We are pleased to say that Ward 6 Etobicoke-Lakeshore Councillor Mark Grimes’ office has informed us that Longo Corporation will be keeping the heritage wall and gates at Amedeo Garden Court, and restoring the gardens for the public to access. As well, it’s our understanding that the house will be fully restored and it has not yet been determined what it will be used for.
With regard to this recent overview I’m pleased to share with you a comment from an observer who’s been following this story closely for some time. That comment can be summarized as follows:
Nothing is certain until it is done. While news of the plans that Longo Corporation has in mind, regarding the Amedeo Garden Court heritage properties, are a good start, the plans do not respond fully to the recommendation from Heritage Preservation Services, City of toronto, to designate all the buildings under the Ontario Heritage Act.
For that reason, according to the views of the observer that I’ve mentioned, it would not be prudent to endorse the proposals from the Longo Corporation until it is known how Heritage Preservation Services will respond.
“I would certainly not want to cut Heritage Preservation Services off at the knees,” adds the observer, “by supporting the developers’ plans while Heritage Preservation Services continues with their support of the designation of all the buildings and landscape features.
“Until then I am encouraged but note that the developers proposal does not respond fully to the designation recommendations from HPS.”
Etobicoke Guardian article by Tamara Shephard regarding recent meeting related to Mimico 20/20
Background regarding Mimico 20/20 and related topics can be found in a September 20, 2012 article in The Etobicoke Guardian (click on the link in this sentence to read the article).