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Mixed-use project, The Well, proposed for 7.7 acre Globe and Mail lands | BuzzBuzzHome
TORONTO, ON - Once the Globe and Mail has moved into its new headquarters on King Street East, the surrounding 7.7-acre site bordered by Wellington, Spadina and Front streets could be re-developed into a large-scale, mixed-use community. The project price tag is reported to be $1.4-billion.
RioCan REIT, Allied Properties REIT and Diamond Corp. announced today they will be filing plans with the City of Toronto for a new neighbourhood made up of office, retail and residential space.
Dubbed “The Well,” plans for the site include more than a million square feet of residential space and more than a million square feet of office space. Stephen Diamond, President and CEO of Diamond Corp, suggested that the majority of the buildings on site would include a combination of all three uses.
Diamond also explained building heights in the neighbourhood would be staggered in height west to east, meaning structures would grow in height approaching the core, culminating in an office tower at the corner Spadina Avenue and Front Street West…
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Open house planned for controversial Waterloo condo project | The Record
WATERLOO, ON - After more than 10 years of planning and public consultation, Auburn Developments is one step closer to Waterloo council's approval of a controversial condo project at 31 Alexandra Ave.
Consultants from GSP Group, on behalf of the developer, will host an open house Thursday to present the newest version of the project to the public.
Ryan Mounsey, city manager of expansion and retention services, said the developer has responded to concerns about the project from the neighbourhood.
"This is a voluntary consultation process that's gaining additional input," he said. "It's really trying to flesh out at a neighbourhood level what some of the issues are."
At an informal public meeting in April, citizens expressed concern about the scale of the project, traffic and shadow impact.
Mounsey said councillors asked Auburn to go back to the neighbourhood to sort out some of the issues…
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