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150 Laird 
150 Laird Drive, Toronto
Developer: V!VA Retirement Communities

150 Laird | ?m | 8s | V!VA | RAW Design

Discussion in 'Buildings' started by AlbertC, Feb 24, 2015.

  1. AlbertC

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    Well, buh-bye to the industrial wartime past and hello LRT living.

    I wonder how much of the land on the east side of Laird is contaminated. Not saying it is. But considering all that went on there, it might be.
     
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    Front page story here.

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    Preliminary Report: http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-71630.pdf

    Apparently this project went to the OMB over the summer. Councilor Jon Burnside was not pleased. "I believe that this proposal only pays lip service to the needs and rights of nearby residents and I am vigorously opposing it."

    And the follow-up:
     
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    Burnside is apparently opposed to all new development..
     
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    I had a back-and-forth with his staff on the Gardiner issue. I get the strong feeling he as a new councilor does not want to rock the boat.
     
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    The OMB hearing is scheduled for February 29, 2016.

    It is a bit odd that appeals are still characterized as the standard "Council’s failure to make a decision on the application within the time prescribed by the Planning Act", when the City was following through on community engagement but the developer was not. I suppose the City could have rushed together a final report recommending refusal before the time was up, but the net result is the same; the OMB hearing will take place.

    The developer's lack of engagement means of course they believe they will win this at the OMB.

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    Well his predecessor was the only one of 44 last term to walk the plank.
     
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    I thought pretty much all councillors were opposed to all development.

    Same with anyone who goes to development public meetings, it's all angry yelling.
     
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    I wish that councillors had opposed the Smart Centre on Laird because it's an abomination
     
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    Site Plan application to permit a 7 storey and 8 storey residential building.

    Proposed Use --- # of Storeys --- # of Units ---


    Applications:
    Type Number Date Submitted Status
    Site Plan Approval 17 264836 NNY 26 SA Nov 20, 2017 Under Review
     
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    V!VA Leaside:
    upload_2017-11-22_18-17-17.

    upload_2017-11-22_18-17-46.

    upload_2017-11-22_18-18-10.
     
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    No retail of any kind at the base, looks like. That's a shame. It's not a terrible development, Laird being a major avenue, but the total lack of interaction with the residents during the planning phase is diametrically opposed to how Shane Baghai handled his development down the street on Southvale. This sort of "put your head down and march straight to the OMB" approach to building is extremely unfortunate.
     
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