Development

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 siteCLICK 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) 

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▪ 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)

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▪  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 processCLICK HERE.  LPRO has also requested that the COA waiver process be eliminated– CLICK HERE.

OMB REFORM

Councillor Josh Matlow held a public town hall meeting Jan. 26, 2016 titled  Free Toronto From The OMB, for more information: CLICK HERE .

The link below takes you to the 2014 council motion to replace the OMB with a Local Appeal Body (LAB).  CLICK HERE
You may be interested in this 2014 City presentation titled Made-For-Toronto  Local Appeal Body presentation that reviews the reasoning around replacing the OMB. CLICK HERE