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Even before we have info on this, the heat is on:eek:

6 NOBLE ST
Ward 14 - Tor & E.York District

Proposed Use --- # of Storeys --- # of Units ---
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Rezoning 16 218808 STE 14 OZ Sep 7, 2016 Under Review
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Development is just one example. Though the city’s official plan calls for “intensification” in places like big intersections and transit hubs, it also makes settled neighbourhoods sacrosanct, Mr. Sweeny says. Whenever a developer proposes a building of any kind of height, neighbourhood groups, backed by local city councillors, grab their torches and pitchforks.

Something much like that is happening to Mr. Sweeny a few blocks from Liberty Village at Queen and Dufferin streets, where his firm is proposing a rental building that would include room for the ballet school now housed on the site. The local councillor wants that one cut down to size too.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/dynamic-architect-dermot-sweeny-loves-toronto-but-it-drives-him-crazy/article31694649/
 

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That render perspective is presumably as viewed from a GO train track? Probably not the nearest one either.
 

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Even before we have info on this, the heat is on:eek:

6 NOBLE ST
Ward 14 - Tor & E.York District

Proposed Use --- # of Storeys --- # of Units ---
Applications:
Type Number Date Submitted Status
Rezoning 16 218808 STE 14 OZ Sep 7, 2016 Under Review
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Development is just one example. Though the city’s official plan calls for “intensification” in places like big intersections and transit hubs, it also makes settled neighbourhoods sacrosanct, Mr. Sweeny says. Whenever a developer proposes a building of any kind of height, neighbourhood groups, backed by local city councillors, grab their torches and pitchforks.

Something much like that is happening to Mr. Sweeny a few blocks from Liberty Village at Queen and Dufferin streets, where his firm is proposing a rental building that would include room for the ballet school now housed on the site. The local councillor wants that one cut down to size too.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/dynamic-architect-dermot-sweeny-loves-toronto-but-it-drives-him-crazy/article31694649/
The neighbourhood already has -lots- of rental. The neighbourhood -Parkdale- already has lots of towers. The Globe article is the usual whininess from a developer when the city wants the proposal changed. There is no way the official plan makes existing neighbourhoods 'sacrosanct'. What a load of ...

For example, new condos have gone up at Dundas at Howard Park and along Sorauren. So it's not nimby, it's more like don't shove crap and expect it to be rubber-stamped.
 

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a) Depending on where you draw your geographic distinctions, Parkdale does not have *any* tall buildings constructed in the last twenty + years. If you're using Ward 14, as the boundary, the number does increase but not by much.

b) The city has yet to comment on this.

c) The OP does make neighbourhoods essentially sacrosanct, or, "stable not stagnant", in official terminology.

d) "new condos on Dundas at Howard Park" aren't in Parkdale, they're in Roncesvalles. They're also not 'towers'.

e) No one is expecting that this will be rubber stamped, nor should it be. It will be evaluated exactly like every other proposal the city receives.
 

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the only significant new building built in parkdale in the last 20 years is the midrise on the corner of Queen and Dufferin, and even then that is right on the edge of the neighborhood. Not that this is much different.

But yea, this is a bit oversized for this spot. Something in the 6-8 floor range is probably more suitable given its on a small local road.
 

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the only significant new building built in parkdale in the last 20 years is the midrise on the corner of Queen and Dufferin, and even then that is right on the edge of the neighborhood. Not that this is much different.

But yea, this is a bit oversized for this spot. Something in the 6-8 floor range is probably more suitable given its on a small local road.
It's not been an easy site to make work. Keeping the dance school (at a subsidized rent) for example, was seen as a necessary trade off for a bit more height to make the project viable.
 

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a) Depending on where you draw your geographic distinctions, Parkdale does not have *any* tall buildings constructed in the last twenty + years. If you're using Ward 14, as the boundary, the number does increase but not by much.

b) The city has yet to comment on this.

c) The OP does make neighbourhoods essentially sacrosanct, or, "stable not stagnant", in official terminology.

d) "new condos on Dundas at Howard Park" aren't in Parkdale, they're in Roncesvalles. They're also not 'towers'.

e) No one is expecting that this will be rubber stamped, nor should it be. It will be evaluated exactly like every other proposal the city receives.
a) Parkdale was re-developed decades ago. Lots of towers. It has one of the highest densities in the city and doesn't 'need' more.

c) Stable is good. Parkdale has its share of everything. It does not need to be crammed further.

d) It's still within a mile. Again, we don't need to push up the density in Parkdale. Look to the west side of the Humber (not Humber Bay, but along The Queensway and north of there) to see where density needs to increase. Look north of Bloor to Eglinton, and on and on.
 

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LOL, of course density needs to increase in everyone else's neighbourhood in order to keep yours "stable". How convenient.
Parkdale's density was increased decades ago. It's not low density. Parkdale already has enough density to support high-order transit. Other neighbourhoods do not.
 

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