New density continues to pop up along Eglinton Avenue in Midtown Toronto, as the promise of improved transit connectivity draws more development to the stretch along the future Crosstown LRT. The latest in this wave of proposals landed at the Planning Department earlier this month, seeking Site Plan Approval for a mid-rise rental building at 1924 Eglinton West, a short walk west of Dufferin Street and the future Fairbank Crosstown station.

1924 Eglinton West, Toronto, Clifton Blake, Studio JCISite of 1924 Eglinton West, image via Apple Maps

The plan from developer Clifton Blake Group calls for an 8-storey building designed by architects Studio JCI, with a massing that places the bulk of density at the south end of the site over Eglinton Avenue. To the north, a series of terraced stepbacks transitions the massing down to meet the established low-rise residential community directly to the north.

1924 Eglinton West, Toronto, Clifton Blake, Studio JCI1924 Eglinton West, image via submission to City of Toronto

The project would meet Eglinton Avenue with 233.9 m² of retail space. Above, a total of 30 rental residential units are proposed, planned in a mix of 4 studio units with average sizes of 39.4 m², 15 one-bedroom units with average sizes of 48.15 m², 7 two-bedroom units with average sizes of 66 m², and 4 three-bedroom units with average sizes of 82.75 m².

Residents would have access to a combined 117 m² of amenity spaces, divided between 60.8 m² of indoor space and 56.2 m² of outdoor space. Following an emerging trend of buildings proposing far less than the required parking minimums—especially those buildings in close proximity to higher order transit stations—just three parking spaces are proposed, versus the 27 required by the City. 31 bicycle parking spots would also be provided.

Additional information and images can be found in our database file for the project, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum thread, or leave a comment in the field provided at the bottom of this page.

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