In late June, 2017 developer Tribute Communities submitted plans to the City of Toronto seeking rezoning to permit a 36-storey, Graziani + Corazza Architects-designed condominium tower on the northeast corner of Yonge and Soudan, just south of Eglinton in the heart of Midtown Toronto. Two years after the initial submission, the project known as Y&S Condos advanced through a July, 2019 settlement at the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT), conditionally approving the high-rise development. A follow-up application seeking Site Plan Approval (SPA) was submitted last September.

Looking northeast to Y&S Condos, image via submission to City of Toronto

Now, a revised SPA application has landed at City Planning, meeting the conditions set out in the LPAT settlement. The building is now proposed to rise 35 storeys, reduced by one floor, and from 124 to 121.3 metres in height, and also implementing reductions to the building's residential, commercial office and retail areas.

The updated plan calls for a total gross floor area (GFA) of 29,608 m², reduced from the 2017 plan's GFA of 31,305 m². This is broken down into a mix of 21,075 m² (reduced from 22,434 m²) of residential space, 417 m² (reduced from 603 m²) of retail space, and 8,116 m² (reduced from 8,267 m²) of office space. Taking up 72% of the total GFA, the residential component is set to include 304 units (increased from 288) in a mix of 22 studios, 154 one-bedrooms, 98 two-bedrooms, and 30 three-bedrooms.

Looking north to Y&S Condos, image via submission to City of Toronto

The revised settlement SPA addresses a long list of comments from various City divisions and agencies that responded to the September, 2019 SPA submission. Minor revisions and clarifications include changes to the proposed landscaping and pedestrian right-of-way, residential amenity spaces, vehicle and service access, as well as the addition of a ground-level canopy. 

Podium, Y&S Condos, image via submission to City of Toronto

Architectural plans provide a list of exterior materials proposed for the tower, including a mix of clear and spandrel glazing with black mullions, black*tinted precast concrete panels, frameless curtainwall glazing, an exterior insulation finishing system, and touches of white marble at ground level.

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:  EQ Building Performance Inc., Graziani + Corazza Architects, Tribute Communities