This site is located on the west side of Yonge Street and includes all properties between Bedford Park Avenue and Woburn Avenue with the exception of the TD Bank on the northwest corner of Bedford Park Avenue. The site is currently occupied by 12, 2-storey buildings with independent retail on the first level and a mix of commercial and residential uses on the second level.
LPRO has submitted a letter to the Planner and City Councillor, expressing concern with the proposed development. The proposal would be much taller than any buildings north of Lawrence and exceeds the height permitted by the Mid-Rise Guidelines by 70%. The rear of the building does not appropriately scale down towards the adjacent neighbourhood and it is too close to the rear/west lot line shared with Blessed Sacrament Catholic School. The building would result in a 12-storey wall with balconies looking west down into backyards on Woburn Avenue. The proposal will result in substantial shadow impacts on the neighbourhood. The upper storeys do not adequately terrace back from Yonge Street, giving the impression of a large slab. We believe this proposal suffers from many of the same issues as the development LPRO is currently opposing at 2908 Yonge Street and would create a negative precedent for the Yonge Street corridor. For these reasons, LPRO does not support the development in its current form.
LPRO will be working with the local resident group for the subject site, the Bedford Park Residents’ Organization and will be reaching out to other resident associations in the Yonge-Lawrence Area to oppose the current proposal and request changes.
A proposal was submitted by NYX Yonge LP on November 4, 2020 to construct a 12 storey building. The building would include 5 retail units on the ground floor and 109 residential units on floors 2-12. The building would be 46.1m in height. 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 proposed building would include 91 underground parking spaces exiting onto a private easement encumbered laneway at the rear with access to Bedford Park Avenue and Woburn Avenue.