The City is holding a meeting where you can comment on the development application for 552-570 Church St & 66 Wellesley St E.
City Planning recommended that the proposed application be refused, and this was accepted by Toronto East York Community Council (TEYCC) on November 15. You can see the Refusal Report here, and all the information on the initial application, including plans, wind studies, and more, on the development application page.
Our November newsletter is out now, read it here. See all our past emails to members and neighbours in our newsletter archive.
Join us on September 9 and Meet Your Neighbours! We've invited groups, organizations and individuals in the Church Wellesley Neighbourhood to give us a taste of what they do.
Thank you to all who could attend our 2017 Annual General Meeting, for those who could not attend you can review the meeting minutes below, or listen to a full recording here! AGM minutes are considered a draft until approved by the membership at our 2018 AGM.
To stay involved throughout the year, watch our calendar of events. Not a member? We'd love for you to join now as an individual, or as part of a housing group. Your annual fees cover costs such as meeting room rentals, website hosting, printing and legal expenses.
A developer is conducting three pre-proposal consultations for a rental apartment building on the north west corner of Church and Wellesley. Three sessions will take place at Currie Hall, Accessible, 105 Maitland St. from 6:00pm to 8:00pm as follows:
Existing Conditions Analysis and Ideas Date: Thursday January 12, 2017
Urban Design Principles, Ideas and Concepts Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017
Concepts and Feedback Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017
We are rich in community assets and capacity nurtured and cultivated over generations. At the heart of our community is our networks that we cultivate whether in living in adjacent houses, in governing of our apartments, condos and co-operatives and our cultural interests of common bond. These community consultations for Church-Wellesley present a singular opportunity to bring forward your voices, please circulate to your networks and attend one or all of the sessions.
Can't make the meetings?
Toronto's Ward boundaries are changing, and this is your opportunity to have your voice heard. Review the options online, then share your comments in one of two ways:
You've seen the plans for James Canning Gardens, now see what's in store for George Hislop and Norman Jewison Parks. This is your chance to give feedback and influence the future of the linear park system between Charles Street and Dundonald Street.
Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Place: The Courtyard Marriott
475 Yonge Street, Toronto
(Porter Meeting Room)
See a summary of the June 7 stakeholders meeting here.
On Thursday, June 2nd, the Toronto District School Board hosted a public meeting to update the community on the revised development application for 411 Church Street. Jeff Latto of the TDSB presented the revised application, and sought community input for an Impact Statement to be presented to the City for inclusion in the Final Planning Report. Just over 30 members of the community gathered at Church Street Junior Public School to ask questions and share their concerns about the impact this development will have on the school and its students.
Some key changes to the application since it was last presented to the community included:
A small group of local residents met on May 24 to review the latest concept for James Canning Gardens. As part of the strategy for the three linear parks, James Canning will serve as a family-oriented park featuring a revitalized playground, varied and flexible seating, and improved lighting and visibility.
Here's some of the feedback we heard: