250 Lawrence Avenue West Update

The Ontario Municipal Board hearing has been scheduled to begin May 22, 2018. The applicant’s most recent submission from August 2017 was for a 12-storey building, this does not satisfy the concerns raised by City Planning staff. My position on this application has been clear from the beginning; I will not support anything more than a midrise building on this site. I have instructed City Legal and Planning staff to oppose this proposal. Should they come back with any plan above what would be permitted through the midrise guidelines and site specific context, I will be asking City Council to instruct staff to continue to oppose this application. Our community should not have to settle for over-development and I am fighting to ensure we do not.