The Committee discussed the demolition of the rear sunroom and expressed concerns with the impact on the heritage site, the pedestrian walkway, the location of utilities and removal of the front stairway located in the right-of-way of the proposed road widening.
Antoine Musiol, Citizen Member inquired if there would be a Heritage Impact Assessment for the LRT project and was advised by staff that the Dundas Connect project is not at that stage, but heritage assessments would be brought forward to the Committee.
Mr. Weiss of Weiss Architecture & Urbanism Limited advised the Committee that this matter went to the Committee of Adjustment and the Ontario Land Tribunal regarding the zoning requirements and the heritage building was brought back as far as they could to retain the right-of-way for City zoning. Mr. Weiss advised the Committee that they are working with ASI on the restoration work and that the proposed cladding (item 10.3) would compliment the architecture and construction of the masonry building and church.
John Dunlop, Manager Heritage Planning and Indigenous Relations advised the Committee that staff would deal with the widening of Dundas on a section by section basis and preliminary drawings would be released at a public meeting for the project.