Rejected because it’s a ‘cookie-cutter’ development…did anyone ELSE see the renderings?! Definitely NOT cookie-cutter… and, in an excellent location for intensification!



Toronto city council has won its latest battle to put the brakes on a proposed 27-storey condo development in the city’s west end.

The city has supported increased density in efforts to curb sprawl and make better use of limited land, but it has to be “smart density” says councillor Gord Perks, who has opposed the Giraffe condo tower in Parkdale-High Park ward for years.

The Ontario Municipal Board this week dismissed the Giraffe [map] developer’s appeal, all but quashing plans for the skyrise condominium building at the busy intersection of Dundas and Bloor.

Read the full article by Anna Mehler Paperny, “OMB decision a victory for opponents of tower” in the Globe and Mail (March 11, 2010).

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