11 Lake Promenade: In respect of informing the community, letters of objections should be sent to the Committee of Adjustment

The Committee of Adjustment meeting regarding 11 Lake Promenade will be held on Feb. 14, 2013 at 3:00 pm.

The PDF file regarding the 11 Lake Promenade application to the Committee of Adjustment can be found at this link:

Committee of Adjustment February 14th

A neighbour who lives in Long Branch has shared with me the following overview regarding 11 Lake Promenade:

The applicant for 11 Lake Promenade will be going back to the Committee of Adjustment on February 14th asking for a .49 floor space index (fsi) which translates into a 5400 sq ft house that runs 110 feet long from front to back! (note: this is the same variance that was proposed to the neighbours almost a full year ago and was refused given that it is much larger than the allowable .35 fsi).

The proposed size of this project will be an extreme outlier to the surrounding homes, dwarfing them not only in square footage but also in height with it being one of the very few towering three storey homes (plus basement) in the community.

This is extremely disappointing as we had hoped that there would be a sincere attempt to address the concerns of the community and be more in keeping with the neighbourhood and the Waterfront Trail.

This has forced the members of the community who have on several occasions submitted their letters of objection (there are over 50 on file!) to the Committee of Adjustment and Councillor Grimes office to resubmit their letters citing the following two variances:

1. Section 330-23.A.(9)

The maximum permitted floor space index is 0.35 times the lot area (358.24 square metres).
The new dwelling will have a floor space index of 0.49 times the lot area (501.6 square metres).

2. Section 330-23.A.(10)(a)

The maximum permitted height is 9.5 m to the top of the roof.
The new dwelling will have a height of 10.05 m to the top of the roof.

This exercise has been extremely emotional, time consuming and overall draining.

Many people in the community have voiced their concern and asked us and the other neighbours as to how do they register their objections to the project given that it is not in keeping with the neighbourhood.

In respect of informing the community, letters of objections should be sent to:

Committee of Adjustment
File #: A56/12EYK
Etobicoke Civic Centre
2 Civic Centre Court
Toronto, On M9C 5A3
C/O Susanne Pringle
Springle@toronto.ca

We will also be emailing a copy of our objection to Councillor Grimes at:
councillor_grimes@toronto.ca

As much as this has represented an extremely unfortunate set of events in our first year in Long Branch; what it has proven to us is that we have moved into a very strong and caring neighbourhood that prides itself in respect for others and for community living.

The outcry and support of so many has demonstrated to us that we have moved into the right community for life.

Thank you.

[For details regarding the application, click on the link – see top of page – to the PDF file. As well, the first link in this blog post refers to previous blog posts about the 11 Lake Promenade application.]

 

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