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979 Wellington St W Development Redesign Open House - Monday, April 19

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In February 2018, Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendments were approved for 979 Wellington Street West. These amendments permitted the development of a nine-storey mixed-use building that generally focussed the nine-storey portion of the building along the Wellington Street West frontage with the building stepping down in height to a six-storey mass along the rear of the site facing Armstrong Street.

The current owner of the site has recently acquired the properties within the block at 26, 36, and 40 Armstrong Street and 961, 967, 969 and 973 Wellington Street West, and submitted Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law applications for the development of a 22-storey mixed-use building. We hosted a open house to discuss the proposal with the community in September 2020. The feedback from the community was very clear that seeking additional height beyond what was permitted in 2018 would not be favourable. The City planners were also pushing back on the increase in height, and as a result the applicant has redesigned their project. 

The applicant is now proposing a 12-storey building (plus a mechanical) with a 9-storey podium. The reduction of 10-storeys removes 50 residential units, making the total in the redesign 250 units, where it was previously 306 units. More details on the redesign will be shared during the open house. 

Full details of the application can be found on DevApps: Zoning By-Law Amendment Site Plan Control however the redesign has not yet been submitted. 

We are hosting an open house with the community to discuss this redesign development further:

Monday, April 19 at 7:00pm

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

Password: 183491

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 April 19. 

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




Posted April 6, 2021