Developers are seeking the city’s approval to build a number of high-rise buildings in this traditionally mid-rise neighbourhood. The city’s resolution to allow construction of buildings no higher than 45 meters along Wellington between Portland and Spadina is being challenged by some developers at the OMB. Some feel that the pending dissolution of the OMB to make way for a new less developer-friendly board may be the catalyst in the rush to have applications on the table before it happens.
At least 6 proposals for buildings ranging from 55 – 78 metres – well in excess of the allowable 45 meters – are up for review. Some residents and business owners are concerned over how these proposed buildings will impact the neighbourhood and question why the city would consider changing the current height limitations. The proposals paint a new face to this traditionally low/mid rise community, that many feel will cast a negative shadow on the heritage designated buildings in the neighborhood. For more info on what’s proposed, read here