The increasing value of Toronto land is convincing owners of many Tower-in-the-Park style residential developments to propose intensification of their properties. Many of these sparsely built-out sites—which typically surround rental towers with surface parking lots amidst under-utilized green space—are being replaced to include new buildings. The latest property to have additional density proposed is a site on the west side of Bathurst Street a full block south of Steeles Avenue in North York.

6040 Bathurst Street, Pinedale Properties, IBI Group Architects, TorontoRendering of the 6040 Bathurst intensification, image retrieved from submission to City of Toronto

Currently occupied by two 17-storey rental apartment towers with addresses at 6040 Bathurst Street and 5 Fisherville Road, the redevelopment from property owner Pinedale Properties calls for two new towers to occupy separate corners of the property; a 19-storey rental tower and a 29-storey condominium tower, both designed by IBI Group Architects.

Known as "Building A" in the images below, the 19-storey rental tower would rise in the southwest corner of the site atop the existing 2-level underground parking garage which serves the existing rental towers. The new tower would contain a total of 179 units, consisting of 98 one-bedroom units, 54 two-bedroom units, and 27 three-bedroom units. Building A would be built with 200 square metres of indoor amenity space, housed adjacent to the lobby on the ground floor of the 6-storey podium. Residents of Building A as well as the other towers on site would also have access to an outdoor landscaped area of approximately 10,450 square metres in size.

6040 Bathurst Street, Pinedale Properties, IBI Group Architects, TorontoElevation diagrams, Building A, image retrieved from submission to City of Toronto

Building B, proposed for the northeast corner of the site, would rise 29 storeys and contain 430 market condominium units, in a mix of 12 studio units, 291 one-bedroom units, 120 two-bedroom units, and seven three-bedroom units. Residents of Building B—as yet unbranded—would have access to a combined 730 m2of indoor amenity space, housed on the ground floor.

6040 Bathurst Street, Pinedale Properties, IBI Group Architects, TorontoElevation diagrams, Building B, image retrieved from submission to City of Toronto

When combined with the one proposed and two existing rental towers, the 29-storey condominium would bring the number of units on the site to a new total of 1,013. Building B's parking would be housed within a new 2-level, 323-space underground parking garage containing 267 resident spaces and 56 residential visitor spaces. Parking would also be provided for 323 bicycles.

The site's existing below-grade parking garage would be expanded to serve the additional rental tower. A total of 438 parking spaces will be included, with 362 resident spaces provided in the expanded garage, and an additional 76 spaces housed at grade.

6040 Bathurst Street, Pinedale Properties, IBI Group Architects, TorontoAerial view looking northwest over the site, image retrieved from submission to City of Toronto

We will return with additional information as new details about the project continue to emerge. In the meanwhile, you can review current images and statistics 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.