We've received some more information regarding the development proposal for 71 - 95 King Street East, located on the south side just west of Church Street. Urban Toronto stopped by the site after a planning application board had been erected outside the historic Albany Club, showing a rough project rendering that we expect is going to ruffle a few feathers.

Rezoning application for 71-95 King Street East, image by Edward Skira

Project rendering from on-site signage, image by travis

The rendering shows the current buildings along King Street intact (or at least their façades), with a new structure rising behind or partially atop them. The rezoning application can be found here. It calls for a 47-storey mixed-used building reaching 137 meters, including a four-storey podium. The building would include 355 units, with 257 parking spaces below ground.

Site with Albany Club featured, image from google maps

This site is directly next to Freed's Sixty Colborne development, a development that itself is currently working through multiple attempts at getting height approval, currently asking for 25 storeys with 281 units. The location poses more than a few difficulties for these developers, most notably being across from St. James Cathedral. 

Project rendering for sixty colborne lofts, image courtesy of Travis

This is sure to be a contentious issue and will spark some debate about height allowances and appropriate design within a neighbourhood that contains a vast number of historic structures that have seen their fare share of demolition. To join the debate and keep up-to-date with the latest news, check out the project forum for 71-95 King Street East here, and let us know what you think in the comments section below.

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