Wellington Strachan Bathurst

Area Study

Agenda 7:00 – Introduction – Councillor Mike Layton 7:05 – Planning Presentation – Graig Uens 7:35 – Group Icebreaker 7:40 – Strengths and Opportunities Activity 8:15 – Discussion Bathurst - Strachan - Wellington Area Study

8:45 – Wrap up and Next Steps

Why Are We Doing This Area Study? - Consider mix of employment and residential uses - Protect and enhance City services - Secure Built form, Transition and Buffering Bathurst - Strachan - Wellington Area Study

- Improve connections (Walking, Biking, Driving)
- Enhance and Connect Park Spaces - Protect views to and from the Fort - Reference the area’s Contextual and Built Heritage - Define and Protect Character

Wait, did we not already do this in 2006?
Niagara Neighbourhood Built Form and Density Study o Front Street Extension o Employment Land Use in Study Area (5-Year Review) o We will build upon the 2006 study

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Wait, did we not already do this in 2006?

Bathurst - Strachan - Wellington Area Study

Wait, did we not already do this in 2006?

Bathurst - Strachan - Wellington Area Study

Potential Timeline

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Nov 21, 2013 Planning and Growth Management

Jan/Feb 2014 Meeting #2

May 13, 2013 Final Report TEYCC

2013 Oct 2012 Meeting #1

2014 June 2013 City Council

Area Context

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Area Context – Current Situation

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Stanley Park

Coffin Factory

Day Nursery / Shelter
Strachan House Incinerator

Works Yard

Quality Meats

28 Bathurst St

Fort York National Historic Site

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Bathurst - Strachan - Wellington Area Study

Area Context

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Existing Road Network

Area Context

Bathurst - Strachan - Wellington Area Study Existing Pedestrian Connections and Road Network

Area Context

Bathurst - Strachan - Wellington Area Study Existing / Future Pedestrian Connections and Road Network

Area Context

Bathurst - Strachan - Wellington Area Study Opportunity for Even More Connections?

Area Context – New Developments

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89-109 Niagara

28 Bathurst St
Ordnance Triangle

Area Context – New Development
•Zoning By-law Amendment •14, 12 Storeys • 371 Units • Live Work • Restoration of Heritage Building

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89-109 Niagara – The Coffin factory

Area Context – New Development
•Official Plan / Zoning By-law Amendment •19, 16, 16 Storeys • 574 Units • 2,600 sq.m Non-res • New Public Street

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• New Public Park
• Grade Related units

www.toronto.ca/planning/28bathurst.htm

Area Context – New Development

Bathurst - Strachan - Wellington Area Study The Ordnance Triangle

Area Context – New Development

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Building A - 35 Storeys

A

Res. Units - 393 Non- Res - 2,230 sq.m Building B - 30 Storeys Res. Units - 303

B

Ordnance Triangle – 30 Ordnance

Area Context – New Development

A

B
Building A - 49 Storeys

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Res. Units - 529
Non- Res – 1,142 square meters

B

Buildings B / C – 29 and 23 Storeys

C

Res. Units - 580 Non- Res – 8,617 sq.m

Ordnance Triangle – The Balance

Area Context – New Development

Bathurst - Strachan - Wellington Area Study The Ordnance Triangle

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Fort York Pedestrian and Cycling Bridge

All rail traffic underneath Strachan Bathurst - Strachan - Wellington Area Study Targeted Completion of 2015.

Strachan Grade Separation

Area Context

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Wellington Strachan Bathurst
An Area Steeped in History

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The Area in 1842

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The Area in the Early 1900’s

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The Wellington Destructor

Bathurst - Strachan - Wellington Area Study • C. 1925 • Listed

The National Casket Company Building

Bathurst - Strachan - Wellington Area Study • C. 1884 – 1887 • Listed

The Toronto Abattoir

• C. 1914 • Site of conversion request

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Bathurst - Strachan - Wellington Area Study

Bathurst - Strachan - Wellington Area Study

What’s in a name?
Bathurst – Henry Bathurst, 3rd Earl Bathurst, organized migration
from the British Isles to Canada after the War of 1812

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Strachan – John Strachan – 1st Anglican Bishop in Toronto Ordnance – Ordnance Reserve Plan – specified Crown lands for
military purposes.

Fort York National Historic Site

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•Contextual Heritage •Views into / out of the Fort are Paramount

Fort York National Historic Site

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How can we reference elements of Toronto’s heritage through contemporary programs and initiatives?

City-Owned Lands

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Group Work
Icebreaker

Group Icebreaker Question

You are standing in front of three light switches at the bottom of a set of stairs which leads to your attic. Each light switch corresponds to one of three lights located in the attic, but you cannot see the lights from where you stand. You can turn the switches on and off and leave them in any position.

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How can you identify which switch corresponds to which light bulb if you are only allowed one trip upstairs?

Guiding Principles
Strengths and Opportunities

Strengths and Opportunities
Strengths Bathurst - Strachan - Wellington Area Study What makes this community great? Why do you like to live here (near here)? What gives this area it’s unique character? Opportunities What would you improve about this area as it continues to experience change?

What are some weaknesses to address?

Write These on a Yellow Card

Write These on a Blue Card

Grab some tape and stick them to the wall

Guiding Principles
Individual Analysis

Individual Analysis

Stick One dot on each Strength or Opportunity you feel are most important

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Discussion

Area Context

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Wrap Up and Next Steps

Potential Timeline

Bathurst - Strachan - Wellington Area Study

Nov 21, 2013 Planning and Growth Management

Jan/Feb 2014 Meeting #2

May 13, 2013 Final Report TEYCC

2013 Oct 2012 Meeting #1

2014 June 2013 City Council

Contact Me
Fill out a “Community Meeting Comment Sheet”
OR Email your comments to

guens@toronto.ca
OR Mail /Fax your comments to:

Graig Uens
Planner, Community Planning City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, 18th Floor, East Tower Toronto, ON M5H 2N2 P: 416-397-4647 F: 416-392-1330

Thank You!

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