On December 5th, City Council will likely approve the inclusion of 94 King-Spadina properties on the City of Toronto’s Heritage Register, listed here.
As it happens, all the properties earmarked for demolition for this proposal are on the list.
At the Community Consultation Meeting last night, the City made it quite clear that it would refuse this application … this new heritage status being a primary issue. Attendees, many from 10 Morrison, expressed unhappiness with the proposal’s features, specifically: height, setbacks, blank walls on the south and west sides, traffic flow (or lack thereof) on Morrison. Back to the drawing board.
If you want to preview the submitted plans and reports, take this link and expand the "Supporting Documentation" section.
Doug Taylor of tayloronhistory.com fame (and a GDNA member) was disappointed to learn that the house of the corner of Adelaide West and Morrison was earmarked for demolition. He feels that this house has substantial heritage significance and should be protected. Read his blog post from 2012 about this architectural gem.
Once again UrbanToronto.ca introduces us to a new development application in our community with this article.
In this proposal, the four lots 445, 447, 449 and 451 will be demolished despite the fact that they were built between the 1880s and 1906. Lot 453 is not included in the development plans.
This 11 storey office tower will sit directly south of St. Andrew's Playground and add additional shadow to the park in the fall, winter and spring.
The blank walls on the tower's south and west faces will certainly destroy any view or direct sunlight for residents of 10 Morrison.