The people at Urban Toronto, operate a website dedicated to ‘condos, architecture, urban development and real estate’. They are in general, cheerleaders for the construction industry and have published an article detailing some of the latest construction milestones at the Weston Common site at 22 John Street opening early next year. While U.T. has glossed over some details of the project, of interest is the way that the existing above-ground parking garage on King Street will be connecting to the new building (the parkade was originally intended to largely serve the retail complex that never got off the ground).
What will the sudden influx of 396 new households do to Weston’s traffic, retail strip and culture? It won’t be long before we have the long anticipated answer.
Incidentally, October 27th is the last day of the 2018 Weston Farmers Market season and the last using the UP Express parking location. Next May, the market will return to John Street behind the new building.
The new 30-storey rental apartments being built by Rockport are at the pre-registration stage and Rockport and their property management company, Rhapsody Living are looking for people to express an interest. The building at 22 John Street will open next year and units are being advertised as ‘West22 Resort-Style Rentals’. On the Rhapsody site, some of the building amenities are revealed, including features such as, keyless entry, central air, in-suite laundry and in the common areas, a pet wash station, toddler playroom and a coffee shop. This should allay some residents’ fears that the building will be ‘low end’. Prices have not been made public but available suites range from bachelors to two-bedrooms.
Read more at the Rockport site here and the Rhapsody Site here.
The Etobicoke-York Community Council brought the Weston Hub and 30-storey tower one step closer to construction. The council ordered a community consultation at an as-yet unspecified location and time. At this meeting, residents will be asked for a reaction to the proposed:
30-31 storey, 370-unit rental apartment building
12,000 square-feet of community open space for the Farmers’ Market
8000 square-foot Creative Cultural Hub and 26 affordable artist units
40,000 square-feet (not a typo) of self-storage space in the ground floor of 33 King Street
The meeting, hosted by Councillor Frances Nunziata will be held on Wednesday, October 7 at Weston Collegiate Institute (100 Pine Street) beginning at 7:00 pm.*
Artscape will also be hosting a meeting to “discuss and develop ideas for the potential role of Weston’s new Community Cultural Hub”. That meeting will be October 15.
*Article amended to insert the date, time and location of the October 7 meeting.