Here’s a run-down on key development the BWVRA has been involved in.
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.
2442 Bloor Street West
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.
2265-2279 Bloor Street West
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. This project though, is now on hold.
2117 Bloor Street West/19 Harcroft Rd
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.
2115 Bloor Street West
An 8 storey condo had been proposed for 2115 – 2117 Bloor Street West. This stretch of property is on the south side of Bloor at the south-east corner of Harcroft Street.
The BWVRA was involved in this development proposal.
Current status: the project is on hold indefinitely.
2114 Bloor Street West
Developers have applied to build 10 storeys (plus mechanical penthouse) with 110 condo units and 4,500 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. We are following this development closely.
1990 Bloor Street West
The developer, North Drive Investments Inc, built a 11-storey mixed use building, comprised of 108 residential dwelling units, of which 24 replacement rental units were included, as well as 324 square metres of at-grade commercial floor area at 1990 Bloor Street West and 26 Parkview Gardens.
The BWVRA was involved in this development.
- 1990 Bloor Street West and 26 Parkview Gardens – Zoning Amendment Application – Preliminary Report
- 1990 Bloor Street West and 26 Parkview Gardens – Zoning By-law Amendment Application – Request for Direction Report
- 1990 Bloor Street West and 26 Parkview Gardens – Zoning By-law Amendment Application – Supplemental Request for Direction Report
The developer has published a list of studies and reports about this property. The studies include:
- Planning Justification and Urban Design Rationale
- Avenue Segment Study
- Community Service & Facilities Study
- Shadow Study
- Toronto Green Standards Checklist
- Tracffic Impact & Parking Study
Documents of interest
BWV Urban Design Study (PDF, 9Mb)