Committee turns down Elgie House proposal

The Committee of Adjustment’s North York panel rejected a redevelopment proposal for Leaside’s historic Elgie House at a Jan. 8 meeting.

Developer Renaissance Fine Homes has appealed the decision to the Ontario Municipal Board.

The developer had proposed demolishing two wings of the 262 Bessborough Dr. property, moving the remaining building forward and dividing the 105-foot lot into three.

Elgie House was built in 1883. The wings the developer sought to demolish were added in 1971 and 1990.

In November city council approved the house for historical designation, endorsing a report that said its “location and orientation”
were as crucial to the building’s status as its 19th-century design.

Matthew Garnet, Renaissance vice-president of development, said earlier the company would appeal to the OMB if rejected by the committee. Company officials had not responded to requests for comment by press time.

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By: Eric Emin Wood
Posted: Feb 8 2014 2:41 pm
Filed in: NEWS
Edition: Toronto