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979 Wellington St W - Updated Development Proposal - OPA, Zoning By-Law Amendment and Open House Webinar

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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 will be submitting Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law applications for the development of a 22-storey mixed-use building. The building is proposed to have commercial uses at grade along Wellington Street West, and approximately 283 residential dwelling units on the upper floors and within street townhouses along Armstrong Street. An underground parking garage will be accessed via Hilda Street. An expansion and redevelopment of Somerset Square and Wellington Street West into a public plaza and gathering space is also proposed as part of this development, building on the proposed expansion in the first application approval. 

The application has not been submitted yet, but once available full details will be posted on DevApps.

We are hosting a public house webinar to discuss this proposed development further with the community:

Tuesday, September 22 at 7:00pm

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

Password: 792008

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 September 22. 

Please consider sending us feedback on the proposed development via and / or 


Posted September 3, 2020