Queen Street East Development Portal

875 & 887 Queen Street East – Ward 30

Application File No. 15 118223 STE 30 OZ and 15 118236 STE 30 SA 

The City has received a development proposal to permit the construction of a 7-storey mixed-used building with a total of 118 residential condominium units, and 1,567 m2 of commercial area along Queen Street East. There is a partial 8th storey in the form of a turret/architectural corner element at the northeast corner of the building. The existing shelter use will be retained and incorporated into the development in a 3-storey component at the southwest corner of the site. Access for the residential units will be from Logan Avenue, while access for the shelter will be from Booth Avenue. Retail units at-grade, along Queen Street East, will maintain pedestrian access from Queen Street East with loading and parking access from Logan Avenue. There will be a 3 level below-grade parking garage with 232 parking spaces including 77 spaces in a commercial (pay) parking area.

The development proposal includes the retention of the Red Door Shelter at this location. The retention of the shelter is an important public benefit for the City of Toronto to be achieved and secured through any redevelopment of the site. The shelter, as a community facility, is also encouraged by the Official Plan for this area and will therefore be a significant factor in the City's review of the development proposal. There are currently no properties on the development site on the City's heritage register. The report regarding heritage designation of the Woodgreen Church and Friendship House will be reviewed as part of the development application.

Revised Proposal Submitted on December 22, 2015:

875 Queen Lofts Inc. proposes to demolish the existing buildings at 875 and 887 Queen Street East (Woodgreen Church - St. Matthew's Cathedral and the Woodgreen Discount Drugs building, respectively), and to develop the site with a 7-storey mixed-used building with a total of 122 residential condominium units and 1,568.39 square metres of commercial area along Queen Street East.  The development will be 23.2 metres high, including the mechanical penthouse.  The Red Door Shelter (crisis care shelter use) exists on the site; it will be retained and incorporated into the development in a 3-storey component at the southwest corner of the site.  Further, the façade of the Woodgreen Discount Drugs building at 887 Queen Street East will be reconstructed using the original building material and included as a component of the development in its original location at the northeast corner of the site. Access for the residential units will be from Logan Avenue, while access for the shelter will be from Booth Avenue. Retail units at-grade, along Queen Street East, will maintain pedestrian access from Queen Street East with loading and parking access from Logan Avenue. There will be a 3 level below grade parking garage with 227 parking spaces including 77 spaces in a commercial (pay) parking area.

Community Council/City Council Consideration

This item was considered by Toronto and East York Community Council on January 19, 2016 and was adopted with amendments. It was considered by City Council on February 3, 2016. City Council adopted this item on February 3, 2016 with amendments.

More information can be found at the following links:

 

Ontario Municipal Board

This application was appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board by a third party on March 4,2016. See the OMB website for more details.

 

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Call 416-392-7574 Email  dwoolfs@toronto.ca
Daniel Woolfson, Planner

 

Plans

Original Submission
Plan of Survey
Architectural Plans
Landscape Plan

Revised Proposal submitted December 22, 2015
Plan of Survey
Architectural Plans
Landscape Plan 

Consultant Reports/Studies

Original Submission
Planning Rationale
Arborist Report
Toronto Green Standards Checklist
Transportation Impact and Parking Study
Functional Servicing and Conceptual Stormwater Management Report
Geotechnical Report
Stage 1 Archaeological Resource Assessment

Revised Proposal submitted December 22, 2015
Planning Rationale with Response Letter
Arborist Report
Toronto Green Standards Checklist
Transportation Impact and Parking Study with Response Letter
Functional Servicing and Conceptual Stormwater Management Report
Geotechnical Report
Stage 1 Archaeological Resource Assessment
Heritage Impact Assessment for 875 Queen Street East
Heritage Impact Assessment for 887 Queen Street East

Contact

Daniel Woolfson
Planner, Community Planning
City Hall, 18th Floor, East Tower
100 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5H 2N2
Tel: 416-392-7574
Fax: 416-392-1330
E-mail: dwoolfs@toronto.ca

You can also contact your Ward Councillor:

Councillor Paula Fletcher
Ward 30 – Toronto-Danforth
Tel: 416-392-4060
Email: councillor_fletcher@toronto.ca

 

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