The city’s Ashbridge Precinct urban design guidelines will have an impact on future development on Queen Street from Leslie to Coxwell. You can comment by e-mail or in person at City Hall next Tuesday January 19.
Some of you may have participated in community meetings on this topic at S.H. Armstrong. See the city’s Ashbridge Precinct page for the history of this study. One of the city staff recommendations: “research and evaluate properties on Queen Street East in the Ashbridge Precinct, located between Leslie Street to Coxwell Avenue, for inclusion on the City’s Heritage Register.”
See the city staff report: Queen Street East/Ashbridge Precinct Planning Study-
City-Initiated Official Plan Amendment and Urban Design Guidelines– Final Report
It will be on the agenda at the January 19 meeting of Toronto and East York Community Council, 10 a.m., Committee Room 1, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen West.
See the Ashbridge Precinct agenda item which says:
“This report summarizes the outcome of the Queen Street East/Ashbridge Precinct Planning Study; provides a draft City-initiated Official Plan Amendment for the study area; and recommends approval of the area-specific Queen Street East/Ashbridge Precinct Urban Design Guidelines to guide development within the study area.”
The City Planning Division recommends that:
1. City Council amend the Official Plan, for the lands fronting on Queen Street East between Leslie Street and Coxwell Avenue substantially in accordance with the draft Official Plan Amendment attached as Attachment No. 4 to the report (December 15, 2015) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.
2. City Council adopt the Urban Design Guidelines attached as Attachment No. 5 to the report (December 15, 2015) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.
3. City Council request the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning Division to research and evaluate properties on Queen Street East in the Ashbridge Precinct, located between Leslie Street to Coxwell Avenue, for inclusion on the City’s Heritage Register.
4. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the draft Official Plan Amendment as may be required.”
These are the guidelines that will shape the future development of the area. This meeting is your last chance to be heard regarding this very important issue. You may also submit written comments.
To address the Toronto and East York Community Council in person or in writing contact : City Clerk, Attention Rosalind Dyers, Administrator, Toronto and East York Community Council, 100 Queen St. West, 2nd floor,Toronto M5H 2N2 email: firstname.lastname@example.org fax 416 397-0111.
If you plan to make comments at the meeting call the City Clerk’s office by 12 p.m. on Monday January 18, 2016 — 416-392-7033.
Next step would be consideration by City Council on February 3, 2016, subject to the actions of the Toronto and East York Community Council.