Official Plan Amendment, Zoning Bylaw Amendment, and Site Plan Approval resubmissions include new visuals for Freed Developments' hybrid residential-office proposal at 316-328 Dupont Street. ANX—an abbreviated reference to the Annex neighbourhood in which the project is proposed—would contain 115 units across a 13-storey residential volume, with an attached office component rising nine storeys to the east.

Looking northeast to ANX, image via submission to the City of Toronto

Freed's previous plan would have installed 19- and nine-storey towers on the site, but a decision by the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) would later place a 50-metre height limit on the property. Freed returned to the table with a new scheme for a 13-storey condominium, which was followed up by the current plan, which utilizes the property at 316 Dupont to add an office element to the mix.

South elevation, image via submission to the City of Toronto

Climbing to a height of 48 metres to the top of the mechanical penthouse, the Teeple Architects-designed development calls for 10,040 m² of residential space and 1,574 m² of commercial retail space at the 328 Dupont Street portion of the property. A further 923 m² of commercial retail would animate the public realm along the frontage of 316 Dupont Street, with 2,213 m² of office space located above.

North elevation, image via submission to the City of Toronto

The 115 residential units are split between 35 one-bedroom plans, 61 two-bedrooms, and 19 three-bedrooms. Although lower than the amount of indoor amenity space mandated, the relatively small 109 m² interior common area is supplemented by a larger-than-required 369 m² outdoor amenity space at the mechanical penthouse level. Three levels of underground parking will hold 192 of vehicular spaces, with 115 long-term and 34 short-term bicycle spaces also proposed. 

Office podium, image via submission to the City of Toronto

New renderings included with the resubmission highlight the materials to be used on exterior of the building, particularly the podium levels. An aluminum curtain wall system with shadow-box spandrel panels would be employed on the ground floor and the entirety of the office volume. Stone-clad piers articulate the podium of the office portion, while white precast panels provide horizontal and vertical accents to the residential component. A combination of window wall and painted dark grey spandrel comprises the exterior of the 13-storey residential volume.

Retail podium, looking west, 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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