Developers Carlyle Communities and Slate Asset Management have submitted an application to the City of Toronto seeking rezoning to permit a large mixed-use complex at 6 Dawes Road, just southeast of the Main and Danforth intersection. The Quadrangle-designed proposal calls for three residential towers of 49, 46, and 40 storeys, along with a City-run community centre and an entrance from Main Street to Danforth GO station. The development would replace an existing self-storage facility on a linear strip of land abutting the GO rail corridor.

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

The proposal calls for a total gross floor area (GFA) of 123,652 m²/1,330,979 ft², consisting primarily of residential floor area, at 118,418 m². With a total 1,425 units, 1,033 condominium units and 392 rental units are spread across the three residential towers, while the remaining 5,233 m² is planned as a six-storey community centre at the east end of the site.

Looking southwest to 6 Dawes Road, image via submission to City of Toronto

The new recreation centre would replace the existing Main Square Community Centre, adopting its name. The aging centre’s modern replacement is to include a swimming pool, an aerobics space, a gym with basketball court, a fitness centre, activity rooms, a kitchen, and other amenities.

Looking south to community centre at 6 Dawes Road, image via submission to City of Toronto

Along the southern edge of the proposal, an improved platform will be built for Danforth GO station, while a new entrance will be integrated into development at the west end of it where Main Street crosses over the rail corridor. Adjacent to the new community centre, the plan also calls for a mid-block privately-owned public space (POPS) that would improve connectivity to Danforth GO at the east end too. Residents will get a direct connection to Downtown Toronto to the west, or Scarborough and eastern GTA suburbs to the east. Main Street subway station is walking distance to the north.

Looking northeast to 6 Dawes Road, 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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