Overview: Baby Point HCD Study
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The Baby Point HCD Study was prioritized by City Council in March 2015 in consideration of its status as an Archaeologically Sensitive Area (ASA), a high number of development applications, and low degree of heritage protections. The HCD Study was recommended to provide an overall understanding of the area’s history and heritage character and to determine if an HCD would be an appropriate heritage planning tool.
The City Planning Division initiated the Baby Point HCD Study in March 2017 and retained a project team led by EVOQ Architecture with ASI Inc. (archaeology), Urban Strategies Inc. (planning) and Eric Wright (historian) to prepare the HCD Study report.
The Baby Point HCD Study will include a comprehensive property inventory, historical research, character analysis, evaluation of the area’s heritage value, and review of the area’s existing planning framework. The study process includes two public meetings, as well as the convening of two community advisory groups to provide specific and detailed feedback on research, analysis and recommendations.
The Baby Point HCD Study Area includes two residential neighbourhoods (Baby Point and Old Millside), located on the eastern banks of the Humber River north of Bloor Street West. The Study Area may be futher divided through the Study process, and does not necessarily reflect any future potential HCD boundary.
The Baby Point HCD Study was initiated in March 2017 and is estimated to take one year to complete. Once complete the HCD Study report and an accompanying staff report will be presented to the Toronto Preservation Board for endorsement, before proceeding to any future HCD Plan.
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