Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) (New Provinicial OMB Appeal body) Appeal in Bloor West Village – Baby Point

Posted in Development, Ward 5
 
For your interest as we fight the Mid Rise Guidelines [READ] Request for Direction

In April 2008, City Council approved a proposal to permit the redevelopment of lands at 2442 Bloor Street West. These lands form part of the overall consolidated Site subject to the current application, where the Humber Odeon Cinema is currently located.

 

Why You Need to Read the “Good Neighbour Guide”

Posted in Construction Notices, Development

 

 

Simply put, it’s a great go-to guide to understand your duty and role as: a resident being affected by residential development,
a contractor working on residential development or even a Ratepayer/Community group participant who assists your neighbourhood with applications.

This guide should be read through before filing complaints so that you are aware of the processes involved and can ask the right questions or file accurate complaints.

Although our office cannot interpret the guide, we surely can assist with your questions or else get City staff to respond accurately.

As seen in our July eNewsletter

Construction Noise Bylaw and Exemption Permits

Posted in City Wide, Construction Notices, Development, Ward 5

 

 

The Noise Bylaw provides standards for noise and applies to all properties in Toronto. The bylaw prohibits noise at any time that is likely to disturb others. Click here for more details.

The largest complaints are generally about construction, loud music or barking dogs.

Construction hours:

  • Monday to Friday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • not allowed on Sundays and statutory holidays

Exceptions to the rule:

Some construction projects apply for a noise exemption permit which allows them to work outside of the regulated hours.

Municipal work, or work undertaken due to emergency situations are exempt from the Noise bylaw and exemption requirements.

If possible, speak to the person or people responsible for the noise to give them an opportunity to correct the issue or of course contact our office. Alternatively, you should contact 3-1-1 Toronto with any complaint.

As seen in our July eNewsletter

Wildlife Cruelty and City Protocol

Posted in Development, Ward 5
 

 
 
Regarding the recent incident at South Kingsway and The Queensway pigeons –

The City has suspended this work until the end of nesting season to ensure no further incidents of this nature occur. We have clearly instructed contracted workers to not touch, move or displace any nesting birds.
 
The City of Toronto is committed to abiding by conservation laws to protect the city’s natural environment and wildlife inhabitants. In the City’s contract for this work, it states that the contractor shall comply and conform to all statutes, laws, bylaws, regulations, requirements, ordinances, notices, rulings, orders, directives and policies of the municipal, provincial and federal governments, applicable to the work provided by the contractor. 
 
In future, the City will specifically highlight the Migratory Birds Convention Act as a general condition of contract documents for this type of work and address it in pre-construction meetings to ensure all contractors are aware of the obligations under this Act.

 

Fact sheet: Rat control in the City of Toronto

Posted in Development, Ward 5
 

 


We’ve been getting more emails about rats in certain areas of #ward5etobicoke. We wanted to share this information from the City of Toronto Rat Control website:

Large urban environments provide excellent habitats for rats to survive and thrive. The City of Toronto uses a variety of methods and actions with regard to rodent control on public property. Residents and business owners are responsible for maintaining their own properties to prevent issues with rodents.

 
What the City does:

  • Address complaints for garbage or debris issues that attract rats at rental apartment buildings, or if rodent issues are not addressed by a landlord.
     
  • Observe wildlife as part of routine park maintenance, and develop action plans when wildlife create problems for park users. If an increase in rodents, particularly rats, occurs, exterminators are engaged as required.
     
  • Investigate all complaints relating to rodent infestations in food premises, institutions (including hospitals, senior care facilities, and child care centres) and schools.
     
  • Place bait in the sewer system as a result of a complaint, or where an increased population of rats has been noted.
     
  • Regularly empty garbage bins and bags at City facilities and sweep Nathan Phillips Square and David Pecaut Square.
     
  • Retain a pest control service to monitor and fill bait stations at City facilities as required.

 
What residents and business can do to ensure rodent and pest control on private property:

  • Store garbage in rodent-proof containers with tight-fitting lids.
     
  • Reduce clutter to prevent hiding spots (wood piles, old tires, etc.).
     
  • Eliminate sources of food (fallen fruit, pet food left outdoors, grass seed, etc.).
     
  • Secure composters to prevent rodents from entering.
     
  • Keep areas around bird feeders and bird baths clean.
     
  • Cut tall grass around the house

Residents should seek private pest control services in case of rat infestation.

 
If there is a rat issue on your street it is best to contact our office so that we can keep track of the reported sightings and staff can tend to this accordingly. 

If there is a property with standard issues in your area and you suspect it could be attracting rodents, please email our office or else 3-1-1 Toronto to report.

 

As seen in our July eNewsletter

Alternative Routes Around the Six Points Interchange Construction

Posted in Development, Road Work, Ward 5

 

We shared this link in our June eNewsletter, but wanted to share again along with suggestions for an alternate route through Michael Power Place (a popular thoroughfare due to construction). 

This link will send you to the Six Points Interchange Construction website and will allow you to view active roadway, alternate route, and travel maps for the area. Click here to access. Scroll down to accordion menu for ‘Alternate Route Suggestions’.
 
Detouring through Micheal Power Place:

Heading eastbound towards Michael Power Place it is recommended that you either:

  1. ​Turn left onto Bloor Street from the Plaza; then make a left turn onto Aukland Road traveling southbound; then a left turn onto Dundas Street traveling eastbound; or
     
  2. ​Turn right onto Bloor Street, then turn left onto Kipling Avenue traveling northbound; turn right onto Burnhamthorpe Road traveling eastbound; turn right onto Dundas Street traveling westbound; then turn left onto Michael Power Pl.

As seen in our July eNewsletter

Committee of Adjustment New Requirement for Members – Trees

Posted in City Wide, Development

 
Parks and Environment Committee recommended, and City Council approved, that in the new term of Council members of Committee of Adjustment must have a knowledge of trees that is demonstrable and applicable to reviewing applications:

2.  City Council amend the criteria of Committee of Adjustment and Toronto Local Appeal Body Panels to include knowledge of, and/or background in, urban forestry and environmental planning.

As seen in our July eNewsletter