Just east of Old Weston Road, Graywood's SCOOP Condos is introducing mid-rise density to Toronto's St. Clair West. Set to be built out in three phases, the infill development will transform a series of parking lots and under-utilized sites with modest density. Built out across a series of non-adjacent local sites, the development will gradually introduce a more urban character to the area, and the developers stress that a contextually sensitive approach will avoid impeding upon the neighbourhood's established character. 

South of St. Clair, the building meets the smaller scale of the neighbourhood, image courtesy of Graywood

Last month, the first 6-storey phase was introduced, bringing to light an SMV Architects-designed building at 1771 St. Clair Avenue West. Featuring 72 residential suites with a mix of one and two-bedroom suites, units will range in size from 484 ft² to 1,137 ft². 

The retail space will front St. Clair West, image courtesy of Graywood

The project's interiors will be appointed by TACT Architecture, with communal amenities including a library, a gym, a workshop / hobby room, and an outdoor garden, as well as a formal dining room and party lounge. As has become custom in Toronto condos, a dog washing station is also planned.

The party lounge, image courtesy of Graywood

Described as a "community-oriented development" by SMV's Dan Cowling, the intimate scale of the building is complemented by amenities that work to encourage interactions between residents, with a communal garden and "a unique community-focused common area with a library room that opens to a backyard. We have a fitness center, a workroom that opens up to do potting and planting," Cowling explains.

The library, image courtesy of Graywood

At ground level, a retail space will also animate the street, contributing a dose of vitality to a site currently occupied by a car dealership and a parking lot. 

The phase one site at 1771 St. Clair West, image retrieved via Google Maps

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