Welcome to the web site of the
Mirvish Village Task Group (MVTG)
Since 2014, our purpose has been to provide accurate, accessible and up-to-date information on the Honest Ed’s and Mirvish Village redevelopment and on Planning policies and studies impacting the 4 corners of Bathurst and Bloor and environs. Our aim was to provide an informed critique of the proposals for the Mirvish Village site reflecting neighbourhood perspectives.
Here you will find the “public record” — that is, what has been published in a public forum, such as a submission to City Planning or Community Council as well as responses to City Planning, Heritage and Westbank without a vested interest in the development.
It has been a long, complicated process. In 2014, Westbank began working on its development proposal, submitted its first version in the fall of 2015 and received extensive feedback from City Planning and other sources over two reiterations. After three years and approximately 100 meetings with city staff, councillors, MVTG, various communities and other stakeholders, Westbank’s third proposal was unanimously approved by Toronto City Council on April 28, 2017. The changes made to the development plans are substantial.
Going forward, the MVTG will remain a committee of the Palmerston Area Residents’ Association (PARA) with additional members from the three adjacent residents’ associations – Seaton Village (SVRA), the Annex (ARA) and Harbord Village (HVRA). With the development proposal approved, MVTG once again be involved in the process of public engagement regarding the construction plan, site management, streetscape and park design. Please see the Notice Board for upcoming meetings.
It is essential to the health and ecology of our neighbourhood that we – all of us – use our influence to shape this development for the long-term public good.
You can view Westbank’s proposals and supporting documentation here: http://www1.toronto.ca/City%20Of%20Toronto/City%20Planning/Community%20Planning/Files/pdf/H/PlanningRationale_MirvishVillage_Part3.pdf