An updated application for Site Plan Approval has been submitted to the City of Toronto by Medallion Corporation and Global Architect Inc. to permit the development of a 12-storey residential building at 2270 Weston Road overlooking the Humber River. The development would replace a two-storey residential building currently on site, adding 110 rental units to the neighbourhood. 

Current street view of site from Weston Road, image retrieved from Google Earth

The site is located in the Weston area of York and backs onto the Humber River near Cruickshank Park. The development has gone through several stages of site plan approval since it was initially presented to Council in 2009.

 

Most recently, the proposal’s landscape plan was revised to include a 10 metre green space setback from the top of the Humber River bank, bringing the development’s total landscaped coverage to some 1,150 across the whole site. 

Aerial view of site looking southwest, image retrieved from Google Earth, coloured by author

South elevation of proposed development, looking north, image retrieved from Global Architect Inc.

A four-story base clad primarily of light yellow brick and precast concrete will support the building’s additional eight storeys, themselves composed of a mixture of both yellow and red/brown brick, metal framing, and glass spandrel. Facing out onto Weston Road, the building’s top four storeys step back along a 45 degree plane to retain the pedestrian perspective at street level. 

Floor plan for floors five to eight, image image retrieved from Global Architect Inc.


Of the 110 units included in the development’s current plans, 71 one bedroom units and 39 two bedroom units are proposed. Approximately 526 of outdoor amenity space will be spread across the site, along with 134 of indoor amenity space on the ground floor.  

Three levels of underground parking are proposed for the redevelopment, to include 72 spaces for residents and 17 for visitors. The garage will also include a total of 97 vertically stacked bicycle parking spaces for residents and visitors.

Additional information about this development can be found in our Database file for the project, linked below. Want to join the conversation? Check out the associated Forum thread, or leave a comment in the space provided on this page.

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