Unprecedented development and growth in the SERRA area are continuing with 12 large developments under construction and 6 in the approval or pre-approval stage, of which 3 have been appealed by the developers to the OMB. If all are completed, they will add about 6,500 residential units to the SERRA neighbourhood alone.
Please see our interactive map for development locations, including our picks (in red) for future, but not as yet proposed developments.
These developments tend to set precedent for neighbourhood encroachment; are frequently too tall and much too massive for the small lots under proposal for development, offer little regard for appropriate setbacks and green space, block sky views and create wind tunnels.
One particularly troublesome development application is at 18 Brownlow Ave (now appealed by the developer to the OMB, scheduled for July 31 and into early August, 2017).
PLEASE CLICK DONATION to contribute to the 18 BROWNLOW DEFENSE FUND and help us fight this development.
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 and Hillsdale Aves.) is now lower at 7 storeys with fewer units, less parking and a more street-friendly design, but it is still scheduled for a hearing at the OMB in early March.