Shhh…Community Consultation Meeting November 28 at WCI

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Developer, Weston Asset Management Inc. wants to fundamentally change the nature of Weston’s ‘Main Street’ by erecting two 29-storey condos surrounded by a 12-storey podium. On its own the podium would be called a high rise in most parts of the world – or for that matter more genteel (and better represented) parts of Toronto. The site consists of the old Greenland Farms property and several adjacent others. Residents will use Lawrence and Little Avenues to access the complex.

Nearly two years ago, Weston Asset Management purchased a block of properties comprising numbers 1956, 1966, 1972, 1974, 1980, 1986 Weston Road and the adjacent property on 1 Little Avenue. The biggest of the properties is the old Greenland Farms supermarket that was once home to Loblaws.

The properties as they currently stand. Click to enlarge. Image from Google Maps.
Part of the developer’s plan of the project (Weston Road is at the bottom). Click to enlarge.
The developer’s concept drawing of the finished product. Note the size of the storefronts at the base of the structure. Click to enlarge.

Up until recently, this development would have been in direct contravention of the Official Plan for Weston (not that it ever made any difference) which restricted building heights along Weston Road. Not to worry, Toronto’s Official Plan has been updated to remove all references to Weston and pesky Weston Road building heights. Job done!

Ground floor retail space proposed by the developer. No room for a supermarket. Click to enlarge.

For people hoping that a supermarket would return, there is bad news. The average supermarket occupies about 30,000 – 50,000 square feet. Despite the project’s size (there will be about 43,000 square feet of retail, there is no single retail space bigger than 4,300 square feet on the ground floor. Just over 31,000 square feet of retail is planned for the entire second floor but  supermarkets are traditionally built at ground level.

Toronto requires developers to perform shadow studies as sunlight is a fast disappearing commodity thanks to high rise buildings. The opposite side of Weston Road will predominantly be in shadow as a result of the new development. For some reason, the developer hasn’t included shadows during the six months between September and March (when sunshine is most welcome and needed). Incidentally shadows on March 21 and September 21 are identical so why include both?

There’s news for heritage lovers. While the developer has made plans to keep only the facades of 1974 (Squibbs)-1976 (tax preparer) and 1982 -1984 (Humber Condominiums) -1986 (God Bless Canada Coffee), the two other buildings and the hairdressers at 1 Little Avenue will be demolished entirely.

Artist’s impression of part of the proposed retail strip showing the two heritage facades that will be preserved. Click to enlarge.

Curiously for such an important change to our ‘downtown’, there is no mention of this community consultation on Councillor Nunziata’s newsletter or website. Legally, only residents within 120 metres need to be notified but this is a development that will affect residents far beyond those limits and will influence neighbouring development for decades to come.

One can only assume that the councillor would like this event to be poorly attended and that the developer has been told it’s a done deal. Then again, she may be trying to protect the community from an even bigger impact. After the last meeting, held in August 2017 to gather community input, Weston Asset Management felt encouraged enough to double the size of the project. Sad but true.

This extract from a letter to Planning by the developer’s solicitors may provide a clue to the opposition anticipated and the meeting format best able to deal with it..

“In terms of the parties involved, we would suggest that in addition to the typical notice required under the Planning Act, the additional stakeholders who should be invited to the public consultation meeting should include any known residents’ associations in the immediate area as well as representatives of the local BIA. The form of the meeting which we have found most beneficial to the public gaining a full understanding of the proposal, in addition to allowing City Staff to best assess the veracity of the concerns (my bold and underline), is the type of open house where the various city and applicant consultants can review the various areas of interest with individuals and/or groups in a smaller setting. The current notification requirements, which include both the posting of a notice onsite, as well as the typical mail-out to surrounding property owns(sic) and the specific organizations indicated above, is the best manner in which to reach the public.”

That sounds a bit like like divide and conquer.

Read more about the project here. The developer’s application materials can be found here.

If you cannot attend the meeting, and would like to provide input, Rory McNeil at the City Planner’s Office would like to hear from you:

by email: [email protected]
by Phone: (416) 394-5683
by letter: City, Planner, Etobicoke York District, 2, Civic Centre Court, Floor 3, Toronto ON, M9C 5A3.

Planning Application Consultation:
Date: November 28, 2019
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Weston Collegiate Institute; 100 Pine Street.

49 thoughts on “Shhh…Community Consultation Meeting November 28 at WCI”

  1. Community consultation is a waste of time. Only the people who want to oppose and cry their NIMBY tears show up.

    This will just be another shouting match of people who live in detached homes not wanting any change.

  2. That contiguous space on the second floor IS intended for supermarkets. Most new developments are moving the supermarkets up a level in an effort to leave a more granular streetscape, remove ground floor barriers to an open floor plan like lobbies and loading docks, and rent out space that might otherwise be a little more difficult to lease.

    1. Second floor supermarkets usually have ways for shopping carts to make their way to the ground floor so that people can load up their cars. I didn’t see provision for this in the plans.

    2. Many of us in detached homes think this will be great for the neighbourhood. I don’t understand the opposition and will be vocal about supporting this!

  3. I’m a detached homeowner in Weston and I welcome this kind of development and densification! It can’t come soon enough. More people, more retail, more money, more diversification, less crime. Can’t wait!

  4. I think the people posting on here clearly don’t live in weston and must be working for the developers.
    1) is this owned units or rental?
    2) there isn’t sufficient parking indoors or outdoors
    3) too tall

    1. I will never understand people concerned with the amount of parking. People will take transit which means less cars on the road causing traffic.

    2. 1) It’s a condo
      2) Not everyone owns or needs a car these days. These units are steps to the UP/GO…and in a couple of years quick access to the LRT!
      3) Nope! Welcome to Toronto…

  5. Looks good. Not sure why there is a need to keep the current couple storefronts on the site. Don’t add anything to the project, nor do they look to have any historical impact. Looks to be condominiums, not rental stock. Good, let’s charge as much as we can and hope they are as nice as possible. Bring a large number of people with disposable income into the area. Maybe that’ll precipitate business investment onto the main street and eliminate the ridiculous number of payday loan outfits and hair salons. So much potential for a vibrant strip along Weston Road with the right investment. May be the start of that.

    1. “maybe that’ll precipitate business investment onto the main street” if there isnt any retail space where will people shop?
      if there is no grocery store, no banks, no jewellery stores, clothing stores, bars along Weston Rd, who will visit weston rd….???

      I agree these need to be more expensive owned units as oppose to rentals.
      but there are only 172 parking spots vs 592 units…..there isn’t enough parking inside or outside

      If they think people are going to move in and just take UP Express, they better be careful cause Metrolies may close the Weston station in the future.

      1. I’m not sure what your point is. My comment was suggesting that this may well lead to more investment in businesses on the main street (ie. grocery stores, banks, bars, etc.)

        1. If you lived in Weston you would know all the banks picked up and moved out. BMO, 2 xTD’s, CIBC. Oh there are bars, but I wouldn’t walk in to any of them. The grocery store that was here was sent packing due to the people that you work for by the looks of it. Funny all of these pro comments are from “anonymous” people.

          1. You realize we need more mixed income in Weston. Right now you people who live on the other side of the tracks don’t venture down to Weston and Lawrence to shop. Having people live along the strip will be more likely to shop locally and walk locally and take transit near by. Obviously you are really shortsighted and negative like many long time residents here who are terrified of their own shadow.

          2. But I do live in Weston. I just never bothered to include my name in a post. Well, its Tyler, I live in Weston and I am for new development on what is a tired strip. As I said earlier, here’s hoping these types of projects can breathe new life into Weston. Is the threshold for who can be considered “from Weston” that you need to be against development? What a sad commentary if that is the case.

      2. There is no indication that the Weston station will close. Also guess what I moved to Weston and Lawrence and take transit. Many people do. You should be glad there is less parking for less cars to clog up the roads.

      3. How are you going to sell a $700,000 condo in a nearly ghetto neighborhood? Because it’s close to the GO Station? People want services.(and I don’t mean nail salons and cheque cashing establishments)

        1. There is no chance these will be starting at $700,000. Also services come with demand from residents. They just don’t appear out of thin air. Yes close proximity to transit will influence where people want to live. You must drive everywhere and live in a detached house by the sounds of it.

  6. I recall that it was being flown under the radar before too. I first became aware of something over a year ago for another meeting that we learned of at Shoppers Drug Mart (a notice was on our bulletin board), but again there was no notice in Frances Nunziata’s community updates. Then again, I seem to recall seeing in a report that came out around the time of the ammalgamation of the Megacity (interesting that I don’t hear that term as much these days) was that Weston Road was due for some ‘intensification’ as it didn’t have enough high rises. Likely this was said by someone in Rosedale, or City Hall, or the Bridle Path. No doubt someone will toss in the word Nimby about now, but then again the ones most likely to favour the term are never in danger of having something happen in their back yard. If you think Weston Road traffic is bad now, just imagine what it will be like, initially with all the added construction, and secondly when the project is complete, with all the added residents and their vehicles trying to get in and out of the buildings.

  7. Of course Frances Nunziata would keep this a secret. Just like she did when that monster went up on John St that was originally supposed to be on 18 floors up and was supposed to leave space at the front to house the Weston Farmers Market. She has never been in this area during rush hour obviously. I do not know what she receives if anything from the developer. But isn’t it funny this comes up “after” an election? Why didn’t she mention this during the election. I think there needs to be a public inquiry or investigation into this and some of France’s dealings . Also I think some of the above comments are coming from the developer staff.

    1. No the positive comments are coming from people who want more options for housing in the area. And from people who realize there needs to much more mixes of income on weston road. The people who are always against these types of developments are the people who dont live in the area and dont shop locally and wonder why there is nothing of interest in this area.

  8. The concerns for traffic and construction are ridiculous. Welcome to Toronto. Density is going to expand and has to expand beyond the downtown to create walkable neighborhoods, where people can live and shop locally.

    1. Agree 100%!!

      The comments on this post suggesting that anyone who’s in favour of this development must be working for the condo developer are paranoid and just plain sad.

      More people = more retail & amenities & economic activity & investment = a more vibrant community. I look forward to an invigorated Weston Road… not the sad run down strip it is now.

      1. If one is going to make a post ‘anonymously’, as many of the entries have been done, it might lead some to wonder about the legitimacy about the point of view of the sender, or whether they might have a vested interest in the matter. This was done a number of years ago at a number of Metrolinx and Go Transit meetings during the Air Rail Link discussions. There were at a number of those meetings some ‘ringers’ placed in the crowds, as some people soon realized. The economic benefits of these buildings may or may not help the area. It is not a guaranteed thing. The colossus on John Street doesn’t seem to have resulted in any significant improvement in the local economy. As for the street being run down, that sadly is a fact, partially due to lack of patronage even when we did have shops worth boasting about (one of the reasons that some of them left). From a political standpoint the community has been getting short changed for a few generations of representatives on all levels. Do a bit of history about the change in the state of Weston Road over the last fifty years and you might find that we have not had much help from our elected representatives, and if anything what we did have was removed to areas closer into the city. Hopefully the community will see an improvement, but given that the city listed us on the 13 at risk communities back when David Miller was Mayor, and little to nothing has changed I think many people have good reason to have doubts. As for the additions helping local businesses, it remains to be seen, and as in other areas of the city, if anyone may benefit, there’s a strong likelihood it will not be the same businesses that will be trying to endure the construction impact. For those who don’t think there will be a construction impact, it is likely that they don’t live in the area, or don’t travel down to Weston Road.

  9. Gotta agree with earlier posters,
    “Blog” and “Weston Proud”..

    There does seem to be a lot chatter here (written in a similar style) very much in support of this developer’s gargantuan project. (?)

    Where as with past articles posted here on the Weston Web these kinds of “supportive” sentiments & thoughts were no where to be seen – until now, and just before the meeting coming up at WCI, Nov.28th.

    Hmmmm?
    (Odd that.)

    And, if true that the Councillor has been a wee bit stingy with important information in her weekly newsletter to ward constituents, that stinks, too.

    Gotta go back and check past letters.

    Personally..
    I would love to see a quality change to “Main Street”, Weston.

    Bring it on.

    But, I may be very wrong because at a glance, 2 x 29 story towers built on a massive high rise pedestal does not necessarily equate to “quality” – at least not in my world.

    Bigger is not always better.

    And realistically now, where within this monstrosity will people park their vehicles – the same type that real estate developers, architects, lawyers and politicians drive. Who’s going to buy a home and not consider a parking spot to go with that dwelling – at least, underground, if nothing else?

    Frankly, no matter what public transit serves the nearby community, we still factually live just south of one the busiest intersection in Canada, if not North America – Hwy 401 & Hwy 400.

    Like it or not, people will continue to drive for generations to come and will likely choose one or both of those highways that’ll lead to some other region that you can’t get to easily, on your bicycle.

    People who can afford to purchase a condo unit in one of these towers will quite likely still want or need a car for some of their transportation needs.

    And so, they’ll want or need to park their little Volt, Leaf or Tesla near their home.

    People do not/will not exclusively work or shop in the Weston area for their needs. It’s a choice made daily by many people and not likely to change anytime soon.

    As for architectural aesthetics, these rectangular behemoths really do nothing to inspire. They’re just big box massive with no evident flare.

    Again, a project seemingly only attending to the “quantity” aspect of another much needed housing project in the city – and naturally, collecting lots of property taxes per condo unit sold.

    Hopefully, this meeting will reveal much more about the players – politically, and those who look to take advantage & invest in a once thriving community in need of some oxygen.

    Weston Village really needs some more quality on the main drag.

    Until then, this worrisome issue will remain,
    “Garbage in, garbage out.”

    (p.s

    Say, come to think of it..

    Why are there no high rises on Weston Road south of the train stations, and all along that corridor right into the Mount Dennis community & beyond?

    How did they avoid high rise development over the years?

    No precedents to push that envelope southward?)

  10. Will this bring gentrification or will this be cheap housing for the people of Parkdale to move into once the cost of living becomes too high in that area much closer to the core? Tune in within 10yrs to find out

  11. So again, another shot at “detached home” dwellers..
    ..what’s up with that?!?

    Why shouldn’t someone who’s invested in a “home”, perhaps a “detached home” not want that to be a good, sound investment and look to protect it for as long as they choose to live there?

    It’s only natural, if you are the actual investor of the property, right?

    If you’re not, and merely a real estate speculator hoping to cash in on the rental market because money can be borrowed “cheaply” at the moment, or worse, perhaps a money launderer looking to move huge dirty money into an area that may not always be scrutinized carefully, then maybe you would not really give a “flying fadoo” about the investment because your heart & soul are not invested.

    There’s pride in ownership, or at least there should be.

    Do you think this developer coming into Weston would entertain building in this ‘hood if she were not assured a fantastically good & sound return on her investment?

    Fat chance.

    So now, if you were able to buy a “condo” in this proposed development and then planned to actually call it your “home”, would you not want that investment to be good, sound, save & secure – with enough potential growth one day – to perhaps buy a little “detached home” away from questionable hustle & bustle in your life?

    (Is the answer as obvious the question?)

    Quality is super important in this debate – always should be, no matter your choice of pride.

  12. The shot at detached he dwellers is because they are the ones who constantly want to gate keep who and what moves into the neighborhood. And they constantly look down on those that live in rentals and condos. They also happen to be the majority of people that refuse to realize that building up is the only way to meet the demand for housing(of all kinds).

    By the way I own and live in the hickory tree rd. condos. So I am invested. I also want more options and investment in the neighborhod.

    1. Glad to know that you have a vested interest in the Hickory Tree Road condo project. Clearly then, you know of the pride that comes with home ownership.

      We once owned and enjoyed life in a condo, too when we were young professionals without children. But, after a few years we decided to make the change to a detached home, in Weston in order to give our new family “ground level” roots.

      And, for the most part, it turned out well. Some of the family still residing and raising family here, too.

      So, for you and your investment at Hickory Tree, I hope you have no regrets living adjacent to the beautiful Humber River valley.

      From the images that I’ve seen of those two buildings and amenities, it’s a lovely location and they’re decent sized layouts, too – created by (if I’m not mistaken), the Tridel group – an offshoot company of the DelZotto family’s construction efforts over the years, with a long history in this city.

      Contrast that known company’s story with the Weston Asset Management Inc. group who would build 2 x 29 storeys on the 1956 Weston Road to the corner of Little Ave. site – they have no history or story to tell.

      They have no presence – a fact which has been reported on at this very web site.

      I checked again, moments ago.

      Nada, nothing, zilch.

      They seemingly have no office, no address, no phone numbers, no email contact addresses, no board of directors, no executive, no management team noted, ANYWHERE.

      If it matters, and I think it should if people are to invest in their lofty dreams, we have no idea who heads up this real estate development group. Or if it’s a co-operative, a collective of investors or a consortium.

      Nothing.

      It could be anyone – foreign investors, former Weston Road business property owners who’ve sold off for now or even friends & family of certain public or political officials in our city.

      Who’s to say?

      So, let’s review:

      Tridel – known entity.

      Weston Asset Management Inc. – unknown entity.

      And, so very mysterious except perhaps to the Councillor and City Planning types.

      At least, that’s how this is looking at this point.

      1. They will JV with a developer. Or just see the project through to the end of the entitlements process and exit then when a developer/builder purchases the zoned site. Happens all the time and totally normal. Could be someone like a Tridel. Or another known developer in the city.

        1. So, you’re suggesting that this ambitious project & an unknown number of players “..will JV with a developer.” ???

          JV = is what..
          .. “Joint Venture”?

  13. The plan is for buildings much too tall. Weston Road will be like a tunnel, dark and closed in. I’m guessing the height restrictions in Weston are no longer in existence thanks to John Street rental tower. Sigh!
    There is not sufficient parking for over 500 units.
    Entry/exit from Lawrence & Little Avenue is a joke. Have you ever
    driven along Lawrence & Weston at rush hour?
    I agree, Weston Road needs much improvement, but not at the expense of the residents. Let’s think about this. Let’s not just let it pass because of a wealthy developer and a deluded councillor.

    1. You can’t complain about the rush hour traffic and the exit entry of that streeet and then say there is not enough parking per unit.

      The less parking spaces means LESS cars on the road CAUSING traffic.

      Parking spaces are a luxury at this point and there is going to be less of them in each new development.

      1. The priority is more potential homes for people to live in not more homes for cars!

        More parking spaces means there will be less units. But I think some of you know this and why it’s a typical strategy.

  14. I don’t understand the tone of this article. I got the invitation to the consultation as I’m sure others have also…. This just seems like you don’t live near the development and want to have a say in possible shutting it down.

    1. I thought the tone of the article was quite clear: this development is too large and will fundamentally change Weston. Granted it will look better than the status quo but if that’s our standard we should allow developers to do anything they want – just as they did in the past all along Weston Road. I’m all in favour of good development in Weston. Lord knows it’s sorely needed. Change isn’t always good however. A lot of people once thought the phrase ‘Premier Ford’ had a nice ring to it.
      Citizens are entitled to state their opinion at consultation meetings, however, as someone who believes, ‘…community consultations are a waste of time’, maybe your idea of democracy is a bit different to mine. As for me having a say in ‘possible shutting it down’; I’m flattered. I’m also pleased that you’ve chosen to comment on this article eight times. That’s dedication!

  15. If I may, allow me to share some research or attempts at researching the developer known to us as, Weston Asset Management Inc.

    About them, we know nothing.

    About their architectural team – they are, Graziani +Corazza Architects
    And, they have a fine looking web site with a lengthy list of known clients, most with some history, by the looks of it.

    This was mostly discovered when I came across these sites:

    Condo now.com – with a really bare bones & sketchy note about the project, and nothing about the developer.

    Urban Toronto.ca (Sept.20, 2019) article written by a Jack Landau, telling a bit about the project – with links. But, nothing about the builder/developer. And, one of those links in Landau’s article was to a group calling themselves, the Planning Partnership, located at 1255 Bay Street. (?)

    Blog.databid.com – was another site with project info and a story tell about the first City Planner on this project, Sabrina Salatino who apparently, had concerns about this project. But now, according to Roy’s note above – she’s no longer looking after this case file – a Rory McNeil is attending to this project.

    Wonder why?

    And, last but not least, a web site called, Ontario Construction News.com where their staff writer tells much about this questionable project, including quotes from some of Roy Murray’s past articles – questioning the project organizer’s and city’s motivations for this massive architectural beast to shade much of the area.

    Fun fact:

    Did you know that the newest condo built on the block (right beside the Physiotherapy Building) is at, 2108 Lawrence Ave. West and is only about 12 stories tall. Shorter, by the looks of it than the older Westlaw high rise complex, next door.

    So, there you go.
    Check it out, and maybe you’ll find more.

    Hey, maybe some other investigative scribes would be interested in this questionable project. Perhaps, Kevin Donovan, Robin Doolittle? Could be juicy, if shady enough, right?

    As if Weston needs more drama, of any kind.

    In the meantime, thanks Roy for shining some light around here. Never hurts to light up the darkness.

  16. re: Roy’s above contention that, “.. there was no mention of a community consultation in Councillor Nunziata’s newsletters..”

    I checked, and what do you know..
    ..Roy’s contention is correct.

    And, no mentions to this point – early morning, Nov.22/19

    The only time the Councillor gives the subject a passing glance & comment is in her Sept.13, 2019 newsletter – where she informs readers about the three latest “New Development Applications” on her desk which included the one of concern for #1956 – #1986 Weston Road and #1 Little Ave.

    And frankly, with those three new applications on her desk she expressed more concern about the much smaller 6 storey project on Keele Street.

    Go figure.

    As well, that “New Development Applications” note (Sept.13, 2019) incorrectly tells about the earlier community meeting with this “developer” back in August 2017 – reminding us that it was regarding the entire block of properties, from 1956 Weston Road to Little Ave.

    It was not.

    It was only for #1956 Weston Road – and where the community would hear the ideas for that old Greenland Farms grocery store site only, which incidentally was still in operation at the time of that meeting.

    In that sparsely attended community meeting, the developer’s representatives told about their more modest idea of a “mixed use project” which would include a quality grocery store to go along with residential units located above the store.

    And, that project discussed was definitely no where near 29 stories high.

    The one discussed in Aug.’17 sounded & seemed like a pretty good, reasonable and welcome addition to “Main Street” on the site of the old grocery store which they had purchased.

    Now, apart from the newsletter concern it seems that when you go to the Councillor’s Facebook site (via Roy’s link above) you do get a mention about the next week’s meeting at WCI, and it’s date stamped Nov.20/19 – one full day after she got called out by Roy, or at least it seems so, by the way she posts her note.

    In fairness many of us who inquired in mid-September received notification via Canada Post – which was mailed from City Planning Community Planning (Etobicoke York District), date stamped NOV.12/19.

    So, no problem here.

    But, the puzzling thing since that August 2017 meeting is whether or not the Councillor knew all along that the “developer” was busy purchasing as many properties as possible which now leads us to next week’s meeting – all about a gigantic double phallus on Main Street.

    (Insert joke here.)

    1. Nunziata knew.

      people whose properties were bought told her and some of those that own the properties that were bought have the biggest mouths in weston….not to name any names….but you all know who I am talking about.

  17. re: Roy’s above note (and link) about the, “Official Plan for Weston”.

    What’s replaced it is something called, “Toronto’s Official Plan” which took root in 2002 and eventually tweaked, consolidated & finally, approved earlier this year, on Feb.28, 2019.

    Roy suggested that with this new plan any mentions of Weston, the lengthy Weston Road corridor or Mount Dennis had been eliminated.

    I tried, but couldn’t ignore it any longer. And, what I found was a bit of a Pandora’s box – which in this case there were five chapters of Toronto’s planning notes (179 pages).

    Dazed & confused – you bet.

    However, there may be something meaningful within Chapter 3, where the city’s planning guide addresses, “Tall Buildings”.

    And, in Chapter 5 it speaks about “Height & Density Incentives”.

    This lengthy Planning document’s table of contents page mentions additional chapters – adding to those 179 pages.

    Chapter 6 addresses a “secondary plan” of sorts for 34 different communities in Toronto area – and many of those neighbourhoods are near by and somewhat familiar to us.

    But, no where was there a mention or planning notes for Weston & related area – which given the long history of the village (circa 1790) and current circumstances seems at the very least, odd.

    Did anyone else view this link and make better sense of this municipal baffle gab and how it may pertain to the mammoth proposal?

  18. A reminder..

    .. if you would like a little more background information on this development’s goings on, you might consider reviewing Roy’s two well written reports preceding this upcoming meeting at WCI, this Thursday night @ 7pm.

    Roy provides a link(s) in his opening passage, in the report above.

    The initial link will open to a Jan. 2018 article called, “Playing Monopoly”.

    And, within that report he links you back to Aug. 2017 with a report about the very first “Greenland Farms” meeting regarding the 1956 Weston Road site – where the developer attempts to get a feel for the community’s needs & gently pushes the envelope toward one huge 28 storey building, on a smaller pedestal.

    I just reviewed those 2017 & 2018 notes, and within those reports the height restriction codes for Weston (circa 2004) were interestingly: 8 storeys, for that area of town.

    When I tried to view that 2004 building code link, my search engine could not find it, any longer.

    Vaporized.

    And, I guess replaced by the new & improved, “Toronto’s Official Plan”, submitted Feb.’19.

    (What’s that smell?)

      1. Got it.
        Thanks, Roy.

        BTW..

        .. in today’s Toronto Sun, Sue-Ann Levy writes about something oddly similar in another part of the city – a huge development project proposed for the Scarborough area – that has the local folks there a little unsettled by the way this is being ushered through quickly in their community.

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