Bloor West residents are fighting to save their village against a proposed "canyon of condos" seeking to destroy the neighbourhood. An eight-storey condo is proposed for the southwest corner of Durie and Bloor Street (across from Queen's Pasta Restaurant), a dwelling that would include 83 residential units, 19 of which would be replacement rental units, and ground floor retail and office space. Currently at the site is a three-storey apartment building, along with restaurants, retail space and a residential detached house. These buildings would be demolished to make way for the new condo. Local residents say the proposed design is twice the permitted height allowed in the area, and are concerned about the compatibility and impact on the neighbourhood. A community council was scheduled this month to discuss the development with local residents and tenants of the current apartment building.
"Keep your condos whether midrise or highrise. What makes Bloor West Village so great is that it is one of the few places in the city WITHOUT that type of junk clogging its arteries. Don't turn it into another downtown dump." -Dale
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