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I have to admit, they are cute homes

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492 EGLINTON AVE E
Ward 22 - Tor & E.York District

Rezoning and OPA to construct mixed-use building: 11 storeys, 299 sq. m. NGFA (retail), 218 dwelling units, 8113.0 sq. m. RGFA 82 parking spaces
Proposed Use --- # of Storeys --- # of Units ---
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Type Number Date Submitted Status
OPA & Rezoning 16 124754 STE 22 OZ Mar 8, 2016 Application Received


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Oh man, I lived in the 490 Eglinton building and had an amazing view to the east. I guess current residents can kiss that good bye.
 

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8113 Square metres at a 90% efficiency is 78,500 square feet. Divided by 218 Units is 360 square feet per unit. They`ll be lucky to get anywhere close to 120 units.
 

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Really don't want this proposal at it's current postition built, it just looks slightly out of place with houses behind this development, but (being Toronto), I guess it's gonna be built.
 
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I'd venture that the houses are more out of place, given the proximity to the Crosstown, not the 11-storey building that's replacing them. Also, what's with the "(being Toronto)" caveat? Do you mean "(being a growing city with in-force policy directing new growth to happen by densification rather than green-field development)"?
 

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I'd venture that the houses are more out of place, given the proximity to the Crosstown, not the 11-storey building that's replacing them. Also, what's with the "(being Toronto)" caveat? Do you mean "(being a growing city with in-force policy directing new growth to happen by densification rather than green-field development)"?
Mybad, I meant the (being Toronto) shpeel from hearing a comment on SSP about how almost all proposals are built in the city, in some form from their original proposal. That comment I made yesterday was a little biased I'll admit, since I used to live across the street from these houses. Seeing that this proposal is on Eglinton, and this road now is more significant to developers and the like as a partial result of the eventual Eglinton Crosstown , I won't be suprised to see this built sometime. Just wondering now what the city council will want modified from this current proposal.
 

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Typically Council takes their cues from Planning, as Planning are the ones which will go through the application to see how it stacks up against (in this case) the Mid-Rise Guidelines, the Avenues Plan, other local or site-specific plans, the by-laws in effect, and other nearby building approvals which could be considered precedents. If Planning feels that the proposal satisfies the restrictions on the site, it's a pretty easy approval. If they consider it to be outside the restrictions, negotiations are undertaken, which can result in either an altered proposal, or community benefits, or some of both. The local Councillor always gets involved in the proposal if there are community benefits to be had, helping to direct where they will be targeted.

Once all of that is done, Planning makes a recommendation, and Council normally votes as recommended. The path of a controversial proposal, however, can't be so easily summarized, with controversies being less predictable.

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For some reason I forgot that this site proposal existed when I walked past it this evening.

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Apparently there was a community meeting earlier this month.

Eglinton-facing retail is going to be a game-changer for the stretch between Mt. Pleasant and Bayview. I wonder if this will set precedent for retail in future intensification of Eglinton East.
 

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I just passed by today and noticed all the houses that currently occupy the land for this project are now vacant and boarded up! Expect some demo in the next few weeks.....
 

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