At the southwest corner of Queen and Pape, a former auto shop could make way for a 16-unit condominium. Submitted to the City of Toronto on June 19th, a rezoning application for 1001 Queen Street East outlines the detailed scope of a project that's been marketed since late 2016, and is already sold out—with the zoning approvals process only now beginning.  

Looking southwest, image via 33 Developments

Led by a boutique—and new—company known as 33 Developments, the six-storey infill project is also designed by the company's in-house architect, Geoffrey Moote. Aesthetically characterized by a brick façade that's punctuated by industrial-inspired fenestration, the discretely stylish mid-rise condominium aims to also introduce a pair of street-level retail spaces to Queen. 

Looking northeast, showing the vehicle entry space, image via 33 Developments

With the Queen frontage entirely occupied by retail, a slender residential entry is provided via Pape Avenue, with vehicle access at the south end of the site. Spanning most of the south elevation, a 17-car garage occupies the ground floor and basement, with a carousel stacking system used to fit the vehicles into a relatively tight space. 

The site plan, image via submission to the City of Toronto

Above the 255 m² of street-level retail, 2,364 m² of residential space will occupy the five upper floors. 15 two-bedroom units are planned, as well as a single three-bedroom home. The units are luxuriously proportioned, with an average size of 122 m² (1,313 ft²) for the two-bedroom homes. 

Aerial view of the compact site, image via submission to the City of Toronto

Although marketing for the project got underway long in advance of a formal submission, the fact that a rezoning application has newly been filed means that it will likely be some time before construction begins, with revisions to the project possible throughout the planning process. 

We will keep you updated as more information becomes available, and the planning process gets underway. In the meantime, further information is available via our Database file, linked below. Want to share your thoughts? Leave a comment on this page, or join the ongoing conversation in our associated Forum thread.

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