Item - 2012.TE20.22

Tracking Status

TE20.22 - Final Report - Queen Street East Visioning Study (Coxwell Avenue and Nursewood Road)

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Ward:
32 - Beaches-East York

City Council Decision

City Council on November 27, 28 and 29, 2012, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council adopt the Queen Street East (Coxwell Avenue to Nursewood Road) Urban Design Guidelines attached as Attachment 1 to the report (October 25, 2012) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District, and advise all staff to use the guidelines in the review of development applications in the area where they apply, including applications to the Committee of Adjustment.

 

2.         City Council rescind the "Queen Street East - The Beaches" Urban Design Guidelines adopted by City Council on July 20, 2004 and that the City of Toronto consolidated Urban Design Guidelines be amended to include the urban design guidelines referenced in Part 1 above.

 

3.         City Council authorize the Chief Planner to make stylistic and formatting changes to the urban design guidelines referenced in Part 1 above prior to incorporation into the consolidated Urban Design Guidelines.

 

4.         City Council request the Chief Planner to report back in early 2013 to Toronto and East York Community Council on proposed amendments to Toronto Zoning By-law 438-86 as amended, to implement specific restrictive portions of the urban design guidelines.

 

5.         City Council direct that notice for the public meeting under the Planning Act be given according to the regulations under the Planning Act.

 

6.         City Council request the Chief Planner and the City Solicitor to incorporate the content of the draft zoning by-law amendments in Part 4 above into the new City-wide Harmonized Zoning By-law for this portion of Queen Street East.

 

7.         City Council direct the Director of Business Services, Economic Development and Culture, in consultation with the Director of Urban Design, Acting Director Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District, and the local Councillor to explore and develop a public realm plan for Queen Street East between Coxwell Avenue and Nursewood Road and report back to the Toronto and East York Community Council in the third quarter of 2013.

 

8.         City Council direct the Acting Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District, in consultation with appropriate City staff and the Toronto Transit Commission, to report on the current traffic conditions, capacity constraints and other operational issues along Queen Street East between Coxwell Avenue and Nursewood Road and to report back to Toronto and East York Community Council in the third quarter of 2013.

 

9.         City Council request the President, Toronto Parking Authority, to investigate opportunities for additional parking facilities in the area immediately surrounding Queen Street East from Coxwell Avenue to Nursewood Road; and to conduct  preliminary feasibility studies for any identified sites and to report back to Toronto and East York Community Council in the third quarter of 2013.

 

10.       City Council direct the General Manager, Toronto Water, to prepare a report on the impact that additional development on Queen Street East would have on water and sewage infrastructure in the area surrounding Queen Street East within Ward 32 and to report back to Toronto and East York Community Council in the third quarter of 2013.

Background Information (Community Council)

(October 25, 2012) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - Final Report - Queen Street East Visioning Study (Coxwell Avenue and Nursewood Road)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-51036.pdf
Attachment 1 - Toronto Urban Design Guidelines - Queen Street East Visioning Study (Coxwell Avenue to Nursewood Road) - Final Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-51604.pdf
Attachment 2 - Consultation Summary Report - Queen Street East Visioning Study (Coxwell Avenue to Nursewood Road) - Final Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-51605.pdf
(October 15, 2012) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - Final Report - Queen Street East Visioning Study (Coxwell Avenue and Nursewood Road) - Notice of Pending Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-51607.pdf

Communications (Community Council)

(October 30, 2012) E-mail from Gord Holtam (TE.Supp.TE20.22.1)
(November 2, 2012) Letter from Alan Demb (TE.Supp.TE20.22.2)
(November 4, 2012) E-mail from Vaughn Goettler (TE.Supp.TE20.22.3)
(November 6, 2012) Submission from John Ellis (TE.Supp.TE20.22.4)
(November 2, 2012) E-mail from Nathanael Gray (TE.Supp.TE20.22.5)
(November 4, 2012) E-mail from Andra Sheffer (TE.Supp.TE20.22.6)
(November 4, 2012) E-mail from Demetrios Yiokaris (TE.Supp.TE20.22.7)
(November 4, 2012) E-mail from Michael Roggekamp (TE.Supp.TE20.22.8)
(November 5, 2012) E-mail from Greg Beadling (TE.Supp.TE20.22.9)
(November 5, 2012) E-mail from Frank Loritz (TE.Supp.TE20.22.10)
(November 5, 2012) E-mail from Debra McGee (TE.Supp.TE20.22.11)
(November 4, 2012) E-mail from Phebe Langdon (TE.Supp.TE20.22.12)
(November 4, 2012) E-mail from David Gordon (TE.Supp.TE20.22.13)
(November 4, 2012) E-mail from Teresa Bowness and John Bowness (TE.Supp.TE20.22.14)
(November 5, 2012) E-mail from John Phelan (TE.Supp.TE20.22.15)
(November 5, 2012) E-mail from Margaret MacDonald (TE.Supp.TE20.22.16)
(November 5, 2012) E-mail from Sam Siteplat (TE.Supp.TE20.22.17)
(November 5, 2012) E-mail from Brian Graff (TE.Supp.TE20.22.18)
(November 5, 2012) E-mail from Carole Wilson (TE.Supp.TE20.22.19)
(November 5, 2012) E-mail from Linda Sheppard (TE.Supp.TE20.22.20)
(November 5, 2012) E-mail from Dr Natalie Mamen (TE.Supp.TE20.22.21)
(November 5, 2012) E-mail from Randy McGuire (TE.Supp.TE20.22.22)
(November 5, 2012) E-mail from Annikki Desmarais (TE.Supp.TE20.22.23)
(November 5, 2012) Letter from David Bronskill (TE.Supp.TE20.22.24)
(November 5, 2012) Submission from Chris Howling, Greater Beach Neighbourhood Association (TE.Supp.TE20.22.25)
(November 5, 2012) E-mail from David Best (TE.Supp.TE20.22.26)
(November 5, 2012) E-mail from Sandra Clarke (TE.Supp.TE20.22.27)
(November 5, 2012) E-mail from Brian Warren (TE.Supp.TE20.22.28)
(November 5, 2012) E-mail from Gwen Morgan (TE.Supp.TE20.22.29)
(November 5, 2012) E-mail from Bryan Blenkin & Alan Rowe (TE.Supp.TE20.22.30)
(November 5, 2012) E-mail from Barbara Huth (TE.Supp.TE20.22.31)
(November 5, 2012) E-mail from Clyde E. Robinson (TE.Supp.TE20.22.32)
(November 5, 2012) E-mail from Kerry Hayes (TE.Supp.TE20.22.33)
(November 5, 2012) E-mail from Mary Jane McMahon (TE.Supp.TE20.22.34)
(November 5, 2012) E-mail from Dylan MacHattie (TE.Supp.TE20.22.35)
(November 5, 2012) E-mail from Betty and Colm O'Brien (TE.Supp.TE20.22.36)
(November 5, 2012) E-mail from Amanda Johnson (TE.Supp.TE20.22.37)
(November 5, 2012) E-mail from Susan Driver (TE.Supp.TE20.22.38)
(November 5, 2012) E-mail from Chantalle Mainville (TE.Supp.TE20.22.39)
(November 5, 2012) E-mail from Julie McNeill (TE.Supp.TE20.22.40)
(November 6, 2012) E-mail from Janice Hadfield (TE.Supp.TE20.22.41)
(November 6, 2012) E-mail from Barbara Switzer (TE.Supp.TE20.22.42)
(November 6, 2012) Submission from Brian Graff (TE.Supp.TE20.22.43)
(November 6, 2012) E-mail from Magnus Clarke (TE.Supp.TE20.22.44)
(November 6, 2012) E-mail from Michael Roggekamp (TE.Supp.TE20.22.45)
(November 6, 2012) E-mail from Karen & Erwin Buck (TE.Supp.TE20.22.46)
(November 6, 2012) E-mail from Ronald Gold (TE.Supp.TE20.22.47)
(November 6, 2012) E-mail from Margrie Wallace (TE.Supp.TE20.22.48)
(November 6, 2012) E-mail from L. Bianchi (TE.Supp.TE20.22.49)
(November 6, 2012) E-mail from A. Gribilas (TE.Supp.TE20.22.50)
(November 6, 2012) Submission from Greg Beadling (TE.Supp.TE20.22.51)
(November 6, 2012) Submission from Gail Kendall (TE.Supp.TE20.22.52)
(November 6, 2012) Letter from Robert Abrahams, Open Architects Inc. (TE.Supp.TE20.22.53)

Communications (City Council)

(November 6, 2012) Letter from Lela Gary, Air Pollution Coalition (CC.Main.TE20.22.54)

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Nov-27-2012 2:20 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - TE20.22 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 39 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 6 Members that were absent are Josh Colle, Sarah Doucette, Doug Ford, Giorgio Mammoliti, Ron Moeser, James Pasternak

TE20.22 - Final Report - Queen Street East Visioning Study (Coxwell Avenue and Nursewood Road)

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Ward:
32 - Beaches-East York

Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council adopt the Queen Street East (Coxwell Avenue to Nursewood Road) Urban Design Guidelines attached as Attachment 1 to the report (October 25, 2012) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District, and advise all staff to use the guidelines in the review of development applications in the area where they apply, including applications to the Committee of Adjustment.

 

2.         City Council rescind the "Queen Street East - The Beaches" Urban Design Guidelines adopted by City Council on July 20, 2004 and that the City of Toronto consolidated Urban Design Guidelines be amended to include the urban design guidelines referenced in Recommendation 1.

 

3.         City Council authorize the Chief Planner to make stylistic and formatting changes to the urban design guidelines referenced in Recommendation 1 prior to incorporation into the consolidated Urban Design Guidelines.

 

4.         City Council request the Chief Planner to report back in early 2013 to Toronto and East York Community Council on proposed amendments to Toronto Zoning By-law 438-86 as amended, to implement specific restrictive portions of the urban design guidelines.

 

5.         City Council direct that notice for the public meeting under the Planning Act be given according to the regulations under the Planning Act.

 

6.         City Council request the Chief Planner and City Solicitor to incorporate the content of the draft zoning by-law amendments in Recommendation 4. into the new City-wide Harmonized Zoning By-law for this portion of Queen Street East.

 

7.         City Council direct the Director of Business Services, Economic Development and Culture, in consultation with the Director of Urban Design, Acting Director Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District, and the local Councillor to explore and develop a public realm plan for Queen Street East between Coxwell Avenue and Nursewood Road and report back to the Toronto and East York Community Council in the third quarter of 2013.

 

8.         City Council direct the Acting Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District, in consultation with appropriate City staff and the Toronto Transit Commission, to report on the current traffic conditions, capacity constraints and other operational issues along Queen Street East between Coxwell Avenue and Nursewood Road and to report back to Toronto and East York Community Council in the third quarter of 2013.

 

9.         City Council request the President of the Toronto Parking Authority to investigate opportunities for additional parking facilities in the area immediately surrounding Queen Street East from Coxwell Avenue to Nursewood Road; and to conduct  preliminary feasibility studies for any identified sites and to report back to Toronto and East York Community Council in the third quarter of 2013.

 

10.       City Council direct the General Manager, Toronto Water, to prepare a report on the impact that additional development on Queen Street East would have on water and sewage infrastructure in the area surrounding Queen Street East within Ward 32 and to report back to Toronto and East York Community Council in the third quarter of 2013.

Origin

(October 25, 2012) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District

Summary

This report summarizes and contains recommendations to implement the Queen Street East Visioning Study between Coxwell Avenue and Nursewood Road.  City staff, an independent facilitator, the Ward Councillor and members of the local community have worked together to study this area since June 2012.  The study contains new design guidelines for this portion of Queen Street East (in the Beach neighbourhood) and recommends future modifications to the Zoning By-law to implement some components of the Design Guidelines.

 

The scope of the study was to develop Urban Design Guidelines for the built form and physical character of this portion of Queen Street East in order to balance the policies of the Official Plan with the desire of the local community to maintain its existing character.

 

The proposed Design Guidelines comply with the policies of the Official Plan and will form part of the City's planning framework.  They will ensure that new development on Queen Street East in the Beach is carefully designed and shaped to reflect the character of Queen Street East.  The Guidelines will be applied to all development applications on this portion of Queen Street East to ensure that change is managed appropriately as this main street continues to evolve over time.

Background Information

(October 25, 2012) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - Final Report - Queen Street East Visioning Study (Coxwell Avenue and Nursewood Road)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-51036.pdf
Attachment 1 - Toronto Urban Design Guidelines - Queen Street East Visioning Study (Coxwell Avenue to Nursewood Road) - Final Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-51604.pdf
Attachment 2 - Consultation Summary Report - Queen Street East Visioning Study (Coxwell Avenue to Nursewood Road) - Final Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-51605.pdf
(October 15, 2012) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - Final Report - Queen Street East Visioning Study (Coxwell Avenue and Nursewood Road) - Notice of Pending Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-51607.pdf

Communications

(October 30, 2012) E-mail from Gord Holtam (TE.Supp.TE20.22.1)
(November 2, 2012) Letter from Alan Demb (TE.Supp.TE20.22.2)
(November 4, 2012) E-mail from Vaughn Goettler (TE.Supp.TE20.22.3)
(November 6, 2012) Submission from John Ellis (TE.Supp.TE20.22.4)
(November 2, 2012) E-mail from Nathanael Gray (TE.Supp.TE20.22.5)
(November 4, 2012) E-mail from Andra Sheffer (TE.Supp.TE20.22.6)
(November 4, 2012) E-mail from Demetrios Yiokaris (TE.Supp.TE20.22.7)
(November 4, 2012) E-mail from Michael Roggekamp (TE.Supp.TE20.22.8)
(November 5, 2012) E-mail from Greg Beadling (TE.Supp.TE20.22.9)
(November 5, 2012) E-mail from Frank Loritz (TE.Supp.TE20.22.10)
(November 5, 2012) E-mail from Debra McGee (TE.Supp.TE20.22.11)
(November 4, 2012) E-mail from Phebe Langdon (TE.Supp.TE20.22.12)
(November 4, 2012) E-mail from David Gordon (TE.Supp.TE20.22.13)
(November 4, 2012) E-mail from Teresa Bowness and John Bowness (TE.Supp.TE20.22.14)
(November 5, 2012) E-mail from John Phelan (TE.Supp.TE20.22.15)
(November 5, 2012) E-mail from Margaret MacDonald (TE.Supp.TE20.22.16)
(November 5, 2012) E-mail from Sam Siteplat (TE.Supp.TE20.22.17)
(November 5, 2012) E-mail from Brian Graff (TE.Supp.TE20.22.18)
(November 5, 2012) E-mail from Carole Wilson (TE.Supp.TE20.22.19)
(November 5, 2012) E-mail from Linda Sheppard (TE.Supp.TE20.22.20)
(November 5, 2012) E-mail from Dr Natalie Mamen (TE.Supp.TE20.22.21)
(November 5, 2012) E-mail from Randy McGuire (TE.Supp.TE20.22.22)
(November 5, 2012) E-mail from Annikki Desmarais (TE.Supp.TE20.22.23)
(November 5, 2012) Letter from David Bronskill (TE.Supp.TE20.22.24)
(November 5, 2012) Submission from Chris Howling, Greater Beach Neighbourhood Association (TE.Supp.TE20.22.25)
(November 5, 2012) E-mail from David Best (TE.Supp.TE20.22.26)
(November 5, 2012) E-mail from Sandra Clarke (TE.Supp.TE20.22.27)
(November 5, 2012) E-mail from Brian Warren (TE.Supp.TE20.22.28)
(November 5, 2012) E-mail from Gwen Morgan (TE.Supp.TE20.22.29)
(November 5, 2012) E-mail from Bryan Blenkin & Alan Rowe (TE.Supp.TE20.22.30)
(November 5, 2012) E-mail from Barbara Huth (TE.Supp.TE20.22.31)
(November 5, 2012) E-mail from Clyde E. Robinson (TE.Supp.TE20.22.32)
(November 5, 2012) E-mail from Kerry Hayes (TE.Supp.TE20.22.33)
(November 5, 2012) E-mail from Mary Jane McMahon (TE.Supp.TE20.22.34)
(November 5, 2012) E-mail from Dylan MacHattie (TE.Supp.TE20.22.35)
(November 5, 2012) E-mail from Betty and Colm O'Brien (TE.Supp.TE20.22.36)
(November 5, 2012) E-mail from Amanda Johnson (TE.Supp.TE20.22.37)
(November 5, 2012) E-mail from Susan Driver (TE.Supp.TE20.22.38)
(November 5, 2012) E-mail from Chantalle Mainville (TE.Supp.TE20.22.39)
(November 5, 2012) E-mail from Julie McNeill (TE.Supp.TE20.22.40)
(November 6, 2012) E-mail from Janice Hadfield (TE.Supp.TE20.22.41)
(November 6, 2012) E-mail from Barbara Switzer (TE.Supp.TE20.22.42)
(November 6, 2012) Submission from Brian Graff (TE.Supp.TE20.22.43)
(November 6, 2012) E-mail from Magnus Clarke (TE.Supp.TE20.22.44)
(November 6, 2012) E-mail from Michael Roggekamp (TE.Supp.TE20.22.45)
(November 6, 2012) E-mail from Karen & Erwin Buck (TE.Supp.TE20.22.46)
(November 6, 2012) E-mail from Ronald Gold (TE.Supp.TE20.22.47)
(November 6, 2012) E-mail from Margrie Wallace (TE.Supp.TE20.22.48)
(November 6, 2012) E-mail from L. Bianchi (TE.Supp.TE20.22.49)
(November 6, 2012) E-mail from A. Gribilas (TE.Supp.TE20.22.50)
(November 6, 2012) Submission from Greg Beadling (TE.Supp.TE20.22.51)
(November 6, 2012) Submission from Gail Kendall (TE.Supp.TE20.22.52)
(November 6, 2012) Letter from Robert Abrahams, Open Architects Inc. (TE.Supp.TE20.22.53)

Speakers

Barbara Suzuki
Jan Hykamp and Uwe Sehmrah, Greater Beach Neighbourhood Association
John Ellis, 1st Vice President, Beach Triangle Residents Association
Stephen Punchard
Greg Beadling
Suzanne Giblon
Karen Buck
Carole Wilson
Wayne Clutterbuck
Lisa Pinkey
Brian Graff
Elvira Theisen
Robert Abrahams, Principal, Open Architects Inc.
Scott Bullock

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon (Carried)

That the recommendations in the report (October 25, 2012) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District, be amended by adding the following new recommendations:

 

7.         City Council direct the Director of Business Services, Economic Development and Culture, in consultation with the Director of Urban Design, Acting Director Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District, and the local Councillor to explore and develop a public realm plan for Queen Street East between Coxwell Avenue and Nursewood Road and report back to the Toronto and East York Community Council in the third quarter of 2013.

 

8.         City Council direct the Acting Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District, in consultation with appropriate City staff and the Toronto Transit Commission, to report on the current traffic conditions, capacity constraints and other operational issues along Queen Street East between Coxwell Avenue and Nursewood Road and to report back to Toronto and East York Community Council in the third quarter of 2013.

 

9.         City Council request the President of the Toronto Parking Authority to investigate opportunities for additional parking facilities in the area immediately surrounding Queen Street East from Coxwell Avenue to Nursewood Road; and to conduct  preliminary feasibility studies for any identified sites and to report back to Toronto and East York Community Council in the third quarter of 2013.

 

10.       City Council direct the General Manager, Toronto Water, to prepare a report on the impact that additional development on Queen Street East would have on water and sewage infrastructure in the area surrounding Queen Street East within Ward 32 and to report back to Toronto and East York Community Council in the third quarter of 2013.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Nov-06-2012

Result: Carried Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 8 Members that voted Yes are Janet Davis, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Gord Perks (Chair), Adam Vaughan
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 4 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Paula Fletcher, Josh Matlow, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council