Last week, we brought you news about a mid-rise rental development proposed on Bloor Street West near High Park, one of an increasing number of proposals to increase density on this street served by a subway line. Another development application recently submitted to the City proposes similar intensification on the Line 2 corridor, this time west of the Humber River in Etobicoke.
Tridel proposes to develop 3100-3200 Bloor Street West and 4 to 8 Montgomery Road, located between Islington and Royal York subway stations and just east of Mimico Creek, with a 13-storey condominium. The property is currently occupied by a car dealership and a car rental location, associated surface parking lots, and three two-storey detached homes. An elevated portion of Line 2 bisects the site, creating two parcels connected by a passage beneath the subway bridge where it rises to cross Mimico Creek. Only the portion of the site south of the subway tracks is proposed for redevelopment at this time.
The mid-rise project, designed by Kirkor Architects and sporting a U-shaped form, would contain 443 m² of retail on the ground floor facing Bloor Street, and 319 condominium suites above. A total of 89 one-bedrooms, 214 two-bedrooms, and 16 three-bedroom units are proposed.
The residential lobby anchors the corner of Bloor Street West and Montgomery Road, with a total of 598 m² of indoor amenity spaces situated north of the lobby towards the internal driveway, which will be accessible from Montgomery. The driveway also provides access to the three-level underground garage, where 449 parking spaces are planned. Split between the garage and ground floor, the project would include 251 bicycle spaces.
A total of 375 m² of outdoor amenity spaces are proposed at grade to the rear of the building, with an additional 268 m² located on the fifth floor adjacent to a secondary 40 m² indoor amenity area.
Some residential units will be located at-grade along the eastern and western edges of the building, facing a quieter side street and parkland respectively. The design employs a number of setbacks on the northern, eastern, and southern edges to create a terraced building envelope. Preliminary cladding materials include precast concrete and window wall, with curtain wall being applied to the storefronts.
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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