Category Archives: Long Branch Urban Design Guidelines

Developers learning heritage buildings can be money-makers – July 25, 2017 Toronto Star

A July 25, 2017 Toronto Star article is entitled: “Developers learning heritage buildings can be money-makers: Hume: The Great Hall at Queen and Dovercourt was a mess until someone recognized its architectural, cultural, social and economic value.” I learned of … Continue reading

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The 9 Meaford Ave. OMB decision, which ruled in favour of the local residents, warrants a close read

Note concerning photo on the right The calligraphic pen on the right is from Staples. The blue notebook is from Curry’s Artists’ Materials. These are my favourite writing instruments. Some of my best writing, including the introduction to A History of Long Branch, … Continue reading

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Conserving Long Branch June 2017 Update 2 from David Godley

The following update is from David Godley of Long Branch: Long Branch is desperately hoping for sunny ways with the beginning of the Toronto Local Appeal Board 1) Application Status 2) Long Branch Neighbourhood Association 3) Willowdale Urban Desogn Guidelines … Continue reading

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February 2017 draft of Long Branch (Toronto) Urban Design Guidelines document is available online

As you may know, the Preserved Stories website has a good number of posts devoted to the most recent draft – published in February 2017 – of the Long Branch Urban Design Guidelines project. The latter project involves input from a … Continue reading

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Input from Jaan Pill of Preserved Stories regarding Feb. 7, 2017 Long Branch Guidelines Draft

As a rule, I make it a practice to avoid posting my own input with regard to ongoing public consultations such as the Long Branch Guidelines Draft. Instead, I just send in my comments and then I forget about it. … Continue reading

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Sump pump working really hard, at new 22 James St. severed-lot building in Long Branch

I am pleased to share with you (for purposes of discussion) the following message from Brian Liberty of Long Branch: Dearest staff of Municipal Licensing and Standards, It seems the problem child at 22 James and its ugly brother to … Continue reading

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What do you think is meaningful community consultation?

Meaningful consultation is when the input from the community is genuinely taken into account. That includes the format snd detailed contents of whatever grows out of a consultation process. For example, does the community have the opportunity to offer input … Continue reading

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Comprehensive, highly informative overview of Feb. 7, 2017 Long Branch Guidelines draft is available at Councillor Mark Grime’s website

A detailed, comprehensive, and highly informative overview of the contents of the Feb. 7, 2017 Long Branch Urban Design Guidelines draft is available at the website of Ward 6 Councillor Mark Grimes. We owe thanks to Councillor Grimes for the … Continue reading

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Pages 12 & 13 (i.e. the set of pages) of Feb. 7, 2017 Long Branch Guidelines Draft focuses on 3.6 Special Features

Update: A more complete and highly informative  overview of the contents of the Feb. 7, 2017 Long Branch Urban Design Guidelines Draft Document  is available at the website of Ward 6 Councillor Mark Grimes. We owe thanks to Councillor Grimes … Continue reading

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Pages 10 & 11 of Feb. 7, 2017 Long Branch Guidelines Draft focuses on 3.5 Setbacks & Landscape

Update: A more complete and highly informative  overview of the contents of the Feb. 7, 2017 Long Branch Urban Design Guidelines Draft Document  is available at the website of Ward 6 Councillor Mark Grimes. We owe thanks to Councillor Grimes … Continue reading

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