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THE CITY OF TORONTO





Clerk's Department





Minutes of the Meeting of the North York Community Council





Thursday, July 15, 1999.





The North York Community Council met on Thursday, July 15, 1999, in the Council Chamber, North York Civic Centre, commencing at 10:00 a.m.



Attendance



Members were present for some or all of the time periods indicated.



10:00 a.m. to

12:30 p.m.

2:10 p.m. to

6:40 p.m.

Councillor Feldman, Chair x x
Councillor Augimeri x x
Councillor Berger x x
Councillor Chong x x
Councillor Filion x x
Councillor Flint x x
Councillor Gardner x x
Councillor King x x
Councillor Li Preti x x
Councillor Mammoliti x x
Councillor Minnan-Wong x x
Councillor Moscoe x x
Councillor Sgro x x
Councillor Shiner x x







Declarations of Interest



Councillor
Minute #
Reason for Declaration
Councillor Li Preti













Councillor Shiner

7.1





7.25









7.24
He resides in the Balmoral community wherein the walkway in question is located.



As it relates to the city-owned lands at the southeast corner of Sheppard Avenue West and the William R. Allen Road, in that he owns a property in the vicinity.



An associated Solicitor in the firm representing the applicant is representing Councillor Shiner in another matter.



Confirmation of Minutes



On motion by Councillor Moscoe, North York Spadina, the minutes of the meeting of the North York Community Council held on June 23, 1999, were confirmed.



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7.1 WALKWAY CLOSURE - WEST END OF TILLINGHAM KEEP - NORTH YORK SPADINA.



The North York Community Council had before it a draft by-law to stop up and close the public walkway located at the west end of Tillingham Keep.



Notice with respect to the proposed enactment of the draft by-law was advertised in The Toronto Sun on June 24, June 30, July 7 and July 14, 1999.



No one addressed the North York Community Council in connection with the foregoing matter.



On motion by Councillor Moscoe, North York Spadina, the North York Community Council recommended to Council that, as the requirements of the Municipal Act have been fulfilled and no evidence has been presented to the North York Community Council to persuade it that the proposed by-law should not be enacted, that the by-law to stop up and close the public walkway located at the west end of Tillingham Keep, in the form of the draft by-law, be enacted by Council.



Councillor Li Preti, Black Creek, declared his interest in the foregoing matter in that he resides in the Balmoral community wherein the walkway in question is located.



(Clause 1, Report No. 7)



7.2 REQUEST TO LICENCE - PARKLAND AIRCRAFT NOISE MONITORING SYSTEM - ACACIA AVENUE - NORTH YORK HUMBER.



The North York Community Council had before it a communication (June 22, 1999) from the City Clerk, advising that City Council on June 9, 10, and 11, 1999, struck out and referred back to the North York Community Council for further consideration and the hearing of deputations, Clause 5 of Report No. 5 of the North York Community Council, headed "Request to Licence - Parkland Aircraft Noise Monitoring System - Acacia Avenue - North York Humber".



On motion by Councillor Sgro, North York Humber, the North York Community Council deferred consideration of the foregoing communication to its next meeting scheduled for September 14, 1999, in order to allow the Ward Councillors to meet on-site with representatives from the Greater Toronto Airports Authority.



(Clause 30(a), Report No. 7)



7.3 BLACK CREEK BUSINESS AREA ASSOCIATION - BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARD PROGRAM.



The North York Community Council had before it a communication (June 14, 1999) from Mr. Lorne S. Berg, Executive Director, Black Creek Business Area Association, forwarding the Terms of Reference for the Business Excellence Award Program and requesting the North York Community Council's endorsement of the program.



On motion by Councillor Mammoliti, North York Humber, the North York Community Council received a presentation by Ms. Ella Jackson, Chair, Black Creek Business Area Association, respecting the Terms of Reference for the Black Creek Business Area Association's Business Excellence Award Program.



(Clause 30(b), Report No. 7)



7.4 STREET VENDING PERMIT APPLICATION NO. 117 - PARK HOME AVENUE, NORTH SIDE, WEST OF YONGE STREET - NORTH YORK CENTRE.



The North York Community Council had before it a report (June 28, 1999) from the Director, Transportation Services, District 3, reporting on an appeal of the Transportation Division's refusal of an application from Mrs. Bistra Katzartcheva for a street vending permit to sell hot dogs and sausages on the north side of Park Home Avenue, west of Yonge Street, and recommending that the applicant's appeal not be supported.



No individuals appeared before the North York Community Council in connection with the foregoing matter.



On motion by Councillor Gardner, North York Centre, the North York Community Council recommended to Council that the foregoing report be adopted; and that the applicant's appeal not be supported.



A recorded vote on the motion moved by Councillor Gardner, was as follows:



FOR: Councillors Mammoliti, Li Preti, Moscoe, Berger, Feldman, Gardner, Chong, Filion, King



AGAINST: NIL



ABSENT: Councillors Sgro, Augimeri, Flint, Minnan-Wong, Shiner

Carried



(Clause 2, Report No. 7)



7.5 COMMUNITY FESTIVAL EVENT - ST. FIDELIS PARISH - HOMECOMING FESTIVAL - 33 CONNIE STREET - SEPTEMBER 12, 1999 - NORTH YORK HUMBER.



The North York Community Council had before it a communication (June 8, 1999) from the Rev. Mosè Gasparini, Pastor, St. Fidelis Parish, advising North York Community Council of the St. Fidelis Parish's intention in applying for a Special Occasion Permit from the Liquor Licence Board of Ontario, for a community event to be held on September 12, 1999.



The North York Community Council recommended to Council that the Homecoming Festival being held by St. Fidelis Parish Church, be declared a community festival event.

(Clause 3, Report No. 7)



7.6 COMMUNITY FESTIVAL EVENT - POLISH ENTERTAINMENT GROUP - POLISH CULTURE DAYS - SEPTEMBER 17, 18 AND 19, 1999 - MEL LASTMAN SQUARE - NORTH YORK CENTRE.



The North York Community Council had before it a report (July 5, 1999) from the Director of Special Events, Economic Development, Culture and Tourism, forwarding a request from Vittorio Sadowski and Tamara Sadowska, Polish Entertainment Group, for permission to proceed with an application for a Special Occasions Permit from the Liquor Licence Board of Ontario to sell beer and wine for a festival celebrating Polish culture to be held September 17, 18 and 19, 1999, in Mel Lastman Square.



The North York Community Council recommended to Council that the festival highlighting the Polish culture being held by the Polish Entertainment Group, be declared a community festival event.



(Clause 4, Report No. 7)



7.7 STANDING COMMITTEE REQUESTS - PROJECT UPDATE.



The North York Community Council had before it a communication (June 14, 1999) from the City Clerk, advising that City Council on June 9, 10 and 11, 1999, adopted Clause 4 of Report No. 4 of the Audit Committee wherein it recommended that all Committees be advised that, in accordance with Council policy, all requests for Audits will be forwarded to the Audit Committee for consideration so that the Audit Committee can prioritize such requests, giving regard to the Audit Workplan approved by Council.



The North York Community Council received the foregoing communication.



(Clause 30(c), Report No. 7)



7.8 USE OF DEVELOPMENT CHARGES FOR THE RESIDENTIAL WATER SERVICE REPAIR PROGRAM.



The North York Community Council had before it a report (June 23, 1999) from the City Solicitor, advising North York Community Council whether monies collected from development charges can be used to upgrade residential water services as requested by the North York Community Council at its meeting held on May 26, 1999, and recommending that the report be received for information.



The North York Community received the foregoing report.



(Clause 30(d), Report No. 7)



7.9 APPEAL OF COMMITTEE OF ADJUSTMENT DECISION - JOSEPH LOFARO - 752 GLENGROVE AVENUE - NORTH YORK SPADINA.



The North York Community Council had before it a report (June 30, 1999) from the City Solicitor, reporting on the outcome of the Ontario Municipal Board Hearing held with respect to 752 Glengrove Avenue, and recommending the report be received for information.



On motion by Councillor Moscoe, North York Spadina, the North York Community Council recommended to Council that:



(1) the foregoing report (June 30, 1999) from the City Solicitor be received;



(2) the appropriate City officials be directed to take whatever action may be necessary to have this property cleaned up, including:



(i) the filling in of the excavation;



(ii) the removal of building materials; and



(iii) the provision of an appropriate ground cover to protect the neighbourhood from blowing dust; and



(3) if Mr. Lofaro refuses to complete the work referred to in Recommendation No. (2), or fails to do so, the City complete the work; collect the costs, and if necessary, add those costs to the taxes for the property.



A recorded vote on the motion moved by Councillor Moscoe, was as follows:



FOR: Councillors Mammoliti, Moscoe, Augimeri, Berger, Flint, Gardner, Chong, Filion, Minnan-Wong, King



AGAINST: Councillor Feldman



ABSENT: Councillors Sgro, Li Preti, Shiner

Carried



(Clause 5, Report No. 7)



7.10 SIGN BY-LAW VARIANCE REQUEST - NEON PRODUCTS - 1885 WILSON AVENUE (FOR RE-MAX) - NORTH YORK HUMBER.



The North York Community Council had before it a report (June 26, 1999) from the Director and Deputy Chief Building Official, reporting on a request by Mr. Randy Barnard, Neon Products, for a variance from the Sign By-law to permit the erection of a 'tri-vision' roof sign at the rear of the property and recommending that the request be approved.



The North York Community Council recommended to Council the adoption of the foregoing report.



(Clause 6, Report No. 7)



7.11 PARKING PROHIBITIONS AND REDUCED SPEED - WENDELL AVENUE, GARY DRIVE AND YELLAND STREET - NORTH YORK HUMBER.



The North York Community Council had before it a report (June 25, 1999) from the Director, Transportation Services, District 3, recommending that:



(1) that Schedule VIII of By-law No. 31001, of the former City of North York, be amended to prohibit parking at any time on the east side of Wendell Avenue, from a point 173 metres north of Gary Drive to a point 40 metres northerly thereof;



(2) that Schedule VIII of By-law No. 31001, of the former City of North York, be amended to prohibit parking at any time on the east side of Wendell Avenue, from a point 250 metres north of Gary Drive to a point 37 metres northerly thereof;



(3) that Schedule VIII of By-law No. 31001, of the former City of North York, be amended to prohibit parking at any time on the east side of Wendell Avenue, from Pellatt Avenue to a point 27 metres southerly thereof;



(4) that Schedule VIII of By-law No. 31001, of the former City of North York, be amended to prohibit parking at any time on both sides of Gary Drive, from Yelland Street to a point 22 metres easterly thereof;



(5) that Schedule VIII of By-law No. 31001, of the former City of North York, be amended to prohibit parking at any time on both sides of Yelland Street, from Gary Drive to a point 20 metres southerly thereof;



(6) that By-law No. 31878, of the former City of North York, be amended to introduce a 40 km/h speed limit on Wendell Avenue, from Gary Drive to Pellatt Avenue; and



(7) that By-law No. 31878, of the former City of North York, be amended to introduce a 40 km/h speed limit on Gary Drive, from Yelland Street to Wendell Avenue.



The North York Community Council recommended to Council the adoption of the foregoing report.



(Clause 7, Report No. 7)



7.12 PARKING PROHIBITIONS - DUBRAY AVENUE - NORTH YORK SPADINA.



The North York Community Council had before it a report (June 25, 1999) from the Director, Transportation Services, District 3, recommending that Schedule VIII of By-law No. 31001, of the former City of North York, be amended to prohibit parking between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, on the west side of Dubray Avenue, from a point 30 metres north of Wilson Avenue to a point 94 metres northerly thereof.



The North York Community Council recommended to Council the adoption of the foregoing report.



(Clause 8, Report No. 7)



7.13 HOUSEKEEPING AMENDMENTS TO BY-LAW ENTRIES PERTAINING TO PARKING, STOPPING, STANDING, PROHIBITED TURNS, THROUGH STREETS AND COMPULSORY STOPS, ON ROADWAYS WITHIN THE CITY OF TORONTO, DISTRICT 3.



The North York Community Council had before it a report (May 26, 1999) from the Director, Transportation Services, District 3, recommending that Schedules VII, IX, X, XI, XV, XVIII and XIX of By-law No. 31001, of the former City of North York, be amended to allow for the coordination of the entries between the traffic by-law and signs posted on specific roadways.



The North York Community Council recommended to Council the adoption of the foregoing report.



(Clause 9, Report No. 7)









7.14 PARKING PROHIBITIONS - SPALDING ROAD, KATHERINE ROAD AND REGENT ROAD - NORTH YORK SPADINA.



The North York Community Council had before it a report (June 25, 1999) from the Director, Transportation Services, District 3, recommending that Schedule VIII of By-law No. 31001, of the former City of North York be amended as follows:



(1) that parking be prohibited at any time on the north sides of Spalding Road, Katherine Road and Regent Road between Murray Road and Garratt Boulevard;



(2) that the existing parking prohibitions between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, on the south side of Spalding Road between Murray Road and Garratt Boulevard, be deleted; and



(3) that the existing parking prohibitions between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, on the south side of Katherine Road between Murray Road and Garratt Boulevard, be deleted.



The North York Community Council recommended to Council the adoption of the foregoing report.



(Clause 10, Report No. 7)



7.15 NEIGHBOURHOOD TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT PLAN - ARMOUR BOULEVARD AND BOMBAY AVENUE - NORTH YORK CENTRE SOUTH.



The North York Community Council had before it a report (May 26, 1999) from the Director, Transportation Services, District 3, recommending that the temporary planters installed at various locations in the Armour Boulevard and Bombay Avenue area, as part of a traffic calming test, be removed.



A. Councillor Flint, North York Centre South, moved that the deputants who have requested an opportunity to address the North York Community Council, not be heard at this time because there has not been wide notification of this matter to residents in the entire neighbourhood.



B. Councillor Flint, North York Centre South, moved that :



(1) the foregoing report (May 26, 1999) from the Director, Transportation Services, District 3, be adopted subject to:



(a) deleting from the recommendation embodied in the report (May 26, 1999) from the Director, Transportation Services, District 3, the words "in the Armour Boulevard and Bombay Avenue area" and inserting in lieu thereof the words, "( on Armour Boulevard and Bombay Avenue"); and adding the words, "(and replaced with temporary measures that more accurately reflect the end product for the duration of the pilot project)", at the end of the recommendation, so that such recommendation shall now read as follows:



"That the temporary planters installed at various locations on Armour Boulevard and Bombay Avenue, as part of a traffic calming test, be removed, and replaced with temporary measures that more accurately reflect the end product for the duration of the pilot project."; and



(b) the adoption of an additional recommendation to provide that:



"all traffic/temporary calming measures associated with this traffic calming pilot project be removed from other streets in the neighbourhood and the pilot project be discontinued in those areas."; and



(2) the Director, Transportation Services, District 3, be requested to report on the feasibility of installing an advanced green light for northbound Avenue Road at Wilson Avenue.



C. Councillor Shiner, Seneca Heights, moved that consideration of this matter be deferred until such time as the Director, Transportation Services, District 3, has had an opportunity to provide a report on other traffic calming measures; additional traffic calming treatment used in other parts of the City of Toronto, and the effects of traffic calming; and the Ward Councillors have had an opportunity to conduct a survey of residents on Bombay Avenue and Armour Boulevard, to obtain their opinion on the traffic calming.



A recorded vote on motion C. moved by Councillor Shiner, was as follows:



FOR: Councillors Moscoe, Augimeri, Chong, Minnan-Wong, Shiner



AGAINST: Councillors Mammoliti, Li Preti, Berger, Feldman, Flint, King







ABSENT: Councillors Sgro, Gardner, Filion

Lost



Upon the question of the adoption of motion A. moved by Councillor Flint, it was lost.



Upon the question of the adoption of motion B. moved by Councillor Flint, it was carried.



(Clause 11, Report No. 7)



7.16 PROPOSED HERITAGE DESIGNATION OF THE MICHAEL SHEPARD HOUSE - 101 SENLAC ROAD - UNDER PART IV OF THE ONTARIO HERITAGE ACT - NORTH YORK CENTRE.



The North York Community Council had before it a report (June 22, 1999) from the Commissioner of Economic Development, Culture and Tourism, advising that the North York Heritage Committee/Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee, at its meeting of June 8, 1999, recommended that the Michael Shepard House be designated as having architectural and historical significance in accordance with part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act (R.S.O. 1990), and recommending that:



(1) Council for the City of Toronto approve the designation of the Michael Shepard House, 101 Senlac Road, Lot 17, Concession 1WYS - Ward 10, as a property of historical and architectural significance under part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act (R.S.O. 1990) and in accordance with the recommendation of the North York Heritage Committee/Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee; and



(2) the appropriate staff be directed to do all things necessary to give effect thereto.



The North York Community Council recommended to Council the adoption of the foregoing report.



(Clause 12, Report No. 7)



7.17 APPEAL OF OFFICIAL PLAN AMENDMENT APPLICATION UDOP-99-05 - KENNETH-SHEPPARD LIMITED - 160 GREENFIELD AVENUE, 150 MAPLEHURST AVENUE AND 120 SHEPPARD AVENUE EAST - NORTH YORK CENTRE.



The North York Community Council had before it a report (June 25, 1999) from the Acting Director, Community Planning, North District, advising that an appeal of Official Plan Amendment Application UDOP-99-05 has been filed by Robert Doumani, Solicitor for the Applicant, Kenneth-Sheppard Limited, and recommending that the report be received for information.



On motion by Councillor Moscoe, North York Spadina, the North York Community Council:



(1) recommended to Council that:



(a) the report (June 25, 1999) from the Acting Director, Community Planning, North District, be received; and

(b) City Council oppose Official Plan Amendment UDOP-99-05 filed by Kenneth-Sheppard Limited and support Official Plan Amendment 447 (North York Centre Secondary Plan) at the Ontario Municipal Board; and



(2) requested that:



(a) the property owners advise the North York Community Council of its plans to relocate the existing tenants; and



(b) the Acting Director, Community Planning, North District, in consultation with the Ward Councillors, arrange a community information meeting for the existing tenants to discuss the application.



A recorded vote on the motion moved by Councillor Moscoe, was as follows:



FOR: Councillors Mammoliti, Li Preti, Moscoe, Feldman, Gardner, Filion, King



AGAINST: NIL



ABSENT: Councillors Sgro, Augimeri, Berger, Flint, Chong, Minnan-Wong, Shiner



Carried

(Clause 13, Report No. 7)



7.18 REPORT - NEW DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS FOR NORTH DISTRICT.



The North York Community Council had before it the following report and communication:



(i) (June 30, 1999) from the Acting Director, Community Planning, North District, reporting on new development applications (zoning and official plan amendments, lifting of (H) holding zone designations and plans of subdivision) received by the Planning Division, North District, from May 26, 1999 to June 22, 1999; and



(ii) (June 17, 1999) from Mr. Michel Labbé, Development Consultant, Shermount Co-operative Housing Corporation, requesting that the application fees be deferred until prior to the enactment of the by-law or a date acceptable to all parties.



On motion by Councillor Moscoe, North York Spadina, the North York Community Council recommended to Council that:



(1) the foregoing report (June 30, 1999) from the Acting Director, Community Planning, be received;



(2) the following Resolution be adopted:



WHEREAS an application for development of affordable ownership housing has been received for the property known as 650 Lawrence Avenue West, owned by Canada Lands Company Ltd.; and



WHEREAS the application has been made by the Shermount Co-operative Housing Development Corporation, a non-profit corporation working with Options for Homes, a non-profit resource group; and



WHEREAS the applicant has requested deferral of the payment of application fees totalling $45,600.81 until just prior to the enactment of the by-law or a date acceptable to all parties, in order to avoid a cashflow problem; and



WHEREAS Council encourages the provision of an adequate supply of affordable housing; and



WHEREAS deferral of the application fees would assist the applicant's request to process the application for development of an affordable housing project;



THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Acting Director, Community Planning, North District, be directed to continue to process the application and report back to Community Council in September 1999 regarding the timing of the payment of fees; and



(3) the Toronto Housing Company be requested to provide a report on Development Application No. UDOZ-99-18, Shermont Co-operative Housing Development Corporation, 650 Lawrence Avenue West.



(Clause 30(e), Report No. 7)



7.19 PRELIMINARY EVALUATION REPORT - ZONING AMENDMENT APPLICATION UDZ-99-16 AND SITE PLAN APPROVAL APPLICATION UDSP-99-073 - OXFORD HILLS DEVELOPMENTS (SPRING GARDEN) LTD. - 77, 79 AND 83 SPRING GARDEN AVENUE AND 153 DORIS AVENUE - NORTH YORK CENTRE.



The North York Community Council had before it a report (June 29, 1999) from the Acting Director, Community Planning, North District, providing preliminary comments on an application to amend the Zoning By-law and a related Site Plan Approval application to permit 15 townhouses; and recommending that staff continue processing the application in the manner outlined in the report.



The North York Community Council received the foregoing report.



(Clause 30(f), Report No. 7)



7.20 APPLICATION FOR PART LOT CONTROL EXEMPTION UD54-99-04-REL - 1165709 ONTARIO LIMITED - 150 BARTLEY DRIVE - DON PARKWAY.



The North York Community Council had before it a report (June 8, 1999) from the Acting Director, Community Planning, North District, reporting on an application for exemption from part lot control in order that 36 townhouse units may be conveyed into separate ownership under Phase II and 60 townhouse units under Phase III of the development, and submitting recommendations with respect thereto.



The North York Community Council recommended to Council the adoption of the foregoing report.



(Clause 14, Report No. 7)



7.21 VARIOUS AMENDMENTS TO FORMER METROPOLITAN TRAFFIC BY-LAWS.



The North York Community Council had before it a communication (June 17, 1999) from the City Clerk, advising that City Council at its meeting held on June 9, 10 and 11, 1999, amended this Clause by striking out and referring the following entry in Appendix 1, entitled "Schedule VIII to Metropolitan Uniform Traffic By-law" to the report (April 26, 1999) from the Commissioner of Works and Emergency Services, back to the North York Community Council for further consideration:

"Sheppard Avenue East

(M.T. 28)

North Yonge Street and

Victoria Park Avenue

Anytime"



On motion by Councillor Shiner, Seneca Heights, the North York Community Council deferred consideration of the foregoing communication to its next meeting scheduled for September 14, 1999.



(Clause 30(g), Report No. 7)



7.22 FEASIBILITY STUDY - YORKWOODS GATE COMMUNITY CENTRE - BLACK CREEK.



The North York Community Council had before it a report (June 23, 1999) from the Commissioner of Economic Development, Culture and Tourism, providing an update on the progress of the Yorkwoods Gate Community Centre Feasibility Study and recommending that:



(1) the Staff Report On The Yorkwoods Gate Community Centre be accepted as a review of the variables impacting on the future use/viability of the Yorkwoods Gate Community Centre and surrounding property;



(2) Council determine the future use/viability of this property based on the conclusions and recommendations in the Staff Report On The Yorkwoods Gate Community Centre; the report recommends the retention of the Yorkwoods building for community social service space and the upgrading of the surrounding greenspace; and



(3) the Department be directed to review potential candidates for third party operation (based on the criteria outlined in the Report) and report back to Council.



The North York Community Council also had before it the following Resolution from Councillor Li Preti, Black Creek:



WHEREAS two agencies have come forward with proposals for third party operation of the Yorkwoods Gate Community Centre; and



WHEREAS criteria for third party operation of the Yorkwoods Gate Community Centre in the provision of community based social services to the immediate community has been established (as outlined in the staff report on Yorkwoods Gate Community Centre); and



WHEREAS this criteria can be used to evaluate the agencies interested in assuming third party operation of the Yorkwoods facility; and



WHEREAS both agencies (who have come forward with proposals) appear to be financially qualified to make the necessary renovations and sustain on-going operational costs for the Yorkwoods Gate Community Centre; and



WHEREAS the Parks and Recreation Division has transferred its recreation operations and budget allotment to the Oakdale Community Centre leaving the Yorkwoods facility presently unoccupied; and



WHEREAS with the vacancy of the building, the Yorkwoods Gate Community Centre has been the target of vandalism and the site has been continuously littered with debris; and



WHEREAS with the vacancy of the building, the area surrounding the Yorkwoods facility has become a community health and safety concern due to an increase in undesirable activities leaning towards criminal behaviour; and



WHEREAS perpetuating this present state of vacancy and unwelcome activity creates a habitual presence which will ultimately have negative impacts on the future service delivery of any third party operator;



THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT:



(1) the issue be considered an urgent one to be expedited immediately;



(2) the Commissioner of Economic Development, Culture and Tourism Department, Parks and Recreation Division, be directed to engage in discussions with interested agencies to evaluate and recommend a viable third party operator for the Yorkwoods Gate Community Centre; and



(3) the Commissioner of Economic Development, Culture and Tourism Department, Parks and Recreation Division, submit his recommendation to the Toronto City Council meeting scheduled for July 27, 1999.



On motion by Councillor Li Preti, Black Creek, the North York Community Council recommended to Council that the foregoing report (June 23, 1999) from the Commissioner of Economic Development, Culture and Tourism and the foregoing Resolution, be adopted.



A recorded vote on the motion moved by Councillor Li Preti, was as follows:



FOR: Councillors Mammoliti, Sgro, Li Preti, Moscoe, Augimeri, Berger, Feldman, Flint, Gardner, Chong, Shiner, King



AGAINST: NIL



ABSENT: Councillors Filion, Minnan-Wong

Carried



(Clause 15, Report No. 7)



7.23 ZONING AND OFFICIAL PLAN AMENDMENT APPLICATION UDOZ-98-11 - SANMAL INVESTMENTS LIMITED - 699 SHEPPARD AVENUE EAST - NORTH YORK CENTRE SOUTH.



As directed by the North York Community Council at its meeting held on January 20, 1999, appropriate notice of this public meeting was given in accordance with the Planning Act and the regulations thereunder.



The North York Community Council had before it a report (June 21, 1999) from the Acting Director of Community Planning, North District, providing recommendations with respect to the subject application.



A presentation was made by Ms. Karen Whitney, Senior Planner, Community Planning, North District.



The following persons appeared before the North York Community Council in connection with the foregoing matter:



- Mr. Louis Reznick, who spoke on behalf of the applicant and advised that the owners are in agreement with the recommendations of the planning staff and are willing to accept the restrictions regarding the uses, the increased set back and the height, including the elimination of the fifth floor. He also expressed the opinion that the commercial uses would be advantageous to the area residents.



- Ms. Mireille Durieu, who expressed her concerns regarding the proposed development. Her primary objections were with respect to potential noise and parking problems should the proposed building be used as a club and the height of the structure. Due to the proximity of the proposed development to her dwelling, she requested that the building be reduced in height not only to ameliorate her concerns but also to be more compatible with other buildings in the vicinity which are predominately one and a half and two storeys in height.



- Mr. Rus Carrington, on behalf of the Bayview Manor Ratepayers Association, who indicated that numerous community meetings have been held with the applicant resulting in the compromise proposal presently before the North York Community Council. He concluded by requesting that the height of the building at the rear be the same as the height of the building at 701 Sheppard Avenue East.



A. Councillor Flint, North York Centre South, moved that the North York Community Council recommend to Council that the report (June 21, 1999) from the Acting Director, Community Planning, North District, be adopted; and that application UDOZ-98-11 - Sanmal Investments Limited, be approved subject to the conditions outlined in the report; and subject to the following:



(1) the deletion of the following specific uses listed on Page 2 of the report (June 21, 1999) from the Acting Director, Community Planning, North District:



(a) banquet halls;

(b) clubs; and

(c) custom workshops making articles or products to be sold at retail on the premises;



(2) the "outdoor cafe in conjunction with restaurant on same lot" use identified on Page 2 of the report (June 21, 1999) from the Acting Director, Community Planning, North District, being amended to reflect the following, "outdoor cafe shall face Sheppard Avenue East";



(3) the height of the building at the rear being no higher than the existing building located at 701 Sheppard Avenue East; and



(4) Recommendation (10) being amended by adding thereto the following two new condition:



"(10) (a) (viii) that the building contain design features to ameliorate any affects of height."



B. Councillor Shiner, Seneca Heights, moved that Recommendation (10) be amended to add thereto the following new condition:



"(10) (a) (ix) public art".



Upon the question of the adoption of motion A. moved by Councillor Flint and motion B. moved by Councillor Shiner, it was carried.



(Clause 16, Report No. 7)



Councillor Flint, Vice-Chair, assumed the Chair.



7.24 OFFICIAL PLAN AMENDMENT AND REZONING APPLICATION UDOZ-99-02 - BROWN DRYER KAROL (ON BEHALF OF QUADRANT DENTAL TECHNOLOGIES INC.) - 181 FINCH AVENUE WEST - NORTH YORK CENTRE.



As directed by the North York Community Council at its meeting held on February 18, 1999, appropriate notice of this public meeting was given in accordance with the Planning Act and the regulations thereunder.



The North York Community Council had before it the following:



(i) report (June 24, 1999) from the Acting Director of Community Planning, North District, providing recommendations with respect to the subject application; and



(ii) communication (July 8, 1999) from the Acting Director, Community Planning, North District, and the Director, Transportation Services, District 3, forwarding additional information from the dental laboratory survey.



The North York Community Council also had before it the following communications:



(i) (July 15, 1999) from Mr. George S. Belza, on behalf of several property owners in the vicinity of the application, outlining in summary fashion, certain errors and defects in the accompanying staff material recommending approval of the proposed project; requesting that the City refuse the application and oppose the proposed Official Plan Amendment and rezoning at the Ontario Municipal Board; and requesting notification of any subsequent public meeting by the City on this matter, or hearing of the Ontario Municipal Board, or adoption of any Official Plan Amendment or enactment of any Zoning By-law Amendment with respect to this application;



(ii) (July 14, 1999) from the Finch Avenue West Residents, advising of their objection to the application;



(iii) (July 14, 1999) from Margie and John Wagner, advising of their objection to the proposal;



(iv) (July 13, 1999) from Robert E. Simpson and Yvonne E. Simpson, advising of their objection to the application and requesting that the application be refused;



(v) (July 12, 1999) petition from area residents in support of the application;



(vi) (July 10, 1999) from Ms. Sylvia S.M. Lai, advising of her family's objection to the proposal;



(vii) (July 8, 1999) from the Acting Director, Community Planning, North District and the Director, Transportation Services, District 3, forwarding additional information from the dental laboratory survey;



(viii) (July 8, 1999) from Mr. William deBacker, President, Edithvale-Yonge Community Association, advising of the Association's objections regarding the proposed application;



(ix) (June 30, 1999) from Linda and Peter Schlecht, advising of their opposition to the application;



(x) (March 30, 1999) from the Supervisor, Land Acquisition and Development Applications, Economic Development, Culture and Tourism, submitting comments from the Parks and Recreation Planning Branch of the Economic Development, Culture and Tourism Department;



(xi) (February 17, 1999) from the Manager, Development Services, District 3, Works and Emergency Services, submitting comments from the Works and Emergency Services Department; and



(xii) (undated) from Mr. Wilbert Tuey, advising of his family's opposition to the application.



A presentation was made by Ms. Anne Milchberg, Senior Planner, Community Planning, North District.



The following persons appeared before the North York Community Council in connection with the foregoing matter:



- Mr. Adam Brown, on behalf of the applicant, who commented on the merits of the application and stated that the applicant concurred with the recommendations outlined in the planning report, including the recommendation to limit the parking per employee. During his submission, he also indicated that the proposed use, whether it is considered a custom workshop or a dental laboratory or medical office, is appropriate for the Central Finch Area Secondary Plan area with respect to built form and also with land use. He also indicated that there are similar uses in the immediate area, none of which have had an adverse impact on the surrounding neighbourhood. In concluding, he stated that the proposed use is not a manufacturing use, does not produce any hazardous materials and should be recommended for approval.

- Ms. Christine Wade, who spoke in support of the application. She advised that she has worked with the applicant and his staff and that the type of work being done will result in low traffic activity to and from the site.



- Mr. Sharma, who spoke in opposition to the application His primary objections were with respect to the piece-meal fashion in which redevelopment along Finch Avenue is occurring and the negative impact of this development on the value of his property. In his opinion any redevelopment along Finch Avenue should be done on a comprehensive basis. He concluded by requesting that the application be refused.



- Ms. Mara Arnt, who spoke in opposition to the application and who filed a copy of her written submission. Her primary objections were with respect to precedent-setting nature of the application; ultimate erosion of the Central Area Finch Area Secondary Plan and a move to more wide-open commercial-industrial uses elsewhere along Finch Avenue. She was also concerned about the process and the insufficient time line given to individuals for the filing of written submissions.



- Mr. Santino Bellisario, who spoke on behalf Mr. William deBacker, President, Edithvale Yonge Community Association. During his submission, he commented on the concerns and objections of the Edithvale Yonge Community Association, as outlined in the written submission (July 8, 1999) filed by Mr. deBacker. In concluding he sated that the continued, primarily residential redevelopment of Finch Avenue, in conformity with the Central Finch Area Secondary Plan would be jeopardized by approval of the proposed dental laboratory custom workshop, as recommended by planning staff. He accordingly requested that the application be refused.



- Mr. George Belza, on behalf of several homeowners in the area, expressed his opposition to the application and advised that the statutory provisions of the Planning Act respecting this public meeting have not been complied with. He further advised that the true nature of the proposed development has been misrepresented in that it is not a medical office with an accessory dental laboratory but in fact a custom workshop entailing a predominant manufacturing use. He also advised that applied parking standard for a custom workshop should have been applied and is not mentioned in the final report. The staff report fails to provide a legitimate basis for approval of the Official Plan Amendment and Rezoning Application and fails to respect the understanding, by both developers and ratepayers, resulting from the consultative process on which the Central Finch Area Secondary Plan has been based. In concluding he stated that in light of the fact that the Finch Avenue lands designated Mixed Use are presently being redeveloped in an orderly, and primarily residential fashion in substantial conformity with the Plan, this application should be refused by the City and should be opposed at the Ontario Municipal Board.



- Mr. Daniel Li Chee-Ming, who advised that he is in favour of the proposed application.



- Mr. Mario G. Borsatti, who spoke in opposition to the application. His primary objections were with respect to the manufacturing nature of the operation; the negative impact of the proposed use on the value of his property and quality of life; exhaust fumes and erosion of the residential character of the neighbourhood. He was also concerned about safety hazards in light of the fact that oxygen tanks would be stored inside the premises.



A. Councillor Gardner, North York Centre, moved that the application submitted by Brown Dryer Karol (on behalf of Quadrant Dental Technologies Inc.) regarding Official Plan Amendment and Rezoning Application for 181 Finch Avenue West, be refused.



B. Councillor Filion, North York Centre, moved that:



(1) the intent of the Central Finch Area Secondary Plan to limit the range of non-residential uses allowed in the Mixed Use land district to those specified in Part D.12, Section 2 of the Official Plan, be reaffirmed; and



(2) since the proponent appealed his own development application to the Ontario Municipal Board last April and a hearing date is anticipated in the very near future, prior to Council's meeting scheduled for September 28, 1999, the City expeditiously retain an outside planning consultant to defend Council's decision at a maximum cost of $10,000.00.



C. Councillor Chong, Don Parkway, moved that the report (June 24, 1999) from the Acting Director, Community Planning, North District, be adopted and the application submitted by Brown Dryer Karol (on behalf of Quadrant Dental Technologies Inc.) regarding Official Plan and Zoning Amendment Application for 181 Finch Avenue West, be approved subject to the conditions outlined in the referenced report.



A recorded vote on motion A. moved by Councillor Gardner and motion B. moved by Councillor Filion, was as follows:



FOR: Councillors Mammoliti, Li Preti, Moscoe, Augimeri, Berger, Flint, Gardner, Filion, King



AGAINST: Councillors Feldman, Chong



ABSENT: Councillors Sgro, Minnan-Wong, Shiner

Carried



Having regard for the foregoing decision of the North York Community Council, the foregoing motion C. by Councillor Chong, was deemed redundant and was not voted upon.



Councillor Shiner, Seneca Heights, declared his interest in the foregoing matter in that an associated Solicitor in the firm representing the applicant is representing Councillor Shiner in another matter.



Councillor Feldman resumed the Chair.



(Clause 17, Report No. 7)



7.25 PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE DOWNSVIEW AREA TRANSPORTATION MASTER PLAN AND MODIFICATIONS TO OFFICIAL PLAN AMENDMENT NO. 464.



As directed by the North York Community Council at its meeting held on June 23, 1999, appropriate notice of this public meeting was given in accordance with the Planning Act and the regulations thereunder.



The North York Community Council had before it Clause 15 of Report No. 6 of the North York Community Council, headed "Downsview Area Transportation Master Plan and Official Plan Amendment No. 464 - North York Spadina."



The North York Community Council also had before it the following report and communications:



(i) (July 14, 1999) from the City Clerk advising that the Planning and Transportation Committee, at its meeting held on July 12, 1999, referred the joint report (June 7, 1999) from the Commissioner of Urban Planning and Development Services and the Commissioner of Works and Emergency Services to the North York Community Council, having noted that the North York Community Council had, at its June 23, 1999, meeting, deferred this report for further consideration at a public meeting to be held on July 15, 1999;



(ii) (July 9, 1999) from Mr. David Birnbaum, President, Friends of the Downsview Lands Inc., submitting comments with respect to the proposed modifications to Official Plan Amendment No. 464;



(iii) (July 2, 1999) from Mrs. Evie Jesin, requesting notification of the adoption of the proposed modifications to the Official Plan Amendment No. 464;



(iv) (July 1, 1999) from Mr. Jim Purnell, suggesting that the Downsview lands be used as parkland but in the event they cannot, any development should be sustainable from a transportation/energy use point of view;



(v) (June 30, 1999) from Mr. Gerald M. Harquail, President, The Paragon Group of Companies, submitting comments with respect to the proposed modifications to Official Plan Amendment No. 464; and



(vi) (June 29, 1999) from M. Johal, submitting comments with respect to the proposed modifications to Official Plan Amendment No. 464.



The following persons appeared before the North York Community Council in connection with the foregoing matter:



- Mr. Gerald M. Harquail, President, The Paragon Group of Companies, who commented on the proposed modifications to Official Plan Amendment No. 464. During his submission he indicated that The Paragon Group of Companies own and operate a long term care facility at 3595 Keele Street, which is located within the RD1 area of the north-west quadrant of the subject lands. In his opinion, the lands adjacent to their centre at 3595 Keele Street would be better utilized as an expansion for a facility that will provide care and services for the elderly and disabled. He further indicated that this proposal has been submitted to Canada Lands Limited and under the direction of the Ontario Municipal Board, are continuing negotiations for this use. This proposal would also envisage the extension of Grandravine Drive across the northern boundary of the subject lands to Tuscan Gate.



- Mr. David Birnbaum, Friends of the Downsview Lands Inc., who commented on the proposed modification to the Official Plan Amendment No.464 and the Downsview Area Transportation Master Plan.. During his submission in indicated that in order to provide the maximum protection from traffic impacts to the existing adjacent neighborhoods: 1) the relationship between the Downsview Area Transportation Master Plan and Official Plan Amendment No. 464 should not be changed. The Master Plan should continue, as now, to be an integral part of and have the same force and effect as Official Plan Amendment No. 464. To break them apart, in his opinion, would greatly weaken the status of the Transportation Master Plan. The wording of Section 7.1 (a) of Official Plan Amendment No. 464 should therefore not be amended; 2) the Transit Road northerly and southerly extensions, and the improvements to Wilson Avenue between Transit Road and Dufferin Street should be completed before either of the two retail (big box) warehouses in the CR lands south of Wilson Avenue are open for business. They do agree, however, that the construction of the grade-separated directional ramps between Allen Road and the Transit Road extension may await further development of the Downsview lands. In concluding he stated the residents were generally supportive of the other changes being recommended to Official Plan Amendment No. 464 and the Downsview Area Transportation Master Plan.



- Mr. Vince Lombardi, who indicated that he concurred with the comments made by the previous speaker. He also indicated that he supported the notices of motions put forward by Councillor Moscoe. In concluding he indicated that the levels of development for the Downsview lands should be reduced and every effort should be made to achieve a 20 percent transit modal split.



- Ms. Ada Duffy, who suggested that the establishment of an airplane museum be considered.



On motion by Councillor Moscoe, North York Spadina, the North York Community Council recommended to Council that the following Resolutions be adopted:



(1) WHEREAS any development in the Downsview Area Secondary Plan will have a traffic impact on the adjacent residential communities; and



WHEREAS the Downsview Area Transportation Master Plan developed a road network that protected these neighbourhoods from traffic infiltration;



THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT:



(a) the Commissioner of Works and Emergency Services be directed to complete the Class Environmental Assessment for Municipal Road projects in the Downsview Area Secondary Plan under the existing funding arrangements with Canada Lands Company, Downsview;



(b) upon completion of the Environmental Assessment, that the Commissioner of Works and Emergency Services be directed to commence the design and construction details for the Transit Road/Chesswood northerly extension as the first road project to implement the Environment Assessment;



(c) the City Solicitor be directed to identify and to negotiate all legal agreements with Canada Lands Company, Downsview, that may be required to ensure that the construction of the Transit Road/Chesswood extension is front ended and fully funded through these agreements prior to the construction of any major development east of the Dufferin Street/Chesswood Drive axis; and



(d) the joint report (June 7, 1999) from the Commissioner of Urban Planning and Development Services and the Commissioner of Works and Emergency Services, embodied in Clause 15 of Report No. 6 of the North York Community Council, be adopted; and



(2) WHEREAS the Ontario Municipal Board at the preliminary hearing decided to set aside Block H for a separate hearing; and



WHEREAS when asked, the Solicitor for the city offered no objection on the basis that he had no instructions from the city;



THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Solicitor for the city raise, at the next pre hearing conference, objections at the Board to a separate hearing on Block H; and



BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the City Solicitor advise the Board that the Downsview Secondary Plan, and in particular, the transportation plan are an integral component in the consideration of Block H and that these matters must be considered in tandem.



A recorded vote on the recommendations moved by Councillor Moscoe, was as follows:



FOR: Councillors Moscoe, Augimeri, Feldman, Flint, Chong, Minnan-Wong, Shiner, King



AGAINST: NIL



ABSENT: Councillors Mammoliti, Sgro, Li Preti, Berger, Gardner, Filion

Carried



Councillor Li Preti, Black Creek, declared his interest in the foregoing matter as it relates to the city-owned lands at the southeast corner of Sheppard Avenue West and the William R. Allen Road, in that he owns a property in the vicinity.



(Clause 18, Report No. 7)



7.26 ALL WAY STOP CONTROL - FAIRMEADOW AVENUE AT UPPER CANADA DRIVE - NORTH YORK CENTRE SOUTH.



The North York Community Council had before it a report (July 8, 1999) from the City Clerk, advising that City Council on July 6, 7 and 8, 1999, struck out and referred back to the North York Community Council for further consideration and the hearing of deputations, Clause 6 of Report No. 6 of the North York Community Council, headed "All Way Stop Control - Fairmeadow Avenue at Upper Canad Drive - North York Centre South".



The following persons appeared before the North York Community Council in connection with the foregoing matter:



- Cindy Weiner, who also filed a written brief, a copy of which is on file with the City Clerk, North York Civic Centre;



- Barbara May; and



- Marlene Bourden-King.

A. Councillor Flint, North York Centre South, moved that the North York Community Council recommend to Council that:



(1) the recommendation contained in the report (June 10, 1999) from the Director, Transportation Services, District 3, embodied in the foregoing Clause 6 of Report No. 6 of the North York Community Council, be adopted; and



(2) that Schedules XVIII and XIX of By-law No. 31001, of the former City of North York, be amended to require traffic to stop on all approaches to the intersection of Normandale Crescent (west leg) and Upper Canada Drive.



B. Councillor Moscoe, North York Spadina, moved that the Director, Transportation Services, District 3, be requested to conduct a hazard exposure index in order to allow the Ward Councillors to undertake a survey of area residents to ascertain the residents' views on the feasibility of constructing a sidewalk on the north side of Lord Seaton Road.



Upon the question of the adoption of the foregoing motion A. moved by Councillor Flint, and motion B. moved by Councillor Moscoe, it was carried.



(Clause 19, Report No. 7)



7.27 NEIGHBOURHOOD TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT PLAN - UPPER CANADA DRIVE - NORTH YORK CENTRE SOUTH.



The North York Community Council had before it a communication (July 8, 1999) from the City Clerk, advising that City Council on July 6, 7 and 8, 1999, struck out and referred back to the North York Community Council for further consideration and the hearing of deputations, Clause 7 of Report No. 6 of the North York Community Council, headed "Neighbourhood Traffic Management Plan - Upper Canada Drive - North York Centre South".



The following persons appeared before the North York Community Council in connection with the foregoing matter:



- Cindy Weiner, who also filed a written brief, a copy of which is on file with the City Clerk, North York Civic Centre;



- Barbara May; and



- Marlene Bourden-King.



On motion by Councillor Flint, North York Centre South, the North York Community Council recommended to Council the adoption of Recommendations (1) and (3) and the deletion of Recommendation (2) contained in the report (June 10, 1999) from the Director, Transportation Services, District 3, embodied in the foregoing Clause 7 of Report No. 6 of the North York Community Council.



(Clause 20, Report No. 7)



7.28 LICENSE AGREEMENT - MICROCELL CONNEXIONS INC. AND CLEARNET PCS INC. - TELECOMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT - LESLIE STREET WATER TOWER - DON PARKWAY.



The North York Community Council had before it the following Resolution from Councillor Minnan-Wong, Don Parkway:



WHEREAS the former Council of the Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto at its meeting held on August 13 and 14, adopted Clause 30 and 40 embodied in Report No. 19 of the Corporate Administration Committee, and in doing so, entered into a licensing agreement with Microcell Connexions Inc. and Clearnet PCS Inc. for the installation of antennas and monitoring equipment on the Leslie Street Water Tower; and



WHEREAS the former Metro Council and Metro Works failed to inform or consult with the local residents potentially affected by antennas and monitoring equipment on the neighbouring Leslie Street Water Tower prior to the signing of the agreement with Microcell and Clearnet; and



WHEREAS residents are concerned about the effect of cellular transmissions on their health and the effect of the associated visual and acoustic aspects of the telecommunication equipment on their property values; and



WHEREAS the Urban Environment and Development Committee on November 2, 1998 recommended that the Chief Planner, in consultation with the Ministry of Health, be directed to review and report on a policy for the appropriate siting of wireless (cellular) telephone transmission towers and that this policy be based on the idea of "prudent avoidance", stating the City of Toronto should adopt such a policy, and should have a rule that wireless telephone transmission towers should be located outside residential neighbourhoods and at least 200 meters from schools and day care centres.



NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Chief Planner's report, in consultation with the Board of Health, include consideration of the health issues related to cellular transmission equipment; and



BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the City of Toronto pursue immediate efforts to end the contract signed with Microcell and Clearnet and should dissolution of the contract not be legally possible.



BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the City of Toronto exercise its rights of termination as written in the contracts and direct the Commissioner of Works and Emergency Services to terminate these licenses and restore the property to the satisfaction of the local residents at the earliest time stipulated in the contracts; and



AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT Council grant authority to impose a ban on the installation of cellular transmission sites on the Leslie Street Tower.



The North York Community Council also reports having had before it the following written submissions from:



(i) Mr. Christopher Beaver, Noe Valley Families; and



(ii) Ms. Julie Fournier.



The following persons appeared before the North York Community Council in connection with the foregoing matter:



- Ms. Gloria McKeegan



- Mr. Bill Reoch, Manager of Real Estate, Microcell Connexions Inc.



- Mr. James Kennedy, Clearnet PCS Inc.



- Mr. Ken Dunsmore, President, Don Mills Residents Inc.



- Mr. William Fulton



- Ms. Dale Sutton



- Mr. Mark Maitman





A. Councillor Moscoe, North York Spadina, moved that:



(1) consideration of the foregoing Resolution by Councillor Minnan-Wong, be deferred to the next meeting of the North York Community Council scheduled for September 14, 1999; and



(2) Clearnet PCS Inc. and Microcell Connexions Inc. be requested to voluntarily relocate their antennae and monitoring equipment presently located on the Leslie Street Water Tower site; and the appropriate City officials be requested to assist them in finding an alternate location, preferably in an industrial area.



B. Councillor King, Seneca Heights, moved that consideration of the foregoing matter be deferred until such time as a report from the Acting Commissioner of Urban Planning and Development Services and the Medical Officer of Health is available for consideration by Council.



C. Councillor Chong, Don Parkway, moved that the appropriate City officials select an independent engineering company to conduct an analysis of the antennae and monitoring equipment on the Leslie Street Water Tower site; and that:



(1) such analysis include measuring the power density at several locations namely:



(a) the base of the tower;



(b) at various distances in concentric circles from the base (i.e. 20m, 40m, 60m, 80m....); and



(c) at the property lines of the homes nearest to the tower, in a clear and unobstructed sight line to the tower (i.e. not behind a tree or garage); and;



that as a control, the power densities be measured inside a typical home far removed from this or any other cellular telephone antennae; in an average office building and other places, for a comparison basis in order to achieve a household average;



(2) the cost of this analysis be charged to Clearnet PCS, Inc., and Microcell Connexions Inc.;



(3) the investigation be completed and the results available for the next meeting of the North York Community Council to be held on September 14, 1999;



(4) the results of the investigation be widely circulated to all interested parties well in advance of the North York Community Council meeting.



A recorded vote on motion B. moved by Councillor King and motion C. moved by Councillor Chong, was as follows:



FOR: Councillors Sgro, Berger, Feldman, Gardner, Chong, King



AGAINST: Councillors Mammoliti, Li Preti, Moscoe, Augimeri, Flint, Filion, Minnan-Wong



ABSENT: Councillor Shiner

Lost



A recorded vote on motion A. moved by Councillor Moscoe, was as follows:



FOR: Councillors Mammoliti, Li Preti, Moscoe, Augimeri, Feldman, Flint, Gardner, Chong, Filion, Minnan-Wong, King



AGAINST: Councillor Berger



ABSENT: Councillor Sgro, Shiner

Carried



(Clause 30(h), Report No. 7)



7.29 ZONING AND OFFICIAL PLAN APPEAL - R. G. THWAITES - 15 CAMERON AVENUE - ONTARIO MUNICIPAL BOARD DECISION - NORTH YORK CENTRE.



The North York Community Council had before it a report (July 6, 1999) from the City Solicitor, reporting on the outcome of the Ontario Municipal Board hearing held with respect to 15 Cameron Avenue and recommending that the report be received for information.



On motion by Councillor King, Seneca Heights, the North York Community Council received the foregoing report.



(Clause 30(i), Report No. 7)



7.30 PARKING PROHIBITIONS - LODESTAR ROAD - NORTH YORK SPADINA.



The North York Community Council had before it a report (July 7, 1999) from the Director, Transportation Services, District 3, recommending that Schedule VIII of By-law No. 31001, of the former City of North York, be amended to prohibit parking at anytime on the east side of Lodestar Road, between Rimrock Road and Steeprock Drive.



The North York Community Council recommended to Council the adoption of the foregoing report.



(Clause 21, Report No. 7)



7.31 TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE APPLICATION - EDINBURGH DRIVE - NORTH YORK CENTRE.



The North York Community Council had before it a report (July 7, 1999) from the Director, Transportation Services, District 3, recommending that



(1) by enactment of a Confirmatory By-law adopting this report, Edinburgh Drive, between Bathurst Street and the laneway 40 metres east of Bathurst Street, be temporarily closed from 8:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., on Sunday, September 26, 1999, for the purpose of conducting a religious Sukkos celebration, subject to the applicant's compliance with By-law No. 27433, of the former City of North York; and



(2) during this temporary closure, there shall be no use of the closed road for vehicle traffic except under the authority of a permit issued by the Commissioner of the Works and Emergency Services Department.



The North York Community Council recommended to Council the adoption of the foregoing report.



(Clause 22, Report No. 7)



7.32 PARKING PROHIBITIONS - EDDYSTONE AVENUE - BLACK CREEK AND NORTH YORK HUMBER.



The North York Community Council had before it a report (July 12, 1999) from the Director, Transportation Services, District 3, recommending that Schedule VIII of By-law No. 31001, of the former City of North York, be amended to prohibit parking on the north side of Eddystone Avenue, between Jane Street and Oakdale Road.



The North York Community Council recommended to Council the adoption of the foregoing report.



(Clause 23, Report No. 7)



7.33 REQUEST TO WAIVE THE FEE FOR A TREE REPLACEMENT - 54 WALLASEY AVENUE - NORTH YORK HUMBER.



The North York Community Council had before it the following Resolution from Councillor Mammoliti, North York Humber:



WHEREAS the resident at 54 Wallasey Avenue, North York, has written to Councillor Mammoliti regarding the matter of the Shubert Cherry Tree, planted on city property, in the front of the residence;



WHEREAS the city has determined that this particular type of Shubert Cherry Tree has been traditionally prone to tree disease;



WHEREAS the city's Parks and Recreation Department has informed the resident at 54 Wallasey Avenue, North York, that because this type of tree is prone to tree disease that the Shubert Cherry Tree is no longer planted by the city;



WHEREAS the city's Parks and Recreation Department has determined that the Shubert Cherry Tree at 54 Wallasey Avenue shows definite signs of currently being diseased;



WHEREAS because of this current disease identification, the city has determined the value of the tree would be reduced from $1,200.00 to $535.00 based on the level of disease that the tree currently is showing;



WHEREAS the city has determined that based on the continuing cumulative condition, of this tree disease, that the city will eventually replace this tree on their own;



WHEREAS the resident is currently in the processes of widening his residential driveway;



WHEREAS the resident has sent a letter to Councillor Mammoliti informing him of this driveway expansion plan;



WHEREAS the Shubert Cherry Tree lies within the driveway widening area;



THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the city would plant a new type of tree only after the driveway widening is completed at 54 Wallasey Avenue; and



BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the city would waive the determined replacement fee of $535.00, based on the circumstances of this case.



The North York Community Council also had before it a memorandum (July 14, 1999) from the Director of Parks and Recreation, North District, in support of the foregoing Resolution, waiving the $535.00 for the value of the tree.



On motion by Councillor Mammoliti, North York Humber, the North York Community Council recommended to Council the adoption of the foregoing Resolution.



(Clause 24, Report No. 7)



7.34 COMMUNITY FESTIVAL EVENT - CLUB EPIPHANY - ANNUAL CULTURAL FAMILY EVENT IN CELEBRATION OF CARIBANA - AUGUST 1, 1999 - 11 ARROW ROAD - NORTH YORK HUMBER.



The North York Community Council had before it a communication (May 6, 1999) from Ms. Phyllis James, Managing Director, Club Epiphany, requesting permission to proceed with an application for a Special Events Permit from the Liquor Licence Board of Ontario for the Annual Cultural Family Event in Celebration of Caribana, to be held on August 1, 1999, at the outdoor area of Club Epiphany.



The North York Community Council recommended to Council that the Annual Cultural Family event in celebration of Caribana being held by Club Epiphany, be declared a community festival event.



(Clause 25, Report No. 7)

7.35 COMMUNITY FESTIVAL EVENT - RENNA'S SPORTS BAR AND GRILL - 1ST ANNUAL CHARITY EVENT FOR THE HOSPITAL FOR SICK CHILDREN - AUGUST 15, 1999 - 30 BEVERLY HILLS DRIVE - NORTH YORK HUMBER.



The North York Community Council had before it a communication (July 12, 1999) from Mr. Bruno V. Timpano, P. Eng., Operations Officer, Renna's Sports Bar and Grill, requesting permission to hold a charity event on August 15, 1999, at the outdoor area of Renna's Sports Bar and Grill, with a portion of the proceeds being donated to the Hospital for Sick Children Foundation.



The North York Community Council recommended to Council that the 1st Annual Charity event for the Hospital for Sick Children, be declared a community festival event.



(Clause 26, Report No. 7)



7.37 SIDEWALKS - LOCAL IMPROVEMENT INITIATIVES IN THE APPROVED 1999 CAPITAL BUDGET - ARJAY CRESCENT - NORTH YORK CENTRE SOUTH.



The North York Community Council had before it the following Resolution from Councillor Flint, North York Centre South:



WHEREAS funds have been included in the 1999 Capital Budget for a local improvement on Arjay Crescent; and



WHEREAS it is Council's policy to include the construction of a sidewalk when a road is upgraded; and



WHEREAS Arjay Crescent is a local road that loops west from Bayview Avenue in a crescent shape back to Bayview Avenue; and



WHEREAS no local streets adjoin Arjay Crescent; and



WHEREAS there are no public schools nearby; and



WHEREAS there are no pedestrian links from Arjay Crescent to public parks or walkways; and



WHEREAS 100 percent of household were surveyed at a public meeting or by mail drop regarding road design options and sidewalks, and a clear majority indicated that they do not want a sidewalk; and



WHEREAS notice of City's initiative will be published in local newspapers on or about July 20th, 1999;



THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that a sidewalk not be constructed in connection with the upcoming local improvement of Arjay Crescent; and



BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this decision be included in the published local improvement notice.



On motion by Councillor Flint, North York Centre South, the North York Community Council, in accordance with subsection 121(b), waived the requirement that the supplementary item be placed on the agenda for the next subsequent regular meeting, and decided to consider same at that meeting, which carried, more than two-thirds of members present having voted in the affirmative.



On motion by Councillor Flint, North York Centre South, the North York Community Council recommended to Council the adoption of the foregoing Resolution.



(Clause 27, Report No. 7)



7.38 PARKING PROHIBITIONS - SOUTH SIDE OF TALARA DRIVE AND SOUTH SIDE OF CARACAS ROAD - NORTH YORK CENTRE SOUTH.

The North York Community Council had before it the following Resolution from Councillor Flint, North York Centre South:



WHEREAS in September 17, 1997, Council amended Schedule VIII of By-law No. 31001 to prohibit parking on various streets in the Bessarion neighbourhood (see Schedule "A" attached); and



WHEREAS these parking restrictions were necessary in order to facilitate safe traffic operations throughout the community during the time that Bessarion Road was temporarily closed at Sheppard Avenue East during construction of the Bessarion Subway Station; and



WHEREAS construction of the Bessarion Subway Station has progressed to the point where Bessarion Road no longer needs to be closed at Sheppard Avenue East; and



THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT when Bessarion Road is re-opened, Schedule VIII of By-law No. 31001 be amended to remove the no parking restrictions any time on the south side of Talara Drive, from the easterly limit of Greenbriar Road to the southerly limit of Caracas Road, and on the south side of Caracas Road, from the easterly limit of Talara Drive to the westerly limit of Bessarion Road;



BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the appropriate City Officials take the necessary action to carry out the recommendations.



On motion by Councillor Flint, North York Centre South, the North York Community Council, in accordance with subsection 121(b), waived the requirement that the supplementary item be placed on the agenda for the next subsequent regular meeting, and decided to consider same at that meeting, which carried, more than two-thirds of members present having voted in the affirmative.



On motion by Councillor Flint, North York Centre South, the North York Community Council recommended to Council the adoption of the foregoing Resolution.



(Clause 28, Report No. 7)



7.39 LEFT TURN LANE - SAN ROMANO WAY FROM FINCH AVENUE WEST - BLACK CREEK.



The North York Community Council had before it the following Resolution by Councillor Li Preti, Black Creek:



WHEREAS traffic control signals at Jane Street and York Gate Mall access were approved by City Council on July 6, 1999; and



WHEREAS the alignment of San Romano Way with a fourth leg is a local step in alleviating some of the 62 accidents in the past three years; and



WHEREAS a left turn lane travelling east on Finch Avenue entering San Romano Way would alleviate traffic congestion on Finch Avenue between Jane Street and Driftwood Avenue; and



WHEREAS the Transportation Department investigate the feasibility of a left turn lane into San Romano Way from Finch Avenue;



THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Works and Emergency Services Department determine if the fourth leg at the new synchronized intersection at Jane Street and York Gate Mall is feasible and if it is, that appropriate funds be allocated in the 2000 Capital Budget to accomplish it and that in while reconstructing the easterly portion of Finch Avenue for streetscaping, that the left turn centre lane be extended if it is feasible to accommodate a left turn lane into San Romano Way from Finch Avenue.



On motion by Councillor Li Preti, Black Creek, the North York Community Council, in accordance with subsection 121(b), waived the requirement that the supplementary item be placed on the agenda for the next subsequent regular meeting, and decided to consider same at that meeting, which carried, more than two-thirds of members present having voted in the affirmative.



On motion by Councillor Li Preti, Black Creek, the North York Community Council deferred consideration of the foregoing Resolution and requested the Director, Transportation Services, District 3, to provide a report on this matter for consideration by the North York Community Council at its meeting scheduled for September 14, 1999.



(Clause 30(j), Report No. 7)



7.40 SIDEWALKS - LOCAL IMPROVEMENT INITIATIVES IN THE APPROVED 1999 CAPITAL BUDGET - LYTTON BOULEVARD AND FRONTENAC AVENUE - NORTH YORK CENTRE SOUTH.



The North York Community Council had before if the following Resolution from Councillor Berger, North York Centre South:



WHEREAS funds have been included in the 1999 Capital Budget for a local improvement on Lytton Boulevard and Frontenac Avenue; and



WHEREAS it is Council's policy to include the construction of a sidewalk when a road is upgraded; and



WHEREAS Lytton Boulevard and Frontenac Avenue are local roads with very low traffic volumes; and



WHEREAS 100 percent of households were surveyed at a public meeting or by mail drop regarding road design options and sidewalks and a clear majority indicated that they do not want a sidewalk; and



WHEREAS notice of City's initiative will be published in local newspapers on or about July 20, 1999;



THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT a sidewalk not be constructed in connection with the upcoming local improvements on Lytton Boulevard and Frontenac Avenue.



On motion by Councillor Berger, North York Centre South, the North York Community Council, in accordance with subsection 121(b), waived the requirement that the supplementary item be placed on the agenda for the next subsequent regular meeting, and decided to consider same at that meeting, which carried, more than two-thirds of members present having voted in the affirmative.



On motion by Councillor Flint, North York Centre South, on behalf of Councillor Berger, North York Centre South, the North York Community Council recommended to Council the adoption of the foregoing Resolution.



(Clause 29, Report No. 7)



7.41 REVIEW OF THE SIGN BY-LAW.



The North York Community Council had before the following Resolution by Councillor Shiner, Seneca Heights:



WHEREAS the City has begun a review of the Sign By-laws of the former area municipalities and to date no information has come forward; and



WHEREAS the City continues to receive variance requests to the existing North York Sign By-law;



THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Commissioner of Urban Planning and Development Services provide an update at the next North York Community Council meeting scheduled for September 14, 1999, on the status of the comprehensive city-wide Sign By-law and proposed changes to the existing North York Sign By-law.



On motion by Councillor Shiner, Seneca Heights, the North York Community Council, in accordance with subsection 121(b), waived the requirement that the supplementary item be placed on the agenda for the next subsequent regular meeting, and decided to consider same at that meeting, which carried, more than two-thirds of members present having voted in the affirmative.



On motion by Councillor Shiner, Seneca Heights, the North York Community Council recommended to Council the adoption of the foregoing Resolution.



(Clause 30(k), Report No. 7)



7.42 TRAFFIC OPERATIONS - TORRESDALE AVENUE (NORTH SECTION) - NORTH YORK SPADINA.



The North York Community Council had before it the following Resolution by Councillor Feldman, North York Spadina:



WHEREAS the residents of the Torresdale Avenue North area have objected to the installation of turn restrictions at the intersections of:



(1) Fisherville Road and Hidden Trail; and



(2) Carpenter Road and Fisherville Road; and



WHEREAS the residents of the Torresdale Avenue North area requested that the following restrictions be removed:



(1) southbound left and westbound right turn restrictions at Fisherville Road and Hidden Trail; and



(2) southbound right turn at the intersection of Carpenter Road and Fisherville Road;



THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the appropriate by-laws be enacted and that staff be directed to do all things necessary to remove these restrictions.



On motion by Councillor Moscoe, North York Spadina, the North York Community Council, in accordance with subsection 121(b), waived the requirement that the supplementary item be placed on the agenda for the next subsequent regular meeting, and decided to consider same at that meeting, which carried, more than two-thirds of members present having voted in the affirmative.



On motion by Councillor Feldman, North York Spadina, the North York Community Council endorsed the foregoing Resolution and expressed its support for a Notice of Motion to reopen and reconsider this matter at the Council meeting scheduled for July 27, 1999.



(Clause 30(l), Report No. 7)



The North York Community Council adjourned its meeting at 6:40 p.m., Thursday, July 15, 1999.











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