You may have read about the changes the provincial government, without consultations, is about to impose on the TOcore Plan. This Toronto Star article details these changes and provides some context.
HVRA requests that the Ministerial decision to amend the TOcore official plan be withheld until consultation and review by the City of Toronto and its residents can take place.
… Read more HVRA objects to changes to TOcore plan (now with video link)
After several years of contention and discussion, all parties have agreed to a plan for development of properties at the northwest Sussex-Spadina corner. The final stage of discussion was confidential mediation by James McKenzie of the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (formerly the OMB).
… Read more Mediated Settlement for Sussex-Spadina Development
On July 12, Councillor Joe Cressy and HVRA hosted a community meeting to discuss the next phase of our Green Master Plan and to envision a new public park at the north end of 666 Spadina, flanking Sussex.
The Harbord Village Green Plan identifies opportunities to create new green spaces.
… Read more Designing a New Park for Harbord Village
On June 12, 30 volunteers counted wrong-way traffic and incomplete stops at Harbord Village intersections to better understand the risks to pedestrian safety. We spent from 7am to 10am and from 3pm to 7pm at eight residential street corners and the Harbord-Robert crosswalk.
… Read more Counting the Risks: Pedestrian Safety in Harbord Village
UrbanToronto.ca tells us that Knox Presbyterian Church has filed an Official Plan Amendment application with the City of Toronto to redevelop its property on the southwest corner of Spadina and Harbord. The application presents two options, both calling for more residential density (including affordable units) along with an expansion of the existing church.
… Read more Plans for Knox Church Redevelopment
On Friday, Dec. 22, HVRA was sent updated plans for the University’s proposed Sussex-Spadina residence. They will form the basis of the OMB pre-hearing scheduled for Jan. 3, 2018. The documents can be downloaded from this link.
While there are changes in detail,
… Read more New Sussex-Spadina Plans from U of T
On 17 October 2017, Toronto and East York Community Council unanimously passed a rezoning application to add an 11-storey infill to the south of the “tower in a park” apartment building at 666 Spadina. As part of the rezoning package, Cromwell Developments agreed to cede the green space along Sussex to the City for a public park and will create a second park space along Sussex Mews Laneway,
… Read more New Park Space at 666 Spadina
NEWS FLASH: HVRA now has the party status it was initially denied. Here are the documents ending its exclusion:
… Read more HVRA blocked from participating in CRB appeal of Spadina-Sussex plans