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459 Eastern Av (All Canadian Self Storage, 5s, Rust/Teeple)

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- Tor & E.York OPA / Rezoning 12 148264 STE 30 OZ Mar 30, 2012 ---

Official Plan Amendment and Rezoning application to permit the re-development of the lands for the purposes of a new mixed use development containing residential, commercial and institutional uses. Included in the proposal is the construction of a 4 storey and 2 storey non-residential building fronting onto Booth Ave and an additional building 6 stories in height along the Eastern Avenue frontage containing 2 floors of retail and office uses and 71 live/work dwelling units above. 187 parking spaces to serve the development are proposed to be provided, 41 on the surface and 146 in a below grade parking structure.
 

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Applications have been submitted for the Weston Bakery at 462 Eastern Ave and its parking lot across the street (459 Eastern Ave). I've highlighted the sites on the map below. 176 Logan Avenue (in blue and partially cut off) is the parking lot for the bakery outlet store. I imagine it's included, but for whatever reason wasn't listed on the application for 462 Eastern Ave. 176 Logan Ave may just be a convenience or entrance address. Unsure.



459 Eastern Avenue

OPA / Rezoning (Application #12 148264 STE 30 OZ)

Official Plan Amendment and Rezoning application to permit the re-development of the lands for the purposes of a new mixed use development containing residential, commercial and institutional uses. Included in the proposal is the construction of a 4 storey and 2 storey non-residential building fronting onto Booth Ave and an additional building 6 stories in height along the Eastern Avenue frontage containing 2 floors of retail and office uses and 71 live/work dwelling units above. 178 parking spaces to serve the development are proposed to be provided, 41 on the surface and 137 in a below grade parking structure.

 

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Bulldozers are digging at the 459 Eastern site.
 

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459 Eastern is going to be a storage facility - not connected to the 462 Eastern Project across the street

Site Plan Approval for a new 5-storey, 15,107.1 square metre industrial self storage facility with ancillary office. 56 parking spaces are proposed to be provided.
JH Rust and Teeple are the architects. The elevations indicate the exterior cladding is ceramic panels - hopefully the same quality as the Parliament Street Data Centre

 

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Ugh. Looks forbidding and squat, like a bunker. Not a lot of glass there, either. This is the retail/commercial portion of the development, I take it?
 

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Teeple and terracotta? I am getting excited. Pretty impressed they are using that just for a storage facility - doesn't sound like the usual for this type of structure.

AoD
 

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How it fits into the existing area

 

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Honestly though, given the DRL alignment this is way too contextual - plus I am not sure if the landuse is appropriate for what will be close to a furture subway line. I am sure the neighbourhood would take that to shortcircuit any densification though.

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Depends on who you're talking to, methinks. Lots of folks I know are excited that the east end is changing up - particularly this long-dreary stretch of Eastern Avenue. But yeah, there will definitely be nay-sayers.

That rendering though - colour-wise it's a nice fit with the existing scheme in the vicinity. Nor can anyone reasonably protest that it's too high or hugely out of scale with the neighbourhood.
 

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city has been fighting residential uses in the Eastern Avenue employment area for years. The DRL seems to change that though, we will have to wait and see how the land use planning department reacts to the transportation planning department.
 

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Nor can anyone reasonably protest that it's too high or hugely out of scale with the neighbourhood.
The elevations indicate that the height of the building is indeed 1 cm shorter than the approved heights of 18m along Eastern and 15m along Booth
 

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Learn more about plans for Leslieville's Weston Bakery site

Community members can learn more about the future of the former Weston Bakery site at Eastern and Logan avenues in Leslieville by attending three upcoming meetings.

The first gathering, which Ward 30 Councillor Paula Fletcher requested and is being hosted by the City’s Planning Division, is set for Thursday, Nov. 3, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Bruce Junior Public School, 51 Larchmount Ave. This meeting will take a loser look at 462 Eastern Ave., the former bakery site.

The second meeting, which is being put on by this property’s current owner, Graywood Development Ltd., will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 8, also from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Ralph Thornton Centre, 765 Queen St. E.

George Weston Ltd., which previously owned 462 Eastern Ave. and at nearby employee parking lot at 459 Eastern Ave., closed the bakery at the end of March 2014.

In early 2012, an application was submitted to Toronto City Planning to redevelop both sites.

The application for 459 Eastern Ave., which was sold at All-Canadian Self-Storage, is still in progress and still requires city approval. This property’s owner wants to build a five-storey industrial self-storage facility with 56 parking spaces at this site.

City Planning, also at Fletcher's request, is also hosting a meeting on the future of 459 Eastern Ave. on Thursday, Nov. 14 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ralph Thornton Centre.

Graywood Development Ltd., which purchased 462 Eastern Ave., is proposing a seven-storey, mixed-use, mid-rise condominium along with a three-storey townhouse building with 266 residential units and retail at grade. Visit http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-47994.pdf for more details.

When it comes to this property, Toronto City Council approved a required change of zoning from employment to mixed use but the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing has yet to approve that conversion and other site-specific policies as the site falls within the flood plain. At this time, it remains designated for employment uses.

Graywood Development Ltd. has since appealed this decision to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB).

On Monday, Nov. 14 at 10 a.m., a pre-hearing conference will get underway at 10 a.m. at the OMB, 655 Bay St., 16th Floor.

Community members are welcome to attend.

A full community consultation process will still be required before the development can move forward.

Community members can contact the planner, Carly Bowman, directly at 416-338-3788 or cbowman2@toronto.ca for information.

Fletcher’s office is also available to answer any questions. Email councillor_fletcher@toronto.ca or call 416-392-4060.

The public can also mail comments to the Planner of Toronto and East York District, 100 Queen St. W., Floor 18E, Toronto, ON, M5H 2N2.
 

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