Due to rail safety concerns and design constraints, it was determined by the City that the site was not suitable for a community centre. The City is exploring alternative locations for a new community centre in the community.
After further review of an integrated station with Metrolinx, it was determined to be more favourable to keep the function separate from the development. The convenient access to the station will continue to exist on the site.
Yes, the western portion of the new east-west road now connects to a turnaround area in the center of the site. Once neighbouring landowners pursue redevelopment, the road will be completed to turn northward and connect to Danforth Avenue at the existing signalized intersection which currently allows for access to Canadian Tire.
We resubmitted a Zoning By-law Amendment Application on January 13, 2021. City Staff are reviewing the updated materials, and will be providing comments.,
An online community meeting will be held on February 16, 2021 by the City. The feedback received will inform any further revisions that we may be required to make. It will take about another 6 to 12 months to get final planning approvals from the City.
The Main Street Planning Study is a master plan for the properties close to Main Street Subway Station and Danforth GO Station to guide future growth and intensification in this area. The Study area generally includes the lands southeast of the Main-Danforth intersection, including 6 Dawes Road. The study is complete and resulted in Official Plan Amendment 478 (OPA 478), which was adopted by City Council on December 17, 2019, but was subsequently appealed to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LAPT) and therefore is not yet in force. More information about the Study can be found here: www.toronto.ca/main-street-planning-study.
The development proposed for 6 Dawes Road considered the draft Framework Plan in the Main Street Planning Study, as well as the draft policies set out in OPA 478. The proposal provides many elements being contemplated by the City through this study and as part of OPA 478, , a new road, a mix of residential and non-residential uses and a publicly accessible green space (POPS).
We do not have information on the timeline of when other landowners in the area expect to redevelop their lands. However, below is the status of the following other developments in the area at the time of our application:
Storeys (up to)
2575 Danforth Avenue
276-284 Main Street (Linx)
10-30 Dawes Road
Proposed (at LPAT*)
9 and 25 Dawes Road
Proposed (at LPAT*)
Visit the City’s Application Information Centre at http://app.toronto.ca/AIC/index.do for an up-to-date listing and submission materials of all active applications in the area.
The site and other nearby sites are adjacent to public transit services including two identified Major Transit Station Areas (MTSAs) as set out in the 2019 Growth Plan. MTSAs are areas that include lands within a 500- to 800-metre radius (up to a 10-minute walk) of an existing or planned transit station. Provincial planning policies, such as the Growth Plan 2019, direct municipalities to focus growth in proximity to MTSAs.
We anticipate that it will take another 18 to 24 months to get approvals. Assuming we get all the necessary approvals, we would likely start construction shortly thereafter however, several factors will determine the exact construction start timing.
The site and the surroundings are expected to accommodate more people and jobs should this proposal be approved. As with any new development, it is important to consider how to integrate new users into the transportation network. The new development is steps away from the Danforth GO Station and is a 3-minute walk from the Main Street Subway Station, which would make it easier for new residents and others using the new development to take transit. This will help reduce vehicular traffic and encourage modes of transportation other than driving.
Also, as part of the development review process, the City’s Transportation Division will review the Transportation Impact Study, we have resubmitted with the Zoning By-law Amendment Application on January 13, 2020, and provide comments, which will be used to update our plans as necessary. Click here to review the Transportation Impact Study that is part of resubmission materials.
A total of 351 above-grade parking spaces are provided for the new development. These parking spaces include 303 residential spaces, 44 visitor spaces, and 4 car-share spaces. These parking spaces will be in the form of a parking structure and screened from the public streets using architectural design elements.
Our traffic consultants have conducted an extensive study of the area and planned future development. Together with the City’s transportation engineers, an appropriate amount of parking will be determined through the approvals process to ensure that future residents in our proposed project will not add parking strain to the surrounding community.