Last summer we posted news of a new development coming to 11 Peel Avenue, just north of Gladstone Avenue and Queen Street West. We recently received an official rendering for the project that we'd like to share with you today. Built by Streetcar Developments, with architecture by TACT Design and interiors by Seven Haus, the rendering for The Carnaby leaves much to the imagination, but definitely has us curious about what to expect on this little-known street.

Carnaby Condos in Toronto by Streetcar Developments and TACT DesignThe Carnaby official rendering, image courtesy of Streetcar Developments

The rendering is as much about the view of the city as it is about the building itself. Unlike most renders which often negate the surrounding built environment, this one beautifully captures the downtown core, with the Shangri-La, Ritz Carlton and Festival Tower all easily identifiable.

Carnaby Condos in Toronto by Streetcar Developments and TACT DesignCurrent building at 11 Peel Avenue, image courtesy of Drum118

We don't have all the details for the project, however we do know that it will reach 20 storeys upon completion, and will take up a relatively small footprint on this block that is ripe for development. Forum members have been discussing the pros and cons of "piecemeal" development — while it may take a while for a dilapidated block to reach its full potential, an argument can be made that gradual development by various architects creates a richer, more diverse streetscape.

For those interested in the project, check out the dataBase listing below, or join the discussion here to put in your two cents.