Marlee Residences Inc has proposed a low-rise apartment building with 28-units at 722 Marlee Avenue. The building would replace two low-rise bungalow homes in a location that’s a 6 minute walk from Glencairn Subway Station. 

Aerial overview of the surrounding context, image via submission to the City of Toronto

Marlee, a major north-south collector road in the area between Eglinton and Lawrence west of the Allen Road, has been heading towards intensification for a number of years, with a mid-rise apartment building with 218 units at 831 Glencairn sitting as the largest approved development site in the area. Compared to many of Line 1’s stations, Glencairn has seen fewer increases in density as it remains mostly surrounded by single-family and low-rise dwellings. The proposal provides a ‘gentle-density’ solution, making more efficient use of the land. 

Looking across to 722 Marlee, image via submission to the City of Toronto

Designed by RAW, the apartment building’s façade uses grey brick and precast, windows with dark-coloured mullions, and wood accents around the lobby. Suites have balconies on both the west and east elevations, while corner units have access to some north or south-facing windows.

The proposed development contemplates a unit mix of 10 one-bedroom, 17 two bedroom, and 1 three-bedroom units within the 4-storey building. 20 vehicle parking and 40 bicycle parking spaces would be included in the below-grade garage.

The project also proposes an on-site parkland dedication to convey 129 m² to the City to extend the existing Wenderley Park slightly to the east.

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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Related Companies:  RAW Design, WND Associates Ltd