Toronto and East York District

Honest Ed's / Mirvish Village Proposed Redevelopment

Background

On July 10, 2015, the City Planning Division received applications from Westbank to amend the Official Plan and Zoning By-laws to redevelop a number of properties bordered by Bloor Street West, Bathurst Street, Lennox Street, and Markham Street, as well as a number of properties on the west side of Markham Street.

On May 19, 2016, a revised application was submitted. When compared to the originally submitted plans, the revised application has reduced the proposed density, adjusted the height and mass of towers and street-adjacent buildings, included a new public park space, incorporated additional heritage buildings, and incorporated changes to the pedestrian environment and parking and loading areas.

On January 16, 2017 further revisions to the application were submitted. When compared to the May 19, 2016 plans, the January 16, 2017 plans have further reduced the proposed density, made additional adjustments to the height and mass of towers and street-adjacent buildings, increased the size of the proposed public park space, incorporated additional heritage buildings, and incorporated changes to the pedestrian environment and parking and loading areas.

Plans and supporting documentation for the revised proposal can be viewed below under the “Application” tab.

The proposed development includes a number of mid-rise and tall buildings, ranging in height from 28-storeys on Bathurst Street, and stepping down toward the south and west. A total of 23 of the 27 listed heritage buildings on the site are being retained and incorporated into the development.

The revised proposal comprises a total of 804 residential units in 59,883 square metres of residential floor area, and 15,253 square metres of new non-residential uses. The overall density of the proposal is FSI of 5.69 times the site, inclusive of retained heritage buildings, and 5.29 times the area of the site, exclusive of retained heritage buildings. 

Access to underground parking is proposed from Lennox Street. A total of 480 underground vehicle parking spaces, 14 underground loading spaces, and 1038 bike parking spaces are proposed on site.

The application also proposes 1150 square metres of on-site parkland and a new 440 square metre day nursery.

Application Status

City Staff are currently reviewing the 2nd revised application submitted by Westbank on January 16, 2017. The revised submission can be viewed in the “application” tab below

Toronto/East York Community Council considered the preliminary report on the subject application on October 6, 2015.  Please see the following link for the agenda item and the staff report:

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Submission date – January 16, 2017, (3rd Submission)

Architectural Drawings (Part 1)

Architectural Drawings (Part 2)

Landscape Plans

Servicing Plans

Cover Letter

Functional Servicing and Stormwater Management

Arborist Report

Architectural 3D Model (skp format)

Planning Rationale

Shadow Study

Toronto Green Standards Checklist

Wind Study

Heritage Interpretation Plan

Heritage Conservation Guidelines

Heritage Addendum (Part 1)

Heritage Addendum (Part 2)

Heritage Addendum (Part 3)

Submission date – May 19, 2016, (2nd Submission)

Architectural Drawings (Part 1)

Architectural Drawings (Part 2)

Architectural Drawings (Part 3)

Architectural Drawings (Part 4)

Grading Plans

Lage Conservation Guidelinesandscape Plans

Servicing Plans

Cover Letter

Functional Servicing and Stormwater Management (Part 1)

Functional Servicing and Stormwater Management (Part 2)

Functional Servicing and Stormwater Management (Part 3)

Arborist Report

Architectural 3D Model (skp format)

Planning Rationale (Part 1)

Planning Rationale (Part 2)

Planning Rationale (Part 3)

Planning Rationale (Part 4)

Planning Rationale (Part 5)

Shadow Study

Toronto Green Standards Checklist

Transportation Report

Transportation Appendix

Wind Study

Submission date – July 10, 2015 (1st Submission)

Retail Market Analysis

Preliminary Geotechnical Analysis

Subsurface Investigation

Hydrogeological Investigation

Draft Offical Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment

Shadow Study

Planning Rationale

Architectural Drawings

Arborist Report

Transportation Considerations

Functional Servicing and Stormwater Management

Noise and Vibration

Wind Study

Landscape Drawings

Community Services and Facilities Study

History and Context

Heritage Impact Assessment

Toronto Green Standards

3D Massing Model - Mirvish Village (skp format)

Avenue Segment Study

On June 13, 2016, City Planning Staff hosted a second community meeting at Bickford Centre. The Boards and Presentation from City Planning staff can be viewed below:

On October 7, 2015, the City hosted a drop-in meeting at Bickford Centre on the proposed redevelopment of the Honest Ed’s and Mirvish Village site. The Boards displayed by City Planning staff can be viewed below:

In the future, materials from public meetings will be posted to this page following each community meeting.

Planning Discussion Group

Following the submission of the Honest Ed's / Mirvish Village redevelopment application, the City Planning Division convened a group of local residents and representatives to help inform City Planning's Review of this complex development application.  

More details on the Planning Discussion Group mandate and membership can be found in the Terms of Reference below. The group will meet several times as the development application is being processed. Meeting notes and presentations will be posted on this page following meetings. 

Planning Discussion Group Meeting 1: Introduction and Terms of Reference (October 9th 2015)

At this introductory meeting, the Planning Discussion Group the group discussed the proposed Terms of Reference for the group, the consultation on the proposed development which has occurred to date, and the format of upcoming meetings. 

Planning Discussion Group Meeting 1: Introduction and Terms of Reference

Planning Discussion Group Meeting 2: Heritage Matters (November 18th 2015)

The Group discussed the proposed development as it concerns the Built and contextual heritage of Mirvish Village. 

For information on the ongoing Bathurst Bloor Four Corners Study please click here

For information on the Bathurst Street Built Form and Land Use Study, please click here.

On July 7th 2015, the proposed development was before the City's Design Review Panel for consideration. Minutes from that meeting can be found here.

 

 

City Planning

Graig Uens, MCIP, RPP             
City Hall, 18th Floor, East Tower
100 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON M5H 2N2
Tel.: (416) 397-4647
Email: guens@toronto.ca


Ward Councillor Contacts

This proposed development is situated within Ward 19, Trinity-Spadina.
Mike Layton is the Councillor for Ward 19.
Tel: (416) 392-4009
Email: councillor_layton@toronto.ca

This proposed development is situated adjacent to Ward 20, Trinity-Spadina.
Joe Cressy is the Councillor for Ward 20.
Tel: (416) 392-4044
Email: councillor_cressy@toronto.ca