DRP E-update No. 53, February 22, 2018

Design Review Panel - City Planning, Urban Design

The Design Review Panel is a group of independent design professionals, including architects, landscape architects, urban designers and engineers. They review large-scale private development and public projects, and provide objective advice aimed at improving design of the public realm. Panel meetings are open to the public and interested persons are welcome to attend.

Next Meeting: Thursday February 22, 2018

nine people reviewing bristol boards Toronto City Hall, Committee Room 2 (2nd floor)

12:30 p.m. – High Park Apartment Neighbourhood Area Character Study (1st Review)

High Park Apartment Neighbourhood Area Character Study boundary map

Application: City Study

Presentations:

  • Elisabeth Silva Stewart, Community Planning; Allison Reid, Urban Design

The City of Toronto is undertaking an area based study of the Apartment Neighbourhood located north of High Park. The Study will assess the physical character of the area and develop a policy framework to guide future change and compatible infill development.

The Study began in October 2017 and is expected to be completed by mid-2018. It is anticipated that the Study will result in a Site and Area-Specific Official Plan Policy.

Find out more: High Park Apartment Neighbourhood Area Character Study

1:50 p.m. – 1779-1791 St Clair Avenue West (2nd Review)

Perspective view of the proposed building at 1779-1791 St Clair Avenue West

(First Review was May 2017)
Application: Site Plan Approval

Graywood Developments

Presentations:

  • Sean Rooney, Community Planning; Allison Reid, Urban Design
  • SMV Architects

Proposal for a 12 storey mixed use development containing a total of 274 residential units. The proposed development would have a residential density of 5.07 times the area of the lot and a commercial density of 0.23 times the area of the lot, resulting in a total FSI of 5.41. The proposed development also includes indoor and outdoor amenity space.

Find out more: 1779-1791 St Clair Ave W

3:10 p.m. – Golden Mile Secondary Plan Study (1st Review)

Golden Mile Secondary Plan Study boundary map

Application: City Study

Presentations:

  • Russell Crooks and Emily Caldwell, Community Planning; Sasha Terry, Urban Design

The City of Toronto is undertaking the Golden Mile Secondary Plan Study, which will develop a vision and comprehensive planning framework for the Golden Mile area. the vision and planning framework will form the foundation for the Secondary Plan, Urban Design Guidelines and other planning tools to be developed by the City Planning Division.

Find out more: Golden Mile Secondary Plan Study

4:25 p.m. – Portland Commons – 517 Wellington Street West (1st Review)

Perspective view of the proposed building at Portland Commons

Application: Rezoning

The Portland Property Group

Presentations:

  • Nathaniel Baker, Community Planning; Nasim Adab, Urban Design
  • Sweeny &Co Architects

Proposed 16-storey office building with ground floor retail space and the retention of the existing Copp Clark Publishing Co. heritage buildings on the subject property that are currently used for commercial and office uses.

Find out more: Portland Commons

5:30 p.m. Adjournment

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