City planning

Union Lofts

I wanted to reach out to any purchasers of units at the proposed Church Conversion project "Union Lofts" at the corner of Perth & Wallace. Check out the private group on facebook called Union Lofts Residents Discussion.

It's a great place to connect with other purchasers and share information.

Davenport Diamond Grade Separation

Metrolinx is planning to grade-separate the railway tracks that run along the east side of our neighbourhood (between Campbell Ave. and Lansdowne) and the CN Tracks on the north side of our neighbourhood (between Dupont and Davenport). Here's the Google Map link.

Currently, these tracks cross each other at-grade, meaning that they intersect at ground level. Trains travelling along the north-south tracks must wait for east-west trains to finish passing through before they can proceed, and vice-versa. The grade separation plan proposes to elevate the north-south GO Transit Barrie Line tracks over the Davenport Diamond, eliminating the intersection and train traffic conflicts.

Though no details have been provided yet about exactly how this grade separation will occur, the summary basically goes like this:

  • A bridge will be built to carry GO trains on the Barrie line over the east-west freight line
  • The bridge would start ramping up from just north of Bloor St., proceed over the Davenport Diamond, and return to ground level north of the Diamond (probably between Davenport Rd. and St. Clair Ave.
  • Wallace Ave. would not be closed (as was possible in one of the previous grade separation proposals)
  • Some additional track crossings may be opened up, e.g. Paton Rd. or Antler St. / Lappin Ave.
  • Space under the bridge could potentially be re-purposed by the community (Park? Trail? Other?)

Timelines, construction methods, costs/funding, and other details have not been provided yet, though I expect some of that will be made available soon.

This thread will be updated as we continue to find out more. All comments and discussions related to this project will be consolidated here too.

Note: Grade separation was previously discussed in 2009 with a few options proposed, but this ended up getting rolled into a larger Barrie corridor expansion EA and shelved until recently.

Junction Triangle Traffic Management Committee - Phase 2 Meetup

Councillor Ana Bailão
In response to traffic related concerns raised by residents in the Junction Triangle neighbourhood, in 2012, I facilitated the creation of the Junction Triangle Traffic Management Committee (JTTMC). The JTTMC created a traffic management plan geared at addressing traffic issues in the community. By the end of 2014, many traffic improvements were implemented.
The JTTMC wants to get started on the 2nd Phase of the traffic management plan and would like your participation! For this reason, I invite you to a community meeting so you can meet your current JTTMC members, review the traffic improvements to date, and the JTTMC's working plan for the 2nd Phase. The JTTMC is also looking for additional help, so join us on March 5, and become a part of the JTTMC and this exciting project!
WHEN: Thursday, March 5, 2015
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM WHERE:
St. Rita's Catholic School
178 Edwin Ave.

Note: If you cannot attend this meeting for any reason, please do not hesitate to contact my office with your questions and/or concerns.

Castlepoint Redevelopment of Perth and Sterling


I was at the Castlepoint community update yesterday evening (Feb 24, 2015) re: the redevelopment happening at Perth and Sterling, and I audio recorded the meeting. Feel free to download.


Notes From 26 Ernest Ave. Meeting, July 22 2014

The following are some brief notes and photos of the display boards that were presented at the July 22 2014 planning meeting for 26 Ernest Ave. IMPORTANT: This development proposal is in very early stages and can possibly change in very drastic ways. Nothing here is final. This proposal will be updated with input from various City departments, City planning staff, the local councillor's office, and from feedback received from the public.

The Preliminary Staff Report will be presented to Toronto and East York Community Council on August 12 2014. It will be available online at:

The final staff report to City Council will likely be in Q1 2015.

The developer hopes to start sales later this year (via their sales centre at Davenport and Lansdowne), with construction beginning sometime in 2015.

Comments and feedback are welcome in the discussion forums, but should also be directed to:

Planning Meeting for 26 Ernest Ave (Former Solways)

You can download a copy of this flyer here (PDF).

Planning application for: 26 Ernest Ave.

The City is holding a Community Consultation meeting where you can learn more about this application, ask questions and share your comments.

Details are as follows:

Date: July 22, 2014
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 P.M.
Place: St. Luigi Catholic School, 2 Ruskin Ave., Main floor gymnasium


Proposed are seventy-two, 3-storey townhouses with one parking space incorporated into each townhouse and eight visitor parking spaces. A Preliminary Report providing background information at will be available online at the City of Toronto's website for the August 12, 2014 Toronto & East York Community Council meeting. Below is the weblink to the Community Council meeting website.

Meeting: 299 Campbell Ave. and Public Library

Meeting: Planning Application for 299 Campbell Ave.

Date: Monday May 26 2014
Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Place:Casa da Madeira, 1621 Dupont St.

There is a discussion forum where you can post your questions and comments about this development HERE.

Ward 18 cycling survey

Hi everyone,
Cycle Toronto Ward 18 is conducting a cycling survey to help us identify priorities for Ward 18. We'd be grateful if you could fill it out and share it with friends and neighbours!

Many thanks,
Liz Sutherland
Cycle Toronto Ward 18

Fuse Condos - Lansdowne & Dupont

Just wondering if anyone has heard anything about the Fuse Condos development planned for Dupont & Lansdowne, with the Metro and Shoppers Drug Mart? The signs have been up for quite awhile, listing an occupancy date of 2014... but I haven't seen any actual development yet.

Junction Triangle Traffic Management Public Meeting

Junction Triangle Traffic Management Plan - Feb 2013 DraftJunction Triangle Traffic Management Plan - Feb 2013 Draft


The Junction Triangle Traffic Management Committee is ready to present their finalized traffic management plan to the local community.
Over the past year, committee members have worked very hard with my office and Transportation Services staff on a traffic management plan for the Junction Triangle neighbourhood. The purpose of this exercise was to find solutions for various resident traffic related concerns, which include: increased traffic volumes due to non-local traffic in the neighbourhood, as well as speeding.
Please join us for the release of the final traffic management plan and provide us with your input., or call (416) 392-7012.
Date: Thursday, February 28, 2013 Time: 6:30 p.m.
St. Luigi's Catholic School, 2 Ruskin Avenue, in the gymnasium on the main floor
For any inquiries, please feel free to, or call (416) 392-7012.
Per informazioni in italiano, chiamate Michael Vieira 416-338-5277.
Para información en español llame a Anna Kral 416-338-5273.

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