Category Archives: Honest Ed’s Mirvish Village Redevelopment

SVRA Special Presentation + Meeting Residential/Neighbourhood Planning​ and the Committee of Adjustment

A friendly reminder of the Seaton Village Residents’ Association meeting and special presentation with Robert Brown –  TONIGHT!

 
Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm
Location: Vermont Square Long Term Care facility 914 Bathurst St (at Barton Ave) 
Please join the SVRA and your neighbours for a very special evening with Robert Brown, former Chair and longtime panel member with the Committee of Adjustment

 
 
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From 2007 -2015, Robert sat on panel (A) of the Committee of Adjustment for Toronto and East York. In 2015 Robert assumed the Chair for Panel A of the COA. Robert is also the former Chair of the Annex Residents’ Association and continues to work in an advisory role on local planning applications with the ARA and the Harbord Village Residents’ Association.
 
Come learn about residential planning: where to start –  the City of Toronto’s residential Planning process, applying to the COA, how to effectively communicate with neighbours about your own or your neighbour’s residential planning application, understanding the COA process, the role of your residents’ association and City Councillor in the process and more. Learn from a home renovation expert/contractor and engineer how to navigate your home reno and the COA. 
New to Residential Planning is the Toronto Local Appeals Board which is replacing the OMB for contested residential COA applications. Robert will walk us through this new process. 
 
The Seaton Village RA is  Neighbourhood “Visioning” plan: this includes residential and commercial development + local traffic and safety initiatives – please join us to learn more and be a part of the group!
Other business for this meeting will include:
  • an update on traffic and safety initiatives underway;
  • an update on the Dupont St corridor development following the May 4 meeting with developers, the City Planning Staff and Councillors Cressy and Layton + next steps with Mirvish Village
  • April 12 SVRA Meeting minutes – for approval. Attached. 
We look forward to seeing you and having you a part of our discussion! 
 
 
From Toronto Star
Wednesday, May 17: Read –  OMB Reform praised as “bold” boon to local democracy 
Tuesday, May 16: Chris Hume on the Mirvish Village development:  ReadHow to avoid the next St James Town
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Westbank development proposal for Honest Ed’s and Mirvish Village site adopted at Toronto East York Community Council April 4, 2017

Westbank Development of Honest Ed’s and Mirvish Village: For the latest information on Westbank’s Plans you can also refer to the MVTG – Mirvish Village Task Group’s – website. Members of the SVRA participate with this group along with members of PARA (Palmerston Area RA), the HVRA (Harbord Village RA) and the ARA (Annex RA): http://www.mirvishvillagetg.org/home/

 The most recent plans – with motions from Councillors Layton and Cressy – were adopted at the TEYCC on April 4, 2017. The next round of approvals will be at City Council on April 26, 2017

http://www.mirvishvillagetg.org/home/for-the-record-westbank-proposal-adopted-at-teycc/

You can read MVTG and PARA’s deputations here: Presentation to TEYCC 04.04.17 HVRA’s deputation here: TEYCC Westbank final  SVRA’s deputation here: SVRA Deputation WB TEYCC April 4 2017

To watch the full meeting, which includes a ten minute presentation by Graig Uens summing up three years of work on this project by City Planning, comments from the councillors and deputations from a diversity of citizens, click here and move the time marker to 1:02.29, Item 23.6 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2kPIOBxLE0

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SVRA Meeting Wednesday, April 12 2017

SVRA Meeting  –  Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm

Location: St Albans Boys and Girls Club, upstairs in the AV room (midway down hall on right side)

Agenda

Other Business:

  • April 22 – Vermont Square Park Community Cleanup!
  • Compost + Ward 20 Environment Days,
  • Westbank – Honest Ed’s/ Mirvish Village Redevelopment update

Have a great idea for a local project? Would you like to volunteer and want to learn how? Questions? Would you like to add to the agenda? Please send us a message: seatonvillagetoronto@gmail.com

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Revised Planning Application for Honest Ed’s Mirvish Village + Community Consultation Meeting

Revised Planning Application for Honest Ed’s Mirvish Village + Community Consultation Meeting

Revised Submission – May 19, 2016

The revised submission for the Mirvish Village/Honest Ed’s Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment application was submitted late last week. The supporting materials are now posted to the City’s Application Information Centre web page. The link below will take you to a site describing the revised application.  Please click the “supporting documentation” tab for links to all pdfs submitted in support of the application to date. Please be sure to note the date of submission. The May 19, 2016 items represent the new submission.

http://app.toronto.ca/DevelopmentApplications/associatedApplicationsList.do?action=init&folderRsn=3785237&isCofASearch=false

The project specific website is updated with this new information.

 

Want to learn more:

Hon_Eds_Mirvish_CM_Notice_June_13_2016-page-001For information on the revised proposal, please visit www.toronto.ca/planning/mirvishvillage 

City Planner Contact: Graign Uens, guens@toronto.ca  416-397-4647; Toronto and East York District, 100 Queen St W – floor 18 E

Ward Councillor Contact: Mike Layton Ward 19 – Trinity – Spadina, councillor_layton@toronto.ca 416-392-4009

Ward 20 City Councillor Joe Cressy councillor_cressy@toronto.ca  416 -392 -4044

Information will be collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.  With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record.

Our public meeting locations are wheelchair/mobility device accessible. Other reasonable accommodation or assistive services for persons with disabilities may be provided with adequate notice.  Please contact Graig Uens, at 416-397-4647,guens@toronto.ca no later than one working day prior to the meeting with your request.  The City of Toronto is committed to taking the necessary steps to insure compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005

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Seaton Village Residents’ Association Meeting May 4

Please join the SVRA and community members for an upcoming meeting

Wednesday May 4, 2016

Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm

Location: Christ the Saviour Church, 823 Manning Ave, Toronto, ON M6G 2W7 (we apologize, but this is not a fully accessible facility)

 

Agenda

  • Dupont St mediated outcomes
  • Dupont and Palmerston request for cross walk– gg to Council May 10th
  • Seaton Village Urban Design and Visioning
  • Vermont Square Park – field conditions, public consultations and steps for remediation
  • Fringe Festival Request to consider Monsignor Fraser College for 2017 season – strategies for neighbourhood consultation – May 11 Meeting scheduled (details TBA)
  • Other business: Bike Lanes on Bloor update + Westbank development updates + Rail Safety Town Hall brief

The SVRA welcomes you to bring your neighbourhood concerns and great ideas to the meeting!

Volunteers always needed and wanted – please attend to learn ways to participate

 

Note: Vermont Square Park + Playground community clean up: Saturday May 7 from 10am – 12:30pm

Come to the park and learn more about the STOP’s YIMBY program and Karma Co-op, located in Seaton Village!

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Ward 20 Seaton Village Open House!

 

Ward 20 Seaton Village Open House with Councillor Cressy and Ward 20 staff

Date: March 3, 2016

Drop in Times: 6:00 – 8:00pm

Location: Christ the Saviour Russian Orthodox Church (823 Manning Ave @ Follis)

 

From Councillor Cressy: Come to our neighbourhood Open House to learn about how we are working together in Seaton Village. Join me and City Staff from Community Planning, Transportation Services, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and representatives from Toronto Police Services 14 Division to talk about issues and initiatives and initiatives in Seaton Village and how we can build a better future for our corner of the city.

 

The SVRA will be at the meeting to chat about Seaton Village “Visioning” and Dupont St redevelopment, the Honest Ed’s/Mirvish Village redevelopment, Vermont Square Park, area traffic and safety PLUS SVRA initiatives.

Have a look at the minutes/information from our previous Traffic and Safety meetings, with significant focus on Barton Ave: Barton Ave Traffic and Safety Walkabout and Meeting October 21st October 21st, 2014

Please visit the Seaton Village Residents’ Association SVRA Traffic and Safety webpages: https://seatonvillage.ca/traffic-safety/

 

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MVTG Website for the Honest Ed’s Mirvish Village redevelopment

Want to know what is happening and learn ways you can participate with this important project?

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Please visit the Mirvish Village Task Group website www.mirvishvillagetg.org.

Our purpose is to provide accurate, accessible and up-to-date information on the proposed Honest Ed’s and Mirvish Village redevelopment and on Planning policies and studies impacting the 4 corners of Bathurst and Bloor and environs.

  • Westbank will be revealing their revised proposal for the site in February/March 2016

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