We recently caught up construction progress on the second phase buildings at The Kip District community on Dundas Street West near Kipling Station. Now, plans for additional buildings have been submitted to the City of Toronto for the Concert Properties project on the west side of Toronto. The latest application seeks Site Plan Approval (SPA) for the third and final phase of the master-planned development that would bring a fourth and fifth tower to the south side of the community, tucked behind the completed first and under construction second phases.

Third phase of The Kip District shaded red, base image via Concert Properties

The latest phase calls for a pair of standalone towers—one condominium and one rental building—rising atop a shared underground garage, with combined total gross floor area (GFA) of 56,445 m² and 790 residential units between the two buildings, planned entirely as residential space. The plan brings back architects IBI Group, who designed the initial buildings in the community, while the second phase buildings now under construction are designed by Quadrangle.

Looking northeast to Phase 3 of The Kip District, image via submission to City of Toronto

A 39-storey rental building would rise 115 metres high, measured to the top of a mechanical penthouse level, with a total GFA of 27,339 m². This building would contain 392 rental apartments to be owned and operated by Concert. They are planned in a mix of 60 studios, 155 one-bedrooms, 133 two-bedrooms, and 44 three-bedrooms. Concert will be exploring an affordable component in the building—similar to the 50 affordable housing suites being delivered in the community's under-construction second phase—through the City’s Open Door Affordable Housing Program.

The second building is a 37-storey condominium tower rising 117.5 metres high, measured to the top of a mechanical penthouse level, with a GFA of 29,106 m². The building would bring another 398 condominium units to the community, planned in a mix of 305 one-bedrooms, 39 two-bedrooms, 43 three-bedroom, and 11 two-storey (two-bedroom) grade-related townhome units.

Looking northwest to Phase 3 of The Kip District, image via submission to City of Toronto

Below the two buildings, a shared underground garage would extend three levels below grade, and contain 695 parking spaces in a mix of 616 resident spaces and 79 visitor spaces. A total of 880 bicycle parking spaces are also proposed, including 800 long-term spaces and 80 short-term spaces, meeting Toronto Green Standard Version 3 requirements. Access to the underground parking garage will be from an enclosed ramp off Thomas Riley Road, located at the western edge of the Site.

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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Related Companies:  Concert Properties, EQ Building Performance Inc., IBI Group, LiveRoof Ontario Inc, Quadrangle, U31