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hi - did anyone see this sign?
here's the application:
Looking forward to this one. The parking lot across the street also has an application in for a live/work development. Eastern Ave much like Gerrard is going to be a lot different in 5yrs. Here's the app for across the street:
Here are the sites:
Sad that we are becoming more loft/condo-ville. Losing some history I think. Not a good think in my books. I am sure it is all about the almighty $$$ in the end.
My husband and I rode by it today and I was surprised to see the sign. I'm not sure the east side needs any more condos. In fact, there's plenty in the west end for everyone who's looking for a condo! The east side should be kept quaint and residential (i.e. where you know your neighbours). That's my 2 cents.
Are they tearing down the factory or building a tower on top of the existing building?
I agree with Jenny and NewToTheHood. Seeing a historic building like that replaced with yet another condo is depressing. If this happened in the Beaches, the response would be well-organized and immediate to stop it. It seems Leslieville hasn't yet organized in such a way to prevent or even scale back these condo projects. I know some people see new units coming on line as a good thing. However, in my opinion, if we keep on this path, we risk losing the feel of a residential community. My two cents (okay maybe three).
At this point we know very little about what the exact plans are. If you look closely at the rendering on the application it looks as though the building will be preserved but all of the details will be explained at the public meeting. I haven't heard of a date yet but I'll definitely be there.
@Jenny I have a hard time understanding your POV re: the East side needing to remain "quaint and residential" Eastern is mostly a massive eye sore as is. It would be nice if nothing ever changed but it's not the reality of a booming City. People want to live in the east side and not all of them can afford a $600K house (which is entry level single family home around here).
@NewToTheHood, what's wrong with making $$$? Weston Bakeries will profit massively from the sale, the developers will profit from the years of hard work they will put into improving the property, the buyers (both investors and end users) will benefit from their purchases, and of course the City will earn more property tax revenue. Not to mention all of the new retail space (over 14,000sqft) will ideally bring more jobs to the area.
@Bill: The Riverdside/Leslieville/Riverdale community is very strong and has spoken out many times about developments. This community stopped the Leslieville Loft development on Broadview, Had the developers modify their plans for the TH development on Boulton to conform to the rest of the street and also was involved in Aragon Developments drastic improvement on their development plan for Showcase on Carlaw. We convinced Councillor Fletcher to take action on derelict developments and she's proposed the "Unfinished Business" bill to give the City more power when a developer fails to complete a project (like the eyesore at Queen and Pape). If the new developers of the Weston site are going to do something ridiculous, believe me, we will fight.
Also eager to attend the community meeting!
I emailed the City Planner to be put on the e-mail list.. looks like it's a snail mail list instead.
Feel free to e-mail Kyle Knoeck at email@example.com to be put on the mailing list.
Community Planning, City Planning Division
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@Ara Mamourian spoken like a true realtor - you care little of the neighborhood - you care only of padding your pockets with buildings not suited to the neighborhood - shame on you. Not enough transit now for the people living here and you think adding more density is a good thing. I want what you are smoking!
I live very close to this location and I think it's a good thing. Agreed, single family homes are ideal - but are quickly becoming out of reach for many people. Most people who live in condos are as interested in community as the rest of us.
Condos and townhomes will bring a much more residential feel to this stretch of Logan/Booth/Eastern - as the Weston bakery (as delicious as it smells) has a very commercial feel - with large trucks parked outside much of the day filling the air with pollution and noise. (and is scary to walk by at night as there is no one around...)
As long as the development is well thought out and takes into account the neighborhood vibe (and hopefully keeps all/most of the original structure) I think it is a positive development for the community.
I will miss watching the loaves of bread winding their way around a conveyor belt when I walk by at night.