Item - 2018.TE29.16

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on January 31, 2018 without amendments and without debate.
  • This item was considered by the Toronto and East York Community Council on January 16, 2018 and adopted without amendment. It will be considered by City Council on January 31, 2018.

TE29.16 - 33 and 37 Parliament Street Official Plan and Zoning Amendment Application - Refusal Report

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Ward:
28 - Toronto Centre-Rosedale

City Council Decision

City Council on January 31 and February 1, 2018, adopted the following:

 

1.  City Council refuse the Official Plan Amendment application, for the lands at 33 and 37 Parliament Street (File 17 219060 STE 28 OZ) for the reasons outlined in the report (December 15, 2017) from the Acting Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

2.  City Council refuse the Zoning By-law Amendment for the lands at 33 and 37 Parliament Street (File 17 219060 STE 28 OZ) for the reasons outlined in the report (December 15, 2017) from the Acting Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

3.  City Council authorize the City Solicitor, together with City Planning and other appropriate staff to appear before the Ontario Municipal Board in support of City Council's decision to refuse the application, in the event the decision is appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board.

 

4.  City Council authorize the Acting Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District, in consultation with the Ward Councillor, to ensure services, facilities and/or matters pursuant to section 37 of the Planning Act, as may be required by the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in consultation with the Ward Councillor are secured, should the proposal be approved in some form by the Ontario Municipal Board.

 

5.  In the event this decision is appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board and the Board approves some form of development, City Council authorize the City Solicitor, to request the Ontario Municipal Board to withhold its order until a revised functional servicing report and a revised hydrogeological report have been submitted and reviewed to the satisfaction of the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services.

 

6.  In the event this decision is appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board and the Board approves some form of development, City Council authorize the City Solicitor to request the Ontario Municipal Board to place a holding symbol “H” on the amending Zoning By-law until the flood proofing measures are approved by the Province and the appeal period has expired.

 

7.  In the event the City Council decision is appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board and the Board approves some form of development, City Council authorize the City Solicitor to request the Ontario Municipal Board to withhold its order until an Archaeological Monitoring and Mitigation Strategy has been submitted to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services.

Background Information (Community Council)

(December 15, 2017) Report and Attachments 1 to 10 from the Acting Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - 33 and 37 Parliament Street Official Plan and Zoning Amendment Application - Refusal Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-110150.pdf

Communications (Community Council)

(January 9, 2018) E-mail from Mick Brighton (TE.Supp.TE29.16.1)
(January 14, 2018) Letter from Lester Brown, Director, 39 Parliament Condominium Corporation (MTCC 1299) (TE.Supp.TE29.16.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/te/comm/communicationfile-74960.pdf
(January 16, 2018) Letter from Michael Brewer, President, Gooderham & Worts Neighbourhood Association (GWNA) Inc. (TE.Supp.TE29.16.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/te/comm/communicationfile-75005.pdf

TE29.16 - 33 and 37 Parliament Street Official Plan and Zoning Amendment Application - Refusal Report

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Ward:
28 - Toronto Centre-Rosedale

Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.  City Council refuse the Official Plan Amendment application, for the lands at 33 and 37 Parliament Street (file no. 17 219060 STE 28 OZ) for the reasons outlined in the report (December 15, 2017) from the Acting Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

2.  City Council refuse the Zoning By-law Amendment for the lands at 33 and 37 Parliament Street (file no. 17 219060 STE 28 OZ) for the reasons outlined in the report (December 15, 2017) from the Acting Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

3.  City Council authorize the City Solicitor, together with City Planning and other appropriate staff to appear before the Ontario Municipal Board in support of City Council's decision to refuse the application, in the event the decision is appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board.

 

4.  City Council authorize the Acting Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District in consultation with the Ward Councillor, to ensure services, facilities and/or matters pursuant to section 37 of the Planning Act, as may be required by the Acting Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in consultation with the Ward Councillor are secured, should the proposal be approved in some form by the Ontario Municipal Board.

 

5.  In the event this decision is appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board and the Board approves some form of development, City Council authorize the City Solicitor, to request the Ontario Municipal Board to withhold its order until a revised functional servicing report and a revised hydrogeological report have been submitted and reviewed to the satisfaction of the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services.

 

6.  In the event this decision is appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board and the Board approves some form of development, City Council authorize the City Solicitor, to request the Ontario Municipal Board to place a holding symbol “H” on the amending Zoning By-law until the flood proofing measures are approved by the Province and the appeal period has expired.

 

7.  In the event this decision is appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board and the Board approves some form of development, City Council authorize the City Solicitor, to request the Ontario Municipal Board to withhold its order until an Archaeological Monitoring and Mitigation Strategy has been submitted to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services.

Origin

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

Summary

This application proposes 15 and 39-storey mixed use buildings.  The proposal contains: 622 residential units; 1,248 square metres of at-grade retail space; and 262 vehicular and 623 bicycle parking spaces within a 3-level underground garage.

 

The proposal represents over-development of the site.  The application does not conform to the objectives of the in-force Official Plan and King-Parliament Secondary Plan, nor the emerging policy direction of Official Plan Amendment 304.

 

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

Background Information

(December 15, 2017) Report and Attachments 1 to 10 from the Acting Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - 33 and 37 Parliament Street Official Plan and Zoning Amendment Application - Refusal Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-110150.pdf

Communications

(January 9, 2018) E-mail from Mick Brighton (TE.Supp.TE29.16.1)
(January 14, 2018) Letter from Lester Brown, Director, 39 Parliament Condominium Corporation (MTCC 1299) (TE.Supp.TE29.16.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/te/comm/communicationfile-74960.pdf
(January 16, 2018) Letter from Michael Brewer, President, Gooderham & Worts Neighbourhood Association (GWNA) Inc. (TE.Supp.TE29.16.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/te/comm/communicationfile-75005.pdf

Speakers

Julie Beddoes, On behalf of Gooderham and Worts Neighbourhood Association
Cynthia MacDougall, McCarthy Tétrault

Motions

Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Lucy Troisi (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council