Tory Says No Wall of Condos at Ontario Place
Newstalk 1010's John Tory has shot down a TV news report that he is recommending up to 3,000 condo units to be built at Ontario Place.
Tory is chairing a panel charged with revitalizing Ontario Place and says nothing has been set in stone.
"The report hasn't been finished, so I guess it's pretty difficult for us to have recommended anything before the report has been finished. Because the report has not been finished it hasn't been submitted to anybody. Any recommendations we are going to make are not yet completed."
Tory says the panel's number one priority is "retaining and improving public access to the waterfront" by ensuring the waterfront location is a place that people want to live, work, and play.
The Newstalk 1010 show host and former Ontario PC leader says that while there have been talks about the possibility of housing at the site, no number of units has been discussed.
Tory adds that if the panel does recommend condos at the site, the proposal would not include a wall of condos.
"If there were to be any condos or any kind of residential development whatsoever, it sure won't be what people have taken offence to in other parts of the waterfront."
Tory says the panel's final report is not going to be submitted for "some time."
The report has been taken down from the news outlet's website.