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Notice of Passing of By-Law No 235-2016 - Historic Yonge Street Heritage Conservation District Plan

Public Notice - Heritage Land

NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF BY-LAW NO. 235-2016 (Under the Ontario Heritage Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.O.18)

TAKE NOTICE that on March 10, 2016, Toronto City Council enacted By-law 235-2016, which designates the Historic Yonge Street Heritage Conservation District (area shown on attached map) under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act. The By-law also adopts the 'Historic Yonge Street Heritage Conservation District Plan', dated January 2016 as the district plan.

Any person who objects to the By-law may appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board by filing a notice of appeal with the City Clerk, Attention: Ellen Devlin, Administrator, Toronto and East York Community Council, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, 2nd Floor West, Toronto, ON, M5H 2N2, no later than May 4, 2016.

A Notice of Appeal must:

1.  set out the objection and the reasons in support of the objection; and
2.  be accompanied by the fee prescribed under the Ontario Municipal Board Act in the amount of $125 payable by cheque to the Minister of Finance, Province of Ontario.

The By-law will come into force on March 10, 2016, if no notice of appeal is received on or before May 4, 2016.

Getting additional information

Additional information is included in the Explanatory Note on the following page. Alternatively, contact Heritage Preservation Services, Michael Vidoni, Heritage Planner, by telephone at 416-338-1092 or by e-mail at mvidoni@toronto.ca.


Dated at the City of Toronto this 4th day of April, 2016. 

Ulli S. Watkiss
City Clerk


Explanatory note
District Designation By-Law

On March 10, 2016, Toronto City Council adopted By-law No. 235-2016, which designated the area shown on the map attached to this note as the Historic Yonge Street Heritage Conservation District (the District) under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act (the Act). The By-law also adopts the Heritage Conservation District Plan, dated January 2016.

Alterations to Property

The purpose of By-law No. 235-2016, is to conserve and maintain the heritage character of the Historic Yonge Street Heritage Conservation District. This is accomplished by requiring certain alterations to buildings within the District to conform to District Policies and Guidelines, which are included in the District Plan. Typically, these alterations only relate to portions of the property that are visible from the street. If the proposed alteration conforms to the District Policies and Guidelines it can be approved by staff. Applications that do not conform to the District Policies and Guidelines will be referred to City Council for consideration. No heritage permit is required for interior work, painting, and repairs using the same materials or exterior work that is not visible from the street.

Demolition and Infill Development

Under By-law 235-2016, owners of property are required to apply for a heritage permit before demolishing any building in the District, or erecting any new building in the District. Applications are referred to City Council for consideration. If City Council refuses the permit, the applicant may appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board.

Internet resources

A copy of the District Plan, which includes the District Policies and Guidelines.

Link:    http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-88803.pdf


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