[URBAN NOTE] “High Park residents concerned about influx of high rises”
blogTO’s Derek Flack reports on how High Park North is facing the prospect of significant change, with proposals to densify sharply an area that already has plenty of high towers.
A number of Toronto’s neighbourhoods are in the midst of major transformations thanks to the onslaught of high rise construction that continues to reshape the city’s skyline.
Areas like Yorkville, Lower Yonge Street, and the waterfront get a lot of attention, but they’re far from alone.
Development pressure has, for instance, ramped up in High Park. In addition to a completed development on Bloor Street, directly across from the park, a slew of other proposals would see the residential neighbourhood to the north fill up with high rises.
With numerous apartment blocks dating back to the late 1960s and 70s, tall buildings are not foreign to these residential streets.
But after an initial surge of activity in conjunction with the arrival of the Bloor-Danforth subway line, the area between Bloor and Dupont streets has been mostly unchanged.