Category Archives: Long Branch Urban Design Guidelines

Screenshots, slides, and audio recording of Urban Flooding Collaborative webinar held on Oct. 17, 2017

Click on images to enlarge them I attended an impressive, informative, well-organized Oct. webinar on Oct. 17, 2017 devoted to the topic of Flood Risk in Ontario. The webinar was presented by Clara Blakelock, M.Sc., M.E.P.P., Water Programs Manager, Green … Continue reading

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Hansard transcript of Oct. 17, 2017 hearing at Queen’s Park regarding OMB Reform is now available

The Hansard transcript of the Bill 139 (OMB Reform) hearing at Queen’s Park on Oct. 17, 2017 hearing is now available. A transcript of the hearing on the same legislative topic, held the previous day on Oct. 16, is also available. By way … Continue reading

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Hearings on Bill 139 (OMB Reform) took place on Oct. 16 & 17; Oct. 18 is comments deadline

Update In a previous version of this post, I noted the deadline for comments was Oct. 24 at 6:00 pm. That has changed. The deadline is now Oct. 18, 2017 at 5:00 pm. As well, the Oct. 23 and 24, … Continue reading

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Comments from Jaan Pill regarding August 2017 Long Branch Character Guidelines draft

My previous comments, regarding an earlier, February 2017 version of the Long Branch Character Guidelines draft, are at a post entitled: Input from Jaan Pill of Preserved Stories regarding Feb. 7, 2017 Long Branch Guidelines Draft My current comments address … Continue reading

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Please contact me, in the event you’d like to be on Preserved Stories email list

I send out an email newsletter on a regular basis (sometimes frequently, sometimes not frequently at all), to an email list that I keep track of on Microsoft Word. In the event you would like to be on this email … Continue reading

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Oct. 10, 2017 is deadline for comments regarding August 2017 Long Branch Character Guidelines draft

The August 2017 Long Branch Guidelines draft is at: August 2017 DRAFT Long Branch Neighbourhood Character Guidelines Background By way of background, a post regarding the PREVIOUS DRAFT [February 2017] is entitled: February 2017 draft of Long Branch (Toronto) Urban … Continue reading

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Long Branch Neighbourhood Character Guidelines public meeting is on Sept. 26, 2017 at 6:30 pm, at the Ken Cox Community Centre

Etobicoke Guardian article regarding SvN Architects + Planners SvN Architects + Planners is involved with development of the ongoing Long Branch Urban Design Guidelines pilot project. A Sept. 19, 2017 Etobicoke Guardian article is entitled: “Firm wins Toronto design award for … Continue reading

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Long Branch Neighbourhood Character Guidelines – Sept. 26, 2017 public meeting at 6:30 pm

The following text is from a notice distributed in Long Branch by the Councillor Mark Grimes’ Office: * Long Branch Neighbourhood Character Guidelines Dear Neighbour, The City is hosting a community consultation meeting to hear from you. Details are as … Continue reading

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So, what do you see walking along Twenty Fourth St. in Long Branch?

Some time ago, I became involved in a small way with the Long Branch Urban Design Guidelines pilot project. I remain involved, but these days my interest in matters related to urban planning in Toronto are minimal. Absolutely minimal. What a … Continue reading

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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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