Core Development Group has submitted updated plans to the City of Toronto for a re-zoning application for a mixed-use Avenues style building at 1478 Kingston Road just east of Warden Avenue in Scarborough's Birch Cliff neighbourhood. The new application brings a new architect, a new unit mix, and new renderings for The Manderley, named for the local road that flanks the building's east side.

The Manderly, Core Development Group, Studio JCIThe new design by Studio JCI, image courtesy of Core Development Group

Now with Studio JCI designing the development, the plan has evolved from the previous SvN and Omar Gandhi Architect verso (pictured at the end of the article). The building is now terraced to fit under angular planes on both the north and south elevations, so as not to impose too heavily on both the Kingston Road frontage and the low-rise residential neighbourhood to the north. The building is comprised of dark grey and dark brown brick on the first five levels, before stepping back into an articulated glass facade of inset balconies and window-wall.

The Manderly, Core Development Group, Studio JCIThe eastern elevation of the building, image courtesy of Core Developments

The building retains the 11 storey height from the previous 2018 application, rising 34 metres above street level. The developer is asking for an additional 7 metres of height above the current 27-metre limit imposed by the zoning by-law. 

The Manderly, Core Development Group, Studio JCIPrevious design by SvN and Omar Gandhi, image courtesy of Core Developments

The 185-unit tower houses 15 bachelor, 73 one bedroom, 85 two bedroom, and 12 three bedroom condominium suites, some of which are townhouses accessible from street level. This amounts to an additional 64 units above the 121 originally proposed. 193 spaces of underground parking are proposed in the three-storey garage. 622 square metres of retail space is divided across four units that front Kingston Road. 

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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