3180 Yonge Street – Update as of Dec 25, 2021
On Oct 13th the North York Community Council (NYCC) considered a Request for Direction by City Planning for this development. The applicant appealed their application to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) on June 4, 2021 citing Council’s failure to make a decision on the application within the time frame prescribed under the Planning Act.
NYCC approved asking City Council to direct the City Solicitor to attend the OLT to oppose this application along with other directives to the City Solicitor regarding the handling of the application. The item was considered by the City Council on November 9, 2021. SAHRA submitted a supporting Letter. Review the Report for Action for details.
The concluding statement from City Planning states “The proposal has been reviewed against the policies of the PPS (2020), the Growth Plan (2020), the Toronto Official Plan, including the applicable City guidelines intended to implement Official Plan policies. The proposed development is not consistent with the Provincial Policy Statement (2020) and does not conform with A Place to Grow: Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (2020). The current proposal does not conform with the Toronto Official Plan, particularly as it relates to Public Realm, Built Form and Mixed Use Areas policies and development criteria. The proposal does not meet the intent of the Avenues & Mid-Rise Buildings Study and Addendum.”
The Ontario Land Tribunal distributed documents the week of Dec 20, 2021 advising of a 1 day Case Management Conference scheduled for Friday, Jan 21, 2022 at 10:00.
3180 Yonge Street – Community Consultation Meeting Update
A virtual Community Consultation meeting was held on Thursday, May 3, 2021. The applicant proposes to demolish the 12 buildings on-site (retail and apartments) and redevelop the lands with a 12-storey (41 metres high) 12, 457.8 square metre condominium building comprised of 109 residential dwelling units, retail space at grade accessible from Yonge Street and 91 parking spaces contained in a 2-level parking structure.
Approximately 450 people attended the Community Consultation Meeting and 247 residents sent in their concerns to the City and local Councillors. The meeting was lead by Senior City Planner Cathie Ferguson. Jane Ferguson of the Weston Consulting Group and Architect Richard Wengle presented the specifics of the application on behalf of the developer, NYX Capital Corp. Councillors Mike Colle and Jaye Robinson also spoke on aspects of the application and stated their opposition to the re-zoning based on the submission.
In the question period, residents focused on school safety, pedestrian and senior safety, excessive height, traffic concerns and the need to increase density on already overe-burdened infrastructure.
The residents’ input will now be considered by Planning as they continue their review/discussions with the developer for revisions to the application.
3180 Yonge Street – Community Consultation
A virtual Community Consultation meeting has been organized by City Planning to take place on Monday, May 3, 2021 7:00-9:00 pm. Please note Day of Week correction (from Thursday).
The applicant proposes to demolish the 12 buildings on-site (retail and apartments) and redevelop the lands with a 12-storey (41 metres high) 12, 457.8 square metre condominium building comprised of 109 residential dwelling units, retail space at grade accessible from Yonge Street and 91 parking spaces contained in a 2-level parking structure.
Please plan to attend – your attendance is important.
Registration is now open – click HERE and you will go to the City’s engagement website. Click on the first “Register” link under Event Status. A screen will open up for the entry of your personal information. You will receive a confirmation email back about your successful registration.
Read the Bedford Park Residents Organization (BPRO) eNewsletter on their concerns about the development planned for 3180 Yonge Street. You can view it at https://www.bprotoronto.ca/3180-yonge-st/. As a first step for community advocacy they have initiated an email and letter-writing campaign in addition to encouraging all to participate in the virtual meeting on May 3.
A development proposal has been submitted to City Planning for a site on the west side of Yonge Street between Bedford Park Avenue and Woburn Avenue for the entire block with the exception of the TD Bank on the NW corner of Bedford Park. Currently there are 12 2-storey buildings with retail on the first level and a mix of commercial and residential uses on the second level.
A proposal was submitted by NYX Yonge LP on Nov 4, 2020 for a 12-satorey building with a height of 46.1metres. While the proposal is 12 storeys, it will appear taller as it includes very tall ceiling heights and a full mechanical level above floor 12. The building would include 5 retail units on the ground floor, 109 residential units and 91 underground parking spaces. The underground parking exits onto a private easement-encumbered laneway at the rear with access to Bedford Park Ave and Woburn Ave.
Lytton Park Residents’ Organization and SAHRA have submitted letters to the Planner and Councillor Colle outlining concerns with the development. SAHRA has identified concerns with height, neighbourhood transition and step-backs, angular plane from Yonge St, setback, the TD bank problem, parkland and public realm requirements as well as traffic and safety concerns.
Planning is now preparing a Preliminary Report to receive approval to schedule a Community Consultation meeting but we wanted our Councillor and Planning to be aware of our concerns for the development as proposed.
The site is within the Bedford Park Residents Organization boundaries but the development will also impact the lives of the residents to the west and south of the area. Yonge Street is significant within all of our neighbourhoods as a ‘Main Street’.