Rumours have been swirling on the UrbanToronto forums regarding the plans for the New Residences of Yorkville Plaza, better known as the "old" Four Seasons Hotel, located at Yorkville and Avenue Road. Forum member androiduk brought to our attention a new zoning application submitted by developers Camrost-Felcorp, proposing two accompanying towers at 39- and 10-storeys on the site. This would be in addition to the existing 31-storey hotel-turned-condo, which is being reinvigorated by WZMH Architects, the same firm that designed the iconic 1970s Brutalist-style hotel. The project already includes a reinvigoration of the façade on the original building, enclosing the existing corner balconies with glass, and building an extensive retail podium that will fill in Avenue Road between Yorkville and Cumberland, currently occupied by the hotel's driveway and below-grade retail.
The intensification of Yorkville is well underway, with the new Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences at 52 and 26 storeys, One Bloor East at 70 storeys and Exhibit Residences at 32 storeys. If approved, these towers will bring a new level of high-rise construction and living into the heart of Yorkville. With no confirmation yet, we can only speculate as to the placement and design of the next phases, but are eager to see what the developers have up their sleeves.