No. of units: 122
Developer: Biancs Pollak
Address: 2779 Yonge St. Toronto, ON M4N 2H8
Alaska Condos is a new pre-construction condo development by Biana Pollak located at 2779 Yonge Street in Toronto (Yonge/In between Lawrence & Eglinton). This project will consist of 9 storeys with a total of 122 condo units.
Alaska Condos will be located in the heart of the busy and vibrant neighbourhood of Yonge and Eglinton. Conveniently located on the Yonge line. Enjoy the beautiful Alexander Muir Memorial Gardens running along the street.
The best part of living at Yonge and Eglinton is the natural surroundings, access to fun-filled boutiques, entertainment options and lovely restaurants that definitely enhance the tastebuds.
Alaska condo story
Following a two-year battle between local residents and developer Bianca Pollak, the midrise condominium dubbed Alaska has been approved on the corner of Yonge Street and Strathgowan Avenue. (March 2016)
The building’s proposal originally called for 11 storeys a few blocks south of Lawrence Avenue, with 130 residential units. Its bold, modern design was envisioned by acclaimed architect Will Aslop — responsible for designing OCAD’s award-winning “tabletop” structure downtown.
Local residents formed the Uptown Yonge Neighbourhood Alliance (UYNA) to oppose the proposal. After another iteration of the design was submitted, the developer appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) citing city council’s failure to make a decision within the prescribed time period.
Now, after an OMB settlement hearing in January 2017 that addressed the developer’s zoning bylaw appeal, a plan has finally been agreed upon by all parties.
The Jan. 11 settlement reduced the proposal to nine storeys, among several other conditions, and was later approved at City Council on Feb. 4.
In the meantime, Will Alsop has gone back to the drawing board. “Since there’s the mediation and everything, there’s been one, two changes, so we’re just adapting the design and I think making it better actually,” said Will Alsop. “There’s a lower element which goes up six or seven storeys, and then on top of it, there’s a floating pod.”
Settlement finally reached between residents and developer for Yonge-Strathgowan development
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