In the inner suburbs of Toronto, connecting people with transit and creating a more walkable community is the goal of 'transit-oriented' development. Just east of the Allen Road expressway in North York, three developers are partnering to transform a disused TTC parking lot into a livable and sustainable community.

The Iconic, 30 Tippet, Brandy Lane Homes, Shiplake Management Co, SMV ArchitectsThe Iconic (right side of image) and The Station Condos at the Subway, image from SMV Architects

Brandy Lane Homes, Shiplake Management Company and Wise Management Inc. are currently constructing The Station Condos on the Subway, a 388-unit ,14-storey project just steps away from the TTC's Wilson Subway Station. Construction should be completed in the next year, and it seems the developers are now eyeing a second phase for the complex.

The Iconic, 30 Tippet, Brandy Lane Homes, Shiplake Management Co, SMV ArchitectsBuilding massing for The Iconic and The Station Condos on the Subway along Wilson Avenue, image from SMV Architects

Labeled The Iconic on a landscaping rendering, the submitted planning application for the site at 30 Tippet Road bears the Shiplake Management name, and just like The Station Condos on the Subway, SMV Architects are handling the design work for this project. The developers secured the land from Build Toronto after the city declared surplus the former TTC parking lot.

The Iconic, 30 Tippet, Brandy Lane Homes, Shiplake Management Co, SMV ArchitectsSite layout with The Iconic occupying the left and bottom portions of the image, image from SMV Architetcts

Wrapping around the west and south sides of the first phase, 30 Tippet Road would bring 290 new condo units spread across two towers rising 13 and 12 storeys each, connected by a 2-storey lobby. On the south side of the site, 30 additional 3-bedroom townhouses would provide housing for families looking to buy a new home while staying connected to the city.

The Iconic, 30 Tippet, Brandy Lane Homes, Shiplake Management Co, SMV ArchitectsThe Iconic, as seen from the central courtyard, image from SMV Architects

Current designs show a landscaped central courtyard to be shared bewteen the entire complex and ammenities for residents of The Iconic would be housed in the 2-storey connecting lobby. In total 360 parking spaces would be available in an underground parking garage with 59 spaces dedicated to visitors.

The Iconic, 30 Tippet, Brandy Lane Homes, Shiplake Management Co, SMV ArchitectsWilson Avenue landscaping for The Iconic, image courtesy of SMV Architects

As the planning process progresses and more news, details and an official project name come forward, UrbanToronto will keep you up to date. Check out our dataBase entry below to learn more about the project and join the discussion in our Forum or leave a comment below to have your voice heard.