77 Quebec Avenue & 40 High Park Avenue (Grenadier Square)
January 2017 Update - This development will now be rental units and not condominiums.
October 2016 Update - The Committee of Adjustment approved an application to make changes related to amenity space buildings, car parking spaces and stacked bicycle parking.
September 2016 Update - The proponents have submitted an application to the Committee of Adjustment with proposed changes, and will be heard at the Committee of Adjustment hearing on Thursday, September 15th. Changes are related to amenity space buildings, car parking spaces and stacked bicycle parking. This application is not making any changes to the number of units, the height of the towers, nor to the ground floor area. Both City Planning and Transportation divisions have no concerns with this application.
May 2016 Update - The proponents have come back to the City with a new artistic design for the project. While the massing would primarily stay the same and there would be no change in height, the City is currently examining what changes are proposed, and what steps would be needed going forward.
November 2015 Update - The Ontario Municipal Board finally came out with their decision on this proposal this summer, and approved two 25 storey towers in the location of the current townhouse blocks, with townhouse units at the ground level of the buildings. The two existing 20 storey buildings will remain as-is. I moved motions to have City Staff at the OMB to support the residents’ and City's position that the buildings are inappropriate for the neighbourhood. The OMB decision was very disappointing.
I would like to acknowledge the hard work of the OMB Participants, Parties, and the Working Group for this property.
July 2015 Update - My office has just received notice that the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) has approved the proposed development at Grenadier Square. The hearing date was September 8 to 12, 2014.
This will mean two twenty-five storey apartment buildings will be built in the location of the townhouse blocks, with townhouse units at the ground level of the buildings. The two existing 20 storey buildings will remain as-is. A new indoor amenity building will be constructed at the north end of the property.
While this decision is disappointing, I would like to acknowledge the hard work of the OMB Participants, Parties, and the Working Group for this property. They brought the height down from the original proposal of 31 storeys to 25 storeys, and passionately made their cases at the OMB.
The next steps are for the City and the applicant to finalize the wording of the Zoning By-law Amendment and the Section 37 agreement. This will be done within the next three months. After that point, the applicants can apply for a building permit.
For the full OMB decission, please click here.
May 2015 Update - There is still no decision on this hearing.
March 2015 Update - We are awaiting the OMB decision on this application and will share the outcome as soon as it becomes available.
September 2014 Update - The second OMB pre-hearing was held on Friday, June 6. The final hearing started on Monday, September 8.
April 2014 Update - An OMB pre-hearing was held on March 21. A second pre-hearing has been scheduled for Friday, June 6 and the final hearing is scheduled for Monday, September 8.
February 2014 Update - On November 29, 2013 the proponent appealed this aplication to the OMB. At the February 25, 2014 Community Council meeting, Council voted unanimously to send City Staff to fight this development at the OMB.
November 2013 Update - The applicant has formally submitted the revised proposal to the City on November 15, 2013. The revised application has been circulated to the various Civic Division/Agencies, school boards and utility companies for their review and comments. Please click on the City of Toronto site below for access to the City's Web page to view revised plans and studies.
October 2013 Update - A open house was held on November 7, between 7:00 and 8:30 pm at the Western Technical-Commercial School Auditorium (125 Evelyn Ave). Please find attached the links to the display boards that were shown at the Open House and the applicant's handout from the meeting.
September 2013 Update - Now that the working group process is complete I would l like to take this opportunity to thank all the working group members. I really appreciate their dedication, the time they have committed, and the great suggestions they brought to the table. The proponent has modified their design taking into account some of the ideas provided at the five working group meetings. Along with other changes suggested by the working group, the amended proposal reduced the height from 31 to 26 stories. I feel that this is still far too tall and they must come down further.