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E-BLAST: DVN Development Updates

This week, I want to give you an update on development applications currently being considered here in Don Valley North. As regular E-Blast readers know, I share updates on applications as they move through the development process at the end of my column. I thought it would be helpful to round up all of the information and put it in one place. 



Creating new housing is essential to addressing our housing crisis. At the same time, we must never abandon the principles of good planning. We’re operating under new rules from the Provincial government, as I’ve written about in this column in the past, but rest assured that I am continuously working to ensure new applications deliver the best possible results for our neighbourhoods. Many of these applications are going through resubmission, and here at the City we’ve noticed that applicants are taking their time resubmitting while they monitor a volatile economy. I’ll be sure to continue to keep you up-to-date as these applications evolve.


I'm sending this blast out as we continue to power through another busy Council agenda. I’ll be sharing the Council Highlights in my next E-Blast column.


Updates are grouped by neighbourhood


Bayview Village


Concord Park Place

Concord Park Place is a multi-tower condo complex that is currently under construction in our ward. The complex is located south of Sheppard Avenue East between Bessarion Road and Leslie Street, and includes a number of buildings already under construction. 

Proposal: Block 7 (1001 Sheppard Ave) proposes 36- and 46-storey mixed-use buildings with 860 units. 1125 Sheppard Ave E proposes 36- and 40- storey mixed-use buildings with 950 units.

Status: Applications submitted on March 28, 2024. Under review by City staff. Concord’s Park Place Masterplan was approved by the Provincial Tribunal in 2013. Blocks 11 (29 and 18 storeys with 330 units), 12 (36 and 33 storeys with 362 units), and 15 (31, 27, 19 storeys with 990 units) are currently under construction.

Details: The applications propose two mixed-use developments, one with 36- and 46-storey residential towers on a shared 5-storey podium and another with 36- and 40-storey towers on a shared 6-storey podium. It also proposes a 4,618 square metre TCDSB elementary school and a new school yard within Block 18. A 665 square metre public park is proposed at the southeast corner of the site, with a landscaped mid-block connection from Sheppard Avenue to Singer Court.

City Planner: Michael Romero - Michael.Romero@toronto.ca


11 Greenbriar

Proposal: A 4-storey residential building with 30 units.

Community Consultation: Held in March 2022. 

Status: Under review by City staff. Awaiting resubmission from applicant.

City Planner: Michael Romero - Michael.Romero@toronto.ca


23-29 Greenbriar 

Proposal: A 9-storey residential building with 171 units, 24 of which will be purpose-built rentals. 

Community Consultation: Held in June 2022.

Status: Staff provided comments to the applicant in May 2023. Awaiting resubmission from applicant.

City Planner: Michael Romero - Michael.Romero@toronto.ca


589 Sheppard 

Proposal: A 14-storey mixed-use building with 160 units. This application also proposes the relocation of Thomas Clark House (a heritage building) to front on Sheppard Avenue East. 

Community Consultation: Held in June 2021.

Status: Under review by City staff. Awaiting resubmission from the applicant.

City Planner: Michael Romero - Michael.Romero@toronto.ca


Don Valley Village


44 Appian Drive 

Proposal: A new 2-storey school for Conseil Scolaire Viamonde (A public French-language elementary school).

Status: Under review by City staff.

City Planner: Ingrid Fung - Ingrid.Fung@toronto.ca


2500 Don Mills

Original Proposal: Two towers of 30 and 39 storeys atop a four-storey podium, consisting of 823 units and 982 square metres of retail at-grade.

Current Proposal (Resubmission): Two towers of 52 and 43 storeys atop a six-storey podium, consisting of 1,167 units and 1036.5 square metres of retail at-grade.

Community Consultation: Held in July 2022.

Status: Under review by City staff. Applicant resubmitted in October 2023 after initial applications were appealed to the Ontario Land Tribunal in February 2023. 

City Planner: Jenny Choi - Jenny.Choi@toronto.ca


5 Fairview Mall 

Proposal: Two residential towers of 36 and 31 storeys, connected by a 5-storey office podium. The existing 4-storey medical office would be retained in its entirety and the amount of medical office space on site would increase from 8000 square metres to over 18,000 square metres.

Community Consultation: Held in January 2023.

Status: Under review by City staff. 

City Planner: Michelle Charkow – Michelle.Charkow@toronto.ca


Fairview Mall (1800 Sheppard) 

Original Proposal: Masterplan concept of 12 buildings between 18 and 52 storeys with approximately 4500 units and three new public parks over four phases. No existing buildings would be demolished. The first phase proposes three buildings of 38, 48, and 58 storeys containing 1,416 residential units

Current Proposal (Resubmission): Masterplan concept of 12 buildings between 18 and 52 storeys with approximately 4500 units and three new public parks over four phases. No existing buildings would be demolished. The first phase proposes three buildings of 38, 45, and 52 storeys containing 1,323 residential units.

Community Consultation: Held in July 2022. Shelley’s advocacy for greater community engagement resulted in two community open houses in March 2023. City Planning will be meeting with Cadillac Fairview and local stakeholders in May.

Status: Under review by City staff. Applicant resubmitted in September 2023. Shelley directed City Planning staff to work with the applicant to resolve issues with the application, including the need for more affordable housing, parkland, and a street network. 

City Planner: Michelle Charkow – Michelle.Charkow@toronto.ca


Parkway Forest


123 Parkway Forest 

Proposal: A 29-storey residential building with 339 units and five three-storey townhouses to replace existing townhouses. 

Community Consultation: Held in February 2022.

Status: Under review by City staff. Awaiting resubmission from the applicant.

City Planner: Leila Mirriahi - Leila.Mirriahi@toronto.ca


Bayview Woods-Steeles


6 Foxdale Court

Original Proposal: Five (5) two-storey detached dwellings fronting onto a public road with a cul-de-sac design. 

Current Proposal (Resubmission): Six (6) two-storey residential detached dwellings fronting a new private road with a hammerhead design. 

Community Consultation: Held in March 2024.

Status: Applicant resubmitted in December 2023. Under review by City staff. 

City Planner: Diana Steinberg - Diana.Steinberg@toronto.ca


If you have questions about any of these proposals or applications in Don Valley North that have already been approved, please don’t hesitate to contact my office. You can also find more details about all of these applications and more at the City's Application Information Centre:





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