3429 Bloor Street West Application (Islington + Bloor Beer Store) [ALL UPDATES]

Posted in Development, Updates, Ward 5





First pre-hearing conference appeal decision

This is the Decision from the first Pre-Hearing Conference (“PHC”) regarding an appeal by DCMS Realty (Bloor-Islington) Inc. (“Appellant”) regarding an application for a Zoning By-law Amendment (“ZBA”) to facilitate the development of an 18-storey mixed use building on a property at 3429 Bloor Street West, Toronto. The Application was appealed because of the failure of City of Toronto (“City”) to make a decision regarding the ZBA.

[READ] First Pre-Hearing Conference Appeal Decision 



The first pre-hearing conference for the 3429 Bloor St. W. application was held today, April 5th, 2018.

The Board checked in a number of interested residents (15) and scheduled the matter for a second pre-hearing conference on October 9, 2018. The applicant also asked for a mediation assessment.



*** This should not be considered legal advice ****

It is expected that interested parties or participants will attend all Board dates of a matter they are interested in. If a concerned resident shows up at the first pre-hearing conference they will almost certainly be added as a participant.


If they show up at a second PHC, of which there will be no additional public notice, they may still be added. However, the developer may (and has every right to) make a request either at the first or second PHC to not add any additional participants – they have a right to know the case they will have to make at the hearing.


At or following the second PHC a procedural order will be finalized that will set out all parties and participants, and also set out dates for exchange of documents. That will include an obligation for participants to submit a “participant statement” so everyone knows what issues they plan on discussing.

A participant who does not submit such a statement (or a neighbour who shows up for the first time at the hearing) will not be allowed to address the Board.


If there are interested persons who are unable to attend on Thursday but want to request participant status or receive further notice of Board dates they can write to the Board case worker Graham Frank at Graham.Frank@ontario.ca.



The OMB surprised us all and scheduled a pre-hearing early –

The OMB has scheduled a prehearing conference in the 3429 Bloor St. W. Appeal for April 5, 2018. The Board’s information can be found here
If any residents are interested in having Participant Status at the OMB, they need to attend the Pre-Hearing on April 5th, 2018.

As seen in April 2018 eNewsletter



Please note that the OMB has suddenly moved quickly which was unexpected. City Staff will request a second Pre-Hearing so they can receive Direction from City Council.

The direction given will be to oppose the application in its current form.



The Applicant has appealed to the OMB and has scheduled a pre-hearing conference for April 5, 2018.




Thank you to those who attended Councillor Justin Di Ciano’s community meeting.

We will provide updates as they are available. At this time we do not expect a Pre-Hearing date in the near future and guesstimate a hearing date at The Ontario Municipal Board early 2019.

Councillor Di Ciano opposes this application.

As seen in our March eNewsletter



As of November 17, 2017 the applicant has filed to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB). Details will be updated here as they become available.



Councillor Justin Di Ciano does not support the application in its current form and will be hosting a community meeting. Details will be advised on our website, eNews and hand delivered to the immediate neighbourhood.

There is a preliminary report available here

As seen in our November eNews


The community meeting was held on Wednesday November 1, 2017. 

An application has been filed for an Official Plan Amendment and Re-zoning.

Details and all reports may be reviewed on the city website. Please call or email our office if you need assistance navigating the site.

The proposed development

DCMS Realty’s proposal for the Subject Property proposes to redevelop the existing one‐storey commercial store into a truly mixed use 18‐storey urban retirement and assisted living facility in the heart of the Etobicoke Centre. The retirement community will vertically integrate several uses, including an “urban‐format”Beer Store at‐grade, office space on the second floor, senior’ memory care and assisted living on floors 3 to 5, amenity space on floors 6 and 7, and seniors living suites on floors 7 to 18. The 176 residential units has a mix of 116 independent living spaces and 60 assisted‐living and memory care suites, ranging in size from studios to two‐bedrooms. The development is designed to offer a continuum of care that can accommodate varying—and evolving—individual needs, allowing seniors to age in place.