Good thing you don't work in the planning department.
I almost went back to school for planning but decided not to because I thought I could have more power as a citizen organizing and writing to planners and politicians about planning decisions in the neighbourhood where I live and work. Maybe this is true, maybe not.
But I will write about this one in support of it. I haven't seen the details yet but my only complaint right now is that I wish it were taller!
The Annex. Is not. One of them.
The Annex is right by the core boundary - and it already has a significant high rise population. Why are we elevating planning concerns over single family homes as if they are untouchable? Not impact on the surrounding high rises, but low density housing? We don't seem nearly as concerned when we cram density elsewhere, but god forbid you should place some next to the Annex .
Low and mid rise areas need to be preserved in this city. Duplex north of Orchard View is a perfect example. Density creep would have killed that neighborhood but the residents fought hard and won. Keep the density on Yonge and along the areas or in apartment neighborhoods. Not low or mid rise neighborhoods.
I am very pro high density but this is not appropriate. 9 storeys on Davenport? No problem. Let's preserve the character of this great neighborhood for current and future generations.