Update July, 2017
Efforts were made to convince City Council to Refuse the NYCC approval at the July 7-7, 2017 Council meeting but Approval was granted.
On July 7, 2017 Official Plan Amendment No. 356 was adopted and Zoning By-law Nos. 825-2017 and 826-2017 were passed.
The Eglinton Park Residents’ Association (EPRA) submitted an appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board but the developer challenged this appeal and it was deemed to be a ‘frivolous’ appeal and was therefore denied by the OMB.
Update May, 2017 (24 storey building in a Mid-Rise building area)
A Community Meeting was held on May 11, 2016 to review the proposal from Madison to build a 24-storey tower at the corner of Eglinton and Henning. The height goes well beyond the City zoning allocation for a midrise building. Based on the width of Eglinton Avenue, the maximum number of floors permitted is 7. The community made their opposition to this proposal very clear. Councillor Carmichael Greb stated in her recent Newsletter that she supports the position of the community and she looks forward to seeing the City Planning report for the revised application.
The developer has now purchased residential properties at 17 and 19 Henning Avenue.
The Final Report submitted for NYCC review on May 2, 2017 by the Planning Department recommended that the Official Plan and Zoning Amendment Applications for 90 Eglinton Ave West as well as 17 and 19 Henning Avenue be APPROVED. The basis for this position was the absence of Mid-Rise height regulations at the time of the original application.
A Section 37 assessment of $1,000,000 was made. The funds are to be used by the City for improvements to Eglinton Park and off-site parkland deduction is to be made at 61 Montgomery Avenue.
Planning’s Preliminary Report:
90 Eglinton W. Preliminary Report 2016
SAHRA’s letter of May 9, 2016:
SAHRA 90 Eglinton Avenue West letter