A recent re-submission to Toronto's City Planning Department is revealing details about a retirement community proposed last year at 4650 Eglinton Avenue West. The site is one of the remaining parcels of land that were purchased by the City as part of the cancelled Richview Expressway project, to the east of Kipling Avenue on the north side of Eglinton. 

The plans from developer Shannex Ontario Ltd. call for a 'W' or trident-shaped building consisting of a central 5-storey section flanked by two 9-storey volumes and rising to 33 metres in height. The multiple connected volumes would house 272 retirement units, a daycare centre on the ground floor, and be topped by a green roof covering 39.88% of the total roof area. The project will feature a design by Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects with exterior landscaping by Terraplan Landscape Architects

Parkland Eglinton, Shannex, Page + Steele / IBI, TorontoNorthwest view, Parkland Eglinton, image retrieved from submission to City of Toronto

The "Lifestyle" wing, housed within the east building, would contain 122 units coming in a mix of four studio units ranging between 450 and 520 square feet, 50 one bedroom units ranging from 650 to 780 square feet, 18 one bedroom + den units ranging from 780 to 900 square feet, and 50 two bedroom units ranging from 1,000 to 1,300 square feet.

Parkland Eglinton, Shannex, Page + Steele / IBI, TorontoEast volume, Parkland Eglinton, image retrieved from submission to City of Toronto

The "Assisted Care" wing, occupying the lower floors of the west building, will contain 84 units. 88% of these (74) will be studio units sized between 450 and 520 square feet. The remaining 10 units will be one bedroom layouts sized between 620 and 700 square feet. On the upper levels of the west building, the "Hospitality and Wellness" wing will contain an additional 66 units, coming in a mix of 20 studios, 30 one bedrooms, 4 one bedroom + den units, and 12 two-bedroom units. 

Parkland Eglinton, Shannex, Page + Steele / IBI, TorontoWest and central volumes, Parkland Eglinton, image retrieved from submission to City of Toronto

A total of 204 parking spaces would be provided on site, divided between 109 resident spaces, 54 visitor spaces, and 41 staff spaces. An adjacent property to the east and north contains a shopping plaza, while the property to the west (which continues to Kipling Avenue) has new homes currently under construction on it.

We will return with additional information as further details about the project emerge. In the meanwhile, you can review current info by visiting the project's 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.