A zoning by-law amendment application has been submitted to the City of Toronto for an 11 storey residential rental tower on Eglinton Avenue, east of Mount Pleasant, which would infill an under utilized tower-in-the-park site. As the property is within the Yonge-Eglinton Secondary Plan area—considered an Urban Growth Centre—intensification is adding significant density in the surroundings, both in the form of new high-rise developments, and a number of similar tower-in-the-park infill proposals. The Howard Property Group proposal here is among the small number of infill proposals in that it would attach directly to the existing building, as well as sharing parking infrastructure and a driveway.

368 Eglinton Avenue East, Howard Property Group, Kirkor Architects, TorontoRendering of 368 Eglinton Avenue East from Eglinton, image courtesy of Kirkor Architects + Planners

Designed by Kirkor Architects + Planners, the rental tower would rise to 11 storeys on the east end of the site. There has been a single family house sandwiched between the 368 Eglinton East apartment property and the neighbouring tower, but that property is being absorbed in order to accommodate the proposal. The existing building will remain untouched, although its parking structures and landscaping will be modified to accommodate the addition. 

368 Eglinton Avenue East, Howard Property Group, Kirkor Architects, TorontoRendering of 368 Eglinton Avenue East from Eglinton, image courtesy of Kirkor Architects + Planners

The tower itself will contain 68,957 sq. ft. of rental suites. With a total of 96 units, there will be 26 1-bedroom apartments, 37 1-bedroom plus den apartments, 26 2-bedroom apartments, and 7 2-bedroom plus den apartments. Combined with the existing tower, there will be a total of 244 rental units on the site. A total of 186 parking spaces will be provided for the project, of which 148 will be reserved for residents, and 38 for visitors. In order to accommodate the proposal, the existing underground parking structure will be expanded to the east and an above ground parking structure will be modified to become denser and provide more spaces.

368 Eglinton Avenue East, Howard Property Group, Kirkor Architects, TorontoRendering of 368 Eglinton Avenue East from Eglinton, image courtesy of Kirkor Architects + Planners

The building itself will be a clad in a variety of materials. Brick will dominate the exterior, while a mix of grey and beige precast will provide contrast. Windows will be aluminium-framed, bordered by a mix of blue and dark blue spandrel panels. Balconies will feature aluminium railing detailing with translucent glass insets.

368 Eglinton Avenue East, Howard Property Group, Kirkor Architects, TorontoAerial View of the Site, image via Google Maps

As this project is only in the rezoning phase so far, a future site plan approval application would reveal evolving details. As the project progresses we will keep you updated. In the meantime, be sure to check out the database file, linked below. You can get involved in the discussion in the associated Forum thread, or leave a comment in the space provided on this page.