The Other Side of Christie

Update from Sobey’s Dupont Project

09.25.15 Posted in Development by

It’s been awhile since we heard from Sobey’s and their plans to redevelop the land at Dupont and Shaw. The latest update is Sobey’s has scaled back the project from original plan, which proposed two 11-story buildings and 740 parking spaces. But don’t get too excited: Sobey’s now wants to build an 11-story mixed-use building […]

RioCan Reloads On Dupont Proposal

06.17.15 Posted in Development by

Whether you like it or, change is coming to Dupont St. After a series of community consultations, the city decided that eight stories would be appropriate development. The strip currently consists of a car dealership, grocery stores, a hardware store and low-rise office space. In some respects, development is much-needed to make Dupont more than […]

Much Ado About the Dupont Railway Line

05.15.14 Posted in Development by

As part of the planning process for the redevelopment of Dupont St., city planners held a meet last night to presenta study done on the railway lines on the north side. The presentation by David Craig of Hatch Mott MacDonald was well detailed. The key part of the report is a recommendation to follow¬†“best practices” […]

What Could The New Dupont St. Become?

05.04.14 Posted in Development by

Following the last community meeting, there will be condos on Dupont St. The city would like five or six-story condos; developers are looking for much taller buildings. Putting aside the impending battle or height and density (and the inevitable visit to the Ontario Municipal Board), let’s try to imagine the New Dupont. First, let’s look […]

Condos On Dupont: A Matter of When and How Tall

04.29.14 Posted in Development by

For decades, the north side of Dupont St. between Ossington and Spadina has been industrial. In recent years, it has been sleepy and industrial-lite with a couple of grocery stores (Loblaws, Sobey’s), a car dealership, hardware store, gas station and private tennis club. That was then, this is now. Following a second community meting last […]

Condo Craze Could Crush Dupont St.?

04.23.14 Posted in Development by

If Toronto’s planning department decides to changing the zoning by-laws on Dupont St, we should prepare ourselves for condo-mania. In addition to Sobey’s plans for two 11-story condos, it now seems that RioCan is looking¬†to build condos on the site currently occupied by Grand Touring Automobiles. This is a change from RioCan’s original plan to […]