Project Essentials / dataBase – detailed project information, floor plans, renderings
Projects & Construction Thread
491 Glencairn 
491 Glencairn Ave, Toronto
Developer: Greatwise Developments

491 Glencairn | 41m | 12s | Greatwise | Core Architects

Discussion in 'Buildings' started by AlbertC, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. AlbertC

    AlbertC Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2007
    Messages:
    3,701
    Likes Received:
    831
    Location:
    Burnistoun
    #1

  2. someMidTowner

    someMidTowner ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2011
    Messages:
    7,457
    Likes Received:
    5,536
    Location:
    Ward 16
    Whaaaaaaaa? I grew up on Glencairn and have wondered about the fate of this contaminated site for years
     
    #2
  3. AlbertC

    AlbertC Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2007
    Messages:
    3,701
    Likes Received:
    831
    Location:
    Burnistoun
    #3
  4. someMidTowner

    someMidTowner ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2011
    Messages:
    7,457
    Likes Received:
    5,536
    Location:
    Ward 16
    Seems like they were already digging the other day. Probably just soil remediation.
     
    #4
  5. Johnny Au

    Johnny Au Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2010
    Messages:
    4,536
    Likes Received:
    506
    Location:
    Near where the boundaries of North York, York, and
    I live near there. I bet that they turn off all electricity during the Sabbath there.
     
    #5
  6. someMidTowner

    someMidTowner ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2011
    Messages:
    7,457
    Likes Received:
    5,536
    Location:
    Ward 16
    Okay....your point being?
     
    #6
  7. Johnny Au

    Johnny Au Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2010
    Messages:
    4,536
    Likes Received:
    506
    Location:
    Near where the boundaries of North York, York, and
    ...it would be interesting.
     
    #7
  8. ehlow

    ehlow Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2013
    Messages:
    3,482
    Likes Received:
    97
    Location:
    Yonge & Eglinton
    There haven't been many new condos near this stretch of Bathurst right? There seem to be lots of older apartment buildings.
     
    #8
  9. Johnny Au

    Johnny Au Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2010
    Messages:
    4,536
    Likes Received:
    506
    Location:
    Near where the boundaries of North York, York, and
    The Bathurst and Glencairn area has a growing Filipino population as well (though mostly along Marlee).
     
    #9
  10. barit

    barit Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2007
    Messages:
    276
    Likes Received:
    24
    The application says 12 stories.
     
    #10
  11. pw20

    pw20 Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2007
    Messages:
    796
    Likes Received:
    74
    I believe the developer owns the first two houses on Strathallan Wood (one block south of Glencairn). They are boarded up. It would mean the condo would stretch a full block.

    its kind of a funny little office/retail area. There are quite a few sizable plots for redevelopment - the parking lot behind the Shopper's Drug Mart on the east side is HUGE, as is the parking lot on the west side of bathurst just south of Glencairn. Kind of a shame the subway was put under the Allen and not Bathurst - as there would have been greater impetus to develop some of these dead spots.

    It does look like the old school 50's office building just north of Glencairn is being retrofitted as well. http://2828bathurst.com/
     
    #11
  12. AlbertC

    AlbertC Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2007
    Messages:
    3,701
    Likes Received:
    831
    Location:
    Burnistoun
    #12
  13. AlbertC

    AlbertC Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2007
    Messages:
    3,701
    Likes Received:
    831
    Location:
    Burnistoun
  14. Gadfly

    Gadfly New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2012
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    491 Glencairn was the address of my dad's Texaco station for decades. I practically grew up on that lot back in the 70s and 80s -- pumping gas for custmers like the Reichmans. Lots of great memories. I will be curious to see what goes up there.
     
    #14
  15. thecharioteer

    thecharioteer Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2009
    Messages:
    3,273
    Likes Received:
    889
    Very nice and encouraging. Too many of these sites are going for townhouses with fronts doors right on Bathurst.
     
    #15

Share This Page