Church Wellesley Update
News from the Church Wellesley Neighbourhood Association
Revised plan for Crews / Tangos site
In December 2021, Graywood Development submitted a revised development proposal for a midrise at 506-516 Church Street (Crews / Tangos and the adjacent parking lot). The revision reduces the building's overall height to 14 storeys from 15; decreases the number of condominium units from 197 to 164; and introduces additional step backs and terracing.
Graywood first submitted a development application to the City in July of 2020. City staff released a Preliminary Report regarding the application in September 2020. After two community stakeholder Working Group meetings, the developer submitted a revised application in early April 2021, which was followed by a community consultation later that month.
The developer submitted a revised application in December 2021. For background information, including the developers revised proposal, see the Development Application Centre (click Supporting Documentation and sort by date).
The Church Wellesley Village Development Working Group, led by Councillor Wong-Tam and composed of representatives of CWNA, the BIA and other stakeholders, met with Graywood for the third time on March 2, 2022 to review the latest application.
In addition to adjustments to the massing of the building, the presentation included more design details; the Crews/Tangos building restored to its original brick; and ideas for historical interpretation and laneway activation.
City Staff are expected to bring a final report to City Council in the coming months and work with the developer as it prepares its final resubmission, which should be brought to the Toronto & East York Community Council by June.
The CWNA Development Committee will be meeting to finalize feedback on site plan details, including the laneway, public art, lighting and street trees. The City Councillor's office will convene a site planning meeting once Graywood and City Planning have taken next steps.
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