal Services (NY.New.NY11.24.16)
(November 1, 2011) E-mail from Norm Abrams (NY.New.NY11.24.17)
(November 1, 2011) E-mail from Anette Chawla, Executive Director, North York Harvest Food Bank (NY.New.NY11.24.18)
(November 1, 2011) E-mail from David Nitkin, Bathurst-Lawrence Four Quadrants Neighbourhood Alliance (NY.New.NY11.24.19)
(November 1, 2011) E-mail from Rabbi Moshe Stern, Shaarei Tefillah Congregation (NY.New.NY11.24.20)
(November 1, 2011) E-mail from Eric Spiegel (NY.New.NY11.24.21)
(November 1, 2011) E-mail from Celia Bartfeld (NY.New.NY11.24.22)
(October 31, 2011) Petition from Marie Rosaria McCutcheon on behalf of Save Our Streets, containing approximately 2026 names of persons in opposition to the proposed Lawrence-Allen Revitalization Plan (NY.New.NY11.24.23)
(November 2, 2011) E-mail from Alexandra Lamoureux (NY.New.NY11.24.24)
(November 2, 2011) E-mail from Gillian Kranias (NY.New.NY11.24.25)
(November 2, 2011) Submission from Ronit Little, on behalf of the Board of Directors of the United Jewish People's Order, Toronto Section (NY.New.NY11.24.26)
(November 2, 2011) Submission from Quinto Annibale, Solicitor, Loopstra Nixon LLP, on behalf of Villa Charities Inc. (NY.New.NY11.24.27)

Speakers

Len Koroneos, Chief Executive Officer , Toronto Community Housing Corporation
Andrew Cox, on behalf of Lawrence Heights Community, who provided a video presentation
Katie Mayerson
Trudy-Ann Powell
Kim Hinton, Manager, Community & Neighbourhood Development, Family Service Toronto
Martin Levine, Volunteer, Toronto Community Housing
Dulaa Osman, Co-Founder, Lawrence Heights Environmental Justice Group
Chaya Levinson
Graham Hollings, Adult Educator, CUPE 4400 (Toronto Education Workers)
Bernard Spiegel, Executive Member, Save Our Streets (SOS) and Cardo Ratepayers & Residents Assoc
Ophir Abraham, Co-Chair, Social Development Plan Committee
David Krieger, Board Member, North York Harvest Food Bank
Sharon Simpson, Labour Community Services
Claire Ciss
Fradell Epstein, Board Member, Downsview Community Legal Services
Elena Jara, Chairperson, Downsview Legal Clinic
David Cross, Program Director, North York Community House
David Nitkin, Bathurst-Lawrence Four Quadrants Neighbourhood Alliance
Paulos Gebreyesus, Senior Director, Unison Health & Community Services
Ronit Little, Board Member, United Jewish People's Order - Toronto (Submission Filed)
Molly Finkelstein
Bernard Spiegel, who read the letter (NY11.24.21) filed by his son, Eric Spiegel
Hersi Abdirizack, Lawrence Heights Community
Nancy Singer, Executive Director, Kehilla Residential Programme
Marie Rosaria McCutcheon, on behalf of Save our Streets
Gillian Kranias
Marian Mohamud
Quinto Annibale, Solicitor, Loopstra Nixon LLP, on behalf of Villa Charities Inc. (Submission Filed)

Motions

Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Josh Colle (Carried)

That:

 

1.         North York Community Council recommend that City Council adopt staff recommendations 1 to 6 in the Recommendations Section of the report (October 17, 2011) from the Director, Community Planning, North York District, with the following changes to the proposed Official Plan Amendment attached as Attachment No. 5 by:

 

a.         Amending Policy 3.1.7 by deleting the words:

 

"to minimize the number of curb cuts and protect opportunities for soft landscaping and active uses at grade along street edges.  The implementing Zoning By-law(s) will prohibit direct vehicular access to townhouses from Primary Streets and from Local Streets where the townhouse is across from planned parkland.  Where the implementing Zoning By-law does not prohibit vehicular access from Local Streets, it will establish standards for minimum lot width."

 

and inserting the following after the word driveways:

 

"to result in improved relationships between private buildings and the public realm and improved landscaping on public streets by minimizing the number of curb cuts, protecting opportunities for soft landscaping and providing active uses at grade along street edges." ; so that the revised Policy will read:

 

"3.1.7  Vehicular access to townhouses from the street will be discouraged in favour of rear access from public lanes or shared common driveways to result in improved relationships between private buildings and the public realm and improved landscaping on public streets by minimizing the number of curb cuts, protecting opportunities for soft landscaping and providing active uses at grade along street edges."

 

b.         Amending Policy 4.6.6 by adding to the end of Policy 4.6.6 so that the revised Policy will read:

 

"4.6.6  There will be no new connections for motor vehicles at Rondale Boulevard, Ridgevale Drive, and Kirkland Boulevard, which shall each remain as green space not open to traffic and be designed in such a way so as to preserve these connections as shared public spaces."

 

c.         Amending Maps 32-9 Pedestrian Plan and 32-10 Bicycle Plan by adding the words, "(subject to Policy 4.6.6)" to the Neighbourhoods Connection identified in the legend of each map, so that the legend will read:

 

"Neighbourhood Connection (subject to Policy 4.6.6)".

 

2.         That  North York Community Council adopt the following further recommendations:

 

a.         That the Chief Financial Officer report directly to City Council for its meeting on November 29, 2011, on a financial strategy that outlines funding tools and methods to address any potential infrastructure costs associated with the Lawrence Allen Secondary Plan.

 

b.         That the City Solicitor report back on mechanisms to further secure the pedestrian/cycling-only connections at Rondale Blvd., Ridgevale Dr. and Kirkland Blvd. to the area Councillor to facilitate continued discussions with interested residents."


Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Josh Colle (Carried)

That North York Community Council recommend that:

 

1.         City Council request City Planning staff to incorporate into the Lawrence-Allen Urban Design Guidelines appropriate renderings of the computer model of the Lawrence-Allen Revitalization Plan to reflect the lower unit count and revised built form provided for by the Secondary Plan.


Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Councillor Pasternak was opposed to the Item, as Amended.

Declared Interests

The following member(s) declared an interest:

Councillor David Shiner - as a family member lives in the immediate area
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council