Plaza Partners have submitted a building proposal to the City of Toronto for a site at 6035 Bathurst Street south of Steeles Avenue. The neighbourhood could see a new 14-storey infill apartment building bringing 220 residential units, if the Zoning By-law Amendment (ZBA) is approved. 

Looking east across the street to 6035 Bathurst, residential entrance, designed by BDP Quadrangle Limited for Plaza

The site is located on the east side of Bathurst Street, approximately two blocks south of the intersection with Steeles. It is currently occupied by a single-storey Canada Post distribution centre that is being decommissioned. The greater context is the Westminster-Branson neighbourhood, which is predominantly residential and is comprised of low-, mid- and high-rise apartment towers, many of the 1960s and 1970s 'Tower-in-the-Park' typology along the arterial corridors, with low-rise dwellings within the interior of the neighbourhood. To the south and west is the western branch of the Don Valley River and its associated ravine parks.

Site of proposed building in its immediate context, image by Goldberg Group

The proposed redevelopment consists of a 14-storey residential building, designed by BDP Quadrangle. The proposed building’s height is 45.05m, excluding the mechanical penthouse.

The proposal contains a total of 220 dwelling units and 15,269 m² of residential gross floor area at a Floor Space Index (FSI) of 7.04.

Typical floor 3-9 plan, designed by BDP Quadrangle for Plaza Partners

The residential lobby entrance is oriented to Bathurst Street. Adjacent to it are the indoor amenity rooms, mail room and elevators.

The building is setback 3.0 metres from the front property line  along Bathurst. It has a 9-storey podium, the upper residential levels at floors 10-14 set back 5.5 metres from the north and south side lot lines. The front streetwall is stepped back 6.3 metres above the 9th level and a further 6.0 metres above the 12th level. This enables a 45-degree angular plane above the height of 80% of the width of the right-of-way (29.2 metres), as informed by Toronto's mid-rise angular plane standards. The mechanical penthouse is centrally located on the roof.

Building longitudinal section, designed by BDP Quadrangle for Plaza Partners

A total of 300 m² of residential indoor amenity space is proposed on the ground floor, contiguous to outdoor amenity, and another 181 m² is provided on the 2nd level (with 85 m² of outdoor amenity). Four levels of underground parking are proposed with spaces for 150 vehicles, and 160 bicycles.

Looking west to the building from Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park, designed by BDP Quadrangle for Plaza Partners

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:  BDP Quadrangle, Goldberg Group, Plaza, STUDIO tla