In addition to the increased transit connectivity that the 25-stop Crosstown LRT will bring to those living and working along Eglinton Avenue, the coming rapid transit line will also connect to 54 local bus routes across Toronto, serving lower density communities in the neighbouring areas. A number of those bus routes run directly through Leaside, where landowners are vying to take advantage of the increased accessibility. At 922 Millwood Road, Hamr Millwood Investments is looking to construct a 5-storey condo building, near the intersection of Millwood Road and Laird Drive, a 1.2km walk from the future Laird LRT Station.
Located on the northeast corner of the intersection of Millwood Avenue and Randolph Road, the subject site was once home to a dry cleaning facility that has since been demolished. A four-storey residential building lies just east of the site, with a five-storey residential building located south, just across the street. The developer has applied for Official Plan Amendment and Rezoning to permit the five storey structure, which is just taller than the four-storey neighbourhoods designation allowance.
Designed by Makow Associates Architects, the building is framed in an irregular grid of white metal panels. Inset balconies, vision glass windows and wood veneer panels are housed in the gaps, for a varied look in the façade. A 45-degree angular plane steps the building down on its northern elevation, so as not to impose on the single family homes to the north.
The building would be heavily geared towards one bedroom units, with 25 proposed; 5 two-bedroom, 4 three-bedroom and 1 bachelor units would fill out the rest of the building. The developer is proposing 32 below-grade parking stalls, slightly less than the 41 spaces required in this part of the city, as well as 36 bicycle parking spots.
Additional information and renderings 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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|Related Companies:||Hamr Millwood Investments, Makow Associates Architects|