I'm all for increased density along the Queensway (light rail transit should be included) but I don't think this proposal will fly. 49 seems like a huge jump from what's there and what's currently proposed. We'll see though.
It depends partly on the overall size / height of the proposal but also on the inclined plane (usually at 45 degrees) from the centre of the road. As Quadrangle (I'm pretty sure) have placed these structures away from the Queensway and nearly adjacent to the QEW, there should be few (if any) size / shadow concerns from the existing communities to the north. Of course, that's only the built form - residents will likely take issue with the increased traffic and density that IQ will bring.
This application proposes development on the south portion (Phase 3 lands) of a larger development block under the same ownership for three apartment towers with a total of 981 residential units and tower heights of 19, 27 and 42 storeys on a 2 to 4 storey podium. The application proposes a parkland dedication of 998 m2 immediately north of the Phase 3 lands to achieve a 0.67 ha public park in support of the approved development concept for the larger development block and SASP 6. ...........http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2014.EY35.5
I think this is something thats in the mix a block away
St. Lawrence & Gardiner
Located just west of Islington and south of The Queensway, this proposed residential development consists of a 31 storey tower set upon a 6 storey commercial podium and 24 townhomes. The residential tower will contain approximately 500 units with modern façade of concrete balconies and iridescent glass. The commercial podium will provide pedestrian scale to both the street and the adjacent townhomes. The Queensway development will incorporate the latest in energy saving features including geothermal heating and high-efficiency glazing. http://www.kohnarchitects.com/portfolio/the-queensway/