Toronto City Council began their July, 2022 meeting yesterday, the last normal Council meeting before the 2018-2022 term ends. The meeting is packed with development applications so that new development is not held up entirely until after the election.
In this article, we will go over the fate of applications from the Etobicoke-York section of the city that were dealt with quickly, with no debate, following their recommendation for approval at a recent Community Council meeting. Development applications from other sections of the city will be covered in their own articles.
36 Fieldway in the Etobicoke City Centre area got its zoning approval.
A 10-storey condo containing 131 units, 36 Fieldway is designed by Richmond Architects for Alterra Group of Companies, and is located south of Bloor Street West, west of Islington Avenue, a the Norseman Heights.
63 Widdicombe Hill in the Richview Hill neighbourhood got its zoning approval, with changes from the original plan.
Approved were 7 and 18-storey rental buildings containing 230 and 101 units, designed by BDP Quadrangle for Park Property Management. Just north of Eglinton Avenue West, and west of Kipling Avenue, the original proposed had the shorter building at 9 storeys, and had studio suites and more one-bedrooms. The approved plan replace those with more two-bedroom suites, now representing 63% of the suites in the building. The taller building's tower floor-plates now conform to the City's Tall Buildings Guidelines, and are just under 750m².
Curio Condos on the Queensway got its zoning approved.
An 11-storey mid-rise condominium containing 203 units, Curio Condos is being developed by Marlin Spring Developments, and designed by Graziani + Corazza Architects. It will be located at 801 The Queensway, just west of Royal York Road.
A proposal at 1956 - 1986 Weston Road and 1 - 5 Little Avenue was approved in Weston.
The 29 and 35-storey towers will rise from a shared podium, with a total 733 condo units. Designed by Graziani + Corazza Architects for Weston Asset Management, the project is located just north of Lawrence Avenue, and in walking distance of Weston GO station.
The TCHC Firgrove-Grassways Revitalization in the Jane and Finch area got the go-ahead.
TCHC is proposing to revitalize their Firgrove-Grassways community, rebuilding the existing 236 affordable housing units, adding an additional 107 affordable units and 600 market units.
A townhome and semi-detached house proposal at 349 Queens Drive in the Rustic neighbourhood of Weston was approved.
Amica Islington Village, a retirement community in the heart of Etobicoke was approved.
A 9-storey tower will rise behind a restored Etobicoke Township Hall, designed by Montgomery Sisam Architects for Amica Senior Lifestyles, Succession Development Corporation, and Trinity Development Group.
8 Locust was the first new tall building approved near a soon-to-open transit hub.
This 36-storey condo building designed by WZMH Architects for Fengate Properties and Trolleybus Urban Development Inc. was approved by the Ontario Land Tribunal earlier this year, and now demolition of the existing rental suites on the site has been approved. The proposal will bring 383 new units (including 6 rental replacement units) within walking distance of Mount Dennis GO, TTC, and UPX station.
The holding provision on part of the multi-phase Kip District site on Dundas Street was lifted. This will allow the last two towers to advance.
In total, The Kip District will have five towers of 20, 24, 28, 36, and 37 storeys when all built out, with 1,849 units in total. The last two towers are designed by IBI Group for Concert Properties, and will rise alomng the southern edge of the site at 5365 Dundas Street West, just west of Kipling GO and TTC station.
An Avenues-style development dubbed United Kingsway Condos was approved.
The seven-storey mixed-use condo building along Bloor Street West just east of Royal York subway station will contain 210 units. Designed by IBI Group for Fieldgate Urban, in is in Toronto's Kingsway neighbourhood.
There were more development proposals from Etobicoke-York sent to Toronto Council, but they were held down for debate, and will appear in upcoming stories once their fate has been decided.
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CORRECTION: An earlier version of this report erroneously reported that certain proposals were approved at Council, when in fact the City is sending representation to oppose them at the Ontario Land Tribune. We apologize for the error.
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