An application for Site Plan Approval has been submitted for a multi-building residential development at 4000 Eglinton Avenue West in the Toronto borough of Etobicoke. Notting Hill Condominiums by Lanterra Developments will replace a now-shuttered and sprawling Plant World location with four residential towers designed by IBI Group.

Block A, Notting Hill Condominiums, image via submission to the City of Toronto

The initial rezoning application for the site dates back to 2015 and proposed 1,900 residential units across five towers of 18, 24, 27, 30, and 33 storeys. An appeal to the then-OMB was filed after the City's lack of a decision on the application within the time prescribed, finally resulting in a settlement offer approved in early 2018. The revised scheme proposed 1,360 units spanning a 21-storey tower and three 25-storey ones, with retail provided at grade. 

Block B, Notting Hill Condominiums, image via submission to the City of Toronto

The Site Plan application submitted in June, 2020 revises the number of units downwards to 1,275, but maintains the floor count of each building. A total of 96 bachelors, 599 one-bedrooms, 444 two-bedrooms, and 136 three-bedrooms constitute the residential program. A 1,900 m² retail component, to be housed within the proposed pair of podiums, is also proposed.

Site plan, image via submission to the City of Toronto

The project is comprised of two development blocks located to the east of a planned 2,756 m² public park. Block A, positioned in the middle of the property, will host two 25-storey towers joined by a six-storey central podium, which will be topped by an outdoor 590 m² amenity space. A new public road wrapping around the block, with entry and exit points from Eglinton Avenue West, will provide access to a rear pick-up and drop-off area.

Block A and B elevations, image via submission to the City of Toronto

Block B partially bridges over a driveway extending from the new public road, providing vehicular access to the second development parcel. Block B will contain towers of 21and 25 storeys, linked together by another six-storey podium crowned by a 345 m² outdoor amenity space.

Block A north elevation, Notting Hill Condominiums, image via submission to the City of Toronto

An underground garage will hold 1,314 vehicular spaces, while 1,038 residential bicycle spaces will be provided alongside 18 non-residential spots for bicycle parking. 

Block B north elevation, Notting Hill Condominiums, image via submission to the City of Toronto

Architectural plans submitted with the Site Plan application provide a look at the proposed building envelope. Glazing, metal cladding, and multi-coloured canopies wrap the ground level retail element. The podium and tower are visually similar, both boasting precast and brick masonry sections.

Block A retail elevation, image via submission to the City of Toronto

The future 9.2 km Crosstown LRT extension west of Mount Dennis is proposed to have a station at Royal York and Eglinton, a short walking distance from 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 below.

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