Category Archives: Section 37 Information Resources

180 Sudbury St. Floor Plan – Art Space and Community Space


48 Abell Ground Floor Plan-1 (downloadable pdf)

Art Room – Lower Level – Currently known at the Gabriella Room
Community Space – Currently known as the Carmena Room
Both are currently under a commercial lease, held by The Centre for Mindfulness Studies, these spaces are available for rent, through them,  for $25 – $30 an hour.

Upper Art Room – Currently under commercial lease by the organisation, Sketch
In August of 2013 Live/Work Artists received an offer from St. Clares to lease the space “at cost”, an offer that was roundly rejected as it did not meet the requirements of the Section 37 Agreement to see the details of this offer click here.


Implementation Guidelines for Section 37

Implementation Guidelines for Section 37 of the Planning Act and Protocol for Negotiating Section 37 Community Benefits

Below are important excerpts from “Implementation Guidelines for Section 37 of the Planning Act and Protocol for Negotiating Section 37 Community Benefits”
The full document is available here more information is available online here.

Section 37 of the Planning Act permits the City to authorize increases in permitted height and/or density through the zoning bylaw in return for community benefits, provided that there are related Official Plan policies in place (section 5.1.1 of the Official Plan as well as certain area-specific policies).

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Excerpts from the Section 37 Agreement – 180 Sudbury St

Subsection 37(3) of the Planning Act provides that where an owner of land elects to
provide facilities, services or matters in return for an increase in the height or density of
development, a municipality may require the owner to enter into one or more agreements with the municipality dealing with the facilities, services and matters;

Pertinent sections have been pulled out and bolded to indicate non-compliance to this agreement by of the owner of 180 Sudbury – These issues are currently being addressed with Councillor Ana Bailao and Senior Planner Sarah Phipps.

To see the full agreement click here

Section 4 – Affordable Housing (pg 6)

City and the Owner acknowledge and agree that the Owner proposes to develop the
Site in two phases, with Phase I being a building with a maximum height of 18 storeys
containing approximately 190 units of Affordable Rental Housing, including 27
Affordable Artist Live/Work Units as shown on the plans and drawings listed in the
schedules of the Site Plan Agreement. For greater certainty, the Owner acknowledges
and agrees that the construction of 190 units of Affordable Rental Housing in Phase I
shall include:

i) the construction of 27 Affordable Artist Live/ Work Units; and
ii) the provision of a minimum of 280 square metres of contiguous workshop space
in Phase 1, a portion of which is at-grade, for use by the residents of the artist
live/work units, which space shall be accessed by corridors with a minimum
width of five (5) feet and shall include adequate ventilation to permit any artistic
activities that may be prohibited in the Affordable Artist Live/Work Units, to the
satisfaction of the Chief Planner.

4.2 The Affordable Artist Live/Work Units referred to in Section 4.1i) above shall include
operable windows and fans in any living area and heights of nine (9) feet from floor to
ceiling. The specific details of how tenants for the Affordable Artist Live/Work Units
will be selected and how the Affordable Artist Live/Work Units will be managed will be
established by St. Clares Multifaith Housing Society, in consultation with the Chief
Planner, and will be consistent with the terms of the City’ s Request- for-Proposal under
which the Affordable Rental Housing in Phase 1 was selected.

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