Condo construction underway at Sheppard and Pharmacy
Construction is now well underway on a condo development on the southeast corner of Sheppard and Pharmacy avenues in Scarborough’s L’Amoreaux neighbourhood. Workers appear to be currently working on the base of the condo.
The site was a former plaza — Wishing Well Plaza — which was demolished in March 2018. The condo, which has been sold out for more than a year, will overlook the “beautiful natural setting” of Wishing Well Woods, according to wishcondos.ca.
“Rising 18 storeys, Wish Condos has a series of stepped terraces cascade down towards the park on the rear, offering a beautiful natural perspective,” the website boasts.
The plan originally called for a 30-storey building with 365 residential units and ground floor commercial uses fronting Sheppard Avenue; however, the Ontario Municipal Board (now the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal) issued an order on Aug. 17, 2016 permitting 18 storeys. The plan calls for 264 residential units, mostly one or two bedrooms.
The proposed Sheppard East Light Rail Transit line had sparked development in the area, but the LRT project has now been shelved by the province.
Next month, area residents will get an update on the condo development along with other developments in the neighbourhood at an “All Development” community meeting hosted by local city Coun. Jim Karygiannis. “There will be developers in attendance that will be displaying and updating residents of their upcoming developments in Ward 22,” an assistant to the councillor said in an email.
The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. June 10 at L’Amoreaux Community Centre (in the Park Room), according to the councillor’s office.