A rezoning resubmission to the City of Toronto presents a revised proposal for a mid-rise residential development proposal just west of Islington Avenue along The Queensway in Etobicoke.

North and east building elevations, image via submission to the City of Toronto

1045 The Queensway is bounded by The Queensway to the north, St. Lawrence Avenue to the west, a single-storey commercial building to the south, and Dorchester Avenue to the east. 

Existing site conditions, image retrieved from Google Street View

This stretch of The Queensway is designated under Avenues in the Official Plan, encouraging mid-rise, mixed-use development along prescribed corridors. One of several projects reshaping the suburban arterial, an approved plan across Dorchester Avenue to the east would front The Queensway with four primarily residential buildings. 

The original application submitted in December, 2017 by Marlin Spring Developments sought to redevelop the auto shop and former restaurant occupying the site with a 12-storey, 310-unit building. The revised scheme reflects the evolving built form of the neighbourhood, and now calls for a 14-storey condominium with 325 units. 

Context plan, image via submission to the City of Toronto

No studio floor plans are proposed in the development. A total of 186 one-bedrooms, 106 two-bedrooms, and 33 three-bedrooms are outlined in the resubmission.

The Graziani + Corazza Architects-designed building begins to step back from The Queensway above the sixth floor, with a number of subsequent step backs creating private terraces on the upper levels. The C-shaped frontage helps break up the building mass along the street while accommodating an outdoor amenity space on the third floor. Indoor amenity spaces would be located on the second and third floors.

South and west building elevations, image via submission to the City of Toronto

Commercial retail space has increased from 504 m² to 613 m² and the residential lobby has been relocated to the corner of The Queensway and Dorchester Avenue. Three levels of parking would contain 330 spaces for vehicles. The building would also provide 244 bicycle parking spaces.

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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Related Companies:  Graziani + Corazza Architects, Greybrook Realty Partners, NAK Design Strategies