Request to demolish Elgie House

Renaissance Fine Homes, developer of the heritage Elgie House on Bessborough, is asking for permission to demolish the home at the same time that it is waiting for an Ontario Municipal Board hearing on its desire to just move the house on the property.

This latest request was to be heard by the Toronto Preservation Board in March, after our deadline.

Meanwhile the city planning department has already asked city council to refuse the demolition request.

Council must decide by May 24.

The developer had earlier appealed to the OMB following the rejection by the committee of adjustment of their application for severance and minor variances. It wanted to build three new homes and turn the heritage home on its spot.

The OMB hearing is May 12.