Eleven townhouses may come to Weston Road and Victoria Ave

The parking lot and building around 1681 Weston Road may be demolished to make room for a development of eleven townhouses. The plan, which would build between 1677 and 1681 Weston Road, would put seven townhouses fronting onto Weston Road, and four more behind on a laneway.

The land recently sold for about a million dollars, and currently holds a used-car dealership. The plans are for quite tall and narrow four-storey buildings, the design of which hardly delights your humble correspondent. Still, used-car dealerships are hardly the stuff a thriving community is made of.

City staff are considering the plan now.

Author: Adam Norman

I am raising my two children in Weston.

1 thought on “Eleven townhouses may come to Weston Road and Victoria Ave”

  1. Having gone to the first community meeting a few weeks ago, I was pleasantly surprised by the plans for this corner. While it’s not perfect and I would have preferred one less unit along the Weston side so they could be wider or allow for more visitor parking, I was happy with what I saw. The architects presented their preliminary plans to the few gathered (only a handful of the residents showed) along with the Councillor and some City staff, answered any questions raised and answered them well. They were interested in listening, in my opinion, and not being antagonistic in their stance. They had very good things to say about Weston, the heritage and history and were highlighting that once our new GO Station and even the ARL go in, this community will be seen as desirable by young, urban professionals — that is to say, these will not be rental units allowing multiple tenancies to occur. So in all, I left feeling like it could be a good development in the end and hopefully, built well and not like some of the other units that we have seen with cheap brick and stucco — they said the builder hates stucco and will not use it in his developments. Of course, the proof will be in the pudding and hopefully they weren’t feeding us bull-cookies.

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