March 21st, 2014
A community meeting has been set for April 15 to consider a proposal to build two apartment buildings near Yonge and Eglinton.
The proposal, brought to the city by Shiplake Management Company, outlines plans to construct 28-storey and 26-storey highrises on land bounded by Dunfield Avenue to the west, Soudan Avenue to the south, Lillian Street to the east and apartment buildings on the north that front onto Dunfield.
The community meeting will be held at the Salvation Army building at 7 Eglinton Ave. East, where local councillor Josh Matlow says residents can air concerns and learn more about the project.
Matlow says the proposal is only the second development application for an apartment building he has seen in the three years he has served as Ward 22 councillor.
The other is on Davisville Avenue.
While he said he has some concerns that the height and density of the new buildings could be too much for the site, Matlow is encouraged by the “very rare” application itself.
“I encourage more construction of rental units, because renting today for many tenants is unaffordable and unacceptable,” he said, but added the buildings need to be “appropriate for the site.”
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