Item - 2018.EY30.1

Tracking Status

EY30.1 - Final Report - 2200 Islington Avenue - Zoning By-law Amendment and Draft Plan of Subdivision Applications

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Ward:
2 - Etobicoke North

City Council Decision

City Council on May 22, 23 and 24, 2018, adopted the following:

 

1.  City Council amend the former City of Etobicoke Zoning Code for the lands at 2200 Islington Avenue substantially in accordance with the Draft Zoning By-law Amendment in Attachment 7 to the report (April 11, 2018) from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District.

 

2.  City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the Draft Zoning By-law Amendment as may be required.

 

3.  City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services and Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services to pursue the delivery of the Islington Avenue and Rexdale Boulevard intersection realignment project including but not limited to incorporating the work into the City's capital program at no cost to the City and to the satisfaction of the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services.

 

4.  City Council direct that prior to Phase 2, the owner must submit an application to Transportation Services for the closure of any remnant right-of-way resulting from the realignment of the Islington Avenue and Rexdale Boulevard intersection (the Highway) and must enter into an agreement and complete the purchase of the Highway from the City, conditional on City Council approving the permanent closure of the Highway, and subject to the necessary approvals being granted by appropriate City authorities to declare the Highway surplus and authorize the sale of the Highway to the owner.

 

5.  Before introducing the necessary bills to City Council for enactment, City Council direct that the owner for 2200 Islington Avenue shall resolve the outstanding appeal to Official Plan Amendment 231 to the satisfaction of City Solicitor and/or City Council.

 

6.  In accordance with the delegated approval under By-law 229-2000, as amended, City Council be advised that the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning intends to approve the Draft Plan of Subdivision as generally illustrated in Attachment 2 to the report (April 11, 2018) from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District, subject to:

 

a.  the conditions as generally listed in Attachment 8 to the report (April 11, 2018) from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District, which except as otherwise noted must be fulfilled prior to final approval and the release of the Plan of Subdivision for registration; and

 

b.  any such revisions to the proposed Plan of Subdivision or any such additional modified conditions as the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning may deem to be appropriate to address matters arising from the on-going technical review of this development.

Public Notice Given

Statutory - City of Toronto Act, 2006

Background Information (Community Council)

(April 11, 2018) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District regarding 2200 Islington Avenue - Zoning By-law Amendment and Draft Plan of Subdivision Applications - Final Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-114074.pdf

Communications (Community Council)

(May 1, 2018) Letter from Mary Bull, Wood Bull LLP (EY.New.EY30.1.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ey/comm/communicationfile-80104.pdf

Communications (City Council)

(May 18, 2018) Letter from Sharmini Mahadevan, Wood Bull LLP on behalf of SmartCentres REIT (CC.New.EY30.1.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/comm/communicationfile-82931.pdf

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) May-23-2018 12:13 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EY30.1 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 33 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, John Campbell, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Jim Hart, Stephen Holyday, Mike Layton, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Lucy Troisi, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 11 Members that were absent are Jon Burnside, Christin Carmichael Greb, Paula Fletcher, Michelle Holland, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Anthony Perruzza, John Tory, Jonathan Tsao

EY30.1 - Final Report - 2200 Islington Avenue - Zoning By-law Amendment and Draft Plan of Subdivision Applications

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Ward:
2 - Etobicoke North

Public Notice Given

Statutory - City of Toronto Act, 2006

Community Council Recommendations

Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.  City Council amend the former City of Etobicoke Zoning Code for the lands at 2200 Islington Avenue substantially in accordance with the Draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment No. 7 to the report (April 11, 2018) from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District.

 

2.  City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the Draft Zoning By-law Amendment as may be required.

 

3.  City Council direct the General Manager of Transportation Services and Chief Engineer and Executive Director of Engineering and Construction Services to pursue the delivery of the Islington Ave and Rexdale Blvd intersection realignment project including but not limited to incorporating the work into the City's capital program at no cost to the City and to the satisfaction of the Chief Engineer and Executive Director of Engineering and Construction Services.

 

4.  City Council direct that prior to Phase 2, the owner must submit an application to the City's Transportation Services Division for the closure of any remnant right-of-way resulting from the realignment of the Islington Avenue and Rexdale Boulevard intersection (the Highway) and must enter into an agreement and complete the purchase of the Highway from the City, conditional on City Council approving the permanent closure of the Highway, and subject to the necessary approvals being granted by appropriate City authorities to declare the Highway surplus and authorize the sale of the Highway to the owner.

 

5.  Before introducing the necessary Bills to City Council for enactment, City Council direct that the owner for 2200 Islington Avenue shall resolve the outstanding appeal to Official Plan Amendment 231 to the satisfaction of City Solicitor and/or City Council.

 

6.  In accordance with the delegated approval under By-law 229-2000, as amended, City Council be advised that the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning intends to approve the Draft Plan of Subdivision as generally illustrated on Attachment 2 to the report (April 11, 2018) from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District, subject to:

 

a.  The conditions as generally listed in Attachment 8 to the report (April 11, 2018) from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District, which except as otherwise noted must be fulfilled prior to final approval and the release of the Plan of Subdivision for registration.

 

b.  Any such revisions to the proposed Plan of Subdivision or any such additional modified conditions as the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning may deem to be appropriate to address matters arising from the on-going technical review of this development.

Decision Advice and Other Information

Etobicoke York Community Council held a statutory public meeting on May 2, 2018, and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin

(April 11, 2018) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District

Summary

These applications propose to amend the former City of Etobicoke Zoning Code and seek Draft Plan of Subdivision approval to facilitate the redevelopment of the former Sears warehouse site at 2200 Islington Avenue.  The development would comprise a total GFA of 83,818 m2, consisting of 50,018 m2 of retail space in 18 new buildings and 33,800 m2 of warehouse space in an existing building, surface parking spaces to support the development, privately owned publically accessible open space and a new public road. The proposal would be built in two phases:  Phase 1 would include 32,334 m2 of retail space, 33,800 m2 of warehouse space in an existing building, surface parking spaces, 683 m2 of privately owned publically accessible open space and a new "U" shaped public road.  Phase 2, on the eastern portion of the site would consist of 17,684 m2 of retail space, 2,364 m2 of privately owned publically accessible open space and surface parking spaces.

 

A Holding provision is recommended for the eastern portion of the site which would be lifted upon the realignment of the Islington Avenue and Rexdale Boulevard intersection.

 

The Draft Plan of Subdivision application proposes to establish a new "U" shaped public road on the western portion of the site and three development blocks.  The new public road would be an organizing element for the new buildings on the site and would provide two access points to Rexdale Boulevard.

 

This report reviews and recommends approval of the application to amend the Zoning By-law as the addition of retail uses on the site is appropriate and compatible with the area context.

 

This report also advises that the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning intends to approve the Draft Plan of Subdivision subject to the conditions generally listed in Attachment 8.

Background Information

(April 11, 2018) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District regarding 2200 Islington Avenue - Zoning By-law Amendment and Draft Plan of Subdivision Applications - Final Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-114074.pdf

Communications

(May 1, 2018) Letter from Mary Bull, Wood Bull LLP (EY.New.EY30.1.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ey/comm/communicationfile-80104.pdf

Speakers

Mary Bull, Wood Bull LLP
Michael Mendes, Rice Group

Motions

1 - Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Michael Ford (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) May-02-2018

Result: Carried Majority Required - EY30.1 - Ford - motion 1 - adopt
Total members that voted Yes: 9 Members that voted Yes are John Campbell, Vincent Crisanti, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes (Chair), Stephen Holyday, Giorgio Mammoliti, Frances Nunziata
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Justin J. Di Ciano, Cesar Palacio

Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Frances Nunziata (Out of Order)

That Etobicoke York Community Council request the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District, to undertake a land use study to determine the approximate mix of uses in the general vicinity of Highway 401 and Weston Road.

Ruling by Councillor Mark Grimes
Chair Grimes ruled motion 1 by Councillor Nunziata out of order as it does not pertain to the application under consideration.

Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council