Category Archives: Development

Bloor Visioning Session Part 2 a success!

I want to thank everyone for coming out to our meeting on the night of Wednesday March 5th, 630pm at the Lithuanian House.  Again, what a great turnout!  It was also a night of good news for us, as Council had just approved a 2008 Avenue Study for Bloor Street West the very same day. 

This meeting was an opportunity for the City’s Planning and Transportation Planning Department to disseminate their interpretation of the community’s comments, feedback and suggestions as recorded in the first visioning session for Bloor Street.  I especially want to that Lynda Macdonald and Kevin Edwards from the City’s Planning department for their excellent work so far. I have attached a couple of items that may be useful as we move forward:

·       the Powerpoint presentation shown at  the meeting on the 5th (please be advised that this is a large file!)


·       A record of the comments and questions that arose at the meeting on the 5th, as well as responses from Planning, Transportation Planning, and myself.


I also want to remind everyone that the final meeting in the Bloor Visioning series will take place on Wednesday March 26th, 630pm, location TBA.  This information will also be posted on my blog. Again, thank you to everyone for coming out, and I hope to see you on the 26th.

Dufferin Jog Elimination Project Design Charette

Please find attached the flyer for a design “charette” that I and Councillor Giambrone will be holding on Saturday March 1st, 1pm at McCormick Recreation Centre, 66 Sheridan Avenue We hope to get your feedback, comments and suggestions on the public art installation, decorative elements, heritage attributes and other components as discussed at the November 14th, 2007 meeting. 

We will also be following up on questions that arose during that meeting. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Amy Johnston in my office at 416-392-0202.  

Flyer: microsoft-word-charrette-flyer.pdf

Bloor Visioning Session – Part 2!

On Wednesday March 5th, 630pm at the Lithuanian Hall (1573 Bloor St. West) I will again be chairing a public meeting held by the City’s Planning department to develop a community vision for future planning of Bloor Street, between Keele Street and Dundas Street West.  I will be posting the flyer with more details of this meeting as soon as it becomes available.   

This will be the second in a series of three meetings that the City will be holding to discuss the development of this section of Bloor and the potential impacts on the surrounding neighbourhoods.  A big thank you goes out to many of you who came to the first meeting on the 16th of January to share your comments and experience of living in your neighbourhood!   

Let’s keep this momentum going.  The outcome of the process will be a set of guiding principles and policies for neighbourhood development.  This will allow the City’s Planning department to apply these guiding principles when assessing proposed developments and their respective Avenue Segment Studies, as submitted by the developers’ team.

I do hope you will come out and share your comments and views on the 5th at 630pm.  For more information on this process, please visit, or feel free to contact my office.

1638 Bloor Street West Avenue Segment Study and application submitted

Please be advised that the avenue segment study for the above noted site has been submitted to the City’s Planning Department.  This means that the application for the site has now been submitted. 

I have attached the PDF version of the segment study below (please be advised that the attachment is quite large).  I have also asked that a copy of the Avenue Segment Study be sent to the Romero House on Bloor Street

I and the City Planner will be reviewing the study at the beginning of next week. 

Should you have any questions, please contact Kevin Edwards, City Planner for this file, at, or by phone at 416-392-1306.  You can also contact my executive assistant Shana Almeida at or by email at 416-338-5174. 


Update – 1510 King St. West

Dear All, 

I have received a few email notes about the 1510 King Street West application. There is a common misconception that needs clearing up.  The funding for 1510 King. St. West is from a federally-funded, Canada-wide program, the Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program (RRAP).  To read more, please click on this link: microsoft-word-comments-on-1510-king-street-west.pdf