Just east of Kipling on The Queensway in Etobicoke, a number of proposals have popped up in recent years to redevelop under-utilized industrial lands into a primarily residential community. The largest of these is the IQ Condos development, the second of three stages of which was completed a year ago. Now, Altree Developments has submitted a site plan approval application to the City of Toronto for a tower adjacent to that project, at 36 Zorra Street. The developer received zoning approval for the property in late 2018 to permit the construction of a 35-storey residential tower.

Rendering of 36 Zorra, image courtesy of Altree Developments

The site plan approval application brings to light a number of details regarding the design of the building. Although the original massing was formulated by Michael Spaziani Architect, the tower has been redesigned by Graziani + Corazza Architects. The building’s 35-storey tower will rise from a u-shaped 7-storey podium and feature zig-zagging glass balconies, articulating the faces of the tower. Materially, the podium will be clad in light precast panels, framing a vision glass and grey spandrel panelled window wall. 

Exterior rendering of the tower, image courtesy of Altree Developments

The building is comprised purely of residential space, housing 460 residential units. 198 of these are two-bedroom homes, with the remainder being 28 bachelor apartments, 190 one-bedroom units and 44 three-bedroom units. Approximately 1,840 square metres has been set aside for amenity space, including a full floor of amenities on the 7th floor as well as the adjacent rooftop terrace. 

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.

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