Item - 2017.TE27.5

Tracking Status

TE27.5 - 295-349 George Street - Official Plan and Zoning Amendment Applications - Final Report

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Ward:
27 - Toronto Centre-Rosedale

City Council Decision

City Council on November 7, 8 and 9, 2017, adopted the following:

 

1. City Council amend the Official Plan for the lands at 295-349 George Street substantially in accordance with the draft Official Plan Amendment 375 attached as Attachment 6 to the report (September 19, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

2. City Council direct the City Solicitor to request the Ontario Municipal Board to modify Official Plan Amendment 82 for the lands at 295-349 George Street substantially in accordance with Attachment 7 to the report (September 19, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

3. City Council amend Zoning By-law 438-86 for the lands at 295-349 George Street substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment 8 to the report (September 19, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

4. City Council amend Municipal Shelter By-law 138-2003 (OMB) for the lands at 295-349 George Street substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment 9 to the report (September 19, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

5. City Council amend City of Toronto Zoning By-law 569-2013 for the lands at 295-349 George Street substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment 10 to the report (September 19, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

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

 

7. Before introducing the necessary Bills to City Council for enactment, City Council require the applicant to provide a Phase One Conservation Plan, prepared by a qualified heritage consultant, that is consistent with the conservation strategy set out in the Heritage Impact Assessment for 349 George Street, 309 and 311 George Street, 305 George Street, 297 George Street, and 295 George Street prepared by Goldsmith Borgal and Company Architects Limited dated December 7, 2016 and revised July 25, 2017 that describes the extent of the exterior alterations and restoration work for each of the heritage buildings, including the interior restoration work to 305 George Street, to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services.

 

8.  City Council direct the Manager, Cultural Partnerships with Arts and Culture Services to work with Planning, Urban Design, Public Realm, and Heritage Preservation Services, in consultation with George Street Revitalization project staff, to develop a public art plan that recognizes historic Indigenous presence and reflects on the relationship to the site to some of the most vulnerable members of our society. In addition, the site's historic connection to the British Home Children movement will be commemorated as part of the scope of the public art plan.

 

9.  City Council direct the General, Manager, Transportation Services to examine opportunities and prepare a public realm plan to provide an enhanced streetscape on George Street between its intersection with Gerrard Street and its intersection with Dundas Street taking into consideration planned, proposed and potential future redevelopment in the area, recognizing the historic Indigenous presence, and the relationship of the area to some of the most vulnerable members of our society, and to report back to the June 6, 2018 meeting of the Toronto and East York Community Council on boulevard, roadway and other public realm improvements to improve safety, security and mobility, and create more pedestrian-friendly, liveable streets.

Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990

Background Information (Community Council)

(September 19, 2017) Report and Attachments 1-10 from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - 295-349 George Street - Official Plan and Zoning Amendment Applications - Final Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-107466.pdf

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam (Carried)

That City Council direct the General, Manager, Transportation Services to examine opportunities and prepare a public realm plan to provide an enhanced streetscape on George Street between its intersection with Gerrard Street and its intersection with Dundas Street taking into consideration planned, proposed and potential future redevelopment in the area, recognizing the historic Indigenous presence, and the relationship of the area to some of the most vulnerable members of our society, and to report back to the June 6, 2018 meeting of the Toronto and East York Community Council on boulevard, roadway and other public realm improvements to improve safety, security and mobility, and create more pedestrian-friendly, liveable streets.


Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

TE27.5 - 295-349 George Street - Official Plan and Zoning Amendment Applications - Final Report

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Ward:
27 - Toronto Centre-Rosedale

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 295-349 George Street substantially in accordance with the draft Official Plan Amendment 375 attached as Attachment 6 to the report (September 19, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

2. City Council direct the City Solicitor to request the Ontario Municipal Board to modify Official Plan Amendment 82 for the lands at 295-349 George Street substantially in accordance with Attachment 7 to the report (September 19, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

3. City Council amend Zoning By-law 438-86 for the lands at 295-349 George Street substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment 8 to the report (September 19, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

4. City Council amend Municipal Shelter By-law 138-2003 Ontario Municipal Board for the lands at 295-349 George Street substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment 9 to the report (September 19, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

5. City Council amend City of Toronto Zoning By-law 569-2013 for the lands at 295-349 George Street substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment 10 to the report (September 19, 2017) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

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

 

7. Before introducing the necessary Bills to City Council for enactment, City Council require the applicant to provide a Phase One Conservation Plan, prepared by a qualified heritage consultant, that is consistent with the conservation strategy set out in the Heritage Impact Assessment for 349 George Street, 309 and 311 George Street, 305 George Street, 297 George Street, and 295 George Street prepared by Goldsmith Borgal and Company Architects Limited dated December 7, 2016 and revised July 25, 2017 that describes the extent of the exterior alterations and restoration work for each of the heritage buildings, including the interior restoration work to 305 George Street, to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services.

 

8.  City Council direct the Manager, Cultural Partnerships with Arts and Culture Services to work with Planning, Urban Design, Public Realm, and Heritage Preservation Services, in consultation with George Street Revitalization project staff, to develop a public art plan that recognizes historic Indigenous presence and reflects on the relationship to the site to some of the most vulnerable members of our society. In addition, the site's historic connection to the British Home Children movement will be commemorated as part of the scope of the public art plan.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Toronto and East York Community Council held a statutory public meeting on October 17, 2017, and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin

(September 19, 2017) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District

Summary

This application proposes to redevelop the site at 295-349 George Street.  The application proposes to demolish the existing Seaton House, a 634 bed men's shelter, and construct a new 9-storey institutional building that will provide 378 long term care beds, 130 transitional assisted living beds, 100 emergency shelter beds, 21 affordable housing units and a 4,000 m2 community service hub.  The proposed building would have a height of 37 metres including the mechanical penthouse.  The proposal also includes 2 levels of underground parking containing 161 parking spaces.  The project is commonly known as the George Street Revitalisation (GSR) project.

 

This report reviews and recommends approval of the applications to amend the Official Plan and Zoning By-law.

Background Information

(September 19, 2017) Report and Attachments 1-10 from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - 295-349 George Street - Official Plan and Zoning Amendment Applications - Final Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-107466.pdf

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam (Carried)

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.  City Council direct the Manager, Cultural Partnerships with Arts and Culture Services to work with Planning, Urban Design, Public Realm, and Heritage Preservation Services, in consultation with George Street Revitalization project staff, to develop a public art plan that recognizes historic Indigenous presence and reflects on the relationship to the site to some of the most vulnerable members of our society. In addition, the site's historic connection to the British Home Children movement will be commemorated as part of the scope of the public art plan.


2 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Oct-17-2017

Result: Carried Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 9 Members that voted Yes are Ana Bail„o, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Gord Perks, Kristyn Wong-Tam (Chair)
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Paula Fletcher, Joe Mihevc
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council