Frequently Asked Questions

Last updated: June 24, 2019

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About St. Clair Place

What is St. Clair Place?


St. Clair Place is the working name of a mixed-use development proposed for the northeast corner of Yonge & St. Clair. The project site is bounded by Heath Street to the north, the St. Clair Centre and the Weston Centre to the south, Yonge Street to the west, and Alvin Avenue to the east.




Why is St. Clair Place being built?


St. Clair Place is being built to enhance public space and amenities at Yonge & St. Clair, and to act as a revitalized community hub for the neighbourhood. It will also become home for many new and existing residents of the growing Yonge & St. Clair community.




Who is the developer of St. Clair Place?


Wittington Properties Limited is the developer of St. Clair Place. Wittington is headquartered at the Weston Centre, which borders the St. Clair Place project site to the south. Capital Developments is a local development manager based in the Yonge & St. Clair area that is managing the planning and development process of St. Clair Place on behalf of Wittington.




Who comprises the St. Clair Place project team?


Developer: Wittington Properties Limited

Development Manager: Capital Developments

Architect: Diamond Schmitt Architects

Landscape Architect: Claude Cormier + Associés

Community Engagement Consultant: LURA Consulting

Sustainability Consultant: Footprint





 

Application Process and Construction

What are the proposed tower heights?


The current application has three towers with heights of 34, 39 and 59 storeys.




Why are the towers so tall?


The proposed tower heights help support the vibrancy and liveliness of the public space proposed at ground level. The development proposal prioritizes the public realm and aims to maximize benefits to the community. A certain amount of height/density is required to support these benefits.




Are development proposals of this height typical?


Yes, particularly in transit-rich neighbourhoods across the City.




How will access to air and sunlight be preserved?


The architectural design of St. Clair Place features setbacks and very wide distances between the towers to ensure maximum sunlight and air and minimal shadowing and wind tunnelling.




Are there “squash-and-spread” alternatives to the current proposal?


There is no “squash & spread” option to this proposal. The height and density proposed support the public realm elements.




What building materials will St. Clair Place feature?


The podium of St. Clair Place will feature brick extensively, honouring the local brickmaking heritage in the Don Valley and exemplifying local residential character. The use of brick also reflects community input from engagement workshops. Above the podium, the towers will feature glass and “green” living roofs.





Engagement Process and Feedback

What is St. Clair Place?


St. Clair Place is the working name of a mixed-use development proposed for the northeast corner of Yonge & St. Clair. The project site is bounded by Heath Street to the north, the St. Clair Centre and the Weston Centre to the south, Yonge Street to the west, and Alvin Avenue to the east.




Why is St. Clair Place being built?


St. Clair Place is being built to enhance public space and amenities at Yonge & St. Clair, and to act as a revitalized community hub for the neighbourhood. It will also become home for many new and existing residents of the growing Yonge & St. Clair community.




Who is the developer of St. Clair Place?


Wittington Properties Limited is the developer of St. Clair Place. Wittington is headquartered at the Weston Centre, which borders the St. Clair Place project site to the south. Capital Developments is a local development manager based in the Yonge & St. Clair area that is managing the planning and development process of St. Clair Place on behalf of Wittington.




Who comprises the St. Clair Place project team?


Developer: Wittington Properties Limited

Development Manager: Capital Developments

Architect: Diamond Schmitt Architects

Landscape Architect: Claude Cormier + Associés

Community Engagement Consultant: LURA Consulting

Sustainability Consultant: Footprint





 

Height, Aesthetics, Views, Sun/Shadow & Privacy

What are the proposed tower heights?


The current application has three towers with heights of 34, 39 and 59 storeys.




Why are the towers so tall?


The proposed tower heights help support the vibrancy and liveliness of the public space proposed at ground level. The development proposal prioritizes the public realm and aims to maximize benefits to the community. A certain amount of height/density is required to support these benefits.




Are development proposals of this height typical?


Yes, particularly in transit-rich neighbourhoods across the City.




How will access to air and sunlight be preserved?


The architectural design of St. Clair Place features setbacks and very wide distances between the towers to ensure maximum sunlight and air and minimal shadowing and wind tunnelling.




Are there “squash-and-spread” alternatives to the current proposal?


There is no “squash & spread” option to this proposal. The height and density proposed support the public realm elements.




What building materials will St. Clair Place feature?


The podium of St. Clair Place will feature brick extensively, honouring the local brickmaking heritage in the Don Valley and exemplifying local residential character. The use of brick also reflects community input from engagement workshops. Above the podium, the towers will feature glass and “green” living roofs.





 
 

Sustainability

What is St. Clair Place?


St. Clair Place is the working name of a mixed-use development proposed for the northeast corner of Yonge & St. Clair. The project site is bounded by Heath Street to the north, the St. Clair Centre and the Weston Centre to the south, Yonge Street to the west, and Alvin Avenue to the east.




Why is St. Clair Place being built?


St. Clair Place is being built to enhance public space and amenities at Yonge & St. Clair, and to act as a revitalized community hub for the neighbourhood. It will also become home for many new and existing residents of the growing Yonge & St. Clair community.




Who is the developer of St. Clair Place?


Wittington Properties Limited is the developer of St. Clair Place. Wittington is headquartered at the Weston Centre, which borders the St. Clair Place project site to the south. Capital Developments is a local development manager based in the Yonge & St. Clair area that is managing the planning and development process of St. Clair Place on behalf of Wittington.




Who comprises the St. Clair Place project team?


Developer: Wittington Properties Limited

Development Manager: Capital Developments

Architect: Diamond Schmitt Architects

Landscape Architect: Claude Cormier + Associés

Community Engagement Consultant: LURA Consulting

Sustainability Consultant: Footprint





Local History & Heritage

What are the proposed tower heights?


The current application has three towers with heights of 34, 39 and 59 storeys.




Why are the towers so tall?


The proposed tower heights help support the vibrancy and liveliness of the public space proposed at ground level. The development proposal prioritizes the public realm and aims to maximize benefits to the community. A certain amount of height/density is required to support these benefits.




Are development proposals of this height typical?


Yes, particularly in transit-rich neighbourhoods across the City.




How will access to air and sunlight be preserved?


The architectural design of St. Clair Place features setbacks and very wide distances between the towers to ensure maximum sunlight and air and minimal shadowing and wind tunnelling.




Are there “squash-and-spread” alternatives to the current proposal?


There is no “squash & spread” option to this proposal. The height and density proposed support the public realm elements.




What building materials will St. Clair Place feature?


The podium of St. Clair Place will feature brick extensively, honouring the local brickmaking heritage in the Don Valley and exemplifying local residential character. The use of brick also reflects community input from engagement workshops. Above the podium, the towers will feature glass and “green” living roofs.





 

Neighbouring Developments

What are the proposed tower heights?


The current application has three towers with heights of 34, 39 and 59 storeys.




Why are the towers so tall?


The proposed tower heights help support the vibrancy and liveliness of the public space proposed at ground level. The development proposal prioritizes the public realm and aims to maximize benefits to the community. A certain amount of height/density is required to support these benefits.




Are development proposals of this height typical?


Yes, particularly in transit-rich neighbourhoods across the City.




How will access to air and sunlight be preserved?


The architectural design of St. Clair Place features setbacks and very wide distances between the towers to ensure maximum sunlight and air and minimal shadowing and wind tunnelling.




Are there “squash-and-spread” alternatives to the current proposal?


There is no “squash & spread” option to this proposal. The height and density proposed support the public realm elements.




What building materials will St. Clair Place feature?


The podium of St. Clair Place will feature brick extensively, honouring the local brickmaking heritage in the Don Valley and exemplifying local residential character. The use of brick also reflects community input from engagement workshops. Above the podium, the towers will feature glass and “green” living roofs.





 

Existing Storefronts

What are the proposed tower heights?


The current application has three towers with heights of 34, 39 and 59 storeys.




Why are the towers so tall?


The proposed tower heights help support the vibrancy and liveliness of the public space proposed at ground level. The development proposal prioritizes the public realm and aims to maximize benefits to the community. A certain amount of height/density is required to support these benefits.




Are development proposals of this height typical?


Yes, particularly in transit-rich neighbourhoods across the City.




How will access to air and sunlight be preserved?


The architectural design of St. Clair Place features setbacks and very wide distances between the towers to ensure maximum sunlight and air and minimal shadowing and wind tunnelling.




Are there “squash-and-spread” alternatives to the current proposal?


There is no “squash & spread” option to this proposal. The height and density proposed support the public realm elements.




What building materials will St. Clair Place feature?


The podium of St. Clair Place will feature brick extensively, honouring the local brickmaking heritage in the Don Valley and exemplifying local residential character. The use of brick also reflects community input from engagement workshops. Above the podium, the towers will feature glass and “green” living roofs.





 

Population

What are the proposed tower heights?


The current application has three towers with heights of 34, 39 and 59 storeys.




Why are the towers so tall?


The proposed tower heights help support the vibrancy and liveliness of the public space proposed at ground level. The development proposal prioritizes the public realm and aims to maximize benefits to the community. A certain amount of height/density is required to support these benefits.




Are development proposals of this height typical?


Yes, particularly in transit-rich neighbourhoods across the City.




How will access to air and sunlight be preserved?


The architectural design of St. Clair Place features setbacks and very wide distances between the towers to ensure maximum sunlight and air and minimal shadowing and wind tunnelling.




Are there “squash-and-spread” alternatives to the current proposal?


There is no “squash & spread” option to this proposal. The height and density proposed support the public realm elements.




What building materials will St. Clair Place feature?


The podium of St. Clair Place will feature brick extensively, honouring the local brickmaking heritage in the Don Valley and exemplifying local residential character. The use of brick also reflects community input from engagement workshops. Above the podium, the towers will feature glass and “green” living roofs.





 

Public Space & Programming

What public spaces will St. Clair Place feature?


St. Clair Place will feature many public spaces such as wider sidewalks on Yonge Street, an outdoor plaza-like Bosque at the southeast corner of Yonge Street and Heath Street East, a central courtyard, a covered and climate-controlled Winter Garden/Urban Room, and a new underground concourse with a connection to the TTC’s St. Clair subway station. There will also be new retail and community spaces, as well as restaurants and cafes.




What types of programming will take place in St. Clair Place’s public spaces?


Potential events could include farmer’s markets, outdoor movie nights, concerts in the Winter Garden/Urban Room, activities for families and seniors, and more.




Who will program the privately-owned public space in St. Clair Place?


Curated retail and public programming will be facilitated by Wittington on the POPS (Privately Owned Public Space).





 
 

Residential Units

What are the proposed tower heights?


The current application has three towers with heights of 34, 39 and 59 storeys.




Why are the towers so tall?


The proposed tower heights help support the vibrancy and liveliness of the public space proposed at ground level. The development proposal prioritizes the public realm and aims to maximize benefits to the community. A certain amount of height/density is required to support these benefits.




Are development proposals of this height typical?


Yes, particularly in transit-rich neighbourhoods across the City.




How will access to air and sunlight be preserved?


The architectural design of St. Clair Place features setbacks and very wide distances between the towers to ensure maximum sunlight and air and minimal shadowing and wind tunnelling.




Are there “squash-and-spread” alternatives to the current proposal?


There is no “squash & spread” option to this proposal. The height and density proposed support the public realm elements.




What building materials will St. Clair Place feature?


The podium of St. Clair Place will feature brick extensively, honouring the local brickmaking heritage in the Don Valley and exemplifying local residential character. The use of brick also reflects community input from engagement workshops. Above the podium, the towers will feature glass and “green” living roofs.





 

Transportation, Traffic & Parking

What is St. Clair Place?


St. Clair Place is the working name of a mixed-use development proposed for the northeast corner of Yonge & St. Clair. The project site is bounded by Heath Street to the north, the St. Clair Centre and the Weston Centre to the south, Yonge Street to the west, and Alvin Avenue to the east.




Why is St. Clair Place being built?


St. Clair Place is being built to enhance public space and amenities at Yonge & St. Clair, and to act as a revitalized community hub for the neighbourhood. It will also become home for many new and existing residents of the growing Yonge & St. Clair community.




Who is the developer of St. Clair Place?


Wittington Properties Limited is the developer of St. Clair Place. Wittington is headquartered at the Weston Centre, which borders the St. Clair Place project site to the south. Capital Developments is a local development manager based in the Yonge & St. Clair area that is managing the planning and development process of St. Clair Place on behalf of Wittington.




Who comprises the St. Clair Place project team?


Developer: Wittington Properties Limited

Development Manager: Capital Developments

Architect: Diamond Schmitt Architects

Landscape Architect: Claude Cormier + Associés

Community Engagement Consultant: LURA Consulting

Sustainability Consultant: Footprint





 

Accessibility

What are the proposed tower heights?


The current application has three towers with heights of 34, 39 and 59 storeys.




Why are the towers so tall?


The proposed tower heights help support the vibrancy and liveliness of the public space proposed at ground level. The development proposal prioritizes the public realm and aims to maximize benefits to the community. A certain amount of height/density is required to support these benefits.




Are development proposals of this height typical?


Yes, particularly in transit-rich neighbourhoods across the City.




How will access to air and sunlight be preserved?


The architectural design of St. Clair Place features setbacks and very wide distances between the towers to ensure maximum sunlight and air and minimal shadowing and wind tunnelling.




Are there “squash-and-spread” alternatives to the current proposal?


There is no “squash & spread” option to this proposal. The height and density proposed support the public realm elements.




What building materials will St. Clair Place feature?


The podium of St. Clair Place will feature brick extensively, honouring the local brickmaking heritage in the Don Valley and exemplifying local residential character. The use of brick also reflects community input from engagement workshops. Above the podium, the towers will feature glass and “green” living roofs.





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