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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, September 21, 2011


After aggressively blocking public objections in the courts and in the absence of any meaningful City or Provincial vigilance, Dunpar earlier this year successfully gained ownership of the G-zoned, lakefill waterfront portion of the site for a mere registration fee of about seventy bucks.  The land was handed over by our Provincial land watchdog (the Land Registry Office) without a public hearing and without any answers to the many questions and concerns the community still has.

It was expected that Dunpar would return to the Ontario Municipal Board this coming November with their absolute title in order to continue the appeal.  They have, instead, decided to withdraw (See Councillor Grimes' communication below).

We have been advised today by the City Solicitor  that Dunpar's solicitor has made the following statement to the Ontario Municipal Board:

"...given the passage of time since the adjournment of the hearing they ( Dunpar)  have concluded that they wish to consider alternative development options for the property and as a result they do not wish to re-start the hearing.  As  a result I have been instructed to advise that they are withdrawing their outstanding appeals filed with the Board involving this property (Board Files No. PL090404 and PL090405)." 

We do not have any further information regarding Dunpar's intention for this site. At this time there are no additional, new or changes to this  development applications on file with the City for 51 Lake Shore Drive

Councillor Grimes 

Mr. Zanini's next application to build on that property must conform to the City's Official Plan and its Zoning Bylaws and must include genuine consideration of the community's wishes through a sincere and open consultation process!

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