The intersection of Bathurst and Bloor has been known for decades for the iconic Honest Ed's store on the southwest corner. The general area of Bathurst and Bloor around the western edge of The Annex is mostly a mix of low-rise residential homes popular with a wide demographic range from students to seniors. It's a relatively stable neighbourhood that has not seen much development, but its residential character is set to change with the construciton of Lindvest Properties' B.streets Condos, a nine-storey, 195-unit mixed-use development with retail at grade. The Hariri Pontarini Architects-designed B.streets Condos is located on the east side of Bathurst Street between Bloor Street West, Lennox Street and Loretto Lane.
This part of the city is desirable for residents and businesses alike, as it is right on the Bloor-Danforth Subway and the Bathurst streetcar route, a short trip from the Yonge Subway, and close to the University of Toronto. B.streets will contribute to the business mixture of the neighbourhood with its ground-level retail, drawing pedestrians and shoppers south of Bloor along Bathurst, which to date has not seen any small-scale retail with Honest Ed's dominating its west side and institutional or auto-oriented uses on the east. B.streets is being built on the site of a former Catholic School.
In addition to the condo units available, Lindvest recently introduced B.streets Lane Homes, six townhomes with private addresses and entrances located on Loretto Lane. Below are some photos from Loretto Lane, the future site of the Lane Homes. The development has also been the recipient of several awards, including the BILD award for high-rise project of the year.
Since breaking ground in late September, B.streets appears to have already been dug down to its lowest foundation level for parking, which is being provided for 56 vehicles. This may seem like a small number given the 195 units in the complex, but its location at the intersection of two major transit lines and close to many amenities and services within walking distance, most occupants of B.streets will likely have no need to own a car.
We look forward to getting more great shots of B.streets as it emerges from the corner of Bloor and Bathurst. Get in on the discussion in the Forum and check out our B.streets dataBase page below.
|Related Companies:||Cecconi Simone, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Jablonsky, Ast and Partners, Lindvest Properties, Milborne Group, tcgpr (The Communications Group)|