Frequently Asked Questions

Last updated: June 24, 2019

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About St. Clair Place

What does the planning and construction process and timeline look like for St. Clair Place? Will construction be phased?


The engagement process for St. Clair Place began in Fall 2018, and a development application was made to the city on April 3, 2019. It is anticipated that at least 18 months of collaborative work with the community and the city to be required to move to the next stage in the process. It is too early to determine when construction will begin. Most likely a phased construction timeline will be explored.




How can development happen while the local secondary plan is being reviewed?


Landowners are permitted to submit applications for development while a planning study is currently under way.




How did the project’s parcel boundaries expand?


The current application includes the entire block area (3.38 acres), an increase from the current permissions (2.27 acres), as additional land was acquired over time.





 

Application Process and Construction

What does the planning and construction process and timeline look like for St. Clair Place? Will construction be phased?


The engagement process for St. Clair Place began in Fall 2018, and a development application was made to the city on April 3, 2019. It is anticipated that at least 18 months of collaborative work with the community and the city to be required to move to the next stage in the process. It is too early to determine when construction will begin. Most likely a phased construction timeline will be explored.




How can development happen while the local secondary plan is being reviewed?


Landowners are permitted to submit applications for development while a planning study is currently under way.




How did the project’s parcel boundaries expand?


The current application includes the entire block area (3.38 acres), an increase from the current permissions (2.27 acres), as additional land was acquired over time.





Engagement Process and Feedback

How are accessibility considerations being incorporated into the design of St. Clair Place?


Ensuring that St. Clair Place is accessible to all community members and visitors is a key priority of the project. The project’s design will minimize barriers by meeting or exceeding the latest AODA accessibility standards. CNIB, a local organization with a community hub at Yonge & St. Clair that champions accessibility, has also been a key partner during the engagement and consultation process. Feedback on accessibility issues has been gathered at multiple engagement workshops to-date, as well, and taken into consideration during the design and planning process.





 

Height, Aesthetics, Views, Sun/Shadow & Privacy

How will traffic flow be managed around and into/out of St. Clair Place?


Transportation improvements will be added to mitigate impacts caused by parking, loading, queuing, volume, pick-up/drop-off, etc.




Are any street realignments planned as part of the project?


Options are being explored on how best to integrate with the existing transportation network before proposing any changes to the infrastructure.




Will any pedestrian safety improvements be made as part of the St. Clair Place project?


Yes, improving pedestrian safety is a priority for the St. Clair Place project. Under the proposed design, sidewalks along Yonge Street would be widened, and all parking, loading, and rideshare drop-off/pickup activities would be relocated underground, enhancing safety at the sidewalk level. In addition, the installation of signals at the two intersections of Yonge Street & Delisle Avenue and St. Clair Avenue East & Alvin Avenue are being suggested as part of the development application to the City as a measure of improving traffic flow and pedestrian safety.




Will the Green P parking lots currently on the project site be replaced?


Yes, all 213 Toronto Parking Authority Green P spaces will be reproduced as part of the St. Clair Place development.




Will there be enhanced TTC access?


Yes, there will be enhanced access to the TTC’s St. Clair subway station via an underground concourse.





 
 

Sustainability

How are accessibility considerations being incorporated into the design of St. Clair Place?


Ensuring that St. Clair Place is accessible to all community members and visitors is a key priority of the project. The project’s design will minimize barriers by meeting or exceeding the latest AODA accessibility standards. CNIB, a local organization with a community hub at Yonge & St. Clair that champions accessibility, has also been a key partner during the engagement and consultation process. Feedback on accessibility issues has been gathered at multiple engagement workshops to-date, as well, and taken into consideration during the design and planning process.





Local History & Heritage

What will the proportion of rental units and condo units be in St. Clair Place?


The distribution of rental versus condominium is still being explored.




Will there be unit sizes and spaces suitable for kids?


The development will include amenity spaces and housing target sizes for all sizes/types of families.




I am interested in purchasing or renting a unit in St. Clair Place.


Sales and leasing will not begin until later in the construction process.




Will there be replacement rental units for the existing rental units on the northern end of the project site along Heath Street East?


Yes, this is confirmed. 34 rental units will be replaced on the site.





 

Neighbouring Developments

What will the proportion of rental units and condo units be in St. Clair Place?


The distribution of rental versus condominium is still being explored.




Will there be unit sizes and spaces suitable for kids?


The development will include amenity spaces and housing target sizes for all sizes/types of families.




I am interested in purchasing or renting a unit in St. Clair Place.


Sales and leasing will not begin until later in the construction process.




Will there be replacement rental units for the existing rental units on the northern end of the project site along Heath Street East?


Yes, this is confirmed. 34 rental units will be replaced on the site.





 

Existing Storefronts

How are accessibility considerations being incorporated into the design of St. Clair Place?


Ensuring that St. Clair Place is accessible to all community members and visitors is a key priority of the project. The project’s design will minimize barriers by meeting or exceeding the latest AODA accessibility standards. CNIB, a local organization with a community hub at Yonge & St. Clair that champions accessibility, has also been a key partner during the engagement and consultation process. Feedback on accessibility issues has been gathered at multiple engagement workshops to-date, as well, and taken into consideration during the design and planning process.





 
 

Population

What will the proportion of rental units and condo units be in St. Clair Place?


The distribution of rental versus condominium is still being explored.




Will there be unit sizes and spaces suitable for kids?


The development will include amenity spaces and housing target sizes for all sizes/types of families.




I am interested in purchasing or renting a unit in St. Clair Place.


Sales and leasing will not begin until later in the construction process.




Will there be replacement rental units for the existing rental units on the northern end of the project site along Heath Street East?


Yes, this is confirmed. 34 rental units will be replaced on the site.





Public Space & Programming

How are accessibility considerations being incorporated into the design of St. Clair Place?


Ensuring that St. Clair Place is accessible to all community members and visitors is a key priority of the project. The project’s design will minimize barriers by meeting or exceeding the latest AODA accessibility standards. CNIB, a local organization with a community hub at Yonge & St. Clair that champions accessibility, has also been a key partner during the engagement and consultation process. Feedback on accessibility issues has been gathered at multiple engagement workshops to-date, as well, and taken into consideration during the design and planning process.





 
 

Residential Units

What will the proportion of rental units and condo units be in St. Clair Place?


The distribution of rental versus condominium is still being explored.




Will there be unit sizes and spaces suitable for kids?


The development will include amenity spaces and housing target sizes for all sizes/types of families.




I am interested in purchasing or renting a unit in St. Clair Place.


Sales and leasing will not begin until later in the construction process.




Will there be replacement rental units for the existing rental units on the northern end of the project site along Heath Street East?


Yes, this is confirmed. 34 rental units will be replaced on the site.





 

Transportation, Traffic & Parking

What does the planning and construction process and timeline look like for St. Clair Place? Will construction be phased?


The engagement process for St. Clair Place began in Fall 2018, and a development application was made to the city on April 3, 2019. It is anticipated that at least 18 months of collaborative work with the community and the city to be required to move to the next stage in the process. It is too early to determine when construction will begin. Most likely a phased construction timeline will be explored.




How can development happen while the local secondary plan is being reviewed?


Landowners are permitted to submit applications for development while a planning study is currently under way.




How did the project’s parcel boundaries expand?


The current application includes the entire block area (3.38 acres), an increase from the current permissions (2.27 acres), as additional land was acquired over time.





 

Accessibility

How are accessibility considerations being incorporated into the design of St. Clair Place?


Ensuring that St. Clair Place is accessible to all community members and visitors is a key priority of the project. The project’s design will minimize barriers by meeting or exceeding the latest AODA accessibility standards. CNIB, a local organization with a community hub at Yonge & St. Clair that champions accessibility, has also been a key partner during the engagement and consultation process. Feedback on accessibility issues has been gathered at multiple engagement workshops to-date, as well, and taken into consideration during the design and planning process.