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GWL Proposes Design Changes to 35 High Park Ave

GreatWest Life has re-submitted its development application to the City, and is proposing some extensive changes to the four towers it wants to build in the High Park apartment neighbourhood (fronting on 35 High Park Ave). 

 A chart developed by HPCA comparing the re-submitted application to the one currently before the City and the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB-LPAT) can be found below.


The proposed changes can be reviewed at the following link – note that new submissions are those dated September 11, 2019. 

https://bit.ly/2Wm2dsA


The changes are significant, but both the City and HPCA are examining them to determine whether they comply with relevant guidelines and policies (eg. preserving green space and privacy) and also whether they meet the housing needs of the community.


In the meantime, we remain on track to challenge GreatWest Life (and Minto) at the OMB.  We continue to prepare for the first hearing, which starts on January 27, 2020  


Your ongoing support is much appreciated.

 -HPCA Executive 

Comparison of 2016 & 2019 GWL Applications For 35 High Park Ave

Comparison

  2019

     2016

     change

New Units Proposed

  792

  (-239)

     1031

     -23%

Gross Construction Area

  67,240 m2

     91,069 m2

     -35%

Gross Floor Area

  59,905 m2

     79,679 m2

     -24.8%

    

Retail Gross Floor Area

  ?

     1795m2

 

Amenity Area

Indoor

  2360 m2

     2400m2

     -1.6%

Amenity Area

Outdoor

  3520 m2

     4000 m2

     -12%

Units Tower A

  348

     375

     -7.2%

Units Tower B

  119

     264

     -54.9%

Units Tower C

  297

     318

     -6.6%

Low rise/Mid rise

  28

     74

     -62.1%

Total unit reduction

  239

  
    

Type of units

   

Bachelor

  7

     66

     -89%

1 Bed

  400

     465

 

1 Bed + Den

  75

     0

     +2%

2 Bed

  246

     453

     -33%

2+Den

  56

  

3 Bed

  0

     47

 

Townhomes

  8

 

     -82.9%

    

Building Height

   

Tower A

  35 – 102.4m

     117.5m

     -12.8%

Tower B

  11 – 33.2m

     83.65m

     -60%

Tower C

  30 – 87m

     97.9m

     -11.1%

D

  4 – 12.15m

     23.5 m

     -48.3%

    
    

Parking Spaces

   

Existing Ratio


 .  92 + .06

  886+55

  Total 941

  

Proposed


 .  58 + .08

  Total 1147
  

     (Total 1,444)

 

Increase 

  21.8%

  

Bicycle Parking

  1054

  

U/G Levels

  4

     5

 
High Park North Giant Yard Sale

We also want to thank all the volunteers and everyone who came out on a rainy Saturday in September for the Giant Yard Sale. We raised over $2000 for the legal fund!