Concord is a horrible builder. They use the cheapest and ugliest materials. All their units are littered with bulk heads with layouts that are not livable. Concord builds for profit not for livability.
Many here would broadly concur w/the above.
We already gave this company prime real estate with CityPlace
Who is 'we'? That land wasn't City-owned, it was owned, principally by CanadaLandsCo. (A federal agency) with portions being Marathon Realty at one point (the former CP Rail real estate division).
why is the city now letting them build on Canada's most famous street?
The City hasn't yet allowed anything; that said, the City has no control over who owns property and can't deny an application solely (or openly at all) on the basis of the owner/builder.
The City, by law, must consider all applications, so long as the requisite paperwork is filed and fees paid.
It can refuse applications, but must show lawful reasons for doing so.