A vacant lot on Royal York Road a few blocks north of Eglinton Avenue in Etobicoke is the subject of Zoning Bylaw Amendment and Site Plan Approval applications to the City of Toronto seeking the development of a four-storey seniors' building. Formerly occupied by a gas station and auto service shop, the site at 1455 Royal York Road is bounded by Royal York to the west, Chapman Road to the north, and Renault Crescent to the east.

Looking north from Royal York, image via submission to the City of Toronto

Sunrise Senior Living has retained Turner Fleischer Architects on the four-storey development, which would contain 7,842 m² of residential space. A total of 94 assisted living and memory care units are proposed, complemented by 1,377 m² of indoor amenity area, which includes a lounge, bistro, parlour, dining halls and activity rooms.

Subject site, image via submission to the City of Toronto

Building entrances would be provided on both Chapman and Royal York Road, with an additional entrance providing access to a private outdoor 520 m² amenity space at the rear of the building along Renault Crescent. A network of pedestrian pathways and landscaped spaces animate the perimeter.

Looking west from Renault Crescent, image via submission to the City of Toronto

All 50 proposed vehicular parking spaces would be provided across one level of underground parking. Eight short-term bicycle spaces would also be provided at grade.

Looking southeast from Royal York and Chapman, image via submission to the City of Toronto

The building would be clad in a combination of glazed and opaque surfaces. Architectural plans included with the development application indicate a variety of materials would makeup the exterior, with precast, brick, metal panel, and aluminum cladding proposed.

Looking north from Royal York, image via submission to the City of Toronto

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:  Turner Fleischer Architects