SHORELINE TOWERS (2313-2323 Lake Shore Blvd W.) has submitted a Development Application for a 25-storey condominium tower behind their existing 10 storey twin buildings. What do you think?
The Application was submitted June 8th and was received as complete by City Planning. City Planning has 120 days (from June 10th) to hold a public consultation on this application and produce a Final Report for Etobicoke York Community Council. It is likely the application will be rejected by City Planning and the developer will then appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board. If the City does not process the application within the 120 day time-frame, the developer will be able to go to the OMB without a full City review of their proposal and without the public having an opportunity to provide input.
The Mimico community went through years of extensive consultation, which resulted in a Secondary Plan being developed. The MRA supported the secondary plan which was then approved by the City.
Here are some aspects of this particular development that contravene the Secondary Plan:
- the tower is located directly where a lakeside road is proposed in the Plan. If a building is approved in this location, and so close to the existing buildings, there can be no road. The road is key to opening up Lake access points to the public, maintaining sight lines from Lake Shore Blvd. and providing sensible access to well-planned development in the future.
- the tower is 25 storeys, steps from the Mimico Waterfront trail – there were no towers of this height proposed in such close proximity to the Lake in the Secondary Plan because they would crowd and shadow the Waterfront park.
- the tower almost doubles the population on an already dense site – there are 266 units in the 10 storey buildings that are currently on the site. The new tower would add 241 units. There are immediate concerns re: infrastructure esp traffic and transit to support new residents.
- other considerations: wind tunnel effects, reduction of open space, reduction of potential greenspace and open public space provided for in the Plan.
If you would like more information about this development, please click the links below to view Application materials (PDF documents):
- housing-issues-report archaeological-report
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