Queen Street rules draw protest and support

Well over 200 people crowded into the Kew Beach Public School gym on Oct. 23, for a meeting organized by the Beach Residents Association of Toronto (BRAT), responsible for the ‘Save Queen Street’ campaign, which has featured lawn signs, robo-calls and the resurfacing of former politicians. The group is opposed to a proposed set of […]

Queen Street updates

City Council adopted the recommendation from Toronto and East York Community Council on approving the Reserve Properties development proposal at 1960-1962 Queen Street East. However, there is still work to be done regarding future development on Queen. Ward 32 councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon’s oft-mentioned ‘visioning’ study is set to get underway this week, with the first […]

Six storeys approved by Community Council

Despite months of growing opposition to the six storey condo proposal for 1960-1962 Queen St. E. – currently the home of a Lick’s restaurant – Toronto and East York Community Council voted unanimously on May 15 to allow the project to go ahead. Dozens of Beach residents attended the Community Council meeting to voice their concerns […]

Looking past Lick’s to a new era of community input

It’s been a long and difficult haul, but on May 15, the Toronto East York Community Council voted unanimously in favour of approving the development application at 1960-62 Queen East. Community residents were on hand at city hall to share their frustration with the planning and consultation process, a frustration all members of the Community […]

Queen Street Heritage nomination raises questions

The application for a zoning by-law amendment at 1960-1962 Queen St. E. – generally known as the ‘Lick’s development’ – will have been heard and voted on at Toronto and East York Community Council (TEYCC) on May 15 by the time this story reaches readers. In the meantime, a small group of local residents are meeting […]

1960-1962 Queen on to Community Council

The big day is approaching for several resident associations opposed to a six-storey development at 1960-1962 Queen St. E., generally referred to as the ‘Lick’s development’, since the proposed building would take the place of the burger restaurant at Queen and Kenilworth. The plans for 1960-1962 have been filed with the city’s planning office, and […]

News in Brief

Friends of Queen Street will be hosting another community meeting about development on Queen Street East, tentatively scheduled for Thursday, April 12, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Kew Beach School gymnasium. Ward 32 Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon will be in attendance as well. Check the Beach Metro News website at beachmetro.com for confirmation of […]

Queen walk sparks optimism, activism

About 100 concerned Beachers gathered on a cold Feb. 25 morning to walk a section of Queen Street East, looking at potential development sites singled out in a recently completed segment study. The study was requested by Ward 32 councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon, and was completed by Armstrong Hunter and Associates, and funded by Reserve Properties, […]

Lick’s location gets condo application

On June 13 at 7 p.m. there will be a community consultation meeting held at the Beaches Rec Centre, 6 Williamson Rd. The purpose of the meeting is to get public comment on a planning application for 1960 and 1962 Queen St. E. The applicant proposes to construct a six-storey condominium with 29 residential units, […]