Item - 2014.PG34.1

Tracking Status

PG34.1 - Eglinton Connects Planning Study - Phase 1 (Part 1) Implementation Report

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
11 - York South-Weston, 12 - York South-Weston, 15 - Eglinton-Lawrence, 16 - Eglinton-Lawrence, 17 - Davenport, 21 - St. Paul's, 22 - St. Paul's, 25 - Don Valley West, 26 - Don Valley West, 34 - Don Valley East, 35 - Scarborough Southwest, 37 - Scarborough Centre

City Council Decision

City Council on July 8, 9, 10 and 11, 2014, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council amend Attachment 2 to the report (May 22, 2014) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning by:

 

a.         adding the map submitted by Councillor Colle to identify the "subject lands" in Part 2; and

 

b.         amending Part 5 to read: "Chapter 7, Map 28 Site Area Specific Policy No. 31, is replaced as follows:"

 

2.         City Council adopt the Official Plan Amendments as listed in Attachment 2 to the report (May 22, 2014) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, as amended by Part 1 above.

 

3.         City Council direct that private and public redevelopment along Eglinton Avenue be required to provide the approved Streetscape Plan features in the boulevard in front of the development property, public lanes in the rear, dedications for widening of the right-of-way and publicly-accessible setbacks, as shown in the Plan, and that such features be secured through appropriate agreements or permits.

 

4.         City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the City Solicitor to request the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing or the Ontario Municipal Board, through a modification of Official Plan Amendment 231, to implement an amendment to the Official Plan for the southern 100 metres of the lands at 3500 Eglinton Avenue West (former Kodak lands) as follows: redesignate on Map 17 (Land Use Plan) of the Official Plan the area shown on Attachment 4 to the report (May 22, 2014) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning  from Employment Areas to Special Study Areas.

 

5.         City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to engage Metrolinx and the community during the ongoing Mobility Hub study for the Mount Dennis area, with a review to promoting economic revitalization and redevelopment in the area.

 

6.         City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to ensure that sidewalk zones at intersections between Mt. Pleasant Road and Avenue Road are planned to accommodate right turn lanes and at minimal cost.

 

7.         City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to ensure, prior to the consideration of any Neighbourhood Transition Area (in addition to the one currently recommended for the north side of Eglinton between Croham Road and Sanderstead Avenue), that at least one community meeting be held for the local residents and further, that the item will be brought to the local Community Council for a statutory public meeting.

 

8.         City Council direct the City Clerk to give notice of a Statutory Public Meeting to be held by the Planning and Growth Management Committee on August 7, 2014 to consider the Official Plan Amendments, Zoning By-law Amendments and other planning instruments and measures referred to in Council's decision.

City Council Decision Advice and Other Information

City Council re-opened Item PW30.7 adopted by City Council on May 6, 7 and 8, 2014, for further consideration only as it pertains to traffic plans.

Public Notice Given

Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990

Background Information (Committee)

(May 22, 2014) Report and Attachments 1-4 from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on the Eglinton Connects Planning Study - Phase 1 (Part 1) Implementation Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-70189.pdf
(May 29, 2014) Notice of Public Meeting to be Held by the Planning and Growth Management Committee (Under the Planning Act)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-70297.pdf
(June 16, 2014) Map from Councillor Colle
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-70935.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(May 26, 2014) Letter from Wendy Nott, Senior Principal, Walker, Nott, Dragicevic Associates Limited, regarding 839 Eglinton Avenue West (PG.Main.PG34.1.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-47857.pdf
(June 4, 2014) E-mail from Tamara Massey (PG.Main.PG34.1.2)
(June 4, 2014) Letter from Robert A. Dragicevic, Walker, Nott, Dragicevic Associates Limited, regarding 416-418 Eglinton Avenue West (PG.Main.PG34.1.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-47859.pdf
(June 4, 2014) Letter from Robert A. Dragicevic, Walker, Nott, Dragicevic Associates Limited, regarding 90 Eglinton Avenue West (PG.Main.PG34.1.4)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-47860.pdf
(June 5, 2014) Letter from Wendy Knott, Senior Principal, WND Associates (PG.Main.PG34.1.5)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-47904.pdf
(June 6, 2014) Letter from Geoff Kettel and Carol Burtin-Fripp, Co-Presidents, Leaside Property Owners Association Incorporated (PG.Main.PG34.1.6)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-47921.pdf
(June 9, 2014) Letter from Bruce and Joy Davidson (PG.Main.PG34.1.7)
(May 15, 2014) Letter from Paul W. Rycroft, Project Manager, White Bell Investments Limited, Duffmits Holdings Inc. (PG.Supp.PG34.1.8)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48048.pdf
(June 11, 2014) E-mail from Martin Wasserman, Basmansmith LLP (PG.Supp.PG34.1.9)
(June 13, 2014) E-mail from Frank Chaniadi (PG.Supp.PG34.1.10)
(June 13, 2014) E-mail from Teddy and Kanjana Chaniadi (PG.Supp.PG34.1.11)
(June 13, 2014) Letter from Bruce C. Ketcheson, Ritchie Ketcheson Hart & Biggart LLP (PG.Supp.PG34.1.12)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48095.pdf
(June 17, 2014) Letter from Anne Benedetti, Goodmans, Barristers and Solicitors, for RioCan Holding owners of 660 Eglinton Avenue East (PG.New.PG34.1.13)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48241.pdf
(June 17, 2014) E-mail from Katherine Whitehead (PG.New.PG34.1.14)
(June 18, 2014) E-mail from Rob Cazzolli, Dial Auto Parts Inc. (PG.New.PG34.1.15)
(June 18, 2014) Letter from Andrew Ferancik, Senior Principal, WND Associates (PG.New.PG34.1.16)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48269.pdf
(June 18, 2014) Letter from John A.R. Dawson, McCarthy Tetrault, representing White Bell Investments and Duffmits Holdings (PG.New.PG34.1.17)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48273.pdf
(June 19, 2014) E-mail from W. Ho (PG.New.PG34.1.18)
(June 18, 2014) Letter from Joseph Guzzi The Biglieri Group (PG.New.PG34.1.19)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48289.pdf
(June 18, 2014) E-mail from Eileen Denny, on behalf of the Confederation of Resident & Ratepayer Associations in Toronto (PG.New.PG34.1.20)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48290.pdf
(June 18, 2014) E-mail from Jessica Wilson, President, Ossington Community Association (PG.New.PG34.1.21)
(June 19, 2014) Letter from David Fleming, Executive Secretary, Swansea Area Ratepayers' Association (PG.New.PG34.1.22)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48291.pdf
(June 19, 2014) Letter from Dave Hannam, Senior Planner, Zelinka Priamo Ltd, representing Canadian Tire Real Estate Limited (PG.New.PG34.1.23)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48302.pdf
(June 19, 2014) Letter from Laurie J. McPherson, Bousfields Inc. (PG.New.PG34.1.24)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48303.pdf
(June 18, 2014) Petition from 60 residents, submitted by Jane Steele Moore, in the area impacted by the proposed amendments to the Official Plan (PG.New.PG34.1.25)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48343.pdf

Communications (City Council)

(July 4, 2014) Letter from Geoff Kettel and Carol Burtin-Fripp, Co-Presidents, Leaside Property Owners Association Incorporated (CC.Supp.PG34.1.26)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cc/comm/communicationfile-48474.pdf
(July 6, 2014) E-mail from Chad Finkelstein (CC.Supp.PG34.1.27)
(July 6, 2014) E-mail from Daniel Page (CC.Supp.PG34.1.28)
(July 6, 2014) E-mail from Natalie Shay (CC.Supp.PG34.1.29)
(July 6, 2014) E-mail from Patrick Smyth, for and on behalf of Avenue Road Eglinton Community Association (ARECA) (CC.Supp.PG34.1.30)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cc/comm/communicationfile-48569.pdf
(July 6, 2014) E-mail from Anne Beaumont (CC.Supp.PG34.1.31)
(July 6, 2014) E-mail from Grant Maxted and Alexander Salanga (CC.Supp.PG34.1.32)
(July 6, 2014) E-mail from Allan Blatt (CC.Supp.PG34.1.33)
(July 5, 2014) E-mail from Christine Taschin (CC.Supp.PG34.1.34)
(July 5, 2014) E-mail from Sandi Faraone (CC.Supp.PG34.1.35)
(July 5, 2014) E-mail from Sandi Faraone (CC.Supp.PG34.1.36)
(July 5, 2014) E-mail from Rhonda Myles (CC.Supp.PG34.1.37)
(July 5, 2014) E-mail from Barnaby Kalan and Marilyn Hertz (CC.Supp.PG34.1.38)
(July 5, 2014) E-mail from David Direnfeld and Lauren Breslin (CC.Supp.PG34.1.39)
(July 7, 2014) Letter from Irina Lustig (CC.Supp.PG34.1.40)
(July 7, 2014) E-mail from Paul Sabol and Karen Tu (CC.Supp.PG34.1.41)
(July 7, 2014) E-mail from Elizabeth Maishlish (CC.Supp.PG34.1.42)
(July 4, 2014) Fax from Jane Steele Moore (CC.Supp.PG34.1.43)
(July 4, 2014) Fax from Jane Steele Moore, Executive Member, North X South Eglinton Association (CC.Supp.PG34.1.44)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cc/comm/communicationfile-48592.pdf
(July 7, 2014) E-mail from Ena Rovner (CC.Supp.PG34.1.45)
(July 7, 2014) E-mail from Dana S. (CC.Supp.PG34.1.46)
(July 7, 2014) E-mail from Nicholas Page (CC.Supp.PG34.1.47)
(July 7, 2014) E-mail from Paula and Gary Ouellette (CC.New.PG34.1.48)
(July 6, 2014) Letter from Jill Ross (CC.New.PG34.1.49)
(July 7, 2014) E-mail from Graham and Leah MacNab (CC.New.PG34.1.50)
(July 7, 2014) E-mail from Linda Hilpold and Noel Chase (CC.New.PG34.1.51)
(July 7, 2014) E-mail from Dr. Joe Goodman and Mardi Thomas-Goodman (CC.New.PG34.1.52)
(July 7, 2014) E-mail from Irina Lustig (CC.New.PG34.1.53)
(July 4, 2014) Letter from Rhonda Myles (CC.New.PG34.1.54)
(July 7, 2014) E-mail from Daniela Campione (CC.New.PG34.1.55)
(July 7, 2014) E-mail from Anita and Desmond Fonn (CC.New.PG34.1.56)
(July 7, 2014) Letter from William H. Roberts, Chair, Confederation of Resident and Ratepayer Associations in Toronto (CORRA) (CC.New.PG34.1.57)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cc/comm/communicationfile-48644.pdf
(July 7, 2014) E-mail from Boris Rovner (CC.New.PG34.1.58)
(July 8, 2014) E-mail from Fabio Rosa (CC.New.PG34.1.59)
(July 7, 2014) E-mail from Diane Gladstone and Sheldon Shoib (CC.New.PG34.1.60)
(July 8, 2014) Letter from Karen Budahazy and Avi Markus (CC.New.PG34.1.61)
(July 8, 2014) E-mail from E.L. Cramp, Secretary, High Park Residents' Association (CC.New.PG34.1.62)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cc/comm/communicationfile-48649.pdf
(July 8, 2014) E-mail from Terry Mills (CC.New.PG34.1.63)
(July 8, 2014) E-mail from Peter F. Kilborn (CC.New.PG34.1.64)
(July 8, 2014) E-mail from Jessica Wilson, President, Ossington Community Association (CC.New.PG34.1.65)
(July 8, 2014) Letter from Dr. David Direnfeld (CC.New.PG34.1.66)
(July 8, 2014) Fax from Lauren Breslin (CC.New.PG34.1.67)
(July 8, 2014) E-mail from John Alexopoulos (CC.New.PG34.1.68)
(July 7, 2014) Fax from Daniela Campione (CC.New.PG34.1.69)
(July 8, 2014) Memo from Timothy Dobson, Chairman, Lakeshore Planning Council Corp. (CC.New.PG34.1.70)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cc/comm/communicationfile-48672.pdf
(July 9, 2014) Letter from Barnaby Kalan and Marilyn Hertz (CC.New.PG34.1.71)
(July 9, 2014) Letter from William H. Roberts, Barrister and Solicitor (CC.New.PG34.1.72)
(July 10, 2014) E-mail from Sarosh Nanavati (CC.New.PG34.1.73)
(July 10, 2014) Letter from Peter F. Smith, MCIP, RPP, Bousfields Inc. (CC.New.PG34.1.74)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cc/comm/communicationfile-48610.pdf
(July 10, 2014) Submission from Tom Cohen, President, Eglinton Park Residents' Association, Ben Daube, President, Sherwood Park Residents' Association, Greg Russell, Past President, South Eglinton Ratepayers' and Residents' Association and Chris Sellors, President, Oriole Park Association, submitted by Councillor Josh Matlow, Ward 22 St. Paul's (CC.New.PG34.1.75)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cc/comm/communicationfile-48678.pdf

Motions (City Council)

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

That City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to ensure, prior to the consideration of any Neighbourhood Transition Area (in addition to the one currently recommended for the north side of Eglinton between Croham Road and Sanderstead Avenue), that at least one community meeting be held for the local residents and further, that the item will be brought to the local Community Council for a statutory public meeting.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jul-11-2014 3:27 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PG34.1 - Matlow - motion 1a
Total members that voted Yes: 31 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bailăo, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Ceta Ramkhalawansingh, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Doug Ford, Rob Ford
Total members that were Absent: 12 Members that were absent are Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Mary Fragedakis, James Maloney, Giorgio Mammoliti, Pam McConnell, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, James Pasternak, Karen Stintz

Motion to Re-open Item (Carried)

That City Council re-open Item PW30.7 only as it pertains to traffic plans.

Vote (Re-open Item) Jul-11-2014 3:28 PM

Result: Carried Two-Thirds Required - PG34.1 - Re-open item PW30.7 only as it pertains to traffic plans
Total members that voted Yes: 24 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bailăo, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, John Filion, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson
Total members that voted No: 9 Members that voted No are Maria Augimeri, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Peter Leon, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, John Parker, Ceta Ramkhalawansingh, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 12 Members that were absent are Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Mary Fragedakis, James Maloney, Giorgio Mammoliti, Pam McConnell, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, James Pasternak, Karen Stintz

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

City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to ensure that sidewalk zones at intersections between Mt. Pleasant Road and Avenue Road are planned to accommodate right turn lanes and at minimal cost.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jul-11-2014 3:30 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PG34.1 - Matlow - motion 1b
Total members that voted Yes: 28 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bailăo, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, Anthony Perruzza, Ceta Ramkhalawansingh, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson
Total members that voted No: 5 Members that voted No are Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Peter Leon, Gord Perks, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 12 Members that were absent are Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Mary Fragedakis, James Maloney, Giorgio Mammoliti, Pam McConnell, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, James Pasternak, Karen Stintz

2 - Motion to Refer Item moved by Councillor John Filion (Lost)

That City Council refer the item to the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and direct that:

 

a.         consultation be conducted and such consultation be publicized, in accordance with Council's decision on PG32.4 at its May 6, 7 and 8, 2014 meeting and in accordance with the policies contained in Section 5 of the City's Official Plan; and

 

b.         information provided for such consultation meetings clearly indicate any recommendations which could impact the stability of neighbourhood boundaries or establish planning precedents which might impact on other areas of the City.

Vote (Refer Item) Jul-11-2014 3:02 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - PG34.1 - Filion - motion 2 - Refer the item
Total members that voted Yes: 13 Members that voted Yes are Shelley Carroll, Vincent Crisanti, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Mike Layton, Cesar Palacio, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 19 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bailăo, Michelle Berardinetti, Raymond Cho, Janet Davis, Sarah Doucette, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata, John Parker (Chair), Gord Perks, Ceta Ramkhalawansingh, Michael Thompson
Total members that were Absent: 13 Members that were absent are Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Mary Fragedakis, James Maloney, Giorgio Mammoliti, Pam McConnell, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, James Pasternak, Karen Stintz

3 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Frances Nunziata (Carried)

That City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to engage Metrolinx and the community during the ongoing Mobility Hub study for the Mount Dennis area, with a review to promoting economic revitalization and redevelopment in the area.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jul-11-2014 3:31 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PG34.1 - Nunziata - motion 3
Total members that voted Yes: 33 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bailăo, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Ceta Ramkhalawansingh, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 12 Members that were absent are Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Mary Fragedakis, James Maloney, Giorgio Mammoliti, Pam McConnell, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, James Pasternak, Karen Stintz

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Jul-11-2014 3:32 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PG34.1 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 26 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bailăo, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Ceta Ramkhalawansingh, Michael Thompson
Total members that voted No: 7 Members that voted No are John Filion, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 12 Members that were absent are Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Mary Fragedakis, James Maloney, Giorgio Mammoliti, Pam McConnell, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, James Pasternak, Karen Stintz

Point of Order by Councillor Joe Mihevc

Councillor Mihevc, rising on a Point of Order, asked the Speaker to rule Mayor Ford's questions out of order as the number of lanes on Eglinton Avenue was dealt with two months ago and is not part of this matter.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata (Not Upheld)
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Order and ruled Mayor Ford's questions were not on built form and reminded Mayor Ford to keep his questions on the Item.
Challenged by Councillor Josh Matlow


Point of Privilege by Councillor Anthony Perruzza
Councillor Perruzza, rising on a Point of Privilege, stated that the Speaker is undermining the Members' ability to do their work and that she should allow all sides to be heard.
Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Privilege and ruled that she is obligated to run a efficient meeting and in order to do so Members must deal with the matter before them.

Rulings (City Council)

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata advised Members that in May City Council approved a plan for Eglinton Connects that was divided into three broad parts:

• the streetscape and traffic plans,
• plans for greening Eglinton and
• the built form along Eglinton

Speaker Nunziata stated that the current item addresses the latter part only - that is, the built form on Eglinton. It does not concern the streetscape or traffic plans.

Speaker Nunziata also advised Members that Council approved a very detailed streetscape and traffic plan at the May meeting contained in the Environmental Assessment Report. City Council adopted the EA report and authorized staff to submit it for provincial approval, which we still await.

Speaker Nunziata ruled that the debate and the motions today must relate to the built-form issues addressed in the report. Motions about the streetscape and traffic cannot be considered under this item.

PG34.1 - Eglinton Connects Planning Study - Phase 1 (Part 1) Implementation Report

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
11 - York South-Weston, 12 - York South-Weston, 15 - Eglinton-Lawrence, 16 - Eglinton-Lawrence, 17 - Davenport, 21 - St. Paul's, 22 - St. Paul's, 25 - Don Valley West, 26 - Don Valley West, 34 - Don Valley East, 35 - Scarborough Southwest, 37 - Scarborough Centre

Public Notice Given

Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990

Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Growth Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.         Attachment 2 of the report (May 22, 2014) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning be amended by:

 

a.         adding the map submitted by Councillor Colle to identify the "subject lands" in Part 2; and

 

b.         amending Part 5 to read: "Chapter 7, Map 28 Site Area Specific Policy No. 31, is replaced as follows:"

 

2.         City Council adopt the Official Plan Amendments as listed in Attachment 2 of the report (May 22, 2014) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, as amended by Recommendation 1;

 

3.         City Council direct that private and public redevelopment along Eglinton Avenue be required to provide the approved Streetscape Plan features in the boulevard in front of the development property, public lanes in the rear, dedications for widening of the right-of-way and publicly-accessible setbacks, as shown in the Plan, and that such features be secured through appropriate agreements or permits;

 

4.         City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and City Solicitor to request the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing or the Ontario Municipal Board, through a modification of Official Plan Amendment 231, to implement an amendment to the Official Plan for the southern 100 metres of the lands at 3500 Eglinton Avenue West (former Kodak lands) as follows: redesignate on Map 17 (Land Use Plan) of the Official Plan the area shown on Attachment 4 of the report (May 22, 2014) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning  from Employment Areas to Special Study Areas; and

 

5.         City Council direct the City Clerk to give notice of a Statutory Public Meeting to be held by the Planning and Growth Management Committee on August 7, 2014 to consider the Official Plan Amendments, Zoning By-law Amendments and other planning instruments and measures referred to in the Recommendations.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Planning and Growth Management Committee:

 

1.         Directed the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, to report back to the August 7, 2014, meeting of Planning and Growth Management Committee with the Phase 1 Zoning By-law Amendments and any further Official Plan Amendments.

Origin

(May 22, 2014) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning

Summary

Over the last two years, the Eglinton Connects Planning Study examined the future land uses, built form, public realm and road layout on Eglinton Avenue, in anticipation of the opening of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT in 2020.  Together with various stakeholders and the community, a vision for the intensification of Eglinton Avenue was developed.  The study resulted in a Plan with 21 recommendations, which were adopted by City Council in May 2014, along with direction to consult further on initial implementation measures.

 

The purpose of this report is to recommend the adoption of some initial implementation measures for the 21 study recommendations endorsed by Council, and to report back on the results of three community meetings held in May 2014.  This report proposes that the Phase 1 implementation measures would be adopted in two parts: Part 1 includes Official Plan Amendments (OPAs) and two Council Resolutions, while Part 2 will include amendments to the Zoning By-law and other implementation measures.

 

This report recommends implementation of OPAs to facilitate the intensification of the corridor in accordance with the Plan.  Changes to land use designations are recommended in certain areas to encourage lot consolidation and redevelopment or to recognize existing uses.  A pilot project to demonstrate the implementation of a Neighbourhood Transition Area is proposed on one block.  In Leaside, an OPA to permit townhouses on one block is proposed.  Site and Area Specific Policies are proposed to secure the dedication of rear laneways as new development occurs.  Site and Area Specific Policies are also proposed to guide the development of the Bayview, Dufferin and West Side Mall Focus Areas with respect to building massing, transportation connections, open space, and community facilities.  Finally, two Resolutions are recommended to implement the Streetscape Plan and to adopt a Special Study Areas designation in part of the Mount Dennis area.

Background Information

(May 22, 2014) Report and Attachments 1-4 from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on the Eglinton Connects Planning Study - Phase 1 (Part 1) Implementation Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-70189.pdf
(May 29, 2014) Notice of Public Meeting to be Held by the Planning and Growth Management Committee (Under the Planning Act)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-70297.pdf
(June 16, 2014) Map from Councillor Colle
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-70935.pdf

Communications

(May 26, 2014) Letter from Wendy Nott, Senior Principal, Walker, Nott, Dragicevic Associates Limited, regarding 839 Eglinton Avenue West (PG.Main.PG34.1.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-47857.pdf
(June 4, 2014) E-mail from Tamara Massey (PG.Main.PG34.1.2)
(June 4, 2014) Letter from Robert A. Dragicevic, Walker, Nott, Dragicevic Associates Limited, regarding 416-418 Eglinton Avenue West (PG.Main.PG34.1.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-47859.pdf
(June 4, 2014) Letter from Robert A. Dragicevic, Walker, Nott, Dragicevic Associates Limited, regarding 90 Eglinton Avenue West (PG.Main.PG34.1.4)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-47860.pdf
(June 5, 2014) Letter from Wendy Knott, Senior Principal, WND Associates (PG.Main.PG34.1.5)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-47904.pdf
(June 6, 2014) Letter from Geoff Kettel and Carol Burtin-Fripp, Co-Presidents, Leaside Property Owners Association Incorporated (PG.Main.PG34.1.6)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-47921.pdf
(June 9, 2014) Letter from Bruce and Joy Davidson (PG.Main.PG34.1.7)
(May 15, 2014) Letter from Paul W. Rycroft, Project Manager, White Bell Investments Limited, Duffmits Holdings Inc. (PG.Supp.PG34.1.8)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48048.pdf
(June 11, 2014) E-mail from Martin Wasserman, Basmansmith LLP (PG.Supp.PG34.1.9)
(June 13, 2014) E-mail from Frank Chaniadi (PG.Supp.PG34.1.10)
(June 13, 2014) E-mail from Teddy and Kanjana Chaniadi (PG.Supp.PG34.1.11)
(June 13, 2014) Letter from Bruce C. Ketcheson, Ritchie Ketcheson Hart & Biggart LLP (PG.Supp.PG34.1.12)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48095.pdf
(June 17, 2014) Letter from Anne Benedetti, Goodmans, Barristers and Solicitors, for RioCan Holding owners of 660 Eglinton Avenue East (PG.New.PG34.1.13)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48241.pdf
(June 17, 2014) E-mail from Katherine Whitehead (PG.New.PG34.1.14)
(June 18, 2014) E-mail from Rob Cazzolli, Dial Auto Parts Inc. (PG.New.PG34.1.15)
(June 18, 2014) Letter from Andrew Ferancik, Senior Principal, WND Associates (PG.New.PG34.1.16)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48269.pdf
(June 18, 2014) Letter from John A.R. Dawson, McCarthy Tetrault, representing White Bell Investments and Duffmits Holdings (PG.New.PG34.1.17)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48273.pdf
(June 19, 2014) E-mail from W. Ho (PG.New.PG34.1.18)
(June 18, 2014) Letter from Joseph Guzzi The Biglieri Group (PG.New.PG34.1.19)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48289.pdf
(June 18, 2014) E-mail from Eileen Denny, on behalf of the Confederation of Resident & Ratepayer Associations in Toronto (PG.New.PG34.1.20)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48290.pdf
(June 18, 2014) E-mail from Jessica Wilson, President, Ossington Community Association (PG.New.PG34.1.21)
(June 19, 2014) Letter from David Fleming, Executive Secretary, Swansea Area Ratepayers' Association (PG.New.PG34.1.22)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48291.pdf
(June 19, 2014) Letter from Dave Hannam, Senior Planner, Zelinka Priamo Ltd, representing Canadian Tire Real Estate Limited (PG.New.PG34.1.23)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48302.pdf
(June 19, 2014) Letter from Laurie J. McPherson, Bousfields Inc. (PG.New.PG34.1.24)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48303.pdf
(June 18, 2014) Petition from 60 residents, submitted by Jane Steele Moore, in the area impacted by the proposed amendments to the Official Plan (PG.New.PG34.1.25)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pg/comm/communicationfile-48343.pdf

Speakers

Jane Steele Moore
Martin Wasserman
Lindsay Lorimer
Geoff Kettel, Co-President, Leaside Property Owners Association Incorporated
Eileen Denny, Vice-Chair, Confederation of Resident and Ratepayer Associations in Toronto
Joseph Guzzi, Representing the owner of 2270-2280 Eglinton Ave W, The Biglieri Group
Patrick Smyth, Areca
Michael Rosenberg

Motions

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

That:

 

1.         Attachment 2 of the report (May 22, 2014) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning be amended by:

 

a.         adding the map submitted by Councillor Colle to identify the "subject lands" in Part 2; and

 

b.         amending Part 5 to read: "Chapter 7, Map 28 Site Area Specific Policy No. 31, is replaced as follows:"


2 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor John Filion (Lost)

That Part 2 of Draft Amendment No, 253 be referred back to the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, to consider ways in which development of this site, if it represents good planning, does not set a precedent for other similar areas.


3 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor Peter Milczyn (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Jun-19-2014

Result: Carried Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 4 Members that voted Yes are Josh Colle, Peter Milczyn (Chair), Frances Nunziata, Karen Stintz
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are John Filion
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

Rulings

Ruling by Councillor Peter Milczyn (Upheld)
As two open houses were held and notice of the proposed Official Plan Amendment was given in accordance with the Planning Act, its regulations, and the City's Official Plan, notice of the item was properly given and the item was properly before the Committee for consideration.
Challenged by Councillor John Filion

Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council