Activity by EllisDon Corporation, contractors for the King Portland Centre, has been curtailed as a consequence of current opposition to lane closures related to construction projects. City Transportation Services has produced this report which will be considered by Community Council on January 17, 2017 and, if passed there, by City Council on January 31st.
At the public meeting held on February 1st, RioCan-Allied presented their newest site plan, a refinement of the one posted March 24, 2015. Generally, the plan was favourably received. It respected the historical nature of the structures within its compound, facilitated pedestrian traffic via cobblestone alleyways between the buildings, and ensured that the new constructions were harmonious with the streetscapes.
Many attendees at the meeting were residents from homes on Adelaide Place and Adelaide Street. These residents, fatigued by current construction to the west of them and wary of aspects of the updated Construction Management Plan, vocalized apprehensions and negative experiences about construction promises, practices and enforcement. Further meetings are planned to address these concerns.
Municipal documentation on this development application can be found at:
Scroll to the bottom of the page and expand the heading “Supporting Documentation”.
You are invited to a community meeting to share and discuss the proposed Site Plan of a re-development project near King Street West and Portland Street. It was previously known as 620 King St W and is now being called "King Portland Centre." (The full address is 602-622 King Street West, 499, 503, and 505 Adelaide Street West, and 1 and 11 Adelaide Place.)
Date: Monday, February 1
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Metro Hall, Room 303
Re-zoning for this development was approved by City Council in July 2015. For more information, you can review the presentation materials from the March 2015 public meeting on our website.
Most developments in the City of Toronto are subject to Site Plan Control. The Site Plan looks more closely at the design and technical aspects of a proposed development after the zoning has been settled. Features such as building designs, site access and servicing, waste storage, parking, loading, and landscaping are reviewed. A development can only be built according to the specifications and conditions of the Site Plan that has been approved.
This is an opportunity for you to learn more about the proposal, ask questions of the applicant, Community Planning, Heritage Preservation Services, and Urban Design staff.
Managing Construction Impacts of the King Portland Centre - Meeting January 14, 2016
You are invited to a community meeting to discuss the construction of a re-development project near King Street West and Portland Street. It was previously known as 620 King St West and is now being called "King Portland Centre." (The full address is 602-622 King Street West, 499, 503, and 505 Adelaide Street West, and 1 and 11 Adelaide Place.)
Date: Thursday, January 14, 2016
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: 134 Peter Street, 17th floor
This is an opportunity for neighbours to ask questions, learn about what to expect, and create open lines of communication with the developer. Having this conversation in advance of construction can help to avoid unexpected negative impacts and unnecessary challenges.
For more information, you can review the presentation materials from the March 2015 public meeting on our website. Re-zoning for this development was approved by City Council in July 2015. Construction is expected to begin in 2016.
Notice of Intention to Designate
Zoning Amendment Application
As of March 2015