A proposal submitted to the City of Toronto late last month seeks Site Plan Approval to permit a multi-tower mixed-use development at 1200 Sheppard Avenue East, just across from Leslie subway station. Dubbed Central Park by Amexon Development Corporation, the Core Architects-designed plan would bring five towers ranging in height between 12 to 31 storeys to the current site of a partially-demolished business park. The plan stems from a proposal where zoning was sent to the OMB/LPAT in October, 2013, and was resubmitted almost exactly six years later after having its appeal settled.

Site of the proposed development, image via Google Maps

The five residential towers would reach heights of 12, 19, 31, 31, and 31 storeys, containing 132,108.06 m²/1,422,000 ft² of new gross floor area, much of which would come in the form of 1,478 residential condominium suites. The units are proposed in a mix of 538 one-bedrooms, 792 two-bedrooms, and 148 three-bedrooms. Additional space includes 1,860 m²/20,020 ft² of employment and service related uses and 1,702 m²/18,320 ft² of ground-floor retail.

Looking northwest to Central Park, image via submission to City of Toronto

The residential towers would rise from three podiums surrounding a 5,020 m² open space, one of multiple privately-owned publicly accessible outdoor spaces proposed for the site's ground level. Among the public spaces designed by Cosburn Nauboris Landscape Architects, connections to the adjacent East Don River valley park lands are included.

Central Park, image via submission to City of Toronto

The south end of the existing business park has been cleared to make way for the proposal, the north end of the site would retain 8 and 4-storey office buildings, which would be refurbished and maintain the current gross floor area of 27,638 m²/297,493 ft². The revised exteriors would feature a series of fins with a flowing pattern similar to the recently-opened Environmental Science and Chemistry Building at UTSC.

Refurbished office building at Central Park, 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:  Amexon Development Corporation, Core Architects, Cosburn Nauboris Landscape Architects