UrbanToronto forum member Travis brought to our attention news about a redevelopment initiative by TAS Design Build and RAW Architects that may be coming to the city’s west end. A pre-application has been put forward for the redevelopment of 2803 Dundas Street West, at the southwest corner of Dundas and Indian Grove. The appllication is for a seven-storey mixed-use residential building that will bring approximately 215 new units to the neighbourhood. 

Rendering from RAW Architects of 2803 Dundas Street West by TAS Design BuildingRendering of the proposed 7-storey mixed-used redevelopment of 2803 Dundas Street West by TAS Design Building and RAW Architects

Google Maps aerial shot of the proposed 2803 Dundas Street West site Google Maps shot of 2803 Dundas Street West site from the pre-application proposal submitted by Ward 14 Councillor Gord Perks

RAW Architects has designed a five-storey podium to sit below an additional two storeys and it will include a variety of single, one-bedroom and two-bedroom spaces, with terracing beginning on the third floor. In addition there is to be a two-level underground parking lot with 45 parking spaces available to motorists. An interesting feature of the proposed redevelopment is that instead of keeping it in the basement, the seventh floor of the building will be dual-use as a mechanical penthouse that will be surrounded by residential units. The proposal also included two-storey individual townhouses to line Indian Grove, in addition to retail space along Dundas West that will surely bring brightness and a new life to to the west-end neighbourhood.   

Close up of 2803 Dundas Street West by TAS Design Building and RAW ArchitectsClose up of the proposed redevelopment of 2803 Dundas Street West by TAS Design Building and RAW Architects

A community information meeting was held recently at a local public school near the proposed development area. Residents were given the opportunity to meet with representatives of TAS Design Building and Ward 14 (Parkdale-High Park) Councillor Gord Perks to discuss their comments, questions or concerns about the project. Evidently still in the very early stages of its development, Mazyard from TAS Design did mentioned in the meeting that, if everything goes to plan, he expects to roll out marketing of 2803 Dundas West in six to nine months, with construction starting in 18 to 24 months. 

The feedback from neighbourhood residents and UT forum members thus far seem to quite positive. We will definitely be watching 2803 Dundas Street West for any further details about its development progress. What do you think about RAW Architects' renderings? Share your thoughts and ideas in the 2803 Dundas Street West thread here or comment below.