Posts by thedobbingroup


The call to ‘get greener’ is getting louder, however incremental changes, although more implementable and digestible, are not adding up to the solution that is needed. With carbon impact to date being irreversible [1], what we do today when building new structures and communities will affect every generation that follows. The need to change is weighty and imminent. Builders and developers have a unique opportunity to impact communities, the environment and generations to come with the buildings they design and build. Few other things are intended to last 50, 100 or more years and interact with citizens throughout that time. What an excellent foundation for change!

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This excellent Globe & Mail article highlights Kensington, but many of our vibrant inner-city areas are similarly experiencing a re-surge in building and commercial interest. With increased activity, it’s important for developers to stay abreast of nearby developments, community concerns and business balance.

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CaptureIt is with pride that we announce after two years of public & stakeholder engagement, on Monday, March 9, our Memorial Drive Rezoning was unanimously approved at Council. This rezoning allows a 4 storey development with a 2.5 FAR (floor area ratio) that will result in 75-100 new residential units on the site in a low-rise building. The loss of 13 character homes on the site is offset by theĀ Municipal Heritage Designation of two prominent commercial buildings in Kensington Shopping District.

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