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City Council Motion J33, 16 April 2003


Planning and Future Development of the Village of Yorkville

Moved by:              Councillor Milczyn

Seconded by:         Councillor Rae

"WHEREAS City Council has recently approved, in principle, a mixed-use development at 76, 88R, 92 and 100 Yorkville Avenue and 95, 115, 119 and 121R Scollard Street (File No.202008 TE ZBL 2002006); and

WHEREAS this development includes an eighteen (18) storey building within the heal1 of the Village of Yorkville; and  

WHEREAS tall tower development within this area is precluded by the current Zoning By-laws, Official Plan po1icies and guidelines of the Village of Yorkville Area of Special Identity: and

WHEREAS the Village of Yorkville is one of the City's most unique neighborhoods as defined by its architecture, heritage, mix of uses, scale of buildings and tourism facilities; and

 WHEREAS the Village of Yorkville plays an important role in tourism attraction to the City of Toronto; and

 WHEREAS the future of the Village of Yorkville is of City-wide interest and importance;

 NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Commissioners of Urban Development Services and Economic Development Culture and Tourism be requested to report jointly to both the Planning and Transportation Committee and the Economic Development and Parks Committee, at their meetings scheduled to be held on June 3rd, 2003, and June 9th, 2003, respectively, on the planning framework in place 10 protect the future architectural, urban, and heritage fabric of Yorkville, and on the role that Yorkville plays in the economic and tourism development of the City and the impact that changes in the character of Yorkville may have on the area's viability, and recommend which actions, if any, should be taken to safeguard the future of the Village of Yorkville;

 AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the Commissioner of Urban Development Services be requested to submit a report to the Planning and Transportation Committee for its meeting scheduled to be held on April 28, 2003, on the implementation of the Bloor- Yorkville Urban Design Guidelines, as contained in the study prepared by Brook McIlroy Planning + Urban Design Consultants;

 AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the necessary provisions of Chapter 27 of the City of Toronto Municipal Code be waived to permit introduction and debate of this Notice of Motion at the meeting of Council to be he]d on April 14, 15 and 16,2003."

 April 14.2003


The Planning and Transportation Committee meets at City Hall on 2 July. For location, time, and agenda, click here: http://www.city.toronto.on.ca/legdocs/2003/agendas/plt.htm

The Economic Development and Parks Committee will meet at City Hall on 7 July at 9:30 am. For location, time, and agenda, click here: http://www.city.toronto.on.ca/legdocs/2003/agendas/edp.htm