Like the lost strip of motels that gave way to high-rise development in Etobicoke's Humber Bay Shores area, Kingston Road in Scarborough once acted as the other bookend gateway to Toronto. As was the case with Lake Shore Boulevard's strip of motels, Kingston Road's fell into disrepair over the decades, and rising land values are now spelling the end of many these East End motels as well. While the main stretch of Kingston Road's motels are located near Brimley Road and the Bluffs, they are present in smaller numbers all the way east to Galloway Road.
Just west of Galloway, a motel that has seen better days is the latest to be proposed for redevelopment, along with an adjacent used car dealership. The proposal at 4208 and 4212 Kingston Road from Angil Development Group seeks Site Plan Approval to permit a condominium complex with buildings of 8 and 12 storeys, designed by architects Z Square Group. Set to reach heights of 27 and 38 metres (90 and 125 feet), the buildings would bring over 300 homes and a small retail component to the Kingston and Galloway area.
A total gross floor area of 19,568.91 m² is proposed, with the majority planned as residential space, at 19,433.72 m². The remaining 219.28 m² would be ground-floor retail space facing Kingston Road at the base of the taller building. A total of 307 condominium units are planned within the two buildings, proposed in a mix of unit types catering to a variety of lifestyles. This includes 62 studio units, 100 one-bedrooms, 113 two-bedrooms, and 32 three-bedrooms.
The taller Kingston Road-fronting building would feature an entrance to a central courtyard carved through its base. This large opening in the building would serve as the building's main identifying feature, with a finish of rust-coloured metal panels giving the already prominent feature some bold colour to match. Smaller sections of this same rust-coloured finish would act as accents elsewhere on the two buildings' exteriors.
A two-level underground garage would have 295 parking spaces, while nine parking spaces are proposed at the surface. All of the proposed parking is listed as long-term, with no dedicated parking proposed for either residential visitors, or the retail unit.
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