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Reflections on an OMB decision

Happy New Year to one and all!  Much has recently happened that will affect our community for years to come. Notably, the decision of the OMB to favour the developer’s appeal for the ‘Shell station’ site at Queen and Woodbine was not totally unexpected, but still a bitter disappointment to many who worked long and […]

Councillors vote to fight condos at OMB

Wide sidewalks, a three-storey look and open views of the Kew Beach fire hall – that’s how city councillors hope a revised zoning bylaw will shape any future development along Queen Street East from Coxwell Avenue to Nursewood Road. But a legal test of the new rules is already underway. Two developers who are separately […]

Plans for Quarry Lands aired at Community Council

Build Toronto’s plans for its portion of vacant land northeast of Gerrard and Victoria Park were before Scarborough Community Council last week, with the presentation of a preliminary report on an  application for an Official Plan Amendment and Zoning Amendment. The biggest news is the inclusion in the current plan of a single large retail […]

Queen and Woodbine condo clash looming

The recently adopted Beach Urban Design Guidelines (UDG) may face a trial by fire at the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB), as two development proposals for the northwest and northeast corners of Queen and Woodbine do not meet the new guidelines. The city’s Planning Department and Ward 32 Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon indicated their intention to defend […]

Condo proposals exceed new Queen Street guidelines

The recently adopted Beach Urban Design Guidelines (UDG), completed after months of community consultation and work by the city’s planning department and dozens of concerned Beach residents, is already facing its first two challenges, in the form of rezoning applications on the northwest and northeast corners of Queen and Woodbine. Both applications are for six-storey […]

CCQLD holds annual meeting

The annual general meeting of the Concerned Citizens for Quarry Land Development (CCQLD)  was held at Birchcliff Bluffs Church on Jan. 23. About 75 local people braved the Arctic chill to attend. They were provided with an update on the recent actions at the quarry land site, and to elect the 2013 CCQLD Board of […]

Queen Street guidelines approved

After a dozen deputations both for and against, and many months of Beachers fighting passionately both for and against, Toronto and East York Community Council ignored a small but vocal group of objectors, and unanimously voted in favour of a new set of urban design guidelines, created after a months-long visioning study process instigated by […]

Queen Street rules draw protest and support

Well over 200 people crowded into the Kew Beach Public School gym on Oct. 23, for a meeting organized by the Beach Residents Association of Toronto (BRAT), responsible for the ‘Save Queen Street’ campaign, which has featured lawn signs, robo-calls and the resurfacing of former politicians. The group is opposed to a proposed set of […]

Visioning study gets underway

On June 16, nearly 80 Beach community residents participated in the first of a series of meetings that comprise the Queen Street East Visioning Study.  The meeting, held at the Fire Academy on Eastern Avenue, was facilitated by Nicole Swerhun, an independent facilitator, and also included several City staff from the planning and development divisions. […]

Six storeys approved by Community Council

Despite months of growing opposition to the six storey condo proposal for 1960-1962 Queen St. E. – currently the home of a Lick’s restaurant – Toronto and East York Community Council voted unanimously on May 15 to allow the project to go ahead. Dozens of Beach residents attended the Community Council meeting to voice their concerns […]

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