2265 Bloor Settlement Proposal to OMB

There is a proposed settlement for 2265 Bloor that was approved by all parties, including city council today. The Minutes of Settlement have been shared with participants including revised drawing attachments are available here. Schedule A in the minutes of settlement summarize all of the changes achieved through the mediation process. You can also review 2265 Bloor Revised Plans.

Here is the update from Councillor Doucette on 2265 Bloor Street West:

Over 100 people attended the Ontario Municipal Board pre-hearing this January in opposition to the previous application, and I have heard from many of you about your concern. I was able to convince my City Council colleagues that supporting a community-involved, collaborative process was the best approach, and representatives of the Bloor West Village Residents’ Association, Swansea Area Ratepayers’ Association, the City Solicitor, and the applicant entered into a mediation process. After countless hours of work, a Settlement Proposal was agreed upon, and was approved unanimously today (April 2nd) at City Council.

Amongst other changes, the building is shorter, the pedestrian feel on Bloor will be better, the number of parking spaces have been reduced, and there is no commercial penetration into the stable residential neighbourhood to the south. The revised plans are attached here and the Minutes of Settlement, which describe the settlement, will be shared with all OMB Participants by the applicant today or tomorrow.

The next step is for the Parties to attend the OMB hearing to bring this settlement to ask for it to be approved. It is a public meeting; if you would like to attend the hearing on Tuesday, you are welcome to do so, and if you are a participant and would like to speak against the settlement, you can also bring your evidence in opposition. The hearing will be April 7 at 10:00 am at the office of the OMB at 655 Bay Street, Suite 1500.

Many thanks to the efforts of the residents’ associations and neighbours who raised funds and dedicated many hours toward better neighbourhood building.