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On November 28 the Ford government passed Bill 23, the “More Homes Built Faster Act,” which ignores most of the recommendations of the government’s own task force on housing affordability. The law’s provisions have been well covered in the media over the past months; among some of the more controversial measures, the law: [read more]
Among the many pieces of regressive legislation being pushed through the provincial parliament by the Ford government, Bill 39, the so-called “Better Municipal Governance Act" is one of the more egregious.
The CWNA made the following submission to the Standing Committee on Heritage, Infrastructure and Cultural Policy during the comments period: [read more]
BIA releases plan for renewed Church Street
The Church Wellesley Village BIA has released the final version of the Church Street Master Plan. You can read it here.
Carlyle Communities has applied to build a 49-storey condominium tower at 33 to 37 Maitland Street. The proposal would demolish the existing rental building at 33 Maitland Street, while keeping some parts of the existing building at 37 Maitland Street, incorporating it into the tower. [read more]
City Council has approved the development application for 506 Church Street (Crews / Tangos). The approval is for a 14-storey, 165-unit mixed-use condo building, with main floor space designated as an entertainment venue. [read more]
58 storeys proposed at Jarvis and Earl
Originate Developments has released a pre-application proposal for a 58-storey, 690 unit condo tower at 102-120 Earl Place and 561 Jarvis Street.
The new building would replace a block of ten three-storey condominium townhomes on Earl Street as well as the three-storey rental apartment block at 561 Jarvis Street.
The application has not yet been submitted to the City.
Just two weeks after proposing a 62-storey tower at 88 Isabella, Capital Developments has submitted a separate development application for a 69-storey tower next door, at 90 to 94 Isabella. [read more]
Capital Developments has submitted a proposal to demolish the 14-storey apartment building at 88 Isabella Street and replace it with a 62-storey condominium tower. [read more]
The naming ceremony for Travellers’ Way, the TTC walkway on the east side of the Wellesley subway station, took place on April 24. This was be 11th lane naming undertaken by the Church Wellesley Neighbourhood Association, an ongoing project of the CWNA’s Placemaking Committee to create meaning in our public spaces. [read more]
Republic Developments has proposed a 54-storey condominium tower at 15 Charles Street East, currently occupied by the Anndore House hotel and Constantine restaurant, adjacent to George Hislop Park.
The proposed tower would include 549 units, a six storey podium, retail space at street level and 65 parking spaces. The developer also owns the property directly to the south (16 Isabella) and proposes a 150m² park space that would enlarge George Hislop Park. [Read more]
City staff issued a preliminary report in December which details numerous issues to be resolved with KingSett Capital's new development application for 475 Yonge Street (Courtyard Marriot). The issues are primarily due to the size and mass of the proposed towers. KingSett's proposal is for two towers, of 78 and 75 storeys. [read more]
Yonge and Isabella properties designated heritage
On November 10, YI Developments Limited submitted an application to demolish the existing heritage buildings at the southeast corner of Yonge and Isabella Streets (619-637 Yonge; 7-9 Isabella) and build a 57 storey tower. There is now some hope that the heritage buildings can be saved. [read more]
Revitalizations of George Hislop Park, Norman Jewison Park and Alexander Street Parkette should take place in 2023. [read more]
History of our built heritage
Local historian Adam Wynne has compiled histories of many of the heritage properties in the Church Wellesley neighbourhood, in the form of Heritage Property Nominations. Check out of some of these fascinating stories here.
The City of Toronto has completed a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment that evaluates improvements to the Yonge Street public right-of-way between Queen Street and College/Carlton Street. The project, known as Yonge TOmorrow, aims to increase pedestrian space and improve the way people move through and experience downtown Yonge Street. [read more]
The Church-Wellesley Village Business Improvement Area (BIA), with PMA Landscape Architects, is developing a new Streetscape Master Plan for Church Street from Gloucester Street to Wood Street. They hosted an online public consultation on Sept. 9 and drop-in information sessions at Barbara Hall Park on Sept. 11 and 18.
[A summary of the current status on developments in the neighbourhood. Click the links for the post in the Church Wellesley Update blog, and check our interactive map for further details.]
506 to 516 Church (Crews / Tangos)
In July 2022 City Council approved the development application for 506 Church Street (Crews / Tangos). [more]
Church Wellesley Northwest Tower (64 and 66 Wellesley E. & 552-570 Church)
In November 2021 the developer submitted a new proposal for a 28 storey tower on Wellesley and a 7 storey midrise on Church. A Community Consultation was held on June 8. [more]
88 Isabella Street
Capital Developments has submitted a proposal to demolish the 14-storey apartment building at 88 Isabella Street and replace it with a 62-storey condominium tower. [more]
90 Isabella Street
Capital Developments has submitted a development application for a 69-storey tower at 90 to 94 Isabella. The heritage homes fronting Isabella would be preserved, with the tower rising behind. [more]
102-120 Earl and 561 Jarvis
Originate Developments has released a pre-application proposal for a 58-storey, 690 unit condo tower at 102-120 Earl Place and 561 Jarvis Street. [more]
15 Charles Street E
Republic Developments has proposed a 54-storey condominium tower at 15 Charles Street East, currently occupied by the Anndore House hotel and Constantine restaurant, adjacent to George Hislop Park. [more]
475 Yonge Street (Courtyard Marriot)
After having received approval for two towers of 58 and 48 stories, in September 2021 Kingsett Capital re-applied for two towers of 78 and 75 storeys. City staff released a Preliminary Report in December. [more]
Yonge and Isabella (619-637 Yonge; 7-9 Isabella)
YI Developments Limited has submitted an application to demolish the existing buildings at the southeast corner of Yonge and Isabella Streets and build a 57 storey tower. [read more]
20-26 Maitland (former Catholic Children's Aid)
The site of the former Catholic Children's Aid building on Maitland Street will see a tower of 41 storeys, the result of a negotiated settlement between the developer Plaza Corp. and the City, after the developer appealed to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT). [Read more]
Carlton and Yonge (2 Carlton)
The developer proposed a 73-storey tower to replace a heritage listed mid-century modern 18-storey office tower. The City opposed the application and it was appealed by the developer to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal. A settlement agreement between the developer and the City was reached in April, 2021. [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)
In March 2020, 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]
100 Wellesley East
In 2020, CAPRIET Limited Partnership, the owner of the 28-storey rental apartment building at 100 Wellesley Street East, and the City came to a settlement agreement on an infill project that would see a 10-storey building wrapped around its Jarvis and Cawthra Square frontages. However, as of January 2022 the project appears to have been put on hold [more]
625 Church (at Charles)
Manulife Investment Management has appealed its proposal for a 59-storey rental building at the northeast corner of Church and Charles, where the Traders Building 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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