View Full Version : Alexandra Park Redevelopment | Proposed | 9 to 19 st | ??? m | Kensington Market / Chinatown
April 11th, 2011, 05:29 PM
Heads-up by Urbanation. Apartment buildings will range from 9-19 storeys.
On March 11, 2011, Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) submitted Official Plan Amendment and Rezoning applications to permit the revitalization and redevelopment of Alexandra Park and Atkinson Housing Co-op. The master plan proposes to demolish and replace 333 townhouse and apartment units, renovate and retain 473 apartment units, and incorporate 1,540 market condominium and townhouse units. The master plan also proposes an extended public street network, a series of public parks, and private and shared outdoor amenity spaces.
Site plan: http://www.toronto.ca/planning/pdf/a...k_siteplan.pdf
Landscape Plan: http://www.toronto.ca/planning/pdf/a...masterplan.pdf
Phase Plan: http://www.toronto.ca/planning/pdf/alexpark_phasing.pdf
3D Models: http://www.toronto.ca/planning/pdf/alexpark_model01.pdf
April 12th, 2011, 05:29 AM
Great news, the core will now be ghetto free. Not that I think Jamestown is a ghetto because it's not but I saw a sign on bloor at Parliment last week stating a submision fo 5 towers ranging in heights from 40-55 floors.
April 12th, 2011, 06:09 AM
^^ If you mean the one on Sherbourne, then coincidently I saw the signs myself today; I was quite taken aback by the size of the project and the fact I had heard nothing about it. Here is part of what I posted in the James Cooper Mansion thread:
"I was rather surprised to see the size of a proposal planned for a truly long-neglected area, where many Vics have been allowed to badly deteriorate. If Elk has made a
thread about this proposal, let me know and I can enter this material there.
This is a huge proposal:
from the back:
and on the next street to the East (Howard or Glen Road?)
April 14th, 2011, 03:57 AM
That's the one.
May 24th, 2011, 04:09 PM
Alexandra Park community yearns for a facelift
Published On Mon May 23 2011
So as she takes a reporter on an impromptu tour of the decaying housing in the Dundas Ave. W and Bathurst area neighbourhood one afternoon, she speaks passionately about an ambitious, 15-year revitalization plan developed with significant local input. It calls for demolishing and replacing 333 co-op townhouse and apartment units, and gradually shifting from mostly subsidized housing to a mixed-income neighbourhood.
Currently in the rezoning stage, the plan also calls for renovating 473 existing units, improved green space, new underground parking, and commercial and retail space.
Final planning approvals are expected by early next year, when requests for bids will go out.
Like Regent Park and Don Mount/Rivertowne, Toronto Community Housing’s other big-budget revitalization initiatives, the Alexandra Park project would leverage land value to generate funds for replacing and upgrading housing.
As to market-rate housing, some 1,530 new condo units and nearly a dozen townhouses are slated to be built around the site.
But at Alexandra Park, the first clusters of new housing would be built where there are now just parking lots and open space. People would move directly from their old units to the new — and the process would leapfrog from there, explains local councillor Adam Vaughan.
“It means the project will happen a bit slower,’’ says Vaughan — about 15 years to complete. But zero displacement was a principle residents insisted on. “That’s the most critical thing in this whole project.”
The seven-hectare site is tucked between Kensington Market and Queen Street W., and in terms of TCHC’s housing portfolio is among the highest in land value.
The site is home to a diverse population with black, Chinese and South Asian residents predominant. Its 800 or so units are home to about 2,500 people.
But like many public housing projects of its era, Alexandra Park is challenged by its isolation from the surrounding community, vacant and underutilized spaces, disorganized site layout, aging stock, outdated design, and high operating, maintenance and security costs, according to Jeffrey Ferrier, a spokesperson for Toronto Community Housing.
In Lawrence Heights, an aging TCHC housing project slated for a 20-year redevelopment, residents in adjoining neighbourhoods have voiced strong concerns about the size and scope of the plan. But so far, neighbours seem to have bought into the Alexandra Park project.
Businessman Grey Coyote, chair of the Kensington Market Action Committee, says he’ll be watching to be sure rental rates for new commercial space that pops up there are accessible to smaller operations and not just big chains. But overall, he feels the revitalization will be a “positive thing for the area, when all is said and done.’’
October 8th, 2013, 05:09 AM
Tridel is going to start selling the Phase 1 Condos at the Alexandra Park Revitalization:
October 8th, 2013, 05:45 AM
Welcome to the forum!
I saw the render in the paper the other day and it looks promising.
October 10th, 2013, 01:27 AM
I often thought of one day buying all those row houses and renovating them. Too late for that I guess.
October 12th, 2013, 09:25 PM
^^ I'll second that welcome, Supertea!
This is fantastic news.
October 14th, 2013, 10:33 PM
This one is going to be a tough sell for Tridel. I hope they manage to pull it off though.No there usual safe suburban type area or family friendly zone.
October 14th, 2013, 10:38 PM
October 15th, 2013, 07:18 PM
The tower is attractive, but the street-level interaction is rather poor. Even though it's just a residential back street, it could be better.