Proposed 50-storey Jarvis Street condo would cast a shadow over Allan Gardens—and its historic conservatory
An anti-development fight is in its early stages over a property near Allan Gardens, where a proposed 50-storey condo could cast a shadow—literally—over the park. According to the Toronto Star, city planning staff object to Duration Investments’ plans for a 590-unit condominium on Jarvis south of Carlton Street, because it would block sunlight from the park’s 16,000 square feet of greenhouses and centuries-old trees. For the 156.6-metre building to move ahead, developers would have to convince the city to bend zoning rules capping building height at 12 metres. However, they likely won’t have the support of area councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, who called the proposal “far too aggressive for that site.” We suggest Duration sidestep the debate and build a ridiculously cool and futuristic building that casts no shadow at all instead. Just sayin’. Read the entire story [Toronto Star] »
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am back after many years away and not amused by the obvious disrepair and neglect in central toronto. i thought canada was stocked with clever people not clodhoppers. the lack of greenspace and ‘nice moments’ is chronic – even in busy euro cities they are clawing back space for parks because cities need them or they decline. would someone list all the counsellors names and contact details who pass these shambolic plans so the people who pay for them can have a say on a weekly basis. i am pretty sure that most councillors would think twice upon meeting disgruntled taxpayers everyday, unless of course there is a financial sweetener …
All for the love of money eh Toronto. $ell Out City.
Allen Gardens doesn’t even charge visitors! What kind of city has services that don’t turn a profit!? I must inform the Nagus.
BG011 could not agree more!!!
So long as it cleans up the neighbourhood I’m all for this!.. http://www.cloudrealestate.ca – Toronto’s best Flat Fee MLS listing company.
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