As Dundas Street curves southwest from Toronto's Kipling Station, a growing agglomeration of residential high-rises is clustering around the TTC's Line 2 terminus. Immediately west of the station, the 28-storey first phase of Concert Properties' The Kip District recently broke ground, while next door Pinnacle International is advancing a proposal for a 25-storey mixed-use tower. 

5415 Dundas Street West, Toronto, by Pinnacle International, Turner Fleischer Looking west, image retrieved via submission to the City of Toronto

Designed by Turner Fleischer Architects, the 25-storey residential tower would replace a strip of low-rise commercial buildings—and their surface parking lots. The 5415 Dundas Street West site is located at the northwest end of an expansive site—stretching west to Shorncliffe Road—previously owned by a company known as Dunshorn Holdings.

5415 Dundas Street West, Toronto, by Pinnacle International, Turner Fleischer The project is part of larger site, image retrieved via submission to the City of Toronto

In 2011, Dunshorn proposed a 9-tower community spanning from the Kip District site to Shorncliffe Road, with the current project situated at the eastern end of that site. Following years of quiet following the preliminary planning for that project, Pinnacle have purchased the 10.5-acre site. As such, the 25-storey tower would be the first phase of a larger master-planned community, though specific details regarding Pinnacle's long-term plans are still to come. 

5415 Dundas Street West, Toronto, by Pinnacle International, Turner Fleischer Looking north, the park space is seen to the left of the tower, image retrieved via submission to the City of Toronto

Alongside the phase one building, however, architectural plans submitted to the City of Toronto indicate an on-site parkland dedication immediately west of the 25-storey tower. The 2,645 m² public park would likely be given over to the City as a dedication representing the entire master-planned community, with land contributions from multiple phases facilitating the creation of a new green space. 

5415 Dundas Street West, Toronto, by Pinnacle International, Turner Fleischer Looking southwest along Dundas Street, image retrieved via submission to the City of Toronto

The phase one tower features 274 residential units, along with 1,320 m² of street-level retail area, and 3,475 m² of commercial office space above. The proposed unit mix includes 169 one-bedroom (62%), 99 two-bedroom (36%), and 6 three-bedroom (2%) suites.  

5415 Dundas Street West, Toronto, by Pinnacle International, Turner Fleischer The ground floor plan, image retrieved via submission to the City of Toronto

Rising above a bulky L-shaped 8-storey podium, the tower levels are accented by notes of colour, along with some attempts at typological variety. With the project recently submitted to the City, however, design elements are likely to evolve throughout the planning process.

5415 Dundas Street West, Toronto, by Pinnacle International, Turner Fleischer The site in May 2016, looking south on Dundas Street, image retrieved via Google Maps

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