McBride building site open house Sept 16th 2009

From The Ruins by x3nomik Site of the former McBride Cycle... now a vacant lot filled with broken masonry

From The Ruins by x3nomik Site of the former McBride Cycle... now a vacant lot filled with broken masonry

Photo credit – x3nomik Site
A meeting with Gord Perks and a  city planner at Indian Road Public School on 9/16/2009 @ 7.00.

A COMMUNITY MEETING TO

DISCUSS

the Proposed Car Wash @

2803 Dundas Street West

(at the old McBride site)

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

7 – 9 pm

Indian Road Crescent Public School

285 Indian Road Crescent (at Humberside)

Should you have any questions, please contact Meri Newton at 416-338-5178, by email at

HOSTED BY

THE WEST BEND COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

Come out and

• Hear from the developer and the architect

• Talk with City Planner Chris Dunn about this

proposal

• Share your thoughts on this development.

…post submitted by Jay and Martin L

A COMMUNITY MEETING TO DISCUSS the Proposed Car Wash

2803 Dundas Street West (at the old McBride site)

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009   7 – 9 pm

WHERE                                                                   Mr Perks, Poster Link

Indian Road Crescent Public School 285 Indian Road Crescent (at Humberside)

Should you have any questions, please contact Meri Newton at 416-338-5178, by email at mnewton@toronto.ca

HOSTED BY THE WEST BEND COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

E-mail: info@thewestbend.ca Website: www.thewestbend.com

Come out and • Hear from the developer and the architect • Talk with City Planner Chris Dunn about this proposal

• Share your thoughts on this development.

post submitted by Jay and Martin L

9 Comments

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  1. JP says:

    Could someone please explain what these open houses are really about?

  2. Irina says:

    Gord Perks already said that there is nothing he or anyone can do about the automated carwash on that corner, the meeting is to "discuss" the impending carwash.

  3. Pat says:

    If there is nothing that can be done about the car wash why waist time talkin about it?

  4. JP says:

    Wasn't the (formerly) proposed high-rise condominium on this site fought and blocked by the community? I can count three car washes in a 1 km radius of Dundas & Keele. Surely there must be something that either Gord Perks and/or we as a community can do.

  5. Martin says:

    Hello JP

    A low rise condo (5 to 6 storey) was proposed for the sight. I think most of the opposition was regarding the demolition of the old building.

    Although I don’t agree with tearing down the McBride building I think a condo development with street level office would be beneficial to this stretch of Dundas.

  6. Martin says:

    My understanding is the owner has a right to redevelop the lot into a carwash, it’s his right and the city can’t stop him.

    We can force a community review which is what has happened and we can comment on how it’s designed, entrances, environmental issues and other details which our by-laws protect the community. Few people support this development including the city planners but the by-laws don’t protect against bad ideas.

    Heritage Conservation District designation or an Avenue Study can discourage bad design and if we really want a say in our community development we will need to develop a plan using one of these tools. I will make a presentation and lead a discussion on HCD and Avenue Studies at the Sept 17th JRA meeting.

    It’s also my understating that the owner of this site has other property in the Junction and strong showing will at least let him know the Junction community is watching.

  7. John Unction says:

    I concur.. Too many car washes.. Keele/St.Clair, Keele st Petro Can (just across from Business Depot) and there is one west on Dundas near the Avis. Bad for traffic too. Good luck pulling in/out of that car wash anytime between 3-7pm.

  8. Theirry says:

    Why not create a drop in clinic for all the addicts in the area? That seems fitting?

  9. John Unction says:

    Theirry… they already have that. It's called Concourse restaurant!!!

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