Conserving Long Branch – Oct. 2017 update from David Godley



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The following message is from David Godley:

Greetings from Autumnal Long Branch

Applications Update

1) New Applications (No hearings scheduled due to unprecedented number and limited staff)

Congratulations Barbara Bartosik on your promo now Susanne Pringle has retired. All the best S. Travis Skelton has been transferred to North York.

72 Arcadian Circle, Severance and Variance, no details
22 Fairfield, Minor Variance, no details
58 Laburnham, Soldier houses, 0.35 to 0.67 density
70 29th Street, Soldier House, 0.35 to 0.66 density
74 38th Street, Soldier Houses, 0.35 to 0.62 density
62 36th Street, 2 storey house, 0.35 to 0.39 density
67 30th Street, Soldier house, no details
69 Long Branch Avenue, Soldier house on Marina

2) Recent COA decisions

35 38th Street 2 storey house 0.35 to 0.63 density. Approved 28 September
14 Atherton Crescent. Variance, second storey addition. Approved 28 September

3) Outstanding Applications

11 James Street. 2 soldier houses 0.35 to 0.93 density. 26 October COA

15 38th Street. Severance and variances. Soldier houses 0.35 to 0.70 density. 26 October COA

50 36th street, Variance 0.35 to 0.67 to add a second floor. 26 October COA

32 36th Street. Severance and Variances. 2 Soldier houses 0.35 to 0.81 and 0.91 density. 26 October COA

70 36th Street. Severance and variances. Soldier houses 0.35 to 0.67 density, 26 October COA

27 39th Street. Severance and variances. Soldier huose 0.35 to 0.98 density. 23 November COA

50 31st Street. Severance and Variances. 2 Soldier houses 0.35 to 0.55. 7

December COA

99 27th Street, Severance and Variances. 2 soldier houses 0.35 to 0.96 density. 7 December COA

90 Ash Crescent. Severance and variances. 2 soldier houses 0.35 to 1.04 and 1.08 density. 7 December COA

38 31st Street. Severance and variances. 2 soldier Houses 0.35 to 0.65 and 0.68 Density. 7 December COA

11 Garden Place Soldier Houses 0.35 to 0.71 density. Deferred

If you wish to look at all the material online go to “City of Toronto” “Development Applications” “Committee of Adjustment” “Ward 6” “Search” and follow the cues

4) Toronto Local Appeal Board aka Tealab

9 38th Street. A revised application from February 2016. 2 storey modern traditional and ultra modern on 25 feet frontage lots from 0.35 to 0.56 density in an area of wide lots. Approved by COA and appealed by the City to TLAB. You can still email unsigned letters to TLAB expressing your opinion but they must be in pdf. 14 people have done this.

This is Long Branch ‘s first appeal to TLAB. Hearing postponed from October 13 to November 13 2017. Deadline for registering as party or participant was 11 July 2017. Deadline for witness issues August 8 2017. TLAB is the last great hope to put planning back on an even keel. See comments below.

22 33rd Street. Appeal of consent only after COA refusal. A new application has been submitted for semis instead of singles Appealed to TLAB. TLAB cancelled hearing and transferred file to OMB.

38 36th Street. 3 storey soldier houses 0.35 density to 0.70. Refused by COA after 30 people showed up. Well organosed Robert Davis. Deadline for registering as a participant or party September 12, for witness outline of issues October 12 to If you do not have pdf and signature software you can fax to TLAB 416 696 4307. Hearing 12 December 2017

4) OMB Hearings

55 Long Branch Avenue. Doubling density of existing house and blocking sun, light and views from their rear garden. Appealed by owners to the north who were away for a couple of weeks with the notice delivered after they went away and decision made before they returned. No comments from Planning. Community have put them in touch with planner and lawyer. A settlement approved at hearing 14 September 2017. PL170469 Well done, Vlad and Cristina.

30 38th Street, 27 June 2017 No planner on board. Awaiting Decision

40 37th Street, 18 April Awaiting Decision PL161248.

14 Villa Road, July 17 2017. Severance and variances for Soldier houses (3 story, double density or near on narrow (usually 25 feet frontage) lot. PL170039 Approved. Unfortunately hearing officer predictable.

68 Daisy Avenue, 73 4 storey townhouse units, February 24 2017. Pre-hearing Conference for 1 day held. Hearing held 10 October 2017

82 Twenty Seventh Street, March 21 2017 to be continued August 21 2017 PL161006 Mike Flynn attended to help Gord Whicher the solicitor attending for the City. Awaiting decision.

5 Ramsgate, 16 May 2017 Awaiting Decision PL161257

24 33rd, 1/2 May 2017 No planner on board Approved PL161073 Review request submitted to OMB by Lakeshore Planning Council Corporation

22 33rd, Severance and Variances for semi soldier houses 0.60 to 0.70 to density PL170413, 18 January 2018

5 Planning Act Changes (see comments attached on Bill 139 from FONTRA, a North York Planning Group)

6 Toronto Local Appeal Body, (see comments attached)

7 Minor Variance, Definition (see comments attached)

All the best, David


Comment from Jaan Pill

In 2018 I’ll be moving to Stratford, Ontario and will no longer be posting David’s items once I’ve moved. If you wish to be on his email list, and in that way receive his updates, please contact him at

In Stratford, a primary project will be completion of a book about the history of Long Branch. My research is just about completed.


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