Developer Pemberton Group wants to turn a three-storey apartment building into a 24-storey condo on Helendale Avenue near Yonge and Eglinton. Community council met this week to discuss the application and the design plans to demolish a low-rise building with 19 units along with a detached house. The new application calls for a "mix of 242 units including 19 replacement rental units and eight townhouses." The townhouse units have separate entrances, "three along Helendale Avenue and five along the west side of the building adjacent to the Northern District Library." There's four levels of underground parking with 145 parking spaces plus 244 bicycle spots. The City Planning Division says the Eglinton site is already over-developed and plans do not conform to city guidelines. If the city rejects the application, the developer plans to appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB).
There's been several community meetings for this proposed development with residents voicing concerns. The neighbourhood already bombarded by new condos and future construction headaches, are pissing off the locals. There seems to be too many new developments to count like the E Condos at the main intersection, the Neon Condos around the corner, and 155 Redpath, a new 36-storey tower, to name a few. Does the neighbourhood already have too many condos? Have your say in the comments below.
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