Garden Court Apartment Update

The City is proposing to update the heritage designation of Garden Court Apartments at 1477 Bayview Avenue to strengthen the heritage values and attributes of the landmark property.

This is on the agenda of the Toronto Preservation Board on August 25 at 2pm in Committee room 2 at City Hall.

It is also on the agenda of the North York Community Council on September 12.

The reason for doing this now is that when staff were working on the owner’s application to turn the rental apartments into condos it was noted that the heritage designation language was weak and outdated. The conversion application was refused by the City but the owner appealed to the OMB. A Pre Hearing Conference for the OMB appeal set for June 30 was cancelled a few days before. The application has not been withdrawn/closed so could become active again at any time.

Please consider attending and/or writing in support of the amended designation.