MP Ahmed Hussen annnounced that the federal government would be
giving a “$35 million low-cost loan to help construct 126 new rental units as part of a 15-storey development located at 2346 Weston Road”
The affordable apartment building has been promised since at least
2018 on a long-vacant property. The plan hasn’t always been well loved.
Hussen announced the loan with a who’s-who of politicians, including Councillor Nunziata and John Tory.
The Etobicoke York Community Council voted to approve a 15-storey affordable
rental tower for on seniors on the long-vacant property at 2346 and 2352 Weston Road. From Google Maps From the application
The proposed tower will contain
42 bachelor units 70 one bedroom units 15 two bedroom units
The proposed units would be targeted to older adults and seniors, aged 59 and over.
The EYCC had previously opposed the building because of “built form, density, height, massing, site layout, shadow impact, proximity to the Humber River valley, access, parking and loading”.
In response, the applicant revised the plan with more setbacks, more open space, better wind design, fewer units, and a more amenity space, among other adjustments.
The development will be funded in part through the city’s
The plan will now go to City Council.