Church Wellesley Update
News from the Church Wellesley Neighbourhood Association
75 storeys proposed at Yonge and Irwin
Kingsett Capital has submitted an application to develop a 75-storey tower with 558 residential units at 646 Yonge Street, north of Irwin.
The City has not yet released a Preliminary Report on the proposal.
For more information, see the application's page on City's
Development Application Information Centre
Hazelview Investments has proposed the redevelopment of 34 to 42 Maitland Street, including The Maitlands Apartments. The proposal is for a 61-storey rental apartment building, including a 4-storey podium that "retains the heritage character" of the existing heritage buildings, and will add 584 rental units, including 55 rental replacement units.
The tower would be adjacent to Plaza Corp's already approved 41-storey condominium tower at 20 to 26 Maitland Street and kitty-corner from Carlyle Communities' proposed development of 49 storeys at 33-37 Maitland.
The proposed height contradicts the established City planning concept of an angular plane running from approved heights for buildings set back from Church Street of about 14 storeys to approved heights for buildings on Yonge Street of about 50 storeys. Following the principle of decreasing heights from Yonge to Church, the new proposal should certainly be lower than the 41-storey approved tower to its immediate west.
City staff have not yet released a Preliminary Report. You can register to receive notification of the community consultation and view the applicant's documentation on the City's Development Application Information Centre page.