MIHEVC: Things are booming in Ward 21

Ward 21 continues to attract lots of interest in new development.

Though new development can pose challenges for infrastructure and parking, it is also bringing with it new families, and investments in parks and public services. With all of the interest in development in our area, I work closely with city planning staff and with residents to make good development choices for appropriate new building in our community.

A few properties in the St. Clair area are currently under review or in the construction process.

First is “The Nest”, which is a modern mid-rise condominium that will be located at the southwest corner of St. Clair and Hendrick, and will occupy 10,000 square feet of ground-level retail space.

This mid-rise development will fit nicely in the neighbourhood, and was approved in accordance with the St. Clair Avenue Study at the Committee of Adjustment. A Section 45 contribution of $325,000 will be used to fund improvements to the Wychwood Library, purchase bike-share stations, as well as local parks and seniors projects. The project will also include a public parking lot.

“The Rise” condominium project is set to be located at St. Clair and Bathurst, and construction is imminent.

When finished the project will be a total of 25 storeys. This development was settled at the Ontario Municipal Board, and included a Section 37 agreement of $1,500,000 that will be used for upgrades to the Wychwood Library, as well as local park and public art projects.

A new rental building at 109 Vaughan Rd., just north of St. Clair will bring more rental units into our neighbourhood. A Section 45 contribution of $210,000 was negotiated as part of the approval. This will be used for, among other things, new bike-share stations in the ward.

After more than a decade of legal and planning issues and two years of construction, the first of two towers at 310 and 320 Tweedsmuir is ready for occupancy.

The first units to be occupied will belong to former Tweedsmuir tenants, who we are pleased to welcome back to the neighbourhood!

The project includes about 150 affordable rental units, as part of the settlement order by the OMB in 2000. The site will also include a new public parking garage.

At 925 Eglinton Ave. West (formerly China House), construction is imminent on a 9-storey condominium with ground-floor retail.

With the new LRT line on Eglinton, developers are also looking at opportunities for new buildings along this key avenue.

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Posted: May 12 2014 10:37 pm
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Edition: Toronto