|A huge new development by The Times Group is planned for 1951 Yonge Street (NE corner Yonge-Davisville) next to the Davisville School.
ARE WE SEEING A REPEAT OF THE DEVELOPMENT ISSUES FACED BY THE PARENTS OF THE JOHN FISHER SCHOOL, where a 35-storey tower is planned right next to a school?
An L-shaped development is in the works at the NE corner of Davisville Ave. and Yonge St. surrounding the historic J. Davis house (currently a Starbucks). It is to be located immediately adjacent to the planned Davisville School and Community Hub.
The development will consist of two towers, situated on a nine-storey mid-rise building. The structure at the southerly edge, facing Davisville, will top out at 34 storeys and at the northerly edge, facing Millwood, 25 storeys. With minimal setbacks from the surrounding streets and from the school property, the development will tower over the adjacent neighbourhood.
The development appears to be approximately three times as tall as what is permitted under current City planning regulations and what has been recently approved for the adjacent development sites.
The development was submitted to the City planning department late March, despite the fact that previous discussions with City planning, Councillor Josh Matlow and a SERRA-led neighbourhood group, made it crystal clear that the development could not proceed as planned and was inappropriate for the area.
Is this another outsized development headed for a big fight at the Ontario Municipal Board?
Stay tuned for updates.