In November, 1981, “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and “Arthur” were number one box office hit movies, the Rolling Stones were performing their new hit “Start Me Up”, the Los Angeles Dodgers had just won the World Series, the New York Islanders were Stanley Cup winners, and Pierre Elliot Trudeau was Prime Minister of Canada. The other notable event of 1981 is that on Friday, November 13th of that year, Peter Weston opened a planning consulting firm called Weston & Associates, in the Town of Vaughan.
On November 13th, 2011, our 23 staff, their spouses, significant others and kids, including two babies (future planners no doubt), gathered to celebrate 30 years in business. As we commemorate this noteworthy achievement, I cannot help but be amazed at how this company has grown and evolved over the years. We are now active right across the Province of Ontario and the Weston banner and logo is seen in over 50 municipalities at the moment. I am extremely proud to work with the many talented people who strive to make Weston Consulting Group a successful force in the planning and development industry throughout this Province.
One of those gifted individuals, Alan Young, Senior Associate, has written all three articles in this month’s newsletter discussing the recent approval of “The Hive” condominium in Toronto, a new approval on Major Mackenzie Drive within Maple, and a recent OMB decision regarding a project on Pondview Drive in Thornhill.
As we lead up to the Christmas break, and begin to slow down our activities so that we can spend time with, and truly appreciate, our loved ones, families and friends, I would like to sincerely wish all of our clients, friends and supporters Best Wishes for the holiday season. As well, may 2012 bring you health, happiness and prosperity, as we look forward to working with you for another 30 years.
At the conclusion of a one-day hearing held in October 2011, the Ontario Municipal Board granted the appeal of Symmetry Developments Inc. against the refusal of its application for minor variances by the City of Toronto (Etobicoke and East York) Committee of Adjustment (PL11064). The site plan application was also approved.
Symmetry’s 0.045 ha site is located at the northeast corner of The Queensway and Lady Bank Road (east of Islington Avenue). The appeals related to the owner’s proposed six-storey, 19-unit mixed-use building. The proposed density is 3.75 F.S.I.