2700 Aquitaine Ave
On January 20, the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) made its final decision on the application at 2700 Aquitaine. The board has approved development of 3 apartment buildings of 12, 9 and 7 storeys comprised of 393 new units. With removal of 112 of the garden home units, the final number will be 616 units. In all of the proposals and the final approved plan, the towers are joined by 4 or 5 storey podium buildings. I am not happy with the decision nor with the development as it will set a precedent for further applications to ignore our Intensification Policies and our Official Plan. The OMB decision shows again that the province of Ontario has taken the planning of our cities out of the hands of the elected officials and put it into the hands of an appointed body that has no connection to the community. Click here to see the final site plan.
I already have meetings scheduled with other landowners who are bringing us proposals that far exceed what is in the City policies. I will be opposing them also and will hold public information sessions in the coming months. There are several other development applications in the works in our ward.
Revised January 21, 2017
Proposal to construct 1 detached dwelling and 20 semi-detached dwellings at 6532/6544 Winston Churchill Blvd
The final report with recommendations from city staff for the application for development of 1 detached dwelling and 20 semi-detached dwellings at 6532/6544 Winston Churchill Blvd. was considered at the Planning and Development Committee meeting on May 2, 2016 and was approved.
I have held several public meetings regarding this proposal and received excellent feedback from the community which resulted in the original proposal for 6 detached dwellings and 18 condominium townhouses to be changed to the present proposal.
As I have noted previously, these lands were designated in the City’s Official Plan as Residential Low Density II within the Meadowvale neighbourhood which permits detached, semi-detached and duplex dwellings. The proposal did not therefore require an Official Plan Amendment but required a zoning by-law amendment to allow for the development of the 1 detached dwelling and 20 semi-detached dwellings.
To view the plans that were approved, please click here.
Revised May 3, 2016
Meadowvale Community Centre and Library
The official Re-Opening took place on Saturday, October 22, 2016. I want to thank everyone who attended. It was a cold and sunny (but windy) day and we welcomed thousands of residents to our new facility. From the remarks I heard, everyone had a good time. Many thanks to all the staff and volunteers who made this day possible. I especially want to thank the volunteers who manned the outside displays and food booths and suffered those cold winds. There are too many to list names as I am sure I would miss someone but please know I appreciate everyone who participated that day. Click here to see a time lapse video of the community centre showing the transformation from the old building to the new facility over the two years it took to build it.
Revised December 20, 2016
Union Park at Tenth Line and Aquitaine
Revised December 20, 2016
Development Application - 6496/6508 Winston Churchill Blvd. Meadowvale Islamic Centre
The City received an application for construction of a place of a religious assembly at 6496/6508 Winston Churchill Blvd. by the Meadowvale Islamic Centre. This application is for a 18,095.8 square foot building and parking.
The Planning and Development meeting was held on Monday September 21, 2015 at City Hall and Council voted in favour of the proposal. I was the only Councillor to vote against it.
Click on the below links to see the plans submitted to the city:
Update: No new submissions or discussions have been received or occurred on the associated site plan application under file SP 10/135 W9 as at July 7, 2016.
Development Application - 6719 Glen Erin Drive
The final report and staff recommendation on the application to rezone the lands at 6719 Glen Erin Drive to construct 83 condominium townhomes was considered by Council at the Planning and Development Committee meeting on Monday December 7, 2015 and was approved.
It had been deferred from the September 8, 2015 Planning and Development meeting as I had received new information about availability of water and sewer services that had to be resolved. Staff had worked with the Region of Peel and had obtained all the necessary information to bring the report back to Council.
The proposal did not meet the Intensification Policies of the City but it did meet the requirements of the Provincial Places to Grow legislation. Through the work by the Meadowvale Development Strategy Steering Committee, staff advised that this proposal could be supported by existing infrastructure.
This site has had a long history. Following several ward meetings that I held between 2010 and 2014 to show various plans, a formal Public Meeting to present the application was held at the Planning and Development Committee on February 2, 2015. Council and the public were shown the plan for the Official Plan Amendment and rezoning to permit 83 condominium townhouse and stacked townhouse dwellings in addition to the existing 13 storey rental apartment building.
In 2010, the owner initially proposed to build a 20 storey apartment building (166 units) plus 34 townhomes for a total of 200 additional units. As you know, I opposed that application on your behalf and the applicant subsequently appealed it to the Ontario Municipal Board. I continued to oppose any apartment building on the site and as a result the applicant withdrew his application from the Ontario Municipal Board and from the City.
On April 30, 2014, I held a ward meeting to show a revised proposal from the owner to build 93 (three and four-storey) townhouse units and retain the existing 13-storey apartment building and two-level parking structure. This meeting was held before any formal application was filed with the City. Following that meeting and based on input from residents and city staff, the plan was changed to 83 townhouses (reduction of 10 units).
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me or contact me by phone at 905-896-5900.
Click on the below links to view the site plans for 6719 Glen Erin Drive:
Updated: December 20, 2016
Phase Two Erin Meadows Seniors Village:
Phase One was completed and opened in January of 2003 and included 180 beds for Long Term Care residents. At that time, the zoning was put in place for the entire project that would include the Long Term Care building, a central linking internal “town square” and a 7 storey seniors’ apartment building with a total of 236 additional units.
A site plan application was submitted to the City in May 2013 and I held an Open House with the applicant in July 2013 so residents could view the plans.
Due to shadowing concerns raised by City planning staff, there is a need to reduce the height of the building on the east side of the property. In order to do this and still provide the number of seniors' apartments needed in the community, the applicant is proposing a 12 storey building stepping down to 3 storeys along the east boundary with a total of 267 units.
As this plan is different from the one shown in 2013, I held an open house on November 26, 2014 so that residents could view these revised plans and ask any questions. To view the revised site plan please click here.
Revised January 20, 2017.
Application for Day Care Centre at Northwest corner of Winston Churchill/Britannia
The city has received an application for Site Plan approval to construct a daycare centre on the vacant lands on the northwest corner of Britannia and Winston Churchill.
The zoning permits the construction of such a facility and the only approvals that are required are staff approval of the site plan. The application is presently being reviewed by City staff to ensure it meets the zoning by-law requirements.
I have met with the applicant and landowner and I feel this is a good use for this property and will finish off the corner with an attractive building. The building is a two storey structure of 8,510 square feet. It will be owned and operated by the landowner who also lives near the community. All access will be from the existing driveways and sufficient parking is provided onsite.
To view the site plan click here.
To view an artists rendering of the daycare centre click here.
To view the plans for the playground click here.
Revised May 4, 2016
New Paramedic Reporting Station Being Built
The Region of Peel is building a new Paramedic Station at the southeast corner of Erin Mills Parkway and Thomas Street. The station is being built in Ward 11 but I am advising Ward 9 residents so that they are aware. Click here and here to view the plans. Click here to view information about Peel Regional Paramedic Services.
RE: Second Units
City Council approved the Second Unit Implementation Strategy (strategy) to legalize second units in Mississauga at its meeting on July 3, 2013. The Strategy includes:
Official Plan policies
Zoning By-law regulations
An education program and
Partnerships with professional and organizations interested in second units.
Council also approved Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendments to permit second units. There is no appeal on these amendments as per recent changes to the Planning Act and therefore they are in force on the Council approval date. The licensing by-law will be brought forward to Council in September and it is anticipated that the City will be able to begin issuing licences for second units in early fall.
For more information visit: mississauga.ca/housingchoices