Honest Ed's/Mirvish Village - Public Consultation October 7
The City is holding its first Community Consultation meeting on the Honest Ed's/Mirvish Village development proposal, on Wednesday October 7, from 4-8pm at 777 Bloor St. West (Bickford Centre Cafeteria). The City will be consulting with the public in a number of ways on this application, and this is the first of many opportunities for members of the public to learn more about the application, ask questions of City staff and share comments on the proposal. For all the meeting details, click here.
On July 10, 2015, City Planning received applications from Westbank to amend the Official Plan and Zoning By-laws to redevelop a number of properties bordered by Bloor Street West, Bathurst Street, Lennox Street, and Markham Street, as well as a number of properties on the west side of Markham Street, also known as the Honest Ed's/Mirvish Village site.
The application includes the proposal for a number of mid-rise and tall buildings, ranging in height from 29-storeys at the southwest corner of Bathurst Street and Bloor Street West, to 6 and 7 storeys to the south and west, respectively. A number of potential heritage buildings fronting both sides of Markham street are proposed to be retained, while others are proposed to be removed.
Given the size of the site and the application, City Planning have developed a detailed website for the application and its materials. On an ongoing basis, information regarding public consultation, related Planning information (Four Corners study, etc.) will be posted to the website, along with the application itself. The application documents can be found on the website here: www.toronto.ca/planning/mirvishvillage.
City Planning have completed a preliminary report on the application, which will be considered at the October 6 meeting of Toronto and East York Community Council - to read the report, click here.
This proposal is still at an early stage of an ongoing process, which is an important time for community members to give feedback about the design. My office will continue to work closely with Councillor Layton, as the site is in Ward 19, to organize additional community consultation and provide updates.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact my office or the City Planner working on the file:
Graig Uens, MCIP, RPP
City Hall, 18th Floor, East Tower
100 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON M5H 2N2
Tel.: (416) 397-4647