Included in the long list of new building applications to the City of Toronto at the end of 2019 is a proposal that seeks an Official Plan Amendment and Zoning Bylaw Amendments to permit a mid-rise condominium at 2630 Kipling, located on the southwest corner with Annabelle Drive, mid-way between Finch and Steeles avenues in the Mount Olive area of Rexdale.

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

The proposal from the landowner Gil Shcolyar calls for a six-storey, mixed-use building designed by Keith Loffler McAlpine Architects containing a gross floor area of 6,494 m², the majority of which would be occupied by 68 condominium units and their associated common areas and amenity spaces, anchored to Kipling Avenue with 153 m² of street-fronting commercial space. The units are proposed in a mix of 22 one-bedrooms, 35 two-bedrooms, and 11 three-bedrooms. 

Kipling Avenue frontage, 2630 Kipling, image via submission to City of Toronto

The site’s footprint takes a mirrored “P” shape, with a rectilinear massing along Kipling and a rounded projection along Annabelle Drive to the north. Renderings depict a mix of precast concrete and brick-patterned finishes, a modern interpretation of the nearby apartment towers to the east that line the Humber Valley.

Looking south to 2630 Kipling, image via submission to City of Toronto

A total of 85 parking spaces are planned on site, with 72 long-term residential use spaces and 13 short-term spaces for visitors. A two-level underground garage would contain 78 of the spaces, while 7 open-air spaces are provided at grade. 

Looking southwest to 2630 Kipling, image via submission to City of Toronto

To make way for the new building, plans call for the demolition of the existing single-storey medical centre along Annabelle Drive.

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

You can learn more from our Database file for the project, linked below. If you'd like to, you can join in on the conversation in the associated Project Forum thread, or leave a comment in the space provided on this page.

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