We’ve all walked past this ugly lot on the corner of Bloor Street West and Harcroft Road on our way to High Park or whilst running errands in the eastern boundary of the village. Good news: it will soon be developed.
Following many years of uncertainty about the future redevelopment of the property, a new mixed-use mid-rise building is proceeding toward final approval with the City.Â This proposal is essentially the same as the building originally negotiated with a community working group in 2015, and itâ€™s gratifying to note that itâ€™s massing and architecture will be consistent with the other recent re-developments east of Glendonwynne Road.Â Also, this condominium will be offering an unusually large number of 2 bedroom and hard-to-find 3 bedroom units for young familyâ€™s and empty-nesters who are looking to stay in the village.
We at the BWVRA were initially approached in 2015 by the original Developer for feedback on its original proposal. At our recommendation, a working group was then organized with concerned residents of Harcroft Road ( in which BWVRA also participated), and we also provided technical support and encouragement to the group, based on our experience with several earlier re-developments along the same section of Bloor Street.
For information on the development, including additional renderings, please click here.