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Lake Shore Boulevard W and Douglas Boulevard (Mimico Estates) - Intention to est Designate under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act, March 21 2011
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STAFF REPORT ACTION REQUIRED
Lake Shore Boulevard West and Douglas Boulevard (Mimico Estates) - Intention to Designate under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act
March 2 1, 201 1 Toronto Preservatio n Board Etobicoke York Community Council Act ing Di rector, Pol icy & Research , Ci ty Pl anni ng Division Etobicoke- Lakeshore - Ward 6
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SUMMARY
This report recom mends that City Council state its intention to designate under Part IV , Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act the properti es li sted in Recommendation No. 1, which are located on the south side of Lake Shore Boul evard West, west of Douglas Boulevard, and at 5, 7 and 9 Douglas Boulevard . The properties comprise the ma in residence and auxiliary bu ild ings associated with the early 20th centu ry Mimico Estates of A. B. Orms by and James Franceschini. The properties identified in Recomm endati on No. I are li sted on the City of Toro nto Inventory of Heritage Properti es. While the properties together compose the Mimico Estates, the buildin gs have been assigned indi vidual street addresses. The Mimico Estates are part of the area ident ifi ed in Mimi co 20/20, a revitali zation action pl an for the Mimico-by-the-Lake community that was in itiated by th e Etobi co ke York Commu nity Council in 2006.
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RECOMMENDATIONS
The City Planni ng Division recommends that
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City Counc il state its inten tion to designate the fo llowing properties under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act: a. 2325 Lake Shore Boulevard West (" Ormscliffe") b. 2527 Lake Shore Boulev ard West ("Orm scl itTe") c. 2533-253 5 Lake Shore Bou levard West (Semi-Detached Houses) d. 2539A&B Lake Shore Bou levard West (Garage) e. 2541-2541 A Lake Shore Bou levard West (Leonard Franceschini House) f. 5, 7 and 9 Douglas Boul evard (Power Plant and Row Houses) If there are no objections to the desi gnation s in accordance with Section 29(6) of the Ontario Heritage Act, City Council authorize the City Sol icitor to introduce the bills in Council des ignating the properties under Paft IV, Sectio n 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act. If there are objections in accordance with Section 29(7) of the Ontario Heritage Act, City Counc il direct the City Clerk to refer the designations to the Conservation Review Board. If the designations are referred to the Conservation Rev iew Board, City Council authorize the City Sol icitor and appropriate staff to attend any hearing held by the Con servation Revi ew Board in support of Counci I's decision on the designation of the properties.
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Financial Impact There are no fi nancial implications resulting from the adoption of this report.
DECISION HISTORY
On September 13,2006, the Etobicoke York Comm un ity Counci l requested the Director, Community Plann ing, Etobicoke Di strict to report on the next steps invol ved in moving forward the initiati ve of "Mi mico by the Lake Proj ect 20/20: A Perfect Vision for our Community. At its February 13, 2007 meeting, the Community Council directed plann ing staff to facil itate a pub lic consul tation process to establish a vision and determi ne potentia l next steps for the project. Over 100 partic ipants atte nded a community workshop in June 2007, and the resu lti ng consu ltants' re port was provided to the January 15,2008 meeting of the Comm unity Counci l. Follow ing a pu blic open house and information session held in February 2008, plann ing sta ff developed a questionnaire seeking feedback from the comm unity. A charette was held in Apri l 2009, with the results informing the "Mimico 20120 : Rev ita lization Action Plan Proceed ings Report" prepared by Urban Strategies Inc. This repOlt was followed by the "M imico-by-the-Lake Implementation Action Memoli, which reco mmended a City-i nitiated Official Plan
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Amendment to create a policy fra mework for future actio n. The action report and memo were presented to the Etobicoke York Com munity Coun ci l on Octo ber 13,2008.
ISSUE BACKGROUND
The "Mimico 20/20: Revi ta lization Action Plan Proceedings Report" divided the community along the waterfro nt into s ix zo nes, with the subj ect pro perties at Lake Sho re Boulevard West and Douglas Bou levard placed in Zone F. The report noted tha t a Heritage Impact Assessment shou ld be undertaken for "potential heritage eleme nts of (the) Estate." While no consultant has been engaged to underta ke this work, members of the com munity have requested the designa tion of the Mim ico Estates so that the properties are protected as the pla nning process conti nues. The Mim ico Estates, which were de ve loped by industrialists A. B. Orms by and James Franceschin i in the early 20 th century, are included on the C ity of Toronto Inventory of Heritage Pro perties. City Counc il must state its intention to designate the pro perties under Part IV , Sectio n 29 of the Ontario He ritage Act to prevent the demol it ion of the buildings and preserve th ei r herita ge va lues and attributes.
COMM ENTS
Staff have completed the attached He ritage Property Research and Eva luation Repo rt (Attachment No.4) for the pro perties on Lake Shore Bou levard West and Douglas Boulevard that comprise the Mimico Estates. As a result of thi . assessment, sta ff have determined that the propert ies identi fi ed in Recommendation No. I of th is report meet Ontario Regulation 9/06, the criteria for municipal des ignati on. The fonner Mim ico Estates contain a co llectio n of buildi ngs dating from the earl y to mi d 20 th century when the propert ies were deve loped by bus iness man A. B. Ormsby and , after 1925. entrepreneur Ja mes Franceschin i. The Reasons for Designation (State ment of Signi fi cance) are fou nd in Attac hment No . 3. The Lake Shore Boulevard West and Douglas Boulevard pro perties are worthy of des ignatio n und er Part IV , Section 29 of the Onta rio Heri ta ge Act, and meet the criteria prescribed for mun ic ipal designat io n under the three categories of design, associative and context ual values. Located on the south west corner of Lake Shore Boulevard West and Do uglas Boul evard, the Mim ico Esta te s are a rare su rvivi ng example of a waterfront estate in Etob icoke that retains the main res idence wi th aux iliary buil dings and landscaping. The site is associated with two lead ing To ronto industria lists, Albert Benj amin Orms by and Ja mes Francesch ini who devel oped the estate between 1903 and 1940. as well as the well-regarded Toronto arch itect F. H. Herbert and the notab le firm of landscape archi tects, Dunington-Grubb. The Mimi co Estates are integral to the understanding of the historical deve lopment of the commu ni ty and, contextuall y, assist in mai ntai ni ng the character of Mi mico where prom inent Torontonians commi ssioned residenti al compounds along the waterfront in the late 19 th and earl y 20 th centur ies .
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The Reasons for Designation (Statement of Significance), which is the publ ic Notice of Intention to Designate, will be advertised on the City of Toronto's web site in accord ance with the City of Toronto Act provisions and served on the owners of the properties cited in Recommendation No.1 and on the Onta rio Heritage Trust according to the provisions of the Ontario Heritage Act.
CONTACT
Mary L. Mac Donald, Acti ng Manager Heri tage Preservatio n Services Tel: 416-338- 1079 Fax: 4 16-392- 1973 E-mail : Illlllacdnn7(/torolltn.ca
SIGNATURE
Kerri A. Voumvakis, Acting Director Policy and Research City Planning Division
ATTACHMENTS
Attac hment No. I - Location Map Attach men t No. 2A-D - Photographs Attachment No.3 - Reasons for Designation (Statement of Cu ltural Heritage Value) Attachment No . 4 - Heritage Property Research and Evaluation Report
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ATTACHMENT NO. I
LOCAn ON MAP:
LAKE SHORE BOULEVA RD WEST & DOUGLAS BOULEVARD
This locati on map is for information purposes only; The exact boundaries of the properties are not shown. The following properties are identified in the Reasons for Designation:
2523 & 2527 Lake Shore Boulevard West: Ormscliffe (estate house)
2533 -2535 Lake Shore Boulevard West: Semi-Detached Houses
2539A&B Lake Shore Boulevard West: Garage (marked by arrow)
25 4 1 (2541 A) Lake Shore Bou lev ard West: Leonard Francesch ini House
5, 7 & 9 Dougl as Boulevard: Power Plant and Row HOLlses (west side of street)
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PHOTOGRAPHS : 2523 & 2527 LAKE SHORE BLVD WEST
ATTACHMENT NO. 2A
2523 Lake Shore Bou levard West: Ormscliffe, south elevati on and landscaping
2523 Lake Shore Bou lev ard West: Ormsc liffe, north fayade
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PHOTOGRAPHS: ATTACHMENT NO. 2B 2527 AND 253 3-2535 LAKE SHOR E BOULEVARD WEST
2527 Lake Shore Boulevard West: ga rden wall at the southeast end ofOnnsc liffe
2533-2535 Lake Shore Bou levard West: Semi-detached House Form Buildings
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PHOTOGRAPHS: ATTACHMENT NO. 2C 2539A-B AND 254 J -254 J A LAKE SHOR E BOULEVARD WEST
253 9A -B Lake Shore Bou levard West: Gara ge
254 J -254 J A Lake Sho re Bouleva rd West: Leonard Franceschin i HOLl se
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ATTACHMENT NO. 2D PHOTOGRAPHS: 5. 7 AND 9 DOUGLAS BOULEVARD
5 Douglas Boulevard : Power Plant - south end with the ch imney (smokestack)
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5. 7 and 9 Douglas Boulevard (left to right): Power Plant and Row Houses
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RE ASONS FOR DESIGN ATION: MIMICO ESTATES (STATEMENT OF SIGN IFICANCE)
ATTACH MENT NO. 3
Lake Shore Boulevard West and Douglas Boulevard: Mimico Estates
Description The properties on the southwest corner of Lake Shore Boulevard West and Douglas Boul evard containing the Mimico Estates of A. B. Ormsby and James Franceschini are worthy of designation under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act for their cultural heritage val ue, and meet the criteria for munici pal designation prescribed by the Prov ince of Ontario under the three categories of design, associative and contextual values. Developed between 1903 and 1940, the estates contain the main residence, five auxiliary bu il dings consisting of the Leonard Franceschi ni House, semi-detached houses, row houses, a garage, and a power plant, as well as landscape fe atures. Statement of Cultural Heritage Value The Mimico Estates are a rare surv iving example of a res idential compound on the Lake Ontario shoreline in Etobicoke where "Ormscliffe", the main residence, is adjoined by a grou p of auxil iary structures, as well as remnants of the origina l landscaping. The properties are associ ated with two im portant Toronto industrialists, Albert Benjamin Ormsby and James Franceschin i. A producer of architectura l metal prod ucts, Ormsby developed the first phase of the estate in the early 1900s, with the completion of the main residence (1910) and the landscape plan (pre- I923 ). An entre preneur who founded a film company and a fruit distrib ution enterprise in Califo rnia where he retired, Ormsby occupied the Mimico site wi th his wife, a leader in the femini st movement in the early 20 th century. Founder of the Dufferi n Construction Com pany, Franceschini acqu ired the property in 1925, renaming the estate "Myrtle Vill a", altering the ma in residence and adding buildings to the ground s where he established an equestrian centre (which no longer survives). The Mi mico Estates are integral to the understanding of the historical development of Mi mico, wh ich was foun ded as a model town for railway workers and evolved to include a residential enclave along the Lake Onta rio shoreline where wealth y Torontonians constructed waterfront estates. The propelties are also associated with the career of Toronto arch itect F. H. Herbert, whose high-end residential com mi ssions included Orms by'S Mimico estate hou se, "Ormscliffe." The designs for the residence infl uenced the materials and detai ling on several of the auxiliary buildings that survive on the estate. The landscape plan was devised by the important Canadian landscape arch itects Dun ington -G rubb, whose innumerable projects of note include the Oakes Thea tre Garden in Ni agara Fall s and Toronto's University Avenue median.
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Contextually, Ormsby and Franceschin i's estates define, support and maintai n the historical character of Mim ico, whe re the area between Lake Shore Bou levard West and th Lake Ontario was developed in the late 19 and early 20 th century as the sett ing of lakefront estates. The Mi mico Estates are historically linked to the site's surround ings, where a number of earl y 20 th century res idences re main along Lake Shore Boulevard West, including the first ho use occupied by distil le r Lawrence J. McG uiness, Sr., at #26 19, which is recogn ized on the City's heri ta ge in ventory . Heritage Attributes The heritage attributes of the Mim ico Estates are fo und on the surviv ing estate house, "Ormscliffe," the five surviving auxiliary buildings, and th e remain ing landscape features. 2523 and • • • • • 2527 Lake Shore Bou levard West: "Ormscl iffe" The detached house form build ing The scale, form and massing of the 2 Y1-storey plan The material s, with stone , stucco and wood The steepl y-pitched gable roof wit h extended eaves, dormers and, on
the east and west end s, mock ti mbering
The principa l (no rth) fayade, with the Frenc h doors, the mixture of nat-headed
an d segmental-arched wi ndow open ings, the bay windows, and the window
detailing wi th multi -paned sash windows and fanlights
Protecting the north entry, the port ico with fl uted piers beneath an enclosed
second-storey sun porch with gables and a bal ustrade
The south elevation wi th a two-storey enc losed su n porch that overl ooks
the garden
The fenestration on the side elevat io ns (east and west), with quarter-round
openings in the attic leve l
The single-storey wing on the west end Attached to the southeast end of the main house, the garden wall with
columns and round-a rched openings wit h fan lights
Directly south of the hou se, the garden that is enclosed by stone wal ls, with
pillars and metal gates at the south end
Along the south si de of Lake Shore Boulevard West. the stone wa lls and gates
'v\lith na me pl ates initialled "MV " (for "Myrtle Vi lla")
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2533-2 53 5 Lake Shore Boulevard West: Semi -Detached Hou ses • The pair of semi-detached house form buil dings • The sca le, form and massing of the two-storey rec tangul ar plan • The materi als, wi th brick and wood • The truncated hi p roof wi th a brick ch im ney • On the principa l (no rt h) three-bay facades, the pa ir of centrally-placed door
open ings under an open porch wi th trei llage and , in the projecting outer bays ,
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the single segmental -arched openings that ex tend abo ve the eaves The rema ining fenestration on the north fayade and other elevati ons
2539A& B Lake Shore Bou levard: Garage • The detached garage • T he scale, form and mass ing of the I Y2 storey rectangu lar plan • T he materials, with stucco, stone and wood • The truncated hip roof with segmental-arched dormers on all slopes • The fene strati on and door openings, the classical detailing, and the arched motifs on the north fayade 254 1-254 1A Lake S hore Boulevard West: Leonard Francesch ini Ho use • T he sing le detached ho use form bui ld ing The sca le, form and massi ng of the two-storey plan with a sout h w in g • • T he materials, w ith brick, stone and wood • T he gable roof w ith returned eaves, a brick ch im ney on the west end, and an extended shed-roof dorme r with mock timberi ng on the north slope • T he principal (north) fayad e, whi ch is organized into three bays with a central entrance • The north entry, wh ich is set in a ro un d-arched surround with stone voussoirs an d conta ins a pane lled wood door, a fanligh t, and three-qua rter-Iength sidel igh ts • T he fenestration, with segmenta l-arched and flat-headed openings, and bay w indows on the north, east and west elevations • T he rear (south) w ing, wi th a two-storey enclosed su n porch on the south wall 5 Douglas Boulevard : Power Plant • The power p lant, wh ich is attac hed to the south end of the row houses at 7 and 9 Douglas Boule vard The scale, fo rm and massing of the I Y2-storey rectangular plan • • The materials, wi th stucco claddi ng • T he gab le roof, w ith a gabled dormer on the east slope • T he principal (east) fayade, wh ich extend s three bays w ith a central
entrance between fla t-headed window openings
• At th e southwest corner, the tall brick chimney (smokestack) 7 and 9 Douglas Boulevard: Row Houses The three row hou ses, which are attached to the north end o f the power plant • • The sca le, form and massing of the 2 Y2 - stor~y rectangular plan • T he materials, with stucco cladding • T he gab le roof with ret urned eaves • T he flat-headed door and w indow openings on the principal (east) fayade an d the rear (west) wa ll
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ATTACHMENT NO.4
HERITAGE PROPERTY RESEARCH AND EVALUATION REPORT
MIMICO ESTATES (ORMSCLIFFE & MYRTLIi: V ILLA) LAKE SHORE BOUL EVARD WEST AND DOUGLAS BOULEV;\RD, TORONTO
Prepared by : Heritage Preservation Serv ices City Plann ing Divisi on City of Toro nto Ma rc h 2011
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I. DESC RI PTION
Above: north entrance, Ormsc liffe (Heritage Preservati on Se rvi ces, 20 10 )
Cover; south faya de & garden, Orm scl iffe (Heri tage Preserv ation Services, 20 I0)
Lake Shore Boulevard West and 5,7 & 9 Douglas Boulevard: Mimico Estates (Ormscliffe and Myrtle Villa) Southwest corner of Lake Shore Boulevard West and ADDRESS Douglas Boulevard 6 (Etobicoke Lakes hore) WA RD Pla n 12 17, Lots 10-14 LEGA L DESCRI PTION NEIGHBOURHOOD/COMMUN ITY Mimico 1910: Ormscl iffe (A. B. Ormsby Estate) ; HISTORICAL NAM E 1925 : Myrtle Villa (James Fran ceschini Estate) 19 10 (main res id ence) CONSTRU CTION DATE A. B. Orms by, business man ORIGINAL OWNER Resi denti al (estate, wi th main and secondary residences, ORIGI NAL USE auxi li ary build ings and landscape feature s) Res idential (mul tipl e units) CURRENT USE* * This does not re fer to permitted use(s) as defin ed by the Zoning By-law Orm scliffe: F. H. Herbert, archi tect; land scaping: ARCH ITECT/BUILDER/DESIGNER Dunington-Grub b, landscape architects Orm scl iffe: stone, stucco & wood DESIGN/CONSTRUCTIONIMATERI ALS Ormscliffe: Quee n Anne Revival ARCHITECTURAL STYLE ADDITIONS/ALTERA TIONS See Hi storical Timeline below Design/Physi cal , Historical/Associa tive & Con textual CRITERIA Listed on City of Toronto In ventory of Heritage HERITAG E STATUS Properti es Heri tage Preservation Services : Kathryn Anderson RECORD ER March 20 11 REPORT DATE
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2. BACKGROU ND This research and evaluation repo rt describes the history, architect ure and context of the Mimico Estates on the southwest comer of Lake Shore Boulevard West and Douglas Boulevard, and applies evaluation criteria to determine whether the propert ies meri t designation under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act. The concl usio ns of the research and evaluatio n are found in Section 4 (Summary).
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HISTORICAL TIMEUNE
Historica l Event Plan 1217 is registered on the south side of Lake Shore Road with 21 lots A.B . Orm sby purchases Lots 10 and 11 as record ed in the Land Registry Office Orm sby is listed as a no n resid ent in the Township of Etobicoke 's tax assessment roll s; no buil dings are recorded on his two lots Ormsby buys the north part of Lot 12, and acq uires the rest of th e parcel in 19 16 and 1920 According to the tax roils, Orm sby owns an unfi nished house val ued at $2400 Ormscliffe is profiled in Construction magazi ne Ormsby res ides on Lake Shore Road according to the Toronto City Directory compi led by the end of 19 10 Goad's At las for 191 0, updated to 19 12, shows Onn scliffe and two auxiliary buildi ngs on Ormsby's propel1y Ormsby acguires part of Lot 13 , buy ing an ad ditional portion in 1920 The ta x rolls for the Town of Mimico record three buildi ngs on Orms by' s property, includ ing the main resi dence with an assessed value of $ 10,000 Landscape architects Dunington-Grubb prepare a landscape pl an for the site, which is cited in Mid dleton' s Municipal ity of Toronto (192 3) Goad's Atlas updated to 1923 shows the same bu il dings as on the previolls (1912) map Orm sby se ll s hi s estate to James Franceschi ni Before relinquishing the estate, Ormsby is thanked in the local news paper for opening hi s gro und s to the publ ic The tax assessment roll records James Fra nceschini , hi s brother Leonard, their wives and staff as the occ upants of the estate Four bu ildings are recorded on the assessment roil , including the estate house Franceschini purchases additi onal property in Lot 13 Francesch ini acquires Lot 14 The estate is transferred to Fra ncesch ini 's Duffe rin Construction Company Franceschi ni devel ops an equestri an centre on his property (as cited in his obituary) The Duffer in Construction Company sells the estate to Amedeo & Lawrence Longo, wh o deve lop the Amedeo Garden Court Apartmen ts on the site The estate is transferred to Longo Pro~e rti es Limited The li sting of the properties on the City of Toronto Inve ntory of Heritage Pro perties is confirmed
Key Date 1900 Sept 1903 May & June 1904
1909 Apr 1910 A~r 1910 Jul 1910 191 2 191 6 Oct 1920 Apr Pre-I 923 1923 1925 Mar 1925 April 1925 Aug 1926 Sept 1931 1938 Nov 1939 June 1939 1950 1965 2006
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HISTORICAL BACKGROUND
Mi mico The propert ies compris ing the Mimico Estates developed by A. B. Ormsby and James Franceschini on the southwest corner of Lake Shore Boulevard West and Douglas Boulevard are located in the comm un ity of Mimico. 1 Situated on the north shore of Lake Ontario, west of Mimico Creek, the area originated as part of the Township of Etobicoke. In the mid 19 th century, the Hami lton and Toronto Rai lway (a branch of the Great Western Rai Iway) was constructed to link the two cities (Image 3). A model town was created at Mimico for the workers bu ild ing the rail li ne, and the 1856 plan for the communi ty is illustrated in Section 6, Image 2. In 1890, the Toronto and Mim ico Electric Rai Iway and Li ght Company constructed an el ectric-powered radial rai Iway along Lake Shore Road (later Lake Shore Bou levard West). The steam railway and streetcar line, along with lake steamers, brought occasional and seasonal visitors to the area . "Aft er the turn of the 20 th century, the well-treed lakefront area in Mimico, with its long sandy beach , became the setting for a nu mber of beautiful estates covering many acres. They were established for the most part by wealthy families from Toronto, first as summer ho mes and later, when automob iles had come into common use, as year-round residences .,,2 Wi th members of the Loblaw, Eaton and McG uiness families acquiring properties along Lake Shore Road, A. B. Ormsby secured valuable land along Lake Ontario , east of Church Street (now Royal York Road). Ormsby Estate : Ormscliffe Follow ing the registration of a 21-lot subdi vision along the lake shore east of present-day Roya l York Road, Al bel1 Benjam in Ormsby (1862-1943) purchased the first of four allotments in J 903. 3 The founder and president of A. B. Ormsby Limited, wh ich fabricated metal door and window frames,4 Ormsby acqu ired the lakefront site for a permanent residence. s An "unfinished house" on Lot II was recorded in the tax assessment ro lls fo r Etobicoke Township in April 1910. Three months later, the estate' s main residence named Ormscl iffe was profiled in the July 1910 issue of Construction magazine, which described it in a caption as "one of the more interesting houses of recent erection" (Image 5).6 Accordi ng to the articl e, the property included 'its own private
1 Mimico separated from Etobicoke Township as a police village in 1905, followed by incorporation as a village in 1911 and a town in 1917 2 Heyes, 126 3 According to land record s, Ormsby purchased land in Lots 10-13, Plan 1217, between 1903 and 1920 4 At the time of his acquisition of the Mimico property, Ormsby operated his busine ss at 157-65 Queen Street East, but relocated to a factory and showroom at the southeast corner of King Street West and Dufferin Street in 1913 5 Given (2003), 82 6 Construction (July 1910), 112
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pum ping plant wit h soft water equ ipment...',7 The estate was reco rded on Goad's Atlas, revised to 1912, where the main residence and two outbu ildings are shown on Orms by's tract (Lots J 0-12, ill ustrated in Image 4). Prio r to 1923 , Ormsby engaged the notab le fi rm of landscape architects, Dun ington-Grubb to lay out the extensive garde ns south of the estate house, part of wh ich is shown in the arch iva l photographs attached as Images 6 and 7. 8 By 1920, Ormsby' s property encompassed parts of four waterfront lots, with three buildings assessed for tax purposes and illustrated on updates to Goad's Atlas in 1923 (Image 4). Ormsby sold his Mimico estate in 1925, retiri ng to Cali fornia where he engaged in real estate ventures and o ~erate d a success ful fruit packaging and dist ribution enterprise prior to th is death in 1943. Franceschini Estate : "M yrtl e Villa" James Franceschin i ( 1890- 1960) purchased Ormsby' s Mim ico estate in 1925. Franceschin i had immigrated to Canada fro m Italy in 1905 and, after arri ving in Toronto , he was purportedl y "well on his way to amassing a fortune , only to lose it th rough a partnership deal. Starti ng all over agai n, he bu ilt a second and far greater fortune, th is time on his own." IO Franceschini founded the Dufferin Construction Company (later the Du fferin Paving and Crusted Sto ne Company ), which became one of the most successfu I enterprises in the city with the securin g of contracts to build roads for the prov incia l government during the pre- World War II era. Following his acqu is ition of the Mimico estate, Franceschin i transformed the property through changes to the main house, the addition of bu ildings, and the expans ion of the grounds with adjoin in g land in Lots 13 and 14. Renaming the site "Myrt le Villa" after his only chi ld, the extent of Francesc hi ni' s modi fi cations to the estate house can be seen in a comparison of the original design (Image 5) with current photographs (incl uding Images 9-' 2), wh ich re moved the "simple window treatment" and altered the "i nteresting feature of the desi gn (of) the large porch spanni ng the ent ire fron t" wi th the enclosu re of the first storey beneath the ped iments. I I Whe n Franceschin i's property was assessed for tax purposes in August 1926, a year after hi s acq uis ition of the estate, it inc luded add itional structures. Recorded on-site were his brother, Leonard Franceschini , and sister-in- law, as well as a ga rde ner and team ster and their wives . These notations suggest that the detached house fonn build ing (now identified as 2541 -254 1A La ke Shore Boulevard West - Image 13) was occupied by Leonard Francesc hin i and hi s fa mi ly, with the semi-detached houses (2533-25 35 Lake Shore Bou levard West - Image 14), the res idential space above the garage (2439A&B - Images 15 and 16), and the row ho using
Construction (July 1910), 113. This pumping plant may be the outbuilding depicted on Lot 10, south of Douglas Boulevard, that is shown on Goad's Atlases, with revision s in 1912 and 1923 wh en Ormsby owned the land 8 Middleton, 183. The A. B. Ormsby Estate is not includ ed among Dunington-Grubb's pl ans describ ed in the finding aid for the collection at the University of Guelph Library . The firm 's name is often missp elled, but has only one 'n' 9 Ha rrison, 2 10 Globe (Septemb er 17, 1960) 11 Construction (July 1910), 112-113
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attached to the power plant (5 , 7 and 9 Douglas Boulevard - Images 17-18) for staff accommodations. James Franceschini developed the west end of his property when, " in 1939, he erected on the (Mimico) estate one of the largest horse stables and training quarters in Canada.,, 1 This fac ility is visible on an aerial photograph of the area in 1947 2 (Image 8), which also shows the breadth of the estate, inc luding the extensi ve landscaped gardens between the ma in residence and the lakefront. In 1939, James Franceschin i transferred his Mimico estate to the Duffe rin Construction Company.13 The foJ lowing year, in an event that attracted national attention, the entrepreneur was arrested on suspicion of engaging in "Fasc ist activi ty.,, 14 After spending a year in an internment camp, Francesc hi ni was released on compassionate ground s for medical treatment. Although a public inquiry determ ined that he was innocent of the charges, the case led to unwanted pub lic ity for and criticism of the federal go ve rnment, which had secu red war-time contracts with Franceschin i' s Dufferin Shipbuilding Company. In poor health and semi-retired, Franceschi ni sold many of his business interests. However, his obituary reported that, prior to his death Franceschini "still maintained hi s interest in hackney show horses" ...and "as many as 100 are at his various farms, and some were shown at the Royal Winter Fair last year under the name of Dufferin Stock Farms.', 1 5 In 1959, the Dufferi n Construction Company sold Franceschini's estate to Amedeo and Lawrence Longo, who deve loped the Amedeo Garden Court Apartments on the property. Wh ile six large apartment houses were added to the site, the bu ildings were configured to retain the main estate house with its garden-wall extension (which was linked to the apartments at 2525 Lake Shore Bou levard West) , 1 the detached house and garage to the 6 southwest, the former power plant and staff housing on Douglas Boulevard and , in the southwest corner of the pro perty, the sem i-detached houses fo r staff accommodations. The buildings des igned for the Mimico Estates remained in residential use, with part of the former garage converted for commercia l purposes. The introduction along the waterfront of apartment complexes such as these dated back to 1928, follow ing the widening of Lake Shore Road and the approval of an 18-suite com plex by a Detroit entrepreneur. 17 However, "by 1967, Mim ico' s lakefront had changed from homes on large lots to rows of apartment buildi ngs, maki ng it a densely populated area.,, 1 Through 8 its development company, the Longo famil y reta ins the Lake Shore Road and Douglas Bou levard properties in 20 I I.
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F. H. Herbe rt, Architect "Ormscli lYe:' the estate house com missi oned by A. B. Ormsby, was des igned by th e well-regarded Toronto archi tec t, F. H. Herbert. Born in England, Frederick Henry He rbert (1865- 19 14) moved to Toronto in 1885 and, a fter compl eting an apprenticeshi p, opened a solo practice fo ur years later. He quickly " emerged as a versat il e and talented pro ponent of the Queen Anne style who .. .established a new standard for resident ial architec ture in Toronto at the turn of the cen tu ry.,,1 However, Herbert's portfolio 9 demonstrated his prowess with a range of arch itectura l modes, from the Romanesque Rev ival of the Thomas W. Horn House in the East Anne x, to those described as "o f no fixed affiliation" that ble nded classical, medieval and other de riv ati ves. 2o Whi le the majority of Herbert' s res ide ntial commissions were confi ned to the city's fa shionable downtown neig hbourhoods, he also designed summer res idences in Muskoka and on Toronto Is land, as well as Ormscliffe. Du ni ngto n-Grubb, Land scape Arch itects 21 Prior to 1923 when the project was cited in a biographica l entry about the landscape architects, Ormsby engaged the Toronto-based partnersh ip of Dunington-Grub b to design the gardens at his Mimico estate. The firm origin ated in England when Howard B. Grubb (\ 881- 1965 ) and Lorrie A. Dun ington (1 877-1945) married and combined their surnames. Immig rating to Canada in 1911, the co up le fo unded Sheridan Nu rseries to provide products fo r the public and private com mi ssions they secured, mai nl y in Toronto and Southern Ontari o. Dun ington-Grubb's vast portfolio incl uded the Oakes Theatre Gardens in Niagara Fa ll s and, in Toronto, the desi gn of the med ian on Unive rsity Avenue, south of Quee n's Park. iii. ARCHITECTURAL DESCRIPTI ON The surviving bu il dings associated with the Ormsby and Francesc hini Esta tes are comprised of the main res idence with the original west wi ng and the ga rden wa ll extendi ng from the southeast corner, the detached house form bui ldi ng occupied by Leonard Francesc hini , the semi-detached houses designed fo r staff, the ga rage, and the adjo ining power plant and row hou ses at the east end of the site. Onnsc liffe : 2523 and 2527 Lake Shore Boulevard West (Images 9- 12) For the main residenc e on A. B. Orm sby's Mim ico estate, architect F. H. He rbe rt applied the Queen Anne Rev ival style in which he was well versed . The structure disp lays the mixture of materia ls, irregular outl ine, and variety of classical- and medieva l- inspired elements that charac terized the style, which retained its popularity until World War I. As
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The firm was renamed Dunington-Grubb an d Sten ss on wh en Jesse Vlihelm Sten sson (son of the manager of Sheridan Nurseries and a graduate of the School of Design at Harvard University) joined the practice, and was later succeeded by his wife, Jan ina Korkuc.
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originally designed , the north faya de facing Lake Shore Boulevard West is illustrated in the extract from Construction magazine attached as Image 5. The photographs show the limestone cladding with stone, stucco, and wood trim. Although des igned as a permanent residence, Ormscliffe has the appearance of a cottage wi th its low-sl ung main floor under a gable roof so steeply pitched that it incorporates twin shed-roof dorm ers and tucks the second-floor window openings under the extended and flared eaves on the no rth and south slopes . Massi ve stone chi mneys mark the east and west end walls, where the adj oining wall surfaces have mock-ti mbering and , near the apex of each gable, quarter­ round openi ngs. The 2 ~ -storey structure features an L-shaped plan with a single-storey wing at the west end. The fenestratio n mi xes flat-headed open ings with bay windows, most of which retain multi-paned sash windows. Following Ja mes Franceschini 's acquisition of the property, the north verandah was al tered with the enclosure of the fi rst storey at either end of the notth fayade, the addition of a portico wit h fl uted piers and a balustrade, and the modification of the French doo rs incorporating multi-paned fanlights. The south fayade of Ormscliffe, wh ich origina ll y overlooked extensive gardens and Lake Ontario, features a two-storey porch that has been enclosed. The fen estration has fl at­ headed open ings. The garden wall adjoining the southeast end of the house is incorporated on the west face of the apartment building at 2525 Lake Shore Boulevard West. 22 Di rectly south of the main reside nce, the surviving portion of the lan dscaped garden is enclosed by stone wall s with stone pi ers and metal gates at the south end . Thi s area with the stone fou ntain, paths and planting beds is visible in Image 8. Its design complements the stone wal ls and gates along the Lake Shore Bo ulevard West where Franceschini added the letters " MV" (Myrtl e Vi lla). Leonard Francesch ini Ho use: 2541-2 541 A Lake Shore Boulevard West (I mage 13) Located southwest of the mai n residence and designed as a detached single fam ily residence, the Leonard Franceschin i House comp lements the 1910 estate house in its cladding and detaili ng. Rising two stories, the ho use fonn bu ild ing features brick and stone cladding. The steepl y-pitched gab le roof has a brick ch imney at the west end, returned eaves on the east and west, and extended eaves with brackets on th e north slo pe where a shed-roo f donner extends ac ross the full width of the structure. The dormer, whi ch incorporates trios of flat-headed window open ings at each end, dis plays mock timbering. This cladd ing, along with the stone facing and detailing on the fi rst storey of the north fayade, links the building sty listica ll y to the estate house. On the th ree-bay north elevation, the centra l entrance displays stone voussoi rs and incorporates a paneled wood door, three-quarter length sidelights, and a fan light. A single-storey bay windo w is placed right (west) of the entry, with a segmental -arched wi ndow opening on the left (east) side. The side elevations (east and west) dis play red brick cladding. The fe nestration is irregu larl y placed, with different sizes of segmenta l-arched and flat-headed openings, as well as a bay wi ndows on the east and west elevations . The house is extended to the south by a two-storey brick-clad wi ng with an enclosed two-storey po rch on the rea r (south) wall .
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Sta ff Ho uses; 25 33-2535 Lake Shore Boulevard We st ( Image 14) Located in the southwest corner o f the property w here their rear (south) wa lls fac e La ke O ntari o, the pa ir of two-storey sem i-detac hed houses is protected by a truncated hip roof w it h a brick chi m ney. Tri mm ed with brick and w ood, the structu res are faced w ith red brick that com p leme nts the cladd ing on the Leonard Francesc hini House. O n the pri nc ipal (north) fa<;:ad e, the entran ces are placed side-by-s ide in the centre of the wall and protected by a shed ro of suppo rted o n wood posts w ith tre ill age. T he entries are surm o unted by fla t- headed windo w open in gs . In the o uter bays, t he s ingle segmental­ arched openings exte nd above the ridge o f the roof. The remaini ng elevati ons display tlat-head ed w indow openin gs, wh ich a re sym metri ca lly p laced o n the rear (sou th) wal l. Garage: 2 539A-B Lake Shore Bou levard West (I mages 15- 16 ) The ga rage is placed sou thwest o f the mai n estate ho use. T he struc ture is c lad with stucco, and the stone detail ing wi th quo ins o n the nOl1h fa<;:ade ties the design to the ma in residence and the Leonard Francesc h in i Ho use. R isi ng I ~2 stories, the garage fe atures a lo ng rectan g ular p lan. The truncated hi p roof has single segmental-arched do rmers on the north, east and south s lopes, and a row o f simila r do rmers along the west s lope . Attent io n is foc llsed o n the narrow north fa<;:ade w here the des ig n inco rporates arches s upported o n bri ck pie rs . T he lon g east e levation fea tures flat-he aded door a nd w indow opening wi th wood detai ling . Large o pen ings for ga rage doors are p laced a lo ng the ex tended west f~H; ad e . A ll the el ev ations disp lay fl at-beaded ope nings, some with c lassica l detailin g. Po we r Plant a nd Row Ho uses: 5, 7 and 9 Douglas Boulevard (I mage 17- 18) O n the west side of Douglas Boule vard, south of Lake S hore Bo ule vard West, the I ~2 storey power plant (south) adjoins a three -unit 2~2-storey row houses (no I1h ). T he struc tures share stucco cladding. T he power pla nt at 5 Douglas Bo ul evard is co vered by a gabl e roof wit h a gabled dorm e r o n the east end. T he east fa<;:ad e feat ures a ce ntra lly placed doo r between two small flat-headed wi ndow o penings. A chim ney (sm o kes tack) marks th e so uth west co rne r of the structure and rises above the roofline . The north wall abuts the neighbouring row ho uses at 7 and 9 Do ugl as Bou lev ard, which fe ature a rectangular p lan be neath a gab le roof with returned ea ves. Flat-headed o pen ings are irregularl y pl aced on the east fa<;:ade and the rea r (west) wa ll. The north e le vation is b lank, while the so uth wa ll abuts the powe r plan t. iv. CONTEXT The propert ies co m prising the A . B. Ormsby estate, w h ic h was subseq uent ly acqui red and expanded by Ja me s France schi ni, a re fo und near th e so uthwest corner of Lake Shore Road West and Do uglas Bo ul ev ard in M im ico (I mage I). Located east o f Roya l York Road, the s ite o ve rlook s Lake O nta rio to the so uth. The estate buil di ngs are placed in landscaped open space w here they are adjo ined by s ix low -rise apartme nt btiild ings known as the A medeo Garden Court.
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The area along Lake Shore Road West, west of the Mimico Estates to Roya l York Road. contains less than a dozen survi ving residential bui ldi ngs associated with the waterfront properties that were developed in the late 1800s and early 1900s by lead ing Toronto businessman for permanent or seasonal use.23 However, unlike the lands developed by A. B. Ormsby and James Francesch in i, none of these sites is as large, nor do they contain a collection of estate bu iIdings and landscaped features. 3. EVALUATION CH ECKLIST The following evaluat ion app lies Ontario Regu lation 9/06 made under the Ontario Heritage Act: Criteria for Determining Cultural Heritage Value or Interest. While the criteria are prescribed for municipal designation under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act, the City of Toronto uses it when assessi ng properties for incl usion on the City of Toronto Inventory of Heritage Propert ies. The evaluation table is marked "N/A" if the criterion is "not appl icab le" to the property or X if it is applicable, with explanatory text below.
Design or Physical Value i. rare, unique, representative or earl y example of a sty le, ty pe, expreSSion, X materia l or constru ction method ii. displays high degree of craftsmanship or art isti c merit N/A iii. demonstrates high degree of scientifi c or techni cal achievement N/ A Rare Example of a Type - The Mi mico Estates is a rare surviving example of a waterfront estate in Etobicoke tha t reta ins the origina l estate house with aux iliary buildings and landsca ping. Although the shoreline of Mimico was once li ned with the estates of prom inent Toronton ians, man y were demo lished afte r World War II and replaced by apartment com plexes along Lake Shore Boulevard West. On thi s thoroughfare, west of the Mimico Estates of Ormsby and Franceschin i, less than a dozen bui ldings associated wi th earlier estates remain, includ ing the first estate ho use built by distiller Lawrence J. McGuiness, Sr., which is recogn ized on the City's heritage inventory. Only the Mi mico Estates at Lake Shore Bou levard West and Douglas Boulevard display a collection of estate buildings, along wit h part of the landscaping dev ised by Dun ington-Grubb that stands directly south of the main residence.
Historical or Associative Va lue i. direct associatio ns with a th eme, event, bel ief, perso n, activity, organ ization or X insti tuti on that is si nificant to a commun it ii. yi elds, or has the potential to yie ld, informat ion that contributes to an X understand in of a commun it or cul ture ii i. de monstrates or reflects the work or ideas of an arch itect, artist, bu il der, X des igner or theorist who is sign ifi cant to a commu nity
23 Tho se to the ea st, including the former es t ate of T.B. Loblaw (founder of the grocery chain) that adjoined Ormsby and Franceschini' s properties, were demolished for apartment complexes
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Person - The Mimico Estates at Lake Shore Boulevard West and Douglas Bou levard are
associated with two success ive Toronto indu strialists during the first half of the 20 th century. The site was init iall y developed by A. W. Ormsby, the Toronto businessman who founded a company spec ializ ing in metal buildi ng products. Ormsby' s factory and showroom (1913) at 11 95 King Street West in Toron to is recognized on the City's Heritage Inventory. Apart from his entrepreneurial sk ills, the entrepreneur formed the Ormsby Film Corporation in Californi a, producing one telep lay nam ed "'N eptune ' s Bride".24 Orms by's wi fe, Florence, was prominent in wo men's iss ues, hosting famou s suffragists Ne llie L. McClung and Emme line Pan khurst at Orm sc liffe. 25 Ormsby tran sferred his Mimico estate to James Franceschini , an othe r notable Toronto entrepreneur and philanthropist. Accordin g to hi s ob ituary, Franceschini had "parlayed a pick-and-shovel job into owners hip of several mi llion-doll ar companies, of whic h Toronto's Duffe rin Construction Company was the best-known:,26 His success led to his acquisition of the Mi mico estate, wh ich Franceschini renamed "Myrtle" Vi lla, where he extended the acreage and fi nanced add itional bui Idings, inc ludin g extensive facil ities for horses.
Community - The properties at Lake Shore Bou lev ard West and Douglas Bouleva rd contri bute to the understand ing of the development of Mimico. Part of the co mmunity evo lved from its mid _19 th century orig ins as a model town created for railway worke rs and, in the early 1900s, su pplied much of the work fo rce for the adjoining Gra nd Trunk Rail way's Mim ico Yard. In contrast, Mimi co's waterfro nt attracted weal thy businessmen, industrial ists, archi tec ts and j urists fro m the ne ighbo uring city who bu ilt seasonal or permanent res idences. The latter sector is represen ted by the Mimico Estates. Architect - Ormscl iffe, the residence fin anced by A. B. Ormsby, is associated with the career of F. H. Herbert. Described as "an im portant and sLiccessfu l Toronto archi tect who excelled in the design of sum ptuous houses for wealthy cl ients res iding in the fash ionabl e neighbourhoods of Rosedale, The Annex, and in Parkda le,,,27 Apa rt from hi s commi ss ions in the latter enclaves, Herbert produced seasonal residences in Mu skoka and on Toronto Is land , as well as stores, hote ls, bank branches, factories, churches and hospitals in Toro nto and Southern Ontario. Ormsby' s Mim ico estate is the arch itect ' s onl y documented project in Etobicoke. 2R
The landscaping of Orm sc liffe was created by the notable landscape archi tec tural firm of' Du nington-G rubb. Headed by the English husband and wife team of Howard B. Grubb and Lorrie A. Dunington, the partners founded Sheridan Nurseries and were instrumental in organizing the profession of land scape arch itects in Canada and educatin g its mem bers. The fi rm's extensive portfol io included the Oakes Garden Theatre in Ni agara
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Fall s and the landscaped central bou levard on Uni versity Av enue in Toron to . The gardens at Ormscl iffe represent the firm's earl ier work in Canada and were cited in a profile of the fi rm in Middleton ' s The Municipa lity of Toronto ( 1923).
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Ch aracter - The Mimico Estates define, support and maintain the historical character of' Mimico, where the section of the community between Lake Shore Boulevard West and Lake Ontario was deve loped as lakefront estates for wealthy Torontonians. As the onl y remaining intact estate along Mimi co's waterfront, the properties are impol1ant reminders of the earl y 20 th century appearance of this nei ghbourhood. Surroundings - The Mi mico Estates are historicall y linked to their surroundin gs wh ere a number of earl y 20 th century residences designed for prom ine nt Toronto businessmen, indu strialists, arch itects, lawyers and j urists remai n along Lake Shore Boulevard West, including the neighbouring property of distiller Lawrence J. McGuiness, Sr., at 26 j 9 Lake Shore Boulevard West, which is also listed on the City of Toronto Inventory of Heritage Properties. On the subject properties, the coll ecti on of si x survi ving estate bui ldings remain in their original locations, where they contribute to the open space and ambience of the Amedeo Garden Court, the ap3l1ment complex that is bui It around them.
4. SUMMARY Following research and evaluation according to Regu lation 9/06, it has been determined that the Mimico Estates at the southwest corne r of Lake Shore Boul evard West and Douglas Boulevard have design, associative and contextual values. The site contains a rare surviving example of a waterfront estate in Etobicoke with the main residence, a co llection of auxiliary buil dings, and original landscaping. The Mi mico Estates are associated with Albert Benjam in Orm sby and James Francesch in i, two leading Toronto industria lists who developed the properties between 1903 and 1940, along with Toronto architect F. H. Herbert and landscape architects Dunington-Grubb. The lakefront properties are integra l to an understanding of the histo rical develo pment of Mim ico and , contextua ll y, are historic ally linked to the ir setting. The Mimico Esta tes ass ist in maintaining, supporting and defining the hi storical character of the community where promin ent To rontonians comm issioned res idential enclaves along the waterfront in the late 19 th and early 20 th centuries. Wh ile the setting has been altered with th e add iti on of the Amedeo Gard en Cou rt Apartments, the survivi ng estate bui ld ings and the landscaping reta in their integrity and continue to comm unicate the cu ltural heritage values of the site.
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5. SOURCES Arch ival Sources Abstract Ind ices of Deeds, Plan 12 I 7, Lots 10- I 4 Aerial Map, City of Toron to, 194 7 Assessment Rolls, Town of Mim ico, 1920 ff. Assessment Rolls, Township of Etobicoke, 19 I 0- 19 City of Toronto Directories, 191 0 ff. Goad 's Atlases, 1910 revised to 19 12 and 1923 Historica l Atlas of York County, 1878 Photographs, Orm scliffe, City of Toron to Archi ves, Fonds 1244 , Item 3 109 (c. 191 1), Fond s 1266, Items 1159 and 11 61 (July 26, 1923) Plan of Mimico, Browne, 1856 Town of Mimico Council Minutes, February 27, 1928 Underwriters Insu ra nce Company Atlas, 1952 revi sed to 1962 Books, Periodica ls and Newspapers Currell , Harvey, The Mi mico Story, 2nd rev . ed., 1967 Eland, Edwin, The Story of Mim ico, 1935 "Former la bourer a millionai re," Globe (Se ptember 17, 1960) Given, Robert, The Etobicoke Story, 1953 and 2007 Heyes, Esther, Etobicoke: from furrow to borough, 1974 "H uge la keshore estates were the past grandeur of small town Mimico," Etob icoke Gua rdian (2 1 April 1976), I I " Local man A.B, Orms by in the movie bus iness," Toronto Daily Star (June 4, 1921) Maitland , Les lie, The Queen Anne Revival Style in Canadian Architecture, 1990 McHugh , Patricia, Toronto Architecture: a city guide, 2nd ed., 1989 Midd leton , J. E. , The Municipal ity of Toronto, Vol. Ill , 1923 " Mimico loca ls," Etobicoke Advertiser (April 16, 1925 ), (Jul y 16, 1925) and (Decem ber 20, 1928) " Residential design in Canada," Construction (Ju ly 19 10), 11 2- 113 " A Trim and a trip to the past," Toronto Star (March 21,2004) Vi llages of Eto bicoke, Etobicoke Historical Board. 1983 Other Sources Dunington-Grub b and Stensson Fonds, Universi ty of Guel ph Library, \\ \\ \\ .lih.lIoglll:lph.ca 'rl:soun':l:s/archi\ al & spl:cial colkction~ "F. H. Herbert, entry in Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada, \\ \\ \\ .J icti(1nan (1 I~lrch ikcts incanaJa.oru Michael Harrison, Property Nomination Form, 2523 -2 54 1A Lake Shore Bou leva rd West and 5, 7 and 9 Douglas Bou levard, 20 10 "The Mimico Beach Estates," httr :l/ll1il1licol:statl:~ . blouspot.colll
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2. Plan of Mim ico, Browne, 1856: showing the model tow n laid out in Mimico that accompani ed the buil ding of the Ham ilton and Toronto Ra ilway in 1855
3. Historical Atlas of York County, J 878: showing the south part of Etobicoke
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4. Goad's Atlases, 19 10, updated to 1912 (top) and 1923 (bottom): showing the
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fo llowing the completion of the estate house
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6. Photograph , O rm scl iffe, c irca 1911 (C ity of Toro nto A rc hi ves, Fo nds 1244, #31 09)
7. Photograph, O rmsby Estate, J uly 1923 (C ity of Toronto Arc hives, Fo nds 1266, #11 59)
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8. Aer ia l Photograph, 1947: w ith arrows marking the Fra ncesc hin i Estate (top
image) and the estate ho use (bottom image). The extensi ve ga rdens south (ri ght)
of the main house are vi sib le, as we ll as the horse ring and equestrian facilities
west (below) and so uthwest of the res ide nce (City o f Toro nto Arc hi ves)
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9. Photograph, 2523 Lake Shore Boulevard West: showing the no rth fa yade o f Ormscl iffe (Heritage Preservation Servi ces, 20 I 0)
10. Photo graph, 2523 La ke S hore Boule vard West: showing the so uth elevation of Orm sc liffe, and the garden with th e sto ne fe nce and piers wi th the metal gates (Heritage Preservati on Services, 20 I 0)
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II . Photo graph, 25 23 Lake Shore Bo ul eva rd West: showing the west el evatio n of Ormscl iffe, with the orig inal south wing that is visible in the Construct io n magazine photogra ph s in Image 5 (H eritage Preservation Services, 20 I 0)
12. Photograph, 2527 Lake Shore Boul evard West : sho wi ng the garden wall
adjoining the south fayade of Orl11 cliffe (left) (Heritage Preservation Services,
2010)
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13. Photo graph , 25 41 -2 54 1A La ke Shore Bouleva rd West: showing the north (righ t) and east (left) e levations of the detached house occ up ied by James Fra ncesc hini's brother, Leona rd (Heritage Preservat io n Services, 20 10)
14. Photog raph , 25 33 -2535 Lake Shore Bou levard West: show ing the north facade s of the semi-detached houses at the sou thwest corner o f th e estate that we re built for sta ff acco mmodati on (Heritage Preservati on Servi ces, 20 I 0)
Staff report for action - ~ake Shore Boulevard West and Douglas Boulevard (Mimico Estates) ­ Intention to Designate under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act
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15 . Photograph, 2539A&B La ke Shore Bou levard West : show ing the east (left ) and no rth (ri ght) elevati ons of the garage (H e ritage Prese rvation Services, 20 10)
16. Photograph, 25 39A& B Lake Sho re Bo ule va rd West: showi ng the west (left) and so uth (right) elevations o f the ga rage, w ith the south favad e of Ormscli ffe visib le in the bac kground (r ight) (Heri tage Preservation Services , 20 I 0)
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17 . Photograph, 5 Douglas Bou levard : showi ng the power plant adjoin ing the housing at #7 an d 9 Douglas (He ritage Preservation Serv ices, 20 I 0)
18. Photograph, 7 and 9 Dougl as Boule vard : showi ng the east fa yade of the sta ff
hous ing (Heritage Preserv atio n Serv ices, 20 I 0)
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Letter of Recommendation from the Toro nto Preservation Board, Ap ril 1, 2011
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Secretariat Margarel Sexton Toronlo Preservalion Board est City Hall, 12111 Floor, W 100 Queen Street West Toronto, Ontario M5H 2N2 Ulli S. Watkiss City Clerk
Tel: 416-392-63 16 Fax : 416-392-2980 Email: msexton@ toronto.ca W www.toronto ca eb:
April 1, 2011
To :
From :
Etobicoke York Communi ty Council Toronto Preservation Board Lake Shore Boulevard West and Douglas Boulevard (M imico Estates) - Intention to Designate under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act
Subject:
Recommendati ons : The Toronto Preservation Board recommended to the Etobicoke York Community Council that: 1. City Council state its intention to designate the following properties under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act : a. 2325 Lake Shore Boulevard West (" Ormscliffe") b. 2527 Lake Shore Boulevard West (" Ormscliffe") c. 2533-2535 Lake Shore Boulevard West (Semi-Detached Houses) d. 2539A&B Lake Shore Boulevard West (Garage) e. 2541-2541A Lake Shore Boulevard West (Leonard Franceschini House) f. 5, 7 and 9 Douglas Boulevard (Power Plant and Row Houses) If there are no objections to the designations in accordance with Section 29(6) of the Ontario Heritage Act, City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce the bill s in Council designating the properties under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act. If t here are objections in accordance with Section 29(7) of the Ontario Heritage Act, City Council direct the City Clerk to refer the designations to the Conservation Review Board. If the designations are referred to the Conservation Review Board, City Council authorize the City Solicitor and appropriate staff to attend any hearing held by the Conservation Review Board in support of Council's decision on the designation of the properties.
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Background : The Toronto Preservation Board on April 1,2011 , considered the following: 1. Report (March 21, 2011) from the Acting Director, Pol icy and Research , City Planning , respecting Lake Shore Boulevard West and Douglas Boulevard (Mimico Estates) ­ Intention to Designate under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act ;
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2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.
Letter (March 29 , 2011 ) from Michael Harrison ; E-mail (March 29, 2011 ) from Daryl Pantel; E-mail (March 29 , 20 11 ) Patricia Austin , Copy Service Co-ordinator, ADP Canada ; E-mail (March 29, 2011) fro m Camilla Szczesniak ; E-mail (M arch 30, 20 11 ) from Robert Kaross and Peggy Moulder ; E-mail (March 30.2011)fromPeter D. Pellier; Letter (March 30, 2011) from Ruth A. Grier ; E-mail (April 1, 2011) from Jaan Pill and May Joll iffe; Letter (March 30 , 201 1) from Robin Salt; Letter (March 30, 20 11 ) from Th e Steering Committee , Ward 6 Community Action Team; Letter (March 31, 2011 ) from David Bronskill , Goodmans LLP; E-mail (March 31, 2011 ) from Michael Staffieri ; E-mai l (March 31 , 2011 ) from Dorothy Wheeler; Letter (March 31, 20 11 ) from Angela Barnes; Letter (March 31, 20 11 ) from Councillor Grimes, Ward 6 Etobicoke -Lakeshore ; E-mail (March 31, 201 1) from John Gibson ; Letter (March 30, 2011 ) from Pau l Chomik; E-mail (April 1, 2011 ) fro m Ruth Grier; E-mail (April 1, 2011) from Jaan Pill ;
The following persons addressed the Toronto Preservation Board : Denise Harris
David Bronskill , Goodmans LLP, and filed a submission.
Fo r City Clerk Margaret Sexton
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Decision Document, Etobicoke York Commu nity Council, April 21 , 2011
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Thursday, April 21, 2011 9:30 AM Counc il Chamber, Etobicoke Civic Centre Contact Phone E-mail Chair Rosemary MacKenzie, Committee Admi nistrator 41 6-394-8101 etcc@toronto.ca Councillor Mark Grimes
The Decision Document and Decision Summary are for preliminary reference purposes only. Please refer to the Minutesfor the official record. Action taken by the Community Council on items that are "delegated" (Community Council makes final decision) are so noted. Minutes Confirmed - Meeting ofMarch 22, 2011
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1144 Islington Avenue - Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments ­ Final Report
Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990
Committee Recommendations Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:
I. City Council amend the Official Plan, for the lands at I 144 Islington A venue substantially in accordance w ith the draft Offic ial Plan Amendment attached as A ttachment 6 to the report (Apri l 5, 20 II ) from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District. City Counci l amend Zoning By-law 1156-20 10, for the lands at 1144 Islington Avenue substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment 7 to the report (April 5, 20 II) trom the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York D istrict. City Counc il amend the Etobicoke Zoning Code, for the lands at I 144 Islington A venue substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law A mendment attached as A ttachment 8 to the report (April 5, 20 II ) from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and techn ical changes to the draft Official Plan A mendment and draft Zoning By-law Amendment, as may be
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Decision Document
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Contact Phone E-m ail Chair Rosemary MacKenzie, Committee Admi nistrator 41 6-394-8101 etcc@toronto.ca Councillor Mark Grimes
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The Decision Document and Decision Summary are for preliminary reference purposes only. Please refer to the Min utes for the official record. Action taken by the Comm unity Council on items that are "delegated" (Community Council makes final decision) are so noted. Minutes Confirmed - Meeting ofMarch 22, 2011
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1144 Islington Avenue - Official Plan and Zon ing By-law Amendments ­ Final Report
Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990
Committee Recommendations
Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that: 1. City Council amend the Official Plan, for the lands at 1144 Islington A venue substantially in accordance with the draft Official Plan A mendment attached as Attachment 6 to the report (April 5, 20 11 ) fi·om the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District. City Council amend Z oning By-law 11 56-20 I 0, for the lands at 1144 Islington Avenue substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law A mendment attached as Attachment 7 to the report (A pril 5, 2011) from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District. C ity Council amend the Etobicoke Zoning Code, for the lands at 11 44 Islington A venue substantially in accordance w ith the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment 8 to the report (April 5, 20 II ) from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the draft Official Plan Amendment and draft Zoning By-law Amendment, as may be
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Decision Advice and Other Information Etobicoke York Commun ity Council held a statutory public meeting on April 21, 20 11, and
notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.
Orig in (April S, 2011 ) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District Su mmary This application proposes 11 townhouse units at 1144 Islington A venue. This report reviews
and recommends approval of the appl ications to amend the Official Plan and Zoning By-law.
Background Info rmation (A pril 5, 20 11 ) Report from the Director, Conun unity Planning, Etobicoke York District
regarding an Official Plan and Rezoning Amendment at 1144 Islington Avenue.
(http://WNW.toronto.ca/legdocs/m mis/20 11 /ey/bgrd/backgroundfi le-371 04 .pdD
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Formerly Part of 115 Torbarrie Road (Townhouse Lots) - Part Lot Control Exemption Application - Final Report
Committee Recommendations Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:
1. City Council enact a Part Lot Control Exemption By-law w ith respect to the subject lands formally known as 115 Torbarrie Road (Block 15 1, Registered Plan M-2436 - Parts 61 ­ 64, 114-11 6, 118, 11 9, 122-128,197 and 266-269 inclusive on Plan 66R-2 3289, and municipally known as 74, 76, 78 and 80 Joseph Griffith Lane and 90, 92, 94, 98, 100, 106, 108, 110, 112,114, 116 and 118 Jim Baird Mews), as generally illustrated on Attachment 1 to the report (March 30, 20 1 I ) from the Director, Conununity Planning, Etobicoke York District, to be prepared to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor and to expire two years following enactment by City Council. City Council require the owner to provide proof of payment of all Clm ent property taxes for the subject lands to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor, prior to the enactment of the Part Lot Control Exemption By-law. City Council authorize and direct the City Solicitor to register the Part Lot Control Exemption By-law on title. City Counc il authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the draft Part Lot Control Exemption By-law as may be requ ired.
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Origin (March 30, 20 11) Report fi'om the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York D istrict
Summary This report reviews and recommends approval of an application by Ringley Construction Limited for Part Lot Control Exemption on Block 151, which is being developed with townhouse dwellings on lands fonnerly known as 11 5 TorbatTie Road, the fonner Workplace Safety and Insurance Board site (Block 151 , Registered Plan M-2436, Parts 61-64,1 14-116,118,119, 122­ 128 on Plan 66R-23289, and municipally known as 74, 76, 78 and 80 Joseph Griffith Lane and 90, 92, 94, 98, 100, 106, 108, 110, 11 2, 114, 116 and 118 Jim Baird Mews).
An exemption from Part Lot Control will allow each lot containing townhouse dwelling units to be subdivided yielding 16 individual residential lots each with a townhouse dwelling unit. The proposal complies with the existing Official Plan and Zoning By-law. The lifting of Part Lot Control for a period of tw o years is considered appropriate for the orderly development of these lands.
Backg rou nd Information (March 30, 20 I I) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District regarding a Part Lot Control Exemption Application at 115 TorbatTie Road (Townhouse Lots).
(http://INWW. toronto.ca/ legdocs/mmis/20 11 /ey/bgrd/backgroundfi le-36938. pdf)
2a Formerly Pa rt of 115 Torbarrie Road (Townhouse Lots) - Part Lot Control
Exemption Application - Supplemental Report
Origin (April 12, 20 11) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District Summary The purpose of this report is to amend Recommendation I of the March 30, 2011 Final Report on
the Part Lot Control Exemption Application for the townhouse lots on lands fonnerly part of 115
Torbarrie Road. The amendment is required so that Parts 197, 266, 267, 268 and 269 on Plan
66R-23289 are included in the Part Lot Control Exception By-law .
Background Information (April 12, 20 11) Supplementary report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York
District regarding a Part Lot Control Exemption Application at 115 TOI'barrie Road (Townhouse
Lots).
(http://INWW.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011 /ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-3? 451 . pdf)
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Formerly Part of 115 Torbarrie Road (Semi-detached Dwelling Lots) ­ Part Lot Control Exemption Application - Final Report
Comm ittee Recommendations Etobicoke York Commun ity Council recommends that:
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City Council enact a Part Lot Control Exemption By-law with respect to the subject lands
fonnerly part of liS Torbarrie Road (Lots 14, 28, 35 and 38, inclusive on Plan 66M­ 2436 and municipally known as 5, 7, 10,1 2, 17,19, 47 and 49 Leila lackson Terrace) as generally illustrated on Attachment 1 to the report (April 4, 20 11) from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District, to be prepared to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor and to expire two years follow ing enactment by City Council. 2. C ity Counci l require the owner to provide proof of payment of all current property taxes
for the subject lands to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor, prior to the enactment of the
Part Lot Control Exemption By-law.
City Counc il authorize and direct the City Solicitor to register the Part Lot Control
Exemption By-law on title.
City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to
the draft Part Lot Control Exemption By-law as may be required
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Origin (April 4, 20 II) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District Summary This report reviews and recommends approval of an application by Ringley Construction Limited for Part Lot Control Exemption for 4 pairs of semi-detached dw ellings (8 units) within the development on lands fonnerly known as 115 Torbarrie Road (the fonn er Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) site) (Lots 14, 28, 35 and 38, inclusive municipally known as 5, 7, 10, 12, 17, 19, 47 and 49 Leila lackson Terrace).
An exemption from Part Lot Control will allow each lot containing a pair of semi-detached dwe lling units to be subdivided yielding 8 individual residential lots each with a semi detached dwelling unit. T he proposal complies with the existing Official Plan and Zoning By-law. The lifting of Part Lot Control for a period of two years is considered appropriate for the orderly development of these lands.
Background Information (A pril 4, 2011) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District
regarding a Part Lot Control Exemption Application for 115 Torbarrie Road (Semi-detached
Dwelling Lots)
(http://wwvv.toronto .ca/legdocs/m mis/20 11 / ey/bgrd/backgroundfi le-37082.pdf)
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41 Garfella Drive - Rezoning Application - Preliminary Report
Committee Decision Etobicoke York Community Council :
I. Directed staff to schedule a community consultation meeting for the lands at 41 Garfella Drive together with the Ward Councillor.
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Directed that Notice for the community consultation meeting be given to landowners and
residents with in 120 metres of the site, and expanded in consultation with the Ward
Councillor, with the additional cost to be borne by the applicant.
Directed that Notice for the public meeting under the Planning Act be given according to
the regu lations under the Planning Act.
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Origin (March 30, 2011) RepOit fiom the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York D istrict Summary This application proposes to rezone the site to permit the development of29 townhouses,
consisting of 14 freeh o ld townhouses and 15 condominium townhouses. The site, municipally
known as 4 I G arfella Drive, is currently developed with an existing I I storey apartment build ing
which is to remain.
This report provides preliminary information on the above-noted application and seeks Commun ity Council's directions on further processing of the application and on the community consultation process.
Bac kground Information (March 30, 201 I) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District
rega rding a Rezoning Application at 41 Garfella Drive.
(http!/www.torontoca/legdocs/mmis/20 11 /ey/bgrd/backgroundfi le-36937. pdD
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Intention to Designate under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act - Lake Shore Boulevard West and Douglas Boulevard (Mimico Estates)
Comm ittee Decision Etobicoke York Community Council:
I. Referred this Item to the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the
Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District for consideration as part of the
M imico 20/20 Revitalization Initiative.
Requested the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District to report to Etobicoke York Community Council regarding the Item, as part of any recommendations arising fi'om the Mimico 20/20 Revitalization Initiative.
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Origin (March 2 1, 20 II) Report from the Acting Director, Policy and Research, City Planning Div ision Summary
T his report recommends that City Council state its intention to designate under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act the properties listed in Recommendation No.1 , which are located on the south side of Lake Shore Boulevard West, west of Douglas Boulevard, and at S, 7 and 9 Douglas Boulevard. The propelties comprise the main residence and auxiliary buildings associated with the early 20th century Mimico Estates of A. B. Ormsby and James Franceschini. The properties identified in Recommendation No.1 are listed on the City of Toronto Inventory of Heritage Properties. While the properties together compose the Mimico Estates, the buildings have been assigned individual street addresses. The Mimico Estates are part of the area identified in Mimico 20/20, a revitalization action plan for the Mimico-by-the-Lake community that was initiated by the Etobicoke York Commun ity Council in 2006.
Background Information (March 2 1, 20 11 ) Report from the Acting Director, Policy and Research, City Planning regarding Lake Shore Blvd. W. and Douglas Blvd. (Mimico Estates) - Intention to Designate under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.
(http://VWNJ. toronto .ca/legdocs/mm is/2011 /ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-37080 .pdf)
Communications (A prilS , 2011 ) E-mail fromPeter D.Pellier(EY.Main.EY6.S.1)
(March 30, 20 11) E-mail from Bert Crandall (EY .Main.EY6.S.2)
(April 16, 20 11) Letter fro m Molly Sutherland (EY .New.EY6 .S .3)
(April IS, 2011) Fax from Patric ia Austin (EY .N ew.EY6.S.4)
(April IS, 2011) E-mail from Denise Harris (EY.New.EY6.S.S)
(April 19, 2011) E-mail from Michael Harrison (EY .New.EY6.S .6)
(April 20, 20 11) E-mail from Jaan Pill and May Jolliffe (EY .New. EY6.S. 7)
(April 19, 20 11) E-mail from Dwight and Sharon Carmody (EY.New.EY6. S.S)
(April 19, 2011) Letter from Paul Chomik (EY.New.EY6.S.9)
(April IS, 2011) Letter fro m Brenda Bloore (EY.New.EY6.S.10)
(April 20, 20 11) E-mail from Bert Crandall (EY .New .EY6.S.l1)
(April IS, 20 11) Letter from Councillor Mark Grimes, Ward 6, Etobicoke­
Lakeshore (EY.New.EY6.S.12)
(http://VWNJ.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011 /ey/comm/communicationfile-21154. pdf)
(April 20, 2011) E-mail from David Juliusson (EY.New.EY6.S .13)
(April 20, 201 1) E-mail fro m Daniele Rossi (EY .New.EY6 .S. 14)
(April 20, 2011) Letter from David Bronskill, Goodmans LLP (EY .New. EY6.S.IS )
(April 20, 2011 ) E-mail from Bob Poldon, President, Mimico Residents
Association (EY.New.EY6.S.16)
(Apri l 20, 2011) E-mail from Maureen Boulter (EY.New.EY6.S.17)
(April 20, 2011) E-mail from Robert Kaross and Peggy Moulder (EY.New.EY6. S. IS)
Speakers David Bronskill, Goodmans, LLP Jaan Pill Denise Harris, President, Etobicoke Historical Society Paul Chom ik Brenda Bloore, Co-Chair, Ward 6 Community Action Team Michael Westgate
Peggy Moulder
Madeleine McDowell, Etobicoke York Community Preservation Panel
Ken Tilden
Marjut Dunker
Tim Dobson, Chair, Lakeshore Planning Council
5a Intention to Designate under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act - Lake Shore Boulevard West and Douglas Boulevard (Mimico Estates) Origin (A pril 1, 20 11) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board Summary The Toronto Preservation Board on April 1, 2011 considered the following:
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Report (March 21, 2011) i1-om the Acting Director, Policy and Research, City Planning, respecting Lake Shore Boulevard West and Douglas Boulevard (Mimico Estates) ­ Intention to Designate under Patt IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act; Letter (March 29, 2011) fi'om Michael Han'ison; E-mail (March 29, 2011) from 031)'1 Pantel; E-mail (March 29, 2011) Patricia Austin, Copy Service Co-ordinator, ADP Canada; E-mail (March 29, 20 I I) from Camilla Szczesniak; E-mail (March 30, 2011) from Robert Kaross and Peggy Moulder; E-mail (March 30, 20 II) from Peter D. Pellier; Letter (March 30, 20 11) from Ruth A. Grier; E-mail (Aptil 1,20 II) from Jaan Pill and May Jolliffe; Letter (March 30, 2011) from Robin Salt; Letter (March 30, 20 II) from The Steering Committee, Ward 6 Community Action Team; Letter (March 3 1, 2011) from David Bronskill, Goodmans LLP; E-mail (March 31 , 2011) from Michael Staffieri; E-mail (March 31 , 2011) from Dorothy Wheeler; Letter (March 31, 20 11) from Angela Bames; Letter (March 31 , 2011) from Councillor Grimes, Ward 6 Etobicoke-Lakeshore;
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17. 18. 19. 20.
E-mail (March 31, 2011) from John Gibson; Letter (March 30, 20 II) from Paul Chomik; E-mail (April 1, 2011) from Ruth Grier; E-mail (April 1, 2011) from Jaan Pill.
Background Information (April 1, 2011) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board regard ing Lake Shore Boulevard West and Douglas Boulevard (Mimico Estates) - Intention to Designate under Part IV, Section 29 of the O ntario Heritage Act.
(http//www.toronto .ca/legdocs/mmis/2011 /ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-37099. pdf)
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Demolition Control Application - 13 Zorra Street
Committee Decision Etobicoke York Community Council :
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Approved the application to demolish the subject one-storey single family dwelling at 13 Zorra Street w ithout conditions.
Orig in (April 4, 2011) Report from the Director and Deputy Chief Building Official Summary On March 1, 2011 , Mike Gu irgis of Petra Consultants LTD acting as the agent for the Remington on The Queensway Inc., owners of this property submitted an appl ication fo r the demolition permit of a one-storey single family dwelling located at 13 Zorra Street. The owners are proposing to use this land in conjunction with the IQ Hi-Rise residential project located at 1061 The Queensway . To date no building permits have been issued for the proposed development to date.
[n accordance w ith the City of Toronto Mun icipal Code [Chapter 363, Article 11 , " Demolition Control" Subsection D (I)] the above noted demolition permit application is submitted to the Etobicoke York C ommun ity Council for consideration and decision, due to the fact that a building permit has not been issued to replace the building and whether to refuse or grant the demolition permit application, including conditions if any , to be attached to the permit.
Background Information (April 4, 20 11) Report fro m the Director and Deputy Chief Building Official regarding a Demolition Control A pplication at 13 Zorra Street.
(http: //www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011 /ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-37055 pdf)
END OF REPORT