Meetings & Events: Baby Point HCD Study
Community meetings and advisory group meetings are held over the course of the Heritage Conservation District Study in order to provide information on the study, receive input from the local community and engage residents and stakeholders in the heritage planning process. Meetings will be posted below as they are scheduled. Meeting summaries and information presented at these meetings are publicly available and can be found on this page, or can be requested from Alex Corey, Heritage Planner, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On July 12, the Toronto Preservation Board received the Baby Point Heritage Conservation District Study, and endorsed the preparation of the Baby Point Heritage Conservation District Plan, including any additional archaeological testing within City-owned lands as may be needed.
The City Planning Division hosted a community meeting (open house) on May 28th at the Old Mill to present the consultant’s draft recommendations to proceed with the designation of the Baby Point neighbourhood as a Heritage Conservation District (HCD) and to develop an HCD Plan to manage change in the area. Links to download the display boards presented at the meeting are below.
On April 10th, 2018 City Planning staff and the consultant team, led by EVOQ Architecture, met with the Baby Point Community Advisory Group to present the consultant’s draft recommendations and to solicit feedback and discussion. The meeting was facilitated by LURA Consulting and was attended by Councillor Doucette (Ward 13 – Parkdale/High Park). The purpose of the meeting was to receive feedback on the proposed HCD boundary, Statement of District Significance and presentation material for the public open house.
On November 2 and 9, 2017 City Planning staff and the consultant team, led by EVOQ Architecture, met with the Baby Point and Old Millside Community Advisory Groups to present the consultant’s preliminary findings and recommendations and to solicit feedback and discussion. The meeting was facilitated by LURA Consulting, with a representative from Councillor Doucette’s office (Ward 13 – Parkdale/High Park) in attendance.
The City’s consultant’s preliminary findings for the Baby Point HCD recommend City Planning revise the study area boundary and proceed to develop a Heritage Conservation District Plan within the Baby Point neighbourhood (excluding Old Millside).
On June 26th and 27th the Baby Point and Old Millside Community Advisory Groups met at Humbercrest United Church. The decision to convene two separate neighbourhood advisory groups (one for Baby Point and one for Old Millside) was requested at the first community consultation meeting, held on March 27th.
The objectives of the advisory group meetings were to:
- provide an update on the HCD Study
- Review and confirm the advisory group Terms of Reference
- Present the results of preliminary data collection, and review feedback from the first community consultation meeting
- Discuss elements of significance and areas of concern with respect to heritage priorities within the neighbourhood
The discussion at both advisory group meetings contributed useful information for the project team on the features that define the Old Millside and Baby Point neighbourhoods, and provided an opportunity for community members to ask questions of clarification regarding the HCD Study process.
On Monday, March 27th, 2017 Heritage Preservation Services hosted the first community consultation meeting at Humbercrest United Church.
During the meeting and following community feedback, it was decided to proceed with two Community Advisory Groups – one for the Baby Point area, and one for the Old Millside area. Applications to participate were received until April 10, 2017.