The Jarvis and Dundas intersection in Downtown Toronto has recently gone from an afterthought to a development hub, with 4 nearby towers sprouting up in the last 4 years. Should Manga Hotels and Hyatt get their way, the Hyatt Place hotel and rental residential development at 203 Jarvis would extend the growing cluster south to Jarvis and Shuter in 2021.
Located on the north-east corner of Jarvis and Shuter, the 32-storey building received Zoning approval via the OMB in 2018. Since then, an initial Site Plan Approval application was filed in the Fall of 2018, with tweaks to the IBI Group-designed project submitted in an updated August, 2019 revision. In addition to changes to logistical, transportation and servicing in the resubmission, elements of the design that had been called into question by City Planning have since been addressed.
Comments from City Planning included a request to alter the materials on the lower levels, hoping that a masonry aspect would be included to better tie the building into its context. The architects responded with a set of detailed material diagrams, doubling down on the original vision, notably with a patterned, rust-coloured curtainwall vision glass that will dominate the exterior to add a visually interesting element at grade. The use of rusty orange would also be reflected on the upper levels–with the hotel portion using framed orange slots extruding from the window-wall, while the uppermost residential levels are accentuated with projecting balconies framed with orange glass railings.
The latest submission sees one floor changing from a residential use to hotel use to make the hotel component more viable. 240 hotel suites would be constructed on levels 3-15, with 179 rental residential units above. Amenities for residents and visitors, plus a of couple hotel suites, are planned to be housed within the cantilevered box on levels 14 and 15.
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