Dash Developments Inc. has submitted an application to amend a City of Toronto Zoning By-law that would permit the construction of a 12-storey mid-rise mixed-use building on Avenue Road, near the intersection of Davenport and Avenue roads.

143 Avenue Road site, image by androiduk

The site is on a vacant rectangular piece of land in a prime location at 143 Avenue Road, just north of trendy Yorkville and east of the popular Annex neighbourhood. The area is well-served with many independently-owned markets, restaurants, and cafes in addition to excellent rapid transit and surface transit options. The site is within walking distance to three subway stations: St. George to the Southwest, Bay to the Southeast, and Rosedale to the east.

Avenue Lofts front façade facing west, by Teeple Architects for Dash Developments Inc.

The proposal, possibly to be called Avenue Lofts, consists of a 40.5 metre high, 12-storey, 94-unit building with three levels of underground parking, designed by award-winning architecture firm, Teeple Architects. The residential units would consist of 39 one-bedroom units, 50 two-bedroom units, and 5 three-bedroom units. In addition, the complex will feature over 800 square metres of retail and commercial space split between the first and second floors.

Avenue Lofts front façade and retail space facing west, by Teeple Architects for Dash Developments

The front façade, which faces Avenue Road, features unique architecture that has already sparked conversation on the project’s UT Forum thread. Translucent glazing above the 9th floor, complete the mid-rise tower creating a distinctive building cap to complement the bold, sculptural design.

In addition to the main lobby, the front of the building will be home to a large commercial/retail space on the ground level along Avenue Road. Additional commercial space will also be found on the 2nd floor along with the condominium’s residential amenities.

Aerial east side view, Avenue Lofts by Teeple Architects for Dash Developments.

The rear of the building also offers some interesting architecture in the form of a series of curving terraces. These sweeping, organic lines start at the second floor amenity space where an adjoining outdoor area would offer a 199 square metre terrace.

View of terraces, looking southwest.

UrbanToronto will continue to follow this project as it progresses, but in the meantime, check out our dataBase file, linked below, for more images! Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum thread, or voice your opinion in the comments section provided below.

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