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Church Wellesley Update [view all]
The City will soon resurface Church Street from Gloucester Street to Park Road in order to bring the road, curb and sidewalk to a state of good repair. Crews will also remove old streetcar tracks under the road surface. The work is part of the Council-approved 2020 Capital Works Program to renew aging city roads and sidewalks.
Work is tentatively scheduled to Start Sept. 21 and take at least three months.
See the official city notice here.
Graywood Developments has formally submitted a development application to the City for 506 to 516 Church Street, which is now Crews & Tangos, Boutique Bar and a Target Park surface lot. -- [Read more]
The YongeTOmorrow study is progressing, with the next public consultation scheduled for Wednesday, Sept 16. This phase of the study focusses on the redesign of Yonge from Queen Street to College / Carlton, and will influence future plans for Yonge north of College/Carlton. The recommended plan for Yonge Street will prioritize pedestrians [Read more]
The homeless encampments in Barbara Hall Park and George Hislop Park have been cleared, with individuals relocated to proper housing -- but George Hislop Park may be fenced off for the foreseeable future. [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. In July, 506-church-crews-tango-development-proposal-submitted.htmlGraywood submitted a development application to the City. [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.
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]
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 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]
Church Wellesley Update [view all]
CWNA Board Meeting
Sat., Sept. 19
10 am - 12 pm
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