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NEWS: Boutique condos planned for Davenport (July 2020)

August 7th, 2020 · Comments Off on NEWS: Boutique condos planned for Davenport (July 2020)

Latest submission taller than earlier versions

By Tanya Ielyseieva

BBB Architects have come back to the community with a new plan for 350 Davenport Rd., near Dupont.  Originally submitted in 2015 at 7 storeys (24.2 meters) this project has had multiple re-submissions. The most recent, made in April 2020, is for a mid-rise, mixed-use building with luxury boutique condos at 8 storeys (30 meters). 

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CHATTER: New shelter strategy employed on Davenport (Winter 2019)

March 14th, 2019 · Comments Off on CHATTER: New shelter strategy employed on Davenport (Winter 2019)

Having recently completed renovations, the Davenport Road Women’s Shelter is now permanently residing at 348 Davenport Road, near Dupont Street. The shelter is owned by the City of Toronto and run by YWCA Toronto. It provides transitionary housing for 56 homeless women, transgender or gender non-binary-identifying persons.

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FOCUS: Davenport development goes to mediation (Spring 2018)

May 1st, 2018 · Comments Off on FOCUS: Davenport development goes to mediation (Spring 2018)

Councillor aiming for negotiated settlement

By Geremy Bordonaro

The Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) has completed its pre-hearing process for 321 Davenport Rd., where Alterra Developments has applied to build an eight-storey glass building including 16 penthouse condominiums and a two-level parking garage on the site. The development would require a by-law amendment, as the application as it stands now exceeds restrictions on height and density for the area.

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NEWS (APRIL 2017): Reclaiming the Anishinaabe past

April 10th, 2017 · Comments Off on NEWS (APRIL 2017): Reclaiming the Anishinaabe past

Street-naming project highlights a 15,000-year history

By Clarrie Feinstein

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NEWS (JANUARY 2017): Laneway living

January 23rd, 2017 · Comments Off on NEWS (JANUARY 2017): Laneway living

Should infill take precedence over upward building?

By Brian Burchell

With affordable housing at a premium in Toronto, two councillors are proposing to open up the city’s 2,400 laneways to infill development.

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EDITORIAL (DECEMBER 2016): Grappling with growth

December 20th, 2016 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL (DECEMBER 2016): Grappling with growth

Toronto is growing. The downtown population residing south of the Canadian Pacific Rail tracks at Dupont south to the lake and from Bathurst in the west to the Don Valley Parkway to the east is presently 250,000 and by 2041 is expected to be 475,000. New condo towers that dominate the skyline south of Queen Street are just the beginning. Like a tsunami, the wave of residential development needed to accommodate this population growth will migrate quickly north to the Annex.

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A bird’s eye view: A look at the west downtown ridings

April 29th, 2011 · Comments Off on A bird’s eye view: A look at the west downtown ridings

To further help with your decision to vote today, the Gleaner has compiled an interactive map with information about the ridings that we cover: Trinity-Spadina, Parkdale-High Park, Davenport, and St. Paul’s.

To see complete coverage of the candidates for Trinity-Spadina and Parkdale-High Park, click here and here.

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Election results for your ward

October 26th, 2010 · Comments Off on Election results for your ward

In Ward 20, Adam Vaughan easily won re-election with 74 per cent of the vote. Mike Yen, whose platform was very similar to Mayor-elect Rob Ford, and whose message of “Stop the War on Fun” resonated with local fraternities and bars, including the Brunswick House, came in a distant second with 3,601 votes. Dean Maher, Roman Polochansky and Ken Osadchuck picked up 6, 2, and 1 per cent of the vote, respectively.

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