Overbrook is crying foul over a proposed residential development at the site of an old convent.
Groupe Lepine, a local developer, bought the property at the intersection of Vanier Parkway and Presland Road and wants to build an eight-storey apartment building.
The proposal is currently on hold, but it has already sparked a campaign to “Save Overbrook” and earned the ire of the local community association.
Nearby residents say the design is a bad fit.
“I will see it starkly out my third floor window, and it will tower over the immediate neighbourhood,” says Roy Hanna.
Hanna compared the proposed development to a similar project that’s generating controversy in Westboro. Ashcroft Homes has set its sights on redeveloping the Soeurs de la Visitation convent, and its plans caused a firestorm of controversy at City Hall.