Recently, Site Plan Approval, Zoning Bylaw, and Official Plan Amendment applications were jointly filed for a new residential project at 1601 Bathurst, 700 metres north of Toronto’s Bathurst and St Clair intersection—and St Clair West subway station. The Kirkor Architects-designed building would bring 88 residential rental units, 79 of which would be new rental stock, to the neighbourhood.

Looking east to 1601 Bathurst Street, image courtesy of Azuria Group

Proposed by Azuria Group, the 8-storey structure would replace a smaller 4-storey building on site with a nearly-triangular footprint, maximizing the use of the available lot area. The site plan below illustrates how the new building fits into the site, wedging between Bathurst Street on the left and the driveway to the 6-storey adjacent apartment building on the right. The 6-storey building would be retained in its entirety, with only minor alterations made to the surrounding site. The land drops off to the east into the sylvan Nordheimer Ravine.

Overview site plan of 1601 Bathurst, highlighting the triangular-shaped floorplate, image courtesy of Azuria Group

The building would be clad in light grey precast with punched windows, and a window wall portion along the northern edge. Private balconies would be accessible from suites, and be framed by a zig-zag pattern. Stepping back at the 7th and mechanical penthouse levels to satisfy angular plane requirements, the building offers private terraces and outdoor amenity spaces at these levels. 

Looking south to 1601 Bathurst Street, image courtesy of Azuria Group

Proposed in a unit mix of 55 one-bedroom, 20 two-bedroom, and 4 three-bedroom units, the project also calls for 9 rental replacement units to replace units that would be lost in the demolition of the existing structure. 28 parking spaces would be allocated to a below-grade garage. 

Looking north-east to 1601 Bathurst Street, image courtesy of Azuria Group

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 below.

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Related Companies:  Azuria Group, Kirkor Architects Planners, Land Art Design