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It looks like Allwyn’s Bakery will be opening a location at 404 Queen St West.

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https://www.facebook.com/Allwyns-Bakery-732508286790526/?ref=br_rs
 

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Queen Street West Planning Study Report at TEYCC – March 12, 2020

City Planning have concluded the Planning Study of Queen St. West between Roncesvalles Avenue and Bathurst Street and will be submitting a report to Toronto and East York Community Council on March 12, 2020.

This Staff report summarizes the study, and proposed to amend the Official Plan by adopting ‘Site and Area Specific Policy 566’ for the properties fronting Queen Street West between Roncesvalles Avenue and Bathurst Street.

This policy is intended to:
  • guide the height, form and characteristics of new development to ensure it responds appropriately to the existing and planned context of the study and adjacent areas;
  • conserve and enhance the cultural heritage value and function of Queen St as a commercial main street; and
  • provide appropriate transition to adjacent low-rise neighbourhoods.
The proposed amendments to the Official Plan will also inform civic investment and improvements to transportation infrastructure, public open spaces and community facilities within this area.

The Staff report will be available on line at: http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/decisio...Prepare&decisionBodyId=1925#Meeting-2020.TE14. Additional materials relating to the Study, as presented to the community in October 2019, can be accessed at https://www.toronto.ca/city-governm...lan/meetings-events-west-queen-west-hcd-plan/

Please note that the Parkdale Main Street and West Queen West Heritage Conservation District Plans are scheduled to be presented to Toronto Preservation Board (TPB) and TEYCC in the fall of 2020. My office will keep you up-to-date as it moves forward.

Thank you to the many community residents who took part in this Planning Study by participating in community meetings, surveys, walking tours and events. Your commitment to the community is appreciated and helped to shape a Planning Report that celebrates this main street.

The item will be heard at 10 AM or as soon as possible thereafter on March 12, 2020 in Committee Room #1, 2nd floor, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St West. You are invited to attend the public meeting to speak to this item or submit written comment. Please contact the City Clerk at teycc@toronto.ca to request to be added to the speakers list and/or to provide your comments.
 

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Lavish & Squalor at 253 Queen St W has closed after 25 years in business:


I have a friend who worked there at one point. Used to go by all the time to chill.

Kinda feels like just another party venue shutting down.
 

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I have a friend who worked there at one point. Used to go by all the time to chill.

Kinda feels like just another party venue shutting down.

They were among the handful of remaining independent shops on the downtown stretch of Queen West too. I loved their rustic and warehouse look, which was ahead of it's time before all the chain stores caught on. Sad times seeing all these interesting urban places close down.
 

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Stella's Place, a youth mental health support centre, will be moving into a new home at 54 Wolseley Street. Located one block north of Queen W, and east of Bathurst respectively, the building used to be a former candy factory. It's scheduled to open by the end of 2021.

 

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Stella's Place, a youth mental health support centre, will be moving into a new home at 54 Wolseley Street. Located one block north of Queen W, and east of Bathurst respectively, the building used to be a former candy factory. It's scheduled to open by the end of 2021.



Photos are a couple months old, but here was how the progress was going for this building restoration:


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