A rezoning application has been submitted to replace the townhouses located at 51-65 Quebec Avenue and 52-66 High Park Avenue with two 31-storey residential buildings — towering at 100 metres (10 times the height allowed by the current Site Specific By-law 22621). The proposed development raises the following concerns:
The height and design of the buildings do not fit with the character of the High Park North neighbourhood
The intensification would overwhelm the City infrastructure (stormwater, sanitary, water), area schools, libraries, recreation facilities, and shared spaces
The proposal is a clear example of overdevelopment
Public transit would be overburdened by the substantial increase in ridership; especially at peak hours
Influx of vehicles would saturate street traffic and increase demand for street-parking
Residents would experience loss of sunlight (from increased shadows), loss of views, loss of greenspace, and overall decrease in quality of life
Development of this magnitude and nature is inappropriate and we need your help to stop this proposal.
All of the documents and supporting materials for the application may be downloaded or viewed at either of:
Grenadier Square Redevelopment download page
The development is being proposed by High Park Bayview Inc. which represents several investors including Great West Life Realty Advisors, also the owner of the Minto High Park Village apartments.
The planning consultant hired by the developer is Bousfields Inc. and the lead planner is Tony Volpentesta.