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City Council presentations: June 24

For ease of access, please find attached the presentations made by OPH's Dr. Etches and the City Manager at the City Council meeting of June 24


1655 Carling Ave Development - Zoning By-Law Amendment re-submission

For those following the progress of the Zoning By-Law Amendment for 1655 Carling, please note that there has been a re-submission of the application which can be reviewed here on DevApps. The big change is that the building height has been reduced to 18 storeys based on discussions with staff and UDRP recommendations.


All-or-nothing intensification: the Highcroft case

At the end of May, City Council approved a big new expansion of the area in which the construction of new subdivisions can be built. It was a contentious debate. At the heart of it was the question of intensification: how much is too much? Are residents prepared to make compromises? Can even the new requirement that intensification account for half of growth between now and 2046 be achieved?


Queensway closure upcoming July 2-6

June 23, 2020 - A section of Highway 417 will fully close in both directions from 8 pm on Thursday, July 2 until 6 am on Monday, July 6, resulting in significant traffic impacts. On-ramps between Carling Avenue and Bronson Avenue will also close.

Watch a livestream of the demolition/construction here.


Webinar - 433 & 435 Churchill Ave, 468, 470 & 472 Byron Place Development - Zoning By-Law Amendment Application & Site Plan Control Re-submission

You may recall that an application resubmission has been made for the proposed development at 433 & 435 Churchill Ave, 468, 470, & 472 Byron Place. You can read more about the resubmission details here. 

We are hosting a webinar open house with the community to discuss these changes further. The webinar will be:

Monday, June 29 at 7:00pm


2070 Scott Street Development - Zoning By-Law Amendment and Site Plan Control Application Re-submission

For those following the progress of this development, the applicant has submitted new revised plans and studies. These can be viewed on HERE and are labelled with “2020-06-08”.

The applicant described the 2nd submission highlights as follows:


84-96 Hinton Avenue - Site Plan Control

An updated Site Plan Control application has been submitted to the City for 84-96 Hinton Ave. You can review the details on DevApps. The proposed development will be a mixed-use development with residential and commercial units. A four-storey low rose apartment building with a total of 24 residential units will be constructed on 84-86 Hinton Ave.


Rochester Field construction

Rochester Field will become a busier place in the course of the following months as it becomes the storage and construction area for the LRT. I've received the construction notice and diagram of how it will be configured below.


A way forward on police funding

In the wake of George Floyd's death in the US, councillors have been receiving numerous notes asking Council to reduce the funding made available to police. This is a critical discussion to have. Anti-Black and other forms of racism are systemic and present in all our institutions and society, and we need to continue to address it.


2046 Scott St Development - Zoning By-Law Amendment

City staff have received a Zoning Bylaw Amendment application for the properties located at 2046 and 2050 Scott Street and 295, 299 and 301 Ashton Avenue. The applicant seeks to introduce the appropriate zoning to permit the development of a 30-storey high-rise mixed-use building, which includes a six-storey podium element. The building will contain a ground floor commercial component with a yet to be determined tenant.