Last September, developer Crown Communities submitted plans with the City of Toronto, seeking rezoning for a five-storey building containing 51 stacked townhomes on a block of Sheppard Avenue West, just west of Bathurst Street in North York. Designed by SRN Architects Inc., the project known as Clanton Park Towns is now advancing through the planning and approvals process, with the most recent move being an application for Site Plan Approval (SPA). The project will make a significant contribution to the emerging urban street wall that currently exists to the west on Sheppard, utilizing a massing strategy that places the bulk of the project's density along the arterial thoroughfare.

Clanton Park Towns, SRN Architects, Crown Communities, TorontoClanton Park Towns, image retrieved from submission to City of Toronto

Clanton Park Towns will feature a mix of townhome typologies, combining 40 four-storey stacked, back-to-back suites, 2 three-storey stacked suites, and 7 three-storey standard townhouse units. This mix of townhome styles can be further broken down to reveal a makeup of 9 one-bedroom, 16 two-bedroom, and 17 three-or-more-bedroom units. The units will be arranged in three blocks; Block A fronting Sheppard, rising 5 storeys; Block B rising 3 storeys parallel to Sheppard on the site's interior; and Block C, also 3 storeys and accessed via Yeomans Road.

Clanton Park Towns, SRN Architects, Crown Communities, TorontoClanton Park Towns, image via clantonparktowns.com

A range of materials will be utilized to add visual interest, including three different types of brick masonry, concrete veneer panels, stucco, and double glazing framed in thermally-broken anodized aluminum. 

Clanton Park Towns, SRN Architects, Crown Communities, TorontoColour elevation diagram for Clanton Park Towns, image retrieved from submission to City of Toronto

A large percentage of the project's required amenity space is being provided in the form of private balconies and terraces. The remaining amenity space will come in the form of a shared outdoor landscaped courtyard, located between the townhouse blocks. Below ground, the project will be served by a garage containing 57 underground parking spaces, divided between 50 resident spaces and 7 visitor spaces. In addition, 39 bicycle spaces will be provided, consisting of 35 long-term and 4 short-term stations.

Clanton Park Towns, SRN Architects, Crown Communities, TorontoCourtyard amenity at Clanton Park Towns, image via clantonparktowns.com

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