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’.