Yes I was there and spoke in favour of the project. The attendees were mostly in their 60s and 70s and ‘fearful of the noise and congestion which would destroy Yorkville.’ Even though this tower is essentially Bay & Bloor. I had the sense the planners felt personally disrespected by the height, sigh...
Yes that confused me. Lots of height is already approved for Cumberland Terrace (whatever it’s called now) and it's just one block from 1 Bloor West, at a super major node. I’m repeating myself, but can’t see whats missing?
I really like the previous render for this site. Hard to judge too much based just on the drawings, but ultimately this is probably a step in the right direction when it comes to getting this, and 1200 bay built!
Because 80 Bloor is farther ahead in the process, it's 1200 Bay that has to play ball with them - hence the suggestion of a combined application in their PJR. Krugarand is under no obligation to work with them - they've already secured their 11.5m east property setback.
This report recommends that Council direct the City Solicitor, together with appropriate City staff, to oppose the current proposal at the LPAT. The proposal does not provide any office replacement, does not provide an acceptable parkland dedication, does not transition in height and does not have an acceptable built form. The proposal does not conform to the Growth Plan (2019), is not consistent with the Provincial Policy Statement (2020), does not conform with the Official Plan, The Downtown Plan (OPA 406), SASP 211, OPA 231, and OPA 352, and does not adequately address the City's Tall Building Design Guidelines, or the intent of those guidelines.