Did you bother to read the Staff Report before getting your knickers in a twist? 405 Sherbourne is a Listed property so there needs to be an agreement from the City to change it. Staff Report says:Absolutely wild, broken system.
”There are no heritage buildings on the site, but there are several heritage buildings adjacent to the site.”
This is an overreach that wrecks trust of the preservation process, like when Matlow designated all those properties that had no business being designated.
"This report recommends that City Council approve the alterations proposed for the Part V designated heritage property at 405 Sherbourne Street in connection with a proposed development of the subject property.
The proposal is for a 26-storey mixed-use building that is part of the Housing Now Initiative. The new building will replace an existing surface parking lot. There are no heritage buildings on the site, but there are several heritage buildings adjacent to the site.
The impacts of the proposed development on the Cabbagetown Northwest Heritage Conservation District are appropriately mitigated through the compatible design of the new construction. In addition, the proposal will serve the public interest by providing 267 new rental housing units, of which between 33 - 50 percent will be new affordable rental housing units in accordance with the Housing Now Initiative."