The upcoming opening of Toronto's Crosstown LRT—recently bumped back to sometime in 2022—is driving a wave of redevelopment along Eglinton Avenue. Just northwest of the line's initial western terminus at Mount Dennis Station, a site at 8 Locust Street is the latest target along the line for high-density redevelopment. 

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

Proposed by Trolleybus Urban Development, the plan calls for a 35-storey condominium tower to rise just north of Weston Road, with frontages on both Locust Street and Oxford Drive, featuring a design by architects SvN. The tower is proposed with a height of 112.5 metres and a total gross floor area of 25,325 m². This plan would replace the majority of a group of single-family homes, while retaining the existing two-storey house at 8 Locust Street.

Looking northeast to 8 Locust Street, image via submission to City of Toronto

With no retail or commercial space proposed, the building's entire gross floor area would be dedicated to residential space. This includes 374 condo units in a mix of 239 one-bedrooms, 99 two-bedrooms, and 36 three-bedrooms. Of the six existing rental units occupying the site, three would live on within the retained two-storey building, while the remaining three would be replaced with new units within the new building.

Looking northeast to 8 Locust Street, image via submission to City of Toronto

A three-level underground garage with 154 parking spaces is proposed, with 117 long-term spots for residents and an additional 37 for visitors. A reconfigured Locust Street would serve as the site’s vehicular access point, with the proposal including plans to rebuild Locust’s terminus with a new cul-de-sac with sidewalk that would result in a 13.5 m² land dedication to the City.

Looking northwest to 8 Locust Street, 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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