The University of Toronto, which proposed a 42-storey student residence tower on College at Spadina, is being told to go back and try again.
"They're being told it's not an acceptable proposal," says ward councillor Adam Vaughan. "They're not going to OMB with it. I'm not sure they totally understand this site, it's a very difficult site to put density on. The property adjoins a two-storey house."
Designed by Diamond and Schmitt
, the building will probably end up being considerably smaller in scale to reflect not only the single family dwellings on Glasgow, a little alley-like street adjoining the site that runs between Spadina and Huron, but the whole neighbourhood, which is fairly dense, but not especially vertical.
"The implication for height on this stretch is one which really, really worries us," Vaughan says. "We have a new proposal down the street originally came in seeking similar heights, and then came back much smaller.
"Building downtown densities in midtown is not an appropriate way to go."
Writer: Bert Archer
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