A development proposal from Lamb Development Corp at 75 Ontario Street in the Toronto 's Old Towne of York area has been modified since the original proposal was submitted in December, 2019. Originally seeking zoning for a 34-storey mixed-use building with a 7-storey podium, in March, 2021 the developers resubmitted, now at 38 storeys.
Addressed to 75 Ontario Street on the southeast corner with Richmond Street East, the assembly also includes 69 and 71 Ontario Street, plus 429, 431, and 455 Richmond Street East. 71 Ontario Street was recently added to the assembly, increasing the size of the lot. Currently on the lots are two row 2 ½ storey rowhouses on Ontario Street, and one and two-storey commercial buildings on Richmond Street. None are heritage listed.
Proposed on the assembled lots is a slender (12.39 metre-wide) 128.45 metre-tall tower designed by architects—Alliance. The proposal has grown from a Gross Floor Area (GFA) of 16,815.9 m² to 21,652.6 m². The vast majority of the space is residential, at 21,258.6 m². At ground level, two retail spaces facing Richmond Street represent the remaining 394.0 m².
The number of residential units has increased from 251 in the original proposal to 354 units. Correspondingly, indoor amenity space has increased to 693.0 m² and outdoor amenity space to 506.0 m² for a total of 1,199 m². The original proposal saw a mix of 0 studio apartments, 179 one-bedrooms (71%), 37 two-bedrooms (15%), and 35 three-bedrooms (14%). The new proposal sees 83 studios (23%), 174 one-bedrooms (49%), 60 two-bedrooms (17%), and 37 three-bedrooms (11%).
The original proposal called for 58 resident parking spaces and 260 bicycle parking spaces (26 short and 234 long term). The revised submission would see 76 resident car parking spaces and 357 bicycle parking spaces (38 short-term and 319 long-term).
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