UPDATE: A new rendering has been supplied by the developer and architect to reflect the latest plans for the development.

Several months after the first look at renderings for a major development in Toronto's Entertainment District, plans for Graywood's BBB Architects-designed 350 Adelaide West have been refined and revealed in documents from the proposal's submission to the City of Toronto Planning Department. The proposal seeks zoning to allow the construction of a mixed use tower containing 48-storey and 40-storey volumes (revised from 39 and 50-storey volumes), connected by a sculptural volume containing the elevator shafts.

350 Adelaide St West, Toronto, BBB Architects, Graywood DevelopmentsRendering of 350 Adelaide West, image courtesy of Graywood Development

Planned to rise on the north side of Adelaide Street and the west side of Peter Street, the project would wrap around the two existing structures at the corner: the 3-storey heritage listed 1858-built converted house now occupied by New York Furs, and the adjacent Templar Hotel to its west.

Rising from a 6-storey mixed-use podium, the two volumes would reach heights of 156.25 metres and 130.15 metres, while the sculptural wrap around the elevator core would rise to 163 metres. Of note, the "tabletop" height common to many developments in the Entertainment District is 157 metres.

350 Adelaide St West, Toronto, BBB Architects, Graywood DevelopmentsRendering of 350 Adelaide West, image retrieved via submission to the City of Toronto

The podium levels would house 4,403 square metres of retail space, including a 3,040 square metre grocery store with an entry area on the ground floor and then filling the entire second floor. Retail would line a new 6.0 metre wide pedestrian walkway along the west edge of the site leading to a potential piazza area on adjacent property in the centre of the block. Residential amenities would be located on the third floor of the podium, while suites are proposed for the upper podium floors.

350 Adelaide St West, Toronto, BBB Architects, Graywood DevelopmentsRendering of 350 Adelaide West, image courtesy of Graywood Development

While the design of the tower volumes has only been subtly revised since the late-2015 renderings were spotted, the podium's billowing design has been augmented with a sculptural canopy at the second floor in the southeast corner which creates more of a cohesive relationship between the central volume and the public realm at street level. In addition to the revised heights, changes to the tower volumes include the addition of balconies on the east tower.

350 Adelaide St West, Toronto, BBB Architects, Graywood DevelopmentsAxonometric view of subject site and surroundings, northeast view, image retrieved via submission to City of Toronto

A total of 899 residential units are proposed for 350 Adelaide West, coming in a mix of 83 studio units, 493 one-bedroom and one-bedroom plus den units, 280 two-bedroom and two- bedroom plus-den units, and 43 three-bedroom units. With a floor area of approximately 61,464 square metres, including 56,061 square metres of residential gross floor area, the proposed density for the site is 18.0 FSI.

350 Adelaide St West, Toronto, BBB Architects, Graywood DevelopmentsAxonometric view of subject site and surroundings, east view, image retrieved via submission to City of Toronto

The proposal would result in the demolition of four properties, including two 3-storey commercial buildings at 350 and 352 Adelaide Street West, a 3-storey building at 102-108 Peter Street, and the south half of a converted semi-detached dwelling at 118 Peter Street. A commercial surface parking lot containing approximately 75 spaces would be replaced by the new development.

350 Adelaide St West, Toronto, BBB Architects, Graywood DevelopmentsSite of 350 Adelaide West, image retrieved via submission to the City of Toronto

Additional information and renderings can be found in our dataBase file for the project, 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.

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