Councillor Josh Matlow

Planning staff report sparks worries in Yonge and Eglinton neighbourhood

May 24, 2017
Jennifer Pagliaro
The Toronto Star

Henning Street residents are not pleased with a development at the foot of their street. City staff have recommended approval of a high-rise tower on Eglinton Ave. near Yonge, despite earlier staff reports noting “significant concerns” with the proposed development.  (Steve Russell / Toronto Star)

A new city staff report recommending the approval of a high-rise tower on Eglinton Avenue near the Yonge Street intersection contradicts earlier staff opinions, conflicts with the city’s plans and has the potential to undermine the city’s fight against other developments.

Neighbouring councillor Josh Matlow says he will fight to prevent approval of the building, first submitted by developer Madison Homes in 2013.

The proposed 24 storey building far exceeds the city’s guidelines for the area which allow for buildings between 4 and 11 floors.

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