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.
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.
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.