Local development

We have a great neighbourhood — and we’re glad to welcome more people to it. Because the success of our wonderful retail strip on Bloor depends heavily on local business, we support development that adds residents to the area in a way that maintains the character of the Village. We regularly provide information to our residents so they can have a say in the development processes in and near our catchment area. Here are some of the major local development proposals underway.

1844 Bloor (north side at Oakmount — Daniels Development)

This site across from High Park is under construction. Daniels has received approval for a 14 storey building with 378 units. See the developer’s website. See http://highparkra.org/blooroakmount.htm for more details.

1990 Bloor (north side at Parkview Gdns — North Drive Developments)

A settlement was reached between the city, the developer, and the BWVRA in early spring 2014.

2114 Bloor (north side at Kennedy Pk. Rd. — North Drive Developments)

Developers have applied to build 10 storeys (plus mechanical penthouse) with 110 condo units and 4500 square feet of retail space. This exceed zoning nad guideline for mid-rise buildings. The City Planning department is studying it and seeking public reaction. The plans can be viewed here. The developer’s segment study is also available. The same developer is proposed construction at 1990 Bloor West. Save Our Village is following this development closely.

2117 Bloor/19 Harcroft Rd (south side near Wheels bicycle shop)

A developer is working on a proposal for the property at the corner of 2117 Bloor St. W. and 19 Harcroft Rd. The developer held a well attended public meeting at Swansea Town Hall on August 20th and is continuing to meet with a Working Group made up of members from the community along with representatives from the Bloor West and Swansea residents associations.

2265-2279 Bloor (south side at Durie St.)

Developers are proposing an eight storey mixed-use building with 83 residential units at this site, which includes the land from 2265 Bloor to 2279 Bloor, plus 116 and 240 Durie Street. See the summary on the Save Our Village site for details.

2442 Bloor (north side, west of Jane — site of Humber Odeon Cimema)

There is an approved 10 storey condo development for this site. But the owner has not proceeded and the onsite cinema has opened and closed a number of times. The owner has assembled the remainder of the buildings on the block but has yet to submit a re-development proposal to the City.

2490-2500 Bloor (north side at Old Mill — Tridel)

Construction on the two condo buildings is underway. You can see plans for this development here: http://www.tridel.com/oldmill/. Construction has also changed the traffic signals at Riverview Gardens at the South Kingsway traffic light. This development is being followed closely by the Old Mill Community Association.

Documents of interest

BWV Urban Design Study (PDF, 9Mb)

City of Toronto Midrise Buildings guidelines

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