57 & 65 Brock Ave. 7 Invading Stories and going to the OMB!

The size and appearance of the glass and steel tower clashes with the Heritage Landscape of the neighbourhood as though determined to destroy it. The developer is counting on the OMB to bypass the democratic process that rejected this proposal.  (While I am vilifying the OMB, they are holding Town Hall Meetings to consider changing. One is Tues Nov 15. Have a look.
There are pictures at end of this article, regards our Heritage Landscape. Under the ‘Streets’ tab above, 4 streets have been added; Brock Ave, Earnbridge St, Strickland Ave and Noble St.

From:  Councillor_Perks@toronto.ca: “The Preliminary Staff Report responding to the Official Plan Amendment and Zoning Amendment Application of 57 and 65 Brock Avenue will be reviewed at Toronto and East York Community Council on Tuesday, November 15, 2016. 

The application proposes to construct a seven-storey building containing 106 residential units. Seventy-three parking spaces will be provided in an above-grade parking structure located at the eastern limit of the property abutting the rail corridor.

This Staff Report provides preliminary information on the above-noted applications, and seeks Community Council’s directions on further processing of the applications, and on the community consultation process. The full Staff Report is available at:


Further information on the application is available on-line at: http://app.toronto.ca/DevelopmentApplications/associatedApplicationsList.do?action=init&folderRsn=3982741&isCofASearch=false

The Staff Report recommends a community consultation meeting. The meeting will be scheduled in the near future. City Planning staff will notify neighbouring residents. My office will be providing general notice throughout Ward 14. If you wish to be added to the email list for this application, please send an email to my office at councillor_perks@toronto.ca, with subject line 57 Brock Avenue email list.

Note: the applicant has filed an appeal with the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB). No hearing dates have yet to be set. We will share information on the OMB process as it is received.”

Pictures of Development in A Historic Area.

Under the ‘Streets’ tab 4 streets have been added, Brock Ave, Earnbridge St, Strickland Ave and Noble St.

Brock Ave, in downtown Historic Parkdale’s is facing development plans. The first number is often the picture number and the street address follows.

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7 Responses to 57 & 65 Brock Ave. 7 Invading Stories and going to the OMB!

  1. Dan says:

    Please do not go forth and build that condo at 57 Brock Ave. . It would totally destroy the history and look of the neighbourhood. Say no to this condo development!

  2. Rob LePage says:

    Does the omb turn down anything?

    • jack gibney says:

      Good question. I know they are a legal setting and the side with the biggest legal fund can afford to keep appealing until they win. Our local Councillor advised me that the city must pick their battles as money for lawyers disappears fast, my words not his. I am eager to learn more about the OMB.

  3. Sunny Clark says:

    Adding my boo-hoo! My grandparents owned 70 Brock and we lived around the corner… at 19 Cunningham, which was already bulldozed.

  4. J.A. Clark says:

    Note that there will be an OMB Review meeting (the ONLY one held in Toronto!) next week, on Tuesday, November 15. To attend and make sure your voice is heard, register on-line here: http://www.mah.gov.on.ca/Page15024.aspx

    See you all there!

  5. Dave Scott says:

    This building will be a disgrace to the whole neighbourhood. We do not need a ugly building as proposed. Let’s hope the OMB disallow these plans.

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