The Proposal

A rezoning application has been submitted to replace the townhouses located at 51-65 Quebec Avenue and 52-66 High Park Avenue with two 26-storey (revised from 31-storey) residential buildings -- towering at 84 metres (9 times the height allowed by the current Site Specific By-law 22621). The proposed development raises the following concerns:
  • The height and design of the buildings do not fit with the character of the High Park North neighbourhood
  • The intensification would overwhelm the City infrastructure (stormwater, sanitary, water), area schools, libraries, recreation facilities, and shared spaces
  • The proposal is a clear example of overdevelopment
  • Public transit would be overburdened by the substantial increase in ridership; especially at peak hours
  • Influx of vehicles would saturate street traffic and increase demand for street-parking
  • Residents would experience loss of sunlight (from increased shadows), loss of views, loss of greenspace, and overall decrease in quality of life
  • Development of this magnitude and nature is inappropriate and we need your help to stop this proposal.

Proposal Documents

All of the documents and supporting materials for the application may be downloaded or viewed at either of:

The Developer

The development is being proposed by High Park Bayview Inc. which represents several investors including Great West Life Realty Advisors, also the owner of the Minto High Park Village apartments.

The planning consultant hired by the developer is Bousfields Inc. and the lead planner is Tony Volpentesta.

CLICK HERE for Proposal Timeline and History