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DEVELOPINGS: Annex area developments loom (Jan. 2020)

January 31st, 2020 · 1 Comment

Emerging from the dust will be much greater density

The Annex is by no means exempt from the building boom that sees the City of Toronto with more cranes in the sky than any other North American municipality.

The Gleaner is distributed to homes from College Street in the south, Dupont to the north, Avenue Road to the east and Christie Street to the west, and includes thirteen development sites all within our catchment.

These developments are at various stages along the stream from pie-inthe- sky to near completion. Many have shovels in the ground. What’s clear is that there is no consensus within the development industry whether it is wise to consult with the local community ahead of an application or skip the talking and get right to it by aiming high and planing to fight it out to try and get as much density as possible.

Notably, Westbank, the Honest Ed’s redevelopment of Mirvish Village, took the pre-application community consultation to a whole new level creating a win-win situation for developer and local stake-holders alike.

There is a mix of condominium, rental, and institution uses planned. In the next two to five years the population of the Annex will increase considerably.

See the image below for more on what to expect. Click on the image to enlarge.

—Development descriptions by Khyrsten Mieras. Photos by Brian Burchell

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