UrbanToronto sleuths have spotted a Globe and Mail real estate ad seeking tenants for a new yet-to-be-built nine-storey office building on Sultan Street near Bay and Bloor. A rezoning application filed last January indicates that the new structure will sit atop, and incorporate, the four heritage-designated red brick Victorian townhomes currently at the corner of Sultan and St. Thomas. The application was approved last March but was stalled due to a holding provision concerning watermain upgrades that were required for a segment of St. Thomas Street. However, that holding provision was removed last month allowing the development to now proceed.

1-9 Sultan Street is by Hariri Pontarini Architects and St Thomas Commercial Dev1-9 Sultan Street from the corner of St Thomas and Sultan Street

The building, which is being called a mixed-use development due to plans for ground level retail, is being designed by Hariri Pontarini Architects and built by St. Thomas Commercial Developments. The development will also feature three levels of underground parking comprising 69 spaces and green roofs on the 3rd and 9th floors.

1-9 Sultan Street is by Hariri Pontarini Architects and St Thomas Commercial DevRendering of the west face of the 1-9 Sultan Street

1-9 Sultan Street is by Hariri Pontarini Architects and St Thomas Commercial DevSite plan for the 1-9 Sultan Street office properties

For all the current info about 1-9 Sultan Street, access its page on the UrbanToronto Forums here. In the meantime, we're working on gathering more facts on the project and will publish a follow-up report, with renders, sometime next week.