Further revisions have been made to a comprehensive plan to redevelop the land surrounding Bayview Village Shopping Centre. Official Plan and Zoning Bylaw Amendment applications were submitted to the City in 2017 and subsequently appealed to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT), where a revised proposal was submitted in January, 2020. Developers bcIMC and QuadReal have now tweaked the development again, with new renderings illustrating the bulk of changes taking place at the south edge of the site.

Bayview Village Redevelopment site plan, image via submission to the City of Toronto

The initial application included the development of two towers of 33 and 28 storeys at the south portion of the property, located at the northeast corner of Bayview and Sheppard Avenues. To the north, a 19-storey tower and two six-storey buildings were proposed alongside an above-grade parking garage and two public parks totalling 3,038 m².

The south site will host 30- and 29-storey towers, image via submission to the City of Toronto

The revised proposal submitted in January, 2020 imagined 30- and 29-storey volumes at the south end of the site, with the north tower reaching 20 storeys. The amount of proposed parkland also increased to 4,746 m².

Looking southwest at the north development site, image via submission to the City of Toronto

The latest plans will be presented to LPAT at a hearing scheduled for September. The proposed building heights, parkland dedication, and overall density remain unchanged. The general form of the north development site and parkade are maintained, but design refinements have been made to the south development site fronting Sheppard.

North site retail, image via submission to the City of Toronto

Featuring a design by Hariri Pontarini Architects and DIALOG, updated renderings illustrate adjustments to the articulation of the two towers and the podium, employing a curvilinear exoskeleton culminating in a reimagined crown. Continuous wraparound balconies on the tower and podium have been replaced by inset balconies and terraces. 

Comparing the previous and current design, image via submission to the City of Toronto

Minor adjustments to floor layouts have resulted in relocated amenity spaces and a slight reduction in the number of units from 687 to 685. A total of 1,030 units will be included across the entire development site, with 68,139 m² of retail to be included within the podiums of the towers.

South site commercial parkade, image via submission to the City of Toronto

You can learn more by visiting the project's Database file, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum thread or leave a comment in the field below.

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Related Companies:  Bousfields, Gradient Wind Engineers & Scientists, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Janet Rosenberg & Studio, McIntosh Perry, Peter McCann Architectural Models Inc., QuadReal Property Group, RJC Engineers