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677 Wellington St. W./ The Wellington Street destructor + lands (future development)

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Request for Proposal - Call document #9117-17-7186
Financial Advisory Team - Wellington Destructor (677 Wellington St. W)
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Financial Advisory Team - Wellington Destructor (677 Wellington St. W)
The City of Toronto Real Estate Services is seeking a financial advisory team to assist in all aspects of securing a development partner for the adaptive reuse and revitalization of the Wellington Destructor (677 Wellington Street West). Based on City direction, the financial advisory team will:

See more at: https://wx.toronto.ca/inter/pmmd/calls.nsf/0/74BE41869336F992852581610066A963?OpenDocument
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Request for Proposal
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Call number: 9117-17-7185
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Professional Services, Real Estate Services
Description:
Technical Advisory Team - Wellington Destructor (677 Wellington St. W)
The City of Toronto Real Estate Services is seeking a qualified multidisciplinary team led by an architect to undertake a building condition assessment that will assess the structure and all building elements of 677 Wellington Street West, the property known as the Wellington Destructor (hereafter referred to as the "Destructor"). Based on direction from Real Estate Services, the technical advisory team will:

More at: https://wx.toronto.ca/inter/pmmd/calls.nsf/0/1F5A34536199DAF385258161006432CD?OpenDocument
 

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Do you know if the adjacent lot (677-701 Wellington) is included in this or any other proposals?
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.

From the 2 Tecumseth staff report:
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.
 

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From Joe Cressy's newsletter today:

On Monday evening, it was my pleasure to be joined by members of the Wellington Destructor Community Stakeholder Group to talk about the future of the Wellington Destructor site, a former garbage incinerator built in 1925 and vacant since the 1980s. In 2017, former local Councillor Mike Layton hosted a public meeting on future re-use of the Destructor building. And this past year, the City of Toronto started a procurement process for a long-term private partner to help bring the Wellington Destructor back to life according to principles determined with the community, including:​
  • Creating a local community hub with a vibrant mix of activities
    • Preserving the heritage building
    • Implementing design excellence and environmental sustainability
Our Community Stakeholder Group came together to talk about what the potential private partners are proposing to bring to the project, and help guide the direction of ongoing decision-making and future negotiations.​
This is an important step forward but there is still much more work ahead for the community and the City. 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. Then, we will hold additional public meetings and workshops to determine the detailed plan for a dynamic community hub at the Wellington Destructor.​
 

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From 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.​
Thank god the city is not going ahead with this on their own
 

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Cross-posting from the 2 Tecumseth thread. TAS is one of the proponents here:
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.
(via https://2tecumseth.ca/master-plan/)

I wonder when we're going to learn who has won the RFP. It's well past "early 2020"...
 

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