Following a November, 2019 rezoning resubmission, a Site Plan Approval application has been submitted to the City of Toronto for a mid-rise development proposed just west of Bathurst Street south of the 401. Pursued by Dash Developments, the Giovanni A. Tassone Architects-designed 10-storey building at 50 Neptune Drive would replace two existing walk-up apartment buildings.

50 Neptune Drive, image via submission to the City of Toronto

The previous proposal for the property sought permissions for an 11-storey residential building. The rezoning application was appealed to what was then the OMB after the City failed to respond in the prescribed time. A revised scheme for a 10-storey, 164-unit project was approved by the LPAT in December, 2019.

North elevation of 50 Neptune Drive, image via submission to the City of Toronto

With zoning approvals secured, Dash is now proceeding with its Site Plan application. The 12,318 m² development includes 24 rental replacement units in addition to the 140 condominiums planned. There would be nine studios, 108 one-bedrooms, 29 two-bedrooms, and 18 three-bedrooms in the development.

East elevation of 50 Neptune Drive, image via submission to the City of Toronto

The 38.10-metre-tall project proposes 314 m² of indoor amenity spaces and an additional 246 m² of outdoor amenity space.

South elevation of 50 Neptune Drive, image via submission to the City of Toronto

A two-level underground garage provides 129 parking spaces. A total of 134 bicycle parking spaces is entirely located on the P1 level.

West elevation of 50 Neptune Drive, image via submission to the City of Toronto

An elevation sketch highlights the materials proposed to skin the development. A brick veneer application, precast concrete panels, and fritted vision glass comprise the ground floor aesthetic, while the upper levels are similarly clad in precast concrete and vision glass. Perforated aluminum panels and aluminum spandrel separate the glass portions horizontally and cover the floor slabs. Fuchsia aluminum balcony dividers add a splash of colour to the project.

50 Neptune Drive proposed building materials, west elevation, image via submission to the City of Toronto

Submitted in late June, the Site Plan application is now being reviewed by the City.

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 in the space provided on this page.

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