Approaching five years since a plan was submitted to the City of Toronto seeking Site Plan Approval (SPA) for a mid-rise condominium development at 350 Davenport Road, the proposed BBB Architects-designed boutique luxury condo is back with a refined plan. The development was first submitted in 2015, with multiple resubmissions in the years since, culminating in the latest April, 2020 submission for SPA.

350 Davenport Road, image via submission to City of Toronto

The latest changes to the plan include an increase in height, with the plan rising from seven to eight storeys to a new proposed height of approximately 30 metres. The ultra-slender massing results from the constrained mid-block site, the proposed density squeezed between the adjacent low-rise brick commercial buildings to either side. 

Site of the proposal, house visible with the wood fence, image via Google Street View

A total gross floor area of 1,391.6 m² is proposed primarily as residential, but the building would also feature a two-floor 117.1 m² retail space entered from Davenport Road. A glass block-floored walkway in front of the ground level of the shop doubles as a skylight, allowing natural light to penetrate its lower level. Above, a total of just six high-end condominium units are planned for the building, increased from the initial plan's five units. Three suites would occupy a full floor, three have bi-level layouts. Most suites are accessed via an elevator and emergency stairwells that open up directly into units.

350 Davenport Road, image via submission to City of Toronto

Architectural plans indicate a range of materials proposed for the cladding, with the main exterior envelope in bronze-coloured prefinished aluminum panels, plus complementing flashing and fins. Other materials proposed include grey aluminum panels, tempered laminated glass balcony guards, and a patterned metal screen at ground level.

Street level at 350 Davenport Road, image via submission to City of Toronto

Eight parking spaces are proposed in a stacker system accessed from the rear laneway, while eight bicycle parking lockers are housed on the single underground level.

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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