Development Updates

500 Cummer Ave – The new Catholic school at Bayview and Cummer Aves. will begin construction this year. Our office has worked with City Planning, Transportation Services and the applicant to secure improvements to the proposal on behalf of the local community. These include minimizing the traffic impact through road modifications on Cummer and Bayview, and a 2,500+ m2 green roof component.

5925-5959 Yonge St et al. (Ghods site) – This application for four high-rise towers was appealed by the applicant to the Ontario Municipal Board. City staff have been directed by City Council to attend the hearing in opposition to the project in its current form.

784 Sheppard Ave E (MEC) - The new Mountain Equipment Co-op store is open at 784 Sheppard Ave East, just east of Bessarion subway station. This accessible location features two levels of underground parking, 18 covered bike parking stalls and an environmentally-friendly building design using natural light and efficient operation through renewable energy sources.

The store comprises half of the site area, with the Park Towns—a 50-unit stacked townhouse complex—occupying the northern portion. Rather than just putting up high-rise condo buildings, this comprehensive project integrates modest density, quality retail and substantial open space. The new units are amenable to families, with about half consisting of 3+ bedrooms and over 90% being at least 2 bedrooms.

New grade-related housing

A number of projects are underway that will provide more ground-oriented housing stock for the city. This type of housing is an important alternative to high-rise intensification. Many of these developments take the form of townhouses, such as the projects along Bayview Ave, as well as new subdivisions of detached homes underway on Cummer Ave and McNicoll Ave.

For more information on these and other projects, please visit the Ward 24 Development section of the website under City Planning.



2016 by Councillor David Shiner