Item - 2018.CC44.27

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on July 23, 2018 without amendments.

CC44.27 - 120, 122, 124, 126 and 128 Peter Street and 357 and 359 Richmond Street West - Zoning By-law Amendment Application - Request for Direction

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

City Council Decision

City Council on July 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 and 30, 2018, adopted the following:

 

1.  City Council adopt the Confidential Recommendations in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (July 16, 2018) from the City Solicitor.

 

2.  City Council authorize the public release of Confidential Recommendations 1, 2, 3 and 4 in Confidential Attachment 1 and Confidential Appendices A, B, C and D to the report (July 16, 2018) from the City Solicitor and City Council direct that Confidential Recommendations 5 and 6, and the balance of Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (July 16, 2018) from the City Solicitor remain confidential at the discretion of the City Solicitor as they contain advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege.

 

The Confidential Recommendations in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (July 16, 2018) from the City Solicitor were adopted by City Council. Confidential Recommendations 1, 2, 3 and 4 only are now public, as follows:

 

1.  City Council authorize the City Solicitor to attend the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal in support of a settlement of the Zoning By-law appeal related to 120, 122, 124 and 128 Peter Street and 357 and 359 Richmond Street West on terms set out in a letter dated July 16, 2018 from Overland LLP attached as Confidential Appendix D to the report (July 16, 2018) from the City Solicitor, and substantially in the form of Architectural Drawings prepared by Architects Alliance, dated June 16, 2018 with site plan and elevation drawings attached as Confidential Appendix C to the report (July 16, 2018) from the City Solicitor, and in accordance with the Built Form Terms as set out in Confidential Appendix A to the report (July 16, 2018) from the City Solicitor.

 

2.  City Council direct the City Solicitor to request that prior to issuance of an Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Order in connection with the Zoning By-law Amendment the owner shall:

 

a.  enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement with the City for the properties at 120 Peter Street, 122-124 Peter Street and 357-359 Richmond Street West substantially in accordance with plans and drawings prepared by Architects Alliance, submitted with the Heritage Impact Assessment prepared by GBCA Architects, dated June 27, 2018, or otherwise revised in accordance with a settlement offer or Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Order, subject to and in accordance with the approved Conservation Plan required in Part 2.b. below, all to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services including execution of such agreement to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor;

 

b.  provide a detailed Conservation Plan prepared by a qualified heritage consultant that is substantially in accordance with the conservation strategy set out in the Heritage Impact Assessment for 120 Peter Street, 122-124 Peter Street and 357-359 Richmond Street West, prepared by GBCA Architects, dated June 27, 2018, or otherwise a conservation strategy revised in accordance with a settlement offer or Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Order, all to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services;

 

c.  enter into and register on the property at 120 Peter Street, 122-124 Peter Street and 357-359 Richmond Street West one or more agreements with the City pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act, all to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor, the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District, and the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services with such facilities, services and matters to be set forth in the related site specific Zoning By-law Amendment giving rise to the proposed alterations, including amongst other matters, securing the preparation and thereafter the implementation of a Heritage Lighting Plan, a Signage Plan, an Interpretation Plan and requiring a letter of credit to secure all work included in the approved Conservation Plan and approved Interpretation Plan, including provision for upwards indexing, all to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services;

 

d.  provide for the withdrawal of the appeal to the Conservation Review Board of the Part IV (Ontario Heritage Act) heritage designation of the properties municipally known as 122-124 Peter Street and 357-359 Richmond Street West;

 

e.  provide for the withdrawal of the owner's appeal of the King Spadina Heritage Conservation District plan which was approved by Council for intent to designate under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act;

 

f.  make arrangements that are acceptable to the City Solicitor for the withdrawal or resolution of its site-specific appeals to Official Plan Amendment 352 (Downtown Tower Separation) and the associated Zoning By-laws (1106-2016 and 1107-2016);

 

g.  make arrangements that are acceptable to the City Solicitor to provide at the discretion of the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, either on-site public parkland or a privately-owned publicly accessible open space having a minimum width of 3.0 metres and situated along the west boundary of the site;

 

h.  the owner has submitted a Transportation Report addressing the proposed parking supply for the development to the satisfaction of Transportation Services;

 

i.  the owner has entered into an agreement with the City in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor, and that agreement is registered on title, to provide community benefits pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act, having a value of $1.7 million dollars, indexed in accordance with the Statistics Canada Non-Residential Construction Price Index for the Toronto Census Metropolitan Areas, calculated from the date of execution of the Section 37 Agreement to the day the payment is made, immediately upon the Zoning By-law amendment coming into full force and effect; such funds to be used by the City at its discretion with $1,360,000 for public realm improvements within the block bounded by Spadina Avenue, Peter Street, Adelaide Street West and Richmond Street West, $170,000, for new rental housing within Ward 20 and $170,000 towards the Toronto Community Housing revolving capital fund for repairs to Toronto Community Housing properties in Ward 20;

 

j. in the event the cash contributions in Part 2.i. above have not been used for the intended purpose within five (5) years of the by-laws coming into full force and effect, the cash contributions may be redirected for another purpose(s) at the discretion of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in consultation with the Ward Councillor, provided that the purpose(s) is identified in the Official Plan and will benefit the community in the vicinity of the lands; and

 

k.  the Owner shall address the outstanding items in relation to servicing and transportation requirements as outlined in the memorandum from Engineering and Construction Services dated May 15, 2018, to the satisfaction of the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services and the General Manager, Transportation Services.

 

3.  City Council authorize the City Solicitor, in consultation with the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, to finalize the elements of the settlement, including the final form of the minutes of settlement, the zoning by-law and any other related planning instruments, and City Council authorize the City Solicitor to request the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal to approve the development in accordance with City Council's decision.

 

4.  City Council authorize Real Estate Services staff to explore opportunities for parkland acquisition on the Spadina Avenue, Peter Street, Adelaide Street West, Richmond Street West block, and to enter into negotiation with neighbouring landowners regarding terms of any potential acquisition.

 

Confidential Appendices A, B, C and D to the report (July 16, 2018) from the City Solicitor are now public and can be accessed under Background Information (City Council).

 

Confidential Recommendations 5 and 6 and the balance of Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (July 16, 2018) from the City Solicitor remain confidential at this time in accordance with the provisions of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, as they contain advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege.  Confidential Recommendations 5 and 6 and the balance of Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (July 16, 2018) from the City Solicitor will be made public at the discretion of the City Solicitor.

City Council Decision Advice and Other Information

City Council considered Items CC44.27 and CC44.3 together.

Confidential Attachment - Litigation or potential litigation that affects the City of Toronto and advice or communications that are subject to solicitor-client privilege

Background Information (City Council)

(July 16, 2018) Report from the City Solicitor on 120, 122, 124, 126 and 128 Peter Street and 357 and 359 Richmond Street West - Zoning By-law Amendment Application - Request for Direction (CC44.27)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-118919.pdf
Confidential Attachment 1
Confidential Appendix A - made public on August 8, 2018
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-118925.pdf
Confidential Appendix B - made public on August 8, 2018
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-118926.pdf
Confidential Appendix C - made public on August 8, 2018
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-118927.pdf
Confidential Appendix D - made public on August 8, 2018
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-118928.pdf

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Jul-23-2018 3:40 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CC44.27 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 41 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Jim Hart, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Miganoush Megardichian, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Lucy Troisi, Jonathan Tsao, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 4 Members that were absent are Vincent Crisanti, Paula Fletcher, Mike Layton, John Tory
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council