A July 7, 2016 post is entitled:
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Peter Riedel has shared the following comments:
Surprise, surprise, surprise. Within hours of the announcement of the closing of the Mr. Christie plant talk of another massive condo project was already in the air. Mondelez Canada is already looking to rezone the property for residential use, with a massive development concept for 27 condo towers.
No matter this is already the highest and one of the densest condo communities in Canada but now sights are set to squeeze even more condos into that small area.
No matter the roads are already clogged at times of day, caked with mud and air filled with dust clouds but it will be impossible to widen streets to accommodate the hundreds if not thousands of new cars that will soon appear.
I attended the meeting put on by Zeidler Arcitects and its Chief Architect and heard the topic of shadow effect brought up by him. It seems that shadow effect is only of concern until 3:00 PM. God forbid that the cars along Lake Shore Blvd W will have to drive in shadow.
Not ONCE was the Humber Bay shoreline itself brought up and the fact that the entire strip of shoreline from Park Lawn east to Palace Pier Court (yes, that is 1 kilometre) will be in perpetual shadow come late afternoon through sunset because of this gauntlet of glass towers.
So hurry down and catch a sunset while you can because these 30, 40 and 66 (not [a]62 storey Eau de Soleil [condo] as was mentioned at the same meeting) storey buildings will block out the pleasures of a sunset cutting the sun off no less than 4-5 hours in late spring and summer. Why the shadow effect was mentioned for Lake Shore Blvd W and not the shoreline is beyond me.
It seems that for all the bikers, joggers, roller bladers and those strolling on the shore, their sunset loss is of no concern. The majority of those who use the shoreline and the paths during the week do so at the end of the work day. That place to relax and unwind will soon be sunset free thanks to the frenzied building projects.
The simple fact is that from Oakville to Oshawa there is no other area on Lake Ontario’s shoreline (excepting the downtown core of Toronto) as dense or as high with condos that looms over our shoreline. There seems to be no height restrictions and there seems to be no concern for street planning and density. Simply build more and more.
When is enough enough?!
Urban Toronto article concerning Eau Du Soleil
Peter Riedel has shared with us a link concerning the Eau Du Soleil development located between Mr. Christie’s Bakery and the Humber Bay shoreline.
Urban Toronto also announcement the closing of Mr. Christie’s.