838 Broadview Avenue (@ Pretoria Av, ?, 8s, Quadrangle) DEAD

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  1. AlbertC

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    http://app.toronto.ca/DevelopmentAp...icationsList.do?action=init&folderRsn=3270866

    838 BROADVIEW AVE

    Ward 29 - Tor & E.York OPA / Rezoning

    Proposal for a new mixed use building 8 stories in height complete with 333m2 of commercial space at grade and 46 residential units above. Included in the proposal is the construction of a below grade parking facility containing 17 parking spaces. The existing commercial building would be demolished
     
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    Quadrangle. Gonna be nice! :D Think Abacus/138 St Helens, not that other stuff....
     
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    As I stated in my previous post, it's a Team Richard Witt production.

    Meaning it looks bloody marvelous.
     
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  4. AlbertC

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    Sharp looking design, and will be a fine addition to this area that has seen little development activity. RW and Quadrangle continue to elevate their portfolio.
     
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    A quick drive through on Google Maps shows several other potential redevelopment sites along Broadview. Could this proposal set the pace for future projects in the East York area.

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    I hope so! Broadview could benefit from added density and improved street traffic for existing biz. Plus great transit connections so close of course. (I live at Broadview and O'Connor)
     
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    I take the 504 pretty frequently and I agree with you that Broadview could be turned into something much denser and more interesting, being so close to the core.
    Honestly, so many years after the amalgamation, East York still looks like a compete suburb not so different from Scarborough, with so many cookie cutter houses and couple of uninteresting commerical streets. Such midrises buildings are exactly what the area needs.

    Heck, East York is 20km sq yet is home to only 115k people!!! The density is even lower than GTA as a whole. It should accomadate twice or three times as many people so that people don't have to live in the suburbs 25KM away from downtown. Broadview, Pape, Cosburn, Mortimer all should be much denser to form urban walkable neighbourhoods.
     
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    Cosburn between Pape and Broadview is very dense, with 20-or so storey highrises lining both sides of the street. Some spillover on Logan and Gowan nearby as well.

    I was very pleased to see this particular proposal at Pretoria because, as others have said, the street begs for added density and the lowrise building (currently housing a convenience store and a martial arts school) it will replace can easily go. There are many places where midrise construction on Broadview can be built. I just don't want to see more Soviet bloc type towers like those already there, just off Cambridge and also near Pottery Road.
     
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    A good place for infill.
     
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  11. Stupidandshallow

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    Why do they want the site access to be relocated?

    It appears to me that it's quite challenging and time consuming for developers to build a mid-rise building in this city -- why should they even bother looking at mid-rise if it's going to require just as much as effort and resources as a tall building (in terms of the application process)? Not to mention the constant NIMBYism mid-rises seem to face in this city.
     
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    Why is access from broad view so important? Wouldn't it be better from a side street anyway?
     
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    /\ Not only better, mandatory per the Transportation Services Department. There's also an existing curb cut there.

    Very confusing.
     
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    Sounds like they were just looking for an issue to sound off on. I can't see a problem with Pretoria access, nor can I see how it would be better to force access onto broadview.

    If this goes to the OMB it will probably sail through given what I can figure out about it.
     
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    Ok, looked at this a bit more. Planning (rightfully) recommended approval of this one, and it got rejected at community council for height, density, and site access concerns. Typical NIMBYism by the looks of it. At this point I would suspect the developer to appeal to the OMB and settle it that way as they are clearly getting nowhere by trying to go through council. A positive planning report will mean it will likely sail through the board.
     
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