A November application submitted to the City of Toronto by developer Apria seeks an Official Plan Amendment and rezoning to permit a new mid-rise residential building at 3353 Lake Shore Boulevard West in Etobicoke. The proposal calls for a six-storey, Icon Architects-designed building containing 5,378 m² of gross floor area (GFA) on a 1,410 m² site west of Humber College's Lakeshore Campus.

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

The proposal would replace an auto service centre and its associated surface parking lot, situated mid-block on a stretch of Lake Shore occupied predominantly by two-storey buildings with retail at grade.

Current building at 3353 Lake Shore Boulevard West, image via Google Street View

The majority of the proposed building's GFA is planned as residential, at 5,074 m² or approximately 94.3% of the building, with the remaining 304 m² proposed as retail space. A total of 60 residential units are included in the proposal, the tenure of which—whether rental or condo—remains undetermined as the development team considers options. These are planned in a mix of 43 one-bedrooms, 11 two-bedrooms, and 6 three-bedrooms.

Looking southwest to 3353 Lake Shore Boulevard West, image via submission to City of Toronto

Renderings of the building depict an array of solar panels on the building's rear terraced stepbacks and atop the mechanical penthouse level. These panels are just one of the various sustainable building elements that have been incorporated into the proposal. Other such efficiency features include a green roof, green terraces, and greywater flushing systems that reduce water usage.

Aerial view of 3353 Lake Shore Boulevard West, image via submission to City of Toronto

Architectural plans list a range of materials planned for the building’s exterior, including window wall cladding with clear glass and spandrel panels, white precast panels, brick patterned precast, pre-finished metal panels, and corrugated metal balcony guards in a rust colour.

Looking southeast to 3353 Lake Shore Boulevard West, image via submission to City of Toronto

Parking for the development would be housed within a single underground level, planned to contain 30 parking spaces and 52 bicycle parking spaces.

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:  Adesso Design Inc., Apria, Bousfields, Icon Architects