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49 Iona (Elmdale School) - Site Plan Application - Open House

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As you may be aware, there is a Site Plan application currently circulating for 49 Iona, Elmdale School in the Wellington Village area. The application is to permit a two-storey addition to the west of the existing elementary school, and an addition to the north next to the existing gymnasium. Both additions will provide Barrier-Free access to the school. The north addition will include a new elevator providing Barrier-Free access to all above ground new and existing building floors. 

Site development work will include:

• New vehicular parking located fully within school property. This parking lot will be enclosed by fencing to provide separation of vehicles, pedestrians and students. The parking lot will provide adequate space between pavement markings and at each end to allow easy maneuverability. The non-conforming vehicular parking along Iona Street will be removed.

• Barrier-Free parking spaces near the new north addition that includes the elevator.

• New bicycle parking within school property.

• A new main entrance to the school from Iona Street. This will be a Barrier-Free entrance with a new entry plaza giving an opportunity for gathering and collaboration of students and parents.

• A fully fenced new west playground for the kindergarten children.

You can review the Site Plan application further on devapps. You can send any comments on the applications to our office ( and / or, as well as to the lead planner on the file Steve Gauthier ( Please note that feedback can be given up to and after the open house. 

Our office is hosting an open house to discuss this application on Thursday, February 21 at Fisher Park School (cafeteria) from 6:30 to 8:00pm. The applicant's team will be on hand to run through the proposed development, and the lead planner will be available to field process questions. Jeff will facilitate a Q + A which will begin at 7:00pm. 

Thank you and we hope to see you there. 

Posted January 25, 2019