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On February 2, the final report on YongeTOmorrow was adopted by City Council with an overwhelming majority of twenty-one to five in favour of the plan.
YongeTOmorrow proposes a full and flexible redesign of the street from Queen Street north to College Street, where sidewalks will be expanded, vehicle lanes modified, restaurant patios extended and street furniture and streetscape elements added. [read more]
A 36-storey development proposed for the northwest corner of Church and Wellesley will disrupt and destabilize what is supposed to be a protected, culturally significant neighbourhood, the City of Toronto told the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal at a hearing in December. [Read more]
20-26 Maitland: 45-Storey Proposal Goes to LPAT
In October 2019, PlazaCorp proposed a 45-storey condominium tower at 20 to 26 Maitland Street, where the former Catholic Children's Aid building and a Victorian house (since demolished) stood.
In March 2020, before the City had made a decision, PlazaCorp appealed to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT). The LPAT hearing is scheduled for April 15, 2021. The City Solicitor and City Planning staff will attend the hearing to oppose the proposal. [Read more]
The fate of 2 Carlton Street, which was first proposed for re-development in 2016, will soon be determined.
The proposal calls for a 73-storey tower replacing the heritage listed mid-century modern 18-storey office tower that currently stands there. The City opposed the application and it was appealed by the developer to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal
On January 4, 2021, the City received a settlement offer from the developer. A case management conference/settlement hearing has been scheduled at the LPAT for March 18, 2021. [Read more]
The City will host a second online public consultation for the revitalization of George Hislop and Norman Jewison Parks and Alexander Street Parkette on February 17. The first (online) public consultation was on November 5. At the February 17 meeting City staff will present the preferred concept plans, informed by the community feedback in November and stakeholder meetings in November and February. [read more]
The Working Group on Graywood Development's proposal for a 15-storey midrise at 506-516 Church Street (Crews / Tangos), met for a second time on January 18.
Graywood will now take away comments and resubmit a revised plan to the City in March. A community consultation, open to the public, will be scheduled to follow the resubmission. [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.]
Church Wellesley Northwest Tower (64 and 66 Wellesley E. & 552-570 Church)
In September 2020 ONE Properties released a revised plan for a 36-storey mixed use rental tower. A hearing of the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal took place in December, at which the City argued strongly against the proposal. [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. In July 2020, Graywood submitted a development application to the City. City staff released a Preliminary Report regarding the application on Sept. 21. A community-based Working Group has met twice since then and Graywood is expected to submit a revised proposal to the City in March. [Read more]
20-26 Maitland (former Catholic Children's Aid)
In December 2019, PlazaCorp proposed a 45-storey condominium tower at 20 to 26 Maitland Street, formerly the Catholic Children's Aid headquarters and a Victorian house. The developer has appealed to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal and a hearing is scheduled for April, 2021 . [Read more]
Carlton and Yonge (2 Carlton)
The proposal calls for a 73-storey tower replacing the heritage listed mid-century modern 18-storey office tower that currently stands there. The City opposed the application and it was appealed by the developer to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal. [Read more]
Yonge and Breadalbane
In late October KingSett Capital submitted an application for a 59-storey tower between 510 and 528 Yonge Street (the West side of Yonge, south of Grosvenor), including 500 condominium units and retail at street level. [more]
The Gloucester on Yonge (599 Yonge) and Halo (484 Yonge)
On March 27, the Clover on Yonge between Gloucester and Dundonald (since renamed The Gloucestor on Yonge); and Halo, at the southwest corner of Yonge and Grosvenor, went into receivership, but both have now re-started under new ownership. [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.
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