Toronto developer Dunpar Homes has proposed a two-tower residential development at 39 Newcastle Street, immediately north of Mimico GO station in the city's West. The 606-suite Turner Fleischer Architects-designed complex joins a growing pocket of developments that would remake the mostly low-rise area into a new transit-related high-rise residential hub.

Aerial, 39 Newcastle, Toronto, by Turner Fleischer Architects for Dunpar HomesAerial view of the 39 Newcastle development, looking southeast, image from planning documents submitted to the City of Toronto

39 Newcastle is proposed as a pair of towers, one 28 storeys tall and the other 30, growing from a tall 2-storey retail base and 7-storey residential podium. It would replace an industrial storage yard along with some surface parking for Mimico GO station, which is currently being leased by Metrolinx to add space to the Metrolinx-owned lot. That lot and Mimico GO station itself is directly south of the proposal, with the station entry slightly to the west. Metrolinx is considering a rebuild of the station which would put the station entry directly south of this proposal. 

View, 39 Newcastle, Toronto, by Turner Fleischer Architects for Dunpar HomesGround view of the 39 Newcastle development, looking southeast, image from planning documents submitted to the City of Toronto

Currently under construction to the west of 39 Newcastle is On the GO Mimico Condos, a 242-suite, 27-storey single tower by Stanton Renaissance. To the immediate north and east, Freed Developments recently submitted an ambitious 1,824-suite proposal for a multi-tower complex to be called Grand Park Village. Grand Park's over half dozen buildings include one as high as 32 storeys. 39 Newcastle, in the middle of this group of new and proposed developments, includes a 51,000 square foot (full-sized) grocery store on the second level, with another 17,000 square feet of retail space on the ground level.

Retail, 39 Newcastle, Toronto, by Turner Fleischer Architects for Dunpar HomesStreet view of the 39 Newcastle development, looking southeast, image from planning documents submitted to the City of Toronto

The three developments are all in a special zone identified as the Mimico-Judson Regeneration Area by Toronto's Planning Department. The regeneration plan for the mostly single-storey commercial/industrial area seeks to bring transit supportive development to underused sites within a short distance of the GO station. As can be seen in the rendering below—part of the Freed Developments submission—the next area a block to the north contains several blocks of stable single-family dwellings. Freed's Grand Park Village steps down to the neighbourhood, while the 39 Newcastle proposal—seen as two point towers rising behind the tall conceptual (gray) slab tower—are set a full block south. A four-storey townhome development rises to the west of 39 Newcastle. On The GO Mimico condos can be seen near the back of the image below with the alternating black and white balcony sections.

Grand Park Village, looking southwest, Toronto, image by architectsAllianceGrand Park Village, looking southwest, with surroundings, image by architectsAlliance

If you'd like to learn more about the 39 Newcastle proposal, our dataBase file, linked below, includes several more renderings and statistics. Want to talk about it? You can get in on the conversation in our associated Forum thread, or leave a comment in the space provided on this page.