A new development has been proposed in the northeast end of The Annex, as Alterra Group of Companies recently submitted a rezoning application seeking an 8-storey, boutique condominium development at 321 Davenport Road. Located on the west side of the Davenport Road between Dupont Street and Bedford Road, the site is currently occupied by a 2-storey building—flanked by surface parking—featuring a number of commercial tenants.

321 Davenport, Alterra Group of Companies, Giannone Petricone, TorontoAerial view of the subject site, image retrieved from Apple Maps

The proposal calls for a Giannone Petricone Associates-designed structure that responds to the alignment of Davenport Road with a northeast facade that would take on a gently curving concave shape. At ground level, the pedestrian realm would be sheltered by 0.6-metre cantilever, with the following six storeys rising flush above. Levels 2 through 8 will house residential units, including three 2-level units on levels 7 and 8, with the 8th floor also to include an east-facing sky lobby. Above, the roof will house the building's mechanical penthouse, as well as private rooftop terraces for the two-storey units below, and rooftop access stair enclosures.

321 Davenport, Alterra Group of Companies, Giannone Petricone, TorontoRendering of 321 Davenport Road, image retrieved from the City of Toronto

Residents of the development would have access to 55 square metres of indoor amenity space in the form of a fitness centre, housed within a portion of the single below-grade level. While the building won’t offer any dedicated outdoor common spaces, it will feature exterior landscaping by Schollen & Company, and each unit will include either a balcony or a terrace, giving all residents a private outdoor space.

321 Davenport, Alterra Group of Companies, Giannone Petricone, TorontoRendering of 321 Davenport Road, image retrieved from the City of Toronto

321 Davenport would be served by a 2-level parking garage occupying a portion of the ground floor and one below grade level, including 30 resident parking spaces and one visitor parking space. To maximize efficiency, the garage will utilize triple parking stackers capable of holding three cars stacked atop each other. A separate accessible double stacker will hold two visitor spaces. The below-grade portion of the garage will also house 24 bicycle parking spaces, with an additional three spots at street level.

321 Davenport, Alterra Group of Companies, Giannone Petricone, TorontoGarage entrance at 321 Davenport Road, image retrieved from the City of Toronto

We will be sure to return with further updates as new information about this development continues to emerge. In the meanwhile, you can view renderings and project details by visiting the 321 Davenport dataBase file, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum threads, or leave a comment using the field provided at the bottom of this page.