A May, 2018 application to the City of Toronto seeking an Official Plan Amendment and Zoning Bylaw Amendments for a new retirement home at 1365 Yonge Street two blocks south of St. Clair, has been resubmitted with a number of changes. Welltower Inc. Canada's proposal at the northeast corner of Yonge and Rosehill is designed by Turner Fleischer Architects and rises 17 storeys and almost 70 metres.

Previous and current versions of the design, images via submission to City of Toronto

Though the project's height remains unchanged from the initial 2018 submission, the application details several other revisions introduced in the time since, most notably revisions to the tower massing and the number of proposed retirement units. The new version proposes a total gross floor area (GFA) of 19,428 m², consisting of 18,913 m² residential and 515 m² non-residential space. In total, approximately 2,515 m² of floor space has been removed from the originally proposed GFA. 

As a result of this reduction in GFA, the number of proposed units has decreased by 73 from the last submission's total of 310 rooms. A new total of 237 residential rooms are proposed, consisting of 125 assisted living units and 112 memory care units. These would be provided in a mix of single-bed, two-bed, and flexible layouts.

Looking northeast to 1365 Yonge, image via submission to City of Toronto

A two-level underground garage with 72 parking spaces is proposed, another reduction from the previous proposal's 93 spaces. It would be accessed through an at-grade drop-off driveway via the public laneway on the east side of the site, which would be widened as part of the project. 26 bicycle parking spaces are also proposed, unchanged from the previous plan.

A number of other revisions impact the building’s proposed exterior design and massing, including a slight increase in podium height, added stepbacks, increased ground-floor setbacks, and a reconfiguration of the ground floor and servicing areas in response to City comments.

Looking northwest to 1365 Yonge, image via submission to City of Toronto

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Related Companies:  LEA Consulting, Turner Fleischer Architects, WND Associates Ltd