• Councillor Mark Grimes

2915 Bloor Street West - LPAT Interim Decision

A huge win for our community came on May 10th with an LPAT (Local Planning Appeal Tribunal) decision that upheld the Bloor-Kingsway Avenue Zoning, which restricts a building’s height to six storeys on Bloor Street West from Prince Edward Drive to the Mimico Creek.

Former Ward 5 Councillor, Justin Di Ciano directed the City Solicitor and City Planners to defend the Bloor Kingsway Guidelines at the Ontario Municipal Board (now LPAT), and the residents of this community stood their ground and fought tirelessly to ensure that these guidelines were not sidestepped by the developers of 2915 Bloor Street West. This community raised significant funding to mount their own campaign to fight the developer.

These guidelines were spearheaded by the community decades ago, and I am thrilled to see this ruling come out of LPAT. Congratulations to everyone who helped to make a difference in this ruling ! * Please note that this is an interim decision, and the applicant can still come forward with a proposal for a development so long as it is in general compliance with the Zoning By-Law and Bloor-Kingsway Guidelines. You can view the full interim decision and next steps here. #BloorKingsway #LPAT #BloorKingswayDesignGuidelines