With the on-site sales centre now closed following a successful marketing campaign, an updated Site Plan Approval (SPA) submission to the City of Toronto effectively closes out the planning process for Brandy Lane HomesThe Davies, setting the stage for the start of construction.

The Davies, Toronto, by Brandy Lane Homes, SMV ArchitectsThe Davies at dusk, image courtesy of Brandy Lane Homes

Located immediately north of Robertson Davies Park on the east side of Avenue Road, the upscale 9-storey building will add 36 condominium suites to the street's established mid-rise corridor. Designed by Toronto's SMV Architects, the building is characterized by a curved stone exterior, and the warm, textured cladding strives to set the project apart from many of the last decade's glassier—and greyer—new condos. 

The Davies, Toronto, by Brandy Lane Homes, SMV ArchitectsA close-up look at the exterior finishes, image courtesy of Brandy Lane Homes

To the south, Robertson Davies Park will be improved as part of the project. Appointed by NAK Design Group, the new landscaping program introduces new walking trails and public seating, as well as plantings. The design will give the park a stronger presence on Avenue Road, while the introduction of new greenery will help compensate for Hydro One's accidental removal of 29 trees in September of last year. 

The Davies, Toronto, by Brandy Lane Homes, SMV ArchitectsLooking north, with the park in the foreground, image courtesy of Brandy Lane Homes

Alongside tweaks to back-of-house and service spaces—including an improved stormwater management strategy, and slightly revised grading and servicing plans—the May 2017 submission outlines small changes to the park's landscaping plan. In addition, the project's customizable suites, made possible by use of structural columns in place of shear walls, mean that residential floorplans have also been adjusted to meet buyer specifications for individual units. 

Ranging in size from over 1,100 ft² to approximately 3,000 ft², the luxury suites will feature individual elevator entry, along with interiors by Lukas Design. The building will also be topped by an expansive rooftop terrace, while additional residential amenities include dining and conference spaces, a fitness centre, guest suite, and catering kitchen.

The Davies, Toronto, by Brandy Lane Homes, SMV ArchitectsPart of the rooftop terrace, image courtesy of Brandy Lane Homes

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