Since being granted planning approval in late 2015, a planned high-rise residential tower on Midtown Toronto's Erskine Avenue continues to evolve. Formerly a project of developer Pemberton Group with Rafael + Bigauskas Architects, 18-30 Erskine Avenue has since been taken over by rental apartment builder and management company KG Group, with Kirkor Architects Planners taking over the project's design. 

18-30 Erskine Avenue, KG Group, Kirkor Architects Planners, Toronto18-30 Erskine Avenue, image retrieved from submission to City of Toronto

The tower is planned to rise to the immediate west of John Fisher Public School, just east of Yonge Street, replacing a surface parking lot and a three-storey apartment building. Meeting the street with a three-storey podium, the tower would rise with a largely uninterrupted rectilinear massing, before tapering away a the top with a series of stepbacks, and terminating above a recessed mechanical penthouse level that maxes out at 107 metres in height.

18-30 Erskine Avenue, KG Group, Kirkor Architects Planners, Toronto18-30 Erskine Avenue, image retrieved from submission to City of Toronto

Increased in height from 32 up to 35 storeys, the project would now include 315 units, coming in a mix of 151 one-bedroom, 60 one-bedroom + den, 68 two-bedroom, and 36 two-bedroom + den units. A total of 1,042m² (11,218 ft²) of indoor amenity space would be provided, consisting of 903 m² (9,725 ft²) of space on the second floor, and an additional 138 m² (1,493 ft²) on the third floor. A total of 405 m² of outdoor space will also be provided, divided between 166 m² on level 1, 112 m² on level 2, and 125 m² on level 3.

18-30 Erskine Avenue, KG Group, Kirkor Architects Planners, TorontoWest elevation diagram, 18-30 Erskine Avenue, image retrieved from submission to City of Toronto

Planning documents for the project outline the range of materials that will be used to execute the project’s exterior. Finishes will include precast concrete, granite, aluminum window wall with vision glass and spandrel panels, and curtain wall glazing.

The development would be served by a four-level underground parking garage containing 81 parking spaces, made up of 55 resident parking spaces, 16 visitor spaces, and 10 car-sharing spaces. Owing to their flexibility, the 10 car-share spaces are actually seen as the equivalent of 40 normal spaces, bringing the project up to the mandated 121-spot minimum for the site. 32 bicycle parking spaces will serve residents with shorter daily commutes.

We will return with additional updates as new information about the project emerges. In the meantime, you can review existing information by visiting the project's dataBase file, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out our associated Forum thread, or leave a comment using the field provided at the bottom of this page.