701 Wellington is a City Public Works Yard and will remain as such for the foreseeable future. Should it move in the future, the land is intended to become parkland, connecting the Stanley Park extension to the west with the Wellington Destructor lands to the east.Do you know if the adjacent lot (677-701 Wellington) is included in this or any other proposals?
The policies of OPA 273 intend that the City Public Works Yard located at 701 Wellington Street West will be protected and may be expanded, provided there is sufficient land remaining to construct the proposed multi-use pathway, a potential vehicle access to the City Public Works Yard, and any landscape/safety buffering from the City Public Works Yard and rail corridor. The policies also require the submission of a Works Yard Compatibility Study (WYCS) that evaluates how proposed residential uses may affect the ability of the City Public Works Yard to perform normal service activities and any mitigation measures that may be employed.
The City Public Works Yard, which the proposed policy framework intends to protect for the duration of its operational necessity, may eventually be relocated. At such time as this occurs, the space will be converted to park space, as is reflected in its designation as Parks and Open Space in OPA 273. In the interim, the City will seek to ensure adequate connections between the new South Stanley Park Expansion and the green space fronting the Wellington Destructor.
Thank god the city is not going ahead with this on their ownFrom Joe Cressy's newsletter today:
. We anticipate that City staff will make a recommendation to City Council in early 2020 on the best private partner to help revitalize the Destructor, based on the feedback that was heard from the community in 2017 and earlier this week.
(via https://2tecumseth.ca/master-plan/)The City of Toronto initiated a Request for Proposals (RFP) in 2018 to repurpose the Wellington Destructor – a century-old former garbage incinerator – into a new 21st century destination. TAS submitted a bold proposal that positions “Destructor Park” as a new model for public/private space that will evolve the historic context of the building and its landscape through a dynamic hub prioritizing creation, education and innovation. The proposal integrates a multitude of uses including market and affordable commercial, retail, community and event spaces. The City has not yet formally awarded the RFP. We remain optimistic regarding the opportunity and believe our proposal will seamlessly integrate into our broader plans for 2 Tecumseth.