A proposal was recently submitted to the City of Toronto seeking an Official Plan Amendment (OPA) and rezoning to allow for the construction of a 16-storey residential building on the site of a single-storey Beer Store location on the west side of Church Street between Wellesley and Dundonald Streets. Filed on behalf of Church Welldun Developments Limited—a company affiliated with developer Fieldgate Urban and Rosewater Capital—the proposal calls for a TACT Architecture-designed tower containing 98 residential units.

572 Church Street, Toronto, TACT, ERA, Fieldgate Urban572 Church Street, image retrieved from submission to City of Toronto

The project will meet the street with a stepped-back seven-storey podium which incorporates 285 m² of retail space and a residential 61 m² lobby at grade, and 285 m² of indoor and 69 m² of outdoor amenity space on the second floor. Residential units would start on the second floor. With a medium-density height and massing, the four-storey base volume aims to blend with the scale of nearby structures.

572 Church Street, Toronto, TACT, ERA, Fieldgate Urban572 Church Street, image retrieved from submission to City of Toronto

Behind the podium, a tower rises towards the west end of the site and away from Church Street. Topping out at a height of 54.6 metres to the top of the mechanical penthouse, the tower would contain the bulk of the project's 98 residential units. The suites are proposed in a mix of 51 one-bedroom units, 30 two-bedroom units, and 17 three-bedroom units.

572 Church Street, Toronto, TACT, ERA, Fieldgate Urban572 Church Street, image retrieved from submission to City of Toronto

Responding to the area's rich bicycle culture, transportation accessibility, and the low car usage suggested by the Transportation Tomorrow Survey, no residential or commercial car parking would be built into the project. In place of that, the project would offer 107 long term and 10 short term bicycle spaces to residents and visitors.

572 Church Street, Toronto, TACT, ERA, Fieldgate Urban572 Church Street, image retrieved from submission to City of Toronto

We will return with updates as additional details about the project become available. In the meantime, you can review existing project images and information by visiting our Database file, 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.