CAPITOL EVENT THEATRE
The Capitol Theatre, built in 1918 has been a landmark in North Toronto for almost 1oo years. It was purchased by Madison Homes as noted in a May 2015 article in the Post- CLICK HERE. The Theatre has a interesting history reviewed on the attached web site –CLICK HERE. The City has included the building on its register of Heritage Properties. More interesting historical details on the “Our History” page of this web site.
250 Lawrence Ave. West CONDO (Lawrence Park Medical Centre)
▪ The proposed 12 storey condo will be located at the current site of the medical building, accross the street from Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute.
▪ Councillor Carmichael Greb’s position regarding 250 Lawrence Ave. West: CLICK HERE
▪ A public meeting was held on June 8, 2015. The public is encouraged to provide comments to the Councillor and City Planning staff.
▪ City Planning Staff Report dated April 22 2015: CLICK HERE
▪ LPRO attended the North York Community Council meeting on April 4, 2017 to support the City Staff recomendation that City staff attend and oppose the application at the upcoming OMB pre hearing on May 25, 2017.
41 CHATSWORTH DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION (West of Yonge)
▪ VICTORY – In February 2016, immediate neighbours represented by DART and the City successfully opposed the development at the OMB. LPRO had Participant Status at the OMB hearing.
ALASKA CONDO (Yonge & Strathgowan)
▪ Actual address of development: 2779, 2781 Yonge Street and 15-17, 19-21 Strathgowan Avenue,
▪ A mediated settlement was agreed to by immediate neighbours represented by UYNA and the City at the OMB . LPRO had Participant Status at the OMB mediation.
▪ See UYNA web site for details CLICK HERE
▪ City of Toronto web site for various reports CLICK HERE
DEVELOPMENT / DESIGN GUIDELINES
Lytton Park Residents Organization (LPRO) has struck a Subcommittee that has the mandate to work with the City and Councillor Carmichael Greb to pursue Development Guidelines as a pilot project for three streets in the LPRO area (Chudleigh, Cheritan and Chatsworth). As an example, review Leaside’s CLICK HERE Character Preservation Development Guidelines which were prepared by the City in collaboration with local residents.
COMMITTEE OF ADJUSTMENT
▪ City of Toronto web site posts the Committee of Adjustment (COA) meeting agenda and decisions- CLICK HERE
▪ LPRO prepared a Lessons Learned flyer with suggestions to assist residents with the COA and OMB process – CLICK HERE
▪ The Committee of Adjustment for Ward 16 normally meets every other Thursday through the year. The Committee typically meets in the Council Chambers at the North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge Street.
▪ LPRO submitted the attached letter March 23, 2016 to the Councillor Carmichael-Greb indicating LPRO’s many concerns with the existing COA process–CLICK HERE. LPRO has also requested that the COA waiver process be eliminated– CLICK HERE.
Councillor Josh Matlow held a public town hall meeting Jan. 26, 2016 titled Free Toronto From The OMB, for more information: CLICK HERE .