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Residents can air views on proposed 30-floor condo Sept. 14

Main Street site of proposed condo 170826 -STAFF

Main Street site of proposed condo 170826 -STAFF

Some residents near the corner of Main St. and Danforth Avenue were taken aback last month when it was announced that developers have applied to build a 30-storey condominium project on Main opposite the existing Main Square complex.

The proposed new tower, which would include 300 residential units and a floor each for retail and office space rentals, would occupy the block from 286 to 294 Main Street.

The plan revealed by Tribute Communities and Greybrook Realty Partners would require demolition of five smaller buildings including a detached home on adjacent Stephenson Ave., the premises of a deli and a boutique and a five-storey medical building.

Some posters to social media in groups focused on the area have welcomed the idea as a sign of progress and a boon to local businesses.

Others, however, have expressed concerns about lack of school space, increased traffic at the already busy corner and possible strains on other infrastructure needed to accommodate a sudden influx of so many new neighbours.

Both sides will have a chance to air their thoughts for the record on Thurs. Sept. 14, when a public input meeting is scheduled for the city’s Danforth Avenue Planning Study, which encompasses the corner as part of its purview.

The meeting, which will be attended by the city councillors for Wards 31 and 32, along with a Metrolinx representative and city planners, is from 6:30-9 at Hope United Church, 2550 Danforth Avenue at the northwest corner of Main Street.

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