For information from other media and more background history on development in our West-end neighbourhood, check out the below links that have been loosely organized around the main aspects of the development projects.
Our councillor, Ana Bailão is promoting Inclusionary Zoning—which the city hopes will meet its affordable housing goals—despite the upheaval caused by provincial legislation announced in May of this year. Here’s an interesting look
An article on how Toronto’s mall parking lots might become sites for new condo developments. Dufferin Mall is mentioned.
So gather up your jackets, and move it to the exits
I hope you have found a
Friend.—Leonard Cohen, Closing Time
Dufferin Grove Park is about to get a hughttps://www.blogto.com/city/2019/06/dufferin-grove-park-makeover/e makeover
This is a June 2019 report on an upgrade to the park’s skating rink and rink house/community centre.
This is a major investigation of how our neighbourhood will deal with rapid intensification. This Sunday Star front page expose starts off by looking at the crowds trying to catch a Dufferin 29 bus northbound.
Toronto.com asks the question if Bloor/Dufferin can handle another major development.
TVO short docs finalist: Bloor Dufferin
This short film, shot by Camilla Garcia and Pedro Miquez of Rebel Creative Media was a finalist in the 2018 TVO short docs contest. It’s a good, four-minute review of our community’s development issues. The documentary was aired before the December, 2018 announcement of further development at Dufferin Mall.
A report by Ryan McGovern from a developer-friendly website which details the developers, architects and development plans for Dufferin Mall, buzzbuzzhome.com, Dec. 5, 2018.
An idiosyncratic blog post with further details of the proposed Dufferin Mall parking lot development. Lauren O’Neil, blogTO.com, Dec. 7, 2018
A report on what Vancouver is doing in one neighbourhood to make development a positive.
Andrew Bozikovic, Toronto Star, April 5, 2018
Michael See, Toronto Star, April 18, 2018
Nikhil Sharma, Torontoist.com, Jan. 27, 2017
April 9, 2017 Toronto schools bracing for wave of highrise neighbours
May 1, 2015 (Updated May 15, 2018) TDSB, province mull uses for Bloor-Dufferin surplus schools
December 8, 2016 Hariri Pontarini Design to Reshape 7.3 Acre Bloor-Dufferin Site
January 27, 2017 Bloordale Residents Push for More Input on Planned Community Hub
December 2016 [City of Toronto, Government of Ontario] Request for Expressions of Interest For the “Community Hub Visioning Group for Bloor-Dufferin”
December 16, 2016 Community hubs are great, but they won’t keep schools from closing
August 12, 2016 (updated June 29, 2018) [Government of Ontario Report] One-year progress update on Community Hubs in Ontario: A Strategic Framework and Action Plan
August 9, 2015 (updated August 14, 2017) [Government of Ontario Report] Community hubs in Ontario: A strategic framework and action plan
Developer: Capital Developments
Architect: Hariri Pontarini
Government Documentation and press releases:
Toronto Land Corporation, Aug. 5, 2016
Government of Ontario, August, 2015, updated, August 2017
Government of Ontario, August 2016
Other sites or articles that may be of interest: