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 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


Kensington Market HCD Study Community Consultation Meeting #2

On February 9th, 2017, Heritage Preservation Services hosted the second community consultation meeting for the Kensington Market Heritage Conservation District Study at St. Stephen’s Community House, along with the project team led by Taylor Hazell Architects. Presentation materials are now available for download.

Click here to download the presentation.

Click here to download the display panels.

Click here a summary of community feedback received from the February 9th community consultation meeting.

Please provide any feedback, questions and comments by February 27th, 2017.

You can contact the project team at KensingtonMarketHCD@urbanstrategies.com

You can contact City Staff at Pourya.Nazemi@toronto.ca


Kensington Market HCD Study Stakeholder Advisory Committee Meeting #3

On November 22, 2016, the Kensington Market HCD Stakeholder Advisory Committee met at St. Stephens-in-the-Fields Church for its third meeting. The evening was chaired by facilitator, Melanie Hare (Urban Strategies Inc.) with material presented by heritage consultant, Ellen Kowalchuk (Taylor Hazell Architects).

Click here for an agenda of the meeting.

Click here for a copy of the consultant’s presentation.

Click here for a copy of the meeting summary.


Garden District HCD Plan Adopted by City Council

At its meeting of January 31, 2017, Toronto City Council adopted staff recommendations to designate the Garden District HCD under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act, and to adopt by by-law, the Garden District Heritage Conservation District Plan.

Staff report and recommendations can be found here.

You can find the Plan as adopted by Council on Heritage Preservation Services’ website here.


Kensington Market Heritage Conservation District Study Community Consultation Meeting #2

On Thursday February 9, 2017, the City of Toronto and its consultants, Taylor Hazell Architects, will be holding the final community consultation meeting to present the HCD Study findings. This will include the area analysis, heritage evaluation and draft recommendations, as well as an opportunity for community input and feedback.

Details are as follows:

Date: Thursday February 9, 2017

Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Place: St. Stephen’s Community House, 91 Bellevue Avenue, Toronto

You can download the meeting notice here: KM Community Meeting February 9 2017