Item - 2017.TE26.7

Tracking Status

TE26.7 - 333 College Street and 303 Augusta Avenue - Official Plan Amendment and Zoning Amendment Applications - Final Report

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

City Council Decision

City Council on October 2, 3 and 4, 2017, adopted the following:

 

1. City Council amend the Official Plan, for the lands at 333 College Street and 303 Augusta Avenue substantially in accordance with the draft Official Plan Amendment attached as Attachment 9 to the report (August 15, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

2. City Council amend Zoning By-law 438-86 for the lands at 333 College Street and 303 Augusta Avenue substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment 10 to the report (August 15, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District, with such Zoning By-law Amendment to be amended by:

 

a. updating Map 2 to reflect the revised plans from RAW Design dated September 5, 2017; 

 

b. requiring an indexed financial contribution of $50,000 pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act prior to the first above-grade building permit, to be directed towards landscaping improvements for the Toronto Community Housing building located on the lands known municipally as 34 Oxford Street;
 

c. limiting non-residential gross floor area to a maximum of 240 square metres for a single retail unit; and
 

d. no primary windows facing east or west are permitted within 5.5 metres of the east or west lot lines.

 

3. City Council amend City of Toronto Zoning By-law 569-2013 for the lands at 333 College Street and 303 Augusta Avenue substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment in Attachment 11 to the report (August 15, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District, with such Zoning By-law Amendment to be amended by: 

 

a. updating Diagram 3 to reflect the revised plans from RAW Design dated September 5, 2017;
 

b. requiring an indexed financial contribution of $50,000 pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act prior to the first above-grade building permit, to be directed towards landscaping improvements for the Toronto Community Housing building located on the lands known municipally as 34 Oxford Street; 
 

c. limiting non-residential gross floor area to a maximum of 240 square metres for a single retail unit; and
 

d. no primary windows facing east or west are permitted within 5.5 metres of the east or west lot lines.

 

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

 

5. Before introducing the necessary Bills to City Council for enactment, City Council require the owner to: 

 

a. provide a hydrogeological Assessment Report to the satisfaction of the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services;
 

b. provide a revised functional servicing and stormwater management report to the satisfaction of the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services;
 

c. make satisfactory arrangements with the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services for the construction of any improvements to the municipal infrastructure at the expense of the applicant, should it be determined that upgrades are required to the infrastructure to support this  development, in accordance with the functional servicing and stormwater management report accepted by the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services;
 

d. provide revised studies and/or drawings to indicate that all access driveways that the waste collection vehicles will use have a minimum overhead travelling clearance of 4.4 metres to the satisfaction of the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services;
 

e. provide revised studies and/or drawings to indicate that that all overhead doors the collection vehicle will be passing through have a minimum 4 metres width and a minimum 4.4 metres vertical clearance. If the overhead door crosses the Type G loading space then it must have a minimum 6.1 metres vertical clearance to the satisfaction of the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services;
 

f. provide revised studies and/or drawings to indicate a fire route within 3 to 15 metres of the "principal entrance" to the satisfaction of the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services;
 

g. the applicant agrees to withdraw appeals to OPA 379 respecting the College Street Site and Area Specific Policy 533; and
 

h. enter into an Agreement pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act to secure the following:
 

i. an indexed financial contribution of $50,000, payable prior to the first above-grade building permit, to be directed towards landscaping improvements for the Toronto Community Housing building located on the lands known municipally as 34 Oxford Street;
 

ii. prior to final site plan approval, the owner shall provide lighting plans demonstrating no light trespass beyond the property lines of the subject site to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning;
 

iii. prior to the issuance of the first building permit, the owner will submit a Construction Management Plan, to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, the General Manager, Transportation Services, and the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building, in consultation with local Residents Associations and the Ward Councillor and thereafter in support of the development, will implement the plan during the course of construction. The Construction Management Plan will include, but not limited to, vibration monitoring, details regarding size and location of construction staging areas, dates and significant concrete pouring activities, measures to ensure safety lighting does not negatively impact adjacent residences, construction vehicle parking locations, refuse storage, site security, site supervisor contact information, and any other matters deemed necessary;
 

iv. prior to final site plan approval, the owner shall provide architectural plans, vehicle maneuvering diagrams, and parking and loading studies demonstrating that parking and loading will only be accessible via College Street, to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the General Manager, Transportation Services;
 

v. prior to final site plan approval, the owner shall provide landscape plans demonstrating privacy and noise mitigation measures on outdoor amenity spaces to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning in consultation with local Residents Associations and the Ward Councillor; and
 

vi. prior to final site plan approval, the owner shall provide a material sample board and elevations with a  façade material acceptable to the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning in consultation with local residents and the Ward Councillor.

 

 6. City Council amend Schedule B of the City of Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 925, Permit Parking, to incorporate a revised map of permit parking area "6C" to exclude 333 College Street and the rear portion of 303 Augusta Avenue.

Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990

Background Information (Community Council)

(August 15, 2017) Report and Attachments 1-11 from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - 333 College Street and 303 Augusta Avenue - Official Plan Amendment and Zoning Amendment Applications - Final Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-106282.pdf
Attachment 10 - Draft Zoning By-Law Amendment (By-law 438-86)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-106515.pdf
Attachment 11 - Draft Zoning By-Law Amendment (By-law 569-2013)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-106516.pdf

TE26.7 - 333 College Street and 303 Augusta Avenue - Official Plan Amendment and Zoning Amendment Applications - Final Report

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

Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990

Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that: 

 

1. City Council amend the Official Plan, for the lands at 333 College Street and 303 Augusta Avenue substantially in accordance with the draft Official Plan Amendment attached as Attachment 9 to the report (August 15, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

2. City Council amend Zoning By-law 438-86 for the lands at 333 College Street and 303 Augusta Avenue substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment 10 to the report (August 15, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District, with such Zoning By-law Amendment to be amended by:

 

a. updating Map 2 to reflect the revised plans from RAW Design dated September 5, 2017; 

 

b. requiring an indexed financial contribution of $50,000 pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act prior to the first above-grade building permit, to be directed towards landscaping improvements for the Toronto Community Housing building located on the lands known municipally as 34 Oxford Street;
 

c. limiting non-residential gross floor area to a maximum of 240 square metres for a single retail unit;
 

d. no primary windows facing east or west are permitted within 5.5 metres of the east or west lot lines.

 

3. City Council amend City of Toronto Zoning By-law 569-2013 for the lands at 333 College Street and 303 Augusta Avenue substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment in Attachment 11 to the report (August 15, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District, with such Zoning By-law Amendment to be amended by: 

 

a. updating Diagram 3 to reflect the revised plans from RAW Design dated September 5, 2017;
 

b. requiring an indexed financial contribution of $50,000 pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act prior to the first above-grade building permit, to be directed towards landscaping improvements for the Toronto Community Housing building located on the lands known municipally as 34 Oxford Street; 
 

c. limiting non-residential gross floor area to a maximum of 240 square metres for a single retail unit; and
 

d. No primary windows facing east or west are permitted within 5.5 metres of the east or west lot lines.

 

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

 

5. Before introducing the necessary Bills to City Council for enactment, City Council require the owner to: 

 

a. Provide a hydrogeological Assessment Report to the satisfaction of the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services.
 

b. Provide a revised functional servicing and stormwater management report to the satisfaction of the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services.
 

c. Make satisfactory arrangements with the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services for the construction of any improvements to the municipal infrastructure at the expense of the applicant, should it be determined that upgrades are required to the infrastructure to support this  development, in accordance with the functional servicing and stormwater management report accepted by the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services.
 

d. Provide revised studies and/or drawings to indicate that all access driveways that the waste collection vehicles will use have a minimum overhead travelling clearance of 4.4 metres to the satisfaction of the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services.
 

e. Provide revised studies and/or drawings to indicate that that all overhead   doors the collection vehicle will be passing through have a minimum 4 metres width and a minimum 4.4 metres vertical clearance. If the overhead door crosses the Type G loading space then it must have a minimum 6.1 metres vertical clearance to the satisfaction of the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services.
 

f. Provide revised studies and/or drawings to indicate a fire route within 3 to 15 metres of the "principal entrance" to the satisfaction of the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services.
 

g. The applicant agrees to withdraw appeals to OPA 379 respecting the College Street Site and Area Specific Policy 533.
 

h. Enter into an Agreement pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act to secure the following:
 

i. An indexed financial contribution of $50,000, payable prior to the first above-grade building permit, to be directed towards landscaping improvements for the Toronto Community Housing building located on the lands known municipally as 34 Oxford Street;
 

ii. Prior to final site plan approval, the owner shall provide lighting plans demonstrating no light trespass beyond the property lines of the subject site to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning;
 

iii. Prior to the issuance of the first building permit, the owner will submit a Construction Management Plan, to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, the General Manager, Transportation Services, and the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building, in consultation with local Residents Associations and the Ward Councillor and thereafter in support of the development, will implement the plan during the course of construction. The Construction Management Plan will include, but not limited to, vibration monitoring, details regarding size and location of construction staging areas, dates and significant concrete pouring activities, measures to ensure safety lighting does not negatively impact adjacent residences, construction vehicle parking locations, refuse storage, site security, site supervisor contact information, and any other matters deemed necessary;
 

iv. Prior to final site plan approval, the owner shall provide architectural plans, vehicle maneuvering diagrams, and parking and loading studies demonstrating that parking and loading will only be accessible via College Street, to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the General Manager, Transportation Services;
 

v. Prior to final site plan approval, the owner shall provide landscape plans demonstrating privacy and noise mitigation measures on outdoor amenity spaces to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning in consultation with local Residents Associations and the Ward Councillor;
 

vi. Prior to final site plan approval, the owner shall provide a material sample board and elevations with a  façade material acceptable to the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning in consultation with local residents and the Ward Councillor.

 

 6. City Council amend Schedule B of the City of Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 925, Permit Parking, to incorporate a revised map of permit parking area "6C" to exclude 333 College Street and the rear portion of 303 Augusta Avenue.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Toronto and East York Community Council held a statutory public meeting on September 6, 2017, and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin

(August 15, 2017) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District

Summary

This application seeks amendments to the Official Plan and Zoning By-law to permit an 11-storey, plus one mezzanine level, mixed use building.  The building would have retail at-grade fronting onto College Street, with residential above and on the rear portion of the ground level.  Three levels of underground parking are proposed. The proposed development would include 140 residential units, 232 square metres of retail, and 97 vehicular parking spaces.

 

Staff have reviewed the proposed Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendments and have determined the proposal to be appropriate for the site.  While the proposed application pre-dates the College Street Site and Area Specific Policy 533 (SASP 533), the application is generally consistent with SASP 533 and College Street Urban Design Guidelines.  The applicant has made modifications to reduce the height of the development, increase setbacks, and improve the relationship of the proposed development to the Kensington Market.

 
This report reviews and recommends approval of the Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments, subject to certain conditions that engineering requirements are satisfied before the Bills can be adopted by City Council.

Background Information

(August 15, 2017) Report and Attachments 1-11 from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - 333 College Street and 303 Augusta Avenue - Official Plan Amendment and Zoning Amendment Applications - Final Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-106282.pdf
Attachment 10 - Draft Zoning By-Law Amendment (By-law 438-86)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-106515.pdf
Attachment 11 - Draft Zoning By-Law Amendment (By-law 569-2013)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-106516.pdf

Speakers

Dominique Russell, Chair, Friends of Kensington Market
Christina Enrietti-Zoppo
Charlene Cottle
Andy Medeiros
Craig Hunter

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Joe Cressy (Carried)

That:

 

1.  Recommendation 2 be deleted and replaced with the following:


"2. City Council amend Zoning By-law 438-86 for the lands at 333 College Street and 303 Augusta Avenue substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment to be available at the September 6, 2017 Toronto and East York Community Council meeting, with such Zoning By-law Amendment to be amended by:

 

a. updating Map 2 to reflect the revised plans from RAW Design dated September 5, 2017;
 

b. requiring an indexed financial contribution of $50,000 pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act prior to the first above-grade building permit, to be directed towards landscaping improvements for the Toronto Community Housing building located on the lands known municipally as 34 Oxford Street.; and
 

c. Limiting non-residential gross floor area to a maximum of 240 square metres for a single retail unit.
 

d. No primary windows facing east or west are permitted within 5.5 metres of the east or west lot lines.”
 

2.  Recommendation 3 be deleted and replaced with the following:


"3. City Council amend City of Toronto Zoning By-law 569-2013 for the lands at 333 College Street and 303 Augusta Avenue substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment to be available at the September 6, 2017 Toronto and East York Community Council meeting, with such Zoning By-law Amendment to be amended by:

 

a. updating Diagram 3 to reflect the revised plans from RAW Design dated September 5, 2017;
 

b. requiring an indexed financial contribution of $50,000 pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act prior to the first above-grade building permit, to be directed towards landscaping improvements for the Toronto Community Housing building located on the lands known municipally as 34 Oxford Street; and
 

c. Limiting non-residential gross floor area to a maximum of 240 square metres for a single retail unit.
 

d. No primary windows facing east or west are permitted within 5.5 metres of the east or west lot lines."
 

3.  Recommendation 5 be deleted and replaced with the following:


5. "Before introducing the necessary Bills to City Council for enactment, City Council require the owner to:

 

a. Provide a hydrogeological Assessment Report to the satisfaction of the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services.
 

b. Provide a revised functional servicing and stormwater management report to the satisfaction of the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services.
 

c. Make satisfactory arrangements with the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services for the construction of any improvements to the municipal infrastructure at the expense of the applicant, should it be determined that upgrades are required to the infrastructure to support this  development, in accordance with the functional servicing and stormwater management report accepted by the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services.
 

d. Provide revised studies and/or drawings to indicate that all access driveways that the waste collection vehicles will use have a minimum overhead travelling clearance of 4.4 metres to the satisfaction of the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services.
 

e. Provide revised studies and/or drawings to indicate that that all overhead   doors the collection vehicle will be passing through have a minimum 4 metres width and a minimum 4.4 metres vertical clearance. If the overhead door crosses the Type G loading space then it must have a minimum 6.1 metres vertical clearance to the satisfaction of the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services.
 

f. Provide revised studies and/or drawings to indicate a fire route within 3 to 15 metres of the "principal entrance" to the satisfaction of the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services.
 

g. The applicant agrees to withdraw appeals to OPA 379 respecting the College Street Site and Area Specific Policy 533.
 

h. Enter into an Agreement pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act to secure the following:
 

i. An indexed financial contribution of $50,000, payable prior to the first above-grade building permit, to be directed towards landscaping improvements for the Toronto Community Housing building located on the lands known municipally as 34 Oxford Street.
 

ii. Prior to final site plan approval, the owner shall provide lighting plans demonstrating no light trespass beyond the property lines of the subject site to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division;
 

iii. Prior to the issuance of the first building permit, the owner will submit a Construction Management Plan, to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division, the General Manager of Transportation Services, and the Chief Building Official, in consultation with local Residents Associations and the Ward Councillor and thereafter in support of the development, will implement the plan during the course of construction. The Construction Management Plan will include, but not limited to, vibration monitoring, details regarding size and location of construction staging areas, dates and significant concrete pouring activities, measures to ensure safety lighting does not negatively impact adjacent residences, construction vehicle parking locations, refuse storage, site security, site supervisor contact information, and any other matters deemed necessary;
 

iv. Prior to final site plan approval, the owner shall provide architectural plans, vehicle maneuvering diagrams, and parking and loading studies demonstrating that parking and loading will only be accessible via College Street, to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division and the General Manager, Transportation Services;
 

v. Prior to final site plan approval, the owner shall provide landscape plans demonstrating privacy and noise mitigation measures on outdoor amenity spaces to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division in consultation with local Residents Associations and the Ward Councillor;
 

vi.Prior to final site plan approval, the owner shall provide a material sample board and elevations with a  façade material acceptable to the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division in consultation with local residents and the Ward Councillor.”
 

4.  Add the following new recommendation 6 as follows:


"6. City Council amend Schedule B of the City of Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 925, Permit Parking, to incorporate a revised map of permit parking area "6C" to exclude 333 College Street and the rear portion of 303 Augusta Avenue."

 

 

Vote (Amend Item) Sep-06-2017

Result: Carried Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 11 Members that voted Yes are Ana Bail„o, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Gord Perks, Kristyn Wong-Tam (Chair)
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

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