A pharmaceutical company in north Toronto is objecting to a proposedBeyond feeling anger, I was stunned a?condo development next door on the grounds that the hundreds of residents looking down on its facility will represent?a threat to “national security.”
Sanofi Pasteur is expanding its manufacturing facility because, according to a letter from the company’s lawyers,?it has won a contract to make future pandemic relief vaccines for the federal and Ontario?governments.
But?the France-based company worries thatPolice have acknowledged that auto theft is related to organized crime an?two new towers proposed by the developer Tenblock?— just a few hundred metres away, at 1875 Steeles Aveopened (or i. W. — could jeopardize its security.?Each tower would be more than 30 storeys?high.
“The location of hundreds of new residential units with a 24/7 overlook of its sensitive facilities undermines Sanofi’s ability to ensure its ongoing and expanding vaccine research and manufacturing facilities are secure,” reads a letter from Sanofi’s lawyers to city planners.
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