The latest proposal for densification of a Tower-in-the-Park style apartment site in Toronto is seeking to add a modern rental tower adjacent to an existing pair of apartment towers on a site near Yonge and St. Clair. Submitted late last month on behalf of bcIMC and Bentall Kennedy, the proposal for the 44 Jackes Avenue and 33 Rosehill Avenue site seeks rezoning to allow a new 29-storey rental building containing 272 units, featuring a design by Hariri Pontarini Architects.

Rosehill Tower, image retrieved from submission to City of Toronto

Bounded by Rosehill to the north, Jackes to the south, the Rosehill Reservoir to the east, and a TTC-owned property above the subway tunnel to the west, the subject site is currently home to a 24-storey slab style apartment building at 44 Jackes Avenue, and a 28-storey point tower style building at 33 Rosehill Avenue. Together, the two buildings known as Bretton Place feature a total of 629 rental units, all of which will be retained. An outdoor swimming pool located on the northwest corner of the site would be removed to make way for the new apartment tower, to be replaced with an indoor pool in a new proposed amenity pavilion proposed between the existing towers.

Southwest axonometric diagram of Rosehill Tower, image retrieved from submission to City of Toronto

A four-storey podium is planned help to anchor the new tower to the ground, incorporating brick and stone cladding elements. The podium levels will bring a material warmth to the site, to be juxtaposed against the primarily glass and steel tower component above.

Podium, Rosehill Tower, image retrieved from submission to City of Toronto

The tower component's floor plate size of 803.2 m², the proposal exceeds the average size of new-build tower floor plates in Toronto, though still falling far below the up to 1,440 m² floor plates of the existing 44 Jackes Avenue. Articulated by an undulating balcony design, the glass and steel elements of the exterior would be offset by vertical piers and fins clad in stone and brick. 

Skyline, Rosehill Tower, image retrieved from submission to City of Toronto

The proposal's 272 apartments would come in a mix of 110 one-bedroom units, 134 two-bedroom units, and 28 three-bedroom units, including 5 townhome units fronting onto Rosehill and 6 two-storey lofts on the third and fourth levels of the podium, above the townhomes.

Northwest axonometric diagram of Rosehill Tower, image retrieved from submission to City of Toronto

We will return as additional details about the project emerge. In the meantime, you can review information and images regarding the development by visiting the project's dataBase file, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out our associated Forum thread, or leave a comment using the field provided at the bottom of this page.

Related Companies:  bcIMC, BentallGreenOak, Hariri Pontarini Architects, QuadReal Property Group, WND Associates Ltd