Toronto 3775 Dundas West | 48m | 13s | TAS | SvN

New docs posted April 5. Architect is now SvN:

There are affordable housing units planned for this building:

Projects recommended by city staff this year are: 685 Queen St. E. (32 affordable units); 2217 Kingston Rd. (24 affordable units); 591 Finch St. W. (159 affordable units); 884 Kingston Rd. (30 affordable units); 82 Buttonwood Ave. (106 affordable units); 989 College St. (17 affordable units); 3775-4005 Dundas St. W. (63 affordable units); and 1236 Birchmount Rd. (220 affordable units).

297 residential units in total for this development. Ground floor to have spaces for commercial office, retail, and eatery usage.

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In Praise of the Urban Balcony

Canadian architect Drew Sinclair makes a case for rethinking the amenity, a lifesaver in the era of COVID-19 and a generally untapped boon.

May 8, 2020

With a similar ambition to expand the utility of our outdoor spaces, my own firm, SvN in Toronto, is experimenting with terraced balconies in varying shapes and sizes, extending the function of the interiors at our 3803 Dundas Street West residential project for TAS, for instance, to forge a stronger connection with a forested valley edge nearby. The main design focus for the 300 apartments in the complex is the integration of elements usually associated with individual houses, specifically backyards and front porches. The development’s outdoor spaces will include community garden plots for food production and large balconies with planters doubling as birdhouses facing the ravine.


3803 Dundas Street West

We have challenged ourselves to maximize impact by setting a bold new precedent for a community-focused hub. We’ve prioritized inclusion through the introduction of 297 purpose-built rental apartments including 20% affordable and co-living through 12 four-bedroom units designed for roommates to share. We are targeting a thoughtful mix of ground floor commercial tenants – including creative spaces, micro-retail and restaurants – to attract and service those living within the building, across the local neighbourhood and beyond. The design was directly inspired by the project’s location on the edge of the Humber River Valley Ravine, and is characterized by unique landscaping, balconies that blur the lines between indoor and outdoor space, and generous public realm improvements.

Location: Lambton Baby Point neighbourhood, Toronto, Canada
Status: Site Plan Application
Estimated Completion: 2024
Architect: SvN Architects and Planners
Landscape Architect: Schollen & Company

Key Stats:
  • 235,800 square feet over 13-storeys
  • Approximately 92% residential and 8% commercial space
  • 297 purpose-built rental homes, 63 (or 20%) of which are affordable, 45 (or 15%) of which are designed as accessible

Applied for demo permit in June - wreck it already!!

Now if only those 2 apartments to the east could get redeveloped...