Proposed Development at 18 Brownlow

One particularly troublesome development application is at 18 Brownlow Ave (now appealed by the developer to the OMB, scheduled for early Aug, 2017).

The developer has proposed 2 massive towers of 20 and 25 storeys on a complete city block fronting Soudan (between Redpath and Brownlow Avenues), but on a very shallow property of (mostly) only 100’ deep … 463 units will replace the current 16 residences.

We need your help to fight this development!

18 Brownlow with its 25 storey tower at a height of ~ 290 feet (87 metres) will dwarf the adjacent 2 storey homes.  All of the immediate neighbourhood, including the condo tower/townhouses to the north is opposed, and with SERRA coordination has registered at the OMB in opposition to this development. Our councillor Josh Matlow and the City are also strongly opposing this development. Effective opposition at the OMB involves hiring a municipal lawyer and urban planner at a significant cost. SERRA has been actively working to raise $25,000 and any financial support you can provide will be much appreciated.

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Activity is also occurring at the Davisville and Yonge intersection with the imminent construction of the Davis House condominium on Yonge between Belsize and Millwood and discussions for a development at the NE corner of Davisville and Yonge (old LCBO site) next to the Davisville School. In the Davisville Apartment Neighbourhood there is a proposal for a 38 storey tower at the current site of the Sobeys’ store on Balliol.

Lastly, after lengthy negotiations with the developer the originally proposed 9+ storey development on Bayview Ave (between Soudan Ave and Hillsdale Ave) is now lower at 7 storeys with fewer units, less parking and a much more pleasing design, but still will be at the OMB in early March.

Public Consultation Meeting – 18 Brownlow (January 17, 2018)

January 19, 2018 Update: Thanks to everyone who came out to the public consultation meeting. Read the South Bayview Bulldog article by clicking here. Note: This revised application is for 174-188 Soudan Ave and 71-73 Redpath Ave. _______________ 18 BROWNLOW DEVELOPMENT PUBLIC MEETING We need your voice. Your opinion counts! There’s a new proposal – ONE HUGE TOWER OF 24 STOREYS! City planning wants COMMUNITY input Date: Wednesday January 17, 2018, Time: 6:30 PM, Location: BEST WESTERN HOTEL, (808 … Read more

18 Brownlow – Making progress but the fight continues ….

November 2017 Update with pictures included at the end of the update below: It’s hard to believe, but this development has been at the OMB for more than TWO years now and we aren’t even at a stage yet of a full Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) hearing, where both sides put forth their arguments about “good development” (now scheduled for May, 2018). Instead it has been about procedural issues of the developer NOT complying with city planning … Read more

SERRA’s No To Brownlow Yardsale on CBC News

Toronto neighbourhood group needs $65K to fight against developers …so it’s holding a yard sale South Eglinton Ratepayers’ and Residents’ Association needs at least $65K to go to OMB A neighbourhood group in north Toronto is organizing a yard sale on Saturday hoping to raise the tens of thousands of dollars it needs to help pay for its three-year fight against a proposed condo development in the area. The South Eglinton Ratepayers’ and Residents’ Association … Read more

More than 75 people turn out for June 6, 2017 NoToBrownlow Town Hall Meeting

More than 75 residents attended the NoTo Brownlow Town Hall Meeting at the Church of the Transfiguration on Tuesday June 6, 2017. Councillor Josh Matlow, SERRA president Andy Gort, SERRA Vice President Jane Auster, and NoToBrownlow “hood hawks” leader Barry Marshall provided an update on the development application at 18 Brownlow Ave / 200 Soudan Ave. The NoToBrownlow group shared information about how residents can stay informed: visit, Like their Facebook Page or follow @NoToBrownlow on Twitter. We would like … Read more