Active 18 Association
Active 18 Association - Citizens for good design
What is Active 18?
Active 18 is a citizens, residents and business-owners association of Ward 18. We have formed quickly to answer to the proposed developments located south of Queen St West in a portion of the Queen West Triangle.
What are we trying to accomplish?
We are insisting on good urban design, development and architecture.
The goal of ACTIVE 18 is to inform as well as reflect and focus citizen participation on future development in our neighbourhood. We need to speak to our elected officials and City staff and tell them what we want. ACTIVE 18 is an open and transparent group. All are welcome to participate.
Our objective is to ensure that all new development constitutes a genuinely positive and exemplary addition to the neighborhood and to the city at large.
We aspire to work as closely as possible with all facets of the municipal and provincial governments, with the land-owners and their representatives to define an order for development that is beneficial to all, now and in the future.
Please join the Active 18 listserv to receive updates and continue writing letters to councilllors.
Three developments are currently being proposed. A lot more real estate speculation is taking place in the neighbourhood amounting to up to seven towers of more than 19 floors. Other potential development sites are located in the vicinity of Lisgar and Sudbury.
Read are the two most recent planning reports (including proponent's drawings) for:
A third proposal for 150 Sudbury Street (formerly 38 Abell) was granted a Committee of Adjustment approval in Spring 2005 for townhouse development. In the late fall 2005, a new application was made for this site with the addition of a 16 storey tower to the former proposal. The drawings remain private property. We were not given permission to post them on this site. The CofA-approved plan nonetheless shows as part of the context plan in the planning report for 48 Abell, linked above.
Read the Official Plan and Other Regulations
- Link to the City's Official Plan
(Only the new Official Plan is available on City of Toronto site)
- Link to the City's Garrison Common North Secondary Plan
(Only the new Secondary Plan is available on City of Toronto site)
The only way to consult the fully in force Official and Secondary Plans (1994) is at the Municipal Affairs Library (Metro Hall) and at some other municipal libraries where they maintain the updates. It can also be purchased at City Hall.