Act fast to send feedback on large proposal at Weston and Little

If you would like to provide feedback about the large buildings proposed at Weston and Little, a reader has sent along the following information—but you need to act fast. The deadline is noon tomorrow.

You can send written comments by email to the Etobicoke York Community Council at [email protected]   If you want to address the committee meeting on Monday, you can register to speak at the same email address.

You can also call 416-394-8101.

The details of the file are as follows

The developer is Weston Asset Management Inc, and they are asking to “To Amend the Official Plan and Zoning By-law” with application number 19 219985 WET 05 OZ.

In short, they are asking to build two large, tall buildings at 1956-1986 Weston Road and 1, 3, 3a and 5 Little Avenue.

You can also, I’m sure, include Councillor Frances Nunziata on your email. Her address is [email protected]

Important planning meeting

It’s been a while since we last heard from the Greenland Farms developers. Now, the city has scheduled a meeting to discuss two very large buildings they propose for the corner of Little Avenue and Weston down to the Dollarama.

Despite opposition from city planners and the community, the owners seem to be proposing to increase the size and height of the development. They want one tower to be 35 storeys (up from 29) and to the number of apartments from 592 to 739. (Those numbers were, in turn, an increase from a single 28-storey building.)

From UrbanToronto.

The meeting will be June 27 at the Etobicoke York Community Council, starting around 9:45 a.m.. The meeting will also be streamed live. You can give feedback or register to speak by email: [email protected]

Additional details in hit-and-run killing

The Toronto Police have released more details in the hit-and-run killing of a man near Crossroads Plaza last week. They say that at around 11 p.m., Saturday, January 22, the driver of a black 2004–2005 BMW 3-series sedan was driving northbound. He struck a pedestrian and did not remain at the scene.

The same car was seen about 15 minutes later near Weston and Lawrence.

They police also say the car will have damage to the front passenger headlight and right-turn assembly, a missing passenger-side mirror, a broken or missing grille insert, and a broken windshield on the passenger side.

A similar car with areas of damage highlighted. Image from the police

The police are asking for dashcam or security camera footage from anyone who was in the area.

The car in question. Image from the police.

Meeting for self-storage facility

On February 10, the Etobicoke-York Committee of Adjustment will discuss a proposed self-storage facility and fast-food restaurant at 1480 Jane St—the now-empty lot that used to have a fish wholesaler and a pallet recycler.

From Google Maps

Presently, there’s nothing on the site.

The plans include a 6-storey storage building and a 2-storey drive-through. They require a planning amendment because they are too dense, are too close to two property lines, and have too much hard-surface area and too little parking.

Man struck and killed

A 52-year-old man was struck and killed in a hit and run on Saturday night at around 11 p.m..

The police say that he was crossing Weston Road near Dee Avenue when he was struck by a “dark or black vehicle driving northbound on Weston Road”. The driver did not remain at the scene. The pedestrian died in hospital.

The police are asking for help locating the “driver of a dark BMW with front end damage to the bumper, head light and side mirror.” If you have security or dash-cam footage, they would like you to contact them.

From Google Maps