Church Wellesley Update
News from the Church Wellesley Neighbourhood Association
49 storeys proposed at 33 to 37 Maitland
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 base of the tower. The development application is here.
The red-brick Georgian style building at 37 Maitland Street is on the City's heritage register. It was built sometime between 1853 and 1868 and was once the residence of William Galbraith, a flour and grain merchant. It is currently used as law offices.
The Biltmore Apartments at 33 Maitland Street was designed by architect Herbert Charles Roberts, who designed several buildings in the immediate area in the late 1920s and early 1930s. The building currently has no heritage status, though local heritage advocate Adam Wynne nominated it for heritage protection in June 2022.
The properties were put up for sale earlier this year, at which time Colliers International published an "investment summary" detailing the rationale for a 38-storey tower. The current development proposal is 11 storeys higher.
Details about the proposal can be found at the City's Development Application Information Centre (Supporting Documentation tab). The Community Consultation was held on March 23. The City has not yet released a Preliminary Report.
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