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
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:
Please join Toronto City Planning on Monday, May 1st for an evening of presentations and a panel discussion on urban heritage and culture in Toronto’s King-Spadina neighbourhood, and to hear how other cities are valuing and capitalizing on their historic warehouse districts. This event will feature Donovan Rypkema, an internationally-recognized expert on the intersection of heritage, placemaking and economics.
WHERE: Urbanspace Gallery, 401 Richmond Street West
WHEN: Monday May 1st, 2017
6:00 – 6:30 PM
*opening remarks by Councillor Joe Cressy (Ward 20)
6:40 – 7:00 PM – Historic Warehouse Districts (Alex Corey, Heritage Planner, Heritage Preservation Services)
7:00 – 7:30 PM – The Economics of Historic Preservation (Donovan Rypkema, President, Heritage Strategies International)
Panel Discussion / Q&A
7:30 – 8:30 PM
Moderator: Mike Williams, General Manager, Economic Development and Culture
Panelists: Tamara Anson-Cartwright, Program Manager, Heritage Preservation Services
Lynda Macdonald, Manager, Community Planning
Donovan Rypkema, President, Heritage Strategies International
Margie Zeidler, President, 401 Richmond Ltd.
Please note that capacity is limited and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis
At its December 11, 12 and 13 meeting, Toronto City Council passed By-law 1186-2016 to prohibit the demolition or removal of any buildings or structures on properties that have the potential to contribute to the cultural heritage value of King-Spadina within the study area boundaries for a period of one year.
During the course of the King-Spadina HCD study, four properties identified as potentially contributing to the study area have been demolished, and an additional four have recently been proposed for demolition. Of the 303 properties identified as potentially contributing, 160 are at immediate risk of demolition as they are without any form of heritage protection and the City could not deny or withhold a demolition permit so long as the applicant has complied with all applicable law.
The By-law does not affect the processing of planning applications, the adoption of zoning by-laws or official plan amendments, the granting of variances by the Committee of Adjustment or any other city approvals required by City Planning or other divisions. It includes exemptions for properties which already have obtained demolition permits, obtained approval to demolish or remove buildings in accordance with a final zoning by-law or may obtain final approval for a zoning by-law amendment which permits the demolition of buildings located on these properties.
The Staff Report (including the by-law) and Member Motion can be found at the links below. Additional consultation for the King-Spadina HCD will be undertaken in the new year, notification for which will be posted on the HCD Blog in advance.
At the November 2, 2016 meeting of the Toronto Preservation Board, Heritage Preservation Services staff provided an update on two proposed Heritage Conservation District plans, King-Spadina and the Garden District, recently released for public review and comment. The presentation provided highlights of the draft HCD Plans including the district characteristics, geographic boundaries, statement of objectives and policies and guidelines.
The staff presentation is now available online at the link below:
King-Spadina Heritage Conservation District Plan (Draft)
The City believes that consultation with the community prior to Council considering the designation of an HCD is in the best interest of the community, City and property owners.
The City and its consultant, Taylor Hazell Architects Ltd., have prepared the draft King-Spadina Heritage Conservation District Plan for public review and comment. The Plan is required under section 41.1 (5) of the Ontario Heritage Act to state clear objectives, definitive policies for achieving the objectives, as well as relevant planning requirements and procedures.
The document is being made available for a 3 week comment period, closing on November 14th, 2016.
You can access the King-Spadina HCD Plan draft here.
Share Your Views – Submit by November 14th, 2016
You can provide your feedback about the content of the draft Plan by emailing:
Tamara Anson-Cartwright, Program Manager
Heritage Preservation Services
or by mail/delivery to:
Heritage Preservation Services
City Hall, 17 East Tower
Fax: (416) 392-1973