At the end of last year we submitted a Heritage Conservation District Nomination For Bloor West. A copy of the submission is available here under Heritage in the navigate.
Here is a copy of our SOV HCD Flyer.
The next step in the process is a Community Meeting:
Bloor West Heritage Nomination Community Meeting
April 14 @ 7pm
Grenadier Retirement Residence
2100 Bloor Street West
Here is a copy of the submission letter:
Dear Mr. Scott Barrett,
On behalf of the HCD Working Group and Bloor West Village Residents Association I would like to thank you once again for your presentation and support for the establishment of HCDs at our meeting with the Bloor West BIA. Your knowledge and experience related to HCDs within the City was both valuable and encouraging as a means of identifying and protecting our significant cultural landscapes.
Please find attached our submission for an HCD Nomination of the Bloor West Village area as defined in the document. We believe the area has a distinct character which is threatened by current and future development that may not be compatible to the area’s existing character. Jennifer Keesmaat, Chief Planner for the City of Toronto, spoke this past spring, at a meeting of the Bloor West Village Residents Association (BWVRA), whereby she identified Bloor West Village as a distinct and special area. She further stated that one of the preferred tools to help manage change within the area would be the establishment of a heritage conservation district. The HCD Working Group and BWVRA agree with Ms. Keesmaat and is therefore submitting this nomination for the City to consider Bloor West Village as an HCD study area. As you know, the BWVRA has been working closely with three other resident groups which border the Bloor Street West corridor; High Park Residents Association, Swansea Area Ratepayers Association, and the Old Mill Community Association. The attached Nomination is a collaborative effort, equally shared by all four resident groups.
We realize this is a long term planning process and we look forward to working with you, Heritage Preservation Services, and other Planning staff to achieve our goal of identifying, protecting and interpreting Bloor West Village as a heritage conservation district.
Should you have any questions or concerns about the Nomination please do not hesitate to contact the undersigned, or Mr. Mark Warrack, email@example.com.
Dianne Bradley, President
Bloor West Village Residents Association