Update on 1978-2002 Lakeshore Blvd development application

Three years ago a development Company named Marlin Springs applied to build two towers and a podium building at 1978 – 2002 Lakeshore Blvd W. (at Windermere). After a preliminary Report from the City and some community consultation, the application went dormant. You can see that report here: 2018 preliminary report

Recently, Marlin Springs has approached the Planning Department to restart the application. The City has posted all the documentation for the application here, by searching 1978-2002 Lakeshore Blvd Application

While their have been some important changes, this application still needs a lot of work. Many of the issues identified in the Preliminary Report still need to be addressed. I have made it clear to City staff that the community needs to be a big part of that work.

One point I want to clear up. There seems to be a misunderstanding about the height of the proposal. I’ve heard a suggestion that the towers are proposed to be 21 storeys on top of a seven storey podium. To be clear, the proposal is a TOTAL height of 21 storeys (65 metres) including both the podium and the towers.

I would like very much to hear any thoughts or questions you have. Because of some of the complications of having thorough consultation during the pandemic, I can’t quite say today how it will work. When we do have a plan I will be in touch.

Be well,