Rezoning and Site Plan Approval applications have been submitted to the City of Toronto seeking permission to redevelop a property just north of Dupont on Bathurst into a nine-storey self-storage facility. The site at 1109 Bathurst Street, which extends east to a pair of semi-detached dwellings at 246 and 248 Albany Avenue, is currently occupied by a car wash and extensive paving. 

Looking northeast from Bathurst Street, image via submission to the City of Toronto

The 13,567 m² development is designed by Paul Hastings Architect and Rick Brown & Associates Inc. that reads as a warehouse building, paying deference to the neighbourhood's historical industrial character. A mix of brick and metal cladding joins sandstone cornices, glass spandrel, and steel canopies to comprise the disparate building envelope. 

Aerial view looking northeast, image via submission to the City of Toronto

The west portion of the ground floor would contain 89 m² of administrative office space directly accessible from Bathurst Street. The ground floor would also contain self-storage lockers, servicing areas, and an internalized one-way driveway serving 12 parking and two loading spaces within the building. The remaining levels above would be exclusively devoted to self-storage lockers.

Four short-term bicycle spaces would be situated just south of the main entrance, with an additional two long-term bicycle spaces located adjacent to the garage entrance off Bathurst. 

Site plan, 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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