Council notes from Tuesday, Nov. 6 session of the Etobicoke York Community Council (EYCC).
• West-end councillors approved a preliminary report into the proposed development of three residential towers – ranging from 32 to 45 storeys – on Cordova Avenue in Ward 5.
The proposal calls for the apartment towers to be built upon a three-storey mixed-use base building at a site encompassing 64-70 Cordova Ave. (north of Bloor Street West and Islington Avenue).
Approval of the report paves the way for community consultation between the developer and local residents.
Etobicoke-Lakeshore Councillor Peter Milczyn, in whose ward the site is located, moved that notice for the meeting to be extended to residents who live beyond the city’s requisite 120 metres from the site. He also moved that city staff assist the developer in attracting significant food or grocery vendors to the site.
• EYCC gave the green light to a preliminary report into the development of 15 blocks of townhouses on Holiday Drive in Etobicoke Centre.
The application before councillors proposes the development of 196 units of townhouses, plus an underground parking garage, on the lands located at 2 Holiday Dr. (north of Burnhamthorpe Road and Hwy. 427). A community consultation meeting between the developers and local residents is now expected to be called before the end of the year.
• Etobicoke-Lakeshore Councillor Mark Grimes turned down a nomination to serve a third consecutive term as chair of EYCC, instead nominating Vincent Crisanti.
The Etobicoke North councillor accepted Grimes’ nomination and was elected to the post by way of unanimous vote. York South-Weston Councillor Frances Nunziata was re-elected vice chair, and will return to that post for a third term.