The WINNER of the Etobicoke Civic Centre International Design Competition Is…

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Councillor Justin Di Ciano, in partnership with Build Toronto, is ecstatic to announce

Adamson Associates Architects, Henning Larsen Architects and PMA Landscape Architects as the winning design team!


This winning team has been selected from 4 finalists from the International Etobicoke Civic Centre Design Competition to design a new 46,500-square-metre (500,000-square-foot) Etobicoke Civic Centre as part of the six-hectare (14-acre) Westwood Theatre Lands redevelopment.



“Minor” Variance Update

Posted in City Wide, Development, Updates



The Province undertook a working group comprised of stakeholders including FONTRA to determine a Provincial Regulation governing the meaning of “minor”.

This concluded some months ago and City Staff are still trying to determine/confirm what the Province intends to do next.

If it is determined that the Province will NOT bring in a Provincial Regulation (which would be best as it would be province wide) then the City of Toronto may have to implement a new By-law.

When new information is brought to light, ie. the Province is, or is NOT, providing this regulation, only then would the City embark on facilitating this for Toronto.

Road Resurfacing on Burnhamthorpe Rd. from Dundas Street West to Martin Grove Rd.

Posted in Road Work



The City of Toronto is resurfacing Burnhamthorpe Road from Dundas Street to Martin Grove Road from May 29 – July 30, 2017 between 7:00am – 7:00pm.

What to expect during road work construction:

  • You may experience dust and noise 
  • Property owners should remove items located within City property limits (boulevard), such as landscaping and/or decorative objects
  • If you have a sprinkler system within the boulevard, please contact the Project Manager
  • The City will not be responsible for damage to any privately owned items on City property


European Gypsy Moth Aerial Spraying

Posted in Updates, Ward 5


There are ongoing efforts to manage the European Gypsy Moth (Lymantria dispar) infestation. The European Gypsy Moth is a defoliating insect that is considered a major pest in North America.

The City of Toronto is planning two rounds of aerial spraying, the first spray day taking place on Tuesday May 23 from 5:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. in the following areas:

  • Princess Margaret Boulevard and Kipling Avenue
  • Thorncrest Road
  • Edenbridge Drive
  • Edenbrook Hill
  • Valecrest Drive
  • North Drive
  • Royal York Road and Bloor Street West
  • The Kingsway
  • Baby Point Crescent/Baby Point Road
  • Jane Street and Bloor Street West


Various Construction on Shorncliffe Rd.

Posted in Road Work, Updates, Ward 5



There will be various construction initiatives taking place on Shorncliffe Rd. scheduled from May 23, 2017 – October 31, 2017 :

  • Watermain Replacement on Shorncliffe Road and other local roads
  • Road Reconstruction and Resurfacing

What to expect during construction:

  • You may experience dust, noise and other inconveniences, The City will make efforts to reduce the impacts
  • Work in the boulevard in front of homes is expected. This work includes removing and replacing driveways, municipal sidewalks and boulevards, where necessary
  • Property owners should remove items located within City property limits (boulevard), such as landscaping, fencing, irrigation systems, and / or decorative objects
  • The City will not be responsible for damage to any privately owned items on City property


4125 – 4133 Dundas St. Development Background Information

Posted in Development, photos, Updates, Ward 5



If you haven’t already had the chance to read past updates from Councillor Di Ciano re: 4125 Dundas St. West development application, you can do so here


Further to this information, there was a development site at 25 Earlington Ave., which eventually had gone to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB), that proposed more dwelling units than this application at 4125 Dundas St. West. The OMB decision regarding the number of units can be found by reading on:


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