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1186-1194 Wellington: Zoning By-Law Amendment, Official Plan Amendment + Open House Webinar June 17

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Over the coming weeks, an Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-Law Amendment will be filed, seeking to permit an 18 storey mixed-use building with ground floor retail space fronting Wellington Street West, and a publicly accessible open space at the corner of Parkdale and Wellington Street. The Official Plan Amendment would seek to amend the Wellington Street West Secondary Plan while the Zoning By-law Amendment would address site-specific performance standards, including building height.

The property is located on the southwest corner of the intersection of Parkdale Avenue and Wellington Street West, between Hamilton Avenue North and Parkdale Avenue. The site has a total area of approximately 2,500 square metres and contains an existing 2 storey retail building (Rexall) that will be demolished, as well as the 2 storey Cornerstone House of Refuge and Apostolic Church within the former Elmdale Theatre building. Existing buildings on the site would be demolished; however, the applicant is seeking to retain or replicate the theatre canopy feature at the northwest corner of the site to be integrated into the proposed development.

The proposed development would include approximately 1,172 square metres of ground floor retail space, and 240 dwelling units above. A Privately Owned Public Space (POPS) is proposed for the corner of Wellington and Parkdale. A six-storey podium frames Wellington Street West, with the tower located at the corner of Wellington and Parkdale. All vehicular parking is proposed below grade and accessed from the rear public laneway. A woonerf concept design is proposed for the laneway. Amenity area within the development will include rooftop space atop the podium and interior amenity spaces.

Full details of the application will be available shortly on DevApps. 

We are hosting a pre-application open house with the developer, in order for residents to get more information and have the opportunity to ask questions. 

Thursday, June 17 at 7:00pm

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

Password: 602992

During the open house webinar, the applicant and their team will run through the proposed development in more detail, and we will take questions from those watching. In order to join, you just need to download Zoom and click the link provided. You will then be prompted to use the password, and sign in with your name and e-mail address.

We will be recording the webinar and posted it online afterwards for anyone who is unable to attend on June 17. 

Please consider sending us feedback on the proposed development via and / or as well as to the lead planner on the file, Steve at


Posted June 4, 2021