Sunshine Valley Authorized for Study as a Potential Heritage Conservation District

At its meeting of July 4th, 2017 Toronto City Council authorized a study be undertaken of Sunshine Valley as a potential Heritage Conservation District (HCD). The authorized study area is located in East York, northeast of the intersection of St. Clair Avenue East and O’Connor Drive.

Sunshine Valley is one of three identified neighbourhoods in Toronto designed and built by Wartime Housing Limited, and retains a significant number of the 197 clapboard sided Victory Houses constructed for returning World War II veterans and their families. The area maintains a strong connection to this history, as evidenced through the houses, street names, and the memories of first, second and third generation residents.

Sunshine Valley will be be considered in the next round of prioritization conducted by City Planning to determine which of the 12 authorized HCD nominations will proceed.

The Agenda Item and Staff Report can be found at the link below:

http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2017.TE25.26


Baby Point HCD Study – Community Advisory Group Meeting #1

On June 26th and 27th the Baby Point HCD Study Community Advisory Groups met at Humbercrest United Church. The decision to convene two separate neighbourhood advisory groups (one for Baby Point and one for Old Millside) was requested at the first community consultation meeting, held on March 27th.

The objectives of the advisory group meetings were to:

  • provide an update on the HCD Study
  • Review and confirm the advisory group Terms of Reference
  • Present the results of preliminary data collection, and review feedback from the first community consultation meeting
  • Discuss elements of significance and areas of concern with respect to heritage priorities within the neighbourhood

The discussion at both advisory group meetings contributed useful information for the project team on the features that define the Old Millside and Baby Point neighbourhoods, and provided an opportunity for community members to ask questions of clarification regarding the HCD Study process. Meeting summaries will be posted online in the coming weeks.

The agendas and presentations for both advisory group meetings can be downloaded below:

Old Millside – Agenda

Old Millside – Presentation

Baby Point – Agenda

Baby Point – Presentation

Material provided to advisory group members prior to the meeting included:

Heritage Conservation Districts in Toronto: Policies, Procedures, and Terms of Reference

The Rise of Heritage Conservation Districts (article)

The Economic Value of Heritage Districts

Ontario Heritage Toolkit: Heritage Conservation Districts

Garden District Heritage Conservation District Plan

 


West Queen West Planning Study Community Consultation Meeting

On June 26, 2017, City Planning staff hosted the community consultation meeting for the West Queen West Planning Study at the Theatre Centre. At this meeting, City staff presented the progress of the West Queen West HCD Study and started a conversation about how the West Queen West area can change and grow over time.

Presentation materials are now available for download.

Click here  to download the presentation.


Toronto Preservation Board Endorses the King-Spadina Heritage Conservation District Plan

The Toronto Preservation Board endorsed the King-Spadina Heritage Conservation District Plan at its meeting on June 22, 2017, and the designation the area as a Heritage Conservation District under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act.

The King-Spadina HCD and Plan will proceed to Toronto and East York Community Council on September 6, 2017.

The staff report and HCD Plan can be downloaded from the link below: http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2017.PB24.1


Toronto Preservation Board Endorses the West Queen West HCD Study

The Toronto Preservation Board endorsed the West Queen West Heritage Conservation District Study at its meeting on June 22, 2017. The board voted to support the development of two HCD Plans: the West Queen West HCD and the Parkdale Main Street HCD.

The Board also endorsed the establishment of a Community Advisory Group prior to the commencement of each of the HCD Plans, as well as the identification and preliminary evaluation of any potential HCD in or around the Parkdale Residential area.

The staff report and HCD Study can be downloaded from the link below: http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2017.PB24.2


Proceeding from Study to Plan Phase for the Proposed West Queen West and Parkdale Main Street HCDs

The Toronto Preservation Board will consider a staff recommendation to proceed from the Study Phase to the Plan Phase of the proposed West Queen West and Parkdale Main Street HCDs at its meeting on June 22nd, 2017.

The Toronto Preservation Board meeting will be held on Thursday, June 22nd at Toronto City Hall in Committee Room 2, beginning at 9:30 AM.

The staff report and HCD Study can be downloaded from the link below:
http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2017.PB24.2


King-Spadina HCD Recommended for Designation

The Toronto Preservation Board will consider a staff recommendation to designate the King-Spadina Heritage Conservation District (HCD) under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act at its meeting on June 22nd, 2017, and to adopt the King-Spadina HCD Plan.

The designation of King-Spadina as an HCD and adoption of the HCD Plan will manage change within the district to conserve the area’s cultural heritage value through the implementation of contextual policies and guidelines.

The Toronto Preservation Board meeting will be held on Thursday, June 22nd at Toronto City Hall in Committee Room 2, beginning at 9:30 AM.

The HCD Plan will then proceed to Toronto and East York Community Council on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at Toronto City Hall in Committee Room 1 at 9:30 AM.

The staff report and HCD Plan can be downloaded from the link below:

http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2017.PB24.1