Across the street from Scarborough Town Centre and a block north of McCowan Station, the Consilium Place lands present a substantial development opportunity for one of Toronto’s most under-built municipal centres. Developer Kevric recently submitted plans for the first in a multi-phased redevelopment of a group of surface parking lots serving the existing three towers of Consilium Place. A submission to the City of Toronto seeking Site Plan Approval (SPA) for a portion of the site at 5 Corporate Drive provides a glimpse of the redevelopment’s first phase, a residential rental complex designed by WZMH Architects.

Block B among the Consilium Place Lands, image via submission to City of Toronto

The Consilium Place lands are being developed as four blocks labeled A through D, with the new SPA submission specifically regarding Block B, located in the centre of the site north of the three office towers. The 13,102 m² block—entirely occupied by surface parking—includes frontages of approximately 165 metres along Corporate Drive and approximately 111 metres along Consilium Place.

Looking southwest across site of Consilium Place Block B, image via Google Street View

The plan for Block B calls for a pair of rental towers totalling 38 storeys (116.2 m) and 44 storeys (134 m) high, rising from a shared four-storey podium containing 822 m² of retail space occupying the eastern two thirds of Block B. The taller tower contains 428 rental units, while the 38-storey building would house 350 rental units. The total of 778 new rental units are proposed in a mix of 44 studios, 272 one-bedrooms, 422 two-bedrooms, and 40 three-bedrooms.

Consilium Place Block B, image via submission to City of Toronto

Parking for the development would be housed within a two-level underground garage. A total of 538 spaces are proposed, 447 for residents, 83 for residential visitors, and 8 serving the retail component. A total of 684 bicycle parking spots are also proposed, with the 55 short-term and 629 long-term spaces exceeding the Toronto Green Standard and City requirements by 100 spaces.

The project has been evolving behind the scenes through over 18 months through consultations with City staff, working towards a a long-term master plan for the Consilium Place lands, in accordance with the Scarborough Centre Secondary Plan.

Following the first phase, the site is proposed to be developed with an office building on Block A, a hotel on the remaining portion of Block B—to the west of the proposal shown above—and a public park on Block D. Longer term plans are still being worked out for the future Block C, across Corporate Drive to the north.

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 in the field below.

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Related Companies:  Studio TLA, WZMH Architects