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 view the applicant's documentation on the City's Development Application Information Centre page.
A Community Consultation took place on April 26.
The City issued an Intention to Designate the property under the Ontario Heritage Act in May.
On May 2, BV Realty Partners proposed to demolish the houses from 2 to 12 Cawthra Square and to redevelop the site with a 45-storey residential tower, including a 3-storey podium. The proposal is for 488 residential units.
The proposed building would tower over the northeastern corner of Barbara Hall Park. As proposed it is very dense, set close to the street, and would see mature trees fronting the existing houses removed. Significant new shadow would fall on Gloucester Street. There is no provision for on-site parkland dedication.
The City has 90 days to respond to the application. If it does not the developer can appeal directly to the Ontario Land Tribunal. The City is moving to have 6-12 Cawthra Square listed on the Heritage Register.
You can review the development application documentation, including the architectural plans, the block context plan and the shadow study by clicking "Supporting Documentation" at the Development Application Information Centre page for this application. On the same page, you can register to be notified of a community consultation and submit your comments on this project.
The development proposal for the the southeast corner of Isabella and Yonge (619-637 Yonge; 7-9 Isabella) has been appealed to the Ontario Land Tribunal.
In November 2021, Colliers Strategy and Consulting (on behalf of YI Developments Limited) submitted an application for a 57 storey tower at the site.
The Yonge Street frontage would be retail space, with the residential entrance on Isabella Street, and servicing, parking and loading accessed via Gloucester Lane.
The site is within the Yonge Street Heritage Conservation District, which the City of Toronto designated in 2016 under the Ontario Heritage Act. However, a group of developers, including YI Developments, has appealed The Heritage Conservation District Plan to the Ontario Land Tribunal. The current development proposal calls for the demolition of the existing buildings.
City staff released a Preliminary Report with recommendations in January 2022.
In July 2022, the Toronto Preservation Board recommended that City Council designate the existing buildings as heritage properties. In August 2022, the City issued a Notice of Intention to designate the buildings as heritage properties.
In May 2023 the developer appealed the application to the Ontario Land Tribunal. A hearing has been set for August 2024.
The Beer Store site at 572 Church Street has been put up for sale for $13,250,000. There has been no activity on this site since an August 2019 Settlement Offer was agreed to that would have seen a 12 storey condominium built there.
In mid-2017, the developer proposed a 16-storey condominium, replacing The Beer Store and its parking lot. The City rejected the proposal. The developer appealed to the Local Planning Appeals Tribunal. A Settlement Offer which would see a 12 storey building with a 44 degree viewing angle was agreed upon in August, 2019.
The sales document provides details of the approved proposal, but there is still a possibility that a new owner may submit a new development proposal.
For more information:
City Staff Preliminary Report:
Local Planning Appeal Tribunal: