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Road laws accident waiting to happen

On July 22, I witnessed a white truck race out of the building site of the Glen Condominiums on Kingston Road right across from my law office. A moment later I heard the horrific scream of a dog being hit, and watched as the shaken owner and neighbours rushed to an emergency veterinarian office. He […]

Reactions mixed on plans for expanded Kingston Road YMCA

Some want to move in, or move their butts. Others want to be sure that local traffic moves, too. Plans for a new YMCA topped by condos got a mixed reaction on June 17, when more than 100 people packed a meeting inside the low brick building on Kingston Road that the Y first opened […]

Deal struck for Queen/Woodbine condo

A local developer who plans to build a six-storey condo on the northwest corner of Queen and Woodbine has struck a tentative deal that avoids a legal dispute at the Ontario Municipal Board. Karsten Riedel, a Beach resident and developer of the project called Two Hundred the Beach, is said to have found a compromise […]

Reflections on an OMB decision

Happy New Year to one and all!  Much has recently happened that will affect our community for years to come. Notably, the decision of the OMB to favour the developer’s appeal for the ‘Shell station’ site at Queen and Woodbine was not totally unexpected, but still a bitter disappointment to many who worked long and […]

Two proposed developments polar opposites in Ward 32

A pair of developments needing zoning amendments at opposite ends of Ward 32 were the subjects of separate public meetings last month. About 70 residents gathered at Danforth Mennonite Church to air concerns about a 10-storey, 32.2-metre-tall building proposed for 2359 Danforth Ave., the site of the former Morris Auction House. Rubyk Enterprises Incorporated is […]

An inside look at development

Final arguments were recently made at the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) about the proposed six-storey condo on Queen Street East at Woodbine.  Residents are fighting to maintain the historic view of the Kew Beach Firehall from being lost to large condominium development.  In four to six weeks the OMB will hand down its ruling. We […]

Future of Beach “gateway” at stake

With residents and developers looking on, lawyers made final arguments at an Oct. 22 hearing into a six-storey condo proposed for Queen and Woodbine. But with a February hearing into another six-storey condo planned across the street and a May appeal of a city bylaw related to the Queen Street urban design guidelines, debate over […]

Condo builder aims to mend fences

When Nick Ainis last spoke to Beach Metro News, he invited the paper to make a return trip. At the time, Ainis had just left a two-hour meeting where, as construction manager for the Carmelina condos at Danforth and Woodbine, he heard many complaints from some of the 22 residents living beside the site. Bent fences. […]

Trial by fire approaching for Queen Street guidelines

As the clock ticks at the Kew Beach fire hall, time is winding down for two developers and a group of Beach residents. They’re gearing up for a hearing that will shape two condos planned for a nearby stretch of Queen Street East, and possibly the future of development in the heart of the Beach. […]

Councillors vote to fight condos at OMB

Wide sidewalks, a three-storey look and open views of the Kew Beach fire hall – that’s how city councillors hope a revised zoning bylaw will shape any future development along Queen Street East from Coxwell Avenue to Nursewood Road. But a legal test of the new rules is already underway. Two developers who are separately […]

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