2442 - 2454 Bloor St W (Humber Odeon)
For the City of Toronto's website regarding this development, including all City reports, please click here.
October 2017 Update - On September 28, 2017, the first Pre-Hearing Conference at the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) was held regarding the proposed Humber Theatre re-development. During this meeting, all of the Parties and Participants, who have an interest in the proceedings, were identified and the next steps were proposed and agreed upon. Swansea Area Ratepayers, Bloor West Village Residents' Association, Arbour Memorial Building and a local resident, as well as the City, are all parties in this case. A second Pre-Hearing Conference was scheduled for February 7, 2018.
May 2017 Update - The proponents for 2442 - 2454 Bloor Street West (Humber Odeon Theatre) have appealed their application to the Ontario Municipal Board.
In April, the proponents, Plazacorp, submitted an updated plan to the City's Design review panel.This plan had very minimal changes made from the original submission presented at the community meeting in February 2016. After being panned by the Design Review Panel, the applicant made their appeal. They never resubmitted this updated proposal to City Planning, so it appears that they will be taking their original proposal to the Board. This information is not confirmed, as neither the proponents nor their legal representatives have spoken to our office or City Planning. I will share further information as soon as we receive it.
April 2017 Update - This application went for a second time to the City`s Design Review Panel. While no official vote was taken, the proposal was very similar to the previous submission. Please see the minutes of the meeting here.
December 2016 Update - This application went to the City`s Design Review Panel and they voted unanimously for a redesign of the project. For the minutes, please click here
October 2016 Update - The statutory planning meeting was held on September 29th. Those in attendance shared their concerns with planning over the density and the height of this proposal. For the presentations from the Planning Department and the proponent, please see the links below.
September 2016 Update - At the September Community Council meeting the mandatory community meeting for the proposed development at 2442 – 2454 Bloor Street West (the Humber Theatre to Riverview Gardens) was approved. This meeting, hosted by the City’s Planning Department, will be held on Thursday, September 29, from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm at St. Pius X Catholic School (71 Jane Street). This is the first official meeting to let both the Planning Department and the applicants know your thoughts on this proposal. Please join me for this important consultation.
May 2016 Update - The applicant has now applied to the City with similar plans to that which were shown at the pre-application meeting. For all the documents submitted by the applicant to the City, please click here.
February 2016 Update - Plazacorp presented their proposal at a public meeting on Monday, February 8 from 6:30-8:30pm at the Humber Odeon Theatre. Myself and City Planning Staff were in attendance at this meeting.
The proposal is for a 14-storey building, which includes 4 levels of underground parking, approximately 5,100 square metres of retail split over the first two floors, as well as approximately 250 residential units. Many residents in attendance at the meeting voiced concerns with this proposal, notably related to massing, height and the loss of the movie theatre in the community.
The Applicant should be submitting an application to the City in the next 2 months.
January 2016 - Plazacorp has approached my office to inform me they plan to submit an application to the Planning Department for a 14-storey development at 2442-2454 Bloor Street West (the Humber Odeon site). I have asked that they hold a community meeting prior to submitting this application, to hear our thoughts and concerns. They have agreed to meet, on site, on Monday, February 8.