The Bloor-Yorkville area's growing number of condominium developments continues to add even more life and vitality into what is already one of Toronto's most vibrant, walkable areas. The trend of high-rise development in Yorkville is set to continue well into the future, with new developments frequently proposed for the area. The latest proposal tabled for Yorkville, situated right at Yonge and Cumberland, is a 64-storey residential tower proposed for 826-834 Yonge Street, and 2-8 Cumberland Street.

Rendering of 8 Cumberland Street by Page + Steele / IBI Group for Phantom Developments

Owned by Phantom Developments and designed by Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, the proposed 8 Cumberland would consist of a 64-storey mixed-use building inclusive of a three storey podium, containing a total of 531 residential units and 1,414 square metres of retail on levels one and three, fronting onto both Yonge Street and Cumberland Avenue. The building's three-storey podium will feature the retained and restored facades of the existing heritage building at Yonge and Cumberland.

 Rendering of 8 Cumberland Street by Page + Steele / IBI Group for Phantom Developments

8 Cumberland's 531 residential units would consist of 413 one-bedroom and 118 two-bedroom units, residents of which would have access to a 1,194 square metre indoor amenity area and a 532 square metre outdoor amenity area on levels four and five.

Rendering of 8 Cumberland Street by Page + Steele / IBI Group for Phantom Developments

The rendering included above shows that the development will embrace the existing laneway on the west side of the site, connecting Cumberland Street to Yorkville Avenue. This existing 3-metre-wide lane will be upgraded into a mixed vehicular/pedestrian woonerf as part of the upcoming redevelopment of 1 Yorkville by Bazis and Plaza now under way immediately to the north.

Rendering of 8 Cumberland Street by Page + Steele / IBI Group for Phantom Developments

Taking into account the development's location in a highly walkable neighbourhood within easy walking distance of both Bay and Bloor-Yonge subway stations, only 95 parking spaces are being proposed for 8 Cumberland Street. Parking would be located within a four-level underground parking garage, accessible via a public lane connecting Cumberland Street to Yorkville Avenue.

Rendering of 8 Cumberland Street by Page + Steele / IBI Group for Phantom Developments

The development is still in its preliminary stages, and we will learn more about 8 Cumberland as the year progresses. For now, you can look over more detailed renderings and elevations for the project in our dataBase file, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum thread, or leave a comment using the space provided at the bottom of this page.
Related Companies:  architectsAlliance, Great Gulf, McIntosh Perry, NAK Design Group, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Peter McCann Architectural Models Inc., Phantom Developments, WND Associates Ltd