CITY PLANNING FILE NUMBER

08 192870 WET 06 OZ
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This blog was set up by neighbours concerned about development on this site. There is currently a proposal to build seven four storey units (six semis and one single) that would greatly reduce public views of the lake, is partially on green space and lakeside "hazardous lands" and is totally out of character with the neighbourhood. This would require a huge amendment to Toronto's Official Plan and zoning by-laws.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

OMB OFFICIAL NOTICE OF RECOMMENCEMENT OF HEARING ON JUNE 14/2010


LAKESHORE PLANNING COUNCIL LETTER TO COUNCILLOR GRIMES


LAKESHORE PLANNING COUNCIL
185 FIFTH STREET, TORONTO ON M8V 2Z5

February 26, 2010

Councillor Grimes
Toronto City Hall
100 Queen Street West,
Suite C48 Toronto, ON
 
Dear Councillor Grimes,

Re:  51 Lake Shore Drive & Potential Waterfront Park

At a meeting held on February 11, 2010, the Lakeshore Planning Council (LPC) members discussed the 51 Lake Shore Drive redevelopment proposal and its most recent developments.  Two conflicting surveys of the same property, entered as evidence at a recent hearing of the Ontario Municipal Board, necessitated clarification as to ownership.

The LPC members have always supported access to the water’s edge through connection of publicly accessible open spaces and the expansion of the waterfront trail.  In the event that the water’s edge at 51 Lake Shore Drive is owned by the Crown or a public agency, we would ask that these properties be retained for public open space uses.

We would welcome an opportunity to transform the water’s edge at 51, 41 and 33 Lake Shore Drive into a waterfront-type promenade if future research reveals that the water’s edge at these locations is in fact owned by a public agency.  We ask that the City take action to secure these lands for future public uses. 
                                                                                                                                     ...                  Thanking you in advance for your attention to this very important endeavour.

Sincerely,

Richard Ciupa, Acting Chairperson
Lakeshore Planning Council

cc: Honourable Laurel Broten, MPP Etobicoke-Lakeshore
Honourable Linda Jeffrey, Minister of Natural Resources
Mayor David Miller, City of Toronto
Michael Ignatieff, MP Etobicoke-Lakeshore
Mark Rapus, Senior Planner TRCA
Brian Haley, City of Toronto Counsel
Chris Hislop, Aggregate Inspector Ministry of Natural Resources


Friday, March 12, 2010

TODAY'S OMB PRE-HEARING CONFERENCE REF LAND TITLE


Today was the OMB prehearing conference for the adjudicator to review Dunpar’s progress with resolving the significant discrepancy issue between the 1909 and 2006 surveys of the property.  On December 2009, the developer applied to the Director of Land Titles for absolute title and, to date, that has not been resolved.   
The Ministry of Natural Resources, as an adjacent landowner, has commented on the application and is in discussion with Dunpar over a claim they have, as a public body, on some of the lakefill portion of the site.  Through our political representatives, the community has requested that the Province and the City secure any surplus land identified in this claim for public realm parkland as indicated by the G zoning in the City’s records and the policies of the Official Plan.
Dunpar believes that an agreement or a hearing will determine title by May 21st.  If that occurs, the developer will submit to the parties at the OMB hearing (the City, TRCA and Ken Tilden) a title reference plan and a revised site drawing with any updated measurements and statistics.
The continuation of the OMB hearing has been set for 10 a.m. June 14th and is scheduled for nine days with the same adjudicator, Mr. Aker.  Depositions and exhibits submitted last November still stand and the 16 participants are still recorded and able to speak in June. A speaking schedule for participants will be set on the first day for later in the week.