Intensification of Tower-in-the-Park style apartment sites is a growing trend in the Toronto development scene, with property owners scrambling to maximize the value of land by infilling underbuilt space with new density. The latest such plan comes from Cromwell Property Management, who seek rezoning to permit a relatively modest four-storey IBI Group-designed rental building at 33 Isabella Street

Aerial view of 33 Isabella Street site, image via submission to City of Toronto

Located on the south side of Isabella Street between Yonge and Church streets, the plan has been proposed for a section of land to the west of an existing 27-storey apartment building. Rising 25.15 metres, the new building would act as a visual bridge between a heritage house to the west an the existing apartment building to the east. Taking on a house-form, it references the massing of the adjacent heritage-listed 1885-built home, while its material palette references the existing apartment tower.

33 Isabella Street, image via submission to City of Toronto

The building’s ground floor would house a new 4,175 ft2 office space, a residential lobby, and service areas. 39 square metres of indoor amenity space is also proposed on the ground floor, while an 868 square metre landscaped area would serve as outdoor amenity space, combining with existing landscaped space for a total of 2,625 square metres.

Aerial view of 33 Isabella Street, image via submission to City of Toronto

A total of 15 proposed residential units would all be located on levels two through four. Levels two and three would each contain a single studio unit, 3 one-bedroom units, 1 two-bedroom unit, and 2 three-bedroom rental units. The fourth and final level would house a massive 5,500 ft2 penthouse unit offering three separate outdoor terraces. All residential levels are proposed with unusually high 11 foot ceiling heights.

Looking east to 33 Isabella Street, image via submission to City of Toronto

Additional information and images can be found in our database file for the project, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum thread, or leave a comment in the field provided at the bottom of this page.

Related Companies:  Cromwell Property Management, Ferris + Associates Inc., IBI Group, LEA Consulting, WND Associates Ltd