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Video of Metrolinx Davenport Diamond Meeting: 2016-04-27

Metrolinx Davenport Diamond Meeting: 2016-04-27

Published on Apr 28, 2016

A mostly complete video of Metrolinx’s meeting regarding the Davenport Diamond Grade Separation on April 27 2016, at St. Sebastien Catholic School 

by Vic Gedris.

St. Clair Ave. West, closest new GO station to Junctions

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2016/06/21/mayor-tory-announces-locations-of-four-new-toronto-go-stations.html

 

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But his much-ballyhooed project has shrunk significantly from the 22-station vision he put forward on the campaign trail, and critics say it’s become virtually identical to the province’s pre-existing Regional Express Rail initiative.

Today

Ward 11 issues at the April 5, 2016 Etobicoke York Community Council

Click image for Etobicoke York Community Council (2014-2018) interactive map

Click image for Etobicoke York Community Council (2014-2018) interactive map

 

Left Turn Prohibition Removal – John Street at Weston Road and Weston Road at Lawrence Avenue West
Origin
(February 22, 2016) Report from the Director, Transportation Services – Etobicoke York District
Recommendations
Transportation Services recommends that:

1. City Council rescind the westbound left-turn prohibition in effect at all times at John Street and Weston Road.

2. City Council rescind the southbound left-turn prohibition in effect at all times at Weston Road and Lawrence Avenue West.
Summary
The purpose of this report is to obtain approval to remove the “No Left Turn” prohibition for westbound traffic on John Street at Weston Road and for southbound traffic on Weston Road at Lawrence Avenue West.

The deletions of the westbound left turn prohibition on John Street at Weston Road and southbound left turn prohibition on Weston Road at Lawrence Avenue West will provide residents living on and near John Street, signalized access to the major arterial roads of Lawrence Avenue West and Weston Road, without unduly impacting the operation of the intersections.

Since the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) provides service on Weston Road, City Council approval of this report is required.
Financial Impact
The estimated cost for removal of the turn prohibition is $200.00. These funds are included within the Transportation Services 2016 Operating Budget.
Background Information
(February 22, 2016) Report from the Director, Transportation Services – Etobicoke York District regarding a Left Turn Prohibition Removal – John Street at Weston Road and Weston Road at Lawrence Avenue West
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-91276.pdf)
Attachment 1 – Map
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-91277.pdf)

Traffic Calming/Speed Limit – Mould Avenue, between St. Clair Avenue West and Pritchard Avenue
Origin
(March 11, 2016) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Etobicoke York District
Recommendations
Transportation Services recommends that:

1. Etobicoke York Community Council not approve a speed limit reduction from 40 km/h to 30 km/h on Mould Avenue from St. Clair Avenue West to Pritchard Avenue.

2. Etobicoke York Community Council not approve traffic calming on Mould Avenue, between St. Clair Avenue West and Pritchard Avenue.
Summary
This staff report is about a matter that Community Council has delegated authority from City Council to make a final decision.

This report outlines the results of our investigation into installing speed humps and a 30 km/h speed limit on Mould Avenue, between St. Clair Avenue West and Pritchard Avenue. The results indicate that the criteria to justify installing speed humps or a 30 km/h speed limit are not satisfied.
Financial Impact
Adopting the above-noted recommendation does not result in any financial impact; however, if Etobicoke York Community Council decides to approve installing traffic calming devices on Mould Avenue, between St. Clair Avenue West and Pritchard Avenue, the following financial impact will result.

The estimated cost for installing three speed humps is $9,000.00. This can be accommodated within funds allocated by City Council as part of the Transportation Services Capital Budget, subject to competing priorities and funding availability.
Background Information
(February 18, 2016) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Etobicoke York District regarding Traffic Calming/Speed Limit – Mould Avenue, between St. Clair Avenue West and Pritchard Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-91384.pdf)
Attachment 1: Speed Hump Location Plan; Attachment 2: Map
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-91385.pdf)

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

 

Endorsement of Events for Liquor Licensing Purposes
Summary
Seeking endorsement of various events for liquor licensing purposes.
Communications
(March 9, 2016) Letter from Councillor Frances Nunziata, Ward 11, York South-Weston regarding the Granada Day Community Festival – August 20, 2016 at Coronation Park (EY.Main.EY13.46.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ey/comm/communicationfile-59434.pdf)

 

Re: Grenada Day Community Festival – Saturday, August 20, 2016 SUMMARY: The Grenada Day Cultural Association is a non-profit organization which works in collaboration with various community organizations and agencies in the Greater Toronto Area and in consultation with the Toronto Police through Spice Isle Association. The Association’s mission is to help eliminate youth violence by creating a positive relationship between youth and Toronto Police and by redirecting youth towards living positive and healthy lifestyles. The Grenada Day Cultural Association is planning to hold their annual Grenada Day Community Festival on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at Coronation Park. RECOMMENDATIONS: 1. That Etobicoke York Community Council, for liquor licensing purposes, declare Grenada Day, to be held Saturday, August 20, 2016 at Coronation Park from 10:00 am to 11:00 pm, an event of municipal significance and advise the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario that the Community Council has no objection to this event taking place. Sincerely, Frances Nunziata Councillor, Ward 11

The Symes Rd train Wall

“When the wall was built originally it suppose to serve as a sound wall. Now that there is no track behind it something should be done to reduce its height. 100 Symes now has 15+ businesses including a brewery (Rainhart) + Sports gym (Monkey Vault). People are getting lost driving around trying to figure out how to get across. A simple rail will do to prevent traffic.”

As a sound barrier wall from the train noise, the wall had a a very short life. The land that was the rain tracks was then sold to St Helens Meat packers which uses it as a parking lot for their employees. The wall most probably belongs to the City of Toronto, or the development if the houses built on the sound side of the wall at are some type of condo development.

The best solution to increased traffic on the south side of the wall now that is looking for 100 Symes Rd. would be directional signage.

However the wall does present a rather special iconic reuse that retains the memory of the tracks that once fed the Canada Packers site.

 

 

6 Lloyd Avenue City Council consideration on May 5, 2015

Refusal Report – 6 Lloyd Avenue and 195, 181, 179, 177, 175, 171, 169, 167, 165, 163 and 161 Mulock Avenue – Official Plan Amendment Application
Public Notice Given
Statutory – Planning Act, RSO 1990
Community Council Recommendations
Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that

1. City Council amend the Official Plan for the lands at 6 Lloyd Avenue and 195, 181, 179, 177, 175, 171, 169, 167, 165, 163 and 161 Mulock Avenue substantially in accordance with the draft Official Plan Amendment attached as Attachment No. 1 to the report (January 26, 2015) 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 Official Plan Amendment as may be required.
Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information
Etobicoke York Community Council:

1. Requested the City Solicitor to make best efforts to ensure the bills are available for passage at the March 31, 2015 meeting of City Council.

Etobicoke York Community Council held a statutory public meeting on February 18, 2015, and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.
Summary
This application proposes to amend the Official Plan by redesignating the northern two-thirds of the lands from Employment Areas to Mixed Use Areas and creating a new Site and Area Specific Policy (SASP) over the entire site to permit residential uses and commercial/offices uses at 6 Lloyd Avenue and 195, 181, 179, 177, 175, 171, 169, 167, 165, 163 and 161 Mulock Avenue. The southern one-third of the site is proposed to remain designated Employment Areas. The site is commonly referred to as 6 Lloyd Avenue and is titled this way in the graphics and attachments to this report.

This report reviews and recommends refusal of the application to amend the Official Plan.
Background Information (Community Council)
(January 8, 2015) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District regarding a Refusal Report – 6 Lloyd Avenue and 195, 181, 179, 177, 175, 171, 169, 167, 165, 163 and 161 Mulock Avenue – Official Plan Amendment
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-74893.pdf)
Speakers
Steve Karaszi
Richard E. Rotman
Rocco Pannese
Don Pano
Daniel Artenosi, Overland LLP
Peter Vecchiarelli
Michael Gingerich
Luigi Santaguida, Stanton Renaissance

Communications (Community Council)
(February 2, 2015) E-mail from Angelo and Vince Fazari (EY.Main.EY4.3.1)

3a Supplementary Report – 6 Lloyd Avenue and 195, 181, 179, 177, 175, 171, 169, 167, 165, 163 and 161 Mulock Avenue – Official Plan Amendment
Summary
At is meeting of January 13, 2015 Etobicoke York Community Council deferred consideration of the report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District (Item EY3.4), to a statutory public meeting to be held on February 18, 2015 and directed the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division, to bring forward for consideration at the statutory public meeting the draft Official Plan Amendment submitted with the application.

A copy of the applicant’s draft Official Plan Amendment is included as Attachment 1 to this report.

As outlined in the January 8, 2015 report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District, staff recommended refusal of the application and draft Official Plan Amendment for the following reasons:

a. The proposal conflicts with the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe and is inconsistent with the Provincial Policy Statement. No information was submitted to demonstrate that the land is not required for employment purposes over the long term or that there is a need to convert a portion of the site to non-employment uses. As well, no information was provided to indicate how the proposed redesignation, to allow for residential uses, would not negatively impact the overall viability of the existing industries in the surrounding area.

b. The proposal does not conform to the City’s Official Plan as it relates to Employment Areas. The site is located in a stable employment area that continues to experience demand for employment space. It is staff’s opinion that the lands be retained for employment uses and there is no need for the requested conversion to meet the City’s population forecasts as provided by the Growth Plan.

c. The proposal does not conform to Council adopted OPA No. 231 and SASP 447 which sets outs a new planning framework for the site and addresses land use compatibility issues. Despite Council’s adoption of OPA No. 231 that allows for the redesignation of a portion of the site to Mixed Use Areas and the introduction of residential uses subject to conditions, this application seeks broader land use policies through the elimination of all site-specific restrictions as they relate to residential uses. Specifically, it eliminates the restrictions on maximum residential building heights and minimum residential building setbacks from the adjacent rail corridor included in SASP 447 to minimize adverse impacts from nearby industrial uses and the rail corridor.

d. The proposal does not include a strategy to address land uses capability issues that are known to exist in the area due to the proximity of the adjacent rail corridor and existing employment uses. This could result in a potential future residential development that would require mitigation measures that may not contribute to an appropriate or safe living environment as demonstrated by the conceptual development submitted in support of the subject application.

e. While the submitted development concept does not form part of the amendment to the Official Plan being requested, it does provide information regarding how the proposed land use changes may relate to a potential future development and be accommodated on the site. As currently proposed, the conceptual development proposal does not conform to the Official Plan, is inconsistent with Council approved guidelines for Tall Buildings and fails to address compatibility issues with adjoining land uses and as a result would not provide for an appropriate living environment.
Background Information (Community Council)
(January 26, 2015) Official Plan Amendment – Supplementary Report – 6 Lloyd Avenue and 195, 181, 179, 177, 175, 171, 169, 167, 165, 163 and 161 Mulock Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-75065.pdf)

Sarah Doucette , Frances Nunziata, , Joe Mihevc are the only 3 GJA single registrants for City Councillor the 2014 election in their wards

St. Clair Ave Study – Old Weston Rd & Blackthorn Ave / Spring Grove Ave & National Rubber Technologies

source, http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-63365.pdf

source, http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-63365.pdf

 

 

 

 

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National Rubber Technologies  is again concerned about residential development in the local area around their factory. This firm which is a large recycler producing engineered products and materials derived from recycled rubber. The company is also one of the last major industrial employers in the Greater Junction Area, operating a difficult to relocate plant with large process equipment.

As a city we need a firm capable of dealing with the mass of tires and other rubber products than need to be recycled rather than taken to a landfill site. A video of the plants operations is below. NRT ‘s Toronto tire recycling plant has the capacity to process over 3 million used tires annually as well as industrial scrap from tire plants that would otherwise end up in landfill. (source NRT company fact sheet accessed Jan. 11/2013)

However the some people in the community have difficulty with this plant being situated in the the Junction area, stating odours and activity at the plant effect their enjoyment and use of their property and community.

Below are excerpts from various city documents that reflect on this firm.

 

 


all text below in this 1st extract from this city document
Summary
This report recommends approval of a modification to Official Plan Amendment No. 84 related to the St. Clair Avenue Study for the segment of St. Clair Avenue West between Old Weston Road and Blackthorn Avenue / Spring Grove Avenue. This is the remaining portion of the St. Clair Avenue Study (Bathurst Street to Keele Street) to be implemented and is the subject of an appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board by National Rubber Technologies Corporation.

In October 2009, City Council approved Official Plan Amendment No. 84 and Zoning By-law 1103-2009 to implement the findings and recommendations of the City-initiated St. Clair Avenue Study conducted for the segment of St. Clair Avenue West between Bathurst Street and Keele Street. The area between Old Weston Road and Blackthorn Avenue / Spring Grove Avenue was originally included in the initial recommendations on the St. Clair Avenue Study. Subsequent approved recommendations excluded the portions of the implementing Official Plan applying to the area and the area was excluded entirely from Zoning By-law 1103-2009 to permit staff to investigate potential odour impacts from a nearby industry on residential buildings that could be developed under the original proposed zoning with heights greater than 16 m. This was done in response to a letter received from the solicitors for National Rubber Technologies Corporation (NRT) at 35 Cawthra Avenue, who advised that taller residential buildings along this segment of St. Clair Avenue West may be impacted by air emissions from the operation of this facility.

The Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendments were enacted by Council in October 2009 and appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) by NRT. The OMB has approved OPA No. 84 and Zoning By-law 1103-2009 for the St. Clair Avenue corridor between Bathurst Street and Blackthorn/Spring Grove Avenues. However, the appeal to OPA No. 84 as it applies to the segment of St. Clair Avenue West between Old Weston Road and Blackthorn/Spring Grove Avenues remains outstanding.

The proposed modification to Official Plan Amendment No. 84 discussed in this report establishes a framework to address the concerns raised in the appeal by National Rubber Technologies while also facilitating redevelopment opportunities in the area.

The proposed modification establishes the policy framework for City Council to enact a Zoning By-law containing an “H” holding symbol and establishes the permitted height for residential development once the “H” holding symbol is removed. The proposed modification will also establish all the requirements that must be met before City Council should lift the “H” holding symbol. The proposed modification provides an appropriate policy framework to accommodate residential uses in proximity to employment uses and to guide development and promote intensification in keeping with the general intent and vision of the St. Clair Avenue Study.

Authorization is sought for City staff to attend the Ontario Municipal Board to settle the outstanding appeal to Official Plan Amendment No. 84 by supporting a modification to this Amendment which includes an area specific policy for the western segment of St. Clair Avenue West (Attachment 1). Further direction is also sought to bring forward a Zoning By-law Amendment to implement the modification once it is approved by the OMB.

 

The text below is from this city report

Ministry of the Environment Planning staff met and corresponded with representatives from the Ministry of the Environment to gain a better understanding of how odour complaints are addressed by the Ministry. Ministry staff explained that odour emissions are regulated under the Environmental Protection Act (“EPA”) and industries that emit an odour are required to have Certificates of Approval to operate. Under the EPA, industries may be ordered by the Ministry to take measures to prevent or reduce the risk of odour emissions from their facility and may be prosecuted if the industry causes an adverse effect. An odour is considered an adverse effect if it results in the loss of enjoyment of a person’s property.
For example, should a resident detect an odour on a regular basis from their property (i.e., on a balcony, in a backyard or through an open widow) they can claim it is causing an adverse effect and file a complaint with the Ministry of the Environment

If a complaint is received the Ministry is required to investigate and if an odour is
detected the industry is required to address the issue to the Ministry’s satisfaction. Ministry staff explained that all mitigation must be undertaken at the source (industrial site) where the odour is originating, however feasible. In addition, mitigation measures incorporated into the design of a future residential building or utilizing warning clauses in agreements are not considered suitable measures for addressing odour issues and will not protect an industry from possible investigation or prosecution by the Ministry. In written correspondence to the City, the Ministry of the Environment noted that “there is no measuring device that can be used by Ministry staff when responding to odour complaints to ascertain a specific level. The odour unit measurement is a qualitative measure as opposed to a quantitative one and as a result, it is not measured in the field.
Most typically, a Minsitry officer responding to an odour complaint will assess the
severity of it and use their judgement to determine a course of action for having it dealt with.” Ministry staff have also advised that NRT does have a history of odour complaints where Ministry staff investigated and NRT was required to address the matter to the Ministry’s satisfaction.

The Provincial Policy Statement (PPS) sets out the vision for Ontario’s land use planning
system and states that strong communities, a clean and healthy environment and a strong
economy are inextricably linked. Long-term prosperity, environmental health and social well-being depend on wisely managing change and promoting efficient land use and development patterns that support strong, liveable and healthy communities, protect the environment and public health and facilitate economic growth. To achieve efficient development and land use patterns, Section 1.1.1 of the PPS states that healthy, liveable and safe communities are sustained by promoting development which sustains the financial well-being of the municipality, by accommodating an appropriate range and mix of uses and by avoiding development and land use patterns which may cause concerns. In addition, Section 1.7.1(e) of the PPS states that long-term economic prosperity should be supported by planning so that major facilities, including industries, and sensitive land uses are appropriately designed, buffered and/or separated
from each other to prevent adverse effects from odour, noise and of the contaminants, and minimize risk to public health and safety.

 

Council APPROVED 6 Lloyd Ave plans for Mix Use Residential Employment ‘Office/Art School/Restaurant

Thks to reader Manny to alerting the blog to this.

So we get a much needed condo…

Renderings from the Stanton Renaissance web site

Renderings of the Junction site condo  from the Stanton Renaissance web site

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…and some of the making and creating area back, 

although much newer than the old paint factory which sat on the site…

 

Benjamin Moore sat on the 6 Lloyd Avenue May 5th 2007 afternoon

Benjamin Moore sat on the 6 Lloyd Avenue May 5th 2007 afternoon

Wow, residential which is great of course but the requirement of building space for  – arts school, creative arts studio, art gallery, theatre, office, retail outlet, farmer’s market, museum and restaurant/cafe, is what is is going to change the character and people activity of the Mulock Ave/Lloyd Ave area.  Coupling this with the probable opening of a organic supermarket at the 43 Junction Rd site, the community could have its own Leadenhall Market – although outside, new city art and craft area, which the city needs as most of the others have been removed for condo development.

Great News City of Toonto Council APPROVED 6 LLOYD AVENUE development plans for 2/3 Mix Use Residential ‘North End’ and 1/3 Employment ‘Office/Art School/Restaurant/etc…’ South End of the vacant land.

http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2013.PG28.2

City Council adopted this item on December 16, 2013

 

With respect to 6 Lloyd Avenue:

 

i.          Deleting the staff recommendation with respect to 6 Lloyd Avenue and replacing with the following:

              

               “Based on the criteria in the Growth Plan, the Provincial Policy Statement and the Official Plan policies, Council convert the northern two thirds of the lands known as 6 Lloyd Avenue from Employment Areas and redesignate them to Mixed Use Areas and retain the southern one third of the existing employment lands at 6 Lloyd Avenue by designating them General Employment Areas.

 

ii.         Modifying Map 2 in Appendix 1 to delete the northern two-thirds of 6 Lloyd Avenue from the area shown as an Employment Area.

 

iii.        Modifying Map 33 in Appendix 1 by redesignating the northern two thirds of 6 Lloyd Avenue from Core Employment Areas to Mixed Use Areas.  The remaining one third of the lands are to remain designated as General Employment Area.

 

iv.        Adding a new Site and Area Specific Policy 447 for the lands municipally known as 6 Lloyd in 2012 to:

 

a.         Require a minimum of 4,000 square metres of commercial and/or office space be constructed on the southerly one third of the lands municipally known in 2012 as 6 Lloyd Avenue and that this development occur:

 

1.         prior to or concurrently with, any residential development on the remainder of the lands.

 

2.          along at least 50% of the Lloyd Avenue frontage;

 

3.         at a minimum height of 10m;

 

4.        permitted uses on the southerly one third of the lands include arts school, creative arts studio, art gallery, theatre, office, retail outlet, farmer’s market, museum and restaurant/cafe.

 

b.         Secure the 4,000 square metres of commercial and/or office space to be constructed on the southerly one third of the lands municipally known in 2012 as 6 Lloyd Avenue by way of a Section 37 Agreement and/or Plan of Subdivision, or any other means determined by the City.

 

c.         Permit residential uses to a maximum building height of 16.5 metres and subject to a Holding (“H”) symbol on the northerly two thirds of the lands municipally known in 2012 as 6 Lloyd Avenue, provided any residential building is set back a minimum of 30 metres from the adjacent rail corridor.  The Holding symbol shall apply only to the northerly two thirds of the land.

 

d.         Enactment of a Zoning By-law that incorporates a Holding (“H”) symbol defining and incorporating the conditions that must be satisfied prior to the removal of the Holding (“H”) symbol.
 
 
 

The 6 Lloyd company – the developer Stanton Renaissance

 

As the 6 Lloyd site will probably be just as big or than the Heintzman Place development – which has turned out to be a great boon to the Junction community, the blog though it would interesting to post some of the information about the developer of the site. Stanton Renaissance  highlights on its web site the leadership of Louie Santaguida, it is a major thrust of the text on the firms website is the characteristic management of the company by this seemingly driven individual. The  Heintzman Place development was also developed by a driven leader .  Brownfield developments often need driven and idealistic developers to be built,  before Options for Homes Michel Labbé stepped in the Heintzman Place was a empty and disused old Canadian Tire retail store building.

Photo credit - Youtude screen cap from Luigi Santaguida 2010 Ryerson  Alumni Achievement Award Recipient

Photo credit – Youtude screen cap from Luigi Santaguida 2010 Ryerson Alumni Achievement Award Recipient

 Mr Santaguida certainly knowns the 6 Lloyd Ave site as one of the former companies –  the Terrasan Group  cleaned up the old paint factory site.

The 6 Lloyd Avenue nee Benjamin Moore site

The 6 Lloyd Avenue nee Benjamin Moore site

 

If the city decides to change the zoning of the site to allow the construction of condos, hopefully with the condition of a light industrial component, this developer may just get the lot back as part of the community.

The blog really wants to stress how  important for this site and the community the dual use of residential and real light industrial/commercial use is. Mixing these two types of use will be creating a balanced community and probably lead to greater revitalization of the Mulock Ave/ old Weston Rd area with lighter industry and more residential/commercial  uses.

All text in italics from the Stanton Renaissance website.

With Louie Santaguida at its helm, Stanton Renaissance has carved a unique position within the new development community in Toronto, the GTA and southern Ontario. No ordinary developer, this is a company with deep roots in the revitalization of land; with vast experience in the transformation of spoiled land into viable, green and ultimately buildable land. The company specializes in the transformation of dysfunctional areas – particularly communities with unrealized social, environmental and economic potential.  These are the communities that turn on Mr. Santaguida’s juice – the more challenging, the better! His vision is extraordinary; where most see urban rot and ugliness, Louie Santaguida sees vibrancy, growth, potential and success!

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This is the face of Stanton Renaissance. The company is run by Louie Santaguida and it is his vision that has created perhaps the most unique development company in Canada. Stanton Renaissance embodies Louie’s philosophy and unrelenting drive.

With his background in chemical engineering, Louie’s career has included stints in environmental clean- up, construction, development and even a foray into creating the perfect snack chip! What’s Cooking Louie had perfected beet, sweet potato and Yukon Gold chips long before they became staples in Canadian supermarkets.

Louie has worked on some of Toronto’s most well-known properties including Sky Dome, Air Canada Centre and The World Trade Centre to name just a few.

Louie Santaguida is a visionary. He has an uncanny ability to transform properties from dysfunctional, derelict areas into beautiful, viable, exciting residential communities that redefine neighbourhoods and provide residents with exceptional value and lifestyle options. Always located around public transportation hubs, the people who live in a Stanton Renaissance community often do so without the need of a car. Buildings are built with the ultimate in green technology and are always environmentally responsible.

Presently, Stanton Renaissance is developing numerous sites throughout Toronto and the GTA as well as southern Ontario.

With Louie Santaguida in charge, there is no question that the communities he takes on will be transformed into fabulous places to live, work and play.

Here is some information on another of the firms projects,

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On The Go Mimico features contemporary design with unobstructed views of the lake and city, the latest finishing features, large stylish balconies, Italian designed and manufactured gourmet kitchens with Caesar Stone countertops, gorgeous backsplashes, stylish stainless steel appliances and one of the most exciting new technologies that will save residents significant money on heating and cooling costs. On The Go Mimico will incorporate Toronto’s first high rise integrated GeoExchange and Cogeneration technology that works with nature to borrow the energy from the earth in the winter and put it back in the summer, redirecting and recycling to where it is needed. In fact residents at On The Go Mimico will save around 30% on utility costs and on monthly condo fees because of this progressive and innovative technology.

Of course, On The Go Mimico has other important features too – an accessible green roof with BBQs, an eco-carwash, a pet grooming station, a high tech gym with yoga and Pilates studios and a very hip Party Room. There will also be a gourmet fine food store, espresso and coffee bar, meeting rooms and guest suites to accommodate overnight visitors. Surrounded by the warm and friendly community of Mimico, (identified as Toronto’s top emerging community and one of the ten best places to live in the GTA) residents will enjoy an eclectic variety of shops, bakeries, cafes and restaurants as well as lush parks and lakefront trails.

But the big story here is the opportunity to live literally “on the GO” for tens of thousands of dollars less than living in the downtown core.

To create a fitting Presentation Centre for On The Go Mimico, Stanton Renaissance refurbished Mimico’s circa 1916 CN rail station, located in Coronation Park on Royal York Road. When the Presentation Centre is no longer needed, the company will return the rail station’s interior to its original design and give it back to the community as a historical rail museum.

The condominium features 242 suites from 537 sq. ft. to 2,700 sq. ft. including two levels of 11-foot high ceiling penthouses. Prices start in the mid $200’s.

www.onthegomimico.com

St Clair Avenue West between Keele Street and Old Weston Road construction Nov 25th to May 11

Thks to blog reader Manny for posting this in the comments.

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Some partial work for the road widening has already started

• Sidewalk on the south side of St Clair Avenue West between Keele Street and Old Weston Road will be closed from November 18 to Dec 20, 2013.

November 14, 2013

St. Clair Avenue West Construction
Avenue Road to Gunn’s Road
Start Date: November 25, 2013 – End Date: May 11, 2014
In November 2013 the City of Toronto will carry out construction activities on St Clair Avenue west
between Avenue Road and Gunn’s Road including road widening and partial sidewalk repairs.
Construction Details – orange highlighted are Junction areas parts
Delta Bingo (west of Old Weston Road) road realignment / widening on St Clair West, including pole
relocation and street lighting relocation in front of Delta Bingo,

new planter at the TTC Shelter
construction at St Clair West and Dufferin St, pole removals, curb nose adjustment,

poetry on the street installation,

new street lighting installation on existing poles at Avenue Road and St Clair,

BIA street lights at McRoberts and St Clair, Trunk Watermain connections to the district main at two

locations, Gunn’s Loop directional bore and partial Sidewalk Reconstruction.
Traffic Restrictions
• Minimum of one traffic lane at each direction will be maintained at all times.
• Sidewalk on the south side of St Clair Avenue West between Keele Street and Old Weston Road
will be closed from November 18 to Dec 20, 2013.
Work Hours
The City Contractor’s work hours are expected to be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Friday, and from 9
a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends, with work after hours as required. After-hours work by the contractor in
coordination with TTC is required to support the daytime construction and complete the project as
quickly as possible.
Parking Restrictions & Pedestrian Access
On-street parking will not be permitted in the active work zones. Safety barricade fencing will be
placed to provide a safe barrier between the work and pedestrians. Pedestrian access to businesses
and walkways will be maintained on both sides of all roads during construction. The contractor will
further notify businesses of any other temporary disruptions.
For More Information
Project web-pages: http://www.toronto.ca/improvements/ward11.htm

150 Symes Road proposed – Amendment No. 231 to the Official Plan Designations and Mapping for Employment Areas

150 Symes Road city plan chnage image All text proposed – Amendment No. 231 to the Official Plan of the City of Toronto with respect to the Economic Health Policies and the Policies, Designations and Mapping for Employment Areas  Page 69

 

Chapter 7, Site and Area Policies, is amended by adding Site and Area Specific Policy No. 425 for the lands known municipally in 2012 as 150 Symes Road, as follows:   In addition to all the uses provided for in the Core Employment Areas designation the following uses shall be permitted: a) Service commercial, and indoor recreational and entertainment uses are permitted through the enactment of a zoning by-law; b) Institutional uses, including post-secondary trade schools that are ancillary to and/or supportive of the site’s employment uses are also permitted through the enactment of a zoning by-law; c) The above noted uses are potentially sensitive uses. Prior to the enactment of any zoning by-law amendment a study will be submitted by the applicant that evaluates, to the satisfaction of the City in consultation with the Ministry of the Environment, how the potentially sensitive use would affect the ability of existing and planned industrial, warehouse, utility, transportation and city yard uses along Glen Scarlett Road to carry out normal business activities.   The study also evaluate whether the anticipated users will potentially be subject to adverse effects from on-site contamination or from odour, noise and other contaminants that are discharged from existing and planned industrial, warehouse, utility, transportation and city yard uses along Glen Scarlett Road.   d) The applicant shall submit studies demonstrating to the City’s satisfaction that there will be no, or minimal impacts related to the redevelopment of the site on the residential area located to the south. The study will assess, among other matters as identified during the application process, impacts associated with traffic, parking and noise and identify any mitigation measures to be undertaken by the applicant.”

 

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The Lloyd Avenue lot, pictures of the current huge site as it sits

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This huge site, has been vacant after the removal of the old Paint factory and what? 6 houses from the site.  Looking for information on the city’s site brings up no new information from the past 12 mths.

 

 

St. Clair West / Metrolinx Grade Separation 2015 to 2018 project period

Just a reminder the St. Clair West / Metrolinx Grade Separation under pass widening just east of Keele St. will be a project run thru 2015 to 2018 and cost $32,000,000. It is a needed and great enhancement, but will begin just after the Stockyards mall is completed thus continuing the construction in the area.

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Link to PDF of above image, st clair weston road bridge cost and date PDF

Renaming of Runnymede Park to Malta Park considered by City Council on October 8, 2013

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That Etobicoke York Community Council direct staff to report back on the feasibility of renaming Runnymede Park in Ward 11 to Malta Park pursuant to the City of Toronto naming policy and further to rename the current Malta Park in Ward 13 to another appropriate name.

 

  • This item will be considered by Etobicoke York Community Council on September 10, 2013. It will be considered by City Council on October 8, 2013, subject to the actions of the Etobicoke York Community Council.