After the sale of 175 Wynford Drive last year, the new owners began working on a proposal which includes demolishing the Don Valley Hotel and building 4 high-rise towers (54, 45, 47 and 49 storeys) connected by two 8-storey podiums.
Denzil has been very clear that he cannot support this development proposal. Not only has the Wynford-Concorde community experienced significant development pressures recently but they have also been facing increasing traffic congestion and lack of community infrastructure. After holding multiple virtual consultations and a Public Meeting over the past few months, the Developer for 175 Wynford Drive has submitted a new Application, replacing their plan to build 4 towers, ranging from 45-54 storeys in height with one to build 3 towers ranging 55-65 storeys in height.
Other significant changes from the previous application include:
- Gross floor area has decreased from 199,696 sq. m to 181,332 sq. m resulting in reducing density from 11.9FSI to 7.79 FSI
- Number of residential units has decreased from 2,750 to 2,500
- Retail space has increased from 545 sq. m to 1791 sq. m
- Parking spaces have decreased from 1,558 to 1,003
- Amenity space has decreased from 11,000 sq. m to 7,502 sq. m
We had recently formed a residents’ working group to meet with City Planning staff and the developer’s team to discuss residents’ concerns with the Application, giving the developer the opportunity to make changes in line with the neighbourhood’s priorities. This process will now proceed with the revised Application.
Denzil knows many, if not most, residents will be highly opposed to this new plan. Denzil will keep you up to date on opportunities to participate in community meetings and encourage you to write to our office as well as the Planning Department (email@example.com) to express your concerns and opinions.
Please don’t hesitate to contact our office at any time.