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.
The many objections to the proposal include inconsistencies with provincial planning policies, the Toronto Official Plan and area specific planning policies. The overall height and massing of the tower and the significant shadow it would cast on neighbouring areas, including Paul Kane Parkette, are key issues.
A community consultation meeting has not yet been held, due in part to limitations imposed by Covid-19, but one will be held prior to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal hearing. In the meantime, City Planning and Legal staff prepare their case for a more appropriate building on the site.
City Reports and Supporting Documents
Toronto Staff Preliminary Report (Dec. 11, 2019)
Toronto Staff Request for Direction Report (Sept. 21, 2020)
City Council Decision on Direction Report (Oct. 27, 2020)
LPAT Hearing Order (Oct. 28, 2020)
Development Application Information Centre - supporting documentation including architectural plans and shadow study.