ONE Properties has submitted a proposal for a 28 storey tower on Wellesley Street and a seven storey midrise on Church Street, separated by Dapper Lane. This follows a June 8 decision of the Ontario Land Tribunal (formerly LPAT / OMB) which denied ONE Properties' proposal for a 36-storey tower on the site.
The new proposal is much more in line with Official Plan Amendment 183, the City's planning framework for the area, and much more respectful of Village residents.
The development application documents are here. A community consultation has not yet been scheduled.
CHURCH WELLESLEY NEIGHBOURHOOD ASSOCIATION
Annual General Meeting
November 18, 2020 7:00 PM– 9:00 via Zoom
Meeting called to order at 7:03 pm
Zoom tutorial – Tara Schorr
Land Acknowledgement – Peter Small
Chair’s Message – Connie Langille
Challenges during pandemic; thanks to community partners and our elected representatives.
Remarks by Ward 13 Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam – pre-recorded
Congratulations to CWNA on 10 years of accomplishments.
Introduction of Board Members – Connie Langille
Paul Farrely, Robert Packman, Donald Altman, Neil Gibb, Tar Schorr, Trevor Hennig, Kyle Ianuzzi, Peter Small
On November 12, community members joined artist Dereck Revington, TDSB Trustee Chris Moise and Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam to celebrate the unveiling of Nightshift, the much anticipated illuminated fence at the Church Street Junior Public School.
Motion sensors at each end of the fence influence the multicolored lights creating a continuously changing flow of colours.
It's a truly beautiful and inspiring work of art!
The 2021 Annual General Meeting of the Church Wellesley Neighbourhood Association is on Monday, November 29 at 7 pm, via Zoom. Register here.
Are you looking for a unique opportunity to make an impact in the Church Wellesley Neighbourhood? Well, look no further! The Church Wellesley Neighbourhood Association (CWNA) is looking for leaders like you to join our board of directors.
We are a non-profit, volunteer run organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of everyone who lives, works, and plays in our neighbourhood, bounded by Yonge Street east to Jarvis Street and Charles Street south to Carlton Street. The work of the CWNA is focused in the areas of:
The CWNA is currently accepting applications for open positions on the CWNA Board. All candidates for the CWNA Board of Directors must live in our catchment area and be members in good standing. We encourage members of equity-deserving groups to apply so that our board may reflect the diversity of our neighbourhood and our community’s unique needs. We are particularly seeking board members who have knowledge and experience in any of the following areas: community outreach and engagement, urban development and planning, legal expertise.
As the Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be virtual, the election for open positions will take place immediately following the November 29, 2021 AGM. All members in good standing that are present at the AGM will be entitled to vote and will receive an online ballot via email following the AGM. Results will be announced on November 30, 2021 at 7 pm.
There are 4 positions that will be open for candidates at the 2021 AGM.
The CWNA Board normally meets once a month and board members are expected to attend these meetings regularly. In addition to the monthly board meeting, board members will be expected to sit on at least one committee and will be required to complete additional tasks between meetings, approximately 5-10 hours per month.
Returning to the board to complete their terms are:
Donald Altman, Neil Gibb, Trevor Hennig, Robert Packham and Tara Schorr
Deadline for submission of nominations is NOVEMBER 26, 2021, 11:59 pm. To apply: download and print the Nomination Form; complete and sign; and email a scan or image of the form to firstname.lastname@example.org
The large Green P parking lot that sits across from the Wellesley subway station has been promised, in Toronto's Official City Plan, as parkland for many years.
In the recently released, "TOCore Implementation Strategy: Downtown Parks and Public Realm Plan," 15 Wellesley East is listed as one of the “New Parks Secured through Development and Acquisitions.”
According to Tyler Johnson, of Councillor Wong-Tam's office, the final allocation of the parking lot is not yet determined. "Green P is amenable to giving it to the city but it hasn’t been decided if it’s going to be fully parkland or partially parkland and partially affordable housing,” he wrote.
The CWNA will continue to lobby for more parkland for our growing neighbourhood.
The Church-Wellesley Village Business Improvement Area (BIA), with PMA Landscape Architects, is developing a new Streetscape Master Plan for Church Street from Gloucester Street to Wood Street. They hosted an online public consultation on Sept. 9 and drop-in information sessions at Barbara Hall Park on Sept. 11 and 18. A pdf of the plan is posted online.
The Master Plan envisions many changes that will result in a significant improvement to Church Street. Enhancing the visual identity of the street, adding plantings and coordinated furnishings, and reimagining the laneways are just some of the planned changes.
At meetings and consultations during the planning process, CWNA Board members have advocated strongly for pedestrian priority to be the foundation for the Streetscape Master Plan.
The BIA is expected to release the final plan to the public in summer of 2022.