Item - 2014.TE33.15

Tracking Status

TE33.15 - Final Report - 2359 Danforth Avenue - Zoning Amendment Application

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

City Council Decision

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

 

1.         City Council amend Zoning By-law 438-86, for the lands at 2359 Danforth Avenue substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment 8 to report (May 30, 2014) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

2.         City Council amend Zoning By-law 569-2013, for the lands at 2359 Danforth Avenue substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment 9 to report (May 30, 2014) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

3.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the draft Zoning By-law Amendments as may be required.

 

4.         Before introducing the necessary Bills to City Council for enactment, City Council require the Owner to enter into one or more Agreement(s) pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act to secure the following at the owner's sole expense all to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning in consultation with appropriate civic officials and the Ward Councillor:

 

prior to the issuance of above grade permits unless indicated otherwise provide a cash contribution of $230,000 which is to be used for the following:

 

i.          $150,000 to be deposited with the City for a Public Art Program, administered by the City's Culture Division, in the vicinity of the development site;

 

ii.         $80,000 towards improvements to Stephenson Park; and

 

iii.        in the event the cash contributions referred to in Parts 4.i and ii. above has not been used for the intended purpose within three (3) years of this By-law coming into full force and effect, the cash contribution may be redirected for another purpose, at the discretion of the Chief Planner and Executive Director of City Planning, in consultation with the local Councillor, provided that the purpose is identified in the Toronto Official Plan and will benefit the community in the vicinity of the lands.

 

5.         City Council request the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District to continue working with the applicant through the site plan process to include greater horizontal and vertical articulation and use of material to achieve a stronger pedestrian-oriented street environment.

 

6.         City Council request the Chief Planner and the Executive Director, City Planning to undertake a planning study of Danforth Avenue in two segments, from the Don River to Coxwell Avenue and from Coxwell Avenue to Victoria Park Avenue, and to report through the 2015 budget process with the funds necessary to complete these studies.

Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990

Background Information (Community Council)

(May 30, 2014) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - 2359 Danforth Avenue - Zoning Amendment Application - Final Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-69954.pdf

Communications (Community Council)

(June 3, 2014) Letter from Mary Fiedler (TE.Supp.TE33.15.1)
(May 29, 2014) E-mail from Kim Hayward, submitting a form letter signed by approximately 54 individuals (TE.Supp.TE33.15.2)
(June 16, 2014) E-mail from Brian Graff (TE.Supp.TE33.15.3)
(June 16, 2014) E-mail from Andrea Steinberg and Michael Whitman (TE.Supp.TE33.15.4)
(June 17, 2014) E-mail from Elizabeth Forestell (TE.Supp.TE33.15.5)
(June 17, 2014) E-mail from Diane Findlay (TE.Supp.TE33.15.6)

Communications (City Council)

(June 19, 2014) Letter from Danette Murphy and Dr. Lisa Marshall (CC.Supp.TE33.15.7)

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Janet Davis (Carried)

That City Council request the Chief Planner and the Executive Director, City Planning to undertake a planning study of Danforth Avenue in two segments, from the Don River to Coxwell Avenue and from Coxwell Avenue to Victoria Park Avenue, and to report through the 2015 budget process with the funds necessary to complete these studies.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jul-10-2014 7:58 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - TE33.15 - Davis - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 27 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, James Maloney, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Gord Perks, Ceta Ramkhalawansingh, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Josh Colle, Rob Ford
Total members that were Absent: 16 Members that were absent are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Doug Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Ron Moeser, Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Karen Stintz

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Jul-10-2014 7:58 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - TE33.15 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 27 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, James Maloney, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Gord Perks, Ceta Ramkhalawansingh, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford
Total members that were Absent: 16 Members that were absent are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Doug Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Ron Moeser, Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Karen Stintz

TE33.15 - Final Report - 2359 Danforth Avenue - Zoning Amendment Application

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

Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990

Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council amend Zoning By-law 438-86, for the lands at 2359 Danforth Avenue substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment No. 8 to report (May 30, 2014) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

2.         City Council amend Zoning By-law 569-2013, for the lands at 2359 Danforth Avenue substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment No. 9 to report (May 30, 2014) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

3.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the draft Zoning By-law Amendments as may be required.

 

4.         Before introducing the necessary Bills to City Council for enactment, City Council require the Owner to enter into one or more Agreement(s) pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act to secure the following at the owner's sole expense all to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director of Planning in consultation with appropriate civic officials and the Ward Councillor:

 

Prior to the issuance of above grade permits unless indicated otherwise provide a cash contribution of $230,000 which is to be used for the following:

 

i.          $150,000 to be deposited with the City for a Public Art Program, administered by the City's Culture Division, in the vicinity of the development site; and

 

ii.         $80,000 towards improvements to Stephenson Park.

 

iii.        In the event the cash contributions referred to in Section i and ii above has not been used for the intended purpose within three (3) years of this By-law coming into full force and effect, the cash contribution may be redirected for another purpose, at the discretion of the Chief Planner and Executive Director of City Planning, in consultation with the local Councillor, provided that the purpose is identified in the Toronto Official Plan and will benefit the community in the vicinity of the lands.

 

5.         City Council request the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District to continue working with the applicant through the site plan process to include greater horizontal and vertical articulation and use of material to achieve a stronger pedestrian-oriented street environment.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Toronto and East York Community Council requested the General Manager, Transportation Services, to review and report back to the Toronto and East York Community Council on August 12, 2014 on the realignment of Permit Parking Area 9A and the exclusion of the property located at 2359 Danforth Avenue.

 

The Toronto and East York Community Council held a statutory public meeting on June 17, 2014, and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin

(May 30, 2014) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District

Summary

This application proposes a 10-storey mixed-use building with retail space at grade and 136 residential units at 2359 Danforth Avenue.

 

The City Planning Division is recommending approval of the proposed development based on its location on an Avenue and on its planning and design attributes:

 

a.         the proposed development provides a transition in scale and density as it steps down from the Danforth Avenue mixed use corridor to the low density neighbourhood;

 

b.         the proposed development achieves the City's public realm objectives, including desired sidewalk width and adequate sunlight at pedestrian level on Danforth Avenue;

 

c.         the applicant’s Avenue Segment Review (as adopted by staff) indicates that incremental redevelopments of the same general scale within the identified Avenue Segment will not negatively impact the adjacent neighbourhoods;

 

d.         the site is in close proximity to both Woodbine and Main subway stations and the Danforth GO Station and has excellent transit connections to most points within the City;

 

e.         the site is on Danforth Avenue with close proximity to retail, service and entertainment facilities and places of employment; and

 

f.          the Section 37 benefits that would be secured as a result of approval and construction of this development including contributions towards public art and a local park in the vicinity of the proposed development.

 

This report reviews and recommends approval of the application to amend the Zoning By-law.

Background Information

(May 30, 2014) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - 2359 Danforth Avenue - Zoning Amendment Application - Final Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-69954.pdf

Communications

(June 3, 2014) Letter from Mary Fiedler (TE.Supp.TE33.15.1)
(May 29, 2014) E-mail from Kim Hayward, submitting a form letter signed by approximately 54 individuals (TE.Supp.TE33.15.2)
(June 16, 2014) E-mail from Brian Graff (TE.Supp.TE33.15.3)
(June 16, 2014) E-mail from Andrea Steinberg and Michael Whitman (TE.Supp.TE33.15.4)
(June 17, 2014) E-mail from Elizabeth Forestell (TE.Supp.TE33.15.5)
(June 17, 2014) E-mail from Diane Findlay (TE.Supp.TE33.15.6)

Speakers

Donna Braniff, Danforth East Association of Ratepayers
Kim Hayward
Angelo Kamaratakis
Steve Wickens, DECA Board Member
Mary Fiedler
Loretta Guran
Andrew Ferancik, WND Associates

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Janet Davis (Carried)

That the recommendations in the report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District be amended by adding the following new Recommendation 5.

 

5.         City Council request the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District to continue working with the applicant through the site plan process to include greater horizontal and vertical articulation and use of material to achieve a stronger pedestrian-oriented street environment.


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

That the Toronto and East York Community Council:

 

1.         Adopt the recommendations in the report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

2.         Request the General Manager, Transportation Services, to review and report back to the Toronto and East York Community Council on August 12, 2014 on the realignment of Permit Parking Area 9A and the exclusion of the property located at 2359 Danforth Avenue. 


3 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council