A plan to redevelop a former commercial site on the shore of the Humber River has been revised and is moving forward toward City approvals and marketing, as density continues to make its way into the heart of Etobicoke. Headed by Urban Capital, the development at 4208 Dundas Street West, now being marketed as Kingsway By The River, would see the construction of two blocks of townhouses, an 8-storey seniors' building, and a 21-storey residential tower on the roughly 19,000-square-metre (4.7-acre) site. The awkwardly-shaped site has a picturesque location overlooking the Humber River Valley, and is currently occupied by a Rona store. 

View of the Block 1 townhouses and tower, image courtesy of Urban Capital.

Featuring a design by Wallman Architects, a redevelopment of the site was first proposed back in 2014. The initial proposal included similar versions of the two blocks of townhouses and seniors' residence, but with two towers of 24 and 10 storeys connected by a two-storey link building. After working its way through the planning process, and making an appearance at the Design Review Panel in 2015, the 24-storey and 10-storey towers were consolidated into a single 21-storey tower at the northeast corner of the site, and the number of residential units was decreased from 628 to 398.

Site plan, image courtesy of Urban Capital.

Block 1 of the development will be a three and a half-storey building along the north edge of the site comprised of 52 two and three-bedroom townhouse units. Block 2 will be similar in appearance with 28 two and three-bedroom townhouse units located at the centre of the site. The stacked townhouses will be finished with brick and feature large glazed openings. A number of the townhomes will have rooftop decks.

South elevation of Block 1, image courtesy of Urban Capital.

Block 3 of the development is a 21-storey tower atop a 6-storey podium at the northeast corner of the site that contains 202 condo units. The units range in size from one-bedrooms up to two-bedrooms-plus-den. Indoor and outdoor amenities are provided.

East elevation of the tower, image courtesy of Urban Capital.

Finally, Block 4 will consist of an 8-storey seniors' residence along the southern Dundas Street edge of the property, which will contain 116 units in a variety of sizes, with a daycare and retail on the ground floor. This block will be built in the second phase of construction, once the first three blocks have been completed.

View of Block 4 from Dundas Street, image courtesy of Urban Capital.

Public space will be provided on the site in the form of a public park at the northwest corner, and a privately-owned public space (POPS) located between the townhouses on Block 1 and the tower in Block 3. A total of 328 parking spaces will provided for the entire development, located in a common two-level underground parking garage that connects to all the buildings on the site. Surface parking will also be included for visitors.

An earlier rendering from July of Block 2 townhouses and the tower, image courtesy of Urban Capital.

We will keep you posted as the project progresses. In the meantime, you can see more renderings in our dataBase file for the project, linked below. Want to talk about it? You can get in on the discussion by checking out the associated Forum thread, or by leaving a comment in the space provided on this page.

Related Companies:  Bousfields, Ferris + Associates Inc., McIntosh Perry, Milborne Group, Northam Realty Advisors, Patton Design Studio, PB Marketing, Quest Window Systems, Urban Capital Property Group, Wallman Architects