Real Estate Services, City Planning Division, and Economic Development & Culture Division, are hosting a public consultation event to collect feedback on potential futures uses for the Wellington Destructor (677 Wellington St. West).

This meeting will be an opportunity to learn more about the work done to date, ask questions, and share your comments and ideas for what you’d like to see at the Wellington Destructor.

When: Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Time: 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Where: St Mary’s Elementary School, Gymnasium – 20 Portugal Square (map)

Meeting Agenda
6:30 p.m. Join anytime to look at information panels, and talk to staff on hand.
7:00 p.m. Presentation by City staff; followed by a panel discussion.
7:50 p.m. Panel and Public Question and Answer Session
8:15 p.m. Opportunity for comment and input
9:00 p.m. Closing Remarks

Background
The City of Toronto Real Estate Services Division, together with City Planning Division, and Economic Development & Culture Division, are undertaking consultations on the future uses of the Wellington Destructor. The Wellington Destructor was built in 1925 as a large purpose-built brick garbage incinerator. The site was in active use until incineration of solid waste was halted in the mid-1970s, when it became a waste transfer station. The transfer station has been decommissioned for decades, and the site has been vacant since.

The property was listed on the City of Toronto heritage register in June of 2005 by City Council and is subject to heritage policies for its conservation. The building has since been mothballed to prevent further deterioration, and secured to prevent entry. New uses are required to revitalize the building, celebrate the heritage, and meet a number of civic objectives.

Public participation is an important part of the process to determine the appropriate future uses for the building. The public consultation event will consist of information panels, presentation by City staff, a panel discussion followed by a question and answer session with the public, and an opportunity for comment and input.

Those who cannot attend the public consultation are invited to submit their feedback through the online survey, which will be available from April 11 to May 16.

For more information please contact:

Scott Barrett, Project Manager – Real Estate Services at scott.barrett@toronto.ca or by phone at 416-338-2361.

Visit the City’s website here.