Skip to content City of Toronto

In the Matter of the Ontario Heritage Act
R.S.O. 1990, Chapter 0.18 and
City of Toronto, Province of Ontario

51 Bond Street

Notice of Decision

Take notice that the Council of the City of Toronto on July 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 and 30, 2018, having considered an application to alter a structure designated under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act for 51 Bond Street decided, among other things, to

1. Approve the alterations to the heritage property at 51 Bond Street in accordance with Section 33 of the Ontario Heritage Act, to allow for alterations to the existing building on the lands known municipally in the year 2018 as 51 Bond Street, with such alterations substantially in accordance with plans and drawings prepared by ERA Architects Inc., dated March 8, 2018, and on file with the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services and the Heritage Impact Assessment (HIA), prepared by ERA Architects Inc., dated June 1, 2018, and on file with the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, all subject to and in accordance with a Conservation Plan satisfactory to the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services and subject to the following additional conditions:

a. That prior to final Site Plan approval for the property located at 51 Bond Street, the owner shall:

1. Amend the existing Heritage Easement Agreement for the property at 51 Bond Street in accordance with the plans and drawings dated March 8, 2018, prepared by ERA Architects Inc. and on file with the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, and subject to and in accordance with the Conservation Plan required in Recommendation 1.a.2 below, all to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services including registration of such amending agreement to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor.

2. Provide a detailed Conservation Plan, prepared by a qualified heritage consultant, that is consistent with the conservation strategy set out in the Heritage Impact Assessment for the property at 51 Bond Street, prepared by ERA Architects Inc. and dated June 1, 2018, to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services.

3. Provide final site plan drawings substantially in accordance with the approved Conservation Plan required in Recommendation 1.a.2 above to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services.
4. Provide a Heritage Lighting Plan that describes how the exterior of the heritage property will be sensitively illuminated to enhance its heritage character to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services and thereafter shall implement such Plan to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager Heritage Preservation Services.

5. Provide an Interpretation Plan for the subject property, to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services and thereafter shall implement such Plan to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services.

b. That prior to the issuance of any permit for all or any part of the property at 51 Bond Street, including a heritage permit or a building permit, but excluding interior alterations not impacting identified interior attributes, permits for repairs and maintenance and usual and minor works for the existing heritage building as are acceptable to the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, the owner shall:

1. Amend the existing Heritage Easement Agreement for the property at 51 Bond Street in accordance with the plans and drawings dated March 8, 2018, prepared by ERA Architects Inc. and on file with the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, and subject to and in accordance with the Conservation Plan required in Recommendation 1.a.2 below, all to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services including registration of such amending agreement to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor, as required in Recommendation 1.a.1 above.

2. Provide a detailed Conservation Plan, prepared by a qualified heritage consultant, that is consistent with the conservation strategy set out in the Heritage Impact Assessment for the property at 51 Bond Street, prepared by ERA Architects Inc. and dated June 1, 2018, to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, as required in Recommendation 1.a.2 above.

3. Provide building permit drawings, including notes and specifications for the conservation and protective measures keyed to the approved Conservation Plan required in Recommendation 1.a.2 above, including a description of materials and finishes, to be prepared by the project architect and a qualified heritage consultant to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services.

4. Provide a Letter of Credit, including provision for upwards indexing, in a form and amount and from a bank satisfactory to the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services to secure all work included in the approved Conservation Plan, Lighting Plan and Interpretation Plan.

c. That prior to the release of the Letter of Credit required in Recommendation 1.b.4 above, the owner shall:

1. Provide a letter of substantial completion prepared and signed by a qualified heritage consultant confirming that the required conservation work and the required interpretive work has been completed in accordance with the Conservation Plan and Interpretation Plan and that an appropriate standard of conservation has been maintained, all to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services.

2. Provide replacement Heritage Easement Agreement photographs to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services.

Appeal to the Conservation Review Board:

The Ontario Heritage Act states that where a Council consents to an application to alter a designated property with certain terms or conditions, or refuses the application, the owner may, within thirty days after receipt of this notice, apply to the Council for a hearing before the Conservation Review Board.
The owner may request a hearing before the Conservation Review Board in this matter, by writing to the City Clerk: Attention Ellen Devlin, Administrator, Toronto and East York Community Council, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, 2nd floor, West, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 2N2, by 4.30 p.m. on or before September 28, 2018.

 

Dated at Toronto this 29th day of August, 2018.

Ulli S. Watkiss
City Clerk

Return to the top of the pageBack to Top