In a car-dominated area in North York, suburban-style strip plazas with surface parking jostle with mid-rise apartments and older single family homes along Wilson Avenue. It's a street that's in transition, where the City would like to see reinvestment and intensification. Recent developments close by include projects such as Ion Condos and the newly completed Humber River Hospital, and they have slowly but surely started to change the face of Wilson. Now, just about 400 metres west of the hospital is another site that is slated for development at 1326 and 1328 Wilson Avenue.  

Aerial view of the site, image retrieved from Apple Maps

An application for an Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment, as well as a Site Plan Approval Application have all been submitted to the City of Toronto for the construction of a 9-storey mixed-use residential building designed by AJ Tregabov on behalf of the Time Development Group. The total gross floor area (GFA) of 7,846 m² is split across three uses, with 6,035m² of residential GFA on the upper floors, while 410 m² of retail, and 1,401 m² of medical office GFA are proposed for the first and second floors. Coming in at 31.7 metres tall, this building would also be set back 3 metres from the street side lot line, and 19 metres from the rear north lot line where it would back on a treed ravine. 

3D Renderings, image retrieved via submission to the City of Toronto

The proposal would have 73 residential dwelling units, divided across 4 bachelor units, 36 1-bedroom units, and 33 2-bedroom units, ranging in size from 409 ft² to about 807 ft². Each residential unit will have access to either a balcony or terrace. Three levels of underground parking is proposed, and would include 107 vehicle parking spaces (62 for residential, and 45 non-residential), and 67 bicycle spaces. The entrance to the underground parking garage and loading area would be directly off Wilson Avenue.

Street view of the site, image retrieved from Google Street View

While no high-quality marketing renderings exist yet, the massing models shown above and the colour sample board shown below show the materials proposed for the exterior. The podium would be given a blue window wall treatment, while two different shades of green tinted window wall would glaze the majority of the building. A grey perforated metal would screen the mechanical level. Grey aluminum mullions and both aluminum and back-painted glass spandrel panels would clad the rest of the building. All the materials will conform to the Toronto Green Standard, and will be bird-friendly.

Colour Sample, image retrieved from submission to the City of Toronto

We will keep you updated once more news about this development becomes available. In the meantime, feel free to comment in the space below, or join in the conversation in our associated Forum thread.

Related Companies:  American Standard (part of Lixil Canada Inc.), Architecture Unfolded, CFMS Consulting Inc., Cityzen Development Group, Fernbrook Homes, GeoSolv Design/Build Inc., HDR Architects, Humber River Regional Hospital, LiveRoof Ontario Inc, PCL, Plenary Health, WSP