192 Roof Picnics

The Rooftop Garden / Patio

THURSDAYS JUNE, JULY, AUGUST
(Except JUNE 19- OUR AGM)

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (or later)

ENJOY OUR ROOF GARDENS

6:00 – Cocktails – bring your own
7:00 – Gourmet Picnic Fare – bring that too

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Possible New Developments in the Area

According to a board member of the Garden District Residents Association, a developer has assembled all of the commercial properties on the southeast corner of Jarvis and Dundas Streets, and has made offers to the owners of the adjacent residential properties on George Street. Residents of 192 Jarvis have witnessed soil samples being taken in the laneway to the south of Tim Horton’s, which is one of the things required for a rezoning application. The Downtown East Planning Study has designated the land as appropriate for high rise development.

Also, Ryerson University is considering a partnership with a developer for the construction of a mixed use project on the parking lot at the northwest corner of Jarvis and Dundas Streets. Ryerson owns the property, but doesn’t have the funds to construct a building on the site. A mixed use development including a residential component would provide the funding for additional space for Ryerson.

Don W.

Update on Ryerson Residence

City Planning is still reviewing the application for rezoning the property, but at this point, is satisfied with the built form of the proposal as presented in the last community consultation. City Planning will recommend approval of the application when it is presented to Toronto and East York Community Council.

The plan has changed from the original in several ways including:

  • Setting back the front of the building to align with 192 Jarvis and the Hazelburn Coop
  • Removing the rear extension of the building
  • Raising the height to 30 storeys from 27 storeys to recover some of the units lost by removing the rear extension
  • Adding a second level of underground parking

The City is looking into securing the following items as Section 37 benefits:

  • Offsite streetscape and park improvements
  • Affordable housing and/or community/cultural/recreational space improvements in the local area
  • Offsite laneway improvements
  • TCHC capital improvements

The planner is not at liberty to disclose the amount or distribution of the Section 37 benefits. However, it is known that $250,000 is being directed to streetscape improvements on Jarvis Street. The group of 192 Jarvis and Hazelburn residents that worked on a joint position as to where these funds should be directed identified streetscape improvements on Jarvis between Dundas and Shuter as their top priority. Their recommendation was accepted by the boards of both buildings.

An Environmental Assessment was completed for Jarvis Street several years ago, and it identified the areas appropriate for streetscape improvements.  That study would have to be updated. Also several years ago, Section 37 funds from the development of the Rogers Headquarters near Bloor were secured for streetscape improvements on Jarvis. That money was never spent, and is still available for improvements to the northern part of Jarvis. Securing the funds from the Ryerson Residence is likely to re-initiate the environmental assessment process, which will include public consultation, including the input of area residents.

Don W.

Garden District Residents Association Website

img115854f889ba1bbe0aResidents of 192 Jarvis may be interested in checking out the website of the Garden District Residents Association (GDRA). According to the website,

“We are residents, home and business owners, students, employers and employees volunteering to promote all measures that enhance safety, economic viability and the general quality of life in the neighbourhood.

Bordered by Gerrard Street to the North but including Allan Gardens, Yonge Street to the West, Sherbourne Street to the East and Queen Street to the South.”

It contains useful information about our neighbourhood. You may, in particular, be interested in the updates on local developments, contact information for city officials, and the calendar of local events. Thanks to Don W (#1202) for suggesting the site.

Annual General Meeting of Unit Owners – June 19th

Condo Building - 192 Jarvis Street, TorontoThe condominium unit owners’ annual general meeting is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, June 19 at 07:00 p.m. in the Party Room.  Please watch for the official notice/agenda that will be mailed to you in due course and to confirm this date.  To serve you better, this year and in all future years we ask that you please send to us in advance any questions you have after reviewing the notice/agenda and in particular the financial statements (that will be attached to the notice/agenda).  In this way, your auditor can be well prepared to answer owner questions by reviewing the records in advance, if necessary.  Thank you.

Moss Park Design Public Meeting

The City of Toronto holds public consultations as one way to engage residents in the life of their city. Toronto thrives on your great ideas and actions. We invite you to get involved.

Moss Park Design

Public Meeting

The City of Toronto is currently in the process of designing a plan for improvements to
Moss Park located at 150 Sherbourne St.

Councillor Wong-Tam (Ward 27 Toronto Centre-Rosedale) and City of Toronto Parks
Planning and Landscape Architecture Unit representatives will be looking for input on the
proposed improvements to Moss Park. The local community is invited to attend this
meeting and provide feedback.

Date: Wednesday May 14, 2014
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: John Innes Community Recreation Centre, Gymnasium
150 Sherbourne St.

Interpretation services may be arranged with at least one week notice before the meeting date.

For more information please contact:
Councillor Wong-Tam
416-392-7903
Councillor_wongtam@toronto.ca

Barbara Carou
Parks, Forestry and Recreation
416-392-8466
bcarou@toronto.ca