"This report recommends that City Council endorse the conservation strategy generally described for the heritage properties at 628 Church Street (the Manhattan Apartments) and at 634, and 636 Church Street (the Bernard Haldan Houses) in connection with the proposed redevelopment of the subject properties. The applicant has applied for a Zoning Amendment for the subject properties to allow for the construction of a forty-seven storey mixed use building containing 428 residential units with grade related retail. Should Council endorse this strategy staff recommend that the subject properties be designated under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage and that the property owner be required to enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement to ensure their long-term protection."
This zoning amendment application proposes a 47-storey mixed-use building containing 408 residential dwelling units and 20 rental replacement units and 349 square metres of retail space at 628, 634, 636 & 638 Church Street and 68 & 70 Charles Street East. The proposal entails 5-levels of underground parking containing 135 residential, 4 visitor and 0 commercial vehicular parking spaces. The applicant is proposing to conserve the heritage buildings on site.
The Rental Housing Demolition and Conversion Application proposes the demolition of the 20 existing rental dwelling units. An application for Rental Housing Demolition and Conversion under Section 111 of the City of Toronto Act (Chapter 667 of the Municipal Code) has been filed to permit the demolition of the existing rental dwelling units. The applicant has proposed to replace all 20 existing rental dwelling units within the proposed development and provide all affected tenants with tenant relocation and assistance.
This report reviews and recommends approval of the Zoning By-law Amendment and the Rental Housing Demolition Application under Section 111 of the City of Toronto Act, subject to conditions. The recommended Zoning By-law is subject to a holding provision pending the applicant's ability to demonstrate that the required upgrades to the watermain system have been implemented and the system is able to service the development.
Great location! But the tower is quite bland. Although 77 Charles (another AR condo) isn't that great either. It's like they think location and sales are so good that they don't really have to try to be outstanding.