West of Kipling Station, plans have been submitted for what is now a nine-tower community, with a new—and much taller—height peak of 56 storeys. Developed by Pinnacle International, the 'Pinnacle Etobicoke' proposal introduces just over 4,000 residential units to a 5.14 hectare site on Etobicoke's Dundas Street West, along with commercial office space, street-level retail, and a new public park. 

5415 Dundas Street West, Toronto, by Pinnacle International, Turner Fleischer Pinnacle Etobicoke, looking south, image via submission to the City of Toronto

Building on Pinnacle's relatively long-established conceptual plans to redevelop the low-rise site, the newly tabled rezoning application introduces dramatic density to the corridor west of Kipling Station. With heights of 56, 55, 52, 49, 48, 46, 39, 35, and 25-storeys, the proposal introduces a high-rise character that drastically surpasses the height range of Concert Properties' five-tower Kip District development located immediately to the east. 

5415 Dundas Street West, Toronto, by Pinnacle International, Turner Fleischer The site as it appears now, with Kip One seen rising at left (east), image by UT Forum contribute Jasonzed

Designed by Toronto's Turner Fleischer Architects, the architectural plans present a number of variations on the podium and point-tower typology, though the individual designs are likely to evolve throughout the planning process. Fronting Dundas West, a new public park is introduced near the centre of the site. Appointed by NAK Design Strategies, the park would measure just over 4,000 m².

5415 Dundas Street West, Toronto, by Pinnacle International, Turner Fleischer Aerial view, showing the park at centre-left, image via submission to the City of Toronto

At the northeast end of the site, meanwhile, the project's first tower is already in the latter stages of the planning process, with a Site Plan Application (SPA) submitted for the 25-storey edifice in early 2017. Now entering marketing, the building is being referred to as 'Cypress at Pinnacle Etobicoke.' Characterized by a rectilinear point tower—punctuated with notes of colour—atop a boxy eight-storey podium, the phase one tower is a possible portend of the project's architectural evolution. 

5415 Dundas Street West, Toronto, by Pinnacle International, Turner Fleischer Cypress at Pinnacle Etobicoke, image via Pinnacle International

Supporting the residential uses that dominate the community, the application calls for relatively significant commercial uses. Across from the park, a single-storey commercial building—topped by an outdoor amenity space marked as an 'elevated park' below—is slated to be occupied by a large retail space, while the street level of the Dundas / Shorncliffe podium structure to the west is also predominantly devoted to retail. The second level of the two-tower podium is occupied by the project's provision of office space. 

5415 Dundas Street West, Toronto, by Pinnacle International, Turner Fleischer The site plan, image via submission to the City of Toronto

At the south end of the site—where the tallest towers are clustered—slightly more limited retail uses are planned, though the programming mix will likely continue to evolve. Fronting onto a new east-west private road, the three podium structures each house a pair of retail-fronted towers, the tallest of which are planned at the centre of the site, and immediately north of the rail corridor. Below grade, meanwhile, nearly the entirety of the site would be occupied by two levels of vehicle and bicycle parking. 

5415 Dundas Street West, Toronto, by Pinnacle International, Turner Fleischer Looking southeast from the park, image via submission to the City of Toronto

The plans build on—and intensify—the conceptual eight-tower site plan presented in January, which called for a height peak of 30 storeys. Alongside the generally taller towers, an additional building has been worked into the plans, further intensifying the site. 

5415 Dundas Street West, Toronto, by Pinnacle International, Turner Fleischer Looking southeast from Dundas Street, image via submission to the City of Toronto

Set to be built out in phases, the 25-storey tower at the east end of the site would be the first to enter construction. We will keep you updated as more information becomes available, and the plans continue to evolve. In the meantime, you can learn more by checking out our newly updated Database file, linked below. Want to share your thoughts? Leave a comment on this page, or join the ongoing conversation in our associated Forum thread.