An updated application was submitted to the City of Toronto at the end of October seeking Site Plan Approval for a 38-storey mixed-use tower at 7 Labatt Avenue near Queen and River streets on the east side of Downtown. Proposed by developers TAS and Tricon, the latest submission represents the project's third version with a new design by HOK. The previous submission's design was by Diamond Schmitt Architects.

7 Labatt Avenue, image via submission to City of Toronto

The new design maintains a massing similar to previous versions, but with a completely new exterior treatment that includes light beige and red thin brick veneers, as well as glazing, precast concrete, brushed stainless steel, and perforated metal screens, the materials now referencing the surrounding built form more closely. The height has only been revised slightly, previously 413 feet, now proposed to rise 414 feet, or 126 metres.

Skyline, 7 Labatt Avenue, image via submission to City of Toronto

The 47,352 m² building would primarily consist of residential space, accounting for 42,538 m² or 90% of it. This includes 252 rental units and 295 condominium units for a total of 547 new residential units, proposed in a mix of 10 studios, 319 one-bedrooms, 163 two-bedrooms, and 55 three-bedrooms. The building is proposed to be anchored to the River and Labatt intersection with 1,826 m² of retail space, with 2,811 m² of office space one floor above.

Base of 7 Labatt Avenue, image via submission to City of Toronto

A rendering of the site’s ground realm shows beefed-up landscaping for the site designed by Janet Rosenberg + Studio. The image also provides a glimpse of the brick and metal finishes proposed for the building's cladding.

Base of 7 Labatt Avenue, 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 below.

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Related Companies:  COUNTERPOINT ENGINEERING, Entuitive, EQ Building Performance Inc., HOK, Janet Rosenberg + Studio, TAS, Tricon Capital Group Inc., Tricon House