Terms of Reference for Riverboat Landing Development
Working Group - Riverboat Landing Subdivision
1400 Weston Road - Ward 27, York Humber
The York Community Council recommends the adoption of the following report (May
12, 1999) from the Director, Community Planning, West District:
To provide Terms of Reference to guide the establishment and function of the Riverboat
Landing Development Working Group
Funding Sources, Financial Implications and Impact Statement:
City funding is not required. There are no impacts on capital or operating budgets.
It is recommended that:
(1)the Riverboat Landing Working Group Terms of Reference be adopted; and
(2)staff receive applications for membership position to represent area commercial/industrial
property, the Weston and Mount Dennis Ratepayers Associations, and the local residential
community for a report on the selection and endorsement of representatives at the next York
Community Council in July 1999.
At its meeting of July 22, 1998, York Community Council adopted a resolution to establish a
new Working Group for the Riverboat Landing Subdivision, comprised of the two local
Councillors and community representatives and that the Development Services Department
develop Terms of Reference for the Working Group for submission to Community Council at
the earliest possible opportunity.
The lands at Riverboat Landing (1400 Weston Road) are currently under construction for the
first two phases of the development, which consist of 94 Condominium Townhouses and 208
Condominium units in 13 multiple unit buildings. The total number of residential units that
are permitted to be developed within the subdivision is 2150. Local residents had requested
that a working group be established to monitor the construction on the site, and provide a
venue to exchange information and discuss issues arising from its development. Terms of
Reference to guide the establishment and operation of the Working Group are attached as
Appendix 1. It is noted that City staff will not formally participate on the Committee but will
be invited as required as a resource and will liaise with the Committee as necessary.
Following adoption of the of the Terms of Reference it is recommended that the process to
receive applications for membership position to represent area commercial/industrial uses, the
Weston Ratepayers and Residents Association and Mount Dennis Community Association,
and the local residential community be started and a list complied for a report on the selection
and endorsement of representatives at the next York Community Council in July 1999.
The draft terms of reference establish the guidelines for the Riverboat Landing Working
Group and are recommended to be adopted by Community Council. A report will be prepared
for the next Community Council meeting providing the names of individuals who have
applied for membership positions on the Committee for selection by Community Council.
Wendy Johncox, Senior PlannerTel: (416) 394-2868
York Civic Service CentreFax: (416) 394-2782
RIVERBOAT LANDING WORKING GROUP
1400 WESTON ROAD
TERMS OF REFERENCE
The development site at 1400 Weston Road has an approved Official Plan Amendment,
Zoning By-law and subdivision agreement which allows for a high density mixed use
commercial and residential development with up to 2,150 residential units and 18,580 m2
(200,000 ft2) of commercial space. The community had requested more information on the
progress of the development and, as a result, York Community Council recommended that
Planning Staff prepare the Terms of Reference for a Riverboat Landing Working Group.
Purpose of the Working Group
To liaise with the developer and local councillors in order to exchange and discuss
information on relevant development and construction matters affecting the surrounding
community in the course of the build out of the development and on potential changes to the
approved Official Plan, Zoning By-law and Plan of Subdivision.
Interested members of the community, including two representatives from local
commercial/industrial properties, three local residents, a member from each of the Weston and
Mount Dennis Ratepayers Associations, local Councillors, and the developer. City staff will
not be participants on the Committee but will be invited as required as a resource and will
liaise with the Committee as, and when, necessary. Interested persons will put forth their name
and interest, as per the attached form, to the West District Community Planning Division.
Community Council will decide on the members.
1.Chairperson:To be elected by the Working Group - a member of the community
Keep a Speakers' List
Liaise with the Secretary re: invited guests
2.Secretary:To be appointed by the Working Group.
Record Minutes and provide a copy for next meeting
Schedule meetings and locations
Invite members and non-members to meetings
3.Frequency:Meetings to be held as determined by the Working Group in conjunction with
the processing of applications on the lands.
4.Number:A maximum of 11 people will sit on the Working Group. There will be no
alternates. Staff and other officials may be invited from time to time as a resource. They will
not be considered part of the Working Group.
5.Replacement:The Working Group is expected to meet over the next few years
throughout the build-out of the development. From time to time members will be replaced,
due to their leaving the community or job. Community Council will accept applications and
6.Conflict:Conflicts of Interest should be declared at the beginning of each meeting. The
member declaring a conflict may not participate in discussion on the matter.
If members of the Working Group cannot work together because of conflict within the group,
Community Council may be requested to end the Working Group.
APPLICATION TO BE A MEMBER OF
THE RIVERBOAT LANDING
Address: Postal Code:
Position requested (indicate one of the following):
Weston Ratepayers and Residents Association Representative
Mount Dennis Community Association Representative
Why are you interested in becoming a member of this Group?
For further information on the Terms of Reference for this Group, please contact W.Johncox
West District Community Planning Division, Urban Planning and Development Services
Department, York Civic Service Centre, 2700 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto, M6M 1V1,
Completed Applications to be submitted to W. Johncox no later than June 10, 1999.