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Lakeshore Corridor

PORT CREDIT LIBRARY MAINSTREET SIGN:  Concern has been expressed by local residents about the large sign now installed by the Library, which dominates the main street and would seem to direct access to several major venues via the narrow "right-in" access to the Library parking lot.  A visual Citizen Presentation (click to view the 34p PDF) was made to the City's Heritage Advisory Committee (HAC) on May 24, 2011 on behalf of TOPCA, the Credit Reserve Association (CRA) and the Port Credit Village Project (PCVP), with research support provided by the Mississauga South Historical Society (MSHS).  HAC has now recommended that Ward 1 Councillor Jim Tovey follow-up on the issues raised regarding non-compliance with the Sign By-law and the Heritage impacts.  Click for background, photos and updates.

 

    BACKGROUND:  Concern has been expressed by local residents about the large sign now installed by the Library (per photos below) which dominates the main street and would seem to direct access to several major venues via the narrow "right-in" access to the Library parking lot.  It cost $140,000 to install; there was no prior citizen consultation.  Click for the TOPCA letter to the City (March 10, 2011), discussing the issues that the sign raises.  Click for the PHOTO ALBUM (14p PDF) showing the sign from various angles.  Click for a scaled visual comparison of two different library signs.  Correspondence received from the City indicates the sign is meant to improve way-finding to the City facilities within the "campus setting" and meets the City standard.  Only the Library is actually located at this address.  According to Commissioner Paul Mitcham, there is no money in the Community Services budget to lower or switch the sign.   See further below for May update....


    Click the image above for a scaled comparison of the two signs.


    Click image above for the PHOTO ALBUM (14p PDF) showing the sign from various angles.

    MAY UPDATE:  A visual Citizen Presentation (click to view the 34p PDF) was made to the City's Heritage Advisory Committee (HAC) on May 24, 2011 on behalf of TOPCA, the Credit Reserve Association (CRA) and the Port Credit Village Project (PCVP), with research support provided by the Mississauga South Historical Society (MSHS).  Click to view the HAC Agenda (see pp41-58 of the PDF for e-mails and supporting materials submitted to the HAC).  These materials made reference to the 2009 Heritage Impact Statement (HIS) for the PC Library (recommending Heritage Designation), a 2001 Background Report on proposed special signage provisions for Port Credit which were implemented in the revised 2002 City Sign By-law (44p PDF).  HAC has now recommended that Ward 1 Councillor Jim Tovey follow-up on the issues raised regarding non-compliance with the Sign By-law and the Heritage impacts (surprisingly, no H.I.S. was filed with HAC for the library sign).  Prior to any recommendation to Council, the HAC will review the issues again at a future date.

    WHAT DO YOU THINK?  E-mail your comments to Ward 1 Councillor Jim Tovey.  Please also consider copying TOPCA@topca.net so that the TOPCA Executive can best represent your views to the City.

    COMMUNITY COMMENTS:  Click to read what your neighbours think.