With the clock ticking down to the targeted Fall 2021 opening of the Crosstown LRT, new concentrations of density are forming around the stations of the new Midtown Toronto transit line. The latest project proposed in the vicinity of a Crosstown station is at 1860 Keele Street, just north of the future Keelesdale Station, seeking rezoning from the City to permit a 14-storey condominium development on a site currently occupied by a mix of single-detached and semi-detached dwellings containing rental units.

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

The Quadrangle-designed project for Trolleybus Urban Development would rise 48.88 metres and contain a total gross floor area of 15,679.3 m², dedicated entirely to residential space, with no retail or commercial being proposed. The building would house 216 condominium units proposed in a mix of 110 one-bedrooms, 84 two-bedrooms, and 22 three-bedrooms, resulting in an almost even ratio of single-bedroom to multi-bedroom units, in line with the City’s push for more family-friendly housing.

Looking south to 1860 Keele, image via submission to City of Toronto

The design consists of two volumes; a rectilinear massing rising 14 storeys, and a smaller massing rising nine storeys with a series of stepbacks forming terraces. Responding to the irregular site footprint that includes an acute angled intersection at Keele and Yore Road: the terraced section forms a wedge shape that addresses the corner.

A three-level, 99-space underground garage would have 77 parking spaces for residents and 21 visitor parking spaces and a car-share space. 221 bicycle parking spaces are also proposed, with 199 long-term and 22 short-term spaces. 114 of these spaces long-term will be included on the P1 level, while the remaining 22 short-term and 85 long-term spaces are planned on the ground floor.

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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