In July 2023, City Council approved ONE Properties' revised application for the proposed tower at 64 and 66 Wellesley Street and 552-570 Church Street. The revisions are in response to final negotiations with the City Planning Dept., following the January 2022 City Staff Preliminary Report and the June 2022 Community Consultation.
The proposal is for a 28-storey tower stepping back from Church Street. The laneway that once separated the Church building from the Wellesley building has been eliminated and the corner at Church and Wellesley has been rounded.
For full timeline and links to documentation, see our dedicated article.
In late 2021 Republic Developments 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 included a six storey podium, 549 units, retail space at street level and 65 parking spaces. The developer also owns the property directly to the south, at 16 Isabella, and proposed a 150m² park space that would enlarge George Hislop Park.
The developer appealed to the Ontario Land Tribunal. The City agreed to a Settlement Offer in June 2023 that will see a 66-storey tower with a slightly smaller footprint, creating a larger setback from the park. Details can be found in the links at the end of the City Council adoption minute: https://tinyurl.com/3kytscpu
City staff issued a Preliminary Report
City staff issued a Report for Action:
Development Application Information Centre:
In July 2023, Capital Developments received approval from City Council to demolish the 14-storey apartment building at 88 Isabella Street and replace it with a 62-storey condominium tower.
The site is one building east of Church Street, adjacent to Al Sparrow Lane. The existing apartment building has 82 units. The new tower will include 720 residential units, 82 of which will be rental replacement units.
Details about the proposal can be found at the City's Development Application Information Centre and the Staff Decision Report.
[Update: In November 2023 Capital Developments received approval for a 69-storey building next door at 90-94 Isabella]