A proposal bringing more people to transit in Flemingdon Park
Future transit access in Flemingdon Park will be transformative for the area. As a result, the neighbourhood is targeted for more people and jobs. The project team for the St. Dennis & Grenoble proposal sees an opportunity to utilize the vacant lands at 7 St. Dennis Drive & 10 Grenoble Drive to support growth and expand housing supply and options in the city.
The site is located within the Flemingdon Park Major Transit Station Area (MTSA). MTSAs are the areas generally within 500 to 800 metres radius of a transit station, which is about a 10-minute walk. Each MTSA will be subject to a density target, which will be determined when the draft MTSAs are finalized by City Council.
The owners of the property are exploring an opportunity to build more housing on underutilized land at 7 St. Dennis Drive & 10 Grenoble Drive.
Keeping the existing apartment buildings at 7 St. Dennis Drive & 10 Grenoble Drive
Introducing 4 new residential buildings
Providing new roads
Providing a new public park
Incorporating multiple pedestrian mid-block connections and pathways
All tenants of 7 St. Dennis & 10 Grenoble will be able to remain in their homes. The proposal is to provide infill development on some of the vacant land to the east of the existing buildings. The owners and development manager for St. Dennis & Grenoble are committed to supporting tenants of the existing buildings throughout the process. We encourage any tenant to reach out if they have questions or would like to provide feedback.
This timeline will tell you where we are in the process, who we have met with, and what the current status of the application is. It is common, during the planning application review process, that periods of time will pass without an update, while the City of Toronto conducts its review of the application.
Meeting with Toronto Neighbourhood Organization
Meeting with Councillor for Ward 16 – Don Valley East
Pre-application Consultation Meeting with City Staff
Letter to Tenants
Development Application Submission
Formal Review Process Begins
The application to the City of Toronto for the infill development included a number of reports, studies, and plans. We will continue to add updated materials, City Staff reports, and community presentations as they become available.
Osmington Gerofsky Development Corp (OGDC) is a real estate development company working with the owners of the property to obtain planning approvals for the development of the lands.
The site we want to develop includes the vacant lands at 7 St. Dennis Drive and 10 Grenoble Drive. Specifically, there are two areas for development:
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The site includes vacant lands, and this is where the new buildings are proposed to be built. The site also includes rental buildings at 7 St. Dennis Drive and 10 Grenoble Drive, which will not be torn down for this development.
No. The existing buildings at 7 St. Dennis and 10 Grenoble will not be torn down as part of this proposed development.
The vacant lands are less than a 10-minute walk away from the Eglinton LRT, which is expected to be in operation soon. The site is also less than a 5-minute walk away from the future Flemingdon Park Subway Station on the planned Ontario Line. The Province and the City have policies directing new housing close to these transit lines where more people will be able to live close to transit.
The existing residents will not have to move, and the rent will not increase because of this development (increases allowed by the Residential Tenancies Act will still apply).
Existing and new residents would be able to enjoy new programmed outdoor spaces, which might include:
There will also be additional walkways throughout the entire site to make it easier for people to walk through the site and connect to the nearby streets.
The new buildings will likely be condominiums. Their operation will be separate from WJ Properties’ which will continue to own and maintain the existing buildings, just as they do today.
The sale of the new condo units is years away, as the proposal is still being reviewed by City Staff and requires approval before construction can begin. We would be delighted to have tenants purchase units in the new buildings. We will consider opportunities for existing residents to purchase the new units closer to when the units will be sold.
The new buildings are a minimum of 25 metres away from the existing buildings, and up to 38 metres away from the proposed buildings. Referred to as separation distance, this meets or exceeds the City’s Tall Building Design Guidelines, which looks at sunlight, shadows, view, and privacy of neighbouring properties.
As part of the City of Toronto’s official review process, the application will be circulated to all the school boards that serve the area. They will provide feedback on school capacity. A new elementary school proposed at Eglinton and Don Mills has been planned by the Toronto District School Board with future development in mind.
We are still very early in the process, however, if the application is approved, we will be required to prepare a Construction Management Plan. This plan will be created in consultation with interested stakeholders to ensure that there is consideration made for things like dust, noise, traffic re-routing, etc.
A formal planning application was submitted to the City of Toronto in July 2022 for the proposed development, including: Official Plan Amendment, Zoning By-law Amendment and Draft Plan of Subdivision applications. The submission of these applications begins the formal city review process, which includes consultation with the community. A decision on the applications by City Council is not expected for 18 months to 24 months.
Many steps need to take place before construction would be permitted. This includes consultation with residents and the community, review of the application by City Staff and ultimately, approval by the Toronto City Council. While we cannot offer a guarantee on timing, typically the approval process can take from 18 months to 24 months. Following that, additional applications and reviews are needed for us to be able to begin any construction, which will not start until 2025 at the earliest. We estimate that it will take 3-5 years to complete the full development.
We encourage anyone who is interested in providing their feedback to reach out to the project team through the contact form below, email us at info@StDennisGrenoble.com or call 647-478-4918. A member of our team will get back to you shortly. Any consultation opportunities for the community will be posted on this website when they become available.
Reach out to the team with your questions and feedback on the proposed plans for the lands at St. Dennis & Grenoble. A member of the project team will respond to your outreach soon.