We are a group of concerned residents in the Concorde/Wynford area. These future development projects will put our community in jeopardy! Check out the following pages to find out how you can help "Reduce the Density"
Our plan of action will be to fight to lower the density of two proposed major developments in our neighbourhood that includes monster condo towers up to 65 stories in height. Sign our petition NOW! Email, call Mayor/councilors/planners, and voice your concerns NOW! Talk it up NOW!
Their proposal to the city says:
1- 52 story condo
3- 48 story condo
2- 45 story condo
1- 42 story condo
1- 41 story condo
1- 40 story condo
If you want to view the official application go to:http://app.toronto.ca/AIC/index.do
Enter 1-3 Concorde Gate and 10-12 Concorde Place as two separate searches in the search bar and click search!
Their proposal to the city says:
1-65 story condo
1-59 story condo
1-55 story condo
1-10 story ravine building
If you want to review the official application go to:
Enter 175 Wynford Drive in the search bar and click search!
Concorde Place and Wynford Drive is a vibrant community mix of condominiums, rental suites, retail and office space !!!
There are major issues with these development proposals such as population density which will increase from 8,000 to 22,000 residents, and monster building heights of up to 65 stories in one development, to 52 in another.
Local amenities will shrink. And the traffic congestion...unthinkable!
*email your Mayor/councillor
*phone your Mayor/councillor
*Talk it up!
*Contact your condo board
*We now have a focused area study approved by North York community council...this a great start, more to come!
Mayor Tory 416-397-2489
Councillor Josh Cole 416-392-4027
Councillor John Filion 416-392-0210
Councillor Shelley Carroll 416-392-4038
Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong 416-397-9256
John Andreevski 416-395-7097
Marian Prejel 416-392-9337
Kathryn Moore 416-395-7176
and please fill it in!
In the hallways, parking lot, strolling in the park, social events (COVID protocols please!)
and even coffee at Timmy's,
because these monstrous condo developments will affect you!
Is your condo board on-side?
Contact them NOW and make sure they have a plan to fight the density!
Ask your board to send out a communication to all residents with a link to this website and a link to this petition.
Check out the BlogTO story today!
“This proposed development is completely out of character with the Wynford/Concorde apartment neighbourhood which currently consists of buildings set well back from the street behind tall trees. Using the City of Toronto tall buildings guidelines to justify six story glass walls only a few metres from the sidewalk is totally inappropriate.”
Cameron Ridsdale BArch FRAIC (retired)
“I believe this proposed development has a broad range of human consequences that our community leaders have overlooked, because of the need for housing along transit corridors that is solely driven by greed and just poor future planning. Over 22,000 people will be packed into this small area causing stress for families who will have no walk-to school, minimal recreation space, and no community resources. This intensification will create stress on the family unit, and children will not have the ability to properly socialize and will become dehumanized in just living.
Having struggled with the consequences of Covid-19 over 18 months, we now have evidence of the impact on children and young people in a negative way, because they had no chance to socialize properly as they were trapped inside comparatively small spaces, which is what is being planned. We are already in the process of losing a generation because of Covid and we will lose more if we don’t alter or halt the process of Intensification which is being applied here on Wynford-Concorde.”
Dr. J. Kurtz MD Dept. of Psychiatry Scarborough Health Network Centennary Site
Analysis of transportation issues cannot be based on data from the past that no longer applies to to-day’s reality. Limiting the parking spaces to less than half of the 2,000 residential units is not a solution to the traffic congestion in our neighbourhood. An additional one thousand cars will be added to an already congested traffic flow through the area. Our neighbourhood provides the access ramps to the DVP. Once the volumes from the Cross-Town development materialize and the incremental traffic volume from the development at 10-12 Concorde Place becomes a reality there will be absolute gridlock in our neighbourhood.
Adding one traffic light to Wynford drive to facilitate the egress of 1,000 cars from 175 Wynford Drive does not mitigate the impending traffic grid lock. A development of this size must be supported by a comprehensive city transportation plan that accounts for the incremental traffic growth in our area.
Vaino Einola BA Sc. MBA
“This proposed development will offer a “diverse mix of housing options.” This implies a diverse mix of people in terms of age, income, ethnic background and family characteristics. Yet there is to be no school, no library, no play areas for older children and teenagers; no community centre or other place where people can gather and get to know each other.”
Professor Emerita, Urban Studies, York University
“In my opinion, when a company proposes a monstrous development, in a sliver of land, that increases the population density from 8,000 to 22,000 souls we will arrive at one of the most densely populated areas in Toronto. This without amenities such as schools, major shopping, community centre, play areas and a vastly inadequate traffic plan with minimal parking. This unsuitable proposal must be fought with all of the might and ability of the of the existing residents "
Geoff Hedges, President Highgate Board of Directors
I share residents' concerns regarding the recent development proposals in Wynford-Concorde. There is a general lack of community infrastructure to support these developments, and the increased density would worsen traffic congestion in the area. Over the past year, I have been actively working with local residents to discuss the various development applications facing the community. With the support of the condominium boards in Wynford-Concorde, we formed a working group representing the community to collaborate with the developer and discuss how the application for 175 Wynford Drive can be improved to better suit the needs of local residents. I also supported the City's decision to conduct a Focus Area Study for the Wynford-Concorde community. This Study includes: 1-3 Concorde Gate, 10-12 Concorde Place and The Palisades at 195, 205 and 215 Wynford Drive.
A Focus Area Study allows the City to work with local residents and various stakeholders to consider the community and examine critical issues such as the availability of City services, public space, and access to transportation. They will work together to decide what level of development is appropriate for this community now, and in the future. During this period, new Applications aren’t stopped, but they are reviewed concurrently and within the context of the study. During this time if developers choose to appeal their Applications at the Ontario Lands Tribunal, the panel may take into account the fact that the Focus Area Study is in progress.
I am hopeful this will be a positive step towards developing a better plan for Wynford-Concorde. I will continue to work with the residents of Wynford-Concorde to push against unwanted density.
You can get some great ideas for writing letters and participating in the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) hearing, but you have to submit your comments in writing by April 8th. See the panels on the right for details.
We urge you to participate in the virtual Case Management Conference for this project (OLT case 21-001257) by completing the form below on the OLT website:
Please submit the form electronically to 3 organizations:
1. The Case Coordinator Nazma.Ramjaun@ontario.ca
2. The applicant at JeanrieA@bennettjones.com
3. The City of Toronto at Jason.Davidson@toronto.ca
If you need more help please see the panel to the right.
You can also use the "Contact Us" form below and can request information help you file documents to help "Reduce the Density". Such as:
-Find a list of issues with 175 Wynford development proposal
-How to register/file your comments to the OLT to be part of the hearing by April 8th
-2 sample letters you can use to either copy or compose your own to send to the Mayor/Councillors/City Planners
Toronto Fire responded with 19 firetrucks and support services at 18 Concorde. Can you imagine the problems if the density was increased!
Help reduce the density NOW!