Toronto

603 Sherbourne | 164m | 53s | Concert | IBI Group

urbandreamer

recession proof
Member Bio
Joined
Apr 23, 2007
Messages
14,556
Reaction score
398
Location
renderpornstar.com
Last edited:

JayBee

Senior Member
Member Bio
Joined
Mar 16, 2009
Messages
1,354
Reaction score
1
good news.

Sherbourne between Wellesley and Bloor is really starting to change. Wonder what the area will look like in 10-15 years.
 

Mongo

Senior Member
Member Bio
Joined
Apr 23, 2007
Messages
2,304
Reaction score
144
Looks like that empty lot beside the church. Pretty tight spot but maybe it will finally lead to development of those abandoned houses.
The church (Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church) is 619 Sherbourne, and the building to the south, across Howard Street (Saxony's Restaurant) is 599 Sherbourne, so yes, the plot of land between them on the east side of Sherbourne (containing the above-mentioned abandoned houses?) must be 609 Sherbourne.

 

maestro

Senior Member
Member Bio
Joined
Apr 23, 2007
Messages
6,805
Reaction score
1,688
I was wondering when we'd finally see some proposals for the blocks between Howard & Bloor and Sherbourne & Parliament. Lots of empty lots here ( not that this is one of them) The locals probably confused them as being a city park.
 

TorontoArchitect

just here!
Member Bio
Joined
Oct 16, 2009
Messages
135
Reaction score
0
Location
Toronto, Ontario. Canada
That is great news. Along Glen Road there are so many empty boarded up houses. They should build up that whole block.
That neighborhood will look very different in 10 years.
There are signs in front of the No Frills and the corner apt building regarding proposed new rental apartment building with townhouses along Bleecker St.
The existing rentals on top of No Frills are going for $900/mo. for a studio a significant increase from a year or two ago. It's only a matter of time.
 
Last edited:

urbandreamer

recession proof
Member Bio
Joined
Apr 23, 2007
Messages
14,556
Reaction score
398
Location
renderpornstar.com
http://app.toronto.ca/DevelopmentApplications/searchPlanningApp.do

6 GLEN RD
OPA / Rezoning 10 247063 STE 28 OZ Ward 28
- Tor & E.York Aug 25, 2010 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- Meistrich, Allison
(416) 392-7363
Official Plan and Zoning by law amendment to permit the redesignation and rezoning of lands in order that they may be re-deveoped in three blocks for the pruposes of mixed uses.
 

DSC

Senior Member
Member Bio
Joined
Jan 13, 2008
Messages
9,983
Reaction score
4,680
Location
St Lawrence Market Area
Interestingly at the last Council meeting, last week, they added a whole list of properties in this area to the Heritage Inventory. See http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2010/te/agendas/2010-08-17-te36-ar.htm Items 30 and 31. Council amended the Report but the minutes are not yet on the City website so I do not know how much. The list includes 607 Sherbourne but not 609.
 

yyzer

Senior Member
Member Bio
Joined
Apr 23, 2007
Messages
3,409
Reaction score
239
Location
Mississauga
from urbanation's twitter feed:

Lanterra Developments' future project at Howard and Sherbourne will feature 1,840 residential units and include a tower up to 56 storeys.
 

Mongo

Senior Member
Member Bio
Joined
Apr 23, 2007
Messages
2,304
Reaction score
144
56 storeys!!!????

Wow. That would be the tallest project yet proposed for the area, overshadowing X, X2, Couture, James Cooper Mansion, and CASA.

Is there any word on when more details (and renders?) will be released?
 

Towered

Senior Member
Member Bio
Joined
Apr 24, 2007
Messages
3,611
Reaction score
1,208
I second the wow, Mongo. That is insanely tall for this area, not that I have a problem with that whatsoever, especially since it's an aA design. Could this possibly become Toronto's answer to Mississauga's Marilyn?? Hmm, probably not the ideal site for something "iconic." Whatever the case, I do hope that the abandoned historic homes are fully renovated as part of this development.

I'm starting to wonder if Sherbourne will be the next Bay Street...
 

Peepers

Banned
Member Bio
Joined
Aug 22, 2008
Messages
2,042
Reaction score
0
This is good news. I hope the project involves restoring the homes on Howard. Perhaps turning them into retail. Can't help but think that there will be a lot of opposition to the height. This is very close to Rosedale whose residents carry a lot of clout in this city.
 

Mongo

Senior Member
Member Bio
Joined
Apr 23, 2007
Messages
2,304
Reaction score
144
I second the wow, Mongo. That is insanely tall for this area, not that I have a problem with that whatsoever, especially since it's an aA design. Could this possibly become Toronto's answer to Mississauga's Marilyn?? Hmm, probably not the ideal site for something "iconic." Whatever the case, I do hope that the abandoned historic homes are fully renovated as part of this development.

I'm starting to wonder if Sherbourne will be the next Bay Street...
Of course, under the proposed height limits, this would never be built, this area would be strictly mid-rise at most. Here's hoping that those height limits are never put into effect. aA should produce a decent design, although I hope to see something different from their usual run of designs. And yes, I would like to see the existing abandoned houses as a part of the design. (I have come to like the James Cooper Mansion approach, at least for this location.)

This is good news. I hope the project involves restoring the homes on Howard. Perhaps turning them into retail. Can't help but think that there will be a lot of opposition to the height. This is very close to Rosedale whose residents carry a lot of clout in this city.
And we all know that money talks. "We are all equal, but some of us are more equal than others."
 
Last edited:

Big Daddy

Senior Member
Member Bio
Joined
Nov 28, 2007
Messages
1,688
Reaction score
212
Location
El Toro
I can't believe 56 storeys would get approved here – perhaps 45 – but it seems like a leap for the area.

But besides that...who the heck would want to live that close to St. James Town??
 

Top