The suburbs too?

In early 2014, a developer is proposing an eight-storey building at 2978 Dundas St. W. comprised of 51 units, a mix of one and two bedrooms starting at 575 square feet to 1,200 square feet.

Most units would face out onto Pacific Avenue. The seventh floor would include two-storey penthouses. Because it’s a narrow site, about 50-feet wide, there is no room for underground parking.

A car-stacker

Instead, the developer is proposing parking stackers, three trays on hydraulics accessible off of Pacific Avenue, 27-parking spaces altogether. The building would include 4,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor.

So parking for 27 cars for a condo having 51 residential units and 4,000 square feet of retail space.


With the city's blessing, developers are starting to build condos with limited parking out in the hinterlands. There are 75 stacked townhouses being built in Downview at 877 Wilson in between Dufferin and Keele. One-third of these units will not have a parking spot.

These residents will have to take a bus, ride a bicycle or walk a few blocks to get to almost anything more than a few old strip malls.

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