May 28, 2014
By Scott Walker
Theatre impresario David Mirvish and renowned architect Frank Gehry have revised their proposal for a set of spectacular condo towers in downtown Toronto.
The new proposal removes one of the three towers in the original plan, and will save the Princess of Wales Theatre and several heritage buildings.
Mirvish says he is still primarily a theatre producer. But he wants to retain his “role of leadership” in creating the entertainment district. He says he’d like to get the green light soon, because he’s 70 years old and Frank Gehry is 85.
The new proposal is getting rave reviews from city planners. But some residents of the area are worried about the impact of two 92-story towers on infrastructure. City staff are looking at that issue.
There will be another public meeting next month before the proposal goes to city council.