A new condo at 2265 Bloor Street West has been proposed on the south side of Bloor starting at Durie Street (across from Queen’s Pasta) and stretching to the flower shop just before the Bloor Street Meat Market. It calls for an 8 story mixed use building comprised of 83 residential units, of which 19 replacement rental units are included, as well as 1200 square metres of office and retail floor area.
The condos are coming to Bloor West Village. Old buildings, empty lots and parking lots are all candidates. What do you want the future of Bloor West Village to look like? Condos in the 8 – 12 storey range are proposed. Now is the time to start participating, adding your voice to help balance the perspective of the developers and the city planners who together will reshape how Bloor West Village feels over the next decade.
With your help, and with the hard work of our professional team, the SOV steering committee has reached a settlement with North Drive Investments re: 1990 Bloor St. West. This will avoid a showdown at the Ontario Municipal Board and, we hope, set the stage for substantive future input by residents. The settlement includes further modification and a $20,000 contribution to the SOV fund.
Precedents count for a lot. NDI has an almost identical building ready to go closer to the Village core at 2114 Bloor - next to the Grenadier Retirement Centre. NDI has identified a total of 9 sites that are ripe for re-development in the Village. Imagine towers on the No Frills lot, the Turner & Porter site and the Tim Hortons location - all identified softsites in their accompanying study. An exceptionally tall precedent will make it impossible for the City to say no to the others.
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BWVRA Provincial Election Debate: June 4
The Bloor West Villag Residents Association presents the Provincial Election Debates High Park Candidates. Come meet the leading candidates for the June 12th vote. Cheri DiNovo – N.D.P. Incumbent; Nancy Leblanc – Liberal Party; Tim Rudkins – Green Party; (invited) Jamie Ellerton – Ontario PCs. Wednesday June 4th, 7:30 pm, Runnymede United Church, 432 Runnymede Rd.
The developers of 2265 Bloor have decided to appeal their decision to the OMB.
The following is an update from our Councillor, Sarah Doucette:
I have just been informed by the proponents for the proposed 2265-2279 Bloor Street development have taken their proposal to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB). As the proponent has heard from me, and the community as a whole, we do not support this application. The proponent has now decided to exercise their right to go the OMB 120 days after applying, skipping the city process and going straight to the province.
To say I am disappointed is an understatement. I have heard overwhelmingly that residents share my concerns over the size and density of this building, and have expressed unease regarding traffic, retail plans, and the overall feel the building project. If approved this development will greatly alter our village and our community as a whole. By going to the OMB the proponent is not waiting to hear the city planning report, your views, or the ruling of City Council. The decisions are now left in the hands of an unelected board that is made up of members from across the province who may have never step a foot into Bloor West Village.
Moving forward, City Planner Phillip Carvalino will now be writing a Request for Directions report to Community Council to recommend the actions the City should take at the OMB. I will be putting forth a motion to send city legal and planning to the OMB. You can still share your thoughts and concerns with Mr. Carvalino, as well as my office. Council will not be sitting from September to December due to the municipal election. While it is highly unlikely that an OMB hearing will occur during this time, if a pre-hearing does occur the City Solicitor will go to represent the City.
With the OMB now hearing this case, the decision has left City hands and now lies with the Province. Despite this fact I will continue to fight for reasonable development that maintains the character of Bloor West Village.
I will update you as soon as I have more information.
This is a great neighbourhood! Let’s help keep it that way! The development at 2265 Bloor has just been appealed to the OMB. Perhaps now is a good time to ask our candidates how they intend to help grow our neighbourhood while maintaining its unique character!
Hear their views on the issues. Ask your questions.
The BWVRA Annual General Meeting will take place prior to the debate. BWVRA Members, and those wishing to join, are asked to arrive by 7:00 pm for a vote on the slate of candidates for the the Executive and the new President.
Elevator access available via the North parking lot.
The BWVRA exists to provide a forum for local residents to voice and debate issues of importance to the Bloor West Village community. Visit www.bwvra.ca