An application for rezoning has been submitted to the City of Toronto for a flatiron-shaped purpose-built rental building at 1071 King Street West. From developers Hullmark and First Capital, they would bring a 15-storey, Quadrangle-designed building with 230 rental units to the wedge-shaped site formed by King Street West along the north, Douro Street to the east, and the Toronto West Rail Corridor along the south.

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

The site is currently occupied by a vacant former condo presentation centre and its surface parking lot.

Site of the development, image via Google Street View

A previous plan for the site stems from a March, 2012, rezoning submission for a 14-storey mixed-use building containing retail, office, and residential units. It plan was preemptively appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board (now the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal or LPAT) in October, 2017 in advance of the then upcoming changes to The Planning Act.

Photo of the rendering of 1071 King West's 2012 plan, image by Forum contributor AlbertC

Discussions with City staff in 2018 led to a formal “without prejudice” submission earlier this year with an entirely reworked plan, calling for 17 storeys with retail, rental units, and a small park. Additional discussions with the City have resulted in revisions to the plan in the latest “with prejudice” resubmission.

Looking east to 1071 King West, image courtesy of Quadrangle

A number of changes have been introduced in the latest revision, most notably the reduction in height from 17 to 15 storeys to better blend with the surrounding context. The decrease is accompanied by a reduction in the total Gross Floor Area, from 19,612 m² to 18,885 m². Changes to the massing include the addition of a three-metre stepback from King Street West and Douro Street at the tenth floor, replacing a pair of 1.5-metre stepbacks at the 2nd and 9th floors.

Looking southwest to 1071 King West, image via submission to City of Toronto

Other reductions include unit count, from 261 units to 230 units, and the underground garage goes from 73 spaces to 66 spaces while bicycle parking drops from 309 spaces to 236 spaces.

Looking southeast to 1071 King West, image courtesy of Quadrangle

Additional information and images can be found in our Database file for the project, linked below. If you'd like, you can get involved in the discussion by checking out the associated Forum thread.

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NOTE: This story has been updated with current renderings courtesy of Quadrangle.

Related Companies:  First Capital, Quadrangle, RJC Engineers