Here’s a run-down on some development in and near our area.

Bloor Street Avenue Study

The Avenue Study is a first step toward better planning policies and zoning bylaws for Bloor Street from Keele to the Humber River. Changed policies and bylaws will determine the future size, design and character of new developments along Bloor. The current policies have proven to be very damaging when tested at the OMB, where developers have been winning the majority of the contested decisions.

Details of the Avenue Study can be found here on the City of Toronto web site.

Our residents’ association has two members on the local advisory committee with the City and the consultants to ensure residents’ concerns are incorporated into this study. The Avenue Study is targeted to be completed by the fall of this year.

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.

Documents of interest

BWV Urban Design Study (PDF, 9Mb)

City of Toronto Midrise Buildings guidelines