A proposed condominium and townhome complex at 3445 Sheppard East in Scarborough—just east of Warden Avenue—has advanced with an updated application submitted to the City of Toronto. The plan stems from applications which sought an Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment in 2013 and which were approved by City Council in 2015. An October, 2019 submission advanced the application to the Site Plan Approval (SPA) phase. The plan has now been resubmitted for SPA, introducing revisions in response to comments from City staff.
The development comes from a numbered Ontario corporation with an address that is also associated with a Toronto realtor, but no information as to a potential developer is publicly available. Designed by TAES Architect, 10 and 14-storey buildings along the site's Sheppard Avenue East frontage are proposed, along with three blocks of 3.5-storey townhomes tucked behind to the south.
The buildings would have a total gross floor area (GFA) of 30,737 m², with the majority of the space, at 29,932 m², dedicated to residential uses. The unit count of 352 condos remains unchanged from the last application, broken down in a mix of a single studio unit, 192 one-bedrooms, 115 two-bedrooms, and 44 three-bedrooms. The remaining 805 m² of space would be dedicated to retail uses along Sheppard Avenue.
At the west end of the site, a parkland dedication now includes a connection to the 10-storey building, introduced upon request of City staff. Several other minor changes have been made in response to various City divisions pertaining to landscaping, building stepbacks and setbacks, as well as technical clarifications and small changes to various building services that bring the project closer to a construction-ready status. During the lead up to the current submission, a number of variances were identified that will need approval from the Committee of Adjustment to implement the plan.
The range of finishes planned for the complex's exteriors include a window wall system framed in grey mullions, clay brick in light and dark tones, white aluminum composite panels, and wood-grain finish vinyl siding soffits. Exterior front doors would include tempered frosted glass framed in grey finishes.
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