Redevelopment plans for 55 Eglinton Avenue East have been posted on the City of Toronto website coinciding with the release of the City's preliminary report on the rezoning application, and a 3D model of the development is giving us our first detailed look at what is proposed for this site

55 Eglinton Avenue East, Kirkor Architects, State Building Group, TorontoSouthwest facing view, 55 Eglinton Avenue East by Kirkor Architects for State Building Group

The new development would replace an existing 8-storey Class B office building located on the south side of Eglinton Avenue East between Holly Street and Dunfield Avenue, managed by an arm of the State Building Group. Built in 1968, it contains approximately 75,000 square feet of combined office and retail space. The plans call for a new 47-storey mixed-use commercial and residential building, designed by Kirkor Architects Planners, containing a total of 455 residential units. The five storey podium will reflect the height and massing of the abutting 5- and 7-storey buildings, and will contain retail space at grade.

55 Eglinton Avenue East, Kirkor Architects, State Building Group, TorontoPodium, 55 Eglinton Avenue East by Kirkor Architects for State Building Group

As proposed, the project would include five full levels as well as one partial level of underground parking, containing 141 parking spaces including 7 car share spaces. 19,614 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenity space is being proposed for the 2nd, 6th and 47th levels. At a height 148.95 meters, or 488.68 feet tall, the proposed development would continue the height transition between the 33- and 36-storey towers of The Madison to the east and the taller buildings both under construction and proposed for the corner of Yonge and Eglinton to the west.

55 Eglinton Avenue East, Kirkor Architects, State Building Group, TorontoNorth elevation diagram, 55 Eglinton Avenue East by State Building Group

The proposed location is roughly 150 metres east of Eglinton Station on the TTC's Line 1, which will become an interchange station with the under-construction Crosstown LRT line. This future transit connection is already spurring significant intensification in the blocks surrounding the proposed development site. While the proposal calls for a floor area 23.8 times that of the site footprint, a recently submitted Planning Rationale points out that the proposed density falls within the planning framework established in documents like the Provincial Policy Statement, the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, the City of Toronto Official Plan, and the Yonge Eglinton Secondary Plan.

We will be sure to return with updates as additional information emerges about this proposal. In the meantime, you can check out the existing images we have for 55 Eglinton Avenue East in the project's dataBase file, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Visit the associated Forum thread, or leave a comment in the space provided at the bottom of this page.