Queen West Restaurant Study Update

UPDATE: Didn’t get the attend the below meeting, share your feedback by completing the survey online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TOQueenWRestaurant

The deadline for the survey is Wednesday, October 18th. For further information contact Joanna Kimont via e-mail [email protected] or her office at 416-392-7919.

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The City is holding a Community Consultation meeting where you can learn more about this study, ask questions, and share your comments.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
May Robinson Auditorium, 20 West Lodge Avenue

In 2013 City of Toronto Planning staff completed a study of restaurants and related uses along Queen Street West between Dufferin Street and Roncesvalles Avenue and the impact that these were having on other commercial uses along Queen Street West as well as on the surrounding residential uses north and south of the street.

Upon completion of the Study, City Council passed By-laws 1049-2013 and 1050-2013 placing certain restrictions on restaurants such as limiting their size and location within a building. Additionally, these By-laws placed a maximum on the number of restaurants permitted to be located in Areas A-D (as found on the map on the opposite side of this page) limiting the concentration of restaurants to no more than 25% of the properties within each of these areas.

City Council directed City staff to evaluate the impact of this concentration provision and to report back to City Council before the end of 2017. The purpose of this Community Consultation meeting is to present some preliminary findings related to this concentration provision and to obtain feedback from the Community.

To help complete the required analysis, the City retained the services of consultation firm Three Sixty Collective who will present their preliminary findings and will be available to respond to questions.

To speak to the planner directly, contact Joanna Kimont at (416) 392-7216 or [email protected]. You may also mail your comments to the planner at Toronto and East York District, 100 Queen St W Floor 18 E Toronto On, M5H 2N2.

You may contact my office at (416) 392-7919.

Annual General Meeting – Tue, Oct 10th, 2017

You’re Invited

As a member of the Parkdale Village BIA (Business Improvement Area), you are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting:

Tuesday October 10th, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

(Registration starts at 6:30 p.m.)

St John’s Polish National Catholic Cathedral, 186 Cowan Ave (basement hall)

It’s Free!

View the results from our Phase 1 Strategic Planning Survey, enjoy snacks, meet other business owners, Board Members, staff, City officials & learn about BIA Programs and initiatives.

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The purpose of this meeting is to decide on the BIA’s program and budget for 2018 (see over).  This program is paid for by a special levy charged to BIA members.  As a member of the BIA, the best way to participate in the decisions your BIA is making on your behalf is to get involved.  If you wish to obtain a copy of the complete proposed budget or audited financial statement, please contact the BIA.

For more information contact  416-536-6918 [email protected]

Proof of BIA membership will be required.  Please bring photo ID and either a business card, utility bill showing business/tenant name and address, or your City of Toronto property tax bill.

No person in attendance shall have more than one vote

Only members of the BIA are eligible to vote at the Annual General Meeting. In City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 19, Business Improvement Members are defined as “all persons who own rateable property in a business property class and all persons who are non-residential tenants of rateable property in a business property class in a business improvement area.”

A “person” is defined by Chapter 19 to include “a corporation and the heirs, executors, administrators or other legal representatives of a person to whom the context can apply according to law.”

Please note:  In accordance with changes to City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 19, Business Improvement Areas, designates are no longer eligible to vote on behalf of BIA members at annual general meetings.