The Sheppard Subway line continues to spur lots of high-rise residential growth along North York’s major east/west artery, while a number of smaller-scale developments are now popping up along this increasingly dense suburban corridor too. Just across the street from the growing Concord Park Place community, and steps from Bessarion Station, a new townhome project is in the works from developers Broccolini and Park Towns Developments Inc.

Park Towns detail, image courtesy of Broccolini

Park Towns will bring 50 townhouse units to the rapidly transforming neighbourhood surrounding Bessarion Station.  The four-storey SMV Architects-designed building is slated to replace the current building on the site, a single-storey Sheridan Nurseries location.

Current state of the site, image by Jack Landau

Despite the small appearance of the current building, the property itself is actually quite large, stretching almost a full block to the north, flanked on two sides by an unnecessarily spacious surface parking lot. 

Sheridan Nurseries and the surrounding surface parking lot, image by Jack Landau

The large property is divided up into two parcels, south and north, with the townhomes set to the rear of the site amongst surrounding residential.

Satellite view of the site, image from Google Maps

To the south, Parcel A, which is zoned for commercial use, will house a 3-storey Mountain Equipment Co-Op (MEC) location fronting onto Sheppard Avenue. The MEC store is also an SMV Architects design; the firm is responsible for the well known sustainable MEC store on King Street West in Downtown Toronto, and many other MEC stores in Ontario.

Elevation sketches of the 3-storey MEC store planned for the south end of the site

We will keep you updated on both developments on this site. In the meantime, for additional information including building facts and renderings, please visit our dataBase page for the project, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum threads, or voice your opinion in the comments section provided below.

Related Companies:  Baker Real Estate Inc., Broccolini, CMV Group architects, MMM Group Limited, Montana Steele, Park Towns Developments Inc., Patton Design Studio, tcgpr (The Communications Group)