December 14, 1999
To: Toronto Community Council
From: Acting Commissioner of Urban Planning and Development Services
Subject: Residential Demolition Application - 45 Bellevue Avenue
Ward 24 (Downtown)
In accordance with former City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 146, Article II, Demolition Control, I refer the
demolition application for 45 Bellevue Avenue to you to recommend to City Council whether to grant or refuse the
application, including conditions, if any, to be attached to the permit.
Financial Implications and Impact Statement:
That City Council authorize me to issue the residential demolition permit for 45 Bellevue Avenue, subject to the standard
conditions as set out in Chapter 146-16B(5) of the Municipal Code, specifically:
(a) That the applicant for the permit construct and substantially complete the new building to be erected on the site of the
residential property to be demolished, not later than two (2) years from the day demolition of the existing residential
property is commenced.
(b) That, on failure to complete the new building within the time specified, the City Clerk shall be entitled to enter on the
collector's roll, to be collected in like manner as municipal taxes, the sum of twenty-thousand ($20,000) for each dwelling
unit contained in the building in respect of which the demolition permit is issued, and that such sum shall, until payment,
be a lien or charge upon the land in respect of which the permit to demolish the residential property is issued.
On August 23, 1999, Zoltan Zimmerman applied for a permit to demolish the residential building at 45 Bellevue Avenue.
The existing building is a semi-detached house containing one dwelling unit.
Zoltan Zimmerman also filed an application with me to construct a replacement structure consisting of an apartment
building containing 5 dwelling units. Plan examination of this building permit application is currently underway to
establish conformity with the Building Code Act, the Zoning By-law and applicable law.
In accordance with the former City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 146, Article II, Demolition Control, I refer the
demolition application to you because I have received objections fromWilliam S. Brown of 47 Bellevue Avenue; Greg
Rhodes, a tenant at 45 Bellevue Avenue; Mike Milardo of 199 Brunswick Avenue; Martine Mathews of 36 Claremont
Street, and Brendan Caron of the Kensington Market Working Group. The objectors would like this building to be
preserved because they believe it to be of historical and architectural significance.
The structure is neither designated under the Ontario Heritage Act nor listed on the City's Inventory of Heritage Properties.
The Planning Act requires City Council to issue a demolition permit for 45 Bellevue Avenue.
That City Council consider the application for a demolition permit for 45 Bellevue Avenue.
Carlos Martins, Senior Plan Examiner
Telephone: (416) 392-7523
Fax: (416) 392-0721
Director, South District and Deputy Chief Building Official
Acting Commissioner, Urban Planning and Development Services