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Forty-two storeys planned for Madison Avenue

April 14th, 2015 · No Comments

The former headquarters of the Boy Scouts of Canada and, until recently, the Restaurant Association of Canada, is slated for demolition to make way for a major condo development.

The former headquarters of the Boy Scouts of Canada and, until recently, the Restaurant Association of Canada, is slated for demolition to make way for a major condo development.

Photo by Brian Burchell, Gleaner News

Architect's rendering of the proposed 42-storey tower for Bloor and Madison Ave.

Architect’s rendering of the proposed 42-storey tower for Bloor and Madison Ave.

Image courtesy of 316 Bloor West Developments Ltd.

A developer, 316 Bloor West Developments Ltd., has applied for an amendment to zoning by-laws with the hope of raising a 42-storey residential/mixed-use development at Madison Avenue and Bloor Street West. At a total floor area of approximately 24,265 squares metres, the building would include 535 residential units and about 265 square metres of retail space.

The proposed development would replace the existing two-storey building that was formerly home to the Boy Scouts of Canada and, more recently, the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association. If approved, it would drastically change the face of the neighbourhood and dwarf the next tallest building on the block: the 18-storey Tartu College Student Residence. It’s also across the street from the historic three-storey University of Toronto Schools building, and abuts the newly re-christened Paul Martel Park.

This proposal was made public after our development review on pages 6 and 7 was completed.

—Claire Kilpatrick, Gleaner News

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