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DEVELOPINGS: Annual review reflects tension between community activism and OMB

March 9th, 2016 · Comments Off on DEVELOPINGS: Annual review reflects tension between community activism and OMB

Our third survey of development projects in our coverage area highlights projects that interest us, trends that appall us, and elements that enthrall us. We favour innovative projects that connect with a neighbourhood’s built form, reflect community consultation, and meet the objectives of the City of Toronto’s Official Plan. We take a dim view of developers that do an end run around the process and appeal directly to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB), which demonstrates little respect for the city’s urban planning guidelines. And, we — once again — make an argument for razing the OMB. Please click on the image below to enlarge.

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City rejects retail development for Bathurst Street

August 10th, 2012 · Comments Off on City rejects retail development for Bathurst Street

RioCan likely to appeal at Ontario Municipal Board

By Richard Frankel

Business Improvement Area (BIA) and residents’ association representatives, along with some vocal residents, exclaimed their relief with vigorous applause at City Hall on May 30.

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Kromer Radio closes after 55 successful years

August 10th, 2012 · Comments Off on Kromer Radio closes after 55 successful years

Projected new plaza redevelopment may change the iconic storefront at 420 Bathurst

Closing signs cover neighbourhood mainstay Kromer Radio. Credit: Richard Frankel/Gleaner News

By Richard Frankel

Another historic Toronto business is closing after more than five decades of operation.

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Tags: Annex · News