From 7 to 9 pm on June 27 and 28, community consultations will be held at Swansea Town Hall to address the local impact of two mid-rise developments proposed for 1990 and 2114 Bloor Street West, respectively. North Drive Investments is seeking to build two mixed-use complexes measuring twelve storeys at 1990 Bloor West and ten storeys at 2114 Bloor West. North Drive have also contracted Quadrangle Architects, Cecconi Simone, and Janet Rosenberg + Associates to the design team.
According to the website for 2114 Bloor West, the building will contain 110 residential units and 4,582 ft2 of ground level retail space while 131 units are proposed for 1990 Bloor. An organization has come together on Facebook to oppose the development at 2114 Bloor, although considering the building's neighbourhood-appropriate design, that the existing apartment complex next door is eight storeys, and the site's close proximity to High Park Station, it is unclear what they will be "saving" their neighbourhood from besides added density on a major transit hub. In preparation for the community consultation, Councillor Sarah Doucette for Ward 13 has organized an informational session, called Development 101, for anyone interested in learning more about the city's design guidelines and how they can contribute more constructively during the consultation process.
Additional information on North Drive's mid-rises at 1990 and 2114 Bloor Street West can be found on the UrbanToronto Forum here.
|Related Companies:||Cecconi Simone, Janet Rosenberg + Studio, North Drive Investments Inc, Quadrangle|