Once a three story office building, 51 Camden Street (along with 49 Camden next door) is slated to become an Ace Hotel. In April 2015, developers held a pre-application meeting with community residents (link to notes). Concerns expressed at that meeting were:
- building height with loss of sunlight to the park on the west and to condominiums on the north
- traffic congestion associated with guest activity requiring taxis or private vehicles
- noise levels concomitant to a young hip guest population, especially if a rooftop patio were to be included as a hotel facility
The Ace Hotel is a known chain in other major North American and international cities (http://www.acehotel.com/). Media commentators are generally enthusiastic about this development (link to Toronto Life article).
In August 2015, developers submitted a rezoning application to City Hall (link to architectural plans ... a 28 MB pdf).
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