Where Toronto's Leslieville and Riverdale neighbourhoods meet, a new stacked townhome and apartment development has recently been proposed. The site at 485 Logan Avenue with a lot area of approximately 1,886 square metres, is just south of Gerrard Street East and west of Carlaw Avenue. It is currently occupied by a vacant single-storey store and associated parking spots, and would be redeveloped with a new SRN Architects-designed project rising 6 storeys on the west half of the site, and 4 storeys on the east half. 

485 Logan Avenue, SRN Architects Inc., Toronto485 Logan Avenue, image retrieved from submission to City of Toronto

The 6-storey west volume—Building A—would include 57 residential units, with 23 stacked townhome units occupying levels one through three plus a lower level, and 34 apartment units occupying levels four through 6. To the east, the 4-storey Building B would feature an additional 14 stacked townhome units. In total, 485 Logan would add 71 units to the area, consisting of 28 one-bedroom units, 4 one-bedroom plus den units, 37 two-bedroom units, and 2 three-bedroom units.

Residents of the development would be served by an at-grade outdoor amenity space housed in a courtyard between the two buildings. Sized at approximately 94 m2, the outdoor amenity space will contain benches, planting areas, trees, and a combination of hard and soft landscaping. 233.5 m2of private balcony and rooftop terrace areas will be counted as additional outdoor amenity space.

485 Logan Avenue, SRN Architects Inc., Toronto485 Logan Avenue elevations, image retrieved from submission to City of Toronto

As proposed, 485 Logan Avenue rises to a height of 23.3 metres including the upper parapet wall and overruns for the building's elevators and stairwells. At this height and density, the development falls in line with policies outlined in Toronto's Avenues & Mid-Rise Buildings Study.

A total of 48 parking spaces would serve the proposed development, with two spaces housed at grade, and the remaining 46 spaces in a single below-grade level. 46 bicycle parking spaces would also be included, with 4 visitor spaces at grade and 42 underground. For those using public transportation, the development would sit within easy walking distance of the 504, 505, and 506 streetcar routes. Even more transit accessibility is on the horizon for this area, with the site located within 450 metres of the future Gerrard Station on the GO RER and SmartTrack lines, where a station on the Relief Line is also proposed.

485 Logan Avenue, SRN Architects Inc., Toronto485 Logan Avenue elevations, image retrieved from submission to City of Toronto

Additional information can be found in our dataBase file for the project, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum thread, or leave a comment using the field provided at the bottom of this page.