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CURRENT DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
in the
SE downtown area of Toronto

The south-east area of downtown Toronto - basically from Bay Street to the Don River and Lake Ontario to Queen Street is undergoing a massive transformation. There are several sources of information on what is happening (or planned).

City Planning maintains an Application Information Centre that has details of all current projects.

City Planning also maintains a 'sub-set' of this - the King-Parliament Development Portal - with details on many of the projects which are in the King-Parliament sector. Additional information on some projects is available on the Toronto & East York Community Planning pages HERE

The St Lawrence Neighbourhood Association (SLNA), which covers the area from Yonge to Parliament and Queen to the rail berm, evaluates development proposals in their area based on GUIDELINES.

City Planning are developing an Official Plan Amendment for the St Lawrence Area. Details of the St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Focused Area Official Plan Amendment are HERE. Progress on this has been slow and it now appears to be on hold until the HCD appeal to the OMB is decided.

UrbanToronto is a community-based group that maintains an extensive online site. Most developments have both a "Forum" page which contains comments from contributors and a DataBase page that offers more reliable factual information. The links to UT below are, generally to the DataBase page but there is often useful (and accurate) information on the Forum pages too. Not all projects have database pages.

Part of the area falls under Waterfront Toronto and their website has much information on projects that they are involved with.

Many (but not all) major development projects are evaluated by either the City's Design Review Panel or the Waterfront Toronto Design Review Panel.

Part of this area is covered by the St Lawrence Neighbourhood Heritage Conservation District. This was created in late 2015 (By-law 1328-2015). It is not yet in effect as some property owners have appealed some or all of it. Case at OMB is MM160020.

Developments in process, planned or anticipated:

424-460 ADELAIDE STREET EAST. This is Axiom - a condominium building. The application for a rezoning application was approved by Council in July 2015. Construction is underway with completion expected in early 2018..
UrbanToronto data is HERE.
City Planning Information is HERE.
DRP Discussion (March 2011) is HERE

45 (aka 81) BAY STREET This is a major office building to be built immediately south of the rail corridor - it is linked to the similar building at 141 Bay Street (see below) and there will be a link across the rail tracks. 45/81 Bay will contain the new GO Bus Station. The combined 45 (81) and 141 Bay are to be known as the Bay Park Centre or, more recently, CIBC Square. Excavation started in summer 2017 with construction to follow. The GO Bus Terminal will be moved to the lower levels of this building and there will be a streetcar platform constructed along the Bay Street side (adjacent to the Bay Street streetcar tunnel.
Developers' site is HERE
UrbanToronto Data is HERE.
City Planning Data is HERE

141 BAY STREET This application proposes to amend the Zoning By-law for the lands at 141 Bay Street and a portion of the adjoining Metrolinx Downtown Rail Corridor. This proposal is the second phase of a larger redevelopment that includes a 48-storey office tower at 45 Bay Street and an elevated open space located over the railway. The proposed development at 141 Bay Street includes a 54-storey (265 metres high) office development including a 7-storey base building with retail and amenity uses on the first and fourth floors. The proposal also includes new publicly accessible plazas at Bay Street and Yonge Street, a PATH connection to Union Station over Bay Street and a possible PATH connection across Yonge Street to the Backstage condominiums at 1-7 The Esplanade. The combined 45 (81) and 141 Bay are to be known as the Bay Park Centre or, more recently CIBC Square.
Developers' site is HERE
UrbanToronto Information is HERE
City planning Information is HERE.
DRP Information (February 2016) is HERE.

93-95 BERKELEY STREET
This is East United Condos. An application for rezoning was approved by Council in May 2015. Excavation and construction started in late 2015. The developer applied to Committee of Adjustment and appealed to the OMB regarding adding an additional 3 floors. OMB PL170213
UrbanToronto data is HERE.
City Planning Information is HERE.
DRP Information is in 16 September 2014 minutes
DRP information (7 July 2015) is HERE.

12 BONNYCASTLE STREET See Queen;s Quay East (Monde)

CANARY DISTRICT (West Don Lands)
Though most of the West Don Lands were built in time for the Pan-Am Games, there are still several blocks where development is planned or projected.
Block 12 was discussed at the WT DRP in July 2017 Details HERE.
Block 16 was discussed at the WT DRP in July 2017 Details HERE

309 CHERRY STREET Zoning By-law amendment to permit the redevelopment of the site for an 11-storey building along Cherry Street, one 52-storey tall building atop a podium base ranging in height from 4 to 12-storeys along Commissioners Street,, Appealed to OMB PL170634
UrbanToronto Data is HERE

89 CHURCH STREET This is an application to allow a 49-storey mixed-use building (plus mechanical penthouse) including approximately 28,583 m2 (307,664 ft2) of total gross floor area (with ground floor commercial) with 468 residential units. Appealed to OMB. OMB PL170328
UrbanToronto Data is HERE
City Planning Information HERE

120 CHURCH STREET. An application for 114 and 120 Church and 59 Richmond. 45-storey (142.9 metre) mixed use building, comprised of a 5-storey (21.3 metre) podium element and a 20-storey (66.5 metre) tall mid-rise component together with a 40-storey tower element. Commercial uses would be located at grade and on the second floor, with residential uses above. Total gross floor area 42,752.8 square metres, comprised of 40,343.3 square metres of residential gross floor area and 2,409.5 square metres of non-residential gross floor area. A total of 567 residential units are proposed, including 215 one-bedroom units, 295 two bedroom units and 57 three-bedroom units.
UrbanToronto Data is HERE
City planning Data is HERE

60 COLBORNE STREET This site, also called 101 King East, was subject to a development proposal in 2008 but this did not meet City or neighbourhood expectations and was withdrawn. The site was bought by Freed Developments in 2011 and a rezoning application (25 floors) was submitted on 29 February 2012.

Freed appealed to the OMB based on slowness of City response and their initial appeal to OMB is HERE but after the City noted several errors, the original appeal letter has been revised. The revised letter is HERE.

The OMB hearing was held in late September 2013. Case PL121394. A decision was issued in July 2014. The City appealed this decision to Divisional Court and asked the OMB itself to review it. The OMB issued a REVISED DECISION at the end of September 2014 and the appeal to Divisional Court was abandoned. Excavation and construction started in late 2014 and occupation is expected in 2018.
UrbanToronto data is HERE
City Planning Information is HERE

18 EASTERN AVENUE This is a fairly large site (13-storey condominium development ) on Eastern just west of Sackville Street. Appealed to OMB PL170624
UrbanToronto data is HERE
City Planning information is HERE

5-7 THE ESPLANADE This project, Backstage, is a 32-storey residential tower on top of a 4-storey mixed-use podium for a total of 36-storeys and 271 dwelling units. The building started to be occupied in mid-2016.
UrbanToronto Data is HERE.

City planning information is HERE

8 THE ESPLANADE This project, L-Tower, a 57 storey tower - also known as 1 Front Street East - is being build adjacent to the Sony Centre. It will have ca 600 Units, parking will be in the adjacent Backstage. As of summer 2015 the development is being occupied but the building is still incomplete - the temporary crane remains in place in July 2017 - though there are, again, announcements of its imminent removal.
UrbanToronto data is HERE.
City Planning Information is HERE

75 THE ESPLANADE
There is a development application for a 34 floor tower on this site at the corner of The Esplanade and Church. A public consultation meeting was held in late October 2015. Preliminary Staff Report is HERE. Council approval is HERE.
UrbanToronto Data is HERE.
City Planning Information is HERE

92-95 FRONT STREET EAST The North St Lawrence Market. The City has agreed to rebuild the North Market and in 2010 held a Design Competition. The new building will create a multi-purpose, multi-storey facility containing a public market at grade and compatible ancillary uses on a mezzanine overlooking the market hall, three levels of Provincial Offences Act traffic courts above grade, and three levels of parking below grade." Funds are also committed by the Toronto Parking Authority and total spending over the decade is ca$90 million.

In July 2013 Council approved moving ahead with the planning process and dealt with several funding issues. The temporary North Market has been erected on the parking lot south of the South Market with demolition of the existing North Market now planned for late spring 2016. After the initial archaeology revealed the foundations and sewers of several earlier Market buildings Stage 4 archaeology is now being planned in conjunction with demolition and excavation. Archaeological work started in fall 2016 and various sewers and foundations were unearthed. The plan is now to conserve some of these and incorporate them into the new Building. This will further delay full excavation and construction which is now expected to start in late 2017. When the new North Market opens, 2019 or 2020, the temporary Market will be demolished and the parking lot converted into a park. Planning for the park will start in 2017 or 2018.
UrbanToronto data is HERE
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City Planning Information is HERE.

154 FRONT STREET EAST
Now re-named as 158 FRONT STREET EAST. Cityzen originally proposed to build two 26-storey towers joined by a bridge on the ``Greyhound Site``. The City's and neighbourhood objected to their plans and the Staff Report is at http://www.toronto.ca/planning/154_front.htm The developer appealed to the OMB Case # PL111300 . The OMB approved the development and Site planning negotiations with the City are underway. Sales are now open; the "bridge' component has been eliminated - 'value engineering'. Excavation seems to be expected to start in fall 2017 but action has been slow, for a project apparently 'sold out'. It is currently called the St Lawrence Condominiums

OMB Decision to allow the temporary parking lot ;
SLNA comments on OMB hearing ;
OMB Decision. February 2013

OMB Decision June 2014
UrbanToronto Data is HERE.

City Planning Information is HERE.
DRP information (12 July 2011) is HERE

177-197 FRONT STREET EAST This is the Acura-Sobeys site at Front/Sherbourne/Princess/The Esplanade. The entire block was purchased by a condominium developer (Metropia Urban Landscapes). The plans have gone through at least four iterations and two architects. See this STAFF REPORT. The developer appealed to the OMB based on delay in response. Case PL140323.

In fall 2014 the developer hired a new architect, Rudy Wallman Architects Ltd, and a revised proposal was developed. This was for four towers of 33, 29, 27 and 25 floors.The SLNA worked closely with the developer on improving their initial plan but, though the plan was certainly improved during these discussions, it failed to meet all neighbourhood concerns. In October 2015 a City Staff Report on the revised 4-tower proposal was presented (directly) to Council, it recommended that the City should attend the OMB hearing to oppose the plan as currently described. See this STAFF REPORT.

There was an OMB hearing in February 2016 at which the City and the developer reached agreement (broadly supported by the neighbourhood association - SLNA) that is currently being 'fine-tuned and in July 2017 it was announced that a further submission was coming in from the developer. It is thought that the final project will result in two towers on Front Street and a stepped-down building with a large POPS open space going down to The Esplanade. It is to be called Time and Space Condos.
UrbanToronto Data is HERE
City Planning Information is HERE
DRP comments on earlier version (February 2014) are HERE

265 FRONT STREET EAST etc. (site of Canada's First Parliament building.) In early summer 2012 the City and the former private owner agreed to a land-swap that will ensure that this historic site will be preserved. The City now owns the First Parliament site and the former private owner owns the site east of Parliament Street where the former Toronto Public Library processing centre and a recently completed 'data-centre' now are. The Toronto Heritage Trust owns the section in the north west corner of the site where the (now closed) Interpretation Centre is. In 2002 a 'concept plan" for the site was developed by concerned neighbours, it can be seen here.

A community Working Group was formed by Councillor McConnell in summer 2013 and it is hoped that a full Master Plan and Heritage Interpretation Plan for the site (which includes both City property and the Ontario Heritage Trust property) will be developed in 2017-2018 so that redevelopment can start in 2018 or 2019. The site is very contaminated and extensive environmental testing was carried out in 2014/15. Detailed planning for the new District Library and a 'heritage commemoration area" - which may be combined with the library are expected to begin in late 2017. with completion expected about 2-3 years later. Unfortunately, in April 2015 the Ontario Heritage Trust unilaterally decided to sign a new four-year lease on its part of the site and the Infiniti car showroom has reopened in that space.
Aerial photo1, Aerial photo 2, Aerial photo 3. There were several useful presentations on the First Parliament site on the SLNA website.

65 GEORGE STREET See: 187 King Street East

129-151 GEORGE STREET This site is apparently 'in play' and may belong to Trolleybus Developments but to date no definitive plans for the block have been announced and no application has yet been made.
UrbanToronto Forum is HERE.


34-36 and 50 KING STREET EAST This is an application is to permit a 33-storey mixed use office and residential building with ground floor retail. The proposal include 219 residential rental units, 10,261 square metres of non-residential space, 78 parking spaces in a 5-level underground garage, and 269 bicycle parking spaces. The proposal also includes the conservation of the existing 5-storey heritage listed Quebec Bank building on-site as part of the development. The developer has appealed to the OMB. PL170587
UrbanToronto Data is HERE
City Planning Information is HERE

65-89 KING STREET EAST Proposed 19 storey office development with retail uses at-grade, with a total gross floor area of 30,295 square metres including 707 square metres of retail space at grade, which retail space will front along both King Street East and Colborne Street. The developer appealed to the OMB but settlement talks are in process. The developer has recently, May 2017, bought additional properties to the east of their original project and have submitted a revised application.- a settlement was reached.. OMB PL160519

Preliminary Staff Report at TEYCC, February 2016. Community Meeting held in March 2016.
Council decision, July 2017
UrbanToronto Data is HERE.
City Planning Information is HERE.

91 KING STREET EAST (The Albany Club) The original plan was for a residential and office building with retail at grade. An application was submitted in March 2012. "Rezoning application for 71-95 King St E to permit a 47-storey (137 m excluding mechanical penthouse) mixed-use building with a 4-storey podium. The podium component occupies the entire footprint of the site. The proposal includes 355 dwelling units. The applicant is also proposing 257 parking spaces in 5 levels of underground parking. " A public consultation meeting was held in early July 2012. Subsequently the westernmost buildings were removed from this application and are now part of the 65-75 King proposal, above. Next iteration was for 75-91 King Street East "to permit a 25-storey (77m in height excluding mechanical penthouse) mixed-use building with a 4-storey podium and 3 levels of underground parking. The podium component occupies the entire footprint of the site. Tower floor plate is 625 sq. metres. The proposal included 169 dwelling units on floors 5-25, a private club (Albany Club) spanning floors 1-4, and ground floor retail." This application was closed by the City in July 2017.

During this time the City moved to designate this historic block under the Heritage Act and the Albany Club and other owners appealed the City's decision to list their buildings. Case CRB1210 . The appeal about the heritage designation was settled and the (slightly revised) designation was approved.

101 KING STREET EAST See 60 Colborne, above.

187 KING STREET EAST (and 65 GEORGE STREET) This is a " Zoning By-law Amendment to accommodate the development of a 17-storey building at 65 George Street to the rear of a retained 4-storey heritage building at 187 King Street East."
UrbanToronto Data is HERE
City Planning Date is HERE

254-260 KING STREET EAST This is a proposal for two 32-floor towers and some office space covering the block bounded by Princess-Adelaide-Ontario and King. Most of the two heritage buildings at the south-west corner will be retained. It is at the OMB. PL170298
UrbanToronto Data is HERE
City Planning Data is HERE

284 KING STREET EAST    This is a proposal (Bauhaus Condos) for a residential building of 30 storeys, replacing a 3-4 floor office building.
City Planning Data is HERE
Urban Toronto data is HERE

55-95 LAKE SHORE BLVD E. A mixed-use development on the current LCBO Lands with multiple residential towers, a park and a 25-storey commercial building. OMB PL170408

215 LAKE SHORE BLVD EAST A multi-building development on tyhe former Fed-Ex site at Lower Sherbourne. Phase 1 is for " 49-storey (150 metres) mixed-use building containing 1148 condo dwelling units, total combined gross floor area of approximately 84,665 square metres, including 1867 square metres of at-grade retail. The proposal also provides a total of 650 below grade parking spaces with 543 spaces for residential use and 107 shared spaces for residential visitors and retail uses.

UrbanToronto data is HERE
City Pllanning data is HERE

333 - 445 LAKE SHORE BLVD EAST This is the large block on the south side of Lake Shore Blvd between Parliament and Cherry. 333 belongs to Waterfront Toronto, 351 and 369 (which include the Victory Soya Mills silo) were sold in late 2016 to Dream and Great Gulf and the remaining "Home Depot Lands" belong to 3C Waterfront (Castlepoint Numa and Cityzen of Toronto, and Continental Ventures of New York). The development of the whole site is in very early stages of development and the planning will have to accommodate the proposed extension eastwards of Queen's Quay and the straightening of Cherry Street.
UrbanToronto data HERE
WT Design Review panel discussed the concept in December 2011

21 LOWER JARVIS STREET This is a project on top of the rail berm. "Proposal for a new two-storey GO Transit/Metrolinx operational support facility which includes 1,300 square metres of office space and 1,382 square metres for a maintenance workshop and storage." It is unclear what the status of this project is but GO-Metrolinx are apparently continuing to make plans and a new Building permit application was submitted in spring 2017. It is unclear if this remains active due to recent Metrolinx plans to widen the berm to accommodate additional rail tracks.
City Planning Information is HERE.
WT DRP discussed the first iteration in December 2011
WT Design Review Panel discussed again in November 2012

LOWER RIVER STREET There are 4 phases of River City. Phases 1 & 2 are completed, Phase 3 is under construction. and Phase 4 is in early discussion. (Phase 3 civic address is 210 Eastern Avenue, Phase 4 is 170 Eastern Avenue.)
UrbanToronto data on Phase 3 is HERE
City Planning Information on Phase 3 is HERE.
City Planning Information on Phase 4 is HERE
WT Design Review Panel on Phase 3 (meeting of March 2015) are HERE
WT Design Review Panel on Phase 4 (meeting of October 2015) are HERE
WT Design Review Panel on July 26 2017 Phase 4

60 MILL STREET
OPA and Rezoning application to construct new 6-storey hotel (Gansevoort Hotel) within existing heritage building (Rack House D, at northeast corner of Mill Street and Trinity Street) and construct an additional 28 stories above for new condominium tower; 34 stories in total. A total of 88 hotel rooms and 246 residential condo units are proposed, with retail uses at-grade, and 166 parking spaces leased off-site. Currently on appeal at OMB. PL151118. A Settlement was reached in April 2017.
UrbanToronto Data HERE.
City Planning Information HERE.

25 ONTARIO STREET
This started as a project for a 21-storey mixed- use building with commercial uses at grade and residential condominium above. It would have retained the north and west walls of the existing designated building. An official community meeting on this project was held by the City on 22 March 2012 and the City and the SLNA generally supported what was proposed. Preliminary staff report is at: http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-44608.pdf Final approval was expected in early 2013 but was repeatedly delayed due to objections from the neighbouring SAS building.

The site was then sold to another developer (First Gulf) who proposed a 27 storey rental building (commercial at grade). At Council in August 2014 it was decided to refer the (revised) proposal back to TEYCC for discussion and additional public input. In November 2015 it was announced that the application for the rental residential building was being withdrawn and a new application for an office building has been submitted.
UrbanToronto Data is HERE
City Planning Information is HERE.
DRP information (December 2014) is HERE

53-55 ONTARIO STREET Called east55 by the developer, Brad J. Lamb. A warehouse/office building was demolished in early 2015 and a re-zoning application was made in February 2015. "Proposed 25 storey mixed-use building containing street related retail uses and residential uses above. A residential gross floor area of 17,981 square metres is proposed with 620 square metres of grade-related retail uses. The building will contain a total of 277 units, 176 underground parking spaces and 282 bicycle parking spaces." The preliminary Staff Report is HERE. Based on delayed response the application was appealed to OMB, Case PL150732. The Preliminary Staff Report, presented to TEYCC in October 2015, is HERE. The development was approved by the OMB in November 2016.
UrbanToronto Data is HERE.

City Planning Information is HERE.
DRP information (July 7 2015) is HERE

31 PARLIAMENT STREET Proposed 49-storey mixed-use tower with 495 residential units and 404 sq.m. of retail space. Appealed to OMB PL170101
UrbanToronto Data is HERE

31A PARLIAMENT STREET
.Also known as 370 Cherry, this is a proposal to construct a 57-storey mixed use building containing 496 dwelling units and the 4 to 5-storey mixed use "Ribbon Building", with 661 below grade parking spaces in a below grade garage.' in the SW corner of the Distillery District. Appealed to OMB. PL151116. A settlement was reached in April 2017.
UrbanToronto Data is HERE.
City Planning Information is HERE.

48-54 POWER STREET This is an application for a 22-storey mixed use building containing retail and residential uses. The building will contain a total of 532 residential units, 499 parking spaces and 606 bicycle parking spaces. The developer has appealed to the OMB PL160543
UrbanToronto Data is HERE.
City planning Information is HERE
DRP information (March 2016) is HERE.

88 QUEEN STREET EAST This is a major multi-building development of the whole block of Queen/Shuter/Mutual and Dalhousie (currently a surface parking lot.) A large central POPS is planned for the north-south axis of the site.
UrbanToronto Data is HERE.

City Planning Information on the 30 Mutual building is HERE.
DRP Information (February 2016) is HERE.

245 QUEEN STREET EAST This is an application for a large project, just east of Sherbourne Street and north of Richmond to permit a mixed-use development of three towers of 39, 45 and 39 storeys, on top of base buildings of 3 to 11 storeys. The proposal consists of: 1,645 residential units, where 1,110 are rental in tenure, 31,578 square metres of retail gross floor area,1082 parking spaces in a 4 level underground garage.
UrbanToronto Data is HERE.

City Planning Information is HERE.

301 QUEEN STREET EAST This is a Site Plan Approval application to permit the development of a 25-storey mixed-use building adjacent to the Berkeley Church: 206 dwelling units, 6 levels of below-grade parking. Appealed to OMB PL161267
UrbanToronto Data is HERE.
City Planning Information is HERE

25 QUEEN'S QUAY EAST (Pier 27). This multi-phase development is partly complete and occupied. One additional multi-storey building 'The Tower') started the excavation stage in late 2016. There is an open OMB case at PL120635
Urban Toronto Data on The Tower at Pier 27 is HERE
City Planning Information

125-155 QUEEN'S QUAY EAST - Innovation Centre. This is a WT Project and an agreed settlement was reached at OMB PL161264
UrbanToronto Data HERE
WT Design Review panel minutes of October 2015 are HERE
WT Design Review Panel minutes of 18 November 2015 are HERE

130-132 QUEEN'S QUAY EAST Daniels Waterfront. This is a multi-use development, being built in two phases, at Lower Jarvis.
UrbanToronto data is HERE.
City Planning Information for the 130 Queen's Quay East Building is HERE.
City Planning Information for the 143 Lake Shore Blvd Building is HERE.

WT Design Review Panel minutes of 17 September 2014 are HERE.

WT Design Review Panel minutes of 8 April 2015 are HERE.

261 QUEEN'S QUAY EAST
Aqualina.
This is Blocks R 1 and R 2 and is the first phase of the Hines-Tridel Bayfront development. See WT information HERE
UrbanToronto Data is HERE.
City Planning Information is HERE.
WT Design Review Panel (March 2011 minutes) are HERE
WT Design Review Panel (September 2011minutes) are HERE
WT Design Review Panel (November 2011 minutes) are HERE
WT Design Review Panel (September 2012 minutes) are HERE

261 QUEEN'S QUAY EAST Aquavista.
This is Blocks R3 and R4 and is the second phase of the Hines-Tridel Bayfront development. Street address is 1, Edgewater Drive . See WT information HERE
UrbanToronto Data is HERE.
City Planning Information is HERE.
WT Design Review Panel minutes of 8 April 2015 are HERE.
WT Design Review Panel minutes of 18 November 2015 are HERE.

261 QUEEN'S QUAY EAST Aquabella
This is Block R5 and is phase 3 of the Hines-Tridel Bayfront development.
UrbanToronto Data is HERE.
City Planning data is here
See WT information HERE

QUEEN'S QUAY EAST (Waves?)
This is Blocks A1 and A2 and is the 4th (and final) phase of Hines-Tridel development. It is due to start construction in September 2018.
Discussed at WT DRP in Juily 2017. Details HERE

QUEEN'S QUAY EAST. George Brown School of Computer Technology
This building (Block 3) was discussed at July 2017 WT DRP. Details HERE

QUEEN'S QUAY EAST Jack Layton Ferry Terminal. The current Ferry Terminal will be completely rebuilt, WT ran a competition and a winning design was selected in 2015.
UrbanToronto DATA is HERE
WT Design Review Panel minutes of 9 December 2015 are HERE.

QUEEN'S QUAY EAST Monde (Formerly called Parkside). (Civic Address is 12 Bonnycastle Street) This is a condominium building designed by Moshe Safdie. Construction is underway.
UrbanToronto Data is HERE

City Planning Information is HERE.
WT Design Review Panel (March 2011 minutes) are HERE
WT Design Review Panel (November 2011 minutes) are HERE

25 RICHMOND STREET EAST A Great Gulf development (Yonge + Rich) on the block bounded by Richmond-Victoria and Lombard Streets. A Preliminary Report from the City Planning was presented to TEYCC in September 2013 and public consultations were held in October 2013. The developers appealed to the OMB, due to time delays. Case PL140047. In August 2014 City Council accepted a slightly revised project and this settlement went to the OMB for approval. Excavation and construction started in early 2016.
UrbanToronto Data is HERE.

City Planning Information is HERE.
DRP information (February 2013) is HERE

231 RICHMOND STREET EAST This is a Brad J. Lamb proposal for a building on the site of the (ex) Goodwill Donation Centre. No application has been made but it is, apparently, still 'alive" as of summer 2017..
Urban Toronto Data is HERE

28 RIVER STREET Proposed rezoning for a 15 storey (52.9m) mixed-use building with ground floor retail and residential uses on the upper floors. 162 dwelling units. 65 parking spaces on 3 levels of underground parking. OMB Appeal PL170622
UrbanToronto Data is HERE

41 RIVER STREET. This is a proposal to permit the construction of a new 5-storey residential building on the vacant lot. The building would contain 26 residential units (of which 3 units would be located in the basement) and 131 sq. m. of non-residential GFA on the ground floor (3 art studio units). Indoor amenity space is proposed on the fifth floor, with access to the outdoor amenity space on the roof. 9 surface parking spaces would be provided for residents with access proposed via the rear private lane, which would require right-of-way easements.
UrbanToronto Forum is HERE
City Planning information is HERE

88 SCOTT STREET (Also known as 40 Scott) This is a 58-storey residential building comprised of a 5-storey podium and 53-storey tower. There is some office and retail activity on the lower floors. Construction should be fully completed by late 2017.
UrbanToronto Data is HERE.
City Planning Information is HERE.
DRP information (October 2011) is HERE

1-7 YONGE STREET
This is a very large project to redevelop the area surrounding the Toronto Star building. It involves bringing Harbour Street through the site (to Lower Jarvis) and is the westerly part of the new Lower Yonge Precinct. Details of the Lower Young Precinct Plan are HERE. The WT Design Review Panel commented on the Precinct Plan in September 2015.
UrbanToronto Data is HERE.

City Planning Information is HERE.
WT Design Review Panel minutes of 9 December 2015 are HERE.


PARKS

Several parks in the area are undergoing major upgrades and another new Waterfront park, Aitken Place Park, is currently being developed.

Aitken Place Park
(south of Queens Quay and east of Sherbourne Common) is being built by Waterfront Toronto in 2017 and 2018.
UrbanToronto Data HERE.

WT Design Review panel minutes (June 2015) are HERE.
WT Design Review Panel minutes (September 2015) are HERE.

David Crombie Park the City are planning an upgrade of David Crombie Park in 2018 or 2019. A local advisory group will be formed in 2017..

Berczy Park. Berczy Park - and the block of Scott Street - were improved (rebuilt) in 2015 and 2016. The Park was reopened by Councillor Pam McConnell in late June 2017 - only 2 weeks before her untimely death on 7 July 2017.
UrbanToronto Data is HERE.

Market Lane Park. This park runs along the west side of the North St Lawrence Market and will be upgraded once construction of the new Market is complete (2019?). In addition, the site of the temporary Market on The Esplanade will be made into a park, an extension of David Crombie Park.

Moss Park
there is a plan, supported by a private donation that will upgrade both the park and the adjacent John Innis Community Recreation Centre.
Staff Report is HERE
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St James Park is being 'upgraded in 2017 and 2018', a Master plan was developed in 2016 and a community working group will be formed in 2017. The work is planned to start in fall 2017 and be completed early in 2018..

Harbour Square Park (at the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal) will be upgraded when the Ferry Terminal project (see above) gets underway.

Yonge @ Queen's Quay As soon as the developments in the area (Pier 27 etc) are completed Waterfront Toronto has plans to develop a park at the Yonge Street Slip - former home of the Captain John Seafood Restaurant.

Section 37 and 45 "community benefits"

Under Sections 37 and 45 of the Planning Act the City can receive 'community benefits' if a developer is given special permission to exceed height, density or other limits. The City publishes lists of these from time to time and the most recent ones are a consolidation up to 2013 and a supplement for 2013 and 2014.

Latest update: 27 October 2017

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