The GDNA was approached at the beginning of the year by a developer soliciting feedback from our members on their proposal for 471 Richmond Street West. Indeed a few of us met with them on January 16th at which time we learned that Manga Hotels was the developer and that they intended to construct a complex that fronted both 471 Richmond and 38 Camden Street ... the two addresses being marketed as different hotels but sharing services. Subsequently Manga met with individual buildings surrounding the proposed site, specifically 42 Camden, 32 Camden and 477 Richmond and again with the GDNA members before formally submitting a rezoning application.
This rezoning application has been posted to the City website and can be found HERE. Click the Supporting Documentation link to expose an abundance of documentation to download. Readers might like to check out Planning Rationale and Architectural Plans.
Recently BlogTO published an article about the application which agitated local residents with its statement about “a rooftop bar”. However the developers assured the GDNA that the space labelled “bar” in the architectural plans would be “fully enclosed within the building” and “serve guests at the hotel in more of a restaurant setting”.