Earlier this year, UrbanToronto's Growth to Watch For series covered the hundreds of planned and in-progress developments around the city, including an instalment that included a number of mid-rise additions planned for Midtown Toronto's Dupont Street. Among those, the projects at 500, 740, and 840 Dupont, were covered in detail during last month's Dupont Corridor Development Open House, held by Ward 19 and 20 Councillors Mike Layton and Joe Cressy.

The Open House revealed that plans for the three Dupont developments have been refined, and in some cases heavily revised. Just west of Bathurst Street, 500 Dupont is being led by Lifetime Developments, with a design by Core Architects. A 2016 redesign reduced the scale of the building down to 9 storeys from the previous 12, and the project's statistics have remained relatively unchanged since then. New renderings seen by the public for the first time during the open house show some further refinements to the design as the project is prepared for marketing.

500 Dupont, 740 Dupont, 840 Dupont, Toronto500 Dupont Street, image retrieved from submission to City of Toronto

At a height of 38 metres, including a 5 metre mechanical penthouse level, 500 Dupont will include 145 units. The suites come in a mix of 9 bachelor (6.2%), 89 one-bedroom and one-bedroom+den (61.4%), 34 two-bedroom and two-bedroom+den (23.4%), and 13 three-bedroom or three-bedroom+den units (9%). A residential gross floor area (GFA) of 10,525.7 m² will be anchored to the street via 1,451 m² of street-fronting retail space.

500 Dupont will also be served by 284 m² indoor and 159 m² outdoor amenity space, as well as a garage containing 93 residential parking spaces, 2 car share spaces, and 28 combined visitor and retail parking spaces. 148 bicycle parking spaces will also be provided.

500 Dupont, 740 Dupont, 840 Dupont, Toronto500 Dupont Street, image retrieved from submission to City of Toronto

Just a few blocks to the west of the 500 Dupont site, plans are in the works for another 9-storey midrise development at 740 Dupont Street, the current site of Grand Touring Automobiles, between Christie and Shaw streets. Designed by Turner Fleischer Architects and led by developer RioCan, this project was previously submitted at a height of 8 storeys, and 122 residential units above a two-storey retail section.

500 Dupont, 740 Dupont, 840 Dupont, Toronto740 Dupont Street, image retrieved from submission to City of Toronto

Since then, the height has been increased by one level, and the unit count now sits at 210, coming in a mix of 28 one-bedroom (13.33%), 77 one-bedroom+den (36.67%), 66 two-bedroom (31.43%), 14 two-bedroom+den(6.67%), and 25 three-or-more-bedroom units (11.90%). These units would be served by 452.80 m² of indoor and 457.70 m² of outdoor amenity spaces, as well as a garage containing 179 resident parking spaces, 16 visitor spaces, 50 retail parking spaces, and 234 bicycle parking spaces.

500 Dupont, 740 Dupont, 840 Dupont, Toronto740 Dupont Street, image retrieved from submission to City of Toronto

Continuing west on Dupont to a site just past Shaw Street, the existing Sobey's supermarket and its associated surface parking lot at 840 Dupont Street is set to be replaced with yet another mid-rise residential development. This one features a significant retail component that would provide a new home for the site's existing supermarket. Developed by Tridel and designed by Turner Fleischer Architects, the statistics for this development remain unchanged from the most recent planning documents, though the newly revealed renderings now provide a more detailed representation of the project's design.

500 Dupont, 740 Dupont, 840 Dupont, Toronto840 Dupont Street, image retrieved from submission to City of Toronto

840 Dupont's 304 condominium units will come in a mix of 18 one-bedroom (5.92%), 128 one-bedroom+den(42.11%), 42 two-bedroom (13.82%), 82 two-bedroom+den (26.97%), and 34 three-or-more-bedroom units (11.18%). This residential density will be joined by a combined 8,625.30 m² of retail space housed within the building's lower levels. Residents of the development will be served by 687.40 m² of indoor and 957 m² of outdoor amenity space, and a garage containing 264 residential parking spaces, 45 visitor spaces, 209 retail spaces, and 353 bicycle spaces.

500 Dupont, 740 Dupont, 840 Dupont, Toronto840 Dupont Street, image retrieved from submission to City of Toronto

At the east end of this planned mid-rise corridor, a fourth project—this one headed by Tridel—has recently begun marketing under the moniker "Bianca." Featuring a 9-storey deisgn by Teeple Architects, sales have begun for the project's 245 condominium units, which are set to come in a variety of 109 one-bedroom, 98 two-bedroom, and 38 three-or-more-bedroom units.

Bianca Condos, Toronto, Teeple Architects, TridelBianca Condos, image courtesy of Tridel

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