An application to amend the city zoning bylaw was passed at the regular meeting of the Toronto and East York Community Council on Jan. 10, allowing a six storey building at 2223 and 2225 Gerrard St. E.
The proposal, which was the subject of a community meeting last April, is for a mixed-use six storey development, consisting of two live-work units on the ground level, as well as 22 residential units above. There would also be one level of underground parking. The property is on the south side of Gerrard, between Main Street and Kimberley Avenue.
The proposed development falls within the mixed use zoning, but is well over the density and height limits for the area, and needed a bylaw amendment to proceed.
Ward 32 Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon said the new development could be a positive addition to the Main and Gerrard neighbourhood.
“I think it would increase the foot traffic for local businesses,” she said.