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Welcome to Wellington Place!

Our focus is to work with the City and area developers to improve urban design and public amenities, while respecting the rich heritage of the area, and ensuring that new development and public initiatives contribute to the form and character of the neighbourhood.

The Wellington Place Neighbourhood Association (WPNA) was formed in recent years to represent the interests of the vibrant and growing residential and business community, the people who live and work in the area bounded by Adelaide, Peter, Front and Bathurst. It includes both Clarence Square to the east and Victoria Memorial Square to the west.

The name “Wellington Place” comes from the development laid out by the City in the 1830’s, a grand boulevard (now Wellington Street West) running from Clarence Square westward to Victoria Memorial Square. Victoria Memorial Square is itself even more historical, having served from 1794 to 1863 as the garrison cemetery for Fort York, and since the 1880’s as a public park. More about who we are and what we're doing...

A Vision for the Neighbourhood

WPNA’s vision for the community is to build on the area’s unique legacy and work in partnership with the private sector and the City to revitalize the entire Historic Wellington Place district...


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    In the News

    570 Front Street
    Hotel under construction

    The property will be managed by Aloft Hotel, a Westin subsidiary. It features 250 guest rooms, many of them designed for extended stays. Plans are available online.

    Adam Vaughan on planning

    In a National Post interview, Councillor Vaughan indicated that “the ‘colonial rule’ of the OMB wasn't the only planning problem the city faced."

    "We are hung up on dealing with the height and mathematics of planning as opposed to the social dynamics of neighbourhoods," he said.

    He cautioned against the construction of large condominium towers that provide only bachelor or single-bedroom units: "the city needs to start looking at buildings themselves as neighbourhoods - diverse in both structure and people."

    "Something organic like a city has to grow and has to accommodate growth. Growth is a good thing. Height and density are the right things in the right places. We just have to start asking, 'What does the city want out of new growth?' " Mr. Vaughan said.

    New Watermain Planned

    The City of Toronto is planning to construct a new watermain that will run from the Wellington Street/Spadina intersection north to the Bernard Avenue/ Huron Street intersection. Although the final route has not been decided, it will run through Wellington Place. The disruption may create the opportunity to plan for the reconstruction and improvement of the boulevard. The City is undertaking a Class Environmental Assessment, so the project is not to start before 2008 at the earliest.