Large-scale Development

Eglinton just east of Yonge St.

Greenbelt scandal forces Ford government to scrap its municipal plan changes – but why not those for Toronto?

The Toronto Star reports that Premier Doug Ford is scrapping planned changes to municipal boundaries in another major policy flip-flop related to the $8.28-billion Greenbelt land swap scandal now under criminal investigation by the RCMP. Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Paul Calandra announced Monday at Queen’s Park that the embattled Progressive Conservatives were moving to “reset” relations with cities and towns.

Leaside Station

1778-1787 Bayview Avenue

The LRA is becoming increasingly concerned about the possibility of high-rise construction to the southeast of Bayview and Eglinton:

  • As previously reported, 1787 Bayview (Leaside Station entrance) is vastly overbuilt for a transit entrance and is structurally designed to support a large tower – see the photo above.
  • Also as previously reported, 1783-1785 Bayview (first quadruplex south of the station) has had its tenants evicted. Two weeks ago, the heritage consultants for Metrolinx released a draft report [PDF, 139 pages] stating that the building had no heritage value. The LRA has written to critique this report including its own assessment reaching a different conclusion about the building’s heritage value.
Bayview High-rise

High-rise on Bayview

In our November 2021 newsletter, we reported on the proposed 25-storey tower on the southeast corner of Bayview and Broadway.

The LRA and local neighbours are mobilizing to fight this development.


On November 4, 2021, Goldberg Group submitted re-zoning and plan of subdivision applications to the City to permit a 25 storey mixed use building containing 288 residential units, and 256 sq. metres of retail gross floor area on the ground floor on an assembled parcel just south of the southeast corner of Bayview and Broadway.

RioCan development at Laird & Eglinton

RioCan at Laird Update

RioCan has asked to meet with the LPOA board and we understand that they are working on revised plans. It’s a good sign! It appears that upping our game at…

RioCan development at Laird & Eglinton

Riocan at Laird Proposal

RioCan submitted a revised development application on July 31, 2018 and local residents were shocked to discover that instead of decreasing the density in the course of reviews, as normally…

Laird in Focus Community Meeting

Presentation December 5, 2017 For those who were unable to attend and for those interested, the presentation from the community meeting and the meeting summary are now available. Laird in…

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