Located slightly north of Danforth and Jones, Grid Developments' Sunday School Lofts is one of the relatively few developments in Toronto's Riverdale neighbourhood. With Donlands Station a block away to the east, the project is in direct proximity to the TTC's Line 2 subway, joining a vibrant corridor that's well-served by transit. Yet, the boutique 4-storey project joins a neighbourhood that has retained a low-rise character, even as much of the city—and particularly areas so well-served by transit—is transformed by new density. 

Sunday school Lofts, with the retained facade fronting the building, image courtesy of Grid Developments

Immediately to the west, the Greektown neighbourhood forms one of Danforth Avenue's liveliest stretches, with the low-rise streetscape framed by the Bloor and Yonge skyscrapers past the Don Valley. Just beyond the Danforth, however, the Riverdale neighbourhood retains a quiet, residential character, with Dewhurst Boulevard lined by 2- and 3-storey homes to the north.

The building will be topped by an extensive green roof, image courtesy of Grid Developments

Replacing a church and sunday school—from which the project draws its name—at 14 Dewhurst Boulevard, the 32-unit development will incorporate part of the structure's 1925 façade into the new building. Designed by George Popper Architects—with restoration work by heritage specialists ERA—the project introduces modest density to an area that remains dominated by single-family homes.

The Dewhurst Boulevard frontage, looking west, image courtesy of Grid Developments

Reflecting the neighbourhood's family-oriented character, most of the project's suites—which come in one- to three-bedroom configurations—will have at least two bedrooms, with an average size of 1,033 ft². Of the 32 homes, 27 will have at least two bedrooms, with only five one-bedroom and one-bedroom + den suites planned. As outlined in our previous story, a number of the penthouse suites—ranging up to 1,453 ft² in size—will also feature two-level layouts, replicating the ambiance of a single-family home.

A closer view of the two-level penthouse suites, image courtesy of Grid Developments

Connecting the community to the nearby Langford Parkette, the north end of the site will host a landscaped "linear park," contributing a publicly accessibly—and potentially City-owned—green space to the area. The project's landscaping will be appointed by Vertechs Design, while interiors will be designed by the Toronto-based firm of Andrew Pike Interiors.   

The site as it appears now, image retrieved via Google Maps

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Related Companies:  Andrew Pike Interiors, Aykler Real Estate, ERA Architects, George Popper Architect, Grid Developments, The Walsh Group, Vertechs Design