OMB decision in for Queen and Woodbine

Ontario’s tribunal for city zoning disputes has ruled in favour of plans for a six-storey condo at the northeast corner of Queen Street and Woodbine Avenue. A group of Beach residents’ associations and the City of Toronto opposed the plans, saying the condo by developer Queen EMPC Six Ltd. would block views of the historic […]

Doors Open offers rare up-close look at history

Visitors to the Beach during Toronto’s annual Doors Open event on May 25 and 26 got a rare peek inside five historic  buildings, from the Kew Beach Fire Hall at Woodbine to the R.C. Harris Water Filtration Plant at Victoria Park. Anyone who dropped by the fire hall,  a.k.a. Toronto Fire Station 227, got to […]

Councillors vote to fight condos at OMB

Wide sidewalks, a three-storey look and open views of the Kew Beach fire hall – that’s how city councillors hope a revised zoning bylaw will shape any future development along Queen Street East from Coxwell Avenue to Nursewood Road. But a legal test of the new rules is already underway. Two developers who are separately […]