Lower Yonge Precinct

1-7 Yonge Street

June 2016 Updates

A Staff Report on the 1-7 Yonge Street proposal will be considered at the June 14, 2016 meeting of the Toronto and East York Community Council.

The applications were appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board.  A second pre-hearing is scheduled for September 15/16, 2016 and a two-week hearing is scheduled to commence on October 24, 2016

Agenda materials are available here

March 2016 Submissions

A re-submission for the Zoning By-law Amendment application and a new Plan of Subdivision application were submitted in March 2016 for the Pinnacle (Toronto Star) lands at 1-7 Yonge Street.   The revised submission still proposes an eastward extension of Harbour Street, creating two development blocks on the site. On the south block, the proposal seeks to retain the existing 25-storey Toronto Star building and add a new office complex comprised of a 35-storey building connected to the Toronto Star building and a 22-storey building, stepping down to a 5 to 6-storey base building.  On the north block, three mixed-use towers are proposed: a 95-storey residential tower on the west side, an 80-storey residential tower at the northeast corner and a 65-storey residential tower at the southeast corner. The base buildings range from two to seven storeys and contain ground and second floor retail uses, as well as a proposed 50,000 square foot community centre on the ground and second floors at the southeast corner.  A total of 2,962 residential units, 1,812 parking spaces and 3,596 bike parking spaces are proposed. 10% of the residential units are proposed to be directed to affordable rental housing.  The total proposed gross floor area is 390,322 square meters, comprised of 220,982m2 residential and 169,289m2 non-residential. 

Revised Zoning By-law Amendment Submission

New Plan of Subdivision Submission

Waterfront Design Review Panel

The Waterfront Design Review Panel reviewed the Lower Yonge Precinct Plan and the 1-7 Yonge Street application at its meetings on September 16, 2015 and December 9, 2015. The Waterfront Design Review Panel Agendas and Meeting Minutes can be found at the following links:

Revised Submission -  December 2014

Pinnacle International has submitted a revised application consisting of different tower heights, design and layout.  On the south block, the revised proposal seeks to retain the existing Toronto Star building and add a 57-storey hotel/residential building at the northwest corner and a 39-storey office building on the east side.  On the north block, four new mixed-use towers are proposed: a 96-storey residential tower at the northeast corner, a 76-storey residential tower with an office base building at the northwest corner, a 41-storey residential tower at the southwest corner with non-residential uses in the base building and a 69-storey residential tower at the southeast corner. Ground floor retail uses are proposed in all buildings.

The application is still under review and is being considered in the context of work on the Lower Yonge Precinct Plan.

Plans

Revised Submission - December 2014

Consultant Reports

Revised Submission - December 2014

Original Submission - March 2013

The applicant has submitted a rezoning application to redevelop 1 and 7 Yonge Street. The site is proposed to be divided into two blocks by an extension of Harbour Street. On the south block, the application proposes to retain and add 10 storeys to the existing Toronto Star building and also develop a 70 storey hotel/residential building and 40 storey office building. On the north block, four new mixed use towers are proposed with heights of 75, 80, 80 and 88 storeys for residential, retail and commercial uses.

The rezoning application has been appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board.  The applicant has also submitted an Official Plan Amendment application.  These applications are awaiting the results of the City's and Waterfront Toronto's work on a Lower Yonge Precinct Plan.

Plans

Original Submission - March 2013

 

Consultant Reports

Original Submission - March 2013

 Staff Reports and Resources

 

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