A mid-November application submitted to the City of Toronto seeks an Official Plan Amendment and Zoning Bylaw Amendments to allow a condominium development at 680 Sheppard EastGreybrook Realty Partners is proposing a 24-storey, Kirkor Architects-designed tower to replace two existing low-rise apartment buildings on Sheppard between Bayview and Bessarion subway stations.

Site of the proposed development, image via submission to City of Toronto

The proposal calls for a “T”-shaped building oriented north-to-south on the deep lot, with various massing elements—the tallest of which would reach a height of 79.75 metres. The building would meet Sheppard Avenue East with 7 and 9-storey podium volumes, while the main 24-storey tower would be set back above. A series of 8, 10, and 16-storey transitional volumes are planned to the north.

Looking northwest to 680 Sheppard East, image via submission to City of Toronto

The total proposed gross floor area (GFA) of 38,163 m²/410,786 ft² would primarily be occupied by residential space, at 37,467 m² or over 98% of the total GFA. This includes 527 residential units, planned as 492 condominium units proposed in a mix of 334 one-bedrooms, 102 two-bedrooms, and 51 three-bedrooms. There are also 35 rental replacement units as part of the plan.

680 Sheppard East, image via submission to City of Toronto

The remaining 695 m²/7,485 ft² would be occupied by a daycare facility located at the southwest corner of the ground level along the building's Sheppard Avenue frontage. This space would be adjacent to an outdoor play area measuring approximately 210 m²/2,266 ft² in size. 

Daycare frontage at 680 Sheppard East, image via submission to City of Toronto

The exterior finish legend included in architectural plans indicates that cladding would include a mix of precast concrete, masonry, window wall, metal and composite panels, architectural louvres, and curtainwall glazing for the ground level.

A two-level underground garage would have a total of 337 parking spaces, including 53 visitor spaces on the P1 level. An additional five short-term surface parking spaces are proposed near the site’s southeast corner. 437 bicycle parking spaces are also proposed, with 400 reserved for residents and 37 for visitors.

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:  Bousfields, Greybrook Realty Partners, Kirkor Architects Planners, NAK Design Group