Item - 2016.TE16.34
- This item was considered by Toronto and East York Community Council on May 10, 2016 and was adopted with amendments.
TE16.34 - Preliminary Report - 22 Balliol Street - Zoning Amendment Application
- Decision Type:
- 22 - St. Paul's
Community Council Decision
The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:
1. Staff be directed to schedule a community consultation meeting for the lands at 22 Balliol Street together with the Ward Councillor.
2. Notice for the community consultation meeting be given to landowners and residents within 120 metres of the site, and to additional residents, institutions and owners to be determined in consultation with the Ward Councillor, with any additional mailing costs to be borne by the applicant.
3. Notice for the public meeting under the Planning Act be given according to the regulations of the Planning Act.
This application proposes a 38-storey mixed-use (retail and residential) rental building at 22 Balliol Street. The proposed tower is in the southeast corner of the site. The rest of the site is to be occupied by a 3-storey base building which rises to 8 storeys at the southwest corner of the site.
The proposed building contains 429 residential units with 26,742.3 square metres of residential Gross Floor Area ("GFA"). Retail uses are proposed on the ground floor totalling 1,882.4 square metres. The total proposed GFA is 28,624.6 square metres with a Floor Space Index is 16.7.
The property is small for a mid-block tower site. Staff are concerned about the fit of the proposed building in relation to adjacent properties. The proposal, in its current form and with unresolved adjacency issues, constitutes overdevelopment.
This report provides preliminary information on the application and seeks Community Council's directions on its further processing and on the community consultation process.
Next steps include a community consultation meeting which has yet to be scheduled. A final report is targeted for the 1st quarter of 2017, provided that the applicant provides all required information in a timely manner and issues identified in this report are resolved.
That the Toronto and East York Community Council adopt the recommendations in the report (April 22, 2016) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District, subject to amending Recommendation 2 to read as follows:
"2. Notice for the community consultation meeting be given to landowners and residents within 120 metres of the site, and to additional residents, institutions and owners to be determined in consultation with the Ward Councillor, with any additional mailing costs to be borne by the applicant."