Item - 2011.TE11.82

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on November 29, 2011 without amendments.
  • This item was considered by the Toronto and East York Community Council on November 2, 2011 and adopted without amendment. It will be considered by City Council on November 29, 2011.

TE11.82 - 431, 441 and 445 Richmond Street West

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Ward:
20 - Trinity-Spadina

City Council Decision

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

 

1.         City Council direct the Chief Planner, in consultation with the City Solicitor and Ward Councillor, to continue negotiations with the applicant for 431, 441 and 445 Richmond Street West with the goal of reaching a settlement that achieves an appropriate transition in building height to the prevailing built form and context in the West Precinct of the King-Spadina Secondary Plan Area, as outlined in the staff report (October 18, 2011).

 

2.         the event that staff and the applicant are unable to reach a satisfactory settlement, City Council authorize the City Solicitor, together with City Planning staff and/or an outside planning consultant and any other appropriate staff, to attend any Ontario Municipal Board Hearings in opposition to the disputed variances.

 

3.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor and other City staff to take any necessary steps to implement Council's decision.

Background Information (Community Council)

(November 1, 2011) Letter from Councillor Adam Vaughan - 431, 441 and 445 Richmond Street West
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-42131.pdf

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Nov-30-2011 12:17 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - TE11.82 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 34 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 11 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll, John Filion, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Jaye Robinson, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson

TE11.82 - 431, 441 and 445 Richmond Street West

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Ward:
20 - Trinity-Spadina

Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council direct the Chief Planner, in consultation with the City Solicitor and Ward Councillor, to continue negotiations with the applicant for 431, 441 and 445 Richmond Street West with the goal of reaching a settlement that achieves an appropriate transition in building height to the prevailing built from and context in the West Precinct of the King-Spadina Secondary Plan Area, as outlined in the staff report dated October 18, 2011.

 

2.         In the event that staff and the applicant are unable to reach a satisfactory settlement, City Council authorize the City Solicitor, together with City Planning staff and/or an outside planning consultant and any other appropriate staff, to attend any Ontario Municipal Board Hearings in opposition to the disputed variances.

 

3.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor and other City staff to take any necessary steps to implement the foregoing.

Origin

(November 1, 2011) Letter from Councillor Adam Vaughan, Ward 20, Trinity-Spadina

Summary

A site plan control application and minor variance application have been filed to permit a mixed-use development at 431, 441 and 445 Richmond Street West.  The development proposed comprises a 16 storey mixed use building with retail uses at grade and 190 residential units.  Four levels of below grade parking are proposed with 81 residential parking spaces.

 

On October 19, 2011, the Committee of Adjustment refused to approval all of the variances required to for the proposed development.  The applicant has appealed the Committee's refusal of the proposed variances to the Ontario Municipal Board.

Background Information

(November 1, 2011) Letter from Councillor Adam Vaughan - 431, 441 and 445 Richmond Street West
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-42131.pdf

Motions

1 - Motion to Add New Business at Committee moved by Councillor Mary Fragedakis (Carried)

2 - Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Adam Vaughan (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council