The CWNA's primary concerns are Development, Placemaking (Parks and Public Realm), Heritage Conservation and Community Safety. Check out our Interactive Map for information on planned and current condo development projects and improvements to our parks. [More about the CWNA]
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The COVID-19 pandemic has affected us all as individuals and as communities. Please see our COVID-19 Resources page for links to local, provincial and national resources to help you in these challenging times. [more]
COVID-19 has taken a toll on Church Street businesses, but measures are being taken to make the best of a bad situation. What's the outlook for Church Street this summer? [Read more]
As reported previously, the COVID-19 pandemic has driven vulnerable populations, who would normally access an already overburdened shelter system, to living outdoors. In the Village, the largest encampments have been in Barbara Hall Park and George Hislop Park. Some progress on moving people out of the parks into assisted housing has been made. [Read more]
Pride Toronto has announced a “Virtual Pride Month,” including an online parade instead of the usual massive celebration that takes over downtown Toronto the last Sunday of June. [Read more]
CWNA is giving some TLC to our east-west corridor with a refresh of the Wellesley planters [Read more]
[A summary of recent happenings on the development front. Click the links for the post in the Church Wellesley Update blog, and check our interactive map for further details.]
The Clover (599 Yonge) and Halo (484 Yonge)
On March 27, the Clover, on Yonge between Gloucester and Dundonald; and Halo, at the southwest corner of Yonge and Grosvenor, went into receivership. [more]
Church Wellesley Northwest Tower (64 and 66 Wellesley E. & 552-570 Church)
In March 2020, ONE Properties submitted a new rezoning application for their Church and Wellesley project; a Local Planning Appeals Tribunal hearing has been postponed from May 2020 to September 2020. [more]
Church and Maitland (506 to 516 Church)
The properties currently occupied by Crews and Tangos, Boutique Bar and a Target Park parking lot, are owned by Graywood Group, a Toronto-based real estate developer. Graywood has undertaken preliminary consultations with the community. We can expect a development proposal in 2020. [more]
20-26 Maitland (former Catholic Children's Aid)
PlazaCorp has proposed a 45-storey condominium tower at 20 to 26 Maitland Street, where the former Catholic Children's Aid headquarters and a Victorian house now stand. [more]
The Beer Store (572 Church)
Originally proposed as a 16-storey condo on the Beer Store property at 572 Church Street, the project has now been reduced to 12-storeys, according to a Local Planning Appeal Tribunal mediated settlement. [more]
Gloucester Mews (Yonge and Gloucester)
This 34-storey project was approved several years ago, but went into dormancy until late 2018, when the application was revived as a rental building with an updated design. [more]
10 Wellesley West
This site lies just outside the western edge of the Church Wellesley neighbourhood and includes 10-16 Wellesley Street West, 5-7 St. Nicholas Street and 586 Yonge Street, where Centrecourt is now proposing a 55 storey tower. [more]
Some of the last low- and mid-rise buildings on Charles Street will be replaced by a 48 storey tower, including a 6-storey podium. [more]
625 Church (at Charles)
Manulife Real Estate has submitted a development proposal for a 59 storey tower where the Traders Building at 625 Church Street presently stands. [more]
33 Isabella (Isabella Court) Infill
Cromwell Property Management is proposing a 4 storey building on the west side of the 27 storey Isabella Court, with 15 apartments and ground floor administrative offices. [more]
See our interactive map for all real estate developments, including land assemblies, in our neighbourhood.
The minutes of the CWNA Board's monthly meetings are being posted online. The latest ones can by found on the Board Minutes page.
The CWNA's lane naming project continues, adding character and history to previously anonymous alleys. The dedication of Dapper Lane and Anvil Alley, located in the heart of the Village, took place on January 24. [Read more]
Downtown has experienced huge growth over the past decade, making the sidewalks on Yonge Street busy -- and crowded.
The City of Toronto is carrying out Phase 1 of a study that focusses on the section of Yonge Street from Queen Street to College / Carlton Street. (Phase 2, continuing north to Davenport, will follow upon completion of Phase 1.) A number of opportunities will be considered to increase pedestrian space and improve the way people experience Yonge Street.
A second public information session about the project was held on November 21, but in case you missed it, check out the online version of the display boards, which map out the process and illustrate various redesign options. The main decision: how much of the street to dedicate to vehicles, pedestrians and bikes.
The study is in the environmental assessment stage; stakeholders are being consulted via an Advisory Group. We will update you as more details are made public. There is also more information at the City of Toronto YongeTOmorrow pages.
Downtown East Toronto is in the midst of an overdose and housing crisis and we can see the effect on our streets and public spaces. Last summer, a one year Downtown East Action Plan, initiated by Councillors Wong-Tam and Troisi, was adopted by Council. The Plan included 36 actions to address the areas of mental health, substance abuse, housing and homelessness, public safety, economic opportunities, and parks and public realm.
In July 2019, City Council approved a 5-Year Action Plan for the Downtown East that will build and expand upon the work of the 12-Month Action Plan that has been in effect since last year.
While the Plan will not fix the addiction epidemic, it does rally City resources to address the complex issues of addiction and homelessness.
In the the space of two days in June 2019, the Doug Ford government passed a pair of measures that severely set back the City's ability to regulate development. [Read more]
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Sat., July 11
10 am - 12 pm
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