The past few weeks have seen a number of developments across Toronto advance in both the rezoning and Site Plan Approval (SPA) process. One of the projects to move forward is Dash DevelopmentsAvenue 151. Originally submitted to the City in 2013, the Teeple Architects-designed project was proposed as a 12-storey condominium with commercial use on the first two levels, and 94 residential units above.

The development was appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) by the developer for the City's lack of a decision within the timeframe prescribed by Ontario's Planning Act. The City and Dash continued to talk, however, and arrived at a settlement in advance of the OMB hearing. In 2016, the OMB ratified the settlement. With zoning now in place for a smaller building, Dash has applied for Site Plan Approval with a revised plan from Giovanni A. Tassone Architects. The height has been scaled down to 10 storeys (38 m/136 ft), and the number of units reduced to 71. The unit breakdown features 1 bachelor unit (about 327 ft²), 18 one-bedroom units (605 ft²), 44 two-bedroom units (960 ft²), and 8 three-bedroom units (1,481 ft²). Car parking for residents and visitors alike will be accessed off Avenue Road, providing 60 spaces through three underground levels, while 64 bicycle parking spaces will be found on P1.

Avenue 151 by Giovanni A. Tassone/Teeple for Dash Developments, TorontoJune 2017 submission of Avenue 151, image via submission to the City of Toronto

At street level, about 4,338 ft² of retail space situated at the northern end of the site will bolster pedestrian traffic on the east side of Avenue Road with one or two retailers. The second level will no longer include commercial office space, but will have a mix of residential suites and the condo amenities, including a party room/dining room and a gym.

We will keep you up to date as the building progresses. Additional information and renderings can be found in the project's database file, linked below. Want to share your thoughts on the revised design? Feel free to leave a comment in the space provided on this page, or join in the ongoing discussion in the associated Forum thread.