the current shape, it is an eyesore.”
Aoyuan bought the property in November of 2017 and is in the final stages of approval for five new residential condo towers, 180,000 square feet of office and retail space, a daycare, a community centre and a public park.
The name of the development is the M2M Condos.
“There is no way this is not going to affect us adversely,” said Anne Brooke, of the Silverview Community Association.
“The noise, dirt and congestion of the construction will go on for years, and everything will be that much more crowded when the construction is finished.” said.
Rahbari and Brooke have seen condo development after condo development being approved in their neighbourhood, with infrastructure being an afterthought.
Although most of the Newtonbrook plaza is now closed, the Food Basics that is still open represents a go-to store for many of the area’s residents, who simply walk there.
“In meetings with smaller groups in the community, what is coming across is that they want to have that grocery store back, that retail space, as soon as we can,” said Vince Santino, senior vicepresident