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Toronto Preservation Board


Meeting No. 35   Contact Margaret Sexton, Committee Secretary
Meeting Date Wednesday, June 30, 2010
  Phone 416-392-6316
Start Time 2:00 PM
  E-mail msexton@toronto.ca
Location Committee Room 1, City Hall
  Chair   Robert Saunders  


Toronto Preservation Board

 

Robert Saunders, Chair

Adriana Balen, Vice-Chair

Mary Louise Ashbourne

Alan Dudeck

Patrice A. Dutil

 

 

Paul Gogan

Prishram Jain

Geoff Kettel

Yew-Thong Leong

David Le Roy

 

Councillor Kyle Rae

Jennifer Rieger

Councillor Michael Thompson

Councillor Adam Vaughan

 

Members of Council and Staff:  Please keep this agenda and the accompanying material until the City Council meeting dealing with these matters has ended.  The City Clerk’s Office will not provide additional copies.

 

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Closed Meeting Requirements:  If the Toronto Preservation Board wants to meet in closed session (privately), a member of the Board must make a motion to do so and give the reason why the Board has to meet privately. (City of Toronto Act, 2006)

 

Notice to people writing or making presentations to the Toronto Preservation Board:  The City of Toronto Act, 2006 and the City of Toronto Municipal Code authorize the City of Toronto to collect any personal information in your communication or presentation to City Council or its committees.

 

The City collects this information to enable it to make informed decisions on the relevant issue(s). If you are submitting letters, faxes, e‑mails, presentations or other communications to the City, you should be aware that your name and the fact that you communicated with the City will become part of the public record and will appear on the City’s website. The City will also make your communication and any personal information in it – such as your postal address, telephone number or e-mail address – available to the public, unless you expressly request the City to remove it.

 

The City videotapes committee and community council meetings. If you make a presentation to a committee or community council, the City will be videotaping you and City staff may make the video tapes available to the public.

 

If you want to learn more about why and how the City collects your information, write to the City Clerk’s Office, City Hall,100 Queen Street West, Toronto ON M5H 2N2 or by calling 416-392-6316.

 

Declarations of Interest under the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act

 

Speakers/Presentations:

 

A complete list will be distributed at the meeting

 

Confirmation of Minutes - May 28, 2010

   

Communications/Reports 

PB35.1

Presentation 

3:00 PM 

 

Ward: 19 

Restoration Work - Princes' Gates at Exhibition Place
Summary

Presentation by James Bailey, Associate, James Bailey Architect


PB35.2

Information 

 

 

Ward: 28 

Toronto Preservation Board - Upcoming Report
Origin
(June 17, 2010) Memo from Heritage Preservation Services
Summary

Advising that the following report will be considered at the July 29, 2010 meeting of the Toronto Preservation Board:

 

a.         Howard Street Neighbourhood – Intention to Designate under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act (Ward 28 – Toronto Centre-Rosedale)


PB35.3

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 20 

150 College Street (170 College Street, Mining Building, University of Toronto) Authority to Enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement and Amendment of the Designating By-law
Origin
(June 14, 2010) Report from Acting Director, Policy and Research, City Planning
Recommendations

The City Planning Division recommends that:

 

1.         City Council grant authority for the execution of a Heritage Easement Agreement under Section 27 of the Ontario Heritage Act with the owners of the property at 150 College Street (also known as 170 College Street).

 

2.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce the necessary bill in Council authorizing the entering into of a Heritage Easement Agreement.

 

3.         City Council amend By-Law No. 88-76 designating the property at 150 College Street (also known as 170 College Street and containing the Mining Building) under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act to update the By-law by revising the Reasons for Designation in accordance with the 2005 amendments to the Ontario Heritage Act.

Summary

This report recommends that City Council grant authority to enter into a heritage easement agreement for the property at 150 College Street (also known as 170 College Street which contains the Mining Building, University of Toronto) and amend By-law No. 88-76 designating the property under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act to revise the Reasons for Designation to describe the site’s cultural heritage values and attributes.

 

The property is located on the northeast corner of College Street and King’s College Road.  The University of Toronto’s Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering is converting the Mining Building as its Centre for Innovation in the Canadian Mining Industry.  The University of Toronto has agreed to enter into a heritage easement agreement with the City.  It is the practice of the City when executing a heritage easement agreement on a previously designated property to amend the designating by-law to reflect the 2005 amendments to the Ontario Heritage Act. 

Financial Impact

There are no financial implications resulting from the adoption of this report.

Background Information
Staff Report (June 14, 2010) 150 College Street (170 College Street, Mining Building, University of Toronto) - Authority to Enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement and Amendment of the Designating By-law
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2010/pb/bgrd/backgroundfile-31668.pdf)


PB35.4

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 25 

2489 Bayview Avenue, Canadian Film Centre, Windfields Estate, Alterations to a Designated Heritage Property and Authority to Enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement
Origin
(June 16, 2010) Report from Acting Director, Policy and Research, City Planning
Recommendations

The City Planning Division recommends that:

 

1.         City Council grant authority for the execution of a Heritage Easement Agreement under Section 37 of the Ontario Heritage Act with the Canadian Film Centre, tenant of the property.

 

2.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce the necessary bill in Council authorizing the entering into of a Heritage Easement Agreement.

 

3.         City Council amend former City of North York By-law No. 31874 to change the legal description and revise the Reasons for Designation in accordance with the 2005 amendments to the Ontario Heritage Act.

 

4.         City Council approve the alterations to the heritage property at 2489 Bayview Avenue, substantially in accordance with the plans and elevations as they pertain to the designated property, including SP-1 June 8, 2010 prepared by David Palster  AC-1, AC-3, AC-4, AC-5, GA-1, GA-5, GA-6 all dated May 28, 2010, A-1, A-2,  dated May 14, 2010 prepared by Nexus Architects, and Ecoplans Limited, date stamped received by Heritage Preservation Services,  June 10, 2010, and on file with the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services; and the  report titled, “Heritage Impact Assessment,  Windfields Estate, Toronto, Ontario, Windfields Campus Improvement Project, Phase 2,  May 2010” and “Addendum 1 Heritage Impact Assessment, Windfields Estate” on file with the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, prepared by Commonwealth Historic Resource Management Limited, subject to the following conditions:

 

a.         No demolition, construction, grading or other soil disturbances shall take place on the subject property prior to the City’s Planning Division (Heritage Preservation Services Unit) and the Ministry of Culture (Heritage Operations Unit) confirming in writing that all archaeological licensing and technical review requirements have been satisfied;

 

b.         Prior to final site plan approval the tenant shall:

 

i.          provide a detailed Conservation Plan, prepared by a qualified heritage consultant (Heritage Consultant)  to the satisfaction of the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services that includes:  as-found record of the swimming pool/cabana structures and gatehouse, including photographs keyed to plans and elevations of all the visible exteriors and interiors; detailed descriptions for the proposed heritage conservation work for the two areas; description of the reversibility of alterations; and cost estimates for the conservation work, heritage commemoration work, cultural heritage landscape conservation, and easement  photographs;

 

ii.         provide final development plans and landscape plans, to the  satisfaction of the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services;

 

c.         Prior to the issuance of any building permit for the heritage property

located at 2489 Bayview Avenue, including a permit for the demolition, excavation, and/or shoring of the subject property, the tenant shall provide the following:

 

i.          building permit drawings, including specifications for heritage conservation work prepared by the Heritage Consultant to the satisfaction of the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services;

 

ii.         Letter of Credit, in a form and an amount satisfactory to the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division, to secure all work included in the detailed Conservation Plan;

 

d.         Prior to the release of the Letter of Credit, the tenant shall:

 

i.          enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement on the property to the satisfaction of the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services;

 

ii.          provide a notice of substantial completion for the heritage conservation work on the gatehouse and cultural heritage landscape prepared by the Heritage Consultant to the satisfaction of the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services;

 

iii.         submit final as-built photographs, of the exteriors and significant interiors of the heritage buildings and significant landscape features satisfactory to the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services.

Summary

The Canadian Film Centre (CFC), the long-term tenant of 2489 Bayview Avenue (Windfields Estate the former home of E.P Taylor) has been awarded a grant from the federal – provincial Infrastructure Stimulus Funds program (ISF) in the amount of 4.5 million dollars for proposed leasehold improvements. These improvements must be completed by April 30, 2011 in order for the funding to remain in place. The work includes: construction of additional educational and administrative spaces; additional parking; barrier free access; site access improvements; and heritage landscape conservation and enhancement.

 

This report recommends City Council approval of limited demolition work, alterations and construction of new structures in keeping with the heritage character of the designated property, in order to facilitate completion of the leasehold improvement project.

 

The applicant has applied to the Committee of Adjustment for approval to extend and expand a legal non-conforming use (as an educational facility), and has applied for Site Plan Approval for the leasehold improvements. The applicant is also in negotiations with the City to expand the area of leasehold to include more of the cultural heritage landscapes associated with the Estate.

Financial Impact

There are no financial implications resulting from the adoption of this report.

Background Information
Staff Report - (June 16, 2010) 2489 Bayview Avenue, Canadian Film Centre, Windfields Estate, Alterations to a Designated Heritage Property and Authority to Enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2010/pb/bgrd/backgroundfile-31669.pdf)


PB35.5

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 23 

34 Parkview Avenue Authority to Enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement and Amendment of Designating By-law
Origin
(June 14, 2010) Report from Acting Director, Policy and Research, City Planning
Recommendations

The City Planning Division recommends that:

 

1.         City Council grant authority for the execution of a Heritage Easement Agreement under Section 37 of the Ontario Heritage Act with the Ontario Heritage Trust.

 

2.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce the necessary bill in Council authorizing the entering into of the Heritage Easement Agreement.

 

3.         City Council amend the former City of North York By-law No. 31872 to revise the legal description and the Reasons for Designation in accordance with the 2005 amendments to the Ontario Heritage Act.

Summary

This report recommends that City Council grant authority to enter into a heritage easement agreement for the property at 34 Parkview Avenue (John McKenzie House, Coach House, Stable and Milk House) with the Ontario Heritage Trust, and amend By-law No. 31872 (former City of North York) designating the property at 34 Parkview Avenue under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act to extend the boundaries of the site covered by the designation and revise the Reasons for Designation.

 

In 1992, the former City of North York designated the property at 34 Parkview Avenue under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.  The site is owned by the City of Toronto, which leases it to the Ontario Historical Society as the organization’s headquarters.  The local councillor has requested that the City protect the property with a heritage easement agreement to be held by the Ontario Heritage Trust.  To protect the property’s setting and views, it is recommended that the easement cover the subject site, as well as the City-owned McKenzie Parkette to the north.  In accordance with the heritage easement agreement, the designating by-law requires amending to change the legal description and to describe the site’s cultural heritage values and attributes as set out in the 2005 amendments to the Ontario Heritage Act. 

Financial Impact

There are no financial implications resulting from the adoption of this report.

Background Information
Staff Report - (June 14, 2010) 34 Parkview Avenue - Authority to Enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement and Amendment of Designating By-law
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2010/pb/bgrd/backgroundfile-31670.pdf)


PB35.6

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 25 

79 Dawlish Avenue - Inclusion of City of Toronto Inventory of Heritage Properties
Origin
(June 15, 2010) Report from Councillor Cliff Jenkins, Ward 25, Don Valley West
Summary

This letter is requesting that the Toronto Preservation Board recommend that 79 Dawlish Avenue be included on the City of Toronto Inventory of Heritage Properties.

Background Information
Letter - (Jun 15, 2010) from Councillor Cliff Jenkins, Ward 25, Don Valley West, 79 Dawlish Avenue - Inclusion on Heritage Inventory
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2010/pb/bgrd/backgroundfile-31709.pdf)

Picture - 79 Dawlish Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2010/pb/bgrd/backgroundfile-31710.pdf)

Picture - 79 Dawlish Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2010/pb/bgrd/backgroundfile-31711.pdf)

Picture - 79 Dawlish Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2010/pb/bgrd/backgroundfile-31712.pdf)

Map - 79 Dawlish Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2010/pb/bgrd/backgroundfile-31713.pdf)


PB35.7

ACTION 

 

 

 

Minutes of the Community Preservation Panels
Origin
(June 21, 2010) Memo from Chair, North York Community Preservation Panel
Summary

 

a.         North York Community Preservation Panel

             i.         Minutes of the meeting held on April 21, 2010

 ii.        Minutes of the meeting held on May 17, 2010

Background Information
North York Community Preservation Panel - Minutes dated April 21, 2010
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2010/pb/bgrd/backgroundfile-31692.pdf)

North York Community Preservation Panel - Minutes dated May 17, 2010
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2010/pb/bgrd/backgroundfile-31693.pdf)