861 St Clair Redevelopment Information

The RHRA has been made aware that an application has been filed by a proponent for a new mixed-use building to be developed at 861 St. Clair Ave. W. — the site of the muffler shop and small plaza at the corner of Winona Ave. and St. Clair.

This portal page is set up by the Association for the purposes of providing information to our residents about this redevelopment.

Any questions, corrections or additions can be directed to: RHRA Communications: RHRA@RegalHeights.ca

Key Documents for Download
Planning Rationale (filed by proponent)
List of Variances (provided by Harry Lay)
Property Survey (filed by proponent)
Proponent’s Letter of Application (filed by proponent)
Project Specifications and Data (from the City of Toronto)
Architectural Drawings Doc1 Doc2 Doc3 Doc4
Transportation Study

Information Chronology

July 17 2020: The COA application has been conditionally Approved

Click HERE to read the decision by the Committee of Adjustment to approve the variances on conditions. The conditions include the payment of some $235,000 for local parks and other projects to be determined in part in conjunction with the Councillor’s office.

July 2020: A new COA hearing date has been set

Click HERE for information on viewing or participating in the July 15, 2020 Virtual Committee of Adjustment hearing for 861 St. Clair Ave. W.

March 2020: An update for RHRA from the Developer

Letter from Mitchell Abrahams, the Developer to RHRA
Answers from Mr. Abrahams to Questions Posed by RHRA

January 2020: New Committee of Adjustment Hearing for Additional Variances

Planning staff identified additional variances in the final application for the site beyond those conditionally approved in May, 2019. The additional variances go to COA on February 12, 2020

Letter from Applicant
Notice of Hearing Feb 12, 2020

June 14, 2019: Project Marketing About to Launch

The project’s marketing is about to launch. The project has been branded as “Monza Condos” and marketing information can be found at www.monzacondo.com

May 23, 2019: Minor Variance Approval with Conditions

The minor variance appeals were approved with conditions at Committee of Adjustment on May 23rd. There were a significant number of written deputations from residents and businesses in the community supporting the appeal. Most of the deputations were from families with an interest in Rawlinson Community School, which will be the recipient of funding from the development proponent. The funding, authorized under Section 45(9) of the planning act, will be used for playground improvements at the school, which is located on Glenholme Ave. north of St. Clair about 1 km from the subject site. A copy of the written deputations can BE DOWNLOADED HERE.

May 22, 2019: Removal of 861 St. Clair from “5C” Permit Parking Area

Based on a request from councillor Ana Bailão, Toronto and East York Community Council agreed to ask the Transportation Services manager to look into the removal of 861 St. Clair from from eligibility for 5C Parking Permits. READ MORE HERE.

May, 2019: Application is going before Committee of Adjustment

This application is being heard by Toronto’s Committee of Adjustment on
Thursday, May 23, 2019. 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. Hearing Location: Etobicoke Council Chamber – 399 The West Mall, Etobicoke Civic Centre

March 11, 2019. MEETING REPORT : from John Keating

Some members of the Regal Heights Residents’ Association executive met with the developer behind one of the area’s newest proposed condo developments.

The meeting on Monday, March 11 was a chance to learn more about the development at 861 St. Clair Ave. W., the site of the former muffler shop and plaza on the corner of Winona Drive. READ MORE HERE

March 5, 2019. MEETING REPORT: from Harry Lay

March 1, 2019. INFORMATION:

There will be a Community Drop-in Open House to discuss the development proposal for 861-863 St. Clair (St. Clair and Winona – former retail plaza and the Thruway Muffler). It will be held on Tuesday March 5th from 6:00pm-8:00pm at 991 St. Clair West (Oakwood Collegiate). This is not a city led discussion, but Councillor Ana Bailão will be in attendance to hear your input.

Feb. 26, 2019. Invitation from Proponent to Association:

“I am a principal with the firm proposing to re-develop 861 and 863 St Clair West. We are holding an open house next week to present the project to the neighborhood, but I wondered if a meeting with you and some of your executive would be helpful. We have designed a truly first class project for the site and I would be pleased to, with the help of my team, present it to you and your associates. Best regards, Mitch Abrahams”

Feb 20, 2019. Message from Harry Lay:

I enclose a copy of the current zoning variances that are generated by the proposal for this new building at Winona Avenue and St. Clair Ave. West. The zoning variances range from an excess in height to an inadequate number of bicycle parking spaces.

Jan. 28, 2019. MEDIA.

Urban Toronto article: “Design Review Panel Weighs in on Proposed 861 St. Clair West

Helpful Imagery

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